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Published Oct 19, 2015


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Oct 12 - Oct 18, 2015  


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GENERALI LADIES LINZ
LINZ, AUSTRIA
OCT 12 - OCT 18
Last yearIsingles champion: Karolina Pliskova (CZE) Tier - International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) d
Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

(7) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d Krsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

(7) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 6-4, 6-3

Tournament Director: Sandra Reichel Draw:
S-56 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) R.Kops-Jones (USA) / A.Spears (USA) d M.Irigoyen (ARG) / P.Kania (POL) 6-4, 7-5

(2) A.Hlavackova (CZE) / L.Hradecka (CZE) d S.Vogt (LIE) / V.Solovyeva (RUS) 6-4, 2-6, 10-3

(1) R.Kops-Jones (USA) / A.Spears (USA) d (2) A.Hlavackova (CZE) / L.Hradecka (CZE) 6-3, 7-5

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PRUDENTIAL HONG KONG TENNIS OPEN
HONG KONG, SAR
OCT 12 - OCT 18
Last yearIsingles champion: Sabine Lisicki (GER) Tier - International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d (3) Venus Williams (USA) 6-4, 7-5

(2) Angelique Kerber (GER) d (5) Sam Stosur (AUS) 6-2, 6-2

(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d (2) Angelique Kerber (GER) 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1

Tournament Director: Chris Lai Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) L.Arruabarrena (ESP / A.Klepac (SLO) d (3) C.Liang (CHN) / Y.Wang (CHN) 2-6, 6-2, 10-5

(4) A.Cornet (FRA) / Y.Shvedova (KAZ) d (2) K.Jans-Ignacik (POL) / A.Rodionova (AUS) 6-4, 6-4

(4) A.Cornet (FRA) / Y.Shvedova (KAZ) d (1) L.Arruabarrena (ESP / A.Klepac (SLO) 7-5, 6-4

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Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
Oct 12 - Oct 18
Last yearIsingles champion: Alison Riske (USA) Tier - International
Prize Money: $426,750
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

Danka Kovinic (MNE) d Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-2

(2) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d (3) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-3, 6-1

(2) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-1, 6-2,

Tournament Director: Stephen Duckitt Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

D.Jurak (CRO) / N.Melichar (USA) d (3) L.Kichenok (YKR) / N.Kichenok (UKR) 6-3, 7-6(5)

(2) Y.Xu (CHN) / S.Zheng (CHN) d K.Bondarenko (UKR) / O.Savchuk (UKR) 3-6, 6-1, 10-7

(2) Y.Xu (CHN) / S.Zheng (CHN) d D.Jurak (CRO) / N.Melichar (USA) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

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Shanghai Rolex Masters
Shanghai, China
Oct 11 - Oct 18
Last yearIsingles champion:
Roger Federer (SUI)
Tier - 1000
Prize Money: $4,783,320
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d
(3) Andy Murray (GBR) 6-1, 6-3

(16) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d (8) Rafa Nadal (ESP) 6-4, 0-6, 7-5

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d (16) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-2, 6-4

Tournament Director: Michael Luevano Draw:
S-56 D-24

DOUBLES

(5) S.Bolelli (ITA) / F.Fagnini (ITA) d (7) D.Netsor (CAN) / E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-3

(6) R.Klaasen (RSA) / M.Melo (BRA) d (8) R.Bopanna (IND) / L.Kubot (POL) 6-3, 6-7(1), 10-7

(6) R.Klaasen (RSA) / M.Melo (BRA) d (5) S.Bolelli (ITA) / F.Fagnini (ITA) 6-3, 6-3

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Women's Tour

GENERALI LADIES LINZ
LINZ, AUSTRIA
OCT 12 - OCT 18

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SINGLES DRAW - Sweet 15 for Pavlyuchenkova in Linz Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

(7) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 6-4, 6-3


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No.7 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won her first title of the season and eighth of her career at the Generali Ladies Linz, overcoming niggling injuries and WTA Rising Star Anna-Lena Friedsam, 6-4, 6-3. With two indoor titles in 2014 in Paris and Moscow, the 24-year-old won her 15th straight indoor match this week during the tournament's 25th anniversary - winning five matches at each event.
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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Sandra Reichel
Draw: S-32 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Raluca Olaru (ROU) / Anna Tatishvili (USA)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Lucie Safarova (CZE). R1: Andreea Mitu (ROU) 3-6, 4-6. Safarova out in R1
  • 2 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN). R1: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-4. R2: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 4-6, 4-6. Wozniacki out in R2
  • 3 Roberta Vinci (ITA). R1: (Q) Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 1-6, 7-6(3), 1-6. Vinci out in R1
  • 4 Andrea Petkovic (GER). R1: Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-3, 3-6, 4-6. Petkovic out in R1
  • 5 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) Withdrawn
  • 6 Camila Giorgi (ITA). R1: Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 6-4. R2: Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 3-6, 6-2, 3-6. Giorgi out in R2
  • CHAMPION 7 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS). R1: Katerina Siniakova (CZE 7-6(4), 6-0. R2: (Q) Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-4, 6-0. QF: Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 6-3, 6-3. SF: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-3 3-6, 6-2. F: Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 6-4, 6-3 CHAMPION
  • 8 Barbora Strykova (CZE). R1: (WC) Barbara Haas (AUT) 6-0, 6-7(5), 6-4. R2: Denisa Allertova (CZE) 2-6, 6-4, 1-6. Strykova out in R2
  • FINALIST Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER). R1: Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-3, 6-3. R2: Andreea Mitu (ROU) 7-5, 6-3. QF: Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-3, 6-4. SF: Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. F: (7) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • Best Qualifier: Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) - Quarters
  • Best WC: All out in R1
  • Best Unseeded: Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) - Final

DOUBLES DRAW - No. 1 seeded Americans win doubles title in Linz

(1) Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA) d (2) Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-3, 7-5


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

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SINGLES DRAW - Jankovic edges Kerber and wins Hong Kongelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d (2) Angelique Kerber (GER) 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1


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Jelena Jankovic battled back from the brink of defeat on Sunday night to keep her fall revival going and win her milestone 15th WTA title at the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open.
After ousting No.3 seed Venus Williams in the semifinals the day before, Jankovic had the difficult task of pulling off back-to-back upsets on back-to-back days as she had to take on No.1 seed Angelique Kerber in the final. And for two grueling hours the top-seeded German was in control, even on the brink of victory - she was up 6-3, 6-5, just a game away from winning her fifth WTA title of the year. But the No.4-seeded Jankovic held her ground, held at love to push the second set to a tie-break, won the tie-break and only got better from there, rolling to victory in the third set, 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1.
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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Chris Lai
Draw: S-32 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Sabine Lisicki (GER)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) / Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Garbine Muguruza Withdrawn
  • FINALIST 2 (WC) Angelique Kerber (GER). R1: Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-3. R2: Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6-2, 6-2. QF: (7) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 7-5, 6-3. SF: (5) Sam Stosur (AUS) 6-2, 6-2. F: (4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-7(4), 1-6
  • 3 Venus Williams (USA). R1: (LL) Yuliya Beygelzimer (UKR) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. R2: Yafan Wang (CHN) 6-0, 6-2. QF: (8I Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-1, 6-1. SF: (4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4-6, 5-7. Williams out in the Semis
  • CHAMPION 4 (WC) Jelena Jankovic (SRB). R1: (Q) Ana Bogdan (ROU) 6-4, 6-2. R2: Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 6-0, 6-2. QF: (6) Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 6-1, 6-1. SF: (3) Venus Williams (USA)6-4, 7-5. F: (2) Angelique Kerber (GER) 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1 CHAMPION
  • 5 Sam Stosur (AUS). R1: Risa Ozaki (JPN) 6-3, 6-1. R2: Monica Puig (PUR) 6-4, 6-4. QF: Heather Watson (GBR) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. SF: (2) Angelique Kerber (GER) 2-6, 2-6. Stosur out in the Semis
  • 6 Daria Gavrilova (RUS). R1: (Q) Miyu Kato (JPN) 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-3. R2: Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 7-6(4), 6-1. QF: (4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 1-6, 1-6. Gavrilova out in the Quarters
  • 7 Caroline Garcia (FRA). R1: Lauren Davis (USA) 6-1, 6-3. R2: (LL) Anastasiya Komordina (RUS) 6-0, 6-2. QF: (2) Angelique Kerber (GER) 5-7, 3-6. Garcia out in the Quarters
  • 8 Alize Cornet (FRA). R1: (Q) Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 6-4, 6-0. R2: Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4. QF: (3) Venus Williams (USA) 1-6, 1-6. Cornet out in the Quarters
  • Best Qualifier: Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) - R2
  • Best WC: Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) - Quarters
  • Best Unseeded: Heather Watson (GBR) - Quarters

DOUBLES DRAW - Cornet/Shvedova take the doubles crown in Hong Kong

(4) Alize Cornet (FRA) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d (1) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) / Andreja Klepac (SLO) 7-5, 6-4


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Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
Oct 12 - Oct 18

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SINGLES DRAW - Radwanska wins sweet 16th WTA title d Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

(2) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d Danka Kovinic MNE) 6-1, 6-2


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Agnieszka Radwanska ended the breakthrough run of WTA Rising Star Danka Kovinic to win the 16th WTA title of her career at the Tianjin Open and book her ticket to Singapore.
Radwanska didn't drop a set all week and that pattern continued in the final, as the No.2-seeded Pole broke five times - and was never broken herself - to race past Kovinic in just 58 minutes, 6-1, 6-2.
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Photo: Tianjin Open

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $426,750
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Stephen Duckitt
Draw: S-32 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Alison Riske (USA)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) / Alia Kudryavtseva (RUS)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 (WC) Flavia Pennetta (ITA). R1: (Q) Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 3-6, 5-7. Pennetta out in R1
  • CHAMPION 2 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL). R1: (Q) Olga Savchuk (UKR) 6-1, 6-0. R2: Qiang Wang (CHN) 6-1, 6-1. QF: Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 7-6(3), 6-2. SF: (3) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-3, 6-1. F: Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-1, 6-2 CHAMPION
  • 3 Karolina Pliskova (CZE). R1: Kristina Kucova (SVK) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. R2: Magda Linette (POL) 6-2, 6-1. QF: Timea Babos (HUN) 6-3, 6-2. SF: (2) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3-6, 1-6. Pliskova out in the Semis
  • 4 Elina Svitolina (UKR). R1: Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2-6, 4-6. Svitolina out in R1
  • 5 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA). R1: Fangzhou Liu (CHN) 6-0, 6-1. R2: Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-4, 6-4. QF: Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 4-6, 6-4, 3-6. Mladenovic out in the Quarters
  • 6 Teliana Pereira (BRA). R1: Nao Hibino (JPN) 7-5, 6-2. R2: Danka Kovinic (MNE) 2-6, 7-5, 1-6. Pereira out in R2
  • 7 Alison Riske (USA). R1: Xinyun Han (CHN) 6-0, 6-4. R2: Timea Babos (HUN) 3-6, 3-6. Riske out in R2
  • 8 Saisai Zheng (CHN). R1: Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 5-7, 3-6. Zheng out in R1
  • FINALIST Danka Kovinic (MNE). R1: Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 6-4, 6-1. R2: (6) Teliana Pereira (BRA) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1. QF: (WC) Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. SF: Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-2. F: (2) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 1-6, 2-6
  • Best Qualifier: Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) - R2
  • Best WC: Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) - Quarters
  • Best Unseeded: Danka Kovinic (MNE) - Final

DOUBLES DRAW - No. 2 seeded Chines team of Xu / Xheng win the doubles title at Tianjin Open

(2) Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) / Saisai Zheng (CHN) d Darjia Jurak (CRO) / Nicole Melichar (USA) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8


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Men's Tour

Shanghai Rolex Masters
Shanghai, China
Oct 11 - Oct 18

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SINGLES DRAW - Djokovic Completes Shanghai Treble, Secures 25th Masters 1000 Title

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d (16) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-2, 6-4


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Novak Djokovic has been the king of the ATP World Tour in 2015 and the World No. 1 would hoist a ninth trophy in his sparkling season, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-4 at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 1000
Prize Money: $4,783,320
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Michael Luevano
Draw: S-56 D-24
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Roger Federer (SUI)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Mike Bryan (USA) / Bob Bryan (USA)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • CHAMPION 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB). R1: Bye. R2: Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-2, 6-1. R3: (15) Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-2, 6-3. QF: Bernard Tomic (AUS) 7-6(6), 6-1. SF: (3) Andy Murray (GBR) 6-1, 6-3. F: (16) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-2, 6-4 CHAMPION
  • 2 Roger Federer (SUI). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Alberto Ramos-Vinolas (ESP 6-7(4), 6-2, 3-6. Federer out in R2
  • 3 Andy Murray (GBR). R1: Bye. R2: Steve Johnson (USA) 6-2, 6-4. R3: (13) John Isner (USA) 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4. QF: (5) Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-1, 6-3. SF: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB)m 1-6, 3-6. Murray out in the Semis
  • 4 Stan Wawrinka (SUI). R1: Bye. R2: Viktor Troicki (SRB) 7-6(3), 6-3. R3: (14) Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-1, 6-2. QF: (8) Rafel Nadal (ESP) 2-6, 1-6. Wawrinka out in the Quarters
  • 5 Tomas Berdych (CZE). R1: Bye. R2: Jack Sock (USA) 6-4, 6-2. R3: (10) Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-3, 6-3. QF: (3) Andy Murray (GBR) 1-6, 3-6. Berdych out in the Quarters
  • 6 Kei Nishikori (JPN). R1: Bye. R2: Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. R3: (12) Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-7(10), 6-7(3). Nishikori out in R3
  • 7 David Ferrer (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: Bernard Tomic (AUS) 4-6, 2-6. Ferrer out in R2
  • 8 Rafel Nadal (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-6(4). R3: (9) Milos Raonic (CAN) 6-3, 7-6(3) QF: (4) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6-2, 6-1. SF: (16) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 4-6, 6-0, 5-7. Nadal out in the Semis
  • 9 Milos Raonic (CAN). R1: Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 7-6(5), 7-6(2). R2: Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-6(5). R3: (8) Rafel Nadal (ESP)3-6, 6-7(3). Raonic out in R3
  • 10 Gilles Simon (FRA). R1: (Q) Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. R2: Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-7(0), 6-4, 6-2. R3: (5) Tomas Berdych (CZE) 3-6, 3-6. Simon out in R3
  • 11 Richard Gasquet (FRA). R1: Gilles Muller (LUX) 7-6(4), 6-2. R2: Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. R3: Bernard Tomic (AUS) 3-6, 7-6(1), 4-6. Gasquet out in R3
  • 12 Kevin Anderson (RSA). R1: (WC) Tommy Haas (GER) 6-3, 7-5. R2: Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-3, 7-6(1). R3: (6) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 7-6(10), 7-6(3). QF: (16) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-7(6), 7-5, 4-6. Anderson out in the Quarters
  • 13 John Isner (USA). R1: Adrian Mannarino (ITA) 6-1, 6-2. R2: David Goffin (BEL) 6-3, 7-6(5). R3: (3) Andy Murray (GBR) 7-6(4), 4-6, 4-6. Isner out in R3
  • 14 Marin Cilic (CRO). R1: (WC) Di Wu (CHN) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4). R2: Borna Coric (CRO) 6-1, 6-2. R3: (4) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 1-6, 2-6. Cilic out in R3
  • 15 Feliciano Lopez (ESP). R1: (Q) Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-4, 7-6(3). R2: Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-4, 7-6(3). R3: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2-6, 3-6. Lopez out in R3
  • FINALIST 16 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA). R1: Tommy Robredo (ESP) 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2. R2: Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) 6-3, 6-2. R3: (Q) Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4. QF: (12) Kevin Anderson (RSA) 7-6(6), 5-7, 6-4. SF: (8) Rafel Nadal (ESP) 6-4, 0-6, 7-5. F: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2-6, 4-6
  • Best Qualifier: Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) - R3
  • Best WC: All out in R1
  • Best Unseeded: Bernard Tomic (AUS) - Quarters


DOUBLES DRAW - Back-to-Back Titles for Klaasen/Melo

(6) Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) d Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-3, 6-3


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The South African/Brazilian pairing of Raven Klaasen and Marcelo Melo claimed its second straight doubles title on Sunday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, topping the all-Italian duo of Simone Bolelli andFabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3 at the Qizhong Tennis Center.
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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Angelique Kerber moved up from 9 to 7. Danka Kovinic moves up 16 from 75 to 59,
Anna-Lena Friedsam up 22 from 118 to 96.
DOUBLES: Yi-Fan Xu moves up 9 from 58 to 49.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

11285
 

1
Mirza, Sania

11355

2
Halep, Simona

6580
 

2
Hingis, Martina

10225

3
Sharapova, Maria

4691
 

3
Mattek-Sands, Beth

7090

4
Muguruza, Garbine

4690
 

4
Šafárová, Lucie

6497

5
Kvitova, Petra

3860
 

5
Dellacqua, Casey

5835

6
Radwanska, Agnieszka

3690
 

6
Shvedova, Yaroslava

5720

7
Kerber, Angelique

3400
 

7
Vesnina, Elena

5265

8
Pennetta, Flavia

3372
 

8
Chan, Yung-Jan

5230

9
Šafárová, Lucie

3221
 

9
Makarova, Ekaterina

5046

10
Bacsinszky, Timea

3157
 

10
Mladenovic, Kristina

4915

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Tsonga moves up 5 to the no. 10 spot.
DOUBLES: Zimonjic and Mahut, as well as Peers and Murray trading places.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

16785
 

1
Bryan, Bob

8490

2
Murray, Andy

8750
 

1
Bryan, Mike

8490

3
Federer, Roger

8430
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

7980

4
Wawrinka, Stan

6630
 

4
Tecau, Horia

6570

5
Berdych, Tomas

4840
 

5
Rojer, Jean-Julien

6570

6
Nishikori, Kei

4705
 

6
Dodig, Ivan

6265

7
Nadal, Rafael

4330
 

7
John Peers

5215

8
Ferrer, David

3805
 

8
Jamie Murray

5215

9
Raonic, Milos

2820
 

9
Nicolas Mahut

5185

10
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BGL BNP PARIBAS LUXEMBOURG OPEN
LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG
OCT 19 - OCT 25

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

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • 2 Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
  • 3 Sara Errani (ITA)
  • 4 Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  • 5 Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
  • 6 Sloane Stephens (USA)
  • 7 Barborsa Strykova (CZE)
  • 8 Annika Beck (GER)

Plus: Goerges, Flipkens, Friedsam, Larsson, Watson, Brengle

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Anabel Medina garrigues (ESP / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)
  • 2 Kiki Bertens (NED) / Johanna larsson (SWE)
  • 3 Mona Barthel (GER) / Laura Siegemund (GER)
  • 4 Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) / Stephanie Vogt (LIE)

Plus: Cepelova/Voegele, Maria/Watson, Brengle/Rae, Beck/Tatishvili

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Annika Beck (GER)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) / Kristina Barrois (GER)

KREMLIN CUP
MOSCOW, RUSSIA
OCT 19 - OCT 24

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $702, 900
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Aleksei Selivanenko
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) Withdrawn
  • 2 Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • 3 (WC) Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • 4 Angelique Kerber (GER)
  • 5 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
  • 6 (WC) Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  • 7 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
  • 8 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)

Plus: Kuznetsova, Vesnina, Pavlyuchenkova, Niculescu

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER / Alicja Rosolska (POL)
  • 2 Irina-Camelia begu (ROU) / Monica Niculescu (ROU)
  • 3 Andreja Klepac (SLO) / Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
  • 4 Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Olga Savchuk (UKR)

Plus: Cornet/Gavrilova, Krunic/Martic, N.Kichenok/Kovinic

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

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

IF STOCKHOLM OPEN
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Oct 19 - Oct 25

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 250
Prize Money: Euro 587,050
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Robin Söderling
Draw: S-28 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • 2 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • 3 Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • 4 Bernard Tomic (AUS)
  • 5 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
  • 6 Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
  • 7 Jack Sock (USA)
  • 8 Gilles Muller (LUX)

Plus: Querrey, Baghdatis, Verdasco, Mannarino

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
  • 2 Nicolas Monroe (USA) / Jack Sock (USA)
  • 3 Eric Butorac (USA) / Scott Lipsky (USA)
  • 4 Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Aisam Ul-Haq Qureshi

Plus: Fleming/Muller, Baghdatis/Kokkinakis, Becker/Zverev

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Tomas Berdych (CZE)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Eric Butorac (USA) / Raven Klaasen (RSA)

KREMLIN CUP BY BANK OF MOSCOW
MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Oct 19 - Oct 25

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 250
Prize Money: $698,325
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Aleksei Selivanenko
Draw: S-28 D-24

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • 2 Robert Bautista Agut (ESP)
  • 3 Viktor Troicki (SRB)
  • 4 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
  • 5 Pablo Cuevas (URU)
  • 6 Borna Coric (CRO)
  • 7 Joao Sousa (POR)
  • 8 Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

Plus: Istomin, Haase, Bolelli

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Philipp Oswald (AUT) / Adil Shamasdin (CAN)
  • 2 Sergey Betov (BLR) / Mikhail Elgin (RUS)
  • 3 Aleksandr Bury (BLR) / Denis Istomin (UZB)
  • 4 Rameez Junaid (AUS) / Igor Zelenay (SVK)

Plus: Berankis/gabashvili, Riba/Sousa

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Marin Cilic (CRO)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Frantisek Cermak (CZE) / Jiri Vesely (CZE)

ERSTE BANK OPEN
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Oct 19 - Oct 25

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 500
Prize Money: Euro 1,750,040
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Herwig Straka
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 David Ferrer (ESP)
  • 2 Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • 3 John Ismer (USA)
  • 4 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • 5 Dominic Thiem (AUT)
  • 6 Gael Monfils (FRA)
  • 7 Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
  • 8 Fabio Fognini (ITA)

Plus: Garcia-Lopez, Stepanek, Haas, Seppi, Johnson, Dolgopolov

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Jean-Julien Rojer (FRA) / Horia Tecau (ROU)
  • 2 Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS)
  • 3 Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)
  • 4 Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Florin Mergea (ROU)

Plus: (Mike) Bryan/Johnson, Peya/Soares, Knowle/Nestor, Ferrer/Lopez, Kubot/Melo

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Andy Murray (GBR)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Jürgen Melzer (GER) / Philipp Petzschner (AUT)


Nancy Richey (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)
Class of 2005

CITIZENSHIP: USA
BORN: August 21, 1942 (73)
PLACE OF BIRTH:
San Angelo, Texas
PLAYED: Right-handed
ENSHRINED: 2005


Photo: International Tennis Hall of Fame


When opponents faced Nancy Richey, they needed to be physically fit, mentally strong, be prepared to hit a lot of tennis balls and play a long, tiresome match. A 5-foot-3 dynamo who could pound shots from the baseline as long as it took to grind out a victory, Richey played in 12 major singles and doubles finals, winning six, two in singles and four in doubles. Richey compensated for not being the fastest player on the court by putting constant pressure on her foe. Richey wasn’t about to beat herself – she had a perfectly timed and patient forehand and a whipping one-handed backhand that could not be exploited. She possessed a tactical all-court game that could keep her comfortably on the baseline where she could dictate long rallies, or when the opportunity arose, advance to the net and employ her exact volleying game.


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Those who faced Richey on clay must have felt disheartened before the match ever started. She won a record six consecutive U.S. Women’s Clay Court Championships (1963-68) and the 1968 French Open over Brit Ann Haydon Jones, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.


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Richey had one distinct advantage is developing her flat and powerfully hit forehand: She was taught the game from her teaching pro father, George, in San Angelo, Texas. Her brother Cliff won 28 titles in a 15-year playing career, so there wasn’t any shortage of available partners around to hone her game. Richey was a singles finalist in three major events in 1966 – the Australian, French, and U.S. Championships – and lost in straight sets in each one (1966, Australian, Margaret Court won in a walkover from a knee injury sustained in the semis), before capturing the 1967 Australian title over Lesley Turner Bowrey easily, 6-1, 6-4. Richey only played in Australia twice (1966, 1967). Her last major championship match came at the 1969 U.S. Open where she and Court actually traded strokes, but during those days Court was nearly invincible and won without a fuss, 6-2, 6-2.


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Richey won the first four major doubles finals she played in, three coming in the 1966 campaign, where a French title would have earned her a Grand Slam. She and fellow American Carole Graebner won the 1965 U.S. Championships over Billie Jean King and Karen Hantze Susman, 6-4, 6-4 and remained partners in winning the 1966 Australian Championships over Aussie’s Margaret Smith and Lesley Turner, 6-4, 7-5. For the Wimbledon and second U.S. championships, Richey teamed with Brazilian Maria Bueno. A Wimbledon championship was earned with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Smith and Judy Tegart. The U.S. National title was over King and Rosie Casals, 6-3, 6-4. The Richey-Bueno duo remained intact but lost in the 1967 Wimbledon final to King and Casals. In her final major championship at the 1969 French Open, Richey and Smith lost to Françoise Dürr and Ann Haydon Jones.



Photo: AP

Richey was ranked in the World Top 10 eleven times between 1963 and 1975, reaching No. 2 in 1969 and was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in 1964, 1965,1968, and 1969. She played Wightman Cup for eight years (1962-70) and her teams won all but one time. She also played for the United States Fed Cup teams in 1964, 1968, and 1969, had an impeccable 15-2 record, and won with her team in 1969.


Photo: Reuters

Wikipedia:
Nancy Richey married Kenneth S. Gunter on December 15, 1970. They were divorced on December 28, 1976, and Richey reverted back to her maiden name. She is the sister of American tennis player Cliff Richey. They were the first brother-sister combination to both be concurrently ranked in the USA Top Ten. They were ranked in the Top Three concurrently in 1965, 1967, 1969 and 1970.


STATS

Top Ranking
World No. 2 (1969)

Grand Slam Results
6-time major champion, 6-time finalist

Career Titles
73

Fed Cup
Member of the U.S. Fed Cup Team 1964, 1968, 1969
Member of the U.S. Championship Fed Cup Team 1969
Overall Record: 15-2
Singles Record: 10-1
Doubles Record: 5-1

Wightman Cup
Member of the U.S. Wightman Cup Team 1962-1970

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES

2 Singles | 4 Doubles

Singles
Australian Open: W (1967)
French Open: W (1968)
Wimbledon: SF (1968)
US Open: F (1966), F (1969)

Doubles
Australian Open: W (1966)
French Open: F (1969)
Wimbledon: W (1966)
US Open: W (1965), W (1966)

Mixed Doubles
Wimbledon: QF (1965

Nancy Richey and the Original 9

Nancy Richey was one of the "Original Nine" who revolted against extreme inequality in prize money for male tennis players versus female. The helped form the women's pro circuit by signing symbolic $1 contracts with the late Gladys Heldman to form the Virginia Slims Circuit, which later became the Women's Tennis Association Tour.

Bill Dwyre wrote in the LA Times Aug 23, 2014:

At the 1970 U.S. championships, three star women players - Rosie Casals, Nancy Richey and King - approached Gladys Heldman. They complained that another big upcoming tournament, the Pacific Southwest in Los Angeles, had men's purses eight times higher than the women's.

A boycott was discussed, then the creation of a separate tournament. Heldman, in the midst of moving her family from New York to Houston, agreed to put one together. In only a few weeks, she did just that.

One of the calls she made was to a top official at Philip Morris tobacco, Joe Cullman. The Virginia Slims of Houston was born.

Threats came from tennis' ruling body that any women who played in the tournament would be suspended. Nine defied that, including King, Richey, Casals and Gladys Heldman's daughter. Those, plus Valerie Ziegenfuss, Kristy Pigeon, Peaches Bartkowicz, Judy Dalton and Kerry Melville Reid, became part of history, known to this day as the Original 9.

 

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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