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Published Nov 16, 2015

Week of
Nov 9 - Nov 15, 2015  


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ENGIE OPEN DE LIMOGES
LIMOGES, FRANCE
NOV 09 - NOV 15
Last yearIsingles champion: Tereza Smitkova (CZE) Tier - 125K
Prize Money: $115,000
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(3) Carolina Garcia (FRA) d Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Louisa Chirico (USA) d Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-3, 7-6(5)

(3) Carolina Garcia (FRA) d Louisa Chirico (USA) 6-1, 6-3

Tournament Director: Pascal Biojout Draw:
Sgl 32 - Dbl 8

DOUBLES

(1) M.Gasparyan (RUS) / O.Kalashnikova (GEO) d L.Kuncikova (CZE) / K.Stuchla (CZE) 6-3, 6-3

(2) B.Krejcikova (CZE) / M.Minella (LUX) d A.Beck (GER) / C.Witthoeft (GER) 7-5, 7-5

(2) B.Krejcikova (CZE) / M.Minella (LUX) d (1) M.Gasparyan (RUS) / O.Kalashnikova (GEO) 1-6, 7-5, 10-6

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HUA HIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
HUA HIN, THAILAND
NOV 09 - NOV 15
Last yearIsingles champion: New Tier - 125K
Prize Money: $115,000
Surface: Hard

SINGLES

(4) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d Qiang Wang (CHN) 6-7(4)

Naomi Osaka (JPN) d (3) Nao Hibino (JPN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

(4) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6-4, 6-7(8). 6-4

Tournament Director: Pichai Pantrakul Draw:
Sgl 32 Dbl 16

DOUBLES

(1) C.Liang (CHN) / Y.Wang (CHN) d (3) X.Han (CHN) / K.Zhang (CHN) 6-3, 6-7(5), 11-9

V.Wongteanchai (THA) / Z.Yang (THA) d A.Glatch (USA) / Y.Xu (CHN) 6-4, 6-0.

(1) C.Liang (CHN) / Y.Wang (CHN) d V.Wongteanchai (THA) / Z.Yang (THA) 6-3, 6-4

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ENGIE OPEN DE LIMOGES
LIMOGES, FRANCE
NOV 09 - NOV 15


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SINGLES DRAW - Garcia's emotional victory in Limogestapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

(3) Carolina Garcia (FRA) d Louisa Chirico (USA) 6-1, 6-3


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Garcia, one of the leading WTA Rising Stars at the moment, came through at the Engie Open de Limoges in Limoges, France. A No.3-seeded wildcard into the event, she survived a pair of tough three-setters earlier on in the week before outdoing unseeded American Louisa Chirico in the final, 6-1, 6-3.
Read more here (WTA)


Photo: Engie Open de Limoges

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 125K
Prize Money: $115,000
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Pascal Biojout
Draw: SGL-32 DBL-8
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Tereza Smitkova (CZE)
LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Renata Voracova (CZE) / Katerina Siniakova (CZE)

SINGLES

  • 1 (WC) Elina Svitolina (UKR). R1: Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(6). Svitolina out in R1
  • 2 (WC) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) withdrawn
  • CHAMPION 3 (WC) Carolina Garcia (FRA). R1: (Q) Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 1-6, 6-2, 7-5. R2: Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 6-2, 6-2. QF: Donna Vekic (CRO) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. SF: Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. F: Louisa Chirico (USA) 6-1, 6-3 CHAMPION
  • 4 Annika Beck (GER). R1: Louisa Chrico (USA) 7-5, 2-6, 2-6. Beck out in R1
  • 5 Danka Kovinic (MNE). R1: Anastaija Sevastova (LAT) 6-4, 6-3. R2: (Q) Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 3-6, 0-6. Kovinic out in R2
  • 6 Margarita Gasparyan (RUS). R1: (Q) Andrea Gamiz (VEN) 6-2, 7-5. R2: Maryna Zanevska (UKR) 6-2, 6-4. QF: Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-7(5), 0-0ret. Gasparyan out in the Quarters
  • 7 Carina Witthoeft (GER). R1: (WC) Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA) 7-6(6), 6-2. R2: Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-3, 2-6, 1-6. Witthoeft out in R2
  • 8 Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER). R1: (Q) Anna Blinkova (RUS) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. R2: Tamira Paszek (AUT) 7-6(1), 6-4. QF: Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 5-7, 6-2, 3-6. Friedsam out in the Quarters
  • FINALIST Louisa Chirico (USA). R1: Annika Beck (GER) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. R2: (WC) Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. QF: (Q) Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 7-5, 6-2. F: Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-3, 7-6(5). F: (3) (WC) Carolina Garcia (FRA) 1-6, 3-6 FINALIST
  • Best Qualifier: Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) - QF
  • Best WC: Carolina Garcia (FRA) - Champion
  • Best Unseeded: Louisa Chirico (USA) - Finalist

 

DOUBLES

DOUBLES DRAW - Krejcikova / Minella take title in LimogesOstapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

(2) Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) / Mandy Minella (LUX) d (1) Margarrita Gasparyan (RUS) / Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO)
1-6 7-5, 10-6


Photo: WTA




No press coverage of this final


 

HUA HIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
HUA HIN, THAILAND
NOV 09 - NOV 15


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SINGLES DRAW - Yaroslava Shvedova Beats Naomi Osaka to Take the 2015 Hua Hin Crownapenko (LAT) 6-2, 6-2

(4) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-4


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The finals of Hua Hin, a new WTA 125K event, pitted eighteen year-old Naomi Osaka against the much more experienced Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. In an exciting and dramatic 2 hour and 51 minute thriller, Shvedova prevailed 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.
More http://www.ubitennis.com/eng/blog/2015/11/15/yaroslava-shvedova-beats-naomi-osaka-to-take-the-2015-hua-hin-crown/
Read more here (WTA)


Photo: WTA

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier 125K
Prize Money: $115,000
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Pichai Pantrakul
Draw: SGL-32 DBL-16
LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
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LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
New tournament

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 125K
Prize Money: $115,000
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Pichai Pantrakul
Draw: SGL-32 DBL-16

SINGLES DRAW

  • 1 Misaki Doi (JPN). R1: Fangzhou Liu (CHN) 4-6, 4-6. Doi out in R1
  • 2 Saisai Zheng (CHN). R1: (Q) Jia-Jing Lu (CHN) 6-2, 6-1. R2: Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 1-6, 6-2, 2-6. Zheng out in R2
  • 3 Nao Hibino (JPN). R1: Alexa Glatch (USA) 6-1, 6-3. R2: Elizaveta Kulichkova 6-4, 6-4. QF: Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 6-4, 6-3. SF: Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6-4, 3-6, 1-6. Hibino out in the Semis.
  • CHAMPION 4 Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ). (WC) Kamonwan Buaayam (THA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. R2: (Q) Chang Liu (CHN) 7-6(4), 6-4. QF: Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 6-2, 6-4. SF: Qiang Wang (CHN) 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-4. F: Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-4. CHAMPION
  • 5 Kurumi Nara (JPN). R1: Kaai-Lin Zhang (CHN) 6-2, 6-4. R2: Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 4-6, 6-4, 1-6. Nara out in the Quarters
  • 6 Evgeniya Rodina (RUS). R1: Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6-3, 5-7, 0-6. Rodina out in R1
  • 7 Timea Babos (HUN). Yafan Wang (CHN) 2-6, 3-6. Babos out in R1
  • 8 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL). R1: Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 7-5, 5-7, 4-6. Flipkens out in R1
  • FINALIST Naomi Osaka (JPN). R1: (6) Evgeniya Rodina (RUS). R2: Patricia Maria Tig (ROU) 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-1. QF: Fangzhou Liu (CHN) 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-3. SF: (3) Nao Hibino (JPN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. F: (4) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 4-6, 7-6(8), 4-6 FINALIST
  • Best Qualifier: Chang Liu (CHN), Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) - both R2
  • Best WC: Vaaratchaya Wongteanchai (THA) - R2
  • Best Unseeded: Naomi Osaka (JPN) - Finalist

DOUBLES DRAW - Liang / Wang take doubles title in Thailand

(1) Chen Liang (CHN) / Yafan Wang (CHN) d Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) / Zhaoxuan Yang (THA) 6-3, 6-4


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No press coverage of this final


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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings as of Nov 16, 2015

SINGLES: Venus Williams at age 35 re-enters to no. 7
DOUBLES: No changes in the Top 10

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

9945
 

1
Mirza, Sania

11355

2
Halep, Simona

6060
 

2
Hingis, Martina

11355

3
Muguruza, Garbine

5200
 

3
Mattek-Sands, Beth

7450

4
Sharapova, Maria

5011
 

4
Šafárová, Lucie

6866

5
Radwanska, Agnieszka

4500
 

5
Dellacqua, Casey

5835

6
Kvitova, Petra

4220
 

6
Shvedova, Yaroslava

5720

7
Venus Williams

3790
 

7
Chan, Yung-Jan

5570

8
Pennetta, Flavia

3621
 

8
Vesnina, Elena

5275

9
Šafárová, Lucie

3590
 

9
Mladenovic, Kristina

5095

10
Kerber, Angelique

3590
 

10
Makarova, Ekaterina

4586

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings as of Nov 16, 2015

SINGLES: No changes
DOUBLES: No changes

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

15285
 

1
Melo, Marcelo

8590

2
Murray, Andy

8470
 

1
Bryan, Bob

6420

3
Federer, Roger

7340
 

3
Bryan, Mike

6420

4
Wawrinka, Stan

6500
 

4
Dodig, Ivan

6285

5
Nadal, Rafael

4630
 

5
Tecau, Horia

6070

6
Berdych, Tomas

4620
 

6
Rojer, Jean-Julien

6070

7
Ferrer, David

4305
 

7
Jamie Murray

5680

8
Nishikori, Kei

4035
 

8
John Peers

5545

9
Richard Gasquet

2850
 

9
Fabio Fognini

5165

10
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

2635
 

10
Nicolas Mahut

5125


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OEC TAIPEI WTA CHALLENGER
TAIPEI, CHINESE TAIPEI
NOV 16 - NOV 22

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 125K
Prize Money: $115,000
Surface: Carpet
Tournament Director: Philip Liu
Draw: SGL-32 DBL-8

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Misaki Doi (JPN)
  • 2 Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
  • 3 Evgeniya Rodina (RUS)
  • 4 Timea Babos (HUN)
  • 5 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
  • 6 Patricia Maria Tig (ROU)
  • 7 Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
  • 8 Yafan Wang (CHN)

Plus: Date-Krumm (JPN)

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Xinyun Han (CHN) / Kai-Lin Zhang (CHN)
  • 2 Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) / Junri Namigata (JPN)
  • 3 Marina Melnikova (RUS) / Elise Mertens (BEL)
  • 4 Amandine Hesse (FRA) / Hiroko Kuwata (JPN)

Plus: Voegele / Zhang

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) / Hao-Ching Chan (TPE)

 

 

 

BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS
LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN
NOV 15 - NOV 22

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 1000
Prize Money: $7,000,000
Surface: Indooor, Hard
Tournament Director: Chris Kermode
Draw: SGL-8 DBL-8

 GROUP STAN SMITH

Kei Nishikori (JPN)
Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Roger Federer (SUI)

GROUP ILIE NASTASE

David Ferrer (ESP)
Andy Murray (GBR)
Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
Rafa Nadal (ESP)

Results as of 11-16-2015

Group Stan Smith
Novak Djokovic d Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-1
Roger Federer d Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2

 GROUP ASHE / SMITH

Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Florin Mergea (ROU)
Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS)
Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA)
Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)

GROUP FLEMING/ MCENROE

Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROU)
Mercin Matkowski (POL) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA)

Results as of 11-16-2015

Group Ashe / Smith
Murray / Peers d Bolelli / Fognini 7-6(5), 3-6, 11-9
Bopanna / Mergea d Bryan / Bryan 6-4, 6-3

Group Fleming / McEnroe
Rojer / Tecau d Matkowski / Zimonjic 6-2, 6-4

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Novak Djokovic (SRB)

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


Tracy Austin (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)
CLASS OF 1992

CITIZENSHIP: USA
BORN: December 10, 1962 (52)
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Palos Verdes Penninsula, California
PLAYED: Right-handed
ENSHRINED: 1992


Photo: International Tennis Hall of Fame


Her pigtails first caught our attention.
Her talents as a prodigious teenager, still two years away from a drivers permit, dazzled our tennis fix. She hammered balls from the baseline, deep and relentless, virtually flirting with the lines on each shot. Her forehand and two-fisted backhand were indistinguishable from one another, and lest you thought she wouldn't take control of the net, you'd be sadly mistaken and caught off guard.

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Tracy Austin's meteoric rise in women's tennis was so startling and attention-grabbing that when, as a 14-year-old she lost in the quarterfinals of the 1977 US Open to Betty Stöve, her post-match cool down included a supportive call from President Jimmy Carter.

Austin's mature game, exceedingly advanced for a player so young, led her to win two US Opens over the game's premier legends - Chris Evert in 1979 and Martina Navratilova in 1981 - but in a career moving at the speed of an arrow launched from a bow, assorted injuries (primarily back and persistent sciatica) shortened what had initially appeared to be a two decade assault on the record books. By the time she was 21, Austin's playing days were over - although she attempted a few comebacks - but her 30 professional titles and No. 1 world ranking in 1980 was more than enough to make her the youngest person (29 years old) inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.

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Tennis observers should have seen her immortality coming. She appeared on the cover of World Tennis magazine at age 4. The Californian had tennis genes growing in Rolling Hills, her sister Pam and brothers Jeff and John were all touring professionals. At age 10 in 1972, she won the U.S. National 12s championship and had earned two dozen age-group titles. On March 22, 1976, she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the headline, "A Star Is Born." When as an unseeded player Austin steamrolled into the 1977 US Open quarterfinals with four impressive victories, three of which were in straight sets, she had become the youngest quarterfinalist in a major event in history. In 1990, a younger Jennifer Capriati secured that distinction at the French Open.

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Signs were emerging that the 5-foot-4 Austin was about to carry the torch as America's next tennis superstar. At Wimbledon in 1979 she was seeded No.4 and still wearing braces defeated 35-year-old Billie Jean King in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. She lost to Navratilova in the semifinals, 7-5, 6-1, but the promise of what the US Open would hold a few months later was palatable. As the third seed, Austin won four of her first five rounds in straight sets, and then produced a memorable 7-5, 7-5 upset over Navratilova in the semifinals. Against No. 1 Evert in a finals match that set US Open attendance records, Austin was relentless from the baseline, looking like a human ball machine. The rallies were long - many surpassing 40 strokes - and tactical with ball placement, but Austin was in a zone throughout, registering a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Austin again donned a Sports Illustrated cover (September 17, 1979), the headline reading "Yowee," and a story heavy on the proclamation by Austin that "she simply couldn't believe it."
At 16 years, 8 months and 28 days, Austin became the youngest male or female champion in US Open history, a distinction that still remains today.

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Two years later, the pigtails were gone, but Austin was back in the US Open championship match. Wearing a pink dress, she was still three months away from turning 19, but Austin emerged as champion, once again rolling through the draw as the No. 3 seed. Navratilova's serve-and-volley game was nullified by Austin's precise groundstrokes on a windy afternoon in Flushing Meadow, 6-1, 7-6, 7-6. Austin was at her best in New York, but on two occasions she was a semifinalist at Wimbledon (1979, 1980) and a quarterfinalist at the French Open (1982, 1983). She was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open in 1981. One of her biggest tournament victories came at the 1981 Toyota Championship where she defeated both Evert (6-1, 6-2) and Navratilova (2-6, 6-4, 6-2) back-to-back, one of only three players in history to earn that distinction.
She teamed with brother John to win the 1980 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship, the first brother-sister combination to achieve that feat, over Aussie's Dianne Fromholtz and Mark Edmondson, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3.

Photo of Tracy Austin with UCLA Men's Coach Billy Martin: Rich Neher

Austin was ranked in the world Top 10 six times from 1978 to 1983. She played on Federation Cup winning teams in 1978, 1979 and 1980 and was part of Wightman Cup winning teams in 1979 and 1981.

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

Top Ranking
World No. 1 (1980)

Grand Slam Results
3-time major champion, and one-time finalist

Career Titles
35

Career Record
Overall Record: 348-106
Singles Record: 335-90
Doubles Record: 13-16
WTA World Tour Championships
Winner in 1980

Fed Cup
Member of the US Championship Federation Cup Team 1978-1980
Overall Record: 13-1
Singles Record: 13-1
Doubles Record: 0-0

 

GRANT SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES
2 Singles | 1 Mixed Doubles

Singles
Australian Open: QF (1981)
French Open: QF (1982), QF (1983)
Wimbledon: SF (1979), SF (1980)
US Open: W (1979), W (1981)

Mixed Doubles
Wimbledon: W (1980)
US Open: SF (1988)

 

 

 

 

 

Retirement


Photo: WTA

Wikipedia writes: Since retiring as a player, Austin has worked as a commentator for NBC and the USA Network for the French Open and the US Open. She worked for the Seven Network, who broadcast the Australian Open and usually participates in the BBC's Wimbledon coverage. She began working for Tennis Channel in 2010 and joined their US Open team and later their Australian Open team in 2012. Austin has also worked for Canadian television for their coverage of the Rogers Cup since 2004.

Austin is the focus of David Foster Wallace’s “How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart” (1992). In 1992 she also published autobiography Beyond Center Court.

In June of 2015 Tracy Austin was quoted in the Daily Telegraph: "For 25 years I had my own charity, South Bay Children’s Health Center, that funds dental and mental health services for disadvantaged kids. We recently held a Champions for Children 5K run and it’s really important to me to help all those kids and their families. My brother now suffers from multiple sclerosis so for the last five years we’ve held a charity tennis tournament to raise money for MS"

 

 

 

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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