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Published Oct 26, 2015


5 Champions this week

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Oct 19 - Oct 25, 2015  


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BGL BNP PARIBAS LUXEMBOURG OPEN
LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG
OCT 19 - OCT 25
Last yearIsingles champion: Annika Beck (GER) Tier - International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

Mona Barthel (GER) d Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-2, 6-3

Misaki Doi (JPN) d Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-4, 0-0(ret)

 

Misaki Doi (JPN) d Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-0

Tournament Director: Danielle Maas Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) A.Medina Garigues (ESP) / A.Parra Santonja (ESP) d (4) Y.Bonaventure (BEL) / S.Vogt (LIE) 6-3, 6-3

(3) M.Barthel (GER) / L.Siegemund (GER) d K.Bertens (NED) / J.Larsson (SWE) 4-6, 6-1, 15-3

(3) M.Barthel (GER) / L.Siegemund (GER) d (1) A.Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A.Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-2, 7-6(2)

WTA Tour
   

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KREMLIN CUP
MOSCOW, RUSSIA
OCT 19 - OCT 24
Last yearIsingles champion: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) Tier - International
Prize Money: $702,900
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-2, 6-4

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d (Q) Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-2, 6-1

Tournament Director: Aleksei Selivanenko Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

(WC) D.Kasatkina (RUS) / E.Vesnina (RUS) d D.Jurak (CRO) / N.Melichard (USA) 6-3, 6-4

(2) I.Begu (ROU) / M.Niculescu (ROU) d (3) A.Klepac (SLO) / K.Siniakova (CZE) 6-4, 6-0

D.Kasatkina (RUS) / E.Vesnina (RUS) d (2) I.Begu (ROU) / M.Niculescu (ROU) 6-3, 6-7(7), 10-5

WTA Tour
   

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IF STOCKHOLM OPEN
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Oct 19 - Oct 25
Last yearIsingles champion: Tomas Berdych (CZE) Tier - 250
Prize Money: €587,050
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(1) Tomas Berdych (CZE) d Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-1, 0-0(ret)

(7) Jack Sock (USA) d (2) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-4, 6-2

(1) Tomas Berdych (CZE) d (7) Jack Sock (USA) 7-6(1), 6-2

Tournament Director: Robin Söderling Draw:
S-28 D-16

DOUBLES

M.Pavic (CR) / M.Venus (AUS) d J.Errlich (ISR) / P.Petzschner (GER) 6-3, 6-3

(2) N.Monroe (USA) / J.Sock (USA) d (3) E.Butorac (USA) S.Lipsky (USA) 6-4, 7-6(3)

(2) N.Monroe (USA) / J.Sock (USA) d M.Pavic (CR) / M.Venus (AUS) 7-5, 6-2

WTA Tour
   

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KREMLIN CUP BY BANK OF MOSCOW
MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Oct 19 - Oct 25
Last yearIsingles champion:
Marin Cilic (CRO)
Tier - 250
Prize Money: $698,325
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(1) Marin Cilic (CRO) d (WC) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 6-3, 6-1

(2) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d (4) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-4, 6-4

(1) Marin Cilic (CRO) d (2) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-4, 6-4

Tournament Director: Aleksei Selivanenko Draw:
S-32 D-24

DOUBLES

R.Albot (MDA) / F.Cermak (CZE) d R.Berankis (LTU) / T.Gabashvili (RUS) 7-6(4), 6-3

(WC) A.Rublev (RUS) / D.Tursunov (RUS) d R.Junaid (AUS) / I.Zelenay (SVK) 7-5, 1-6, 10-7

(WC) A.Rublev (RUS) / D.Tursunov (RUS) d R.Albot (MDA) / F.Cermak (CZE) 2-6, 6-1, 10-6

ATP Tour
   

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ERSTE BANK OPEN
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Oct 19 - Oct 25
Last yearIsingles champion:
Andy Murray (GBR)
Tier - 250
Prize Money: €1,750,040
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(1) David Ferrer (ESP) d (6) Gael Monfils (FRA) 7-6(5), 7-5

Steve Johnson (USA) d Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 6-3, 7-6(4)

(1) David Ferrer (ESP) d Steve Johnson (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Tournament Director: Herwig Straka Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

Lukasz Kubot (POL) / M.Melo (BRA) d D.Marrero (ESP) / A.Seppi (ITA) 6-3, 6-4

(2) J.Murray (GBR) / J.Peers (AUS) d F.Fognini (ITA) / M.MMirnyi (BLR) 6-2, 6-3

L.Kubot (POL) / M.Melo (BRA) d (2) J.Murray (GBR) / J.Peers (AUS) 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-6

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Women's Tour

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

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SINGLES DRAW - Doi captures first title in LuxembourgJelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

Misaki Doi (JPN) d Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-0


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Unseeded Misaki Doi survived a mid-match hiccup to win her first career WTA singles title in emphatic style, defeating Mona Barthel, 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-0.
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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Danielle Maas
Draw: S-32 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Annika Beck (GER)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) / Kristina Barrois (GER)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI). R1: Laura Siegemund GER() 6-4, 4-6, 0-0(ret). Bacsinszky out in R1
  • 2 Ana Ivanovic (SRB). R1: Heather Watson (GBR) 6-4, 6-3. R2: Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 4-6, 7-6(5), 5-7. Ivanovic out in R2
  • 3 Sara Errani (ITA). R1: (Q) Julie Coin (FRA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. R2: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 3-6, 4-6. Errani out in R2
  • 4 Andrea Petkovic (GER). R1: Misaki Doi (JPN) 5-7, 6-2, 5-7. Petkovic out in R1
  • 5 Jelena Jankovic (SRB). R1: (WC) Mandy Minella (LUX) 6-1, 6-4. R2: (Q) Anna Tatishvili (USA) 6-4, 6-2. QF: Misaki Doi (JPN) 6-7(4), 5-7. Jankovic out in the Quarters
  • 6 Sloane Stephens (USA). R1: Mona Barthel (GER) 4-6, 5-7. Stephens out in R1
  • 7 Barbora Strykova (CZE). R1: Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-4, 6-2. R2: Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-2, 7-5. QF: Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 4-6, 4-6. Strykova out in the Quarters
  • 8 Annika Beck (GER). R1: Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 6-4, 3-6, 4-6. Beck out in R1
  • FINALIST Mona Barthel (GER). R1: (6) Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-4, 7-5. R2: Tatjana Maria (GER) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2. QF: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 6-3, 6-4. SF: (WC) Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-2, 6-3. F: Misaki Doi (JPN) 4-6, 7-6(7), 0-6 FINALIST
  • CHAMPION Misaki Doi (JPN). R1: (4) Andrea Petkovic (GER) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5. R2: Denisa Allertova (CZE) 7-5, 6-2. QF: (5) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 7-6(4), 7-5. SF: Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-0 CHAMPION
  • Best Qualifier: Anna Tatishvili (USA) - R2
  • Best WC: Stefanie Voegele (SUI) - Semis
  • Best Unseeded: Misaki Doi (JPN) - Champion

DOUBLES DRAW - German no. 3 seeds Barthel / Siegemund win in Luxembourg

(3) Mona Barthel (GER) / Laura Siegemund (GER) d (1) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-2, 7-6(2)


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KREMLIN CUP
MOSCOW, RUSSIA
OCT 19 - OCT 24

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SINGLES DRAW - Kuznetsova hoists home crown in Moscowena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-2, 6-1


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Svetlana Kuznetsova had reached the quarterfinals or better in each of her last six Kremlin Cup appearances, but the two-time major champion had yet to win her home tournament until Saturday, when the former World No.2 snapped Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's 19-match win streak on indoor hardcourts to emerge victorious, 6-2, 6-1
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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $702,900
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Aleksei Selivanenko
Draw: S-32 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Martina Hingis (SUI) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) Withdrawn
  • 2 Lucie Safarova (CZE). R1: bye. R2: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 1-6, 7-6(2), 3-6. Safarova out in R2
  • 3 (WC) Flavia Pennetta (ITA). R1: bye. R2: Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 6-2, 6-4. QF: Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) wo. Pennetta out in the Quarters
  • 4 Angelique Kerber (GER) Withdrawn
  • 5 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP). R1: bye. R2: Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-4, 7-5. QF: (Q) Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 1-6, 2-6. Suarez Navarro out in the Quarters
  • 6 (WC) Karolina Pliskova (CZE). R1: Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(7). R2: (Q) Anastasija Sevastova (UKR) 3-6, 6-7(10). Pliskova out in R2
  • 7 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU). R1: Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-2. R2: (Q) Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 3-6, 6-3, 3-6. Begu out in R2
  • 8 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK). R1: (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-4, 6-3. R2: Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-7(5), 6-4, 3-6. Schmiedlova out in R2
  • 9 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA). R1: (LL) Ana Bogdan (ROU) 7-6(4), 6-3. R2: Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 2-6, 3-6. Mladenovic out in R2
  • CHAMPION Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS). R1: Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-0, 6-3. R2: (Q) Klara Koukalova (CZE) 6-4, 6-2. QF: (Q) Anastasija Sevastova (UKR) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3. SF: Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-2, 6-4. F: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-2, 6-1 CHAMPION
  • FINALIST Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS). R1: Monica Niculescu (ROU) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4. R2: (2) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-3. QF: Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-1, 6-3. SF: (Q) Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. F: Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2-6, 1-6 FINALIST
  • Best Qualifier: Daria Kasatkina (RUS) - Semis
  • Best WC: (3) Flavia Pennetta (Quarters)
  • Best Unseeded: Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - Champion

DOUBLES DRAW - Russians Vesnina and Kasatkina win Kremlin Cup in doubles

Darya Kasatkina (RUS) / Elena Vesnina (RUS) d (2) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) / Monika Niculescu (ROU) 6-3, 6-7(7), 10-5


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Russian tennis players, Yelena Vesnina and Darya Kasatkina, have won Moscow's Kremlin Cup tournament in women doubles.
The Russians who had received a special invitation to the tournament defeated Romanians Irina-Camelia Begu and Monika Nikulescu (2nd seed) 6-3, 6-7 /7-9/ 10-5.
Read more here (TASS)


Men's Tour

IF STOCKHOLM OPEN
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Oct 19 - Oct 25

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SINGLES DRAW - Berdych secures third Stockholm titled Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

(1) Tomas Berdych (CZE) d (7) Jack Sock (USA) 7-6(1), 6-2


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Top seed Tomas Berdych stretched his winning streak to 12 matches with his third If Stockholm Open title by virtue of a 7-6(1), 6-2 victory over Jack Sock. The Czech, who has already qualified for the Barclay ATP World Tour Finals in London in November, won the ATP World Tour 250 tournament without dropping a set and improved his career record in finals to 12-17.
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Photo: Stockholm Open

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 250
Prize Money: €587,050
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Robin Söderling
Draw: S-28 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Tomas Berdych (CZE)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Eric Butorac (USA) / Raven Klaasen (RSA)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • CHAMPION 1 Tomas Berdych (CZE). R1: Bye. R2: Alexander Zverev (GER) 6-3, 6-4. QF: (5) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 7-5, 6-4. SF: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-1, 0-0(ret). F: (7) Jack Sock (USA) 7-6(1), 6-2 CHAMPION
  • 2 Richard Gasquet (FRA). R1: Bye. R2: Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-1, 2-0(ret). QF: (6) Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4). SF: (7) Jack Sock (USA) 4-6, 2-6. Gasquet out in the Semis
  • 3 Gilles Simon (FRA). R1: Bye. R2: Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-2, 6-4. QF: (7) Jack Sock (USA) 5-7, 6-7(5). Simon out in the Quarters
  • 4 Bernard Tomic (AUS). R1: Bye. R2: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-7(7), 3-6. Tomic out in R2
  • 5 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL). R1: (Q) Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 7-5, 6-3. R2: (LL) Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-2, 6-4. QF: (1) Tomas Berdych (CZE) 5-7, 4-6. Dimitrov out in the Quarters
  • 6 Jeremy Chardy (FRA). R1: Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5. R2: Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-3, 7-6(2). QF: (2) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-7(4). Chardy out in the Quarters
  • FINALIST 7 Jack Sock (USA). R1: Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-3. R2: Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-4. QF: (3) Gilles Simon (FRA) 7-5, 7-6(5). SF: (2) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-4, 6-2. F: (1) Tomas Berdych (CZE) FINALIST
  • 8 Gilles Muller (LUX). R1: (Q) Mischa Zverev (GER) 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-1. R2: John Millman (AUS) 7-5, 6-3. QF: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-7(5), 6-4, 3-6. Muller out in the Quarters
  • Best Qualifier: All out in R1
  • Best WC: Tomas Berdych (CZE) - Champion
  • Best Unseeded: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) - Quarters

DOUBLES DRAW - Monroe / Sock capture Stockholm title

(2) Nicholas Monroe (USA) / Jack Sock (USA) d Mate Pavic (CR) / Michael Venus (AUS) 7-5, 6-2


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The No. 2-seeded American duo of Nicholas Monroe and Jack Sock stormed to the If Stockholm Open title on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-2 win over the Croatian/New Zealander combo of Mate Pavic and Michael Venus.
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Men's Tour

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

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SINGLES DRAW - Cilic repeats in Moscow

(1) Marin Cilic (CRO) d (2) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-4, 6-4


Photo: Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow


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In a rematch of the 2014 final, top seed Marin Cilic rolled past No. 2 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday for the Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow singles title.
Neither Cilic nor Bautista Agut had played in an ATP World Tour final since meeting on this very same Centre Court last year. The Croat won that match by an identical 6-4, 6-4 score. Their rematch marked the first time in the event's 26-year history that the same two players had competed in consecutive finals.
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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 250
Prize Money: $698,325
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Aleksei Selivanenko
Draw: S-28 D-24
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Marin Cilic (CRO)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Frantisek Cermak (CZE) / Jiri Vesely (CZE)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • CHAMPION 1 Marin Cilic (CRO). R1: Bye. R2: Denis Istomin (UZB) 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3. QF: Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-2, 6-1. SF: (WC) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 6-3, 6-1. F: (2) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-4, 6-4 CHAMPION
  • FINALIST 2 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 6-2, 7-5. QF: Lucas Pouille (FRA) 6-4, 6-2. SF: (4) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-4, 6-4. F: (1) Marin Cilic (CRO) 4-6, 4-6 FINALIST
  • 3 Viktor Troicki (SRB). R1: Bye. R2:Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 2-6, 3-6. Troicki out in R2
  • 4 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER). R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-4. QF: Robin Haase (NED) 6-2, 6-4. SF: (2) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 4-6, 4-6. Kohlschreiber out in the Semis
  • 5 Pablo Cuevas (URU). R1: (Q) Pere Riba (ESP) 6-1, 0-0(ret). R2: Robin Haase (NED) 2-6, 7-5, 1-6). Cuevas out in R2
  • 6 Borna Coric (CRO). R1: (WC) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 4-6, 4-6. Coric out in R1
  • 7 Joao Sousa (POR). R1: Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 6-7(2), 6-4, 5-7. Sousa out in R1
  • 8 Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ). R1: (WC) Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6-2, 6-4. R2: Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 1-6, 5-7. Kukushkin out in R2
  • Best Qualifier: Aslan Karatsev (RUS) - R2
  • Best WC: Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) - Quarters
  • Best Unseeded: Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) - Quarters


DOUBLES DRAW - Rublev / Tursunov triumph on home turf

(WC) Andrey Rublev (RUS) / Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) d Radu Albot (MDA) / Frantisek Cermak (CZE) 2-6, 6-1, 10-6


Photo: Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow

The first-time pairing of Andrey Rublev and Dmitry Tursunov became the fourth all-Russian team to capture the doubles title at the Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow. The wild cards defeated Radu Albot andFrantisek Cermak on Sunday 2-6, 6-1, 10-6 in 67 minutes.
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Men's Tour

ERSTE BANK OPEN
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Oct 19 - Oct 25

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SINGLES DRAW - Ferrer takes giant stride with Vienna title

(1) David Ferrer (ESP) d Steve Johnson (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5


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David Ferrer took a major step on Sunday towards qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 15-22 November. The Spaniard joined Kei Nishikori on 3,945 points for tied-No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Race To London after the top seed defeated first-time ATP World Tour titlist Steve Johnson 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in Vienna for the Erste Bank Open trophy.
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TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 500
Prize Money: €1,750,040
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Herwig Straka
Draw: S-32 D-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Andy Murray (GBR)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Jürgen Melzer (GER) / Philipp Petzschner (AUT)

SINGLES SEEDS

  • CHAMPION 1 David Ferrer (ESP). R1: Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. R2: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 6-1, 6-1. QF: (8) Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-4, 6-2. SF: (6) Gael Monfils (FRA) 7-6(5), 7-5. F: Steve Johnson (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 CHAMPION
  • 2 Kevin Anderson (RSA). R1: Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 6-4, 7-5. R2: Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-5. QF: Steve Johnson (USA) 7-5, 6-7(5), 4-6. Anderson out in the Quarters
  • 3 John Isner (USA). R1: (Q) Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 7-6(4), 7-6(5). R2: Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 4-6, 6-4, 4-6. Isner out in R2
  • 4 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA). R1: (WC) Tommy Haas (GER) 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-4. R2: Lukas Rosol (CZE) 4-6, 6-3, 1-6. Tsonga out in R2
  • 5 Dominic Thiem (AUT). R1: Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 6-2, 6-7(5), 4-6. Thiem out in R1
  • 6 Gael Monfils (FRA). R1: Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4. R2: Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-4, 6-4. QF: Lukas Rosol (CZE) 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3. SF: (1) David Ferrer (ESP) 6-7(5), 5-7. Monfils out in the Semis
  • 7 Ivo Karlovic (CRO). R1: Andreas Seppi (ITA) 7-6(5), 6-3. R2: Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4, 7-5. QF: Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 6-7(4), 6-7 (5). Karlovic out in the Quarters
  • 8 Fabio Fognini (ITA). R1: Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. R2: (PR) Radek Stepanek (CZE) 6-1, 6-4. QF: (1) David Ferrer (ESP) 4-6, 2-6. Fognini out in the Quarters
  • FINALIST Steve Johnson (USA). R1: Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. R2: Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-4. QF: Kevin Anderson (RSA) 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-4. SF: Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 6-3, 7-6(4). F: (1) David Ferrer (ESP) 6-4, 4-6, 5-7 FINALIST
  • Best Qualifier: All out in R1
  • Best WC: All out in R1
  • Best Unseeded: Steve Johnson (USA) - Finalist


DOUBLES DRAW - Kubot / Melo clinch Vienna doubles title

Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) d (2) Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS) 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-6


Photo: Bildagentur Zolles KG

First-time pairing Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo fought back on Sunday to capture the Erste Bank Open title. Kubot and Melo recovered from a set an 2-4 deficit to beat second seeds Jamie Murray andJohn Peers 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-6 in the Vienna final, which lasted one hour and 33 minutes.
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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Muguruza moves up to no. 3 past Sharapova. Wozniacki moves down to 17.
Misaki Doi up 32 from 92 to 60.
DOUBLES: Mladenovic and Makarova trading places.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

9945
 

1
Mirza, Sania

10205

2
Halep, Simona

5790
 

2
Hingis, Martina

10205

3
Muguruza, Garbine

4511
 

3
Mattek-Sands, Beth

7090

4
Sharapova, Maria

4322
 

4
Šafárová, Lucie

6497

5
Kvitova, Petra

3491
 

5
Dellacqua, Casey

5835

6
Radwanska, Agnieszka

3425
 

6
Shvedova, Yaroslava

5720

7
Kerber, Angelique

3400
 

7
Vesnina, Elena

5275

8
Pennetta, Flavia

3252
 

8
Chan, Yung-Jan

5230

9
Šafárová, Lucie

3221
 

9
Mladenovic, Kristina

4915

10
Bacsinszky, Timea

3133
 

10
Makarova, Ekaterina

4586

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Steve Johnson moves up 14 to no. 33. Ernests Gulbis up 35 to no. 82.
DOUBLES: Fognini moves into Top 10.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

16785
 

1
Bryan, Bob

8490

2
Murray, Andy

8250
 

1
Bryan, Mike

8490

3
Federer, Roger

7930
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

8300

4
Wawrinka, Stan

6630
 

4
Tecau, Horia

6220

5
Berdych, Tomas

5000
 

5
Rojer, Jean-Julien

6220

6
Nishikori, Kei

4705
 

6
Dodig, Ivan

6085

7
Nadal, Rafael

4330
 

7
Jamie Murray

5515

8
Ferrer, David

4125
 

8
John Peers

5470

9
Raonic, Milos

2770
 

9
Nicolas Mahut

5185

10
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

2635
 

10
Fabio Fognini

5165


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BNP PARIBAS WTA FINALS SINGAPORE
SINGAPORE
OCT 22 - NOV 02

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Tour Championships
Prize Money: $7,000,000
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Melissa Pine
Draw: Round Robin

SINGLES

Seeded
Position

RED GROUP

Country

1
Simona Halep

ROU

3
Maria Sharapova

RUS

5
Agnieszka Radwanska

POL

7
Flavia Pennetta

ITA

Seeded
Position

WHITE GROUP

Country

2
Garbine Muguruza

ESP

4
Petra Kvitova

CZE

6
Angelique Kerber

GER

8
Lucie Safarova

CZE

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Serena Williams (USA)

DOUBLES

Seeded
Position

RED GROUP

Country

1
Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza

SUI / IND

4
Timea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic

HUN / FRA

6
Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears

USA / USA

7
Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka

CZE / CZE

Seeded
Position

WHITE GROUP

Country

2
Beth. Mattek-Sands / Lucie Safarova

USA / CZE

3
Hao-Ching Chan / Yung-Jan Chan

TPE / TPE

5
Caroline Garcia / Kaatarina Srebotnik

FRA / SLO

8
Garbine Muguruza / Carla S. Navarro

ESP / ESP

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Cara Black (ZIM) / Sania Mirza (IND)

SWISS INDOORS BASEL
BASEL, SWITZERLAND
OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 01 2015

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 500
Prize Money: €1,575,295
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Roger Brennwald
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Roger Federer
  • 2 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
  • 3 Rafa Nadal (ESP)
  • 4 Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • 5 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • 6 John Isner (USA)
  • 7 Marin Cilic (CRO)
  • 8 David Goffin (BEL)

Plus: Karlovic, Thiem, Dimitrov, Sock, Gulbis, Anderson, Kohlschreiber

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA)
  • 2 Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROU)
  • 3 Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS)
  • 4 Marcin Matkowski (POL) Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)

Plus: Lopez/Nadal, Nestor/Roger-Vasselin, Mayer/Seppi

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Roger Federer (SUI)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)

VALENCIA OPEN
VALENCIA, SPAIN
OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 01 2015

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 250
Prize Money: €537,050
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Juan Carlos Ferrero
Draw: S-28 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 David Ferrer (ESP)
  • 2 Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • 3 Bernard Tomic (AUS)
  • 4 Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • 5 Benoit Paire (FRA)
  • 6 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
  • 7 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
  • 8 Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

Plus: Kyrgios, Almagro, Verdasco, Johnson, Pospisil

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Rajeev Ram (USA)
  • 2 Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Leander Paes (IND)
  • 3 Pablo Cuevas (URU) / Marcel Granollers (ESP)
  • 4 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) Max Mirnyi (BLR)

Plus: Berankis/Gabashvili, Riba/Sousa

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Andy Murray (GBR)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / HoriaTecau (ROU)


Tony Trabert (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)
CLASS OF 1970

CITIZENSHIP: USA
BORN: August 16, 1930 (85)
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Cincinnati, Ohio
PLAYED: Right-handed
ENSHRINED: 1970


Photo: International Tennis Hall of Fame


Not that his place in American tennis history needed any affirmation, but on September 8, 2014, when Tony Trabert was inducted into the USTA’s Court of Champions prior to the US Open men’s singles final, it firmly etched his place in the sports esteemed annals.

As an amateur and professional player, loyal Davis Cup member and captain, and broadcaster extraordinaire, Trabert has been a worldwide tennis treasure for seven decades. It wouldn’t be a reach to suggest that his name is synonymous with the game, given his accomplishments as the No. 1 ranked player in the world in both 1953 and 1955 and the winner of ten major titles – five in singles and five in doubles. Trabert took his keen mind and aptitude for tennis and bundled it into an illustrious career that included two French singles championships (1954, 1955), two U.S. National Men’s Singles Championships (1953, 1955) and won Wimbledon Gentlemen Singles championship (1955). He was denied the chance to capture a calendar year major in 1955 when Ken Rosewall clipped him in the semifinals of the Australian Open. But his three major titles that year were significant, as only Don Budge (1938) Rod Laver (1962, 1969) and Rafael Nadal (2010) are the only others male players to accomplish the same feat.


Photo: Found on shsu.edu

Trabert won his singles and doubles majors with a stylish serve-and-volley game and an adaptable baseline game that featured fundamentally sound technique. Those skills were developed in his native Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lived two houses away from a public park that had clay courts that helped him groove his strokes. At age 11 he was winning junior tournaments, though he said was he first began playing “I wasn’t very good, but there was something fascinating about it – just what it is I don’t think I can answer to this day.” He attended Walnut Hills High School and won the Ohio State scholastic singles title three straight years. As a collegian at the University of Cincinnati, Trabert won the 1951 NCAA Singles Championship. He was a two-sport star in college, also starting on the Bearcats basketball team.

Trabert went a perfect 5-for-5 in major singles championship matches, all five victories coming against different opponents in a tight three year period before turning professional in 1955. As the No. 3 seed he won the U.S. Nationals in 1953 over fellow American Vic Seixas in resounding fashion, 6–3, 6–2, 6–3. The first of two French Championships came in 1954 over Art Larsen, 6–4, 7–5, 6–1. A second title came the following year in a brilliant display of all-court tennis, 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–2 over Sweden’s Swen Davidson. Until Michael Chang won the French Open in 1989, Trabert was the last American to hoist the championship trophy, a mark he held for 34 years. The 1955 Wimbledon championship followed over Denmark’s Kurt Nielsen 6–3, 7–5, 6–1, and the remarkable run was punctuated with a 9–7, 6–3, 6–3 victory over Rosewall at Forest Hills. The historical significance of winning Wimbledon and the U.S. without dropping a set placed Trabert in rarified company. Only Hall of Famers Budge, Chuck McKinley and Bjorn Borg accomplished the same. Trabert won 13 U.S. titles in singles and doubles, and is one of only two Americans, joining Art Larsen, to win singles championships on all four surfaces: grass, indoor, clay court and hard court. In doubles play, Trabert was nearly as perfect in championship finals, winning five of six opportunities. He won the French in 1950 with longtime friend and Cincinnati neighbor Bill Talbert, and four additional titles were earned with Seixas, a player that worked hard to groom his doubles game to Trabert’s discerning standards. The duo won the French in 1954 and 1955, the U.S. in 1954 and Australian in 1955. Three of those victories came at the expense of Aussies Rosewall and Lew Hoad (1954 French, 1954 U.S., 1955 Australian).


Photo: Trading Card

Trabert blazed through the amateur tour without frills, perks and a travelling entourage. “In our era we did everything ourselves,” Trabert told the Jacksonville Sun prior to the 2014 U.S. Open. “None of us had any money. We got our own practice courts, made our own hotel and plan reservations, didn’t have people to run our errands. It makes you stronger and appreciate what you have when you have to work for everything.”

Trabert played on the U.S. Davis Cup team from 1951-55, helping the Americans reach the challenge round final each year, including a 3-2 victory over Australia in 1954. Trabert appeared on the August 29, 1955 cover of Sports Illustrated prior to upcoming Davis Cup play and provided readers with a glimpse of what made him a tremendous ambassador and sportsman, telling the magazine, “One of the first things my Dad told me about tournament tennis was that I should show up promptly on time. Likewise, I got to feel that the linesmen, the umpires, the ball boys all play a big part in running of a successful tournament, so I always like to shake hands with the umpire, win or lose, and thank him for the job he’s done. It’s a very small thing, but I think it means a lot.” He also served as Davis Cup team captain from 1976-80, helping the U.S. win two Cups in 1978 and 1979, over Great Britain and Italy, respectively.


Photo: US Open

Trabert’s decision to turn professional wasn’t different than his colleagues. There was no money to be had in amateur tennis, and in Trabert’s case, he had a wife and two kids to support. “When I won Wimbledon as an amateur, I got a 10-pound certificate, which was worth $27 redeemable [for merchandise] at Lilly White’s Sporting Goods store in London,” Trabert explain in the Jacksonville Sun article. “Jack Kramer offered me a guarantee of $75,000 against a percentage of the gate to play on his tour. I made $125,000 to play 101 matches over 14 months. People say, ‘Yeah, Tony, but bread and milk was 5 cents. I say, ‘Give me Agassi’s $17 million [annual salary] and I’ll figure out the rest.”

In Trabert’s case, the “rest” was the professional circuit where he won the French Pro in 1956 over Pancho Gonzales, 6–3, 4–6, 5–7, 8–6, 6–2, and in 1959 over Frank Sedgman, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4. He also advanced to the Wembley Pro and U.S. Pro finals in 1958 and 1960 respectively.


Photo: Found on EverythingCollectible.com

In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer included Trabert among his 21 greatest players of all time.


STATS

TITLES
5 Singles | 5 Doubles

Singles
Australian Championships: SF (1955)
French Championships: W (1954), W (1955)
Wimbledon: W (1955)
U.S. Nationals: W (1953), W (1955)

Doubles
Australian Championships: W (1955)
French Championships: W (1950), W (1954), W (1955)
Wimbledon: F (1954)
U.S. Nationals: W (1954)

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

Top Ranking : World No. 1 (1953)

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES

10-time major champion, and one-time finalist

Career Record
Overall Record: 60-15
Singles Record: 58-11
Doubles Record: 2-4

Davis Cup
Member of the US Davis Cup Team 1951-1955
Member of the 1954 US Championship Davis Cup Team
Captain of the US Davis Cup Team 1976-1980
Overall Record: 27-8
Singles Record: 16-5
Doubles Record: 11-3

Retirement

  • Wikipedia:
    From 1971 until 2004 he enjoyed a 33-year career as a tennis and golf analyst for CBS covering such events as the US Open. During many of those years he teamed with Pat Summerall and was the lead expert commentator at the US Open. The popularity of their broadcasts helped propel the US Open into an annual financial success for CBS and the U.S. Tennis Association. He was also the US Davis team Captain from 1976 to 1980. Tony's captaincy is remembered by his frustration in dealing with the egos of younger players like John McEnroe, and for his racket-wielding expulsion of an apartheid protest demonstrator during a Davis Cup match against South Africa at the Newport Beach Tennis Club in California in April 1977. He is also a tennis author, past President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and a motivational speaker.

    Forty years after his matches with Gonzales, Trabert told interviewer Joe McCauley "that Gonzales' serve was the telling factor on their tour - it was so good that it earned him many cheap points. Trabert felt that, while he had the better ground-strokes, he could not match Pancho's big, fluent service."
    In 2004, Trabert announced his retirement from broadcasting while commentating at the Wimbledon Championships in London.

    From left: Tony Trabert. Guillermo Vilas, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Andre Agassi, Pam Shriver, Stan Smith
    Photo: Found on NewYorkSocialDiary.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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