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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2012, 01:07:43 PM »
Thursday, 21 June 2012 - Order Of Play

Centre Court Start 11:00 am

[4] Marion Bartoli (FRA) v [7] Lucie Safarova (CZE)
[5] Angelique Kerber (GER) v Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)

[7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v [3] Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Fabio Fognini (ITA) v [WC/6] Andy Roddick (USA)


Court 1 Start 11:00 am
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Not Before 12:30 PM
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) v Tamira Paszek (AUT)

Ryan Harrison (USA) v Denis Istomin (UZB)
[Q] Marinko Matosevic (AUS) v Steve Darcis (BEL)


Court 2 Start 11:00 am
[1] Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) v Laura Robson (GBR) / Heather Watson (GBR)
Not Before 12:30 PM
[3] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) v Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Donald Young (USA)

Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) / Klara Zakopalova (CZE) v Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) / Jie Zheng (CHN)
[WC] Jamie Delgado (GBR) / Ken Skupski (GBR) v Mikhail Elgin (RUS) / Denis Istomin (UZB)

Court 3 Start 11:00 am
Liam Broady (GBR) v Noah Rubin (USA)
Joshua Ward Hibbert (GBR) v Mitchell Krueger (USA)

Court 4 Start 11:00 am
Luke Bambridge (GBR) v Spencer Papa (USA)
Peter Ashley (GBR) v Mackenzie McDonald (USA)
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2012, 11:47:22 AM »
Thursday, 21 June

No men’s singles matches today due to rain.


Doubles - Semfinals
[3] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) v Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Donald Young (USA) 67(3) 23 suspended due to rain
[WC] Jamie Delgado (GBR) / Ken Skupski (GBR) d. Mikhail Elgin (RUS) / Denis Istomin (UZB) 63 64

Singles - Quarterfinals
(4) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (7) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 64 62
(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 62 64
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 63 75
Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 60 64

Doubles - Quarterfinals
(1) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) d. Robson/Watson (GBR/GBR) 64 76(3)
Groenefeld/Zakopalova (GER/CZE) d. Hantuchova/Zheng (SVK/CHN) 64 75
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2012, 01:54:25 PM »
Friday, 22 June 2012 - Order Of Play

Centre Court Start 11:00 am

Tamira Paszek (AUT) v [4] Marion Bartoli (FRA)
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) v [5] Angelique Kerber (GER)

Not Before 2:00 PM
[Q] Marinko Matosevic (AUS) OR Steve Darcis (BEL) v Fabio Fognini (ITA) OR [6/WC] Andy Roddick (USA)
[7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) OR [3] Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Ryan Harrison (USA) OR Denis Istomin (UZB)


Court 1 Start 11:00 am
Fabio Fognini (ITA) v [WC/6] Andy Roddick (USA)
[7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v [3] Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Not Before 2:00 PM
[WC] Jamie Delgado (GBR) / Ken Skupski (GBR) v [3] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) OR Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Donald Young (USA)

[1] Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) v Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) / Klara Zakopalova (CZE)

Court 2 Start 11:00 am
[Q] Marinko Matosevic (AUS) v Steve Darcis (BEL)
Ryan Harrison (USA) v Denis Istomin (UZB)

[4] Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) / Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) v [2] Kveta Peschke (CZE) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)

Court 4 Start 11:00 am
[3] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) v Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Donald Young (USA)
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2012, 09:03:58 AM »
Friday, 22 June

Singles - Semifinals

[3] Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Ryan Harrison (USA) 75 61
[6/WC] Andy Roddick (USA) d. Steve Darcis (BEL) 63 31 ret. (back problems) (Roddick, 600th career win)

Singles - Quarterfinals
[3] Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 75 21 ret.
[WC/6] Andy Roddick (USA) d. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 36 75
Ryan Harrison (USA) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) 76(5) 64
Steve Darcis (BEL) d. [Q] Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 62 76(4)

Doubles - Final
[3] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) d. [WC] Jamie Delgado (GBR) / Ken Skupski (GBR) 64 63

Doubles - Semifinal
[3] Colin Fleming (GBR) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) d. Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Donald Young (USA 67(3) 64 10-8
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2012, 09:06:12 AM »
Friday, 22 June

Singles - Semifinals

Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. [4] Marion Bartoli (FRA) 46 75 64
[5] Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 60 63

Doubles - Semifinals
[1] Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) d. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) / Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 62 62
[4] Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) / Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) d. [2] Kveta Peschke (CZE) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 76(5) 64
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2012, 01:20:48 PM »
Fleming/Hutchins Come Back To Clinch Eastbourne Crown



Third seeds Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins captured the AEGON International title in an all-British final Friday in Eastbourne, defeating wild cards Jamie Delgado and Ken Skupski 6-4, 6-3.

It was their team’s third title, adding to the hard-court crowns they won last year in St. Petersburg and in March at Delray Beach.

“It's huge for our confidence going into Wimbledon, which is, for us, the biggest tournament, along with the Olympics, of the year,” said Hutchins. “We’re seeded 13. We’ve got some good singles players in the first round, but we’re feeling good. You can’t beat winning a tournament going into a Grand Slam.”

Fleming and Hutchins needed to rally from behind in their semi-final match, which was suspended at 7-6(3), 3-2 in favour of Matthew Ebden and Donald Young due to rain Thursday. They came back Friday morning to claim the 6-7(3), 6-4, 10-8 victory.

A few hours later, they returned to defeat first-time finalists Delgado and Skupski in one hour and 17 minutes, capitalising on three of their six break point opportunities.

“We hoped it would end like this, but it wasn't looking that likely,” said Hutchins. “We didn't play that great yesterday. It was difficult conditions. We were trying to get back on last night, and I guess it worked out well for us that the rain came and sort of gave us a little break.

“We thought about it, we discussed tactics last night, and came back and played well in the first match today. I think that helped us in the final, because we already had half a set and a Match Tie-break for the final going into it. I think that little bit of experience or just match tightness in the wind helped us a lot in the final.”

The pair had been sidelined for eight weeks with Hutchins ailing from a wrist injury and Fleming from a stress fracture in his leg, and returned to tour-level action last week at the Queen’s Club.

“Just a little unfortunate injury that came up and meant we missed the whole clay court season,” said Fleming. “It's nice to be back on court now and nice to be sitting here.”

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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2012, 05:24:47 PM »
Saturday, 23 June 2012 - Order Of Play
 
Centre Court Start 12:00 noon

Tamira Paszek (AUT) v [5] Angelique Kerber (GER)
[WC/6] Andy Roddick (USA) v [3] Andreas Seppi (ITA)
[1] Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) v [4] Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) / Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)


 
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2012, 01:21:19 AM »
Andy Roddick is doing fine!  He may make it back to the top 20 and be a seated player in the draw at Wimbledon!

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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2012, 07:03:05 AM »
Andy Roddick is doing fine!  He may make it back to the top 20 and be a seated player in the draw at Wimbledon!
I hope he isn't seated very quickly and makes it to the quarters at the very least.
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2012, 09:03:57 AM »
Andy Roddick is doing fine!  He may make it back to the top 20 and be a seated player in the draw at Wimbledon!
I hope he isn't seated very quickly and makes it to the quarters at the very least.

 :rofl_2:

Btw he is seeded, #30, and by the looks of it, it seem like a nice draw for Andy  ;-()
I see him going far in London ..
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2012, 09:14:03 AM »
Saturday, 23 June

Singles - Final

[WC/6] Andy Roddick (USA) d. [3] Andreas Seppi (ITA) 63 62

Singles - Final
Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. [5] Angelique Kerber (GER) 57 63 75

Doubles - Final
[4] Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) / Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) d. [1] Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) 64 ret. (Huber: right thigh injury)
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2012, 09:42:26 AM »
Andy Roddick is doing fine!  He may make it back to the top 20 and be a seated player in the draw at Wimbledon!
I hope he isn't seated very quickly and makes it to the quarters at the very least.

 :rofl_2:

Btw he is seeded, #30, and by the looks of it, it seem like a nice draw for Andy  ;-()
I see him going far in London ..
If he can beat Seppi today, that would give him a much needed confidence boost.

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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2012, 09:54:23 AM »
My bracket challenge tells us Andy will have huge part at Wimly as well, we'll see  :)~
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2012, 10:51:05 AM »
Roddick wins at Eastbourne !!! :king: :king: beats seppi 6-3.6-2...i Really really really Hope Andy does well at Wimbledon !!! :)
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2012, 11:08:09 AM »
He needed this win - even though he really didn't play anyone... But - a win is a win...and at least he heads into Wimbledon on a winning streak. 

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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2012, 11:13:45 AM »
good job Andy, happy for him  ;-()
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2012, 02:19:41 PM »
Roddick Equals Federer's Title Streak In Eastbourne


Andy Roddick won his first title of the season in Eastbourne.

Sixth seed Andy Roddick dismissed reigning AEGON International champion Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-2 in Eastbourne Saturday to match Roger Federer’s streak of winning at least one ATP World Tour title in 12 straight seasons.

“I wanted to keep alive winning one tournament a year for 12 years. I know three or four people have done that,’ Roddick said. “I need to remind myself of those numbers just to [remember] this is a what-did-you-do-last-week-type sport? So looking back on that, maybe I need to look at those a little bit more and realise that I've done this for a long time pretty well.”

The American wild card won 55 per cent of his return points to break Seppi five times. Roddick clinched the trophy on his first championship point to claim victory in 72 minutes. He improved to 2-0 against the third-seeded Seppi.

“I don't remember the last time I got broken twice and won 3 and 2. I felt real good,” said Roddick. “My returns this week were close to as well as I have. I was able to close well. I started off not serving great and then made an adjustment. I think I served 90 per cent in the second set, which is a pretty strong number, especially given the conditions.”

The triumph marks Roddick’s 31st career title, with five of them coming on grass. He is the first American to finish in the winners' circle this season.

Entering Eastbourne, Roddick has lost a career high six consecutive matches. With his win in the semi-finals, Roddick became the 19th player to reach 600 career wins, joining Federer as the only active players to achieve the feat.

“The thing that makes sports great is there is no script,” Roddick said. “You can draw it up, and it rarely works out the way this week has. I think, as I've gotten older, I guess I've learned to appreciate this a little bit more... I went from a six-match losing streak to all of a sudden winning a tournament. It is a 180-degree turnaround.”

Seppi was aiming to successfully defend a crown for the first time. The Italian dropped to a 23-17 season record, highlighted by his title victory in Belgrade (d. Paire) and fourth-round showing at Roland Garros (l. to Djokovic).
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2012, 02:23:56 PM »
Paszek Edges Kerber, Conquers Eastbourne



Having come from 64 40 down in the semifinals, did she really have another comeback in her? The answer is yes - Tamira Paszek came back from the brink of defeat in the AEGON International final, saving five match points to beat Angelique Kerber and win her first Premier title.
 
With a 2-13 record on the year and five Top 10 players in the draw, Paszek wasn't exactly the favorite for the title at the start of the week. But match by match she started getting better and better, and the talent and toughness were both on full display in the semis as she came from the aforementioned deficit to upset No.4 seed and defending champion Marion Bartoli, 46 75 64.
 
That wasn't Paszek's last great comeback of the week, either. With four straight set wins, Angelique Kerber got up to 40 match wins on the year - the WTA's match win leader in fact, two better than Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska. And the No.5-seeded German looked headed for her 41st win as she built a 5-3 lead in the third set, and even brought up five match points.
 
But Paszek served them all away - three from 0-40, two more on ad out - and after a few more tight games she won, 57 63 75, and lifted her biggest title.
 
"It was kind of weird, because the game before I slipped on the court, and I kind of hurt my Achilles and the ankle a bit, so I wasn't even thinking about the score or what was going on," Paszek said. "I kept going, won that game, then was just like, 'Okay, whatever, just keep playing and try to focus on every point.' To be honest, I didn't realize it was match point or I was 5-3 down. I was just enjoying being on the court, enjoying the atmosphere with this amazing crowd.
 
"I don't know what kept me going, how I kept going. I was dead tired in the third set. I could hardly move. I just gave all I had left, and it was just enough."
 
Paszek credited her coach for bringing out her passion and belief. "I always knew I'm a fighter and I always believed in myself, but I'd say my coach Andrei really helped me find my passion for the game and the belief in myself again. Because in practice everything has been working and it was just a matter of getting that aggression and pleasure again. It just all fit together this week."
 
Paszek now has three WTA titles to her name, her first two coming at International-level events at Portoroz in 2006 and Québec City in 2010. This one in Eastbourne is the biggest one - but not just because of tournament size.
 
"First of all it's special to win a title on grass, one of my favorite surfaces, and secondly in front of the family," Paszek said. "My godparents live here, and my dad came in from London this morning, which was a surprise for me. And people I've known since I'm like two years old. My mom and brother watched on TV.
 
"The feelings, I cannot describe them. I was sitting on the couch at home a week ago, drive from Birmingham, played a horrible match there, no confidence. I was like, 'Just try to get at least one win under your belt before Wimbledon.' My godfather was joking, he's like, 'You're going to bring me this cup home.'
 
"I haven't even seen him yet. He's going to be over the moon."
 
Paszek has a first round match at Wimbledon with Caroline Wozniacki. "Caroline's a tough opponent, former World No.1, amazing competitor - she doesn't give you a free point. So from tomorrow I will just try to do my work with Andrei, adapt my game to the courts and atmosphere of a Grand Slam again, and we will see. I will just enjoy every moment and try my best there.
 
"We've known each other since we were like 10. I have a picture. We played when we were Under 12 or something like that. On tour she has beaten me once - that was the only time we played, I think. But in juniors many times."
 
Wozniacki and Paszek did play just once, with Wozniacki winning.
 
The 24-year-old Kerber is now an even 2-2 in her career in WTA finals.
 
"Tamira was playing very well in the important moments, and also when I had the match points, so I couldn't do anything. Well done to her," Kerber said.
 
"It's okay, though. It was a great practice week. I had a lot of great matches, so now I'm ready for Wimbledon. Okay I lost today, but still I was in the final. And it was a good match. I did everything I could today, she was just better."
 
The doubles final saw No.4 seeds Nuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez beat No.1 seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond by retirement after taking the first set, 6-4, when Huber had to stop due to a thigh injury. The Spaniards took home their 10th WTA doubles title together.
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Re: ATP/WTA - Eastbourne - 16-23 June 2012
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2012, 09:06:38 PM »
Roddick Equals Federer's Title Streak In Eastbourne

“I wanted to keep alive winning one tournament a year for 12 years. I know three or four people have done that,’ Roddick said. “I need to remind myself of those numbers just to [remember] this is a what-did-you-do-last-week-type sport? So looking back on that, maybe I need to look at those a little bit more and realise that I've done this for a long time pretty well.”

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