Showing posts with label Brisbane International. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brisbane International. Show all posts

Monday, January 8, 2018

Svitolina wins Brisbane 2018 title

Svitolina wins Brisbane 2018 title
Svitolina wins Brisbane 2018 title

Elina Svitolina beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2 6-1 to win the Brisbane International title.

Svitolina, ranked sixth in the world, fired 10 aces and never faced a break point on the way to a 10th career tour title.

She raced to a 3-0 lead before 23-year-old Belarusian Sasnovich found her range with some lethal backhands and briefly threatened to make it a contest.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout

Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout
Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout

Elina Svitolina reached the Brisbane International semi-finals after Johanna Konta retired with a hip injury during the third set of their quarter-final on Thursday.

Svitolina was leading 1-6 7-6(6) 3-2 when Konta quit, raising doubts about the Briton's participation in the Australian Open which starts on Jan. 15.

Brisbane Results Thursday January 4th 2018


Brisbane Results Thursday January 4th 2018

Singles
Anastasija Sevastova defeated Aleksandra Krunic 6-2,6-4
Elina Svitolina defeated Johanna Konta 1-6,7-6(6),3-2 Ret'd
Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated Alize Cornet 3-6,6-2,6-3
Karolina Pliskova defeated Kaia Kanepi 3-6,7-5,6-2

Doubles
Latisha Chan/Andrea Sestini Hlavackov defeated Nadiia Kichenok/Anastasia Rodionova 7-6(5),7-6(2)
Kiki Bertens/ Demi Schuurs defeated Gabriela Dabrowski/Yifan Xu 5-7,6-3,1-0(6)

Brisbane Order of Play Friday January 5th 2018

Brisbane Order of Play Friday January 5th 2018

PAT RAFTER ARENA STARTS AT 11:00 AM
QF
(Q)Michael Mmoh VS (WC)Alex de Minaur
QF
(3)Nick Kyrgios VS Alexandr Dolgopolov
NOT BEFORE 3:00 PM
SF
(7)Anastasija Sevastova VS (Q)Aliaksandra Sasnovich WTA
NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM
QF
(1)Grigor Dimitrov VS Kyle Edmund
NOT BEFORE 9:00 PM
SF
(3)Elina Svitolina VS (2)Karolina Pliskova WTA

SHOW COURT 1 NOT BEFORE 12:00 NOON
SF
(1)Latisha Chan/Andrea Sestini Hlavackova VS (4)Andreja Klepac/María José Martínez Sánchez WTA
QF
Denis Istomin VS Ryan Harrison
NOT BEFORE 4:30 PM
SF
Kiki Bertens/Demi Schuurs VS (2)Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua WTA

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Svitolina cruises into Brisbane quarter-finals

Svitolina cruises into Brisbane quarter-finals

Elina Svitolina continued her charge at the Brisbane International as she eased past Ana Konjuh and into the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 win on Wednesday.

Svitolina struck 17 winners and saved four break points, dismissing the 20-year-old ranked 44 in just over an hour to set up a clash with Briton Johanna Konta.

Video: Ashleigh Barty 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

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Video: Ashleigh Barty 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

Video: Elina Svitolina 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

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Video: Elina Svitolina 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

WTA Brisbane Results Wednesday January 3rd 2018

WTA Brisbane Results Wednesday January 3rd 2018

Karolina Pliskova defeated Catherine Bellis 6-1,6-1
Kaia Kanepi defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-4,6-3
Elina Svitolina defeated Ana Konjuh 6-3,6-1
Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated Anett Kontaveit 1-6,7-6(2),6-3

Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua defeated Priscilla Hon/Ajla Tomljanovic 2-6,6-4,1-1
Andreja Klepac/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez defeated Lyudmyla Kichenok/Makoto Ninomiya 6-4,1-6,4-0(4)

Video: Caroline Garcia 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

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Video: Caroline Garcia 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

Brisbane Order of Play Thursday January 4th 2018

Brisbane Order of Play Thursday January 4th 2018

PAT RAFTER ARENA STARTS AT 11:00 AM
QF
Alizé Cornet VS (Q)Aliaksandra Sasnovich WTA
QF
(5)Johanna Konta VS (3)Elina Svitolina WTA
2ND RD
Kyle Edmund VS Hyeon Chung
NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM
QF
(Q)Kaia Kanepi VS (2)Karolina Pliskova WTA
2ND RD
(1)Grigor Dimitrov VS (WC)John Millman

SHOW COURT 1 STARTS AT 11:00 AM
QF
Leonardo Mayer/Horacio Zeballos VS (2)Marcelo Demoliner/Michael Venus
2ND RD
Denis Istomin VS Jared Donaldson
NOT BEFORE 2:00 PM
2ND RD
Ryan Harrison VS (LL)Yannick Hanfmann
NOT BEFORE 4:30 PM
QF
Aleksandra Krunic vs (7)Anastasija Sevastova WTA

SHOW COURT 2 STARTS AT 11:00 AM
QF
Kiki Bertens/Demi Schuurs VS (3)Gabriela Dabrowski/Yifan Xu WTA
QF
(1)Latisha Chan/Andrea Sestini Hlavackova vs Nadiia Kichenok/Anastasia Rodionova WTA

Video: Johanna Konta 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

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Video: Johanna Konta 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

Video: Garbiñe Muguruza Practice - Brisbane 2018

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Video: Garbiñe Muguruza Practice - Brisbane 2018

Video: Ashleigh Barty Practice - Brisbane 2018

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Video: Ashleigh Barty Practice - Brisbane 2018

Video: Ashleigh Barty keeps on climbing - now it's Brisbane's Story Bridge!

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Video: Ashleigh Barty keeps on climbing - now it's Brisbane's Story Bridge!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Konta pushed to the brink again in Brisbane

Konta pushed to the brink again in Brisbane
Konta pushed to the brink again in Brisbane

Johanna Konta was pushed to the brink for the second time in as many rounds before advancing to the quarter-finals at the Brisbane International.

Konta, who overcame local hope Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6 6-1 6-4 in two hours and 26 minutes at the Pat Rafter Arena, set up a meeting with the winner of the match between Elina Svitolina and Ana Konjuh.

The Briton faced 13 break points in the first set and struggled with her rhythm as the big-hitting Tomljanovic stormed into an early lead.

Svitolina eyes Grand Slam success

Svitolina eyes Grand Slam success

Elina Svitolina believes she can become world number one in 2018 despite a host of challengers for the coveted top ranking.

Svitolina, currently ranked sixth in the world, was speaking after an impressive 6-2, 6-4 win over Carla Suarez Navarro in the first round of the Brisbane International on Monday.

Kvitova withdraws from Brisbane with viral illness

Kvitova withdraws from Brisbane with viral illness

Petra Kvitova withdrew from the Brisbane International with a viral illness on Monday.
Kvitova was unable to take the court in her first round match against Estonian Anett Kontaveit and was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Heather Watson.

"I'm really disappointed to withdraw from the Brisbane International," Kvitova said.

Garcia out in first round at Brisbane with back injury

Garcia out in first round at Brisbane with back injury

Caroline Garcia was forced to retire with a back injury during her match against Alize Cornet in the first round of the Brisbane International.

Garcia, who enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2017 when she reached a career-high world ranking of eight, took the first set 6-3 with relative ease.

But Garcia began to struggle with her service game and Cornet stuck back to take the second by the same score.

WTA Brisbane Order of Play Wednesday January 3rd 2018

WTA Brisbane Order of Play Wednesday January 3rd 2018

PAT RAFTER ARENA STARTS AT 11:00 AM
2ND RD
Horacio Zeballos vs Alexandr Dolgopolov
NOT BEFORE 1:00 PM
2ND RD
Ana Konjuh vs (3)Elina Svitolina WTA
2ND RD
(3)Nick Kyrgios vs Matthew Ebden
NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM
2ND RD
(WC)Alex de Minaur VS (4)Milos Raonic
NOT BEFORE 8:30 PM
2ND RD
Catherine Bellis vs (2)Karolina Pliskova WTA

SHOW COURT 1 STARTS AT 11:00 AM
2ND RD
Anett Kontaveit VS (Q)Aliaksandra Sasnovich WTA
1ST RD
Nicholas Monroe/John-Patrick Smith VS (2)Marcelo Demoliner/Michael Venus
NOT BEFORE 3:00 PM
2ND RD
Lesia Tsurenko VS (Q)Kaia Kanepi WTA
2ND RD
(8)Mischa Zverev VS (Q)Michael Mmoh
QF
Nick Kyrgios/Matt Reid vs Grigor Dimitrov/Ryan Harrison

SHOW COURT 2 STARTS AT 11:00 AM
QF
(4)Andreja Klepac/María José Martínez Sánchez vs (G)Lyudmyla Kichenok/Makoto Ninomiya WTA
QF
Wesley Koolhof/Artem Sitak vs Steve Johnson/Gilles Muller
NOT BEFORE 3:30 PM / WTA - POSSIBLE COURT CHANGE
QF
(WC)Priscilla Hon/Ajla Tomljanovic vs (2)Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua WTA
QF
(1)Henri Kontinen/John Peers vs (WC)Matthew Ebden/John Millman

WTA Brisbane Reslts Tuesday January 2nd 2018

WTA Brisbane Reslts Tuesday January 2nd 2018

Johanna Konta defeated Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6,6-1,6-4
Anastasija Sevastova defeated Sorana Cirstea 6-2,6-1
Alize Cornet defeated Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-1,7-5
Aleksandra Krunic defeated Garbine Muguruza 5-7,7-6(3),1-2 Ret'd

Latisha Chan/Andrea Sestini Hlavackov defeated Michaella Krajicek/Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3,6-1
Gabriela Dabrowski/Yifan Xu defeated Monique Adamczak/Storm Sanders 7-6(2),2-6,2-0(4)
Nadiia Kichenok/Anastasia Rodionova defeated Hao-Ching Chan/Katarina Srebotnik 3-6,7-6(2),1-0(6)
Andreja Klepac/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez defeated Shuko Aoyama/Zhaoxuan Yang 6-1,6-1,1-1