lunes, 22 de mayo de 2017
domingo, 21 de mayo de 2017
Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan will come into this year's French Open as heavy favorites after they clinched the Madrid/Rome double at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, winning their eighth straight match, 7-5, 7-6(4) over reigning Olympic champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in Sunday's final.
Elina Svitolina returns to the Top 10 and ascends to the top of the Porsche Race to Singapore leaderboard after winning her eighth career title at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, defeating former World No.2 Simona Halep, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
"Every single day, everyone is working very hard," Svitolina said of winning her second Premier 5 title. "They are waiting for these kind of moments when there is a right moment and the right day.
"I think I can be proud of myself for handling the pressure, because I played some tough matches here. Today I needed to show that I am there and I want to win and I'm ready to do it."
sábado, 20 de mayo de 2017
Elina Svitolina moves into the final at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia after Garbiñe Muguruza was forced to retire in the first set, trailing 4-1.
“I just want to wish a fast recovery to Garbiñe, she has such a big tournament ahead in Roland Garros which is very tough as she’s the defending champion,” Svitolina told the crowd at Centrale. “It’s going to be very tough for her and hopefully she will recover quickly.”
Simona Halep is back into a final for the second week in a row after putting together a dominating performance to see off Kiki Bertens in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia semifinals.
Halep played near perfect tennis to wrap up the victory 7-5, 6-1, hitting only nine unforced errors throughout the match – with just one in the final set.
She awaits the winner between reigning French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza and Elina Svitolina, who leads the tour in titles and match-wins in 2017.
After her run to the Madrid title last week, Halep ominously announced that finally felt she was playing with confidence – and it showed as she rocketed ahead to win the first six points in a row off Bertens and start with a break.
viernes, 19 de mayo de 2017
Maria Sharapova has announced her intention to play in the qualifying tournament for Wimbledon in Roehampton.
Maria: "Because of my improved ranking after the first three tournaments of my return, I will also be playing the qualifying of Wimbledon in Roehampton, and will not be requesting a wildcard into the main draw."
This follows the announcement from the Fédération Française de Tennis earlier in the week that she will not receive a WC the French Open.
The tenacious Simona Halep is the first woman through to the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia after beating Anett Kontaveit in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.
The Estonian put up a brave battle, though, saving two match points before finally succumbing to her opponent's clay-court brilliance.
[Q] Anett KONTAVEIT (EST) v Simona HALEP (ROU) 
Not before 7.30pm
Venus WILLIAMS (USA)  v Garbiñe MUGURUZA (ESP) 
NEXT GEN ARENA
Kiki BERTENS (NED)  v [Q] Daria GAVRILOVA (AUS)
Not before 4.30pm
Elina SVITOLINA (UKR)  v Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 
Karolina Pliskova will make her first quarterfinal appearance at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia after knocking out experienced clay courter Timea Bacsinszky, 6-1, 7-5.