miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2016
martes, 29 de noviembre de 2016
domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2016
sábado, 26 de noviembre de 2016
viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2016
jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2016
martes, 22 de noviembre de 2016
lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2016
Ekaterina Alexandrova upset defending champion and No.1 seed Caroline Garcia to win the Engie Open de Limoges
Ekaterina Alexandrova upset defending champion and No.1 seed caroline Garcia to win the Engie Open de Limoges on Sunday afternoon.
Playing in the biggest final of her career, World No.133 Alexandrova displayed no trace of nerves, recovering from a slow start to run away with a 6-4, 6-0 victory.
After dropping her opening service game, the unseeded Russian barely put a foot wrong, drawing level at 3-3 before pinching the set. The previous evening, Garcia had required nearly two and a half hours to come through an absorbing semifinal against another big-serving Russian, Natalia Vikhlyantseva, and her exertions caught up with her as the contest wore on.
domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2016
Evgeniya rodina defeated Chang kai Chen in Sunday's final of the OEC Taipei WTA Challenge to lift the biggest title of her career.
Cheered on by her husband and young daughter, Rodina quietened the partisan crowd to defeat home favorite Chang, 6-4, 6-3.
After exchanging a couple of early breaks, Rodina struck decisively in the seventh game to pinch to opening set. She built on this momentum at the start of the second, racing into a 4-0 lead before surviving a late fightback to close out victory.
"Chang played really well today but I was lucky I came out on top in the important moments," Rodina said. "It was great to have my daughter and husband here this week - it really helped - I played second time here and I hope to come again next year!"
sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2016
viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2016
Maria Sharapova and Patrick Dempsey into Porsche press conference. Los Angeles Autoshow, California.
Maria Sharapova and Patrick Dempsey attend the Porsche press conference.
Los Angeles Autoshow. California.
martes, 15 de noviembre de 2016
Monica Puig's unlikely run to winning Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal inspired the world, and now she's received the ANOC Award for Best Female Athlete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Mónica Puig stunned Angelique Kerber and the world - with her surprise run to the Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and her incredible achievement has been by the Association of National Olympic Committees as one of the best of the Games.
The Puerto Rican, who won the first Olympic gold medal of her country's history, travelled to Doha, Qatar to receive the prestigious ANOC Award for Best Female Athlete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, hosted by the International Olympic Committee.
After thanking the committee and her family, Puig dedicated the award to her home country.
"A big, big thank you to Puerto Rico," she enthused on stage. "You guys have stood by me through the highs and the lows and thank you for always believing in me.
"I know for many years to come I will continue to keep making you proud," she added, before signing off with a "sí se puede," her famous Olympic rallying cry of "yes we can."
lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2016
PRIZE MONEY: $115,000
DIRECTOR: Philip Liu
Chinese Taipei is not a traditional tennis heartland, but it is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. And now it has its first WTA-sanctioned tournament, the OEC Taipei WTA Challenger, which is staged on the indoor hardcourts of the capital's Taipei Arena. The tournament, an ITF stop between 2008 and 2011 before being upgraded, was the first of the new WTA 125K Series events that launched in the fall of 2012.
WTA 125K Series events sit between the WTA's International Series and ITF tournaments.
PRIZE MONEY: $115,000
DIRECTOR: Pascal Biojout
The inaugural Open GDF SUEZ de Limoges, a WTA 125K Series event, came on the heels of the conclusion of the WTA's 2014 season. The tournament is held on indoor hardcourts at the Palais des Sports de Beaublanc, home to the Limoges CSP basketball team.
With total prize money of $125,000 and 160 ranking points awarded to the champion, WTA 125K Series events are a level above top-tier ITF Women's Circuit tournaments.
Limoges is a city and commune, the capital of the Haute-Vienne department and the administrative capital of the Limousin région in west-central France.
Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova win the deciding doubles rubber for the second straight year, capturing a fifth Fed Cup title in the last six years over home team France
Led by strycova and Pliskova, the Czech recovered from a 1-2 deficit against France to win the final three rubbers and seal a fifth Fed Cup title in the last six years.
The two teams started the second day of an already riveting Fed Cup final at one win apiece, and caroline Garcia broke the tie wide open in front of her home crowd, upsetting Pliskova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, to put France two sets from victory.
domingo, 13 de noviembre de 2016
Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova clinched a thrilling Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final in the deciding doubles rubber against France to win a fifth title in the last six years
The Czech duo won the fifth rubber 75 75 against Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic to propel their captain Petr Pala into the record books.
The tall skipper is now the most successful captain in the history of the competition having led his team to five titles.
For the second straight year and for the fourth tie in a row the Czechs sealed victory in the deciding doubles.
Earlier in the day France moved into a 2-1 lead after Garcia put in a great performance to oust Czech No. 1 Pliskova 63 36 63. Alize Cornet was unable to clinch the vital third point against the higher-ranked Strycova in the second of the reverse singles rubbers and so it was the doubles that would prove decisive once again.
Barbora Strycova kept hopes of a Czech comeback alive with a 62 76(4) win against Alize Cornet after Caroline Garcia had put the hosts ahead against Karolina Pliskova in Strasbourg
The 2016 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final will now be decided in the doubles rubber for a second straight year.
Both captains have made changes to their original nominations, with Amelie Mauresmo bringing in Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, while Petr Pala has chosen to go with Pliskova and Strycova in the deciding doubles.
France moved 2-1 up earlier in the day after Garcia put in a great performance to oust Czech No. 1 Pliskova 63 36 63 but Cornet was unable to clinch the vital third point against the higher-ranked Strycova in the second of the reverse singles rubbers.
This time last year the Czech duo of Pliskova and Strycova teamed up to win the Fed Cup title against Russia and they will have to be at their very best if they are to defeat the French doubles duo on home soil.