CINCINNATI ATP•WTA – TENNIS RESULTS • ORDER OF PLAY • JOHN ISNER, ERNESTS GULBIS, TAYLOR TOWNSEND, DONNA VEKIC & MORE HEADLINE SUNDAY PLAY

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CINCINNATI ATP•WTA - TENNIS RESULTS • ORDER OF PLAY • JOHN ISNER, ERNESTS GULBIS, TAYLOR TOWNSEND, DONNA VEKIC & MORE HEADLINE SUNDAY PLAY

epa05503293 Simona Halep of Romania serves to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their semifinal match in the Western & Southern Open tennis championships at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason, near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 20 August 2016. EPA/TANNEN MAURY  |
Simona Halep of Romania serves to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their semifinal match in the Western & Southern Open tennis championships at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason, near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 20 August 2016. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

 

 

ISNER, HARRISON LEAD OFF MAIN DRAW ACTION

AT WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN

Qualifying Concludes Sunday at Linder Family Tennis Center

 

TIDBITS OF INFO•

• Main draw play begins Sunday with two men’s singles and one doubles match. The men in singles action have combined to win five titles this season (John Isner – 2, Gilles Muller – 2, Ryan Harrison – 1).

• The 19 final round qualifying matches on Sunday feature 15 players who are 22-years-old or younger. The 12 women and seven men who win on Sunday will qualify into the main draw.

• Saturday’s attendance at the Lindner Family Tennis Center was 13,756.

 

RESULTS – SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017

ATP QUALIFYING – FIRST ROUND

[1] Joao Sousa (Portugal) d Tim Smyczek (USA) 6-2 6-3

[PR] Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) d [2] Andrey Rublev (Russia) 6-2 6-4

[3] Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) d [WC] John McNally (USA) 5-7 6-1 7-6(5)

Ramkumar Ramanathan (India) d [4] Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) 7-6(1) 6-4

[5] Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) d [WC] Reilly Opelka (USA) 6-4 4-6 7-6(2)

John-Patrick Smith (Australia) d [6] Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 6-4 6-4

Mitchell Krueger (USA) d [7] Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) 2-6 6-4 6-2

[WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA) d [8] Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 6-4 6-2

[Alt] Ante Pavic (Croatia) d [9] Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 7-5 6-2

[Alt] Christian Harrison (USA) d [10] Julien Benneteau (France) 6-2 2-6 6-3

[11] Thomas Fabbiano (Italy) d [Alt] Nikola Mektic (Croatia) 7-5 6-4

[12] Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) d Radu Albot (Moldova) 4-6 6-4 6-0

[WC] Christopher Eubanks (USA) d [13] Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 7-6(5) 3-6 7-6(7)

[14] Maximilian Marterer (Germany) d Prajnesh Gunneswaran (India) 6-2 7-6(2)

 

WTA QUALIFYING – FIRST ROUND

[1] Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) d Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-4 6-1

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) d [2] Elise Mertens (Belgium) 2-6 7-5 6-2

Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) d [3] Mona Barthel (Germany) 7-5 6-2

[4] Donna Vekic (Croatia) d Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-4 4-6 6-3

Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia) d [5] Johanna Larsson (Sweden) 6-4 7-5

Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) d [6] Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 6-7(1) 6-3 6-4

Mariana Duque-Mariño (Colombia) d [7] Monica Niculescu (Romania) 4-6 6-2 6-1

[8] Ashleigh Barty (Australia) d Risa Ozaki (Japan) 7-5 6-2

[WC] Taylor Townsend (USA) d [9] Irina-Camelia Begu (Romania) 6-7(4) 6-1 6-3

[10] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (Russia) d Katerina Bondarenko (Ukraine) 7-5 6-3

Petra Martic (Croatia) d [11] Christina Mchale (USA) 1-6 6-3 6-2

Jennifer Brady (USA) d [12] Lara Arruabarrena (Spain) 2-6 6-1 7-6(9)

[13] Carina Witthoeft (Germany) d Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) 6-2 6-1

[14] Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d [WC] Kayla Day (USA) 6-4 6-4

[15] Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) d Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spain) 6-2 6-2

Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) d [16] Heather Watson (Great Britain) 7-6(4) 6-4

[17] Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) d [WC] Irina Falconi (USA) 2-6 6-0 6-3

[18] Francesca Schiavone (Italy) d [WC] Nicole Gibbs (USA) 6-7(1) 6-2 6-1

[19] Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil) d Ana Bogdan (Romania) 6-3 6-1

Francoise Abanda (Canada) d [20] Misaki Doi (Japan) 6-2 0-6 6-3

[WC] Sofia Kenin (USA) d [21] Evgeniya Rodina (Russia) 6-3 6-2

[22] Camila Giorgi (Italy) d Misa Eguchi (Japan) 7-6(3) 6-3

Su-Wei Hsieh (Chinese Tapei) d [23] Kristen Flipkens (Belgium) 6-3 6-2

[24] Magda Linette (Poland) d [WC] Caroline Dolehide (USA) 6-7(4) 7-6(6) 7-6(3)

 

 

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017

CENTER start 10:00 am

WTA – Qualifying – [WC] Taylor Townsend (USA) vs [13] Carina Witthoeft (Germany)

WTA – Qualifying – [1] Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) vs [22] Camila Giorgi (Italy)

Not Before 2:00 pm

ATP – Ryan Harrison (USA) vs [16] Gilles Muller (Luxembourg)

Night Session – Not Before 7:00 pm

ATP – [14] John Isner (USA) vs Viktor Troicki (Serbia)

ATP – Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain) / Fernando Verdasco (Spain) vs Karen Khachanov (Russia) / Dominic Thiem (Austria)

 

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am

WTA – Qualifying – [8] Ashleigh Barty (Australia) vs [23] Kristen Flipkens (Belgium)

Not Before 1:00 pm

WTA – Qualifying – Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) vs [18] Francesca Schiavone (Italy)

ATP – Qualifying – [3] Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) vs [WC] Christopher Eubanks (USA)

WTA – Qualifying – Petra Martic (Croatia) vs [17] Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)

 

STADIUM 3 start 10:00 am

ATP – Qualifying – [1] Joao Sousa (Portugal) vs [Alt] Ante Pavic (Croatia)

ATP – Qualifying – John-Patrick Smith (Australia) vs [Alt] Christian Harrison (USA)

WTA – Qualifying – Mariana Duque-Mariño (Colombia) vs [15] Monica Puig (PUR)

WTA – Qualifying – Jennifer Brady (USA) vs [14] Varvara Lepchenko (USA)

 

COURT 10 start 10:00 am

WTA – Qualifying – Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia) vs [19] Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil)

ATP – Qualifying – [PR] Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) vs [12] Mikhail Youzhny (Russia)

ATP – Qualifying – [5] Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukrain) vs [WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA)

 

COURT 4 start 11:00 am

ATP – Qualifying – Mitchell Krueger (USA) vs [11] Thomaz Fabbiano (Italy)

Not Before 1:00 pm

ATP – Qualifying – Ramkumar Ramanathan (India) vs [14] Maximilian Marterer (GER)

WTA – Qualifying – [4] Donna Vekic (Croatia) vs Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)

 

COURT 7 start 11:00 am

WTA – Qualifying – Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) vs [WC] Sofia Kenin (USA)

Not Before 1:00 pm

WTA – Qualifying – Zarina Diyas (KAZ) vs [24] Magda Linette (POL)

WTA – Qualifying – [10] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (Russia) vs Francoise Abanda (CAN)

 

DRAWS

Women’s Singles

Men’s Singles

Women’s Qualifying

Men’s Qualifying

Men’s Doubles

 

Tickets for remaining sessions can be purchased online at WSOpen.com, TicketMaster.com or by calling (513) 651-0303.

 

About the Western & Southern Open

The Western & Southern Open takes place August 12-20, 2017 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 20 miles north of Cincinnati in Mason, OH. The tournament is one of the prestigious ATP Masters 1000 events on the men’s tour and a Premier 5 event for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), making it one of only five events in the world outside of the grand slams with events of that caliber occurring during the same week at the same venue. The tournament is also one of the last stops on the US Open Series before the US Open in New York. Since 1974, the tournament has contributed more than $10 million directly to its beneficiaries: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Barrett Cancer Center and Tennis for City Youth.

 

About PAUL FLORY • He was one of the worlds best tournament directors as well as promoter. His tourney in CINCY pulls in tennis fans from all over the country. Heavy with about 15 states that are around it. It’s also hugely popular with people from all over the world. The event is fabulous. Paul is gone. But his legacy will last forever. He never paid himself a salary. Nothing for decades. Actually For his whole career.

He grew the sport versus greedy, lazy “undertakers” that lost their tournaments in America. Why do I call them undertakers? Simple. They are killing the sport. Tennis needs its PATRONS.

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