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CHINA OPEN
BEIJING, CHINA
OCT 03 - OCT 11
Last yearIsingles champion: Maria Sharapova (RUS) Tier - Premier
Prize Money: $4,720,380
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(5) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) d
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

(12) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d (6) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

(5) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) d (12) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 7-5, 6-4

Tournament Director: Alfred Zhang / Charl Draw:
S-56 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) M.Hingis (SUI) / S.Mirza (IND) d C.Liang (CHN) / Y.Wang (CHN) 6-2, 6-3

(6) H.Chan (TPE) / Y.Chan (TPE) d (3) C.Dellacqua (AUS) / Y.Shvedova (KAZ) 6-3, 6-7(5), 12-10

(1) M.Hingis (SUI) / S.Mirza (IND) d (6) H.Chan (TPE) / Y.Chan (TPE) 6-7(9), 6-1, 10-8

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CHINA OPEN
BEIJING, CHINA
OCT 03 - OCT 11
Last yearIsingles champion:
Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Tier - 250
Prize Money: $2,700,510
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d
(4) David Ferrer (ESP) 6-2, 6-3

(3) Rafa Nadal (ESP) d
Fabio Fognini (ITA) 7-5, 6-3

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d (3) Rafa Nadal (ESP) 6-2, 6-2

Tournament Director: Alfred Zhang / Charl Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

V.Pospisil (CAN) / J.Sock (USA) d (1) J.Rojer (FRA) / H.Tecau (ROU) 6-3, 6-4

D.Nestor (CAN) / E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d (2) M.Matkowski (POL) / N.Zimonjic (SRB) 6-4, 7-6(10)

V.Pospisil (CAN) / J.Sock (USA) d D.Nestor (CAN) / E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6

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RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
TOKYO, JAPAN
OCTOBER 05 - 11 2015
Last yearIsingles champion:
Kei Nishikori (JPN)
Tier - 250
Prize Money: $1,263,045
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(1) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) d
Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-4, 7-6(5)

Benoit Paire (FRA) d (2) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

(1) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) dBenoit Paire (FRA) 6-2, 6-4

Tournament Director: Nao Kawatei Draw:
S-32D-16

DOUBLES

J.Cabal (COL) / R.Farah (COL) d S.Johnson (USA) / S.Querrey (USA) 7-5, 4-6, 10-8

(3) R.Klaasen (RSA) / M.Melo (BRA) d A.Qureshi (PAK) / G.Simon (FRA) 6-4, 6-3

(3) R.Klaasen (RSA) / M.Melo (BRA) d J.Cabal (COL) / R.Farah (COL) 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-7

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CHINA OPEN
BEIJING, CHINA
OCT 03 - OCT 11

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SINGLES DRAW - Muguruza wins Beijing and up to no. 4GER) d Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

(6) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) d (12) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 7-5, 6-4


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Garbiñe Muguruza battled past Timea Bacsinszky to win the biggest title of her career at the Premier Mandatory-level China Open on Sunday, and when the new WTA Rankings are released on Monday, the WTA Rising Star will rise to No.4 in the world - and just one point from No.3.

Bacsinszky was having arguably the best tournament of her career. Having come in off of four straight opening round losses at Toronto, Cincinnati, New Haven and the US Open, she caught fire in a big way in the Chinese capital, upsetting Top 8 seeds Carla Suárez Navarro and Ana Ivanovic along the way.

And she came out firing in the final, storming out to an early 5-2 lead - but the No.5-seeded Muguruza has been on fire herself this week, and she won five games in a row to take the first set, then came back from 2-0 down in the second set to close the No.12-seeded Swiss out in straights, 7-5, 6-4.
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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Premier
Prize Money: $4,720,380
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Alfred Zhang / Charl
Draw: S-56 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Maria Sharapova (RUS)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Shuai Peng (CHN)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Simona Halep (ROU). R1: (Q) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 4-5 ret. Halep out in R1
  • 2 Petra Kvitova (CZE). R1: Sara Errani (ITA) 5-7, 4-6. Kvitova out in R1
  • 3 Flavia Pennetta (ITA). R1: (WC) Xinyun Han (CHN) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. R2: Teliana Pereira (BRA) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. R3: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-3, 4-6, 3-6. Pennetta out in R3
  • 4 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL). R1: CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 6-3, 0-0 ret. R2: Mona Barthel (GER) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. R3: (14) Madison Keys (USA) 6-3, 0-0 ret. QF: (10) Angelique Kerber (GER) 6-1, 6-4. SF: (5) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6-4, 3-6, 4-6. Radwanska out in the Semis
  • CHAMPION 5 Garbine Muguruza (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Irina Falconi (USA) 6-2, 6-1. R3: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1. QF: (Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 6-1, 7-5. SF: (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. F: (12) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 7-5, 6-4. CHAMPION
  • 6 Ana Ivanovic (SRB). R1: (WC) Casey Dellaqua (AUS) 6-4, 6-0. R2: Venus Williams (USA) 7-6(3), 6-2. R3: Svetlana Kutsnetsova (RUS) 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. QF: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-3, 7-5. SF: (12) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 7-5, 4-6, 1-6. Ivanovic out in the Semis
  • 7 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP). R1: Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-3, 0-0 ret. R2: (Q) Monica Puic PUR) 7-6(1), 6-2. R3: (12) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 4-6, 6-4, 5-7. Suarez Navarro out in R3
  • 8 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN). R1: (Q) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-2, 6-4. R2: (WC) Qiang Wang (CHN) 7-5, 6-0. R3: (10) Angelique Kerber (GER) 2-6, 3-6. Wozniacki out in R3.
  • 9 Karolina Pliskova (CZE). R1: Sloane Stephens (USA) 3-6, 2-6. Pliskova out in R1
  • 10 Angelique Kerber (GER). R1: Bye. R2: Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-1, 6-4. R3: (8) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6-2, 6-3. QF: (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 1-6, 4-6 Kerber out in the Quarters
  • 11 Belinda Bencic (SUI). R1: Madison Brengle (USA) 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3. R2: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) wo. Bencic out in R2
  • FINALIST 12 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI). R1: Camila Giorgi (ITA) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. R2: (Q) Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) 7-5, 6-2. R3: (7) Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. QF: Sara Errani (ITA) 0-6, 6-3, 7-5. SF: (6) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. SF: (5) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 5-7, 4-6. FINALIST
  • 13 Andrea Petkovic (GER). R1: Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-2, 1-1 ret. R2: Sam Stosur (AUS) 6-2, 7-5. R3: Sara Errani (ITA) 6-3, 3-6, 2-6. Petkovic out in R3
  • 14 Madison Keys (USA). R1: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 7-5, 6-2. R2: (Q) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0. R3: (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3-6, 0-0 ret. Keys out in R3
  • 15 Roberta Vinci (ITA). R1: Bye. R2: Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-2, 6-2. R3: (Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 1-6, 6-3, 2-6. Vinci out in R3
  • 16 Elina Svitolina (UKR). R1: (Q) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 7-5, 6-2. R2: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 4-6, 6-1, 3-6. Svitolina out in R2
  • Best Qualifier: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) - Quarters
  • Best WC: Qiang Wang (CHN) - R2
  • Best Unseeded: Sara Errani (ITA), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) - Quarters

DOUBLES DRAW - Hingis / Mirza win 8th title of the year

(1) Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND) d (6) H.Chan (TPE) / Y.Chan (TPE) 6-7(9), 6-1, 10-8


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Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza continued their incredible winning streak at the China Open on Saturday, winning their fourth WTA doubles title in a row - and eighth of the year - with a nail-biting win over the Chan sisters in the final of the Premier Mandatory-level tournament.
The No.6-seeded Chan sisters, Hao-Ching and Yung-Jan, were actually the last team to beat Hingis and Mirza, in the semifinals of Cincinnati right before the US Open, and for the first hour of the match it looked like they might be on to something again, as they rallied from 5-2 down in a tie-break - and fought off two set points, first at 6-5 then again at 8-7 - to squeak out the 67-minute first set.
But the No.1-seeded Hingis and Mirza went right to work from there, winning 14 points in a row to take the second set in just 25 minutes and clinching victory after a match tie-break, 6-7(9), 6-1, 10-8.

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Men's Tour

CHINA OPEN
BEIJING, CHINA
OCT 03 - OCT 11

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SINGLES DRAW - Djokovic Claims Sixth Beijing Crown

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d (3) Rafa Nadal (ESP) 6-2, 6-2


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No player has enjoyed a more dominant start at an ATP World Tour event than Novak Djokovic at the China Open, and the World No. 1 extended his ruthless run with a sixth title on Sunday. Djokovic's winning streak in Beijing reached 29 straight wins as he turned aside rival Rafael Nadal for the second time in three years in the final. He triumphed 6-2, 6-2 in 91 minutes.
Read more here (ATP)


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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 500
Prize Money: $2,700,510
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Alfred Zhang / Charl
Draw: S-32 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Novak Djokovic (SRB)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROU)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • FINALIST 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB). R1: (Q) Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-1, 6-1. R2: (WC) Ze Zhang (CHN) 6-1, 6-1. QF: (6) John Isner (USA) 6-2, 6-2. SF: (4) David Ferrer (FRA) 6-2, 6-3. F: (3) Rafa Nadal (ESP) 6-2, 6-2 CHAMPION
  • 2 Tomas Berdych (CZE): R1: Pablo Cuevas () 4-6, 4-6. Berdych out in R1
  • FINALIST 3 Rafa Nadal (ESP). R1: (WC) Di Wu (CHN) 6-4, 6-4. R2: Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 7-6(3), 6-4. QF: Jack Sock (USA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. SF: Fabio Fognini (ITA) 7-5, 6-3. F: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2-6, 2-6 FINALIST
  • 4 David Ferrer (FRA). R1: Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6-4, 6-3. R2: Lukas Rozol (CZE) 7-6(5), 6-2. QF: (WC) Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 6-3, 6-1. SF: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2-6, 3-6. Ferrer out in the Semis
  • 5 Milos Raonic (CAN). R1: Viktor Troicki (SRB) 4-6, 4-6. Raonic out in R1
  • 6 John Isner (USA) R1: Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7-5, 6-1. R2: (Q) John Millman (AUS) 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. QF: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2-6, 2-6. Isner out in the Quarters
  • 7 David Goffin (BEL). R1: Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-2, 6-3. R2: Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2-6, 6-2, 2-6. Goffin out in R2
  • 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) R1: Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 6-7(4), 2-6. Tsonga out in R1
  • Best Qualifier: John Millman (AUS) - R2
  • Best WC: Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) - Quarters
  • Best Unseeded: Fabio Fognini (ITA) - Semis


DOUBLES DRAW - Pospisil/Sock Fight Back For Beijing Doubles Title

Vasek Pospisil (CAN) / Jack Sock (USA) d (4) Daniel Nestor (CAN) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6

Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock came back from a one-set and break deficit on Sunday to capture the China Open title, which represents their fourth team trophy.
Pospisil and Sock improved to 4-2 lifetime in finals by fighting back to beat fourth seeds Daniel Nestorand Edouard Roger-Vasselin, one of the new in-form teams, 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 in 73 minutes in Beijing. They won four straight games from a 2-3 deficit in the second set, then recovered from 1/3 in the Match tie-break.
Read more here (ATP)


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Men's Tour

RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
TOKYO, JAPAN
OCTOBER 05 - 11 2015

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SINGLES DRAW - Wawrinka Captures Fourth Title Of Year In Tokyo

(1) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) d Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-2, 6-4


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Stan Wawrinka captured his fourth title in a career-best season Sunday at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships. He became the first Swiss winner in Tokyo since Roger Federer in 2006 (d. Henman).
Wawrinka dominated his 20th tour-level final appearance, outclassing his good friend Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4 over 65 minutes at the Ariake Colosseum, the tennis venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By recording his fifth win over Paire, Wawrinka is now 11-9 lifetime in title matches.
Read more here (ATP)


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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 500
Prize Money: $1,263, 045
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Nao Kawatei
Draw: S-32 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Kei Nishikori (JPN)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Michal Przysiezny (POL)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • FINALIST 1 Stan Wawrinka (SUI). R1: Radek Stepanek (CZE) 7-5, 6-3. R2: (WC) Ito Tatsumo (JPN) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.QF: (Q) Austin Krajicek (USA) 6-3, 6-4. SF: Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-4, 7-6(5). F: Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-2, 6-4. CHAMPION
  • 2 Kei Nishikori (JPN). R1: Borna Coric (CRO) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. R2: Sam Querrey (USA) 7-6(3), 6-3. QF: (6) Marin Cilic (CRO) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. SF: Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-1, 4-6, 2-6. Nishikori out in the Semis
  • 3 Gilles Simon (FRA). R1: (Q) Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-4, 6-4. R2: jiry Vesely (CZE) 6-4, 6-3. QF: Gilles Muller (LUX) 3-6, 4-6. Simon out in the Quarters
  • 4 Richard Gasquet (FRA). R1: Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 4-6, 1-6. Gasquet out in R1
  • 5 Kevin Anderson (RSA). R1: Gilles Muller (LUX) 2-6, 3-6. Anderson out in R1
  • 6 Marin Cilic (CRO). R1: (Q) Donald Young (USA) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. R2: Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3, 6-3. QF: (2) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-3, 5-7, 3-6. Cilic out in the Quarters
  • 7 Feliciano Lopez (ESP). R1: Joao Sousa (POR) 4-6, 6-4, 1-6. Lopez out in R1
  • 8 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL). R1: Benoit Paire (FRA) 4-6, 6-3, 1-6. Dimitrov out in R1
  • FINALIST Benoit Paire (FRA). R1: (8) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. R2: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. QF: Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. SF: (2) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2. F: (1) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2-6, 4-6 FINALIST
  • Best Qualifier: Austin Krajicek (USA) - Quarters
  • Best WC: Tatsuma Ito (JPN) - R2
  • Best Unseeded: Benoit Paire (FRA) - Final


DOUBLES DRAW - Klaasen/Melo Seal Tokyo Doubles Triumph

(3) Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) d Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-7

First-time pairing Raven Klaasen and Marcelo Melo won the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships doubles title on Sunday.
The third seeds defeated Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-7 in one hour and 34 minutes at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo.
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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Garbine Muguruza moves up from 5 to 4. Kerber and Radwanska up one,
Bacsinszky enters the Top 10 up from 17.
Venus Williams moves up from 24 to 14. Nao Hibino shoots up 41 points to 76.
DOUBLES: Dellacqua and Vesnina trade places. Yung-Jan Chan continues to move up,
now at 8. Sister Ha-Ching now at 13.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

11285
 

1
Mirza, Sania

11355

2
Halep, Simona

6580
 

2
Hingis, Martina

10325

3
Sharapova, Maria

4691
 

3
Mattek-Sands, Beth

7090

4
Muguruza, Garbine

3690
 

4
Šafárová, Lucie

6497

5
Kvitova, Petra

3860
 

5
Dellacqua, Casey

5835

6
Radwanska, Agnieszka

3515
 

6
Shvedova, Yaroslava

5500

7
Šafárová, Lucie

3405
 

7
Vesnina, Elena

5265

8
Pennetta, Flavia

3372
 

8
Chan, Yung-Jan

5230

9
Kerber, Angelique

3220
 

9
Makarova, Ekaterina

5046

10
Bacsinszky, Timea

3157
 

10
Mladenovic, Kristina

4915

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Andy Murray now in 2nd place, trading with Roger Federer. Rafa Nadal moves up one
and Kevin Anderson enters the Top 10 for the first time. benoit Paire moving up 7 to 25.
DOUBLES: Zimonjic and Mahut trading places. Steve Johnson up 9 to 57.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

15785
 

1
Bryan, Bob

8540

2
Murray, Andy

8640
 

1
Bryan, Mike

8540

3
Federer, Roger

8420
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

7070

4
Wawrinka, Stan

6495
 

4
Tecau, Horia

6720

5
Berdych, Tomas

4910
 

5
Rojer, Jean-Julien

6720

6
Nishikori, Kei

4710
 

6
Dodig, Ivan

6265

7
Nadal, Rafael

4060
 

7
Jamie Murray

5305

8
Ferrer, David

3945
 

8
John Peers

5215

9
Raonic, Milos

2770
 

9
Nenad Zimonjic

5110

10
Kevin Anderson

2475
 

10
Nicolas Mahut

5045


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

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • 2 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
  • 3 Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • 4 Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • 5 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)
  • 6 Camila Giorgi (ITA)
  • 7 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • 8 Barbora Strykova (CZE)

Plus: Beck, Brengle, Larsson, Goerges

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA)
  • 2 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • 3 Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)
  • 4 Julia Goerges (GER) / Johanna Larsson (SWE)

Plus: Brengle/Mitu, Beck/Paszek, Flipkens/Strykova

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Karolina Pliskova (CZE)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Raluca Olaru (ROU) / Anna Tatishvili (USA)

PRUDENTIAL HONG KONG TENNIS OPEN
HONG KONG, SAR
OCT 12 - OCT 18

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

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Withdrawn
  • 2 (WC) Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • 3 Venus Williams (USA)
  • 4 (WC)n Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
  • 5 Sam Stosur (AUS)
  • 6 Daria Gavrilova (RUS)
  • 7 Caroline Garcia (FRA)
  • 8 Alize Cornet (FRA)

Plus: McHale, Falconi, Arruabarrena, Puig, Schiavone

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Lara Arruabarrena (ESP / Andreja Klepac (SLO)
  • 2 Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL) / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
  • 3 Chen Liang (CHN) / Yafan Wang (CHN)
  • 4 Alize Cornet (FRA) / Yaroslave Shvedova (KAZ)

Plus: McHale/Zhang, Gajdosova/Watson

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Sabine Lisicki (GER)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) / Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)

Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
Oct 12 - Oct 18

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $426,750
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Stephen Duckitt
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • 2 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
  • 3 Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  • 4 Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • 5 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  • 6 Teliana Pereira (BRA)
  • 7 Alison Riske (USA)
  • 8 Saisai Zheng (CHN)

Plus: Bondarenko, Hibino, Vesnina, Babos, Rodina

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Xinyun Han (CHN) / Martina Hingis (SUI)
  • 2 Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) / Saisai Zheng (CHN)
  • 3 Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Nadila Kichenok
  • 4 Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) / Olga Savchuk (UKR)

Plus: Hibino/Webley-Smith, Babos/Linette, Dabrowski/Riske

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Alison Riske (USA)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) / Alia Kudryavtseva (RUS)


 

 

 

 

 

Shanghai Rolex Masters
Shanghai, China
Oct 11 - Oct 18

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 1000
Prize Money: $4,783,320
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Michael Luevano
Draw: S-56 D-24

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB
  • 2 Roger Federer (SUI)
  • 3 Andy Murray (GBR)
  • 4 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
  • 5 Tomas bBrdych (CZE)
  • 6 Kei Nishikori (JPN)
  • 7 David Ferrer (ESP)
  • 8 Rafel Nadal (ESP)
  • 9 Milos Raonic (CAN)
  • 10 Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • 11 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • 12 Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • 13 John Isner (USA)
  • 14 Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • 15 Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • 16 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

Plus: Verdasco, Tomic, Johnson, Seppi, Goffin, Fognini, Haas, Karlovic, Chardy, Kyrgios, Robredo, Young, Querrey

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
  • 2 Jean-Julien Rojer (FRA) / Horia Tecau (ROU)
  • 3 Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)
  • 4 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
  • 5 Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • 6 Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Marcelo Melo (BRA)
  • 7 Daniel Nestor (CAN) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
  • 8 Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Lukasz kabot (POL)

Plus: Nadal/Verdasco, Paes/Peers, Isner/Querrey, Anderson/Chardy, Pospisil/Sock, Kyrgios/Tomic

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Roger Federer (SUI)

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


Yannick Noah (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)
Class of 2005

CITIZENSHIP: France
BORN: May 17, 1960 (55)
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Sedan, France
PLAYED: Right-handed
ENSHRINED: 2005


Photo: International Tennis Hall of Fame

For the championship-starved French tennis fans, in 1983 Yannick Noah erased nearly four decades of futility on the red clay at Roland Garros by defeating defending champion Matts Wilander to become the first Frenchman to win the French Open in 37 years. On arrival into the stadium, goose bumps surely formed on Noah's arms. He was treated to a hero's welcome as he exited the entrance tunnel wearing a bright red warmup jacket, carrying a half dozen racquets and sporting his long, tightly curled hair. The capacity crowd, obviously pro-Noah, rose to full attention and chanted his name over and over and over again through introductions and warmups. Clearly, it would take a yeoman's effort for Noah to dethrone Wilander, one of the finest clay court players in history and a precise and patient slugger from the baseline who made very few groundstroke errors and would approach net with thoughtful calculation.


Photo: Wikepedia

Noah traded stroke for stroke with Wilander, hitting his looping topspin forehand with depth and pace and displayed remarkable patience for a player who normally moved around the court like a cobra. Noah won his only major singles title by taking over the match from the net, displaying a variety of acrobatic volleys and overheads. He dove, lunged and rolled, the court nothing more to him than a backyard playground. When the match was over and Noah had defeated Wilander surprisingly in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5, 7-6, the back of his Le Coq Sportif polo shirt was no longer its pristine white, but covered in red clay from his frequent tumbles to the surface. Noah won the match with a serve from the ad side, made sure there would be no return, and then raised his arms in triumph. He cupped his hands around his head in disbelief and after shaking Wilander's hand at net, jumped and skipped to his seat by the umpires chair, sat, lowered his head and then covered his face in an emotional display, obviously sobbing in euphoria. He was later engulfed by joyous fans.


Photo: Getty Images

"I had there [Roland Garros] the best moments of my life more than 30 years ago," Noah told CNN in 2014. "It's right here in my heart forever. I have my best moment on tape of my life, so every time I see it, every time I think about it I am complete."
Since turning professional in 1977 at age 17 Noah had never advanced past the quarterfinals (1981, 1982) before capturing the crown and only made one quarterfinals appearance thereafter (1987) before retiring in 1990. But none of that mattered in 1983 as the No. 6 seeded Noah, placed in No. 1 seeded Jimmy Connors' half of the draw, got a break when Connors was upset in the first round by Frenchman Christophe Roger-Vasselin. Noah won each of his first four rounds in straight sets, and then played a specactular match in the quarters against No. 3 Ivan Lendl, winning 7-6, 6-2, 5-7, 6-0. He defeated Roger-Vasselin in the semifinals to ultimately face Wilander (who had upset No. 2 John McEnroe in the quarterfinals), with a chance to end the 37-year drought - the last Frenchman victory came in 1946 when Marcel Bernard defeated Jaroslav Drobny 3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 - in the finals.


Photo: Bauer-Griffin

Noah had an engaging, happy-go-lucky presence on court, a wide smile and an exuberance for the game. He was flamboyant, artistic, athletic, graceful and full of life on court. He was discovered by Arthur Ashe at a tennis clinic in Yaounde, Cameroon, West Africa, and playing tennis with a board instead of a racquet. The 11-year-old Noah impressed Ashe with his athleticism and potential, and reached out to Philippe Chatrier, the head of the French Tennis Federation, to get him the training and nurturing he needed to become a world class player. Noah was sent to the FTF training center in Nice in 1971 and six years later joined the pro tour.

His 19-year playing career, which included 476 singles wins, 23 tour championships in singles and 16 in doubles, saw him rise to a world Top 10 for five straight years, debuting at No. 9 in 1983 and rising to a career-best No. 5 the following year. In 1990, his last year playing full time on tour, he advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open, and was a quarterfinalist at the US Open three times (1983, 1985, 1989). He only played the Australian Open and Wimbledon Championships six times, reaching the Aussie quarterfinals in 1987. One of his biggest non-major victories came at the 1982 ATP Palm Springs Tournament, where he defeated Ivan Lendl 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, snapping Lendl's 44 match win streak.
Both of Noah's major championships were won at the French Open, teaming with compatriot Henri Leconte to win the 1984 title over Czech's Pavel Siozil and Tomas Smid in a marathon five-setter, 6-4, 2-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Noah and Leconte were finalists at the 1985 US Open and Noah was a finalist at the 1987 French Open alongside Guy Forget.

True to his French roots, Noah played on the French Davis Cup team for 11 years (1978-1985 and 1988-1990). He captained the Davis Cup team in 1991-1992 and 1995-1998. In 1991, he captained the French team that won the Davis Cup for the first time in 59 years (since 1932), defeating a heavily favored US team 3-1 in the final. In 1996, he once again led the French team to a Davis Cup championship, defeating Sweden, 3-2, in the final held in Malmö, Sweden. In 1997, Noah captained France's Fed Cup team to its first championship, 4-1 over the Netherlands. He also served as Fed Cup Captain in 1998.


Photo: Lutz Bongarts


STATS

Top Ranking
World No. 3 (1986)

Grand Slam Results
2-time French Open champion, and 2-time finalist at the same event

Career Titles
39

Career Record
Overall Record: 689-318
Singles Record: 476-209
Doubles Record: 213-109

Davis Cup
Member of the French Davis Cup Team 1978-1985, 1988-1990
Overall Record: 39/22
Singles Record: 26/15
Doubles Record: 13/7

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES
1 Singles

Singles
Australian Open: SF (1990)
French Open: W (1983)
US Open: QF (1983), QF (1985), QF (1989)

Doubles
French Open: W (1984)

 

 

 

AFTER RETIREMENT FROM THE TOUR

Wikipedia writes:

wMusic Career

Photo: Wikipedia

Since retiring from playing tennis, Noah has developed a career as a popular singer, performing throughout Europe. He began his music career in 1991 with the album Black or What, featuring the popular track "Saga Africa," which he made the stadium sing with his players after the famous Davis Cup final win. In 1993, he released the album Urban Tribu with the successful single "Get on Back," followed by the album Zam Zam in 1998.

With the encouragement of his manager Jean-Pierre Weiller, his musical career got a great boost in 2000 with his self-titled 4th album Yannick Noah, written byErick Benzi and Robert Goldman. The single "Simon Papa Tara" written by Robert Goldman. The album also contained songs by Bob Marley and the groupTéléphone.

In October 2006, the album Charango was a major hit, selling more than 1,150,00 copies and culminating in a one-year tour to promote the album. French radio played the singles "Donne-moi une vie" and "Aux arbres citoyens" from the alburm extensively.

In 2005, Noah performed at Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert, a fundraiser aimed at alleviating poverty in Africa.

On 21 July 2009, Noah made his U.S. live debut, headlining a concert in front of a packed house at the popular free outdoor performing arts festival in New York City, Central Park SummerStage. The performance was part of France's global music celebration Fête de la Musique.

In 2010, Yannick made a comeback with the release of Frontières, his eighth album, containing the single "Angela", a tribute to Angela Davis. It also contained a duet with A?a in "Hello". On 25 September 2010, he filled the Stade de France for an exceptional concert that was attended by close to 80,000 spectators.


Charity
Noah is very active in charity work. He supports Enfants de la Terre, a charity created and run by his mother, Marie-Claire, in 1988.
Noah also founded Fête le Mur in 1996, a tennis charity and adaptation for underprivileged children, specially in the poor areas and the banlieues. It is presided by Noah himself.

He is also a spokesman for Appel des Enfants pour l'Environnement that was started by the World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF).
Finally he has taken part in singing with Les Enfoirés to help Les Restos du Cœur. He also takes part in telethons and sponsored the "Téléthon 2005".
He also sponsors the Association Terre-des-Hommes in Massongex (Suisse) and donated proceeds of his concert of Grands Gamins, in 2008, to Sol En Si, an AIDS charity.

Partly because of his huge involvement in a number of charities, he topped the list of the most favourite French personalities according to a joint survey of Ifop and Le Journal du Dimanche in 2007.

Personal Life
Noah's father, Zacharie Noah, is a former professional Cameroonian football star who won the French Cup with Sedan in 1961. His mother, Marie-Claire, is a former captain of France's basketball team and teacher. Noah has five children, of whom two were from his first marriage to Cecilia Rodhe (Miss Sweden 1978 and now a sculptor): Joakim (born in 1985) and Yelena (born in 1986). Joakim plays basketball for the Chicago Bulls and for the French team. Yelena is a model, already famous in the world of fashion. They don't live in France but in the U.S. With his second wife, the British model Heather Stewart-Whyte, Noah has two daughters: Elijah (1996) and Jénayé (1997). Now he is married to French TV producer Isabelle Camus, with whom he has a son named Joalukas (born in 2004).

Noah is also the owner of a restaurant in Saint Barthelemy in the French West Indies called Do Brazil.

Problems with the French fiscal authorities
On 15 July 1996, the French fiscal authorities demanded payment of 6,807,701 francs in back taxes for 1993-1994. The Paris administrative tribunal court confirmed the decision alleging that Noah kept three non-declared bank accounts in Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States. Noah disputed the court decision as unconstitutional.

Connect with Yannick Noah
http://www.yannicknoah.com

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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