Tennis champions : 41 Week 2014

 

FEDERER WINS ELUSIVE SHANGHAI CROWN

Roger Federer claimed the elusiveShanghai Rolex Masters crown on Sunday as he won his 23rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title with a 7-6(6), 7-6(2) victory over Gilles Simon.

SAM STOSUR, QUEEN OF OSAKA

OSAKA, Japan – Last year Samantha Stosur made the Japan Women’s Open Tennis the first tournament she’s ever won twice, and she continued to make it her favorite stomping grounds this year, edging Zarina Diyas in the final on Sunday to lift her third career title at the International event.

RISKE WINS FIRST WTA TITLE IN TIANJIN

TIANJIN, China – Alison Riske captured the first WTA title of her career on Sunday, holding off a late surge from WTA Rising Star Belinda Bencic to win the inaugural edition of the Tianjin Open.

TENNIS

Karolina Pliskova Tennis wins thriller    

Linz, October 12, 2014 – The “24 Generali Ladies” in the Linz Tips Arena have a winner: Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic has one in almost two and a half hour final thriller, the Italian Camila Giorgi 6: 7 (4.7), 6 : 3 and 7. 6

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Tennis champions : 34 Week 2014

ROSOL SAVES 2 Match Points

TO

WIN WINSTON-SALEM CROWN

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Lukas Rosol lifted his second ATP World Tour trophy after saving two match points to win 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 against Jerzy Janowicz at the Winston-Salem Open final on Saturday.

The 29 year old fought off two match points against his 6’8″ opponent as he served at 4-5 in the deciding set. Rosol went on to break Janowicz in the following game, and capped the triumph with his 13th ace.

“I just focused on my games, especially while I was serving,” said Rosol. “I waited patiently to see if he would give me a chance on his serve, and he did. I didn’t start out well, but I finished strong.”

KVITOVA STORMS

TO

NEW HAVEN TITLE

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NEW HAVEN, CT, USA –

Petra Kvitova completed a dream week on Saturday,

defeating Magdalena Rybarikova to win her second WTA title of the year –

and

13th of her career – at the Connecticut Open.

The No.2-seeded Kvitova didn’t drop a set all week

and continued that momentum against the unseeded Rybarikova,

nearly letting go of a 5-2 lead in the first set –

losing two games in a row for it to be cut down to 5-4 –

but eventually closing that out and cruising to victory in straights, 6-4, 6-2.

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Tennis champions : 33 Week 2014

 FEDERER TOPS FERRER

TO

CAPTURE WESTERN

Roger Federer 2014

Mason, OH (SportsNetwork.com) –

Roger Federer earned his 80th career title

and

remained unbeaten all-time against David Ferrer with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 three-set win ,

on Sunday in the final of the $3 million Western & Southern Open.

SERENA WINS CINCINNATI TITLE

ON SIXTH TRY,

BEATS IVANOVIC

Serena Williams 2014

MASON, Ohio —

Serena Williams finally got the one that always managed to somehow slip away.

And she did it so convincingly that she’s thinking another title could be coming soon.

Williams needed only 62 minutes to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday

in

the Western & Southern Open for a personal breakthrough.

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Tennis champions : 32 Week 2014

RADWANSKA DEFEATS VENUS WILLIAMS

TO WIN

TITLE IN MONTREAL

Agnieszka Radwanska 2014

MONTREAL — Tournament director Eugene Lapierre called Agnieszka Radwanska the

“anti-star,” and he meant it in a good way.

The right-hander, who won the US$2.44 million women’s Rogers Cup with a too-easy 6-4,

6-2 victory over Venus Williams on Sunday, is not flashy on or off the court.

TSONGA DEFEATS FEDERER

TO WIN MEN’S TITLE

IN

TORONTO

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2014

TORONTO — As a No. 13 seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had a punishing draw at the Rogers Cup.

He didn’t have big expectations entering the tournament but proceeded to take down some

of the biggest names in tennis en route to the final.

Once he got there, arguably the greatest player in the sport’s history became his latest victim.

Tsonga relied on his powerful serve and strong baseline game in a 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory over

second-seeded Roger Federer at Rexall Centre on Sunday. The Frenchman took advantage

of a rare off-day from the Swiss great and capitalized on his chances.

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Tennis champions : 31 Week 2014

SERENA

BEATS  

KERBER

FOR

BANK OF THE WEST TITLE

Serena Williams 2014

STANFORD, Calif. — Serena Williams stared at the court, took a deep breath and seemed to clear her head after falling behind in the first set. She dominated the rest of the way.

Playing her first tournament since her departure from Wimbledon because of equilibrium problems, the top-ranked Williams won her WTA-leading fourth title of the year, beating third-seeded Angelique Kerber 7-6(1), 6-3 on Sunday in Bank of the West Classic.

KUZNETSOVA

TAKES CITI OPEN

OVER

NARA

FOR FIRST TITLE IN FOUR YEARS

Svetlana Kuznetsova 2014

WASHINGTON — Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia ended her four-year WTA title drought Sunday, beating Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the Citi Open.

Asked if it felt like so much time had passed since she won a tournament, Kuznetsova smiled broadly and replied: “It feels like it’s been too long.”

Asked if it felt like so much time had passed since she won a tournament, Kuznetsova smiled broadly and replied: “It feels like it’s been too long.”

RAONIC

DEFEATS

POSPISIL

IN

FIRST ATP ALL-CANADIAN FINAL

Milos Raonic 2014

WASHINGTON — The king of Canadian tennis isn’t ready to give up his throne just yet.

Milos Raonic delivered a strong message Sunday with a workmanlike 6-1, 6-4, win against countryman Vasek Pospisil in an anti-climactic Citi Open final in Washington, D.C. The match marked the first all-Canadian final in ATP history and took just 67 minutes to complete.

“It gives me a lot of confidence,” said Raonic, who earned his first ATP title of 2014 and will rise one spot in the latest ATP rankings and match his career-high of No. 6 in the world.

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Tennis champions : 30 Week 2014

SVITOLINA

DEFEATS

JOVANOVSKI

TO DEFEND BAKU TITLE

Elena Svitolina 2014

 

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Elena Svitolina of Ukraine successfully defended her title at the Baku Cup, defeating 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final Sunday 6-1, 7-6 (2).

QUALIFIER CUEVAS

BEATS

ROBREDO

TO WIN CROATIA OPEN

UMAG, Croatia — Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas beat defending champion Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Croatia Open final.

ANDUJAR

BEATS

MONACO

TO TAKE SWISS OPEN TITLE

Pablo Andujar 2014

GSTAAD, Switzerland — Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years on Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final.

TOP-SEEDED ISNER

OVERPOWERS

SELA

TO DEFEND ATLANTA OPEN TITLE

John Isner 2014

 

ATLANTA — Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successfully defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 1.75-meter Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory.

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Tennis champions : 29 Week 2014

WOZNIACKI DEFEATS VINCI TO WIN

ISTANBUL CUP

Caroline Wozniacki 2014

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year and 22nd overall.

BARTHEL BEATS SCHEEPERS TO WIN

SWEDISH OPEN

Mona Barthel 2014

BASTAD, Sweden — Germany’s Mona Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final to win the Swedish Open on Sunday.

MAYER UPSETS FERRER IN HAMBURG FOR

FIRST ATP TITLE

Leonardo Mayer 2014

HAMBURG, Germany — Leonardo Mayer upset top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 6-7 (3), 6-1, 7-6 (4) Sunday in the Hamburg Open final for the Argentine’s first ATP title.

TOMIC DETHRONES KARLOVIC IN BOGOTA

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Bernard Tomic took a significant step forward in his comeback campaign on the ATP World Tour, toppling defending champion Ivo Karlovic for the Claro Open Colombia title on Sunday.

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Tennis champions : 28 Week 2014

HEWITT COMPLETES NEWPORT DOUBLE

Lleyton Hewitt claimed the singles and doubles titles at the same event for the first time on Sunday at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport.

He claimed his 30th ATP World Tour title after edging second seedIvo Karlovic 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(3) in the singles final, and then partnered with fellow AustralianChris Guccione to defeat Jonathan Erlich and Rajeev Ram 7-5, 6-4.

PETKOVIC BEATS ROGERS TO WIN GASTEIN

LADIES AGAIN

 

BAD GASTEIN, Austria — Andrea Petkovic took another step toward a return to the top 10 of the WTA rankings by winning her second title of the season at the Gastein Ladies on Sunday.

HALEP DEFEATS VINCI TO WIN BUCHAREST

OPEN FINAL

BUCHAREST, Romania — Top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci to win the Bucharest Open final 6-1, 6-3 Sunday for her eighth WTA title.

BAUTISTA AGUT BEATS ROSOL TO WIN

MERCEDES CUP FINAL

 

STUTTGART, Germany — Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Lukas Rosol 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the Mercedes Cup final on Sunday for his second career title.

CUEVAS BEATS SOUSA IN SWEDISH OPEN

FINAL FOR FIRST ATP TITLE

 

BASTAD, Sweden — Pablo Cuevas defeated fifth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2, 6-1 in the Swedish Open final on Sunday at the Bastad Tennis Stadium.

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