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Published
May 1, 2017


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Week of
Apr 24 - 30, 2017

 

Women's Tour - Executive Tournament Summaries

Tournament

Matches

WTA

PORSCHE TENNIS GRAND PRIX
STUTTGART, GERMANY
APR 24 - APR 30, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - Premier

TOURN. DIR. - Markus Günthardt
Surface: Clay - Draw: 32/16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Angelique Kerber (GER)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
C.Garcia (FRA) / K.Mladenovic (FRA)

SINGLES - Siegemund Seals Stuttgart Title In Mladenovic Epic
A year after breaking through to her first WTA final in Stuttgart, Laura Siegemund goes one step further to capture the biggest title of her career over Kristina Mladenovic at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

German wildcard Laura Siegemund thrilled her home crowd by winning the second and biggest title of her career at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, outlasting French youngster Kristina Mladenovic, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(5).
Siegemund first made the Stuttgart final 12 months ago as a qualifier, and was among the last into the main draw this year, earning a wildcard. Once there, the German veteran continued her habit of eliminating Top 10 opposition in Stuttgart, knocking out another three this week in Svetlana Kuznetsova, Karolina Pliskova, and Simona Halep en route to her second straight final.
On the other half of the draw was Mladenovic, who earned quite a few quality wins of her own to dispatch top seed Angelique Kerber, Carla Suárez Navarro, and three-time champion Maria Sharapova to book her second final of the season after winning her maiden title at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.
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DOUBLES - No Report Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Semifinals

Finals

Champion

SINGLES

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d (WC) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Laura Siegemund (GER) d (4) Simona Halep (ROU) 6-4, 7-5

DOUBLES

(1) A.Spears (USA) / K.Srebotnik (SVK) d A-L.Groenefeld (GER) / K.Pesschke (CZE) 6-4, 6-3

(3) R.Atawo (USA) / J.Ostapenko (LAT) d A,Hlavackova (CZE) / S.Stosur (AUS) 7-5, 2-6, 10-8

SINGLES

Laura Siegemund (GER) d Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(5)

DOUBLES

(3) R.Atawo (USA) / J.Ostapenko (LAT) d (1) A.Spears (USA) / K.Srebotnik (SVK) 6-4, 6-4

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SINGLES SEEDS AND THEIR MATCHES

  • (1) Angelique Kerber (GER) - R1: Bye. R2: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 2-6, 5-7
  • (2) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) - R1: Bye. R2: CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 7-6(2), 6-4. QF: Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-7(3), 7-5, 3-6
  • (3) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) - withdrawn (wrist injury)
  • (4) Simona Halep (ROU) - R1: Bye. R2: Barbora Strycova (CZE) 6-2, 6-3. QF: Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-3, 6-1. SF: Laura Siegemund (GER) 4-6, 5-7
  • (5) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) - R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Anett Kontaveit (EST) 6-2, 6-7(1), 1-6
  • (6) Johanna Konta (GBR) - R1: (Q) Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-1. R2: Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3-6, 5-7
  • (7) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) - R1: Ekaterina Makarova 2-6, 4-6
  • (8) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - R1: Kiki Bertens (NED) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. R2: (WC) Laura Siegemund (GER) 4-6, 3-6
  • CHAMPION (WC) Laura Siegemund (GER) - R1: Shuai Zhang (CHN) 6-2, 7-6(4). R2: (8) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-4, 6-3. QF: (2) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-3. SF: (4) Simona Halep (ROU) 6-4, 7-5. F: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)6-1, 2-6, 7-6(5)
  • FINALIST Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) - R1: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 6-4, 6-2. R2: (1) Angelique Kerber (GER) 6-2, 7-5. QF: Carla Suzrez Navarro (ESP) 6-3, 6-2. SF: (WC) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. F: Laura Siegemund (GER) 1-6, 6-2, 6-7(5)
  • Best Qualifier: Anett Kontaveit (EST) - Quarters
  • Best Unseeded in Main Draw: Laura Siegemund (GER) - Champion

 

Tournament

Matches

WTA

TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
APR 24 - APR 30, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - International

TOURN. DIR. - Maul McNamee
Surface: Clay - Draw: 32/16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
A.Mitu (ROU) / I.Soylu (TUR)

SINGLES - Svitolina Sails To Third Title Of 2017 In Istanbul
Top seed Elina Svitolina earned her third title of the season at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, dismissing Elise Mertens in straight sets.

Elina Svitolina took home a tour-leading third title of 2017, ousting No.6 seed Elise Mertens, 6-2, 6-4 to win the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup.
“This was something very different," she said in her post-match press conference. "Last time I played on clay, I got injured in the early part of the season, so it was difficult for me to come back on this surface and trust my body and my legs. This year, I prepared better, took more time off, and I was very happy that physically, I could make it through this week. “Clay is very tough, and it can kill your body if you’re not prepared.”

Svitolina started the season with titles at the Taiwan Open and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, but Istanbul has special significance for the Ukrainian youngster, who won her first singles title of any kind in this very city - at a 10K ITF Challenger.
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DOUBLES - No Report Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semifinals

Finals

Champion

SINGLES

(1) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d Jana Cepelova (SVK) 6-2, 6-3

(6) Elise Mertens (BEL) d (3) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 6-1, 6-1

DOUBLES

D.Jakupovic (SVK) / N.Kichenok (UKR) d (3) N.Hibino (JPN) / D.Kovinic (

(4) N.Melichar (USA) / E.Mertens (BEL) d T.Babos (HUNG) / C.Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-3, 7-6(1)

SINGLES

(1) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d (6) Elise Mertens (BEL) 6-2, 6-4

DOUBLES

D.Jakupovic (SVK) / N.Kichenok (UKR) d (4) N.Melichar (USA) / E.Mertens (BEL) 7-6, 6-2

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Photo: Gökhan Taner


Photo: Istanbul Cup

 

SINGLES SEEDS AND THEIR MATCHES

  • CHAMPION (1) Elina Svitolina (UKR) - R1: (Q) Victoria Kamenskaya (RUS) 6-4, 0-6, 6-1. R2: (Q) Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 6-3, 6-3. QF: (5) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 6-4, 6-4. SF: Jana Cepelova (SVK) 6-2, 6-3. F: (6) Elise Mertens (BEL) 6-2, 6-4
  • (2) Timea Babos (HUN) - R1: (Q) Conny Perrin (SUI) 6-3, 6-2. R2: Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 4-6, 6-7(5)
  • (3) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) - R1: Tatjana Maria (GER) 1-6, 6-1, 7-5. R2: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. QF: (Q) Basak Eraydin (TUR) 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-1. SF: (6) Elise Mertens (BEL) 1-6, 1-6
  • (4) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) - R1: Jana Cepelova (SVK) 0-6, 4-6
  • (5) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) - R1: (Q) Fiona Ferro (FRA) 6-3, 6-1. R2: Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-4, 6-2. QF: (1) Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4-6, 4-6
  • FINALIST (6) Elise Mertens (BEL) - R1: Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 6-4, 6-1. R2: Sara Errani (ITA) 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3. QF: Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. SF: (3) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 6-1, 6-1. F: (1) Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2-6, 4-6
  • (7) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) - R1: (Q) Basak Eraydin (TUR) 2-6, 4-6
  • (8) Andrea Petkovic (GER) - R1: (WC) Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 6-3, 0-6, 3-6
  • Best Qualifier: Basak Eraydin (TUR) - Quarters
  • Best Unseeded in Main Draw: Jana Cepelova (SVK) - Semis

 

 


 

Men's Tour - Executive Tournament Summaries

Tournament

Matches

ATP

BARCELONA OPEN BANKO SABADELL
BARCELONA, SPAIN
APR 24 - APR 30, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - 500
Prize Money: €2,324,905

TOURN. DIR. Albert Costa
Surface: Clay - Draw: S-48 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Rafa Nadal (ESP)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
B.Bryan (USA) / M.Bryan (USA)

SINGLES - Nadal Notches 10th Barcelona Title
Spaniard streaks past Dominic Thiem in straight sets
One week after securing a record 10th title at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Rafael Nadal etched his name in the history books once again, lifting a 10th trophy at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Nadal's historic conclusion to the month of April extended to home soil, defeating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1.
"I'm very satisfied. It's been an emotional day for me. Playing in front of my crowd and my club and winning a 10th title here is something that's impossible to even dream of. It's very special and unique," said Nadal. "I played my best match of the tournament this afternoon against probably the toughest opponent in the tournament, so I'm very happy."
Nadal has relinquished just one set in posting a staggering 10-0 record in Barcelona finals. He captured a 71st tour-level crown and 51st on clay, firing 14 winners and saving the lone break point faced. He was only broken twice in 47 service games throughout the week.

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DOUBLES - Mergea/Qureshi Capture Team Title In Barcelona
Duo has teamed up only four times on ATP World Tour
Florin Mergea of Romania and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan won their first ATP World Tour doubles title as a team on Sunday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Mergea/Qureshi dismissed the German/Austrian pairing of Philipp Petzschner and Alexander Peya 6-4, 6-3 in a battle between unseeded pairings at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, the oldest Spanish tennis club.
"I couldn't be more happy. I've been working really hard, and I know he's a really hard worker," Qureshi said. "There's so much history in this club, and it's great to be a part of it, to win a title here. Hopefully we can come back and win another title in this beautiful city."
The Romanian/Pakistani combination continued to raise their level in the big moments during their first ATP World Tour doubles final as a team. Mergea/Qureshi saved all nine break points faced and converted half of their break opportunities against Petzschner/Peya, who were going for their first tour-level doubles title together. "I think the whole tournament, we played the big points really well," Qureshi said.

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Semifinals

Finals

Champion

SINGLES

(4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) d (1) Andy Murray (GBR) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

(3) Rafa Nadal (ESP) d Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-3, 6-4

DOUBLES

F.Mergea (ROU) / A.Qureshi (PAK) d
J-J.Rojer (NED) / H.Tecau (ROU) 6-3, 5-7, 14-12

P.Petzschner (DER) / A.Peya (AUT) d F.Martin (FRA) / E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 6-1, 6-1

SINGLES

(3) Rafa Nadal (ESP)
d (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-4, 6-1

DOUBLES

F.Mergea (ROU) / A.Qureshi (PAK)
d P.Petzschner (DER) / A.Peya (AUT) 6-4, 6-3

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Photo: Barcelona Open Banc Sabadel

SINGLES SEEDS AND THEIR MATCHES

  • (1) (WC) Andy Murray (GBR) - R1: Bye. R2: Bernard Tomic (AUS) w/o (Back injury). R3: (16) Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-4, 6-4. QF: (10) Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(4). SF: (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 2-6, 6-3, 4-6
  • (2) Kei Nishikori (withdrawn, wrist injury)
  • CHAMPION (3) Rafa Nadal (ESP) - R1: Bye. R2: Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 6-1, 6-2. R3: Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-3, 6-4. QF: (Q) Hyeon Chung (KOR) 7-6(1), 6-2. SF: Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-3, 6-4. F: (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-4, 6-1
  • FINALIST (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) - R1: Bye. R2: Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6-1, 6-4. R3: Daniel Evans (GBR) 7-6(5), 6-2. QF: Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-1, 6-2. SF: (1) Andy Murray (GBR) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. F: (3) Rafa Nadal (ESP) 4-6, 1-6
  • (5) David Goffin (BEL) - R1: Bye. R2: Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 7-5, 6-0. R3: Karen Khachanov (RUS) 7-6(7), 3-6, 4-6
  • (6) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) - R1: Bye. R2: Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-1, 6-3. R3: (10) Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 2-6, 6-3, 4-6
  • (7) Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) - R1: Bye. R2: Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-4, 6-2. R3: (LL) Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 3-6, 3-6
  • (8) Alexander Zverev (GER) - R1: Bye. R2: Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4. R3: (Q) Hyeon Chung (KOR) 1-6, 4-6
  • (9) Richard Gasquet (FRA) - R1: Bye. R2: (LL) Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(3)
  • (10) Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) - R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Casper Ruud (NOR) 7-6(6), 6-4. R3: (6) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. QF: (1) Andy Murray (GBR) 6-2, 4-6, 6-7(4)
  • (11) Pablo Cuevas (URU) - R1: Bye. R2: Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6-7(5), 6-7(5)
  • (12) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) - R1: Bye. R2: (Q) Hyeon Chung (KOR) 3-6, 4-6
  • (13) David Ferrer (ESP) - R1: Bye. R2: Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-2, 6-7(4), 3-6
  • (14) Mischa Zverev (GER) - R1: Bye. R2: Daniel Evans (GBR) 4-6, 4-6
  • (15) Joao Sousa (POR) - R1: Bye. R2: Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-7(3), 5-7
  • (16) Feliciano Lopez (ESP) - R1: Bye. R2: (WC) Albert Montanes (ESP) 6-2, 6-2. R3: (1) Andy Murray (GBR) 4-6, 4-6
  • (17) Benoit Paire (FRA) - R1: Bye. R2: Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-3, 7-6(6). R3: Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(6)
  • Best Qualifier: Hyeon Chung (KOR) - Quarters
  • Best Unseeded in Main Draw: Horacio Zeballos (ARG) - Semis

 

Tournament

Matches

ATP

NEW

GAZPROM HUNGARIAN OPEN
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
APR 24 - APR 30, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - 250
Prize Money: €482,060

TOURN. DIR. Attila Richter
Surface: Clay - Draw: S-28 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
New

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
New

SINGLES - Pouille Storms To Budapest Title
Top seed flawless against Bedene
Lucas Pouille didn't put a foot wrong on Sunday at the Gazprom Hungarian Open in Budapest, storming through the final with a 6-3, 6-1 win over qualifier Aljaz Bedene.
The victory gives Pouille his second ATP World Tour title, with the Frenchman's maiden trophy coming last year on home soil in Metz. Pouille improves his FedEx ATP Head2Head against Bedene to 2-0, including a victory this February in Marseille en route the final (l. Tsonga). He has been in fine form this clay this season and also reached the semi-finals last week at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
Pouille was in danger of not even winning his opening match in Budapest, saving two match points against Jiri Vesely before prevailing in a third-set tie-break. He continued to round into form as the tournament progressed, looking especially impressive in Saturday's semi-final win over sixth seed Paolo Lorenzi before his dominant performance today.

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DOUBLES - Mektic & Birthday Boy Baker Blast To Budapest Title
Croatian-American duo claim second team title
Brian Baker celebrated his 32nd birthday in style, claiming the doubles title at the inaugural Gazprom Hungarian Open alongside Nikola Mektic.
Baker and Mektic prevailed 7-6(2), 6-4 over Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in Budapest, needing one hour and 27 minutes to secure their second team title on the ATP World Tour. Also the champions at the Memphis Open in February, they improved to 2-0 in tour-level finals together.
The fourth seeds were ruthless on serve, dropping just 17 of 65 points in the final encounter. They took the first set in a tie-break and broke immediately at love to open the second, before eventually emerging victorious on their second match point.
"I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present," said Baker. "Turning 32 today, it's going to be my best year yet. This really validates our Memphis win. We haven't played that many tournaments and sometimes you can do well early [in a partnership], but winning again shows we're a really good team."

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Semifinals

Finals

Champion

SINGLES

(1) Lucas Pouille (FRA) d (6) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-2, 7-5

(Q) Aliaz Bedene (GBR) d (Q) Laslo Djere (SRB) 6-2, 6-4

DOUBLES

(3) JS.Cabal (COL) / R.Farah (COL) d R.Haase (NED) / D.Inglot (GBR) 6-3, 6-7(7), 10-3

(4) B.Baker (USA) / N.Mektic (CRO) d (2) T.Huey (OHI) / M.Mirnyi (BLR) 6-4, 6-2

SINGLES

(1) Lucas Pouille (FRA)
d (Q) Aliaz Bedene (GBR) 6-3, 6-1

DOUBLES

(4) B.Baker (USA) / N.Mektic (CRO)
d (3) JS.Cabal (COL) / R.Farah (COL) 7-6(2), 6-4

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Photo: Lucas Pouille


Photo: HTA / Peter Bor


Photo: Lucas Pouille


Photo: HTA / Peter Bor / Peter Zador

SINGLES SEEDS AND THEIR MATCHES

  • CHAMPION (1) Lucas Pouille (FRA) - R1: Bye. R2: Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4). QF: Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-4, 6-3. SF: (6) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-2, 7-5. F: (Q) Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 6-3, 6-1
  • (2) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) - R1: Bye. R2: Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. QF: (Q) Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 4-6, 3-6
  • (3) (WC) Fabio Fognini (ITA) - R1: Bye. R2: Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(4)
  • (4) Fernando Verdasco (ESP) - R1: Bye. R2: (WC) Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 7-6(6), 6-3. QF: (Q) Laslo Djere (SRB) 6-2, 6-7(4), 2-6
  • (5) Gilles Simon (FRA) - R1: (Q) Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 4-6, 1-6
  • (6) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) - R1: Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-4, 7-5. R2: (LL) Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. QF: Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-4, 6-4. SF: (1) Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2-6, 5-7
  • (7) Viktor Troicki (SRB) - R1: (LL) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 6-1, 6-2. R2: (Q) Laslo Djere (SRB) 5-7, 2-6
  • (8) Diego Schwartzman (ARG) - R1: Robin Haase (NED) 1-6, 3-6
  • FINALIST (Q) Aljaz Bedene (GBR) - R1: (LL) Marius Copil (ROU) 7-5, 6-2. R2: Robin Haase (NED) 6-4, 6-4. QF: (2) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-4, 6-3. SF: (Q) Laslo Djere (SRB) 6-2, 6-4. F: (1) Lucas Pouille (FRA) 3-6, 1-6
  • Best Qualifier: Aljaz Bedene (GBR) - Finalist
  • Best Unseeded in Main Draw: Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) OR Martin Klizan (SVK) - both R2


David Berens "Break Point"

TENNIS CLUB
Frank Giampaolo "Tennis Parent's Bible" 2nd Ed.

David Sammel "Locker Room Power"

BUSINESS
Mike VanZutphen "Tennis Management" 

Becky Gunn Holmes "Totally Tennis For Me"

BOOK REVIEWS
Joe Parent / Bill Scanlon "ZEN Tennis" 

Bill Patton "The Art of Coaching High School Tennis"

Rocky Lang "Learn Your Game"



 


Tournament

Singles Seeds

Doubles Seeds

WTA

GRAND PRIX DE SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEM
RABAT, MOROCCO
MAY 1 - MAY 6, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - International
Prize Money: $226,750

TOURN. DIR. - Khalid Outaleb
Surface: Clay - Draw: S-32 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
X.Knoll (SUI) / A.Krunic (SRB)

(1) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
(2) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
(3) Daria Gavrilova (AUS)
(4) Timea Babos (HUN)
(5) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
(6) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
(7) Lauren Davis (USA)
(8) Alison Riske (USA)

(1) T.Babos (HUN) / A.Hlavackova (CZE)
(2) D.Jurak (CRO) / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
(3) R.Olaru (ROU) / O.Savchuk (UKR)
(4) B.Krejcikova (CZE) / A.Kudryavtseva (RUS)

Tournament

Singles Seeds

Doubles Seeds

WTA

J&T BANKA PRAGUE OPEN
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
MAY 1 - MAY 6, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - International
Prize Money: $226,750

TOURN. DIR. - Petra Cernoskova
Surface: Clay - Draw: S-32 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Lucie Safarova (CZE)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
M.Gasparyan (RUS) / A.Hlavackova (CZE)

(1) Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
(2) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
(3) Barbora Strycova (CZE)
(4) Sam Stosur (AUS)
(5) Lucie Safarova (CZE)
(6) Shuai Zhang (CHN)
(7) Ana Konjuh (CRO)
(8) Katerina Siniakova (CZE)

(1) L.Hradecka (CZE) / K.Siniakova (CZE)
(2) A-L.Groenefeld (GER) / K.Peschke (CZE)
(3) R.Atawo (USA) / R.Voracova (CZE)
(4) A.Muhammad (USA) / A.Rosolska (POL)

Tournament

Singles Seeds

Doubles Seeds

ATP

BMW OPEN BY FWU
MUNICH, GERMANY
MAY 1 - MAY 7, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - 250
Prize Money: €482,060

TOURN. DIR. Patrik Kühnen
Surface: Clay - Draw: S-28 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
H.Kontinen (FIN) / J.Peers (AUS)

(1) Gael Monfils (FRA)
(2) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
(3) Alexander Zverev (GER)
(4) Fabio Fognini (ITA)
(5) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
(6) Mischa Zverev (GER)
(7) Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
(8) Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)

(1) O.Marach (AUT) / M.Pavic (CRO)
(2) T.Huey (PHI) / M.Mirnyi (BLR)
(3) J.Cabal (COL) / R.Farah (COL)
(4) J.Peralta (CHI) / H.Zeballos (ARG)

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Doubles Seeds

ATP

MILLENNIUM ESTORIL OPEN
ESTORIL, PORTUGAL
MAY 1 - MAY 7, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - 250
Prize Money: €482,060

TOURN. DIR. Joao Zilhao
Surface: Clay - Draw: S-28 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
E.Butorac (USA) / S.Lipsky (USA)

(1) Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
(2) Richard Gasquet (FRA)
(3) Gilles Muller (LUX)
(4) (WC) David Ferrer (ESP)
(5) Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
(6) Joao Sousa (POR)
(7) Kyle Edmund (GBR)
(8) Benoit Paire (FRA)

(1) S.Groth (AUS) / R.Lindstedt (SWE)
(2) W.Koolhof (NED) / M.Middelkoop (NED)
(3) M.Daniell (AUS) / M.Demoliner (BRA)
(4) L.Paes (IND) / A.Sa (BRA)

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Singles Seeds

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ATP

TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL OPEN
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
MAY 1 - MAY 7, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - 250
Prize Money: €439,005

TOURN. DIR. Paul McNamee
Surface: Clay - Draw: S-28 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Diego Schwartzman (ARG)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
F.Cipolla (ITA) / D.Sela (ISR)

(1) Milos Raonic (CAN)
(2) (WC) Marin Cilic (CRO)
(3) Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
(4) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
(5) Viktor Troicki (SRB)
(6) Bernard Tomic (AUS)
(7) Borna Coric (CRO)
(8) Steve Darcis (BEL)

(1) N.Monroe (USA) / A.Sitak (AUS)
(2) S.Gonzalez (MEX) / D.Inglot (GBR)
(3) J.Ehrlich (ISR) / S.Lipsky (USA)
(4) G.Duran (ARG) / A.Molteni (ARG)




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WTA Women's Rankings as of May 1, 2017
Singles:

Doubles: N

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Serena Williams

7335
 

1
Beth. Mattek-Sands

8630

2
Angelique Kerber

7010
 

2
Lucie Safarova

8265

3
Karolina Pliskova

6020
 

3
Kristina Mladenovic

8000

4
Dominika Cibulkova

5065
 

4
Caroline Garcia

7950

5
Simona Halep

5022
 

5
Ekaterina Makarova

7910

6
Garbine Muguruza

4790
 

5
Elena Vesnina

7910

7
Johanna Konta

4330
 

7
Sania Mirza

6705

8
Agnieszka Radwanska

4290
 

8
Martina Hingis

6220

9
Svetlana Kuznetsova

4025
 

9
Andrea Hlavackova

5020

10
Madison Keys

3857
 

10
Barbora Strycova

4855

 


ATP Men's Rankings as of May 1, 2017
Singles: No significant changes in Top 30. Khachanov up 14 to 42. Bedene up 10 to 58.
Zeballos up 21 to 63. Sugita up 18 to 73. Chung up 16 to 78.
Doubles: No significant changes in Top 20. Qureshi up 5 to 26. Baker up 4 to 33.
Mektic up 4 to 47. Petzschner up 44 to 85. Marcan up 15 to 87.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Andy Murray

11870
 

1
Henri Kontinen

7630

2
Novak Djokovic

8085
 

2
John Peers

7490

3
Stan Wawrinka

5695
 

3
Bob Bryan

6860

4
Roger Federer

5125
 

3
Mike Bryan

6860

5
Rafael Nadal

4735
 

5
Marcelo Melo

6700

6
Milos Raonic

4165
 

6
Nicolas Mahut

6290

7
Kei Nishikori

4010
 

7
Jamie Murray

6010

8
Marin Cilic

3565
 

7
Bruno Soares

6010

8
Dominic Thiem

3535
 

9
Pierre-Hugues Herbert

5905

10
David Goffin

2975
 

10
Ivan Dodig

4875


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Tournament abbreviations

WC
= wildcard (given by the tournament to a player that could not get in on their ranking, or did not enter in time.

PR = protected ranking. This is used when a player has been out for a certain period of time due to injury (I think it's at least 6 months) and their ranking slips down to where they wouldn't get in on their current ranking.

Q = Qualifier.

A = Alternate. Used in qualifying when a player withdraws before their first match. Also used in main draw if there was no qualifying draw and the draw was full before the player withdrew.

LL = Lucky loser. A player that loses in qualifying (usually the final round unless none of the final round losers sign the lucky loser list) and gets into main draw when a main draw player withdraws before their first match.

SE = Special exempt. A player who signed into qualifying of a tournament, but was still playing in the previous week's tournament at the time the qualifying draw was done. This player can get a special exempt into the main draw the following week.

 

 

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