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

Monday, January 8, 2018

Goerges withdraws from Sydney with injury after Auckland win

Goerges withdraws from Sydney with injury after Auckland win
Goerges withdraws from Sydney with injury after Auckland win

Julia Goerges withdrew from the Sydney International just hours after defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the WTA Auckland Classic final Sunday, joining a growing list of injury concerns for star players at the Australian Open.

Organisers of the Sydney tournament, a warm-up for the first Grand Slam of the year, said the 29-year-old had pulled out with a right knee injury.

Makarova stuns Ostapenko in sweltering Sydney

Makarova stuns Ostapenko in sweltering Sydney
Makarova stuns Ostapenko in sweltering Sydney

Ekaterina Makarova upset Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 6-1 in the opening round of the Sydney International.

Makarova rode an early break for a 5-3 lead and, even though her Latvian opponent got back to 5-5, raced away with the first set tiebreak.

Ostapenko, who also lost her opening match in Shenzhen last week, put up a fierce fight at the start of the second set but faded after losing her first service game and Makarova moved on to face Barbora Strycova or Daria Kasatkina.

Stephens bundled out in Sydney

Stephens bundled out in Sydney
Stephens bundled out in Sydney

Sloane Stephens was bundled out of the Sydney International first round by Camila Giorgi63 60.

Stephens looked rusty against the big-hitting Giorgi and made 35 unforced errors in just over an hour.

World number 13 Stephens has not won a match since beating Madison Keys in the final at Flushing Meadows in September.

Sydney International Order of Play Tuesday January 9th 2018

Sydney International Order of Play Tuesday January 9th 2018

KEN ROSEWALL ARENA STARTS AT 1:00 PM
1ST RD
Agnieszka Radwanska VS (4)Johanna Konta WTA
1ST RD
(SE)Alex de Minaur vs Fernando Verdasco
NOT BEFORE 4:00 PM
1ST RD
Daria Gavrilova vs (WC)Olivia Rogowska WTA
2ND RD
Angelique Kerber VS (2)Venus Williams WTA
NOT BEFORE 6:00 PM
2ND RD
(4)Fabio Fognini vs Alexandr Dolgopolov

SHOW COURT 1 STARTS AT 1:00 PM
1ST RD
(Q)Aleksandar Vukic vs Feliciano Lopez
NOT BEFORE 2:30 PM
2ND RD
Dominika Cibulkova vs Elena Vesnina WTA
1ST RD
(SE)Gilles Simon vs Jared Donaldson
2ND RD
(LL)Ricardas Berankis VS (5)Adrian Mannarino
NOT BEFORE 6:00 PM
2ND RD
Ashleigh Barty VS (WC)Ellen Perez WTA

COURT 3 STARTS AT 12:00 NOON
1ST RD
(WC)Samantha Stosur VS (LL)Carina Witthoeft WTA
2ND RD
Ekaterina Makarova vs Barbora Strycova WTA
1ST RD
Aljaz Bedene vs Benoit Paire
1ST RD
(4)Rohan Bopanna/Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs Ivan Dodig/Fernando Verdasco

COURT 4 STARTS AT 12:00 NOON
1ST RD
(8)Mischa Zverev vs Leonardo Mayer
1ST RD
Andreja Klepac/María José Martínez Sánchez VS (O)Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Vania King WTA
1ST RD
Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah vs Leonardo Mayer/Diego Schwartzman

COURT 5 STARTS AT 12:00 NOON
1ST RD
Nikola Mektic/Alexander Peya vs Damir Dzumhur/Roman Jebavy
1ST RD
(G)Su-Wei Hsieh/Shuai Peng vs Shuko Aoyama/Zhaoxuan Yang WTA
NOT BEFORE 3:00 PM
1ST RD
(4)Kiki Bertens/Johanna Larsson vs Hao-Ching Chan WTA
1ST RD
(WC)Christopher O'Connell/Matt Reid vs Fabrice Martin/Nicholas Monroe

WTA Sydney International Results Monday January 8th 2018

Sydney International Results Monday January 8th 2018


Catherine Bellis def Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6(2),6-0
Petra Kvitova def Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-1 Ret'd
Kiki Bertens def Kristie Ahn 6-2,6-4
Angelique Kerber def Lucie Safarova 6-7(3),7-6(8),6-2
Ashleigh Barty def Veronica Cepede Royg 6-3,6-4
Barbora Strycova def Daria Kasatkina 7-5,1-6,6-4
Camila Giorgi def Sloane Stephens 6-3,6-0
Dominika Cibulkova def Anastasija Sevastova 6-3,6-1

Doubles

Latisha Chan/Andrea Sestini Hlavackov def Arantxa Parra Santonja/Renata Voracova 6-2,7-5,1-0(1)
Lara Arruabarrena/Lauren Davis def Nadiia Kichenok/Anastasia Rodionova 6-3,4-6,3-0
Kateryna Bondarenko/Casey Dellacqua def Jelena Ostapenko/Sloane Stephens 4-6,6-3,1-0(6)

Sydney International 2018 Main Draw

Sydney International 2018 Main Draw

MUGURUZA, Garbiñe vs BYE
AHN, Kristie vs BERTENS, Kiki
GAVRILOVA, Daria vs ROGOWSKA, Olivia
STOSUR, Samantha vs WITTHOEFT, Carina

OSTAPENKO, Jelena vs MAKAROVA, Ekaterina
KASATKINA, Daria vs STRYCOVA, Barbora
BARTY, Ashleigh vs CEPEDE ROYG, Veronica
PEREZ, Ellen vs MLADENOVIC, Kristina

STEPHENS, Sloane vs GIORGI, Camila
LUCIC-BARONI, Mirjana vs KVITOVA, Petra
BELLIS, Catherine vs RYBARIKOVA, Magdalena
RADWANSKA, Agnieszka vs KONTA, Johanna

SEVASTOVA, Anastasija vs CIBULKOVA, Dominika
VESNINA, Elena vs ARRUABARRENA, Lara
SAFAROVA, Lucie vs KERBER, Angelique
BYE vs WILLIAMS, Venus

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Muguruza awarded wildcard at Sydney International

Muguruza awarded wildcard at Sydney International
Muguruza awarded wildcard at Sydney International

Garbine Muguruza has accepted a wildcard into next week's Sydney International, the tournament organisers said on Thursday.

World number two Muguruza hopes to step up her preparations for the Australian Open after she was forced to retire with leg cramps during her opening match at the Brisbane International on Tuesday.

"I've only played in Sydney once before and I really enjoyed the conditions there, and the beautiful city," the 24-year-old Spaniard said in a statement.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Video: Top 5 WTA Hot Shots from the Finals | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Top 5 WTA Hot Shots from the Finals | Apia International Sydney 2017

Top 5 hot shots from the final day of WTA action at the Apia International Sydney 2017.

Video: Sydney Women's Championship Presentation to Johanna Konta

Women's Championship Presentation to Johanna Konta | Apia International Sydney 2017

Championship presentation to Johanna Konta for winning the Apia International Sydney Women's Final and runner up trophy to Agnieszka Radwanska.

Video: Konta v Radwanska Match Highlights (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Konta v Radwanska Match Highlights (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Highlights from Johanna Konta's straight sets victory against Agnieszka Radwanska in the women's final at the Apia International Sydney 2017.

Video: Women's Doubles Final Presentation | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Women's Doubles Final Presentation | Apia International Sydney 2017

Timea Babos and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova have defeated No.1 seeds Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova to win the Womens Doubles Final at the Apia International Sydney.

Video: Agnieszka Radwanska Press Conference (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Agnieszka Radwanska Press Conference (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Agnieszka Radwanska's press conference after being defeated in the women's final by Johanna Konta in straight sets.

Video: Johanna Konta Press Conference (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Johanna Konta Press Conference (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Johanna Konta's press conference after her straight sets victory against Agnieszka Radwanska to win the women's championship at the Apia International Sydney 2017.

Video: Pavlyuchenkova/Babos Press Conference (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Pavlyuchenkova/Babos Press Conference (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Press Conference with Timea Babos and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova after their win in the Women's Doubles Final at the Apia International Sydney 2017.

Video: Mirza/Strycova v Babos/Pavlyuchenkova Match Highlights (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Mirza/Strycova v Babos/Pavlyuchenkova Match Highlights (Final) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Highlights from Timea Babos/Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's straight sets victory over Barbora Strycova/Sania Mirza in the final at the Apia International Sydney 2017.

Konta wins Sydney 2017 title

Konta wins Sydney 2017 title

Johanna Konta upset Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 6-2 to claim the Apia International Sydney 2017 title.

Despite hitting a meager nine unforced errors, Radwanska had no answer against Konta's aggressive play.

Konta broke in the third game of the opening set and hit 18 winners. She dominated Radwanska with some stunning returns and powerful hitting in the second set, quickly building up a double break to lead 4-0.

WTA Sydney Results Friday January 13th 2017

Sydney Results Friday January 13th 2017
WTA Sydney Results Friday January 13th 2017

singles - Final
[6] Johanna Konta (GBR) d [2] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 2 |

doubles - Final
T Babos / A Pavlyuchenkova (HUN/RUS) d [1] S Mirza / B Strycova (IND/CZE) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4 |

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Video: Top 5 WTA Hot Shots from Day 5 | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Top 5 WTA Hot Shots from Day 5 | Apia International Sydney 2017

The top 5 WTA hot shots from day 5 of the Apia International Sydney 2017.

Video: Konta v Bouchard Match Highlights (SF) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Konta v Bouchard Match Highlights (SF) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Highlights from the Johanna Konta's straight sets victory over Eugenie Bouchard in the semi finals.

Video: Johanna Konta On Court Interview (SF) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Video: Johanna Konta On Court Interview (SF) | Apia International Sydney 2017

Johanna Konta's on court interview after her straight sets semi final victory in against Bouchard.