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Published September 7, 2015


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(Tommy Haas, Elina Svitolina, Monica Puig, Feliciano Lopez)

zzWeek of
Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2015  


Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

US OPEN
FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA
AUG 31 - SEP 13
Last yearIsingles champion:
Serena @Williams (USA)
Tier - Grand Slam
Prize Money: $20,102,700
Surface: Hard
SINGLES
Tournament Director: David Brewer Draw:
S-128 D-64
DOUBLES

WTA Tour
   

Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

US OPEN
FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA
AUG 31 - SEP 13
Last year singles champion:
Marin Cilic (CRO)
Tier - Grand Slam
Prize Money: $19,852,700
Surface: Hard
SINGLES
Tournament Director: David Brewer Draw:
S-48 D-16
DOUBLES

ATP Tour
   


 

History of USTA League - a 35 Year Success Story

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Lessons to learn from true legends of tennis
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Women's Tour

US OPEN
FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA
AUG 31 - SEP 13

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SINGLES DRAW - Serena Williams meets sister Venus in the Quarterfinals


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Serena Williams outslugged WTA Rising Star Madison Keys on Arthur Ashe Stadium to set up an absolute blockbuster of a quarterfinal against Venus Williams at the US Open.

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  • 1 Serena Williams (USA). R1: Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) 6-0, 2-0(ret). R2: (Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) 7-6(5), 6-3. R3: Bethanie Mattek-Sands(USA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0. R4: (9) Madison Keys (USA) 6-3, 6-3. Q: (23) Venus Williams (USA)
  • 2 Simona Halep (ROU). R1: Marina Erakovic (NZL) 6-2, 3-0(ret). R2: Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 6-3, 6-4. R3: (Q) Shelby Rogers (USA) 6-2, 6-3. R4: (24) Sabine Lisicki (GER).
  • 3 Maria Sharapova (RUS) - withdrawn
  • 4 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN). R1: Jamie Loeb (USA) 6-2, 6-0. R2: Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 4-6, 7-5, 6-7(1). Wozniacki out in R2
  • 5 Petra Kvitova (CZE). R1: (Q) Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-1, 6-1. R2: Nicole Gibbs (USA) 6-3, 6-4. R3: (32) Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-2, 6-1. R4: (Q) Johanna Konta (GBR)
  • 6 Lucie Safarova (CZE). R1: Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 4-6, 1-6. Safarova out in R1
  • 7 Ana Ivanovic (SRB). R1: Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3-6, 6-3, 3-6. Ivanovic out in R1
  • 8 Karolina Pliskova (CZE). R1: (Q) Anna Tatishvili (USA) 2-6, 1-6. Pliskova out in R1
  • 9 Garbine Muguruza (ESP). R1: Carina Witthoeft (GER) 6-2, 6-4. R2: (Q) Johanna Konta (GBR) 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 2-6. Muguruza out in R2
  • 10 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP). R1: Denisa Allertova (CZE) 1-6, 6-7(5). Suarez Navarro out in R1
  • 11 Angelique Kerber (GER). R1: Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 6-3, 6-1. R2: Karin Knapp (ITA) 7-5, 6-2. R3: (20) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 5-7, 6-2, 4-6. Kerber out in R3
  • 12 Belinda Bencic (SUI). R1: Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) 6-1, 6-2. R2: Misaki Doi (JPN) 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3. R3: (23) Venus Williams (USA) 3-6, 4-6. Bencic out in R3
  • 13 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS). R1: Teliana Pereira (BRA) 6-3, 6-3. R2: Lauren Davis (USA) 6-1, 6-2. R3: (17) Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-3, 7-5. R4: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-7(2), 6-4, 1-6. Makarova out in R4
  • 14 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI). R1: Barbora Strycova (CZE) 5-7, 0-6. Bacsinszky out in R1
  • 15 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL). R1: Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-2, 6-3. R2: Magda Linette (POL) 6-3, 6-2. R3: (19) Madison Keys (USA) 3-6, 2-6. Radwanska out in R3
  • 16 Sara Errani (ITA) R1: (Q) Mayo Hibi (JPN) 6-0, 6-1. R2: (Q) Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3. R3: (22) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 5-6, 6-2, 1-6. Errani out in R3
  • 17 Elina Svitolina (UKR). R1: Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 6-1, 6-4. R2: Kaia Kanepi (EST) 6-3, 6-4. R3: (13) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 3-6, 5-7. Svitolina out in R3
  • 18 Andrea Petkovic (GER). R1: Caroline Garcia (FRA) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. R2: Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-3, 7-6(4). R3: (Q) Johanna Konta (GBR) 6-7(2), 3-6. Petkovic out in R3
  • 19 Madison Keys (USA). R1: Klara Koukalova (CZE) 6-2, 6-4. R2: Tereza Smitkova (CZE) 6-1, 6-2. R3: (15) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 6-3, 6-2. R4: (1) Serena Williams (USA) 3-6, 3-6. Keys out in R4
  • 20 Victoria Azarenka (BLR). R1: Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-1, 6-2. R2: Yanina Wickmayer 7-5, 6-4. R3: (11) Angelique Kerber (GER) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. R4: Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
  • 21 Jelena Jankovic (SRB). R1: (WC) Oceane Dodin (FRA) 6-2, 5-7, 3-6. Jankoic out in R1
  • 22 Samantha Stosur (AUS). R1: Timea Babos (HUN) 6-3, 6-4. R2: Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 6-1, 6-1. R3: (16) Sara Errani (ITA) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1. R4: (26) Flavia Pennetta (ITA
  • 23 Venus Williams (USA). R1: Monica Puig (PUR) 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-3. R2: Irina Falconi (USA) 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2. R3: (12) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-3, 6-4. R4: (Q) Anett Kontaveit (EST) 6-2, 6-1. Q: (1) Serena Williams (USA)
  • 24 Sabine Lisicki (GER). R1: (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-1, 6-4. R2: Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-4, 6-0. R3: Barbora Strycova (CZE) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. R4: (2) Simona Halep (ROU)
  • 25 Eugenie Bochard (CAN). R1: Alison Riske (USA) 6-4, 6-3. R2: Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-3. R3: Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 7-6(9), 4-6, 6-3. R4: Roberta Vinci (ITA) walkover loss (injury). Bouchard out in R4
  • 26 Flavia Pennetta (ITA). R1: Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. R2: Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. R3: Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4. R4: (22) Samantha Stosur (AUS)
  • 27 Alize Cornet (FRA). R1: Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6-2, 4-6, 4-6. Cornet out in R1
  • 28 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU). R1: Olga Govortsova (BLR) 1-6, 6-0, 6-7(3). Begu out in R1
  • 29 Sloane Stephens (USA). R1: CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 4-6, 3-6. Stephens out in R1
  • 30 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS). R1: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3-6, 5-7. Kuznetsova out in R1
  • 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS). R1: Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-4, 7-5. R2: (Q) Anett Kontaveit (EST) 5-7, 4-6. Pavlyuchenkova out in R2
  • 32 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK). R1: Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 6-4. R2: Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. R3: (5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2-6, 1-6. Schmiedlova out in R3
  • Best Qualifier until Sep 6: Johanna Konta (GBR), Anett Kontaveit (EST), both still in R4
  • Best WC until Sep 6: Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) - R3
  • Best Unseeded until Sep 6 : Roberta Vinci (ITA) - Quarters

DOUBLES DRAW - #1 seed Hingis / Mirza strong

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Seeds eliminated:

  • 2 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Lucie Safarova (CZE) - withdrawn
  • 6 Racquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA)
  • 7 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • 8 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • 10 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
  • 13 Michaella Krajicek (NED) / Barbora Strycova (CZE)



 


Men's Tour

US OPEN
FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA
AUG 31 - SEP 13

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SINGLES DRAW - Top seeds advance - except for #4 Nishikori (out in R1). Donald Young surprises everyone!

Djokovic sees off Bautista Agut

Novak Djokovic was made to work hard by an inspired Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. The top seed prevailed 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 6-3 after three hours and three minutes of grueling baseline tennis. Djokovic finished with 42 winners and 37 unforced errors, while Bautista Agut struck 34 winners and committed 28 errors.

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Cilic to tangle with Tsonga in Quarters
Ninth seed Marin Cilic continued his bid to successfully defend his US Open crown, firing 23 aces en route to a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-1 victory over Jeremy Chardy.
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  • 1 Nova Djokovic (SRB). R1: Joao Souza (BRA) 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. R2: Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. R3: (25) Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-3, 7-5, 7-5. R4: (23) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Q:
  • 2 Roger Federer (SUI). R1: Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. R2: Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-1, 6-2, 6-1. R3: Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. R4: 13 John Isner (USA)
  • 3 Andy Murray (GBR). R1: Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. R2: Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1. R3: (30) Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. R4: (15) Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • 4 Kei Nishikori (JPN). R1: Benoit Paire (FRA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(6), 4-6. Nishikori out in R1
  • 5 Stan Wawrinka (SUI). R1: Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(6). R2: Hyeon Chung (KOR) 7-6(2), 7-6(4), 7-6(6). R3: Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-4. R4: Donald Young (USA)
  • 6 Tomas Berdych (CZE). R1: Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. R2: Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 7-6(2), 6-1, 6-3. R3: (31) Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP) 6-7(2), 7-6(7), 6-3, 6-3. R4: (12) Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • 7 David Ferrer (ESP). R1: Radu Albot (MDA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, 6-0. R2: Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 7-5, 7-5, 7-6(4). R3: (27) Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-7(6), 6-4, 3-6, 1-6. Ferrer out in R3
  • 8 Rafa Nadal (ESP). R1: Borna Coric (CRO) 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. R2: Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-5. R3: (32) Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 4-6. Nadal out in R3
  • 9 Marin Cilic (CRO). R1: (Q) Guido Pella (ARG) 6-3, 7-6(3), 7-6(3). R2: Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 6-2, 6-3, 7-5. R3: Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-7(5), 7-6(1), 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-1. R4: (27) Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-1. Q:
  • 10 Milos Raonic (CAN). R1: Tim Smyczek (USA) 6-4, 7-6(8), 6-1. R2: Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(1). R3: (18) Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 2-6, 6-7(4), 3-6. Raonic out in R3
  • 11 Gilles Simon (FRA). R1: Donald Young (USA) 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 4-6. Simon out in R1
  • 12 Richard Gasquet (FRA). R1: Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 4-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, 2-0(ret). R2: Robin Haase (NED) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-4. R3: (24) Bernard Tomic (AUS) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. R4: (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • 13 John Isner (USA). R1: Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. R2: Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. R3: Jiri Veseley (CZE) 6-3, 6-4, ret. R4: (2) Roger Federer (SUI)
  • 14 David Goffin (BEL). R1: Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. R2: Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. R3: (23) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 1-3(ret). Goffin out in R3
  • 15 Kevin Anderson (RSA). R1: (Q) Andrey Rublev (RUS) 7-6(1), 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-3. R2: Austin Kracijek (USA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. R3: (20) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-3, 7-6(3), 7-6(3). R4: (3) Andy Murray (GBR)
  • 16 Gael Monfils (FRA). R1: (Q) Illya Marchenko (UKR) 6-2, 4-6, 0-5(ret). Monfils out in R1
  • 17 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL). R1: (Q) Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. R2: Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 3-6, 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-4, 4-6. Dimitrov out in R2
  • 18 Feliciano Lopez (ESP). R1: Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 7-6(5), 6-1, 6-3. R2: Mardy Fish (USA) 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3. R3: (10) Milos Raonic (CAN) 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-3. R4: (32) Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-1. Q:
  • 19 J-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA). R1: Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-3, 6-1, 6-1. R2: Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. R3: Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. R4: Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Q:
  • 20 Dominic Thiem (AUT). R1: Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 7-5, 6-3, 7-5. R2: Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-4, 6-4, 1-0(ret). R3: (15) Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3-6, 6-7(3), 6-7(3). Thiem out in R3
  • 21 Ivo Karlovic (CRO). R1: Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-3, 7-5, 7-5. R2: Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 6-7(4). Karlovic out in R2
  • 22 Viktor Troicki (SRB). R1: Frances Tiafoe (USA) 7-6, 6-4, 6-3. R2: Rajeev Ram (USA) 7-6(10), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. R3: Donald Young (USA) 6-4, 6-0, 6-7(3), 2-6, 4-6. Troicki out in R3
  • 23 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP). R1: Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(7). R2: Panlo Carrena Busta (ESP) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4. R3: (14) David Goffin (BEL) 2-6, 5-7, 6-3, 3-1(ret). R4: (1) Nova Djokovic (SRB) 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6. Bautista Agut out in R4
  • 24 Bernard Tomic (AUS). R1: Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-3. R2: Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5. R3: (12) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 4-6, 3-6, 1-6. Tomic out in R3
  • 25 Andreas Seppi (ITA). R1: (Q) Tommy Paul (USA) 6-4, 6-0, 7-5. R2: Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS). R3: (1) Nova Djokovic (SRB) 3-6, 5-7, 5-7. Seppi out in R3
  • 26 Tommy Robredo (ESP). R1: (Q) Michael Berrer (GER) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. R2: Sam Groth (USA) 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-4. R3: Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-7(3), 1-6, 1-6. Robredo out in R3
  • 27 Jeremy Chardy (FRA). R1: Ryan Shane (USA) 6-2, 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-2. R2: Martin Klizan (SVK) 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(1). R3: (7) David Ferrer (ESP) 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. R4: (9) Marin Cilic (CRO) 3-6, 6-2, 6-7(2), 1-6. Chardy out in R4
  • 28 Jack Sock (USA). R1: Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM)6-2, 6-3, 6-2. R2: Ruben Bemelsmans (BEL) 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 1-2(ret). Sock out in R2
  • 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER). R1: Alexander Zverev (GER) 6-7(0), 6-2, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4. R2: Lukas Rosol (CZE) 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-2. R3: (2) Roger Federer (SUI) 3-6, 4-6, 4-6. Kohlschreiber out in R3
  • 30 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA). R1: James Ward (GBR) 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. R2: Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. R3: (3) Andy Murray (GBR) 3-6, 2-6, 5-7. Bellucci out in R3
  • 31 Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP). R1: Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 7-6(4), 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. R2: Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-1. R3: (6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) 7-6(2), 7-6(7), 3-6, 3-6. Garcia Lopez out in R3
  • 32 Fabio Fognini (ITA). R1: Steve Johnson (USA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(2). R2: Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. R3: (8) Rafa Nadal (ESP) 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. R4: (18) Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 3-6, 6-7(5), 1-6. Fognini out in R4
  • Best Qualifier: Illya Marchenko (UKR), Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN), Jurgen Melzer (AUT), all R2
  • Best WC: Austin Krajicek (USA), Lleyton Hewitt, (AUS), both R2
  • Best Unseeded: Benoit Paire (FRA), Donald Young (USA), both R4

DOUBLES DRAW - #1 and #2 seeds lose in first round. Johnson/Querrey strong.


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Seeds eliminatd:

  • 1 Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
  • 2 Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA)
  • 5 Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • 7 Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • 10 Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soarez (BRA)
  • 11 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) / Jack Sock (USA)
  • 13 Pablo Cuevas (URU) / David Marrero (ESP)
  • 14 Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL)
  • 16 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) / Max Mirnyi (BLR)



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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES:
DOUBLES:

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

12721
 

1
Mirza, Sania

9355

2
Halep, Simona

6130
 

2
Hingis, Martina

8975

3
Sharapova, Maria

6035
 

3
Mattek-Sands, Beth

7065

4
Kvitova, Petra

4995
 

4
Vesnina, Elena

7050

5
Wozniacki, Caroline

4740
 

4
Makarova, Ekaterina

7045

6
Šafárová, Lucie

3800
 

6
Šafárová, Lucie

6626

7
Ivanovic, Ana

3500
 

7
Mladenovic, Kristina

5035

8
Pliskova, Karolina

3335
 

8
Pennetta, Flavia

4675

9
Muguruza, Garbine

3245
 

9
Black, Cara

4615

10
Suárez-Navarro,Carla

3190
 

10
Dellacqua, Casey

4310

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES:
DOUBLES:

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

14865
 

1
Bryan, Bob

11490

2
Federer, Roger

9065
 

1
Bryan, Mike

11490

3
Murray, Andy

8840
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

7680

4
Nishikori, Kei

6205
 

4
Dodig, Ivan

7410

5
Wawrinka, Stan

5710
 

5
Tecau, Horia

6810

6
Berdych, Tomas

5230
 

6
Rojer, Jean-Julien

6810

7
Ferrer, David

3695
 

7
Matkowski, Marcin

4850

8
Nadal, Rafael

3680
 

8
Fognini, Fabio

4780

9
Cilic, Marin

3550
 

9
Zimonjic, Nenad

4750

10
Raonic, Milos

2880
 

10
Bopanna, Rohan

4520


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US OPEN
FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA
AUG 31 - SEP 13

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Grand Slam
Prize Money: $20,102,700
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: David Brewer
Draw: S-128 D-64

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Serena Williams (USA)
  • 2 Simona Halep (ROU)
  • 3 Maria Sharapova (RUS) - withdrawn
  • 4 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
  • 5 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • 6 Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • 7 Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
  • 8 Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  • 9 Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • 10 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • 11 Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • 12 Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  • 13 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  • 14 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • 15 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
  • 16 Sara Errani (ITA)
  • 17 Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • 18 Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • 19 Madison Keys (USA)
  • 20 Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
  • 21 Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
  • 22 Samantha Stosur (AUS)
  • 23 Venus Williams (USA)
  • 24 Sabine Lisicki (GER)
  • 25 Eugenie Bochard (CAN)
  • 26 Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • 27 Alize Cornet (FRA)
  • 28 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • 29 Sloane Stephens (USA)
  • 30 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • 32 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND)
  • 2 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Lucie Safarova (CZE) - withdrawn
  • 3 Timea Babos (HUN) /Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  • 4 Casey Dellacqua (AUS) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
  • 5 Caroline Garcia (FRA) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
  • 6 Racquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA)
  • 7 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • 8 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • 9 Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) / Hao-Ching Chan (TPE)
  • 10 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
  • 11 Sara Errani (ITA) / F;avia Pennetta (ITA)
  • 12 Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • 13 Michaella Krajicek (NED) / Barbora Strycova (CZE)
  • 14 Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Arantca Parra Santonja (ESP)
  • 15 Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) / Andreja Klepac (SLO)
  • 16 Julia Goerges (GER) / Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL)

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Serena Williams (USA)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Elena Vesnina (RUS) / Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)

 

US OPEN
FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA
AUG 31 - SEP 13

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Grand Slam
Prize Money: $19,852,700
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: David Brewer
Draw: S-128 D-64

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Nova Djokovic (SRB)
  • 2 Roger Federer (SUI)
  • 3 Andy Murray (GBR)
  • 4 Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • 5 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
  • 6 Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • 7 David Ferrer
  • 8 Rafa Nadal (ESP)
  • 9 Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • 10 Milos Raonic (CAN)
  • 11 Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • 12 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • 13 John Isner (USA)
  • 14 David Goffin (BEL)
  • 15 Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • 16 Gael Monfils (FRA)
  • 17 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
  • 18 Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • 19 J-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • 20 Dominic Thiem (AUT)
  • 21 Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
  • 22 Viktor Troicki (SRB)
  • 23 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
  • 24 Bernard Tomic (AUS)
  • 25 Andreas Seppi (ITA)
  • 26 Tommy Robredo (ESP)
  • 27 Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
  • 28 Jack Sock (USA)
  • 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
  • 30 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
  • 31 Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP)
  • 32 Fabio Fognini (ITA)

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
  • 2 Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA)
  • 3 Jean-Julien Roger (FRA) / Hona Tecau (ROU)
  • 4 Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)
  • 5 Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • 6 Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Florin Mergea (ROU)
  • 7 Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Marc Lopez (ESP)
  • 8 Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS)
  • 9 Daniel Nestor (CAN) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
  • 10 Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soarez (BRA)
  • 11 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) / Jack Sock (USA)
  • 12 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
  • 13 Pablo Cuevas (URU) / David Marrero (ESP)
  • 14 Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL)
  • 15 Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Rajeev Ram (USA)
  • 16 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) / Max Mirnyi (BLR)

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Marin Cilic (CRO)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)


Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

CITIZENSHIP: Spain
BORN: December 18, 1971(43)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Barcelona, Spain
PLAYED: Right-handed


Photo: International Tennis Hall of Fame

At the 1990 US Open, a reporter asked Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario what she kept in her oversized Reebok sports bag that she was toting around the grounds at Flushing Meadows. With a wide grin, and the exuberance of a teenager (Sánchez-Vicario was still four months away from turning 19), she explained that in addition to a half-dozen racquets, extra sets of strings, grips, socks, clothing, and assorted fruit, that she often carried her Pomeranian dog in the bag. It was good luck, she said with a bright smile, explaining how her dog traveled the globe with her.

Sánchez-Vicario had a personality that lit up courts from Spain to London to Paris, the last destination the location where she won three French Open titles in 1989, 1994, and 1998. On court, she lit up her opponents with relentless tenacity and an all-business demeanor. She would pound groundstrokes with the generation’s top players, including Steffi Graff, Mary Pierce, and Monica Seles, players she defeated to win the French and US Open. When Sánchez-Vicario defeated Graf to win the 1994 US Open, she became the first Spanish female in history to win the championship.


Photo: AP

Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, the hustling 5-foot-6 Sánchez-Vicario began playing tennis at age 4, the product of a tennis household that included touring professional brothers Javier and Emilio. What she lacked in size, she more than compensated in grit, determination, and a slugger’s mentality from the baseline. She played every point to its fullest, and although primarily heralded for her relentless baseline game, as her game matured Sánchez-Vicario learned the importance of net play, twice reaching the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship in 1995 and 1996. When she advanced to her first Wimbledon final in 1995 against Graf, Sánchez-Vicario was trying to deliver Spain back-to-back champions, as compatriot Conchita Martínez had won the 1994 title over Martina Navratilova.

It’s hard to suggest that a player that toured for 15 years, won 14 major titles (four singles, six doubles, four mixed doubles), and hit the ball with such big pop as Sánchez-Vicario had a quietly productive career. In some ways the sum of her achievements were earned in such a workmanlike fashion that even the most ardent tennis fans may forget how impactful she was in the 1990s. Sánchez-Vicario appeared in 12 major finals – six on her favored clay surface at Roland Garros (1989, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998), and two each at the US Open (1992, 1994), Australian (1994, 1995) and Wimbledon (1995, 1996). She is only one of 14 women in history to appear in the singles finals of all four majors. When you tack on an additional 11 trips to major doubles finals (six titles) and another eight in mixed doubles (four titles), Sánchez-Vicario’s tennis bag of accomplishments bulges at the seams. Sánchez-Vicario was a 5-time Olympian (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004). She won a Silver Medal in doubles and Bronze in singles at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, and a Silver Medal in singles and Bronze in doubles at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, solidifying her place in history as one of the all-time greats.


Photo: Reuters

Her stern on-court disposition was apparent the moment she left the locker room. Sánchez-Vicario sent a message to her opponent with each stinging forehand shot: I am in this match for as long as it takes. I will not quit. That mantra raged as a 17-year-old at the 1989 French Open, where she rose from the No. 7 seed to swipe the championship from Graf, 7-6, 3-6, 7-5. The German superstar, who had won five straight major championships, was serving for the match leading 5-3. Graf herself was still a teenager, a few months shy of her 20th birthday. Nerves may have played a factor in Graf losing her serve at love, which provided Sánchez-Vicario with a lifeline. With a glimmer in her eye, a sly smile that said, “I got this,” Sánchez-Vicario took complete control of match, evening the score at 5-5, breaking Graf, and kept ball after ball in play until he won the final set, 7-5. She became the youngest French Open champion in history until Seles won the title the following year as a 16-year-old.

Sánchez-Vicario has a big heart and a strong head on her shoulders, and it led to her second French title over Pierce in 1994, 6-4, 6-4, in the most dominant of all her major victories. Her third French championship was her last major singles title, an unevenly played 7-6, 0-6, 6-2 victory over Seles in 1998. Sánchez-Vicario battled Graf in seven of her 12 major singles finals, winning two. In the 1994 US Open, she roared back from a 6-1 first set loss to stun Graf in the final two sets, 7-6, 6-4, to win her first US singles title.

Sánchez-Vicario ranked in the world Top 10 for 11 years, rising to the No. 1 slot briefly in 1995 and No. 2 in 1993, 1994, and 1996. She was far from a one-dimensional player that simply focused on singles, however. Her career 759-295 record in singles meant she won 72 percent of her matches, but of her 102 career professional titles, 73 came in doubles (69 in women’s, four in mixed) and 29 were earned in singles. For Sánchez-Vicario, the adage “there’s little rest for the weary” didn’t apply to her. She never tired of playing tennis. Her primary doubles partner was Czech Hall of Famer Jana Novotná, whom she teamed with to win the US Open in 1994, the Australian in 1995, and Wimbledon in 1995. Her first major doubles title was earned at the Australian Open, when she and Helena Suková defeated Americans Mary Joe Fernández and Zina Garrison, 6-4, 7-6. Suková would also help Sánchez-Vicario secure a US Open trophy in 1993. Her last women’s doubles major was earned alongside American Chanda Rubin in an epic victory over Fernández and Lindsay Davenport, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, at the 1996 Australian Open.


Photo: Zimbio

Two of her four mixed doubles major titles came with Aussie Todd Woodbridge at the 1992 French Open and 1993 Australian Open. Mexican star Jorge Lozano teamed with Sánchez-Vicario to win the 1990 French and the 2000 US Open title was earned with American Jared Palmer.

With her celebrity in Spain came certain expectations, and Sánchez-Vicario happily obliged. She played on Spain’s Federation Cup teams for 16 years, winning championships five times (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998). Her longevity set all-time records for most years played (16), series (58), total matches (100), wins (72) and singles wins (50). Sánchez-Vicario was also Spain’s Fed Cup Captain in 2012.



STATS

Top Ranking
World No. 1 (1995)

Grand Slam Results
14-time major champion and 17-time finalist

Career Titles
102

Career Record
Overall: 1435-519
Singles: 759–295
Doubles: 676–224

WTA World Tour Championships
2-time doubles champion (1992 with Helena Suková and 1995 with Jana Novatná)

Olympics
Silver Medal in Women’s Doubles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games (with Conchita Martínez)
Bronze Medal in Women’s Singles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
Silver Medal in Women’s Singles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
Bronze Medal in Women’s Doubles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games (with Conchita Martínez)

Fed Cup
Member of the Spanish Federation Cup Team 1986-1998, 2000-2002
Member of the Spanish Championship Federation Cup Team 1991, 1993-1995, 1998
Overall Record 72-28
Singles Record 50-22
Doubles Record 22-6

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES

4 Singles | 6 Doubles | 4 Mixed Doubles

Singles
Australian Open: F (1994), F (1995)
French Open: W (1989), F (1991), W (1994), F (1995), F (1996), W (1998)
Wimbledon: F (1995), F (1996)
US Open: F (1992), W (1994)

Doubles
Australian Open: W (1992), W (1995), W (1996), F (2002)
French Open: F (1992), F (1995)
Wimbledon: F (1994), W (1995)
US Open: W (1993), W (1994), F (1996)

Mixed
Australian Open: F (1992), W (1993), F (2000)
French Open: F (1989), W (1990), W (1992)
US Open: F (1991), W (2000)

AFTER RETIREMENT FROM THE TOUR

Stated in Wikipedia: She has been married twice: her first marriage to the sportswriter Juan Vehils ended in 2001. She married the businessman Josep Santacana in September 2008. Their first baby, a girl also named Arantxa, was born on 27 February 2009. Sánchez Vicario gave birth to their second child, a boy named Leo, on 28 October 2011.


Photo: BIP America

In 2012 it was reported that, despite having earned $60 million over the course of her career, Sánchez Vicario's parents had "lost" all of her money, and that she was actually in debt to Spanish tax authorities.

TENNIS.com reported June 27, 2013: A Spanish court has ruled in favor of tennis player Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to reopen an investigation into her family for allegedly siphoning off $21 million of her earnings.


Photo: Getty Images

April 22, 2015, Matt Cronin wrote in TENNIS.com: World No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki, who is just 17-7 in 2015, is hoping to snap out of a slump during the clay-court season. The Dane failed to reach the quarterfinals at both Indian Wells and Miami, and recently added four-time Grand Slam Champion (and three-time French Open champion) Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario to her team. The Spaniard has not coached much before, except in Fed Cup for one season in 2012.... She said that she hasn’t decided whether Sanchez-Vicario will continue with her after the clay-court season. Her main coach is her father, Piotr.

USA Today wrote June 2, 2015: Sanchez-Vicario dipped her toe into the choppy tennis waters of coaching recently, brought on by world No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki as a consultant in the lead-up to the clay season. She told USA TODAY Sports that the set-up was temporary, and that she'd like to coach Wozniacki or another top player down the road.


Photo: Reuters

"Now that my kids are older, I want to get back (and coach) a little," she said in a one-on-one interview. "It was an opportunity for me to help Caroline before the clay court season. I spoke with her and said that I would prefer to talk again at the end of the season, because I don't believe in starting something in the middle of it."

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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