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Published August 10, 2015


Photo of the Week: American John Isner (6'10") congratulates Japanese
player Kei Nishikori (5'10") for winning the Citi Open championship

zzWeek of August 3-9, 2015  

Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC
STANFORD, USA
AUGUST 03 - AUG 09
Last year Isingles Ichampion:
Serena Williams (USA)
Tier:
Premier
IPrize Money: v$226,750

ISurface:
Hard

SINGLES

(4) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) dVarvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-2, 7-5

(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d (8) Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-3, 6-1

(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d (4) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

 
ITourn. Director Vickie Gunnarson  Draw:
S-28 D-16

DOUBLES

Y.Xu (CHN) / S.Zheng (CHN) d K.Bondarenko (UKR) / T.Maria (GER) 6-2, 6-4

(2) A.Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A.Parra Santonja (ESP) d G.Dabrowski (CAN) / A.Rosolska (POL) 6-3, 6-2

(Y.Xu (CHN) / S.Zheng (CHN) d (2) A.Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A.Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-1, 6-3

WTA Tour
   

Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

CITI OPEN
WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A.
AUGUST 03 - AUG 09
Last year Isingles Ichampion:
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
Tier:
International
IPrize Money: v$226,750

ISurface:
Hard

SINGLES

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d (1) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 4-6, 6-3, 0-0(ret)

Sloane Stephens (USA) d (2) Sam Stosur (AUS) 7-6(4), 6-0.

Sloane Stephens (USA) d Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-1, 6-2

 
ITourn. Director vJeff Newman  Draw:
S-28, D-16

DOUBLES

(4) B.Bencic (SUI) / K.Mladenovic (FRA) d (1) A.Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A.Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-2, 6-2

(3) L.Arruabarrena (ESP) / A.Klepac (SLO) d I.Falconi (USA) / M.Niculescu (ROU) (wo)

(4) B.Bencic (SUI) / K.Mladenovic (FRA) d (3) L.Arruabarrena (ESP) / A.Klepac (SLO) 7-5, 7-6(7)

WTA Tour
   

Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

CITI OPEN
WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A.
AUGUST 03 - 09 2015
Last year Isingles Ichampion:
Milos Raonic (CAN)
Tier: 500
IPrize Money: I$1,753,020

ISurface:
Hard

SINGLES

(8) John Isner (USA) d Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(9)

(2) Kei Nishikori (JPN) d (3) Marin Cilic (CRO) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

(2) Kei Nishikori (JPN) d (8) John Isner (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

ITourn. Director vJeff Newman  Draw:
S-48 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) B.Bryan (USA) / M.Bryan (USA) d R.Bopanna (IND) / F.Mergea (ROU) 6-3, 6-4

(2) I.Dodig (CRO) / M.Melo (BRA) d (4) M.Matkowski (POL) / N.Zimonjic (SRB) 6-0, 6-4

(1) B.Bryan (USA) / M.Bryan (USA) d (2) I.Dodig (CRO) / M.Melo (BRA) 6-4, 6-2

ATP Tour
   

Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

GENERALI OPEN
KITZBUHEL, AUSTRIA
AUGUST 03 - 08 2015
Last year Isingles Ichampion:
David Goffin (BEL)
Tier: 250
IPrize Money: I€494,310

ISurface:
Clay

SINGLES

(6) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) d (1) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-0, 7-6(6)

Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) d Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-4, 6-3

(6) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) d Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

ITourn. Director vJeff Collet  Draw:
S-28 D-16

DOUBLES

N.Almagro (ESP) / C.Berlocq (ARG) d M.(3) Fyrstenberg (POL) / S.Gonzalez (MEX) 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 10-4

R.Haase (NED) / H.Kontinen (FIN) d (2) A.Bergemann (GER) / L.Kabot (POL) 6-3, 7-6(6)

N.Almagro (ESP) / C.Berlocq (ARG) d R.Haase (NED) / H.Kontinen (FIN) 5-7, 6-3, 11-9

ATP Tour
   



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Women's Tour

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC
STANFORD, USA
AUGUST 03 - AUG 09

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SINGLES DRAW - KERBER WINS STANFORD, TIES SERENA


Photo: David Gonzales


Photo:Jeff Chiu, AP

Angelique Kerber battled past WTA Rising Star Karolina Pliskova in a marathon to win the Bank Of The West Classic, tying Serena Williams for most WTA titles this year.
For two hours and seven minutes the two players put on a show in front of an enthralled center court crowd, Pliskova the aggressor with her huge serve and easy power off the ground and Kerber's rock solid lefty game sending just about everything back across the net, with some interest, of course.

While no. 4 seed Pliskova did not have to face any seeded players in her draw, no. 5 seed Kerber had top battle the no. 2 seed Radwanska and the no. 8 seed Svitolina. The match against Radwanska ended 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Wow! Kerber on fire! And Radwanska, winning the opening set, showed us her struggle is not over yet. Check out the highlights of this match!


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  • 1 (WC) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN). R1: Bye. R2: Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 4-6, 2-6. Wozniacki out in R2.
  • 2 (WC) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL). R1: Bye. R2: Misaki Doi (JPN) 1-6, 6-2, 6-0. Q: (Angelique Kerber (GER) 6-4, 4-6, 4-6. Radwanska out in the Quarters.
  • 3 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: Alison Riske (USA) 4-6, 4-6. Suarez Navarro out in R2.
  • FINALIST 4 Karolina Pliskova (CZE). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 7-5, 6-2. Q: Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) 6-2, 6-4. S: Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-2, 7-5. F: (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 3-6, 7-5, 4-6
  • CHAMPION 5 Angelique Kerber (GER) R1: Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 6-1, 6-3. R2: Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-4, 6-3. Q: (2) (WC) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 S:(8) Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. F: (4) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. CHAMPION
  • 6 Andrea Petkovic (GER). R1: Carina Witthoeft (GER) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3. R2: Mona Barthel GER) 7-5, 2-6, 6-7(4). Petkovic out in R2
  • 7 Madison Keys (USA). R1: Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 6-3, 6-0. R2: Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) 6-1, 4-6, 1-6. Keyes out in R2.
  • 8 Elina Svitolina (UKR). R1: (Q) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. R2: (Q) Nicole Gibbs (USA) 6-3, 7-6(5). Alison Riske (USA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. S: (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 6-4, 4-6, 4-6. Svitolina out in the Semis.
  • Best Qualifier: Misaki Doi (JPN, Nicole Gibbs (USA), Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) - R2
  • Best WC: (2) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) - Quarters
  • Best Unseeded: Varvara Lepchenko (USA) - Semis

DOUBLES DRAW - Chinese power team Xu / Zheng win Stanford title

Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) / Saisai Zheng (CHN) d (2) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-1, 6-3


Photo: Ezra Shaw, Getty Images


CITI OPEN
WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A.
AUGUST 03 - AUG 09

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SINGLES DRAW - SLOANE WINS FIRST TITLE IN WASHINGTON


Photo: Mike Lawrence, Citi Open


Photo: EFE

WTA Rising Star Sloane Stephens capped a breakthrough week at the Citi Open, outslugging a fellow former Top 15 player to capture the first WTA title of her career.
Before this week, Stephens had never even reached a WTA final - in fact the World No.35 was the only player in the Top 40 never to achieve the feat. But she finally shook that tag with a semifinal win over the No.2 seed, Samantha Stosur, and then cruised past Pavlyuchenkova in her first final, 6-1, 6-2.


Photo: Peter Staples, Citi Open

  • 1 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS). R1: Alison Van Uitvanck (BEL) 7-5, 7-5. R2: (Q) Naomi Broady (GBR). Q: (6) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. S: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-4, 3-6, 0-0(ret) Makarova out in the Semis.
  • 2 Sam Stosur (AUS). R1: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-2, 6-2. R2: Irina Falconi (USA) 6-1, 7-5. Q: Monica Niculescu 4-0(ret) S: Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-7(4), 0-6. F: Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-7(4), 0-6. Stosur out in the Semis
  • 3 Belinda Bencic (SUI). R1: Tereza Smitkova (CZE) 7-5, 6-4. R2: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2-6, 4-6. Bencic out in R2.
  • 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS). R1: (Q) Sanaz Marand (USA) 6-2, 6-4. R2: Sloane Stephens (USA) wo. (injury to lower left leg) Kuznetsova out in R2.
  • 5 Alize Cornet (FRA). R1: An-Sophie Mestach (BEL) 6-3, 6-3. R2: (WC) Louisa Chirico (USA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(4). Cornet out in R2.
  • 6 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU). R1: Madison Brengle (USA) 6-4, 6-0. R2: Polona Hercog (SLO) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Q: (1) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 4-6, 6-2, 1-6. Begu out in the Quarters.
  • 7 (WC) CoCo Vandeweghe (USA). R1: Christina McHale (USA) 2-6, 6-4, 4-6. Vandeweghe out in R1.
  • 8 Zarina Dyas (KAZ). R1: Lauren Davis (USA) 5-7, 1-2(ret) Dyas out in R1.
  • FINALIST Anastasia Pvlyuchenkova (RUS). R1: Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 7-6(2), 7-6(3). R2: (3) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 6-4. Q: Christina McHale (USA) 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(5). S: (1) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 4-6, 6-3, 0-0(ret). F: Sloane Stephens (USA) 1-6, 2-6.
  • CHAMPION Sloane Stephens (USA). R1: Magda Linette (POL) 6-2, 6-1. R2: (4) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) (wo). Q: (WC) Louisa Chirico (USA) 6-4, 6-4. S: (2) Sam Stosur Aus) 7-6(4), 6-0. F: Anastasia Pvlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-1, 6-2. CHAMPION
  • Best Qualifier: Naomi Broady (GBR) in R2
  • Best WC: Louisa Chirico (USA) in
  • Best Unseeded: Margarita

DOUBLES DRAW - Bencic / Mladenovic win Citi Open doubles title

(4) Belinda Bencic (SUI) / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d (3) lara Arruabarrena (ESP / Andreja Klepac (SLO) 7-5, 7-6(7)


Photo: Citi Open


 


Men's Tour

CITI OPEN
WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A.
AUGUST 03 - 09 2015

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SINGLES DRAW - Nishikori Wins 10th Title


Photo: Citi Open


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Kei Nishikori rallied from an early deficit to down home hope John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Citi Open final.
Isner snatched the opener with a pair of screaming forehand returns in the 10th game, earning the first break of the match. Nishikori would fight back, opening the second set with an immediate break and consolidating to love for 2-0. Isner received treatment on his right shoulder after the third game and the Japanese refused to relinquish his advantage, sending the final encounter to a one-set sprint. In the third, Nishikori did not let his foot off the gas, grabbing a break in the third game and holding serve to the finish line.


Photo: Peter Staples, Citi Open

  • 1 Andy Murray (GBR). R1: Bye. R2: Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4). Murray out in R2.
  • CHAMPION 2 Kei Nishikori (JPN). R1: Bye. R2: James Duckworth (AUS) 6-7(8), 6-1, 6-4. R3: (16) Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4, 6-4. Q: Sam Groth (AUS) 6-4, 6-4. S: (3) Marin Cilic (CRO) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. F: (8) John Isner (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 CHAMPION
  • 3 Marin Cilic (CRO). R1: Bye. R2: Hyeon Chung (KOR) 7-6(2), 6-3. R3: (13) Sam Querrey (USA) 7-6(2), 7-6(3). Q: Alexander Zverev (GER) 7-5, 7-6(3). S: (2) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-3, 1-6, 4-6. Cilic out in the Semis.
  • 4 Richard Gasquet (FRA). R1: Bye. R2: Giles Muller (LUX) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. R3: (15) Jack Sock (USA) 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 4-6. Gasquet out in R3
  • 5 Kevin Anderson (RSA). R1: Bye. R2: Alexander Zverev (GER) 6-2, 3-6, 4-6. Anderson out in R2
  • 6 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Guido Pella (ARG) 7-6(1), 6-4. R3: Steve Johnson (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 3-6. Dimitrov out in R3
  • 7 Feliciano Lopez (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: (WC) Leyton Hewitt (AUS) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. R3: Sam Groth (AUS) 3-6, 4-6. Lopez out in R3.
  • FINALIST 8 John Isner (USA). R1: Bye. R2: Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) 6-3, 7-6(5) R3: (12) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-4, 7-6(6). Q: Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. S: Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(9). F: (2) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-4, 4-6, 4-6
  • 9 Viktor Troicki (SRB). R1: Bye. R2: Sam Groth (AUS) 3-6, 4-6. Troicki out in R2
  • 10 Ivo Karlovic (CRO). R1: Bye. R2: Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 4-6, 6-7(2). Karlovic out in R2
  • 11 Bernard Tomic (AUS). R1: Bye. R2: Steve Johnson (USA) 7-6(7), 4-6, 2-6. Tomic out in R2
  • 12 Vasek Pospisil (CAN). R1: Bye. R2: Donald Young (USA) 7-5, 6-3. R3: (8) John Isner (USA) 4-6, 6-7(6). Pospisil out in R3.
  • 13 Sam Querrey (USA). R1: Bye. R2: Go Soeda (JPN) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. R3: (3) Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-7(2), 6-7(3). Querrey out in R3.
  • 14 Pablo Cuevas (URU). R1: Bye. R2: Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 3-6, 3-6. Cuevas out in R2.
  • 15 Jack Sock (USA). R1: Bye. R2: Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 7-6(7), 6-3. R3: (4) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-4. Q: Steve Johnson (USA) 6-7(5), 1-6. Sock out in the Quarters
  • 16 Leonardo Mayer (ARG). R1: Bye. R2: Blaz Rola (SLO) 7-6(2), 6-7(3), 6-4. R3: (2) Kei Nishikori (JPN). 4-6, 4-6. Mayer out in R3.
  • Best Qualifier: All out in R1.
  • Best WC: Lleyton Hewitt in R2
  • Best Unseeded: Ricardas Berankis (LTU) Quarters

DOUBLES DRAW - Bryans Claim 108th Title

(1) Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) d Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) 6-4, 6-2


Photo:Peter Staples, Citi Open
Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won their 108th ATP World Tour team title on Sunday at the Citi Open.
The Americans defeated second seeds and reigning Roland Garros champions Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in a rematch of their final at the Grand Slam on clay in Paris. The Bryans won 6-4, 6-2 to clinch the ATP World Tour 500-level crown in Washington, D.C.



GENERALI OPEN
KITZBÜHEL, AUSTRIA
AUGUST 03 - 08 2015

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SINGLES DRAW - Local Resident Kohlschreiber Captures Kitzbühel Crown


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Photo: DR

Local resident Philipp Kohlschreiber, who cycled from his house to the Kitzbühel Tennis Club each day this week, completed a dream week Saturday by lifting his sixth ATP World Tour title.
Kohlschreiber, the runner-up in 2012 (l. to Haase), became the first German champion in the Open Era at the Generali Open after overcoming qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final, which lasted one hour and 42 minutes.


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  • 1 Dominic Thiem (AUT). R1: Bye. R2: Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 1-6, 7-6(6) 6-4. Q: (LL) Albert Montanes (ESP) 7-6(3), 3-2(ret). S: 6 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 0-6, 6-7(6). Thiem out in the Semis.
  • 2 Andreas Seppi (ITA). R1: Bye. R2: Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 5-7, 0-3(ret). Seppi out in R2
  • 3 Fabio Fognini (ITA). R1: Bye. R2: (WC) Dennis Novak (AUT) 6-1, 6-2. Q: (6) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-7(0), 4-6. Fognini Out in the Quarters.
  • 4 Martin Klizan (SVK). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Paul-Henri Methieu (FRA) 3-6, 5-7. Klizan out in R2
  • 5 Juan Monaco (ARG). R1: Robin Haase (NED) 6-2, 1-1(ret). Monaco out in R1.
  • CHAMPION 6 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER). R1: (Q) Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3. R2: Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-0, 6-2. Q: (3) Fabio Fognini (ITA) 7-6(0), 6-4. S: (1) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-0, 7-6(6). F: (Q) Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 CHAMPION
  • 7 Jiri Vesely (CZE). R1: (PR) Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 7-6(2), 5-7, 4-6. Vesely out in R1
  • 8 Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP). R1: Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 3-6, 4-6. Ramos-Vinolas out in R1
  • FINALIST (Q) Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA). R1: (Q) Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-2, 6-2. R2: (4) Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-3, 7-5. Q: Frederico Delbonis (ARG) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3. S: (PR) Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-4, 6-3. F: (6) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-2, 2-6, 2-6.
  • Best Qualifier: Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
  • Best WC: Dennis Novak (AUS) and Jurgen Melzer (AUS) in R2
  • Best Unseeded: (PR) Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

DOUBLES DRAW - Battle of the unseeded - Almagro/Berlocq Capture Kitzbühel Doubles Title

Nicolas Almagro (ESP) / Carlos Berlocq (ARG) d Robin Haase (NED) / Henri Kontinen (FIN) 5-7, 6-3, 11-9


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Nicolas Almagro and Carlos Berlocq captured their first ATP World Tour doubles team title on Saturday at the Generali Open in Kitzbühel.
The Spanish-Argentinean team defeated Robin Haase and Henri Kontinen 5-7, 6-3, 11-9 in an 88-minute final. The unseeded Champion's run through the draw was highlighted by taking out the no. 1 seeds Inglot/Lindstedt in round 1 and the no. 3 seeds Fyrstenberg/Gonzalez in hard fought tiebreaker sets.


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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Agnieszka Radwanska dropped out of Top 10 to 14 while Karolina Pliskova moved up to 8 from 11.
Sloane Stephens moved up 6 to 29.
DOUBLES: Yi-Fan Xu moved from 55 to 38 and her partner Saisai Zheng moved up from 82 to 56.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

12371
 

1
Mirza, Sania

9355

2
Sharapova, Maria

6386
 

2
Hingis, Martina

8865

3
Halep, Simona

5151
 

3
Makarova, Ekaterina

7045

4
Kvitova, Petra

4995
 

3
Vesnina, Elena

7045

5
Wozniacki, Caroline

4905
 

5
Mattek-Sands, Beth.

6175

6
Ivanovic, Ana

3706
 

6
Šafárová, Lucie

5210

7
Šafárová, Lucie

3465
 

7
Mladenovic, Kristina

5289

8
Pliskova, Karolina

3335
 

8
Black, Cara

4714

9
Muguruza, Garbine

3315
 

9
Pennetta, Flavia

4515

10
Suárez-Navarro,Carla

3195
 

10
10
Kops-Jones, Raquel
Spears, Abigail

4495
4495

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori traded places in the Top 10. John Isner moved
up 6 to no. 12 while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga moved down 12 to no. 24. Philipp Kohlschreiber gaines 11 to no. 28
and Steve Johnson moved up 12 to 43. Biggest mover in the Top 100: Paul-Henri Matthieu gained 31 to no. 78.
DOUBLES: Rohan Bopanna moves back up 1 into the Top 10 while Nenad Zimonjic falls back down 2 to no. 12.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

13755
 

1
Bryan, Bob

11370

2
Federer, Roger

9065
 

1
Bryan, Mike

11370

3
Murray, Andy

7840
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

7410

4
Nishikori, Kei

6025
 

4
Dodig, Ivan

7095

5
Wawrinka, Stan

5745
 

5
Tecau, Horia

6780

6
Berdych, Tomas

5140
 

6
Rojer, Jean-Julien

6780

7
Ferrer, David

4295
 

7
Fognini, Fabio

4690

8
Cilic, Marin

3585
 

8
Mergea, Florin

4550

9
Nadal, Rafael

3500
 

9
Bolelli, Simone

4510

10
Raonic, Milos

3245
 

10
Bopanna, Rohan

4420

 

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ROGERS CUP
TORONTO, CANADA
AUG 10 - AUG 16

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Premier
Prize Money: $2,377,305
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Karl Hale
Draw: S-56 D-24

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Serena Williams (USA)
  • 2 Simona Halep (ROU)
  • 3 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • 4 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
  • 5 Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
  • 6 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
  • 7 Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • 8 Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • 9 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • 10 Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  • 11 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • 12 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • 13 Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • 14 Venus Williams (USA)
  • 15 Sara Errani (ITA)
  • 16 Andrea Petkovic (GER)

Plus: Pennetta, Stosur, Jankovic, Bouchard, Azarenka, Stephens, Cibulkova

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND)
  • 2 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) / Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  • 3 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • 4 Caroline Garcia (FRA) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
  • 5 Casey Dellacqua (AUS) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
  • 6 Sara Errani )ITA) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • 7 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • 8 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)

Plus: Jankovic/Vinci, Bencic/Cibulkova, Gavrilova/Halep

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Roberta Vinci (ITA) / Sara Errani (ITA)

 

ROGERS CUP
MONTREAL, CANADA
AUGUST 10 - 16 2015

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Masters 1000
Prize Money: $3,587,490
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Eugène Lapierre
Draw: S-56 D-24

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  • 2 Andy Murray (GBR)
  • 3 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
  • 4 Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • 5 Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • 6 Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • 7 Rafa Nadal (ESP)
  • 8 Milos Raonic (CAN)
  • 9 Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • 11 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • 12 Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • 13 David Goffin (BEL)
  • 14 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
  • 15 Gael Monfils (FRA)
  • 16 John Isner (USA)

Plus: Sock, Thiem, Verdasco, Kyrgios, Chardy, Karlovic, Johnson, Querrey, Tomic

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
  • 2 Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA)
  • 3 Jean-Julien Rojer (FRA) / Horia Tecau (ROU)
  • 4 Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Florin Mergea (ROU)
  • 5 Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)
  • 6 Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA)
  • 7 Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS)
  • 8 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA)

Plus: Monfils/Tsonga, Hewitt/Kyrgios, Djokovic/Tipsarevic, A.Murray/Paes, Berdych/Sock, Fognini/Robredo, Goffin/Thiem

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA)


Maria Bueno


Photo: International Tennis Hall of Fame

HISTORY (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

CITIZENSHIP: Brazil
BORN: October 10, 1939 (75)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Sao Paulo, Brazil
PLAYED: Right-handed


Maria Bueno’s impact on South American tennis, particularly in her native Brazil, was so profound that in 1959 she was issued a postal stamp honoring her Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championships, won in both 1959 and 1960. The “Correios de Brasil,” stamp serves as a historical marker and tribute to the remarkable career Bueno forged as a player who put both a region and women’s tennis on her back, both figuratively and literally.


Photo:Wikipedia

Bueno won 19 of 35 major singles, doubles and mixed doubles opportunities, a 54 percent victory rate in the majors. You earn your own stamp and immortality in Newport when you become the first non-US woman to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals in the same year (1959). In tennis history, only eight woman players have won three Wimbledon and U.S. Championships in their career, and Bueno is among that elite group. She solidified herself as the preeminent player of the 1960s by being ranked No. 1 in the world in 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1966, and ranks 12th all-time on the list of major singles winners. Twelve of her 19 major titles were won in doubles, with six different partners of varying skills and techniques, capturing a doubles Grand Slam in 1960.

The word legend and Maria Bueno’s name are indelibly linked together.

Bueno went about her tennis business with both grace and style, flair and artistry, leading tennis writers of the era to bestow praise. In his “Tennis Encyclopedia,” Bud Collins wrote “… the incomparably balletic and flamboyant Bueno. Volleying beautifully, playing with breathtaking boldness and panache, the lithe Brazilian became the first South American women to win the Wimbledon singles.” In Wimbledon: The Hidden Dream, Gwen Robyns penned, “She looked like an exotic Siamese cat as she roamed the court. Maria was sinuous, sensuous and feminine. The called her the Queen of Wimbledon.” In his book 100 Wimbledon Championships, A Celebration, fellow Hall of Famer John Barrett waxed poetically, writing, “Between 1959 and 1964 we were treated to three regal wins from the artistic racket of the elegant queen of Brazilian tennis, Maria Bueno. Here was poetry in motion whose every movement combined the grass of a ballet dancer with the controlled power of a top gymnast.”


Photo: Wimbledon.org

Newspaper headlines proclaimed: “Maria – She’s Bueno.”

Bueno merged dominant tennis with her inherent beauty. She was glamorous and chic on court, wearing specially designed dresses created by the incomparable Hall of Famer Ted Tinling. All this did what magnify Bueno’s appeal to a global audience. While she was beloved in Brazil, her Wimbledon victory in 1959 leading to a parade on the streets of São Paulo – and throughout South America, she was developing a worldwide following that adored her game, her style and panache.

The 5-foot-6 Bueno had long, trim legs and brown hair cut short and tucked behind her ears. She had no formal coaching and traveled the world unchaperoned. She won the Brazilian Senior Nationals as a 15-year-old in 1954, adding to her collection of age group category (14-year, 18-year and 21-year) championships as a prodigious teenager. In late 1957 he left her native São Paulo and made her first international splash by winning the prestigious Orange Bowl Championship in Florida. She played the Caribbean Circuit and soon made her way to Europe, where her exploits at Wimbledon over the next placed her into the tennis hierarchy and earned her icon status. When Bueno defeated Shirley Bloomer, England’s best player, and Lorraine Coughlin, Australia’s best player (3-6, 6-3, 6-3), to win the Italian Open in 1958, it was reported that she “hits the ball with the power of a man … serves hard and rushes to the net at every opportunity.” Nicknamed “The São Paulo Swallow” because she appeared out of thin air to swoop in and dominate the net, Bueno won the Italian in 1958, 1961 and 1965.


Photo: MariaBueno.org

She was also being called the heir apparent to Althea Gibson, but Bueno remained modest in trying to remain under the radar as long as possible. “I’m not good,” she told the Associated Press, which named her its Female Athlete of the Year in 1959. “I’m afraid of everyone I play.”

All but one of Bueno’s major singles titles were won in straight sets – give Margaret Court props for extending her to three sets (6-4,7-9, 6-3) at Wimbledon in 1964, which earned Bueno her third and final championship on Centre Court; she was a finalist in 1965 and 1966, losing to Court and Billie Jean King. As the No. 6 seed at her inaugural Wimbledon as a 19-year-old in 1959, Bueno played two three-set matches in the second and third round, but settled nicely in the fourth round, quarterfinals and semifinals, finding her groove and winning all in straight sets. She faced American Darlene Hard in the finals and was on a roll, winning easily, 6-4, 6-3. “Winning Wimbledon in 1959 was the greatest moment of my career,” Bueno said. “It was a bit unexpected as I was very young – 17 years old. Coming from Brazil where we only had clay courts, we didn’t have the chance to really play on grass, so winning the first time was huge and a big surprise.”

Later that summer, at Forest Hills, Bueno dismantled Brit Christine Truman, 6-1, 6-4, to win the U.S. Nationals. She returned to Wimbledon in 1960 as the No. 1 seed, powered through the draw and faced an unlikely finalist in South African Sandra Reynolds Price, who gave Bueno a tussle in the first set, but was no match, falling 8-6, 6-0. Bueno was all-business at the U.S. Nationals, playing in five championship matches, winning four of them. Hard won the 1960 rematch, 6-4, 10-12, 6-4, then Bueno won three straight in 1963 over Court (7-5, 6-4); 1964 over Carole Graebner (6-1, 6-0) and her last in 1966 over Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1). Bueno’s had an exhausting stretch of singles success – she amassed 589 overall titles – and reached the quarterfinals in each of the first 26 majors she played. She was ranked in the world Top 10 from 1958 to 1968.

Where was the time to rule the doubles circuit? Apparently, Bueno had energy in abundance and her singles prowess did little to deter the time, effort and focus she needed to win 11 women’s doubles championships in 16 opportunities. Her aggressive style, which served her so well in singles, was tailor made for doubles. She and Hard teamed to win five of the 11 (1960 and 1963 Wimbledon; 1960 and 1962 U.S. Open; and 1960 French). Alongside Althea Gibson she won her first major at Wimbledon in 1958 and paired with King (1965 Wimbledon), Richey (1966 U.S.) and Truman (1960 Australian) for additional major championships. In mixed doubles, Bueno partnered with Aussie Bob Howe to win the 1960 French.


Photo: MariaBueno.org

Bueno’s career didn’t extend long enough to play in the Open Era, and when tour money arrived, significant arm and leg injuries prevented her from competing after 1968. She made cameo appearances thereafter, winning the 1974 Japan Open for her lone professional title compared to the 62 tour victories she earned as an amateur.

Her immorality in Brazil will endure forever, with three constructed statues and a mural honoring her legacy, and joins Gabriella Sabatini as the only South American women inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


STATS

Top Ranking
World No. 1 (1959)

Grand Slam Results
19-time major champion, 16-time finalist

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES
7 Singles | 11 Doubles | 1 Mixed Doubles

Singles
Australian Championships: F (1965)
French Championships: F (1964)
Wimbledon: W (1959), W (1960), W (1964)
US Open: W (1959), W (1963), W (1964), W (1966)

Doubles
Australian Championships: W (1960)
French Championships: W (1960)
Wimbledon: W (1958), W (1960), W (1963), W (1965), W (1966)
U.S. Championships: W (1960), W (1962), W (1966), W (1968)

Mixed Doubles
Australian Championships: SF (1960)
French Championships: W (1960)
Wimbledon: F (1959), F (1960), W (1967)
U.S. Championships: F (1958), F (1960)
 

TODAY
(www.mariabueno.org)

1992 to 2012
Although her competitive career was now effectively over, Maria’s love for the game has prevailed throughout her later life. Replacement hip surgery in April 1992 slowed her down for a while but Maria’s well-proven recovery powers again came to her aid again and she was back to a full schedule by Wimbledon that year. She endured further surgery to her other hip in November 2001 with the same stoicism she has met all adversity in the past, returning to her personal appearances within a few short months. Now confining her play to controlled practice sessions and demonstrations, Maria continued to conduct clinics around the world.

She returned to Beckenham Lawn Tennis Club in June 2004 to celebrate 125 years of grass court tennis on the famous Foxgrove Roads courts. Beckenham holds a very special place in Maria’s heart and she has been an honorary member there for over 25 years. She even has her own lounge there, named in her honour. The 100 year old listed tennis pavilion was thoughtfully restored by a group of dedicated tennis members, officially re-opening in 2003 and including the ‘Maria Bueno Lounge’, which is full of interesting memorabilia relating to Beckenham’s glory days.


Photo:MariaBueno.org

IWSHOF Award
Maria was inducted into the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in October 2004 at the 25th anniversary of the Annual Salute to Women in Sports Award Dinner held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Some of the best female athletes in the world were presented in the Grand March during the gala event, and awards were given out for their significant contributions to the development of women’s sports, raising more than $1 million to help advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. Attended by over 1,400 corporate and individual benefactors, the benefit featured some 80 Olympic and champion female athletes representing over 35 amateur and professional sports. The following year saw her becoming an ever-familiar figure at Brazil’s major professional tennis events where she worked with organisers to help entertain sponsors and VIP guests as an Ambassador for the sport.

In December 2005, Maria found herself having an unexpected hit with Martina Hingis in front of a capacity crowd on Copacabana Beach and thoroughly enjoying the impromptu challenge. Maria was in Rio de Janeiro to conduct clinics for the event sponsors while Martina was there to play Anna Kournikova in an evening exhibition match. When Anna was forced to retire after a whitewash first set because of blisters on her hand, Martina invited Maria out of the stands to help entertain the spectators and the crowd went wild.


Photo: MariaBueno.org

A new career on television
By now Maria was establishing herself as a popular colour commentator on Brazilian television and was becoming ever-more recognisable by a whole new generation of tennis lovers. It was to become her new career as she Maria has honed her commentating skills on Sportv, TV Globo’s sports channel that is aired in Brazil via cable and satellite. In November 2006 she featured as colour commentator for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and was back in action In early December for the Davis Cup final. “I’m enjoying the challenge,” Maria said at the time. “I try to give viewers some insight into the background of the players, the event and the setting rather than a point by point account of the match. After all, they can see what is happening on the screen, can’t they?” Viewing figures spiked when she was on air, and the powers that be at TV Globo and SporTV quickly recognised her value in broadcasting. She has since also become a regular contributor for Wimbledon, the US Open and other major tennis events as well as the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The Golden Racket
In May 2006 Maria was invited to Rome during the ATP Tour Master Series tournament to receive the prestigious Raccheta D’Oro Award ahead of the men’s final, and also was presented with a special award from the Mayor of Rome in the form of a ring shaped like the Coliseum. “I felt truly honoured,” said Maria. “To be recognised on the stage where I won my very first big tournament brought back wonderful memories.”

More surgery
In April 2007, Maria underwent her third hip surgery, the procedure necessary due to the gradual deterioration of the original hip replacement that was done in 1991, and, yet again, she was back to work at Wimbledon for TV Globo, hitting tennis balls once more a few months later and the commentating on the Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro that July, and on to the US Open in August. The following year she covered both Wimbledon and the Beijing Olympics from the studios in Rio but was on site for the US Open in late August.

Celebrations
In April 2009, Maria celebrated alongside Brazil’s capital city’s 50th anniversary, a full half-century since her first singles crown at Wimbledon when, at the tender age of 18 she was requested by the President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira to return home so the people could honour her in July 1959. It so happens that Kubitschek completed the building of Brasilia during his Presidency and so it was more than appropriate for Maria to visit the capital to join in the festivities that included the finals of the World Beach Volleyball Championships.

It was the start of a series of celebrations that included appearing at London’s Dorchester Hotel as the keynote speaker at the International Club’s annual ball on the eve of Wimbledon where she honoured by the tennis fraternity with great love and affection. Maria, wearing an elegant gown created by Issa, the London-based Brazilian dress designer Daniella Helayel, gave a ten minute speech that had the 400 guests laughing and left them misty-eyed. After describing her home-coming after winning The Championships, she said: “We almost didn’t make it as we lost two of the plane’s four engines and had to emergency land in Bahia. “We finally arrived in Sao Paulo twelve hours late and instead of it being noon it was midnight but the church bells were ringing and the factories had their sirens going while thousands of people lined the route from the airport to the club– it was incredible! “I was honoured with three statues, a postage stamp and civic titles and awards, which I think was better than a cow for Roger (Federer).”

Maria was further honoured during the semi final between Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams when on Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York during the US Open where she was given a standing ovation. “I was very touched,” she said later. “It means a lot to me to have my accomplishments recognised because I feel made a contribution towards women’s tennis that is sometimes forgotten by the younger generations who think it the WTA. That is certainly not the case with the founder of the Women’s Tennis Association, Billie Jean King, who is quick to acknowledge the remarkable career of Maria Bueno at every given opportunity. “Maria was a big star who caught the interest of the fans at a time when the men took centre stage. She helped lay the groundwork for what was to come,” recalls King. “She deserves to be recognised.”

And recognised she was again when USTA President, Lucy Garvin, invited her to conduct the coin toss on court at the start of the women’s final between Kim Clijsters and Carolina Wozniacki. It was the first time the honour was bestowed to anyone other than the chair umpire at the US Open. “It was a real thrill to walk out onto the stadium,” said Maria. “I was surprised at how bright the lights are on the playing area and how big the court feels, but that’s how I like it.” And the crowd loved it too.


Photo: MariaBueno.org

Meeting of the two Marias
Bueno and Sharapova met in Sao Paulo in December 2009, both former world number ones and Wimbledon champions, and although the great Brazilian leads the tally with 19 Grand Slam titles to her name and topped the world rankings in 1959, ’60, ’64 and ‘66, the Russian is a superstar in her own right and attracts huge attention wherever she goes.
They met at the Nike store for a photo-call and blocked traffic on Oscar Freire, playing tennis over a make-shift net in the road and drawing the attention of passers by.
People stopped their cars to get out and watch, clapping the two Marias as they volleyed balls to each other.
To see the two Marias in action visit YouTube via the following link > http://youtu.be/iroBKjKlFYA

In May 2010, Maria returned to the French Open for the first time in many years as a guest of the FFT President, Jean Gachassin and was pleased to see Guga (Gustavo Kuerten) receive the Philippe Chatrier Lifetime Achievement Award from the ITF. Philippe Chatrier, whose name now graces Roland Garros’ centre court, was a lifelong friend of Maria’s and she was his special guest at the French Championships for many years when he was President of the French Tennis Federation as well as the International Tennis Federation. “I really miss Philippe,” said Maria. “Apart from everything he did for tennis, he always made time for his friends. He would have been thrilled to know the FFT named the court central after him in recognition of his work to elevate the championships and the grand slams.”

Shoulder surgery
After a full year, Maria realised that her shoulder needed some major treatment and she endured yet another surgery to correct an old injury sustained back in 2006 when she dislocated it. It took five-and-a-half hours of key-hole surgery on 16 February 2011 to repair her right shoulder and involved another long six month recovery before she could start hitting tennis balls again.

Maria received her International Tennis Hall of Fame ring at the US Open later that year and was on hand to welcome ITHOF officials to Sao Paulo in March 2012 to announce the induction of fellow Brazilian Gustavo ‘Guga’ Kuerten into the Class of 2012. Inducted in 1978, Maria is widely acknowledged as the best Latin American player of all time, while Guga was enshrined at Newport in July that year.


Photo: MariaBueno.org

Sad loss
The loss of her beloved brother, Pedro, on 11 October 2012 aged just 75, however, was a bitter blow to Maria, who had felt his support and companionship throughout her life. She was lifted from her loss by the appearance of Roger Federer in Sao Paulo on his Gillette Tour of South America, who was keen to involve Maria in the proceedings. The two met at the Player Party, where Roger was joined by Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and the Bryan Brothers.

Roger invited Maria to hit with him so he could see her legendary backhand for himself and arrangements were made for them to take to the court laid at the Ibirapuera indoor arena. Maria instructed him not to hit ‘anything spinny’, to which Roger replied that he would play her like he does with his parents and afterwards admitted she was way much better than them! Later he posted a picture of them on his Facebook page, saying: “About to play tennis Maria Esther Bueno… she has won 19 Grand Slam titles (7 singles, 11 doubles and 1 mixed)… she still plays amazing!”

As for Maria, she was just astonished at how well he hit the ball. Just a few weeks later she was to enjoy Rafael Nadal’s visit to her home city too. Maria Bueno is, without question, one of the greatest legendary players of all time, held in great affection by legions of admirers around the world, including two of the best players on the planet.

Maria Bueno remains active in the game as a commentator for SportTV and for the BBC’s Radio Brazilian World Service.


Photo: MariaBueno.org

Tournament abbreviations

WC
= wildcard (given by the tournament to a player that could not get in on their ranking, or did not enter in time.

PR = protected ranking. This is used when a player has been out for a certain period of time due to injury (I think it's at least 6 months) and their ranking slips down to where they wouldn't get in on their current ranking.

Q = Qualifier.

A = Alternate. Used in qualifying when a player withdraws before their first match. Also used in main draw if there was no qualifying draw and the draw was full before the player withdrew.

LL = Lucky loser. A player that loses in qualifying (usually the final round unless none of the final round losers sign the lucky loser list) and gets into main draw when a main draw player withdraws before their first match.

SE = Special exempt. A player who signed into qualifying of a tournament, but was still playing in the previous week's tournament at the time the qualifying draw was done. This player can get a special exempt into the main draw the following week.

 

 

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