WTATP Tour Notes

Published
June 19, 2017

 

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Week of
June 12- June 18, 2017

 

Women's Tour - Executive Tournament Summaries

Tournament

Matches

WTA

AEGON OPEN NOTTINGHAM
NOTTINGHAM, GREAT BRITAIN
JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - International
Prize Money: $226,750

TOURN. DIR. - Rebecca James
Surface: Grass - Draw: S-32 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Karolina Pliskova (CZE)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
A.Hlavackova (CZE) / S.Peng (CHN)

SINGLES - Vekic rallies past Konta to complete stunning title run in Nottingham
Croatia's Donna Vekic rallied to her second career WTA title at the Aegon Open Nottingham, ousting top seed and home favorite Johanna Konta in three sets.
Unseeded Donna Vekic stormed to her first WTA title in over three years at the Aegon Open in Nottingham on Sunday, coming from a set down to beat top seed Johanna Konta in the final, 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5.

The Croatian burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old in 2012, when she reached her first WTA final in Tashkent, and won her first career title just over 18 months later at the BMW Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. However, in the seasons since, the Croatian struggled to replicate her early success as a teenager, and reaching the final in Nottingham marked her first appearance in a WTA final in a year and a half.
A season ago, Vekic was ranked outside the top 100 and lost her opening round match in Nottingham to Great Britain's Tara Moore, but will see her ranking rise to a new career-high of No.58 as a result of her efforts this week.

"It's pretty amazing and I'm really, really happy," Vekic said. "Jo played amazing and she's having an amazing year, but I was just trying to focus on myself, serve and good as I can and be aggressive, which is not easy against her. Wimbledon is my favorite tournament of the year and I'm very happy that I can go into that winning a couple of matches, but first, next week is Birmingham!

"I was a little bit mentally tired from the [semifinal] match yesterday, but physically I was feeling really good. This is something I've been dreaming of since I won my last title...there's no way to describe it, and it's something that keeps me motivated to work even harder."

It was looking like the British No.1 who would claim victory on her home court at the start of the two hour, 30 minute encounter as she rolled to the opening set in just under 40 minutes behind two breaks of serve.

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DOUBLES - No report available

Semifinals

Finals

Champion

SINGLES

(1) Johanna Konta (GBR) d Magdalena Rybarokova (SVK) 6-2, 7-5

Donna Vekic (CRO) d (5) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(4)

DOUBLES

M.Adamczak (AUS) / S.Sanders (AUS) d
J.Konta (GBR) / Y.Wickmayer (BEL) 6-1, 3-6, 10-6

J.Rae (GBR) / L.Robson (GBR) d (2) C.McHale (USA) / H.Watson (GBR) 6-3, 3-6, 10-6

SINGLES

Donna Vekic (CRO) d (1) Johanna Konta (GBR) 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5

DOUBLES

M.Adamczak (AUS) / S.Sanders (AUS) d J.Rae (GBR) / L.Robson (GBR) 6-4, 4-6, 10-4

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Photo: Doonna Vekic


Photo: British Tennis


Photo: WTA


Photo: British Tennis

SINGLES SEEDS AND THEIR MATCHES

  • FINALIST (1) Johanna Konta (GBR) - R1: (WC) Tara Moore (GBR) 6-2, 3-0 (ret). R2: Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-4, 6-1. QF: Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 6-3, 7-5. SF: Magdalena Rybarokova (SVK) 6-2, 7-5. F: Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-2, 6-7(3), 5-7
  • (2) Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) - R1: Christina McHale (USA) 0-6, 7-5, 6-7(2)
  • (3) Lauren Davis (USA) - R1: Kurumi Nara (JPN) 3-6, 3-6
  • (4) Alison Riske (USA) - R1: (WC) Heather Watson (GBR) 6-2, 6-3. R2: Magdalena Rybarokova (SVK) 2-6, 7-6(5), 5-7
  • (5) Lucie Safarova (CZE) - R1: (Q) Grace Min (USA) 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2. R2: Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(7). QF: Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4. SF: Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(4)
  • (6) Shelby Rogers (USA) - R1: Donna Vekic (CRO) 4-6, 3-6
  • (7) Mona Barthel (GER) - R1: (Q) Jana Fett (CRO) 3-6, 7-5, 5-7
  • (8) Naomi Osaka (JPN) - R1: (Q) Kristie Ahn (USA) 1-6, 1-6
  • CHAMPION Donna Vekic (CRO) - R1: (6) Shelby Rogers (USA) 6-4, 6-3. R2: Julia Boserup (USA) 6-3, 6-4. QF: Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-2, 6-3. SF: (5) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(4). F: (1) Johanna Konta (GBR) 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5
  • Best Qualifier: Kristie Ahn (USA) - Quarters
  • Best Unseeded in Main Draw: Donna Vekic (CRO) - Champion


Tournament

Matches

WTA

RICOH OPEN
S'HERTOGENBOSCH, NETHERLANDS
JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - International
Prize Money: $226,750

TOURN. DIR. - Marcel Hunze
Surface: Grass - Draw: S-32 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Coco Vandeweghe (USA)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
O.Kalashnikova (GEO) / Y.Shvedova (KAZ)

SINGLES - Kontaveit vanquishes Vikhlyantseva in Den Bosch for first WTA title
Estonia's Anett Kontaveit blitzed past Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva in straight sets to claim her first career title at the Ricoh Open.
Unseeded Estonian Anett Kontaveit capped a dream week on the grass in the Netherlands with her first career title, as she powered past Natalia Vikhlyantseva to win the Ricoh Open on Sunday, 6-2, 6-3.

The World No.49 was runner-up to Marketa Vondrousova at the Ladies' Open Biel Bienne in her first career WTA final this spring, but flipped the script this week and became the first Estonian to win the title in 's-Hertogenbosch in the tournament's history.

"I'm just so excited!" Kontaveit said after the match. "I thought I played a great match and congrats to Natalia for a great week - I hope we'll have more battles. It's been amazing for me, I had really tough matches and I'm so happy to be through them - to win the final, it's amazing.
"I thought the scoreline didn't really describe the match. We had some very close games, already from the beginning she had break points on my serve and I was down a break in the second set...I thought I played a great match. It was really close all along - she's a very big server and a big hitter so it was not easy."

Kontaveit had played three three-setters en route to Sunday's final, including a first round victory over No.8 seed Kristyna Pliskova from a set down, and a two-hour semifinal against No.7 seed Lesia Tsurenko.
By contrast, the Russian had played just one three-set match - a second round win over Andrea Petkovic - en route to the championship, but it was Kontaveit who started the stronger of the two in the opening set. Just as she did in her semifinal mtch, Kontaveit saved a pair of break points in the third game of the match, and used the momentum as a springboard into breaking in her opponent's next service game to build a 4-1 lead.

The Estonian rolled on from there to claim the first set, highlighted by precise hitting from the baseline to secure a second break of the Vikhlyantseva serve from 40-0 in the final game of the opener.

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DOUBLES - No Report Available

Semifinals

Finals

Champion

SINGLES

Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) d (5) Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-3, 7-5

Anett Kontaveit (EST) d (7) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-3, 6-7(0), 6-2

DOUBLES

D.Cibulkova (SVK) / K.Flipkens (BEL) d (3) X.Knoll (SUI) / C.Vandeweghe (USA) 7-6(5), 6-2

(2) K.Bertens (NED) / D.Schuurs (NED) d L.Kichenok (UKR) / N.Kichenok (UKR) 7-6(8), 6-4

SINGLES

Anett Kontaveit (EST) d Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLES

D.Cibulkova (SVK) / K.Flipkens (BEL) d (2) K.Bertens (NED) / D.Schuurs (NED) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6

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Photo: Ricoh Open


Photo: WTA


Photo: Ricoh Open

SINGLES SEEDS AND THEIR MATCHES

  • (1) (WC) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) - R1: (Q) Antonia Lottner (GER) 5-7, 6-2, 4-6
  • (2) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) - R1: Risa Ozaki (JPN) 7-5, 6-1. R2: Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. QF: (7) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 3-6, 1-6
  • (3) Kiki Bertens (NED) - R1: Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-7(6), 6-2, 2-6
  • (4) CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) - R1: Carina Witthoeft (GER) 7-6(3), 3-6, 5-7
  • (5) Ana Konjuh (CRO) - R1: (Q) Tamara Korpatsch (GER) 6-4, 6-4. R2: Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. QF: Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(10). SF: Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) 3-6, 5-7
  • (6) Timea Babos (HUN) - R1: (WC) Arantxa Rus (NED) 7-5, 2-6, 3-6
  • (7) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) - R1: Elise Mertens (BEL) 6-4, 6-1. R2: (Q) Petra Krejsova (CZE) 6-2, 6-3. QF: (2) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-3, 6-1. SF: Anett Kontaveit (EST) 3-6, 7-6(0), 2-6
  • (8) Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) - R1: Anett Kontaveit (EST) 7-6(5), 3-6, 1-6
  • FINALIST Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) - R1: (Q) Cornelia Lister (SWE) 6-1, 6-4. R2: Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. QF: Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-3, 6-2. SF: (5) Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-3, 7-5. F: Anett Kontaveit (EST)
  • CHAMPION Anett Kontaveit (EST) - R1: (8) Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1. R2: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. QF: Carina Witthoeft (GER) 6-3, 6-1. SF: (7) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-3, 6-7(0), 6-2. F: Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) 6-2, 6-3
  • Best Qualifier: Petra Krejsova (CZE) + Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) + Antonia Lottner (GER) - All R2
  • Best Unseeded in Main Draw: Anett Kontaveit (EST) - Champion


Men's Tour - Executive Tournament Summaries

 

Tournament

Matches

ATP

MERCEDES CUP
STUTTGART, GERMANY
JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - 250
Prize Money: €630,785

TOURN. DIR. Edwin Weindorfer
Surface: Grass - Draw: S-28 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Dominic Thiem (AUS)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
M.Daniell (AUS) / A.Sitak (AUS)

SINGLES - Pouille Aces To Second Title Of The Season In Stuttgart
Frenchman beats Lopez for first grass-court crown

Frenchman Lucas Pouille hit 29 aces to win his second title of the season on Sunday, coming back to beat Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart. Pouille has now won three titles and improves to 3-2 in ATP World Tour finals.

The 23-year-old right-hander also won the inaugural Gazprom Hungarian Open on clay in April. Last September, Pouille won his maiden title at the Moselle Open in Metz. The MercedesCup final was his first grass-court title match but Pouille was ready for the occasion.

Lopez broke him in the first set to take the opener but Pouille responded, saving all four break points in the second set and eking out the tie-break to even the final. At 2-2 in the third set, after one hour and 43 minutes, Pouille saw his first break point and converted when Lopez netted a forehand. Serving for the match, the Frenchman struck his 29th ace to win his first grass-court title.

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DOUBLES - Murray/Soares Start Grass Court Season Perfectly
Second seeds claim second title of 2017

Second seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares completed a perfect beginning to their grass-court seasons on Sunday, beating fourth seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-5 to win the MercedesCup doubles title in Stuttgart.
Murray/Soares dropped only four points on their first serve (44/48) and saved both break points. Neither team broke in the first set but Marach/Pavic won the final three points of the tie-break to claim the opener.

In the second set, Murray/Soares broke at 5-5 then served out the set to even the final. The duo ran away with the match tie-break, sprinting to a 6/1 lead before clinching their second crown of the season.

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Semifinals

Finals

Champion

SINGLES

(4) Lucas Pouille (FRA) d Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-6(5), 7-5

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d (6) Mischa Zverev (GER) 6-7(2), 7-6(4), 7-5

DOUBLES

(4) O.Marach (AUT) / M.Pavic (CRO) d (1) B.Bryan (USA) / M.Bryan (USA) 7-6(3), 6-3

(2) J.Murray (GBR) / B.Soares (BRA) d M.Matkowski (POL) / M.Mirnyi (BLR) 6-3, 6-7(5), 10-6

SINGLES

(4) Lucas Pouille (FRA) d Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4

DOUBLES


(2) J.Murray (GBR) / B.Soares (BRA) d (4) O.Marach (AUT) / M.Pavic (CRO) 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-5

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Photo: Peter Staples / ATP World Tour


Photo: Getty Images


Photo: Getty Images


Photo: Peter Staples / ATP World Tour

SINGLES SEEDS AND THEIR MATCHES

  • (1) Roger Federer (SUI) - R1: Bye. R2: (WC) Tommy Haas (GER) 6-2, 6-7)8), 4-6
  • (2) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) - R1: Bye. R2: (PR) Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 6-7(4), 3-6
  • (3) Tomas Berdych (CZE) - R1: Bye. R2: Bernard Tomic (AUS) 7-6(4), 6-2. QF: Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4
  • CHAMPION (4) (WC) Lucas Pouille (FRA) - R1: Bye. R2: Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(8). QF: Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. SF: Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-6(5), 7-5. F: Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
  • (5) Steve Johnson (USA) - R1: (WC) Maximilian Marterer (GER)3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4. R2: Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-7(6)
  • (6) Mischa Zverev (GER) - R1: Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-3, 6-1. R2: (Q) Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 7-6(1), 6-2. QF: Tommy Haas (GER) 6-4, 6-4. SF: Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 7-6(2), 6-7(4), 5-7
  • (7) Gilles Simon (FRA) - R1: Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 3-6, 3-6
  • (8) Viktor Troicki (SRB) - R1: Benoit Paire (FRA) 4-6, 4-6
  • FINALIST Feliciano Lopez (ESP) - R1: (7) Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-3,6-3. R2: Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. QF: (3) Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4. SF: (6) Mischa Zverev (GER) 6-7(2), 7-6(4), 7-5. F: (4) (WC) Lucas Pouille (FRA) 6-4, 6-7(5), 4-6
  • Best Qualifier: Yannick Hanfmann (GER) + Peter Gojowczyk (GER) - both R2
  • Best Unseeded in Main Draw: Feliciano Lopez (ESP) - Finalist


Tournament

Matches

ATP

RICOH OPEN
S'HERTOGENBOSCH, NETHERLANDS
JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - 250
Prize Money: €589,185

TOURN. DIR. Marcel Hunze
Surface: Grass - Draw: S-28 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Nicolas Mahut (FRA)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
M.Pavic (CRO) / M.Venus (AUS)

SINGLES - Muller Continues Dream Season With Den Bosch Title
Luxembourg native defeats Karlovic in final

Fourth seed Gilles Muller won his second ATP World Tour title on Sunday at the Ricoh Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, prevailing over third seed Ivo Karlovic in a battle of big serves 7-6(5), 7-6(4).

The match between the 38-year-old Karlovic and 34-year-old Muller is the oldest singles final on the ATP World Tour since Hong Kong in 1976, when 42-year-old Ken Rosewall defeated 30-year-old Ilie Nastase. Muller (34 years, one month) is the second-oldest winner in the tournament's history, right behind 2016 winner Nicolas Mahut (34 years, five months).

Muller is the second player to reach an ATP World Tour final on all three surfaces this year, joining Stuttgart winner Lucas Pouille. After losing his first six finals, Muller won his first title in Sydney in January (d. Evans). He followed that up with his first clay-court final last month in Estoril (l. Carreno Busta). Muller's outstanding season led to a career-high Emirates ATP Ranking of No. 26 on 8 May.

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DOUBLES - Melo/Kubot Take Den Bosch Doubles Title
Top seeds defeat Klaasen/Ram on Saturday

Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo continued their outstanding season by taking the doubles title at the Ricoh Open on Saturday, living up to their top seed status in 's-Hertogenbosch by defeating second seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram 6-3, 6-4.

"We've had a really good year. It's another title for us, so we're very happy with the way we're playing," said Kubot. "It's a little bit more pressure as the top seeds, but as you could see at Roland Garros, the top two seeds lost in the first round. Everybody is playing good now."

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Semifinals

Finals

Champion

SINGLES

(3) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) d (1) Marin Cilic (CRO) 7-6(4), 5-7, 7-6(2)

(4) Gilles Muller (LUX) d (2) Alexander Zverev (GER) 7-6(5), 6-2

DOUBLES

(1) L.Kubot (POL) / M.Melo (BRA) d A.Sa (BRA) / M.Venus (AUS) 6-7(5), 6-4, 10-5

(2) R.Klaasen (RSA) / R.Ram (USA) d J.Peers (AUS) / J.Thompson (AUS) 7-6(4), 7-5

SINGLES

(4) Gilles Muller (LUX) d (3) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 7-6(5), 7-6(4)

DOUBLES


(1) L.Kubot (POL) / M.Melo (BRA) d (2) R.Klaasen (RSA) / R.Ram (USA) 6-3, 6-4

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Photo: Edwin Verhoeft / Ricoh Open


Photo: PixSell


Photo: Peter Staples / ATP World Tour


Photo: Edwin Verhoeft / Ricoh Open

SINGLES SEEDS AND THEIR MATCHES

  • (1) Marin Cilic (CRO) - R1: Bye. R2: Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-4. QF: (Q) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-3, 7-5. SF: (3) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-7(2)
  • (2) Alexander Zverev (GER) - R1: Bye. R2: Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-2, 6-3. QF: Julien Benneteau (FRA) 6-0, 6-4. SF: (4) Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-7(5), 2-6
  • FINALIST (3) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) - R1: Bye. R2: (WC) Stefan Kozlov (USA) 6-4, 6-1. QF: (Q) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 6-4, 6-4. SF: (1) Marin Cilic (CRO) 7-6(4), 5-7, 7-6(2). F: (4) Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-7(5), 6-7(4)
  • CHAMPION (4) Gilles Muller (LUX) - R1: Bye. R2: Andreas Seppi (ITA) 7-6(5), 6-4. QF: (8) Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. SF: (2) Alexander Zverev (GER) 7-6(5), 6-2. F: (3) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 7-6(5), 7-6(4)
  • (5) Steve Darcis (BEL) - R1: Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 2-6, 6-7(3)
  • (6) Robin Haase (NED) - R1: (Q) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6
  • (7) Nicolas Mahut (FRA) - R1: (Q) Dennis Novikov (USA) 6-3, 6-4. R2: (LL) Julien Benneteau (FRA) 6-3, 2-6, 2-6
  • (8) Aljaz Bedene (GBR) - R1: Denis Istomin (UZB) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. R2: Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 6-3, 6-4. QF: (4) Gilles Muller (LUX) 3-6, 6-3, 4-6
  • Best Qualifier: Vasek Pospisil (CAN) + Daniil Medvedev (RUS) - both into Quarters
  • Best Unseeded in Main Draw: Julien Benneteau (FRA) - into Quarters


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

AEGON CLASSIC BIRMINGHAM
BIRMINGHAM, GREAT BRITAIN
JUNE 19 - JUNE 25, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - Premier
Prize Money: $819,940

TOURN. DIR. - Patrick Hughesman
Surface: Grass - Draw: S-32 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Madison Keys (USA)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
K.Pliskova (CZE) / B.Strycova (CZE)

(1) Angelique Kerber (GER)
(2) Elina Svitolina (UKR)
(3) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
(4) Johanna Konta (GBR)
(5) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
(6) Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
(7) WC Petra Kvitova (CZE)
(8) Barbora Strycova (CZE)

(1) L.Safarova (CZE) / B.Strycova (CZE)
(2) A.Spears (USA) / K.Srebotnik (SLO)
(3) G.Dabrowski (CAN) / Y.Xu (CHN)
(4) A.Barty (AUS) / C.Dellacqua (AUS)

Tournament

Singles Seeds

Doubles Seeds

WTA

MALLORCA OPEN
CALVIA, MALLORCA
JUNE 19 - JUNE 25, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - International
Prize Money: $226,750

TOURN. DIR. - Tony Nadal
Surface: Grass - Draw: S-32 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Caroline Garcia (FRA)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
G.Dabrowski (CAN) / M.Martinez Sanchez (ESP)

(1) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
(2) Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
(3) Caroline Garcia (FRA)
(4) Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
(5) Kiki Bertens (NED)
(6) Roberta Vinci (ITA)
(7) Ana Konjuh (CRO)
(8) Timea Babos (HUN)

(1) Y-J.Chan (TPE) / M.Hingis (SUI)
(2) T.Babos (HUN) / A.Hlavackova (CZE)
(3) AL.Goenefeld (GER) / K.Peschke (CZE)
(4) A.Klepac (SLO) / M.Martinez Sanchez (ESP)



Tournament

Singles Seeds

Doubles Seeds

ATP

AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS
LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN
JUNE 19 - JUNE 25, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - 500
Prize Money: €1,836,660

TOURN. DIR. Stephen Farrow
Surface: Grass - Draw: S-28 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Andy Murray (GBR)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
P.Herbert (FRA) / N.Mahut (FRA)

(1) Andy Murray (GBR)
(2) Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
(3) Milos Raonic (CAN)
(4) Marin Cilic (CRO)
(5) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
(6) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
(7) Tomas Berdych (CZE)
(8) Jack Sock (withdrawn)
(9) Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

(1) H.Kontinen (FIN) / J.Peers (AUS)
(2) P.Herbert (FRA) / N.Mahut (FRA)
(3) J.Murray (GBR) / B.Soares (BRA)
(4) B.Bryan (USA) / M.Bryan (USA)

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Doubles Seeds

ATP

GERRY WEBER OPEN
HALLE, GERMANY
JUNE 19 - JUNE 25, 2017

TOURNAMENT TIER - 500
Prize Money: €1,836,660

TOURN. DIR. Ralph Weber
Surface: Grass - Draw: S-32 D-16

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Florian Mayer (GER)

LAST YEAR DBLS CHAMPIONS
R.Klaasen (RSA) / R,Ram (USA)

(1) Roger Federer (SUI)
(2) Dominic Thiem (AUT)
(3) Kei Nishikori (JPN)
(4) Alexander Zverev (GER)
(5) Gael Monfils (FRA)
(6) Lucas Pouille (FRA)
(7) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
(8) Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

(1) L.Kubot (POL) / M.Melo (BRA)
(2) R.Klaasen (RSA) / R.Ram (USA)
(3) J.Rojer (NED) / H.Tecau (ROU)
(4) F. Mergea (ROU) / A.Qureshi (PAK)




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WTA Women's Rankings as of June 19, 2017
Singles:
Konta moves up to 7. Konjuh up 5 to 28. Kontaveit up 13 to 36.
Vekic up 12 to 58. Vikhlyantseva up 9 to 65.
Doubles: No significant changes in Top 40. Flipkens up 5 to 48. Adamczak up 37 to 92.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Angelique Kerber

6965
 

1
Beth. Mattek-Sands

10620

2
Simona Halep

6850
 

2
Lucie Safarova

10080

3
Karolina Pliskova

6690
 

3
Martina Hingis

6995

4
Serena Williams

4810
 

4
Ekaterina Makarova

6865

5
Elina Svitolina

4765
 

4
Elena Vesnina

6865

6
Dominika Cibulkova

4420
 

6
Yung-Jan Chan

6120

7
Johanna Konta

4400
 

7
Sania Mirza

5855

8
Caroline Wozniacki

4345
 

8
Andrea Hlavackova

5200

9
Svetlana Kuznetsova

4310
 

9
Kristina Mladenovic

5145

10
Agnieszka Radwanska

3985
 

10
Barbora Strycova

4570


ATP Men's Rankings as of June 19, 2017
Singles: Tsonga back in Top 10. Sela up 17 to 81. Giannessi up 19 to 99.
Doubles: Melo, Murray, Soares up 1. Kubot up 2 to 8. Thompson up 12 to 81.
K. Skupski up 16 to 89. N. Skupski up 11 to 96.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Andy Murray

9390
 

1
Henri Kontinen

7900

2
Rafael Nadal

7285
 

2
John Peers

7670

3
Stan Wawrinka

6175
 

3
Marcelo Melo

7050

4
Novak Djokovic

5805
 

4
Nicolas Mahut

6805

5
Roger Federer

4765
 

5
Jamie Murray

6290

6
Milos Raonic

4150
 

6
Bruno Soares

6290

7
Marin Cilic

4025
 

7
Pierre-Hugues Herbert

5865

8
Dominic Thiem

3985
 

8
Lukasz Kubot

5000

9
Kei Nishikori

3785
 

9
Bob Bryan

4975

10
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

3040
 

9
Mike Bryan

4975


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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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Surface: Clay - Draw: S-32 D-16

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