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Published September 28, 2015


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Week of
Sep 21-27, 2015  


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GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S OPEN
GUANGZHOU, CHINA
SEP 21 - SEP 26
Last yearIsingles champion:
Monica Niculescu (ROU)
Tier - Internat.
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

Denisa Allertova (CZE) d (3) Sara Errani (ITA) 7-5, 6-2

(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d Denisa Allertova (CZE) 6-2, 6-0

Tournament Director: Mr. Huang Jianting Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

 

(1) M.Hingis (SUI) / S.Mirza (IND) d J.Glushko (ISR) / R.Peterson (SWE) 6-3, 6-4

S.Xu (CHN) / X.You (CHN) d (2) K.Jans-Ignacik (POL) / A.Rodionova (AUS) 7-6(5), 6-3

(1) M.Hingis (SUI) / S.Mirza (IND) d S.Xu (CHN) / X.You (CHN) 6-3, 6-1

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KOREA OPEN
SEOUL, KOREA
SEP 21 - SEP 27
Last yearIsingles champion:
Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
Tier - Internat.
Prize Money: $426,750
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(1) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d 8) Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-0, 6-2

(Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovic (BLR) d (2) Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

(1) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovic (BLR) 6-3, 6-1

Tournament Director: Mr. Jin-see Lee Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) L.Arruabarrena (ESP / A.Klepac (SLO) d S.Aoyama (JPN) / M.Ninomiya (JPN) 6-4, 6-1

(2) K.Bertens (NED) / J.Larsson (SWE) d (3) I.Begu (ROU) R.Olaru (ROU) 6-3, 6-1

(1) L.Arruabarrena (ESP / A.Klepac (SLO) d (2) K.Bertens (NED) / J.Larsson (SWE) 2-6, 6-3, 10-6

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TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN
TOKYO, JAPAN
SEP 21 - SEP 27
Last yearIsingles champion:
Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
Tier - Premier.
Prize Money: $881,100
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(6) Belinda Bencic (SUI) d (1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6-2, 6-4

(7) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-4, 6-1

(7) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d (6) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 6-2

Tournament Director: Kentaro Miyamoto Draw:
S-28 D-16

DOUBLES

(3) G.Muguruza (ESP) / C.Suarez Navarro (ESP) d K.Bondarenko (UKR) / C.Chuang (TPE) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5

 

(2) H.Chan (TPE) / Y.Chan (TPE) d E.Hozumi (JPN) / M.Kato (JPN) 6-4, 7-5

(3) G.Muguruza (ESP) / C.Suarez Navarro (ESP) d (2) H.Chan (TPE) / Y.Chan (TPE) 7-5, 6-1

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ST. PETERSBURG OPEN
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
SEPTEMBER 21 - 27 2015
Last yearIsingles champion:
Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
Tier - 250
Prize Money: $1,091,000
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(7) Joao Sousa (POR) d (3) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-4, 7-6(5)

(2) Milos Raonic (CAN) d (4) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-2, 7-6(2)

(2) Milos Raonic (CAN) d (7) Joao Sousa (POR) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Tournament Director: Peter Johnston Draw:
S-28 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) T.Huey (PHI) /
H.Kontinen (FIN) d A.Bury (BLR) D.stomin (UZB) 6-3, 7-5

(2) J.Knowle (CAN) /
A.Peya (CAN) d (WC) A.Rublev (RUS) /
M.Youzhny (RUS) 6-4, 6-2

(1) T.Huey (PHI) /
H.Kontinen (FIN)
d (2) J.Knowle (CAN) /
A.Peya (CAN) 7-5, 6-3

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MOSELLE OPEN
METZ, FRANCE
SEP 21 - SEP 27
Last yearIsingles champion:
David Goffin (BEL)
Tier - 250
Prize Money: €494,310
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(2) Gilles Simon (FRA) d (6) Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-4, 6-4

(3) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d (5) (WC) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-3, 6-4

(3) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d (2) Gilles Simon (FRA) 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-2

Tournament Director: Julien Bute Draw:
S-28 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) P.Herbert (FRA) /
N.Mahut (FRA) d (4) E.Butorac (USA) / S.Lipsky (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 10-3

(2) L.Kubot (POL) /
E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d (3) R.Klaasen (RSA) /
R.Ram (USA) 7-5, 7-6(5)

(2) L.Kubot (POL) /
E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
d (1) P.Herbert (FRA) /
N.Mahut (FRA) 2-6, 6-3, 10-7

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Women's Tour

GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S OPEN
GUANGZHOU, CHINA
SEP 21 - SEP 26

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SINGLES DRAW - Jelena Jankovic wins Guangzhou title Beck (GER) d Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

 

(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d Denisa Allertova (CZE) 6-2, 6-0


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Photo: Guangzhou International Women's Open

Jelena Jankovic ended the surprise run of WTA Rising Star Denisa Allertova on Sunday to lift her first WTA title of the year at the Guangzhou International Women's Open.
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Photo: Guangzhou International Women's Open

  • 1 Simona Halep (ROU). R1: (Q) Petra Martic (CRO) 6-4, 6-2. R2: Timea Babos (HUN) 6-4, 6-0. Q: Denisa Allertova (CZE) 4-6, 3-6. Halep out in the Quarters.
  • 2 Andrea Petkovic (GER). R1: Monica Puig (PUR)1-6, 4-6. Petkovic out in R1
  • 3 Sara Errani (ITA). R1: Ying-Ying Duan CHN) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. R2: (Q) Kai-Lin Zhang (CHN) 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-2. Q: (8) Saisai Zheng (CHN) 6-, 6-0. S: Denisa Allertova (CZE) 5-7, 2-6. Errani out in th Semis
  • CHAMPION 4 Jelena Jankovic (SRB). R1: Elena Vesnina (RUS) 7-6(3), 6-3. R: Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Q: (5) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-2, 7-5. S: Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. F: Denisa Allertova (CZE) 6-2, 6-0 CHAMPION
  • 5 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS). R1: Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-4, 7-5. R2: Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-0, 6-1. Q: (4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 2-6, 5-7. Kuznetsova out in the Quarters
  • 6 Monica Niculesku (ROU). R1: Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 7-6(5), -6, 6-3. R2: (Q) Rebecca Peterson (SWE) 6-3, 6-2. Q: Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 2-6, 2-6. Niculescu out in the Quarters
  • 7 Danka Kovinic (MNE). R1: Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 4-6, 2-6. Kovinic out in R1
  • 8 Saisai Zheng (CHN). R1: Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 6-2, 6-1. R2: (Q) Anett Kontaveit (EST) 6-1, 7-6(11). Q: (3) Sara Errani (ITA) 1-6, 0-6. Zheng out in the Quarters
  • FINALIST Denisa Allertova (CZE). R1: Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 6-3, 7-6(3). R2: Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-3, 7-6(5). Q: (1) Simona Halep (ROU) 6-4, 6-3. S: (3 )Sara Errani (ITA) 7-5, 6-2. F: (4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 2-6, 0-6
  • Best Qualifier: K. Zheng / R. Peterson / A. Kontaveit - all R2
  • Best WC: All lost in R1
  • Best Unseeded: Denisa Allertova (CZE) - Final

DOUBLES DRAW - Hingis / Mirza dominating in Guangzhou

(1) Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND) d Shilin Xu (CHN) / Xiaodi You (CHN) 6-3, 6-1


Photo: Guangzhou International Women's Open

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza continued right where they left off at the US Open this week, winning their second straight WTA doubles title together - and their sixth of the year - at the Guangzhou International Women's Open, not even dropping a set en route to the title.

After a first round bye, the No.1-seeded Hingis and Mirza beat Anna-Lena Friedsam and Monica Niculescu in the quarters, 6-2, 6-3, and then Julia Glushko and Rebecca Peterson in the semis, 6-3, 6-4, before their most dominant performance against Xu Shilin and You Xiaodi in the final, 6-3, 6-1.
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Women's Tour

KOREA OPEN
SEOUL, KOREA
SEP 21 - SEP 27

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SINGLES DRAW - Irina-Camelia Begu conquers Seoul

(1) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-3, 6-1


Photo: Seo-Jin Hwang


Sasnovich Photo: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Irina-Camelia Begu ended the breakthrough run of Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Sunday to win the second WTA title of her career at the Korea Open Tennis. After trading breaks twice early on en route to 3-all, Begu took it to a whole new level, reeling off eight games in a row to build a seemingly insurmountable 6-3, 5-0 lead. Sasnovich held at love to stop the streak, but the No.1-seeded Begu then served it out for a 6-3, 6-1 championship victory.
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  • CHAMPION 1 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU). R1: (Q) Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 6-2, 6-4. R2: Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-2. Q: Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-4, 7-5. S: (8) Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-0, 6-2. F: (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-3, 6-1 CHAMPION
  • 2 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK). R1: Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. R2: Christina McHale (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Q: (5) Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. S: (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-3, 3-6, 3-6. Schmiedlova out in the Semis.
  • 3 Sloane Stephens (USA). R1: (WC) Na-Lae Han (KOR) 6-1, 6-1. R2: (WC) Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 6-3, 6-4. Q: (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 3-6, 2-6. Stephens out in the Quarters
  • 4 Varvara Lepchenko (USA). R1: Badosa Gibert (ESP) 6-2, 6-3. R2: Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 0-6, 2-6. Lepchenko out in R2
  • 5 Mona Barthel (GER). R1: (WC) Su Jeong Jang (KOR) 6-0, 7-6(2). R2: Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) 6-2, 6-1. Q: (2 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 4-6, 6-3, 1-6. Barthel out in the Quarters
  • 6 Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU). R1: (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 3-6, 2-6. Dulgheru out in R1
  • 7 Julia Goerges (GER). R1: Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 6-1, 6-4. R2: Johanna Larsson (SWE) 5-7, 4-6. Goerges out in R2
  • 8 Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL). R1: Andreea itu (ROU) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(2). R2: Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(3). Q: Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. S: (1) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 0-6, 2-6. Van Uytvanck out in the Semis
  • FINALIST (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR). R1: 6 Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 6-3, 6-2. R2: Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-3, 6-3. Q: (3) Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-3, 6-2. S: (2) Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. F: (1) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 3-6, 1-6
  • Best Qualifier: Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) - Final
  • Best WC: Kimiko Dat-Krumm - R
  • Best Unseeded: Larsson / Kulichkova - Quarters


DOUBLES DRAW - Arruabarrena / Klepac take Korea Open title

(1) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP / Andreja Klepac (SLO) d (2) Kiki Bertens (NED) / Johanna Larsson (SWE) 2-6, 6-3, 10-6


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Women's Tour

TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN
TOKYO, JAPAN
SEP 21 - SEP 27

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SINGLES DRAW - Radwanska wins Tokyo and back in Top 10

(7) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d (6) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 6-2


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Agnieszka Radwanska put on a near-flawless performance to end the run of WTA Rising Star Belinda Bencic, win the Toray Pan Pacific Open title and secure a return to the Top 10.
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  • 1 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-2, 6-2. Q: (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. S: (8) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2-6, 4-6. Wozniacki out in the Semis
  • 2 Ana Ivanovic (SRB). R1: Bye. R2: Camila Giorgi (ITA) 7-5, 6-2. Q: Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-7(5), 3-6. Ivanovic out in the Quarters
  • 3 Garbine Muguruza (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: Barbora Strycova (CZE) 6-3, 6-4. Q: (8) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-7(1), 1-6. Muguruza out in the Quarters
  • 4 Karolina Pliskova (CZE). R1: Bye. R2: Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6-2, 6-4. Q: (7) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5-7, 6-2. Pliskova out in the Quarters
  • 5 Angelique Kerber (GER). R1: Darla Gavrilova (RUS) 6-2, 6-2. R2: Madison Brengle (USA) 5-7, 6-1, 6-0. Q: (1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 2-6, 6-2, 3-6. Kerber out in the Quarters
  • 6 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP). R1: (Q) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 7-6(3), 6-2. R2: Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 4-6, 4-6. Suarez Navarro out in the Quarters
  • CHAMPION 7 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL). R: CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 6-3, 6-3. R2: Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-3, 6-3. Q (4) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 7-5, 6-2. S: Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-4, 6-1. F: (8) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 6-2 CHAMPION
  • FINALIST 8 Belinda Bencic (SUI). R1: (Q) Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) 6-0, 6-0. R2: Sam Stosur (AUS) 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4. Q: (3) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 7-6(1), 6-1. S: (1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6-2, 6-4. F: (7) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 2-6, 2-6
  • Best Qualifier: A. Konjuh - R2
  • Best WC: All out in R
  • Best Unseeded: Dominica Cibulkova (SVK) - Semis


DOUBLES DRAW - Muguruza/Suarez Navarro prevail in Tokyo

(3) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) d (2) Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) 7-5, 6-1


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Men's Tour

ST. PETERSBURG OPEN
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
SEP 21 - SEP 27

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SINGLES DRAW - Raonic reigns in St. Petersburg

(2) Milos Raonic (CAN) d (7) Joao Sousa (POR) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3


Photo: St. Petersburg Open / Alexander Bondarev


Photo: www.Impala.pt

It has been a turbulent season for Milos Raonic, but with a cry of triumph, the Canadian ended a 14-month title drought on Sunday in St. Petersburg as he defeated Joao Sousa 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to capture his seventh ATP World Tour title.
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Photo: St. Petersburg Open / Alexander Bondarev

  • 1 Tomas Berdych (CZE). R1: Bye. R2: Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-7(5), 4-6. Berdych out in R2
  • CHAMPION 2 Milos Raonic (CAN). R1: Bye. R2: (WC) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 6-4, 6-4. Q: (5) Tommy Robredo (ESP) 6-1, 6-2. S: (4) Robert Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-2, 7-6(2). F: (7) Joao Sousa (POR) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 CHAMPION
  • 3 Dominic Thiem (AUT). R1: Bye. R2: Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 6-2, 7-6(2). Q: Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-2, 7-5. S: (7) Joao Sousa (POR) 4-6, 6-7(5). Thiem out in the Semis
  • 4 Robert Bautista Agut (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5. Q: Lucas Pouille (FRA) 6-2, 6-3. S: (2) Milos Raonic (CAN) 2-, 6-7(2). Bautista Agut out in the Semis
  • 5 Tommy Robredo (ESP). R1: (WC) Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. R2: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 7-6(5), 6-1. Q: (2) Milos Raonic (CAN) 1-6, 2-6. Robredo out in the Quarters
  • 6 Benoit Paire (FRA). R1: Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 4-6, 0-3(ret). Paire out in R1
  • FINALIST 7 Joao Sousa (POR). R1: (Q) Radu Albot (MDA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. R2: Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-3, 6-3. Q: Simone Bolelli (ITA) 7-6(7), 7-6(1). S: (3) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-4, 7-6(5). F: (2) Milos Raonic (CAN) 3-6, 6-3, 3-6
  • 8 Mikhail Kukushnin (KAZ). R1: Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-7(4), 6-2, 2-6. Kukushnin out in R1
  • Best Qualifier: All out in R1
  • Best WC: E. Donskoy - R2
  • Best Unseeded: L. Pouille / D. Istomin / S. Bolelli - all in Quarters


DOUBLES DRAW - Huey/Kontinen triumph in St. Petersburg

(1) Treat Huey (PHI) / Henri Kontinen (FIN) d (2) Julian Knowle (CAN) / Alexander Peya (CAN) 7-5, 6-3

Top seeds Treat Huey and Henri Kontinen capped a dream debut together on Sunday as they defeated second seeds Julian Knowle and Alexander Peya 7-5, 6-3 in the St. Petersburg Open final.
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Photo: St. Petersburg Open / Alexander Bondarev


Men's Tour

MOSELLE OPEN
METZ, FRANCE
SEP 21 - SEP 27

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SINGLES DRAW - Tsonga tops Simon for third Metz tile

(3) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d (2) Gilles Simon (FRA) 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-2


Photo: Marseille Open


Photo: www.tennis.com

History would not repeat itself on Sunday at the Moselle Open, as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Gilles Simon for his 12th ATP World Tour title and third in Metz.
In a rematch of the 2013 final, which Simon won in straight sets, Tsonga prevailed 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-2.
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  • 1 Stan Wawrinka (SUI). R1: Bye. R2: Dustin Brown (GER) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4). Q: (5) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) w/o. Wawrinka out in the Quarters
  • FINALIST 2 Gilles Simon (FRA). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Edouard Roger-Vasslin (FRA) 6-4, 6-2. Q: Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-4, 6-4. S: (6) Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-4, 6-4. F: (3) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-7(5), 6-1, 2-6
  • CHAMPION 3 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Mischa Zverev (GER) 7-6(5), 6-7(8), 6-3. Q: Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5. S: (5) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-3, 6-4. F: (2) Gilles Simon (FRA) 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-2 CHAMPION
  • 4 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: (WC) Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Q: (6) Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(4). Garcia-Lopez out in the Quarters
  • 5 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER). R1: John Millman (AUS) 7-6(5), 6-3. R2: Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-3, 6-3. Q: (1) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) w/o. S: (3) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3-6, 4-6. Kohlschreiber out in the Semis
  • 6 Martin Klizan (SVK). R1: Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-7(1), 6-3, 3-2(ret). R2:Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-4, 7-6(7). Q: (4) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4). S: (2) Gilles Simon (FRA) 4-, 4-6. Klizan out in the Semis
  • 7 Adrian Mannarino (FRA). R1: (Q) Vincent Millot (FRA) 6-2, 7-5. R2: Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 4-6, 7-6(5), 3-6. Mannarino out in R2
  • 8 (WC) Fernando Verdasco (ESP). R1: Alexander Zverev (GER) 6-7(2) 6-3, 6-3. R2: Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-7(3), 6-7(2). Verdasco out in R2
  • Best Qualifier: Risa
  • Best WC: Kimiko D
  • Best Unseeded: Yan


DOUBLES DRAW - Second seeds stop US Open champs

(2) L.Kubot (POL) / E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d (1) P.Herbert (FRA) / N.Mahut (FRA) 2-6, 6-3, 10-7

Lukasz Kubot and Edouard Roger-Vasselin rallied from a set down to capture the Moselle Open title on Sunday.
The Polish-French pair earned a 2-6, 6-3, 10-7 victory over US Open champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in one hour and 16 minutes, halting the French duo's win streak at nine. Competing in their first tournament together, the second seeds stormed back from an early 4-1 deficit in the Match Tie-break. They later trailed 7-5 before reeling off five straight points for the victory.
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Photo: Moselle Open


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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Radwanska and Ivanovic back in Top 10. Wozniacki drops from 6 to 11.
DOUBLES: No movement in the Top 10. Kimiko Date-Krumm back in the Top 100.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

11500
 

1
Mirza, Sania

10455

2
Halep, Simona

6780
 

2
Hingis, Martina

9125

3
Sharapova, Maria

5691
 

3
Mattek-Sands, Beth

6885

4
Kvitova, Petra

4396
 

4
Šafárová, Lucie

6497

5
Šafárová, Lucie

3525
 

5
Dellacqua, Casey

5545

6
Pennetta, Flavia

3317
 

6
Vesnina, Elena

5235

7
Radwanska, Agnieszka

3190
 

7
Shvedova, Yaroslava

5120

8
Muguruza, Garbine

3116
 

8
Mladenovic, Kristina

5090

9
Ivanovic, Ana

3070
 

9
Makarova, Ekaterina

5046

10
Suarez Navarro, Carla

3070
 

10
Chan, Yung-Jan

4575

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: No movement in the Top 10.
DOUBLES: Minor movement in the Top 10.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

16145
 

1
Bryan, Bob

9490

2
Federer, Roger

9420
 

1
Bryan, Mike

9490

3
Murray, Andy

8730
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

6960

4
Wawrinka, Stan

6005
 

4
Tecau, Horia

6890

5
Berdych, Tomas

5050
 

5
Rojer, Jean-Julien

6890

6
Nishikori, Kei

4945
 

6
Dodig, Ivan

6690

7
Nadal, Rafael

3770
 

7
Jamie Murray

5260

8
Ferrer, David

3695
 

8
Pierre-Hugues Herbert

5180

9
Raonic, Milos

2950
 

9
John Peers

5170

10
Gilles Simon

2665
 

10
Nicolas Mahut

4930


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Tier - Premier
Prize Money: $2,212,250
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Mr. Yi Guoqing
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Simona Halep (ROU)
  • 2 Maria Sharapova (RUS)
  • 3 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • 4 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
  • 5 Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • 6 Angeliqu Kerber (GER)
  • 7 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • 8 Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  • 9 Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
  • 10 Agneszia Radwanska (POL)
  • 11 Blinda Bencic (SUI)
  • 12 Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • 13 Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • 14 Madison Keys (USA)
  • 15 Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • 16 Sara Errani (ITA)

Plus: Kuzntsova, Azarenka, Goerges, Begu, Stosur, Hantuchova, Stephens, Bouchard

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND)
  • 2 Timea Babos (HUN) / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  • 3 Caroline Garcia (FRA) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
  • 4 Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
  • 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA)
  • 6 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • 7 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • 8 Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) / Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Petra Kvitova (CZE)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Martina Hingis (SUI) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA)

 

TASHKENT OPEN
TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN
SEP 28 - OCT 03

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

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Annika Beck (GER)
  • 2 Carina Witthoeft (GER)
  • 3 Polona Hercog (SLO)
  • 4 Johanna Larsson (SWE)
  • 5 Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
  • 6 Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)
  • 7 Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
  • 8 Andreea Mitu (ROU)

Plus: Vesnina, U.Radwanska, Shvedova

DOUBLES SEEDS

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  • 3 Jocelyn Rae (GBR) / Anna Smith (GBR)
  • 4 Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) / Paula Kania (POL)

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
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LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
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Surface: Hard
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Draw: S-28 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

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TOURNAMENT INFO
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Prize Money: $607,940
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Allon Khakshouri
Draw: S-28 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

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  • 3 Chris Guccione (AUS) / Andre Sa (BRA)
  • 4 Julian Knowle (CAN) / Oliver Marach (CAN)

Plus: Mammarino / Rosol, Estrella Burgos / Monroe

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
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LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
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Dennis Ralston (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

CITIZENSHIP: USA
BORN: July 26, 1942 (73)
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Bakersfield, California
PLAYED: Right-handed
ENSHRINED: 1987


Photos: International Tennis Hall of Fame

By all accounts, Dennis Ralston lived a charmed tennis life. He won NCAA Championships as a collegian at the University of Southern California, won five major doubles titles, led the United States Davis Cup teams to victories as both a player and a captain, coached the Southern Methodist University men’s tennis team and coached fellow Hall of Fame players Chris Evert, Yannick Noah and Gabriella Sabatini.

A native of Bakersfield, California, Ralston was the prototypical player who honed his game by logging long hours on public courts. It didn’t hurt matters much that his early tennis tutelage came under the watchful eye of Pancho Gonzales. He started at USC as a two-time All-American in 1963 and 1964, winning the NCAA Division I Singles and Doubles Championships both years. He was the force in leading Coach George Toley’s Trojans to the NCAA National Championship both seasons. He shared doubles titles with fellow Hall of Famer Rafael Osuna – who would figure prominently in Ralston’s amateur career – in 1963 and William Bond in 1964.


Photos: Wikipedia

Ralston had polished strokes and a grooved forehand that he hit with pace. His pinpoint serve and crisp volleying suited him particularly well in doubles, where he won five majors and was a finalist in seven others, four in men’s doubles and three in mixed action. As a 17-year-old in 1960, he and 21-year-old Osuna became the second youngest Wimbledon Gentleman champions in history. They arrived in London unseeded and departed the All England Club with a 7-5, 6-3, 10-8 victory over Mike Davies and Bobby Wilson in an all-American final.

Ralston won his three subsequent U.S. doubles titles with a new partner, Hall of Famer Chuck McKinley, and two of those championships – the 1961 and 1963 U.S. Nationals – were achieved with Osuna on the opposite site. Ralston played four straight U.S. Nationals finals (1961-64), with championships coming in 1961 and 1963 over Osuna and Mexican partner Antonio Palafox both times – the 1963 victory drawn out in five sets, 9-7, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9, after losing the 1962 final to the same duo in similar five-set fashion. Ralston and McKinley ousted Brits Mike Sangster and Graham Stilwell in 1964 final (6-3, 6-2, 6-4). Ralston earned his final doubles championship at the 1966 French Championships alongside Clark Graebner, impressively defeating Ilie Nastase and Ion Tiriac, 6-3, 6-3, 6-0. Ralston fell in the 1966 U.S. Nationals finals in 1966 with Graeber, the 1969 US Open with Charlie Pasarell and the 1971 Wimbledon Championships with Arthur Ashe in five sets to Roy Emerson and Rod Laver.


Photo: www.ralstontennis.com

Ralston played in three mixed doubles finals with three different partners, losing the 1962 and 1966 Wimbledon Championships with Ann Haydon-Jones and Billie Jean King, respectively, and the 1969 US Open with Françoise Dürr.

A major singles title eluded Ralston, though he came close to winning the 1966 Wimbledon Gentlemen Singles championship. Seeded No. 6, he outlasted No. 7 seed Cliff Drysdale in a five-set marathon semifinal, 6-8, 8-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. He had a fighting chance against No. 4 Manuel Santana, the Spaniard who said “grass is for cows” in the final, but on this afternoon, the Center Court grass suited Santana just fine and in one hour, 40 minutes earned a hard-fought 6-4, 11-9, 6-4 victory in a match the Associated Press called “easily one of the best finals seen here in many years.”


Photo: www.ralstontennis.com

Outside the majors, Ralston had good success, winning, the U.S. Indoor Singles Championship (1963), doubles with McKinley (1963, 1965); the U.S. Clay Court Singles Championship (1964, 1965), doubles with McKinley (1961, 1964) and Graebner (1966); the U.S. Hard Court Singles Championship (1964, 1965), doubles in 1964 (with Bill Bond) and in 1965 (with Tom Edlefsen); and the U.S. Pro Doubles Champion in 1967 (with Ken Rosewall).

In 1966, Ralston turned professional, explaining to the Associated Press that “professional tennis offers me a future while amateur tennis in the United States offers a player nothing. The financial terms were not disclosed, but it was believed Ralston signed a three-year contract for $100,000. “I’ve got a family and I do have to start looking toward the future,” Ralston said. His professional career saw him reach the semifinals of the US Pro in 1968 and the quarterfinals of the Wembley Pro in 1967 and 1968.


Photo: Sports Illustrated

Ralston was ranked in the World Top 10 in singles five times between 1963 and 1968. He also represented the United States in Davis Cup competition as a player (1960-1966), a coach (1968-1971) and captain (1972-1975). He holds the distinction of being one of the few men to win the Davis Cup as both a player (1963 over Australia) and captain (1972 over Romania).

Ralston coached the SMU men’s tennis team from 1981-89, 91-93, compiling a 209-95 record, second best in school history. In 1983 he was named the NCAA National Coach of the Year and led the Mustangs to a second place national finish, best in school history. His third place national finishes in 1982 and 1986, fourth in 1985 and sixth in 1984 and 1987, all rank as the best subsequent marks in SMU tennis history. One of Ralston’s top players was tour player Rodney Harmon.

Ralston was elected into the ITA Hall of Fame in 1983 .


STATS

Top Ranking
World No. 5 (1966)

Grand Slam Results
5-time major champion and 9-time finalist

Career Titles
18

Career Record
Overall: 260- 187
Singles: 138-100
Doubles: 125-87

Davis Cup
Member of the US Davis Cup Team 1960-1966
Coach of the US Davis Cup Team 1968-1971
Captain of the US Davis Cup Team 1972-1975
Overall Record: 25/9
Singles Record: 14/5
Doubles Record: 11/4

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

Titles
5 Doubles

Singles
Australian Open: SF (1970)
French Nationals: 4R (1966)
Wimbledon: F (1966)
U.S. Nationals: SF (1960)

Doubles
Australian Open: SF (1971)
French Nationals: W (1966)
Wimbledon: W (1960)
U.S. Nationals: W (1961), W (1962), W (1963)

Mixed Doubles
Wimbledon: F (1962), F (1966)
U.S. Nationals: F (1961)
US Open: F (1969)

The Open Era began in 1968. Ralston’s career spanned the pre- and post-Open Eras.

AFTER RETIREMENT FROM THE TOUR

Dennis Ralston coached the tennis team at Southern Methodist University in the 1980s and then worked as director of tennis at the Broadmoor hotel and resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "Austin360" writes August 15, 2011: Years of tennis chewed up Ralston's knees. Doctors replaced one knee in 1997; a year later, they replaced the other. After the second surgery, Ralston was invited to play in the seniors tournament at Wimbledon. He wanted to become the first athlete with double knee replacements to get there. To prepare, he pushed hard at the gym. To help him cope, doctors prescribed painkillers. The drugs made him feel invincible, and Ralston trained more. By the time he did play at Wimbledon again in 1999 , he was relying on a daily dose.

"Doctors had always told me, `You're going to have to take this stuff all your life,'" he says. "I was so stupid I didn't say `whoa.' He grew numb, mentally and emotionally. His physical problems didn't let up. Knee problems led to foot problems, and last year he needed surgery on his foot. He caught a staph infection, then a bacterial infection. He underwent another surgery. Even a daily infusion of drugs couldn't control the spiraling problems. Ralston tried to flush out the pain with a handful of Oxycontin pills every day. And still, his foot wasn't healing.

Finally, one morning last June, he woke up to a left foot so red and tender he couldn't touch it to the ground. Doctors gave him a choice: Immobilize the foot in a metal halo and use a wheelchair for six months, with no guarantee of success, or amputation. Ralston never hesitated. "That was Monday," he says. "By Wednesday it was gone."

After the amputation, doctors told Ralston he'd made the right decision, calling his amputated leg "a cesspool" of infection. But his struggles weren't over. He fell twice, herniating a disc in his back so badly he needed two surgeries to repair the injuries. He was still living in a fog of prescription painkillers, too. His daughters finally confronted him. He needed to go to rehab. He knew they were right. A day later Ralston flew to California and checked into the Betty Ford Center.

"I hadn't done anything in two years but sit in a wheelchair," he says. "I didn't realize how messed up I really was." During his month in rehab, Ralston dealt with grief he had never faced, including the loss of his leg. He even wrote a letter to his lost limb. "Dear Leg," he wrote. "We fought the good fight. We battled hard and you took me places. And we lost. But I'm going to be fine."

That was a turning point. After rehab, Ralston and his wife, Linda, returned to Houston, where one of his daughters lived. The future was uncertain. "When I got out, I realized how close I'd been to not making it," Ralston says. "It's insidious what this stuff does. It makes you think you hurt when you don't. It kills everything in your system - your emotions, your bones, your teeth."


Photo: Rich Neher (USPTA California Convention 2014 at LA's Riviera Country Club)

This spring, they moved to Austin, where longtime friend Fernando Velasco, general manager and director of tennis at the Circle C Tennis Club, encouraged him to get back into coaching. He was fitted for a prosthetic leg designed especially for tennis and golf. He returned to the gym, walking on a treadmill and lifting weights a few times a week. He's lost 25 pounds and wants to lose 25 more. "He's been an incredible inspiration," Velasco says.

As pro emeritus at Circle C Tennis Club, Ralston teaches private lessons, clinics and camps for juniors and adults of all ability levels. He also works with a standout young wheelchair tennis player. "When I was young, all the great players took an interest in me. I always felt I wanted to give back," he says. "It doesn't matter if you never played or you're Chris Evert - I want you to get better." This hot summer day, he's lobbing balls at an attentive group of women on a sun-soaked court of the Circle C Tennis Club.

"And it's match point at the Wimbledon finals," he yells across the net at a student. When he says it, he knows how it feels to be there. "He's going to get out there and show you what you need to do. (His prosthetic leg) doesn't stop him," says Meagan Maddux, 31, a fourth-grade teacher in Kyle who is taking a 90-minute skills clinic. "It's a little nerve-wracking at first because you want to impress him. I find myself working harder."

"He makes you think you can do anything," says Shelly Foreman, 45. "When he's out there, I forget he has an amputation. It doesn't limit him in his ability to coach. It's so inspiring because he has had a lot of struggles and he's landed on two feet." "Sort of," laughs Linda Ralston, 68, Dennis' wife of 46 years, who is watching from the sidelines. Foreman's not the only one who forgets Dennis Ralston has a prosthetic leg. Back on the court, Ralston corrects a student's stance. "Look at my left foot," he says. "Well, my fake left foot."

The low moments still come. Daily life is more complicated. Taking a shower is tricky. He gets ghost feelings from his missing limb. "The biggest annoyance is that I can't just get up and go," he says. But he says he's lucky. He can go to the gym. He can ride a bike. He speaks to groups about tennis, his amputation and his painkiller addiction. He even hints at a desire to return to coaching at the collegiate level. Life is on an upswing again.

On his web site www.ralstontennis.com Dennis Ralston writes: Having been in the game of tennis for many years, playing, watching and coaching I have learned that there is no wrong way to teach. Some are just less difficult to understand. I believe in making it simple.


Photo: Derick Hacket / USTA Texas

Dennis Ralston: TENNIS IS LIKE CHESS IN MOTION
You want to create consistency in your shots? Then give those shots attitude! A winner asks HOW – a loser asks WHY.
Flow Patterns – Once you understand flow patterns of your strokes, you will deal better under pressure. Instead of thinking “What If”, think “What Is”.

Adaptive Sports New England wrote in an invitation to a Ralston clinic in Boston in March 2015:

Get coached by one of the game’s greatest, five-time major champion and Davis Cup Captain Dennis Ralston. Now a lower-leg amputee himself, Ralston continues to play and teach – coaching wheelchair tennis Paralympian Francisca Mardones. First timers and seasoned players of all ages who have physical impairments, whether you play standing up or using a wheelchair, will learn the basics or leave with pointers that only an expert coach can provide. Small group sessions by age, experience and playing style will maximize learning from Coach Ralston, Head Harvard Tennis Professional Michael Mercier, and additional USPTA New England wheelchair tennis professionals. Equipment will be provided or bring your own.

 

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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