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Published September 14, 2015


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Week of
Sep 7-13, 2015  


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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

Roberta Vinci (ITA) d (1) Serena Williams (USA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

(26) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d (2) Simona Halep (ROU) 6-1, 6-3

(26) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d Roberta Vinci (ITA)
7-6(4), 6-2

Tournament Director: David Brewer Draw:
S-132 D-64

DOUBLES

(1) M.Hingis (SUI) / S.Mirza (IND) d (11) Sara Errani (ITA) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 6-4, 6-1

(4) C.Dellacqua (AUS) / Y.Shvedova (KAZ) d A-L. Groenefeld (GER) / C.Vandeweghe (USA) 6-7(3), 7-5, 7-5

(1) M.Hingis (SUI) / S.Mirza (IND) d (4) C.Dellacqua (AUS) / Y.Shvedova (KAZ)
6-3, 6-3

WTA Tour
   

Tournament

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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

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d (9) Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-0, 6-1, 6-2

(2) Roger Federer (SUI) d (5) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d (2) Roger Federer (SUI)
6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Tournament Director: David Brewer Draw:
S-132 D-64

DOUBLES

(8) J.Murray (GBR) / J.Peers (AUS) d S.Johnson (USA) / S.Querrey (USA) 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-6(7)

(12) P-H Herbert (FRA) / N.Mahut (FRA) d D.Inglot (GBR) / R.Lindstedt (SWE) 7-5, 6-2

(12) P-H Herbert (FRA) / N.Mahut (FRA) d (8) J.Murray (GBR) / J.Peers (AUS) 6-4, 6-4

ATP Tour
   

Tournament

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Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

DALIAN WOMEN'S TENNIS OPEN
DALIAN, CHINA
SEP 08 - SEP 13
Last yearIsingles champion:
N/A
Tier - 125K
Prize Money: $125,000
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(1) Saisai Zheng (CHN) d
(5) Qiang Wang (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-2

Julia Glushko (ISR) d
Petra Martic (CRO) 6-1, 6-4

(1) Saisai Zheng (CHN) d Julia Glushko (ISR)
2-6, 6-1, 7-5

Tournament Director: Mr. Zhang Liang Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) C.Chan (TPE) / D.Jurak (CRO) d (4) K.Chang (TPE) / X.Han (CHN)
7-5, 7-6(1)

(2) K.Zhang (CHN) / S.Zheng (CHN) d R.Tian (CHN) / Y.Wang (CHN) wo.

(2) K.Zhang (CHN) / S.Zheng (CHN) d (1) C.Chan (TPE) / D.Jurak (CRO) 6-3, 6-4

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US OPEN
FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA
AUG 31 - SEP 13

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SINGLES DRAW - Flavia Pennetta wins the US Open


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(26) Flavia Panetta (ITA) d Roberta Vinci (ITA) 7-6(4), 6-2

Flavia Pennetta outdid Roberta Vinci in an historic US Open final for her first Grand Slam title then dropped a bombshell - she announced she'll retire at the end of the year. It was the unlikeliest of Grand Slam finals, but it turned out to be of the highest quality, and it ended in an absolute bombshell - Flavia Pennetta outdid Roberta Vinci in an historic US Open final for her first Grand Slam title and then announced she'll be retiring from the sport.
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Flavia Pennetta to play until end of year
After winning her first Grand Slam title at the US Open on Saturday, Flavia Pennetta dropped a bombshell during her trophy speech - that she was retiring from the sport.
But while some took it as this being her last match, it was in reality just her last 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) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. S: Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-2, 4-6, 4-6. Williams out in the Semis
  • 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) 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-2. Q: (20) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. S: (26) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 1-6, 3-6. Halep out in the Semis
  • 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) 7-5, 6-3. Q: (26) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 6-4, 4-6, 2-6. Kvitova out in the Quarters
  • 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) 6-3, 6-4. Q: 2 Simona Halep (ROU) 3-6, 6-4, 4-6. Azarenka out in the Quarters
  • 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) 4-6, 4-6. Stosur out in R4
  • 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) 2-6, 6-1, 3-6. V. Williams out in the Quarters
  • 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) 7-6(6), 5-7, 2-6. Lisicki out in R4
  • 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
  • CHAMPION 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) 6-4, 6-4. Q: (5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. S: (2) Simona Halep (ROU) 6-1, 6-3. F: Roberta Vinci (ITA) 7-6(4), 6-2 CHAMPION
  • 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
  • FINALIST Roberta Vinci (ITA). R1: Vania King (USA) 6-4, 6-4. R2: Denisa Allertova (CZE) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. R3: (WC) Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. R4: (25) Eugenie Bochard (CAN) Walkover. Q: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. S: (1 Serena Williams (USA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. F: (26) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 6-7(4), 2-6
  • Best Qualifier: Johanna Konta (GBR), Anett Kontaveit (EST), both R4
  • Best WC: Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) - R3
  • Best Unseeded: Roberta Vinci (ITA) - Final

DOUBLES DRAW - Hingis and Mirza win US Open Doubles

(1) Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND) d (4) Casey Dellacqua (AUS) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 6-3, 6-3



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Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza cemented their status as the No.1 doubles team in the world on Sunday afternoon, winning their second straight Grand Slam title at the US Open. There was some late resistance - No.4 seeds Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova broke them while they tried to serve for the match at 6-3, 5-2 - but the No.1-seeded Hingis and Mirza broke right back to win the match, one last Hingis putaway at the net sealing the match and the title, 6-3, 6-3.
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omen's Tour

DALIAN WOMEN'S TENNIS OPEN
DALIAN, CHINA
SEP 08 - SEP 13

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SINGLES DRAW - Zheng sweeps Dalian double

(1) Saisai Zheng (CHN) d Julia Glushko (ISR) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5


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WTA Rising Star Zheng Saisai pulled off a Dalian double on Sunday. Surviving fierce opposition in Israel's Julia Glushko, Zheng outlasted her unseeded opponent in a match that lasted just under three hours, 2-6, 6-1, 7-5. Hours later, the Chinesewoman reemerged with partner Zhang Kai-Lin to upset the top doubles seeds Darija Jurak and Chan Chin-Wei, 6-3, 6-4.
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  • CHAMPION 1 Saisai Zheng (CHN). R1: Kai-Lin Zhang (CHN) 6-3, 6-2. R2: Zhaoxuan Yang (CHN) 6-4, 6-1. Q: Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. S: (5) Qiang Wang (CHN) 7-6(4), 6-2. F: Julia Glushko (ISR) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5. CHAMPION
  • 2 Bojana Jovanovski (SRB). R1: (WC) Shilin Xu (CHN) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. R2: Yafan Wang (CHN) 2-6, 0-6. Jovanovski out in R2
  • 3 Ying-Ying Duan (CHN). R1: Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 6-3, 4-6, 2-6. Duan out in R1
  • 4 Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS). R1: Fangzhou Liu (CHN) 2-6, 3-6. Kulichkova out in R1
  • 5 Qiang Wang (CHN). R1: (Q) Jing-Jing Lu (CHN) 6-3, 6-4. R2: Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 6-1, 6-1. Q: Fangzhou Liu (CHN) 6-1, 6-3. S: (1) Saisai Zheng (CHN) 6-7(4), 2-6. Wang out in the Semis
  • 6 Kristyna Pliskova (CZE). R1: (WC) Jia-Jing Lu (CHN) 2-6, 4-6. Pliskova out in R1
  • 7 Nao Hibino (JPN). R1: (Q) Chang Liu (CHN) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(7). R2: Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 3-6, 2-6. Hibino out in R2
  • 8 Lin Zhu (CHN). R1: Misa Eguchi (JPN) 6-0, 7-5. R2: Julia Glushko (ISR) 1-6, 3-6. Zhu out in R2
  • FINALIST Julia Glushko (ISR). R1: Riko Sawayanagi (JPN) 6-2, 6-3. R2: (8) Lin Zhu (CHN) 6-1, 6-3. Q: Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 7-6(3), 6-3. S: Petra Martic (CRO) 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-6(6). F: (1) Saisai Zheng (CHN) 6-2, 1-6, 5-7
  • Best Qualifier: All out in R1
  • Best WC until: Yuxuan Zhang (CHN) and Jia0Jing Lu (CHN), both R2
  • Best Unseeded: Julia Glushko (ISR) - Finalist


DOUBLES DRAW - Zhang / Zheng take first Dalian doubles crown

(2) Kai-Lin Zhang (CHN) / Saisai Zheng (CHN) d (1) Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) / Darija Jurak (CRO) 6-3, 6-4

 


 


Men's Tour

US OPEN
FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA
AUG 31 - SEP 13

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SINGLES DRAW - How The US Open Final Was Won: Djokovic Downs Federer

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d (2) Roger Federer (SUI) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

The rain showers passed and Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer renewed their rivalry in the 2015 US Open final. Djokovic claimed the crown 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Djokovic captured his second US Open trophy, having previously upended Rafael Nadal in 2011. The World No. 1 Serb's 10 major titles make him the eighth player to win double digit crowns. Federer was bidding for his sixth US Open title and first since he defeated Andy Murray in 2008.
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  • CHAMPION 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: (18) Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(2). S: (9) Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-0, 6-1, 6-2. F: (2) Roger Federer (SUI) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. CHAMPION
  • FINALIST 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) 7-6(0), 7-6(6), 7-5. Q: (12) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. S: (5) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. F: (1) Nova Djokovic (SRB) 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 4-6.
  • 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) 6-7(5), 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-7(0). Murray out in R4
  • 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) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Q: (15) Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. S: (2) Roger Federer (SUI) 4-6, 3-6, 1-6. Wawrinka out in the Semis
  • 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) 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 1-6. Berdych out in R4
  • 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: (19) J-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(3), 6-4. S: (1) Nova Djokovic (SRB) 0-6, 1-6, 2-6. Cilic out in the Semis
  • 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) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1. Q: (2) Roger Federer (SUI) 3-6, 3-6, 1-6. Gasquet out in the Quarters
  • 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) 6-7(0), 6-7(6), 5-7. Isner out in R4
  • 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) 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(0). Q: (5) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 4-6, 4-6, 0-6. Anderson out in the Quarters
  • 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: (1) Nova Djokovic (SRB) 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(2). Lopez out in the Quarters
  • 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: (9) Marin Cilic (CRO) 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3), 4-6. Tsonga out in the Quarters
  • 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 - Herbert/Mahut Win Doubles Crown


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(12) Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d (8) Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS) 6-4, 6-4

Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut clinched the US Open men’s doubles title and their first Grand Slam with a 6-4, 6-4 win over eighth seeds Jamie Murray and John Peers. The 12th seeds saved all five break points faced and needed 1 hour and 9 minutes to dispatch the British-Australian team. Herbert converted the team’s second match point with a backhand volley winner. They are the first all-French team to win the doubles title at Flushing Meadows and their victory marks the ninth Grand Slam in a row that has been won by a different men’s doubles team.
Read more here (ATP)



Photos here

WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: US Open Champion Flavia Pennetta moves from 26 to 8. US Open Finalist
Roberta Vinci moves from 43 to 19. Bethanie Mattek-Sands goes from 101 to 80.
DOUBLES: Shvedova goes from 15 to 7, Dellacquia from 10 to 5, Chan from 16 to 11.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

11501
 

1
Mirza, Sania

10575

2
Halep, Simona

6780
 

2
Hingis, Martina

9675

3
Sharapova, Maria

5795
 

3
Mattek-Sands, Beth

7065

4
Kvitova, Petra

5295
 

4
Šafárová, Lucie

6497

5
Šafárová, Lucie

3570
 

5
Dellacqua, Casey

5545

6
Wozniacki, Caroline

3510
 

6
Vesnina, Elena

5235

7
Ivanovic, Ana

3440
 

7
Shvedova, Yaroslava

5120

8
Pennetta, Flavia

3317
 

8
Mladenovic, Kristina

5090

9
Muguruza, Garbine

3305
 

9
Makarova, Ekaterina

5046

10
Pliskova, Karolina

3215
 

10
Babos, Timea

4225

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Rafa Nadal moves dwon to 10 from 8. Mahut improves 37 points to 60.
DOUBLES: Peers, Murray, Herbert move into the Top 10. Mahut moves up 12 spots to no. 11.
Sam Querrey moves up 36 spots to no. 46 while Steve Johnson improves 101 spots to no. 67.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

13845
 

1
Bryan, Bob

9490

2
Federer, Roger

9165
 

1
Bryan, Mike

9490

3
Murray, Andy

7040
 

3
Tecau, Horia

6990

4
Wawrinka, Stan

5790
 

4
Rojer, Jean-Julien

6990

5
Nishikori, Kei

5570
 

5
Melo, Marcelo

6960

6
Berdych, Tomas

5050
 

6
Dodig, Ivan

6690

7
Ferrer, David

4490
 

7
John Peers

5230

8
Raonic, Milos

4440
 

8
Jamie Murray

5230

9
Cilic, Marin

3540
 

9
Matkowski, Marcin

5030

10
Nadal, Rafael

3135
 

10
Pierre-Hugues Herbert

5030


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COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA
SEP 14 - SEP 20

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $$226,750
Surface: Carpet
Tournament Director: Jacques Herisset
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 (WC) Madison Keys (USA)
  • 2 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
  • 3 Mona Barthel (GER)
  • 4 Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • 5 Annika Beck (GER)
  • 6 Tatjana Maria (GER)
  • 7 Evgeniya Rodina (RUS)
  • 8 An-Sophie Mestach (BEL)

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Lyudmila Michenok (UKR) / Nadila Kichenok (UKR)
  • 2 Tatjama Maria (GER) / Anna Tatishvili (USA)
  • 3 Maria Irigoyen (ARG) / Paula Kania (POL)
  • 4 Asia Muhammad (USA) / Maria Sanchez (USA)

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE)

 

JAPAN WOMEN'S OPEN TENNIS
TOKYO, JAPAN
SEP 14 - SEP 20

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $$226,750
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Mr. Ichiro Nakanishi
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 (WC) Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • 2 Zarina Diyas (KAZ)
  • 3 Madison Brengle (USA)
  • 4 Alison Riske (USA)
  • 5 Johanna Larsson (SWE)
  • 6 Christina McHale (USA)
  • 7 Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO)
  • 8 Polona Hercog (SLO)

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
  • 2 Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) / Chen Liang (CHN)
  • 3 Gabriela Dqbrowski (CAN) / Alicja Rosolska (POL)
  • 4 Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) / Saisai Zheng (CHN)

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Samantha Stosur (AUS)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Renata Voracova (CZE) / Shuko Aoyama (JPN)

 


Ion Tiriac (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

CITIZENSHIP: Romania
BORN: May 8, 1939 (76)
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Brasov, Romania
PLAYED: Right-handed


Photo: International Tennis Hall of Fame

By definition, the word "character" can describe a person’s peculiarities and eccentricities, which in many aspects aptly summarizes Ion Tiriac. The man known as Count Dracula (because he was born in Transylvania, Romania), played the part to perfection. From his bushy Fu Manchu moustache to a piercing stare that seemingly brought gloom and doom to any space he entered, Tiriac was an intriguing and unique “character” in tennis, melding a substantial career as a player, coach and businessman. In early December 2014, Romania-Insider.com reported that Tiriac had amassed a personal fortune of $2 billion, making him the richest former sportsman in the world, according to Celebrity NetWorth. Not bad for a doubles specialist who made a few million dollars on tour during the 1960s and 1970s, but whose style on and off the court led to celebrity appeal.

Rewind back to the late 1980s, when Miller Lite was flooding the television airways, employing athletes for its “Taste Great, Less Filling” beer pitch. One 1987 commercial pitted baseball’s Bob Uecker with Tiriac. While Uecker praises Tiriac's sense of humor, the Romanian sits stone-faced and unamused. In 1992, Arthur Ashe told People Magazine: "We were at a Basque restaurant in Paris," Ashe recalled, “and Tiri ate a wine glass. He ate glass. I was there. And he didn't bleed."


Photo of Guillermo Vilas and Ion Tiriac: AP

On tour, Tiriac played 11 years, teaming with fellow Romanian Ilie Nastase to win the 1970 French Open Doubles Championship over the American duo of Arthur Ashe and Charlie Pasarell 6–2, 6–4, 6–3. All but one of Tiriac’s championships came in doubles, 22 in total, most with Nastase or Argentinian Guillermo Vilas. He earned one singles title, the 1970 Bavarian International Tennis Championships in Munich, Germany, besting Yugoslavian Nikola Pilic 2–6, 9–7, 6–3, 6–4. On two occasions, 1967 and 1972, Tiriac advanced to Wimbledon’s fourth round. In 1968, he reached the quarterfinals of the French Open singles, snatching two sets from Rod Laver in a five-set loss. Recalling the 1968 season, one of his best on tour, Tiriac told the Tennis Channel, “We always say that clay is for tennis, grass is for cows and hard courts are for cars. We used to play 99 percent of the time on clay. I never had any talent, but I was a good athlete with good legs and a little bit of a head for the game. And for that reason I could almost beat anybody or lose to anybody.”

Tiriac was a gifted athlete who played tennis and ice hockey from 1964 to 1972. He was a member of the 1964 Romanian Olympic ice hockey team that competed in Innsbruck, Austria. He was a staple of Romania's Davis Cup Team, competing for 15 years, and helping the squad advance to the finals three times.


Photo: DavisCup.com

After ending his career as a professional tennis player, Mr. Tiriac continued his activity within the sports environment and actively got involved in developing the career of some newly discovered talents, including:

  • Guillermo Vilas, reached 2nd place in the ATP rankings, after playing 42 finals and winning 62 titles;
  • Henri Leconte, reached 5th place, with special emphasis on the double matches played with Yannick Noah and as representative of France in the Davis Cup;
  • Virginia Ruzici, entered the top 10 of the WTA rankings, well known for her powerful forehand; won the 1978 edition of the Roland Garros tournament;
  • Gianni Ocleppo, won the Linz title in 1981, as an important member of the Italian team for the Davis Cup in 1980 and 1981;
  • Boris Becker, was managed by Ion Tiriac between 1985 and 1994, in his ascension to the undisputed leadership position in men's professional tennis. In 1985, Becker was awarded the title of "Most Improved Player of the Year", and was later recognized as the youngest player in the history of Wimbledon to win the Open at the age of 17. In 1988, Becker won 7 out of 8 finals and the first Davis Cup for Germany, competing with Sweden, subsequently becoming one of the most famous figures in men’s professional tennis;
  • Goran Ivanisevic, the only wildcard player to win the Wimbledon tournament, in 2001; also a finalist in 1992, 1994 and 1998, reaching 2nd place in the ATP rankings;
  • Marat Safin, started his tennis career in 1997; in 2000 he won his first Grand Slam tournament at the U.S. Open, followed, in 2005, by another victory in the Australian Open. At the same time, he was a member of the Russian Davis Cup team, which won the finals in 2002 and in 2006. The first Russian player to enter the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2008 and to obtain 1st place in the official world men’s tennis rankings;



STATS

Top Ranking
Doubles World No. 19 (1979)

Grand Slam Results
Winner of the 1970 French Open Men’s Doubles title

Career Titles
23

Career Record
Singles: 167-177
Doubles: 293-140

Olympics
Member of the Romanian ice hockey team at the 1964 Innsbruck Olympic Games

Davis Cup
Member of the Romanian Davis Cup Team 1959-1963, 1966-1972, 1974-1975, 1977
Overall Record: 70-39
Singles Record: 40-28
Doubles Record: 30-11

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES
1 Doubles

Best Results
Singles

Australian Open: 2R (1977)
French Open: QF (1968)
Wimbledon: 4R (1967, 1972)
US Open: 3R (1973)

Doubles
Australian Open: 2R (1977)
French Open: W (1970) (w/Ilie Nastase)
Wimbledon: SF (1970)
US Open: QF (1971, 1975)

 

 

AFTER RETIREMENT FROM THE TOUR



Photo: Reuters

After his retirement as a professional tennis player, Tiriac became a businessman in Germany. In 1987, he appeared in a TV commercial for Miller Lite beer with Bob Uecker, who extols Tiriac's supposed humorous qualities, laughing hysterically while Tiriac sits stone-faced.

Tiriac was a successful promoter and tournament director for numerous events including the ATP World Tour's season-ending Masters Grand Prix, and two of the largest Masters 1000 events, the Italian Open and the Madrid Masters. He is still an active leader and owner of the Mutua Madrid Open. Under his leadership the tournament has grown immensely, and is one of the most well-attended annual events in Spain. In addition, he continues to promote tennis in his home country of Romania and is the owner/promoter of the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy, an ATP World Tour 250 event held annually in Bucharest.

Following the collapse of communism in Romania, he started numerous businesses and investments back home. In 1990, he founded Banca Tiriac, the first private bank in post-Communist Romania. Between that and several other enterprises (retail, insurance, auto leasing, auto dealerships, airlines, etc.), his fortune was estimated at over US$900 million in 2005.


Photo: Zimbio

Ion Tiriac became the first Romanian to enter Forbes' List of billionaires in the 2007 Forbes rankings, placing number 840 in the world. His wealth was estimated at $1.0 billion as of 2010, according to the magazine. In 2010 TOP 300 Capital declared Ion Tiriac the richest man in Romania with a wealth estimated at €1.5–€1.6 billion ($2–$2.2 billion).

Tiriac returns to the Forbes billionaires list in 2015 for the first time since 2010 as Romania's real estate market has strengthened to pre-2008 levels. EU funds are driving the surge in both the commercial and retail sectors. He also owns banking, insurance, auto leasing and retail assets and is expanding a museum that houses his 200 high-end cars and motorcycles, including Jaguars, Bentleys and Rolls Royces.


One of two Rolls-Royce Phantom IV owned by Tiriac, part of his car collection, a 1952 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV made for the Aga Khan III

 

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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