martes, 22 de agosto de 2017

Kristina Mladenovic in press conference. Us open 2017

USOpen.org: You've been one of the best-performing players on tour this year. What has helped you go to the next level in singles in 2017?

Kristina Mladenovic: Nothing much has changed around me, but I'd say the biggest difference for me was my physical conditioning. So my all-around game improved also, my level increased, and just the work is paying off. I guess also maturity. I'm 24 now, and it's coming closer probably to my experienced maturity – let’s say the peak. And I'm just happy that things are going the way I was aiming and just trying now to keep working and keep on improving.

USOpen.org: One of your biggest results was an exciting run to the Roland Garros quarterfinals. How do you reflect on those two weeks in Paris?

Mladenovic: It was obviously a great achievement for me. I always feel like I've been playing well at the French, reaching the third round the last four years, I think ... reaching for the first time the second week [this year], when I was the most expected [to], extra pressure compared to usually, so I'm pretty satisfied I overcame that challenge. And also having those super-big matches with lots of suspense and drama – to pull through it, I have kind of a proud feeling. It was overall a great tournament for me and hopefully can just help me for the next years. Of course, it's a great feeling to reach quarters – it's my second in a Slam after the US Open. Hopefully I can build on it.

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Timea babos win's over kristina Mladenovic of the Connecticut Open 2017

NEW HAVEN, CT, USA 
Timea Babos completed a stunning victory in the first round of the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies on Monday, ousting No.4 seed Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets, 7-5, 7-5.

Mladenovic came into the match holding a 4-2 head-to-head advantage over her friend and former doubles partner, but it was Babos who eclipsed the Frenchwoman, casting another shadow on the World No.14’s rocky summer hardcourt season.

Order of play. Connecticut open. 22 august 2017

STADIUM

Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) v Jana Cepelova (SVK)

Timea Babos (HUN) v Daria Gavrilova (AUS)

Daria Kasatkina (RUS) v Elise Mertens (BEL)

Not before 7pm
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [1] v Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) v Shuai Peng (CHN) [8]


lunes, 21 de agosto de 2017

domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

Martina hingis and Chan yung-Jan conquer's of the women's doubles final in Cincinnati 2017

CINCINNATI, OH, USA 
The second-seeded team of Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis staged two comebacks on Saturday night - first from a set down, then from a large deficit in the match tiebreak - to capture their sixth title of the year at the Western & Southern Open over Hsieh Su-wei and Monica Niculescu, 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.

Order of play. 20 august 2017. Western & southern 2017

CENTER COURT

Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [4] vs. Simona Halep (ROM) [2]

Simona halep will need to win the Western & Southern Open to usurp the Czech and become the 24th woman in WTA history to reach WTA World No.1.

CINCINNATI, OH, USA
Simona Halep edged ahead of the currently top-ranked Karolina Pliskova in the battle for supremacy on the WTA rankings, but the Romanian will need to win the Western & Southern Open to usurp the Czech and become the 24th woman in WTA history to reach WTA World No.1.

sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017

Connecticut open 2017. Main draw singles

Karolina Pliskova into semis of the western & southern open 2017. Giorgi out

Simona halep into semis of the western & southern open 2017

CINCINNATI, OH, USA 
Simona Halep moved into the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday, claiming a challenging win over World No.7 Johanna Konta, 6-4, 7-6(1).

The most recent meeting between Halep and Konta was a two-and-a-half-hour marathon at Wimbledon, which Konta won in three tough sets, preventing Halep from ascending to the World No.1 ranking at that time. On Friday night, Halep avenged that loss in one hour and 49 minutes, keeping her hopes alive of attaining the top ranking on Monday.

"Today I played the best match so far this tournament. I could hit the ball. I could move well," Halep said. "I feel the rhythm. It's back, so I'm positive again. I'm on it again. I feel good, and I feel thankful with the way I played tonight. It was really good."

Order of play. 19 august 2017. Western & southern open

CENTER COURT

Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [1] vs. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [4]

After Men's Singles match
(not before 4pm)

Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. Simona Halep (ROM) [2]

After Men's Singles match

Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) / Monica Niculescu (ROU) vs. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) / Martina Hingis (SUI) [2]

Connecticut open 2017. 20 27 august 2017. Tournament info

LEVEL: Premier

CITY: NEW HAVEN
COUNTRY: USA

PRIZE MONEY: $710,900

DATE:  Aug 20 Aug 26, 2017
SURFACE: Hard

SINGLES DRAW SIZE: 32

DOUBLES DRAW SIZE: 16

Connecticut open 2017. 20 27 august 2017. Tournament info

LEVEL: Premier

CITY: NEW HAVEN
COUNTRY: USA

PRIZE MONEY: $710,900

DATE:  Aug 20 Aug 26, 2017
SURFACE: Hard

SINGLES DRAW SIZE: 32

DOUBLES DRAW SIZE: 16

viernes, 18 de agosto de 2017

Melanie Oudin announced her retirement from professional tennis.

With the eight-year anniversary of her best career result at a Grand Slam on the horizon, former World No.31 Melanie Oudin announced her retirement from professional tennis with immediate effect on Friday, having struggled with injuries and health concerns since the fateful US Open fortnight.

Now 25, Oudin thrilled the home crowd at Flushing Meadows with a stunning run to the quarterfinals of the US Open in 2009 as a 17-year-old.

Melanie Oudin announced her retirement from professional tennis.

With the eight-year anniversary of her best career result at a Grand Slam on the horizon, former World No.31 Melanie Oudin announced her retirement from professional tennis with immediate effect on Friday, having struggled with injuries and health concerns since the fateful US Open fortnight.

Now 25, Oudin thrilled the home crowd at Flushing Meadows with a stunning run to the quarterfinals of the US Open in 2009 as a 17-year-old.

Johanna Konta vs dominika cibulkova. western & southern open 2017

CINCINNATI, OH, USA
Johanna Konta is through to the Western & Southern Open quarterfinals for the first time after battling past Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

Coming into their round of 16 clash, Konta and Cibulkova each owned a win in the pair’s previous head-to-head record of 1-1, but neither had made an appearance into the Cincinnati quarterfinals.

After a nearly two-hour rain delay halted play during their warm-up, the pair came out swinging but it was Konta who was able to get ahead first. The swirling winds wreaked havoc on Cibulkova’s high ball toss, and Konta took advantage to emerge with the edge after three straight breaks of serve.

Order of play. 18 august 2017. Western & southern open 2017

CENTER

Garbiñe MUGURUZA (ESP) [4] v Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) [8]

After 3 Men's Singles

Johanna KONTA (GBR) [7] v Simona HALEP (ROU) [2]

GRANDSTAND

After 1 Men's Doubles and 1 Men's Singles

Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) [1] or [Q] Camila GIORGI (ITA) v Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) [6]


jueves, 17 de agosto de 2017

Karolina Pliskova in press conference. Western & southern open 2017

CINCINNATI, OH, USA
Karolina Pliskova made an emphatic return the very tournament where she began her rise to WTA World No.1, easing past Russian talent Natalia Vikhlyantseva, 6-2, 6-3, to kick off her title defense at the Western & Southern Open.

"I felt okay," Pliskova said after the match. "I obviously didn't know my opponent, so I don't think it was the best match. As always, first rounds are not the best. I think she played really strange, some good points and then a lot of mistakes.

Order of play. 17 august 2017. Western & southern open 2017

CENTER

After 1 Men's Singles

Garbiñe MUGURUZA (ESP) [4] v Madison KEYS (USA) [16]

After 2 Men's Singles

[WC] Sloane STEPHENS (USA) v Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS)

GRANDSTAND

Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT) [15] v Simona HALEP (ROU) [2]

After 3 Men's Singles

Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) [5] v Julia GOERGES (GER)

STADIUM 3

After 1 Men's Singles

[Q] Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) v Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) [6]

Johanna KONTA (GBR) [7] v Dominika CIBULKOVA (SVK) [11]

Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) [1] v [Q] Camila GIORGI (ITA)

Vera zvonareva will receive a WC into the qualifyng of the new Haven 2017

NEW HAVEN, CT, USA
Two-time Grand Slam singles finalist and former World No.2 Vera Zvonareva will receive a wild card into the qualifying draw in her first WTA-level appearance since 2015. Talented Americans Kayla Day and Sofia Kenin also received wild cards with the final announcements coming on Thursday.