martes, 21 de febrero de 2017

Agnieszka radwanska advances to third round of the dubai duty free tennis championship 2017

DUBAI, UAE
Agnieszka radwanska  overcame the challenge of Belgian qualifier Elise Mertens  in straight sets to make the third round of the dubai duty free tennis championship

"It's always challenging to play someone for the first time and I didn't know exactly what to expect," said the No.4 seed. "It was a slow start from my side but I'm just happy to win my first match here in two sets. The first match is always tough. These are tough conditions and a little windy so the ball is flying everywhere but hopefully, match by match, it will be better."


Caroline wozniacki advances to third round of the dubai duty free tennis championship 2017

DUBAI, UAE
Caroline wozniacki  has won six of her last seven matches in the Middle East, dispatching Swiss youngster Viktorija golubic, 6-4, 6-2, to reach the third round of the dubai duty free tennis championship.


Fresh off her Monday night win over Daria kasatkina, Wozniacki began even more emphatically against the reigning Gstaad champion, racing out to a 5-2 lead to start the match. Though the Dane was broken serving for the opening set, she broke to love to reclaim the momentum.


Angelique Kerber win's over mona barthel in dubai 2017

Playing in Dubai for the first time in two years, the German downed her countrywoman mona barthel in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 and now sits just four wins away from returning to the WTA World No.1 ranking.

Kristina Mladenovic win's over karolina pliskova in dubai 2017

DUBAI, UAE
Kristina Mladenovic  backed up her St. Petersburg title in a big way on Tuesday evening, shocking qatar total open Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-4, to reach the round of 16 at the dubai 2017.

"It definitely feels great having a first title under my belt," she said during her on-court interview. "It gave me lots of confidence and kind of a release because it made me feel like the work is paying off."


lunes, 20 de febrero de 2017

HUNGARIAN LADIES OPEN - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY BUDAPEST, BUDAPEST FEB 20 - FEB 26 2017. Main draw singles

HUNGARIAN LADIES OPEN - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY BUDAPEST, BUDAPEST FEB 20 - FEB 26 2017

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: International
PRIZE MONEY: $226,750

SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Attila Richter

Mónica Puig win's over shvedova in dubai 2017

DUBAI, UAE
 Mónica Puig  advanced to the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships defeating Yaroslava shvedova  6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

"My serving was pretty good today so I think I just believed that I could serve it out and be as positive as I could," said Puig. "She played a great match, she put me under pressure a lot and I'm just happy to get through."

Kristina Mladenovic win's over Katerina Siniakova into dubai duty free tennis championships 2017

DUBAI, UAE
Kristina Mladenovic set up a second-round showdown with qatar total open  after defeating Katerina Siniakova  6-3, 6-3 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

"It was a very difficult match, I think she is about a similar ranking to me and I never won against her so the score may have looked easy but we played for an hour and a half," said Mladenovic. "I am very happy about my performance and very glad to be back in Dubai, I have great memories especially winning the doubles here last year and it's a home tournament for me. I moved here a couple of years ago and I'm loving it."

sábado, 18 de febrero de 2017

Dubai dutty free tennis Draw ceremony 2017

18 February 2017. Dubai, U.A.E

Angelique Kerber faces a tough challenge as she bids to recapture her number one ranking at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week. The German claimed the top spot late last season from Serena Williams, but slipped back to number two following the Australian Open. A title this week would see her return to the top, but she faces some formidable obstacles.

Her first opponent after a first round bye could be former world number one and tour veteran Jelena Jankovic, and if she overcomes that hurdle she could then run into Rio Olympics singles champion Monica Puig. Others in her half of the draw include WTA Finals champion and Dubai third seed Dominika Cibulkova, 2016 Dubai finalist Barbora Strycova and one of the most in-form players of recent months, Elina Svitolina.

DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEB 19 - FEB 25 2017. Main draw singles

DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEB 19 - FEB 25 2017

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $2,365,250

SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Salah Tahlak

Launched as a men's tournament in 1993, what is now known as the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships became a joint event in 2001 and that same year the players voted it as the WTA's Premier Tournament Of The Year, an honor it was awarded again the following year.

The tournament is staged at the picturesque Aviation Club, which features the immensely popular Irish Village pub and an extensive range of recreational and entertainment facilities including a gym and spa. The Dubai Tennis Stadium also serves as a leading concert venue.

Justine Henin has the tournament record with four titles followed by Venus Williams with three. Other former champions include WTA superstars Lindsay Davenport, Elena Dementieva, Martina Hingis, Petra Kvitova, Amélie Mauresmo and Caroline Wozniacki. Liezel Huber has the most doubles titles in Dubai history with five.

Dubai Duty Free is the event owner, organizer and title sponsor. A WTA sponsor since 2004, its partnership has been marked by leadership and innovation, including sponsoring the first Middle East tournament to award equal prize money and being a strong supporter of the growth of women's tennis in the region.

Strategically located between Europe, Asia and Africa, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. With almost constant sunshine and a growing reputation as an essential place to do business, the city attracts global attention through innovative real estate projects like the world's tallest building - the Burj Khalifa - and the famous sail-shaped hotel - the Burj al Arab. In addition to featuring major construction and development, Dubai hosts a number of world class sports events and conferences.

A Spears and K Srebotnik conquer's of the women's doubles final in qatar 2017

Karolina Pliskova conquer's of the qatar total open 2017

DOHA, Qatar 
Karolina Pliskova put together a dominating performance over caroline wozniacki  to take home her eighth career title - and her second of 2017 - at the qatar total open 2017

The Dane went into their final matchup with a 3-0 lead in the pair's head to head record, but Pliskova didn't read the script and overpowered the former World No.1, 6-3, 6-4.

"I think I'm having a great start to the year, which is always important," Pliskova said after the match.

"To beat players like Cibulkova and Wozniacki is something amazing. I've never beat them before, but I was trying really hard this week so I'm really happy with my wins here."


viernes, 17 de febrero de 2017

Caroline wozniacki into final of the qatar total open 2017. Puig out

DOHA, Qatar
Caroline wozniacki won her second match of the day in emphatic style, overcoming Olympic Gold medalist Monica Puig 6-1, 6-2, to reach the final of the qatar total open 2017

"It sounds amazing, but also makes me feel a little old!" she said during her on-court interview, when reminded of her last appearance in the Doha final, back in 2011.

"It's been a great week, really tough conditions with all the waiting, but I managed to keep focus and play some of my best tennis out there."

Karolina Pliskova into final of the qatar total open 2017. Cibulkova out

DOHA, Qatar 
Karolina Pliskova  defeated Zhang for the fourth time in their career meetings, winning, 6-2, 6-0 to set up a semifinal showdown with dominika cibulkova at the  qatar total open

"I was waiting for this match since yesterday evening, so I was happy that I won," said Pliskova after the match. "I think she was not playing her best today so that's why it went so fast in the second set but I played solid today so I'm really happy to be through to the semis.

"Definitely the first few days I was happy that it was raining because I needed a few days off. It was a big help the first few days but then actually it was disturbing me a little so today I was five times warming up but finally I made it."

Mónica Puig into semis of the qatar total open 2017

DOHA, Qatar 
Mónica Puig advanced to her first semifinal since her historic gold medal run at the Rio Olympics last summer after fighting back to beat Russian teenager Daria kasatkina 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 at the qatar total open 2017

"At our match in Indian Wells I also had match points and lost the match but against her it's always going to be tough," she said after the match. "We're both up and coming and she's such a great player so it was a good match and I loved the fight out there."

With the match locked at a set apiece when the players were finally called off court due to rain on Thursday, Kasatkina came out of the blocks quickly, converting her fourth break point to move 3-2 ahead.

Puig saved two further break points in her next service game to keep her hopes alive before breaking back to level the match at 4-4.

A wayward stroke from Kasatkina, serving at 4-5, handed the 23-year-old a stunning comeback victory.

Ana Ivanovic sexy. The original pic

Daria kasatkina win's over kerber in qatar total open 2017

DOHA, Qatar
Angelique kerber  crashed out of the qatar total open, turning in an error-strewn performance to allow Daria kasatkina 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 win - and a place in the quarterfinals against Monica Puig.

"It's my second year on the WTA Tour, so I have to grow up!" laughed Kasatkina in her on-court interview after the match.

"I am happy that I went through this and I am in the quarters."

The former World No.1 missed six break point chances in the first set, and Kasatkina was very happy to capitalise.

jueves, 16 de febrero de 2017

Caroline wozniacki advances into qatar total open 2017. Agnieszka radwanska out

DOHA, Qatar
Caroline wozniacki pulled off a stunning straight-sets victory, 7-5, 6-3, over fourth seed Agnieszka radwanska to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open.

"We always have great matches - the last two times we've played I've lost to her," said Wozniacki afterwards.

She was on impressive form throughout, showing quick thinking and movement to outsmart her good friend

Karolina Pliskova advances in Qatar Total Open 2017. Caroline Garcia out

DOHA, Qatar
 It was straightforward work for second seed Karolina Pliskova  at the Qatar Total Open  as she swatted aside caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-4 to secure her place in the quarterfinals.

The Czech needed a little over an hour to complete her straight-sets win and set up a clash with Zhang shuai  in the next round.

Garcia put in a gutsy performance, though, saving match point in the ninth game of the second set before finally succumbing to the World No.3.