Three days ago, CoCo Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens were Fed Cup teammates who booked a place in November's final for the USA. Today, as opponents in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the unseeded Vandeweghe mercilessly routed her compatriot 6-1, 6-0 in just 56 minutes
miércoles, 25 de abril de 2018
Defending champion Laura Siegemund made a triumphant return to her hometown, defeating Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
martes, 24 de abril de 2018
Caroline Garcia battled from behind to defeat three-time champion Maria Sharapova at one of the latter's most successful WTA stops on Tuesday, rallying from a set down to secure a 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 first-round victory.
lunes, 23 de abril de 2018
Defending champion Laura Siegemund is full of positivity as she returns to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
The 30-year-old put together a stunning run to the biggest title of her career last spring, knocking off Svetlana Kuznetsova, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, and Kristina Mladenovic in a third-set tiebreak to drive away with the Stuttgart title.
Teenage sensation Marta Kostyuk took another major scalp on Tuesday as she qualified for the main draw of the event by defeating Alizé Cornet, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
domingo, 22 de abril de 2018
TOTAL FINANCIAL COMMITMENT: $816,000
DATE: Apr 23 Apr 29, 2018
SINGLES DRAW SIZE: 32
DOUBLES DRAW SIZE: 16
DIRECTOR: Markus Guenthardt
Defending champions USA are through to their second successive Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, after Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys saw off Kristina Mladenovic and Pauline Parmentier respectively in Aix-en-Provence.
First Stephens utterly crushed Mladenovic 62 60 to make it two wins from two for her this weekend. Then, as widely predicted, Madison Keys came in for the originally-nominated Coco Vandeweghe; and it was Keys who sealed her team’s place in the final, seeing off another hugely spirited challenge from Pauline Parmentier 76(4) 64.
A sublime weekend of tennis concluded for Petra Kvitova with a convincing 62 62 drubbing of Angelique Kerber, sending the Czechs into their sixth Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final by clinching this semifinal tie over Germany here inside the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart.
Czech Republic finishes as 4-1 winners after a dead rubber doubles win for them, via retirement after the first set loss by Germany.
With her singles win earlier, Kvitova earns her 30th Fed Cup rubber victory, and will headline a team that will host either France or USA in November for a home final in front of what is sure to be a raucous Czech crowd.