Sacramento Pro Circuit Challenger – Sacramento, CA, USA

$ 100,000.00
27 SEPT – 5 OCT 2014

Singles – First Round

[5] D Kudla (USA) d [WC] C Altamirano (USA) 61 61
R Williams (USA) d L Sorensen (IRL) 46 76(3) 76(2)
[WC] S Kozlov (USA) d R Harrison (USA) 61 36 63
J McGee (IRL) d R Ginepri (USA) 64 61

Doubles – First Round

[PR] A Hubble (AUS) / J Smith (AUS) d [4] [PR] S Bangoura (USA) / T Sandgren (USA) 61 64
T de Bakker (NED) / W Koolhof (NED) d T Fabbiano (ITA) / L Vanni (ITA) 63 64
A Kuznetsov (USA) / V Mirzadeh (USA) d [WC] A Halebian (USA) / D Novikov (USA) 57 64 10-2

Qualifying Singles – Third Round

Qualifying – E Quigley (USA) d T Fabbiano (ITA) 63 67(2) 63
Qualifying – L Broady (GBR) d A Ritschard (SUI) 64 60
Qualifying – M Giron (USA) d N Langer (GER) 63 67(9) 76(4)
Qualifying – D Kutrovsky (BUL) d M Frank (USA) 62 63

Qualifying Doubles – Second Round

Qualifying – [1] L Broady (GBR) / J Thompson (AUS) d [2] S Bader (AUT) / E Elliott (USA) 76(5) 16 12-10

COURT 1 start 10:00
[PR] J Millman (AUS) vs [PR] T Sandgren (USA)
J Smith (AUS) vs [3] B Klahn (USA)
J Thompson (AUS) vs [2] T Smyczek (USA)

Not Before 16:30
[1] S Querrey (USA) vs K Edmund (GBR)

COURT 7 start 10:00
[WC] B Fratangelo (USA) vs [8] F Dancevic (CAN)
[WC] D Nguyen (USA) vs A Kuznetsov (USA)
[6] P Polansky (CAN) vs W Odesnik (USA)
J Donaldson (USA) vs [7] T de Bakker (NED)
J Cluskey (IRL) / J McGee (IRL) vs [PR] M Reid (AUS) / J Statham (NZL)

COURT 6 start 10:00
[Q] E Quigley (USA) vs [Alt] E Ymer (SWE)
A Bolt (AUS) vs [Q] M Giron (USA)
[Q] L Broady (GBR) vs L Vanni (ITA)
[4] M Russell (USA) vs [Q] D Kutrovsky (BUL)

Brengle Dominates Larcher De Brito To Capture Red Rock Pro Open Singles Title

SONY DSCSUMMERLIN (Sept. 28, 2014) – Breaking into the top 100 is the goal of any professional tennis player, and it’s a place Madison Brengle is likely headed to for the first time on Monday once the WTA ranking are released.


Missing among all the great headlines at the Red Rock Pro Open in Las Vegas this week was how the 24-year-old worked her way through the draw without dropping a set, including a dominating performance on Sunday in a 6-1, 6-4 final win over rival Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal to capture the $7,600 winner singles check at the USTA Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit event played at the Red Rock Country Club.


But more importantly than the cash, the Dover, Del., native is also the welcome recipient of 80 valuable WTA points. The points will likely be enough to leap-frog the No. 4 seeded and currently No. 110 world-ranked Brengle into the top 100.


“Everyone wants to be in top 100 because that gets you right into the Grand Slams; that’s why we’re playing,” Brengle said. “I’ve been working really, really hard back home with my coaches so it just kind of solidifies the work I’ve been putting in. It’s just makes you want to keep going and getting better.”


The 21-year-old No. 8-seeded Larcher De Brito held a 5-2 career head-to-head over Brengle coming into the match, including the only time the two had met in a final. But several unforced errors early on allowed Brengle to get up early on Larcher De Brito and win the first set easily, 6-1.


“We’ve played so many times before,” Brengle said. “Michelle is such a fighter out there and she doesn’t give you anything. What she does so beautifully is she can re-direct the ball and she has really good control of it. So I had to play as solid as I could and keep the ball deep and move it around a lot.


“She really moved the ball around great yesterday against Anna (Tatishvili).”


Brengle did not face a seeded player on her way to the final, but beat players who, unlike Larcher De Brito, rely on a power game.


“I played some big hitters like (Julia) Boserup, (Samantha) Crawford and (Nicole) Vaidisova and they were all knocking the cover off the ball,” Brengle said. “So I had to play a little more defense this week, and I had to track down a lot of balls.”


Brengle has played Las Vegas before, but knows the goal is to not return here, but instead be a regular on the WTA Tour and play bigger events like former Las Vegas Pro Circuit players Lauren Davis, Sorana Cirstea, Varvara Lepchenko and CoCo Vandeweghe have.


“I’m older now and hopefully a little bit wiser,” she said. “As you get older you know what works for you preparation wise and my fitness is better than it’s ever been.


“I just have to keep going and keep improving. I really do enjoy playing and I have a great time out there.”


In the doubles final it was the No. 2-seeded team of Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay and Maria Irigoyen of Argentina taking out local Las Vegas resident Asia Muhammad and former USC All-American Maria Sanchez, 6-3, 5-7, 11-9 in a entertaining super tiebreaker.


The packed crowd of more than 400 enjoyed the matchup of the tournament’s top-two seeded teams. The winners from South America will split the $2,786 first-place check while the runners-up take home $1,393.


“This is the largest crowd out for a doubles match I’ve ever seen in Las Vegas,” Muhammad told the crowd after her match. “It was a really great week and I hope we keep this pro event in Las Vegas for years to come.”




Madison Brengle (USA) [4] def. Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR) [8], 6-1, 6-4


Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) / Maria Irigoyen (ARG) [2] def. Asia Muhammad (USA) / Maria Sanchez (USA) [1], 6-3, 5-7, 11-9


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The tennis website was the official host and sponsor of the Red Rock Pro Open Player party.


Support sponsors included: Marty Hennessy Foundation, Approach Tennis, Marcy Saxe Realty One, Farmers Insurance agent Richard Sacca, Guild Mortgage Company, Rachel’s Kitchen, Allstate Insurance agent Dwain Frazier, Ryan Wolfington, Raymond James agent Dan Jackson, Northern Trust, The Massage Advantage, Dr. Steve Kozmary.


The Red Rock Pro Open is a USTA women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit Challenger tournament encompassing a 32-player field in singles and 16 doubles teams.


The tournament’s official website is Follow along on Twitter @RedRockTennis and on Facebook at


About the USTA Pro Circuit

With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 34 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Querrey, Li Na and Andy Murray are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.


About Red Rock Country Club

Red Rock Country Club is nestled beneath a towering red mountain, caressed by cool mountain breezes and offering luxurious amenities in a private haven. The club provides the perfect escape in one of the most breathtaking natural settings in Las Vegas. There are two Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Courses, and another sister course called Siena, designed by master architects Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt. The main clubhouse is the social hub of the club, a 44,000-square-foot area that features the Oasis Grille with an outdoor terrace and spectacular views of the Arnold Palmer courses. The majestic Red Rock Mountains and the lights of the Las Vegas Strip are visible, as well. Private rooms are available for social events, weddings and banquets as well as a stately Board Room with private garden patio for entertaining and private meetings. The tennis complex consists of nine lighted, hard surface tennis courts including an impressive stadium court for competition. The Red Rock Spa offers an array of services designed to make you feel pampered. Members can relax and unwind with a full menu of treatments including massages, facials, body wraps and scrubs, waxing and, our ever popular manicure and pedicure services. Red Rock also offers an athletic center, three swimming pools and spa services.

US Open Men’s Final Now On Monday

The US Open is making a change.

Well you can consider it just making it official.

Much like the last few years, the Open Men’s Final will take place on Monday with the Women’s final on Sunday.

Because of rain, this was the way it happened over the past few years, but now it’s etched in stone.

“We listened to the players and understood we needed to accommodate their request for an extra day of rest between the semifinals and final,” said USTA Spokesman Widmaier said. “The USTA reached out to many of the top players, player agents as well as the respective tours. So far, everything has been fairly positive. The day of rest is being embraced across the board. Because of the nature of the game, and to assure a final that can be played at the highest competitive level, you need an extra day of rest. We recognized that.”

But the ATP isn’t happy about it.

“The ATP and its players have made it clear to the US Open that we do not support a Monday final,” the ATP said in a statement. “We strongly believe the US Open should keep a similar schedule to the other Grand Slams, with the men’s semifinals completed by Friday and the final on Sunday.

“It is unfortunate the US Open response did not reflect our views on this issue and the ATP and its players will continue to pursue this matter in its discussions with the USTA.”

Of course, the Open is going to go where the TV networks say and if CBS wants it on Monday it will be on Monday. No bowl betting odds will say otherwise.

And with the rain a factor now, having the extra day will build in a buffer so the Open doesn’t go any longer.

Two American Teenagers to Meet in Party Rock Open Final

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 29, 2012) – Two American teenagers will meet for the inaugural Party Rock Open singles title, battling for the opportunity to be presented with the champion’s trophy by global celebrity Redfoo.


Shelby Rogers, 19, or Charleston, S.C., will take on 18-year-old No. 2-seed Lauren Davis of Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1 p.m. Sunday final at the Party Rock Open, a women’s $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event sponsored by Redfoo’s Party Rock clothing line.


Davis held on to beat Russian-born Australian Anastasia Rodionova, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4 and Rogers beat qualifier Adriana Perez of Venezuela, 7-6 (5), 6-2.


Just last week in the first round of the Albuquerque, N.M., USTA Pro Circuit event Davis beat Rogers 6-3 in the third. “The match went like three and a half hours,” Rogers said. “That was really a tough one to lose.”


In between the two semifinal matches on Saturday night, a festive crowd of approximately 1,000 looked on as Redfoo sung two of LMFAO’s chart-topping songs while a slew of kids stormed the stadium court at Darling Center in a Flash Mob dance-off.


“Tonight was really an unprecedented night in USTA women’s pro circuit history,” said co-tournament director Tyler Weekes. “We had a seven-time Grammy Award winner on our courts between matches singing his popular songs. It really was an amazing night.”


Added co-tournament director Jordan Butler: “Wow. Just check out our Facebook page to see the energy and excitement the Flash Mob created. Redfoo singing ‘I’m Sexy and I Know It’ and the ‘Party Rock Anthem.’ Las Vegas and the great tennis community here were treated to a special night tonight thanks Redfoo.”


In the doubles final to follow on Sunday, the top-seeded team of Anastasia Rodionova and Arina Rodionova will face Elena Bovina of Russia and Edina Gallovits-Hall of Romania.


Log onto to hear Ken Thomas do his live Internet stream at the Patry Rock Open through Sunday.


Saturday’s Semifinal Singles Scores

q: qualifier; wc: wild card

Singles Quarterfinals

Shelby Rogers, U.S., def. Adriana Perez (q), Venezuela, 7-6 (5), 6-2

Lauren Davis (2), U.S., def. Anastasia Rodionova (4), Australia, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4


Sunday’s Finals Schedule

Stadium Court starting at 1 p.m.

Lauren Davis (2), U.S., vs. Shelby Rogers, U.S.


Followed by Doubles Finals

Anastasia Rodionova, Australia-Arina Rodionova (1), Russia, vs. Elena Bovina, Russia-Edina Gallovits-Hall (4), Romania,


The tournament’s official website is To learn more about Redfoo and Party Rock Clothing, go to


The Party Rock Open is presented by Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, Las Vegas’ premier orthopedics group. Other sponsors include: USTA-Nevada, CourtThink, LLC, Agent Atleta, Ltd., WG Communications Group, Cox Communications, ESPN 1110 AM, The Point 97.1, 98.5 KLUC, your local All State Insurance agent Dwain Frazier, Marty Hennessey Foundation, Ryan Wolfington, Granello Bakery, Solinco strings, Western Cab Company, Marquis Aurbach and Coffing,, ASICS, Marcy Saxe at Realty One Group, and Perrier water.


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Las Vegas Past Champions



Year               Winner                                               Runner-up               

2011               Romina Oprandi                              Alexa Glatch

2010               Varvara Lepchenko (USA)             Sorana Cirstea (ROU)

2009               Regina Kulikova (RUS)                  Aniko Kapros (HUN)

2008               Camille Pin (FRA)                           Asia Muhammad (USA)

2007               Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)             Akiko Morigami (JPN)

1999               Erika de Lone (USA)                       Hila Rosen (ISR)


Year               Winner

2011               Alexa Glatch, U.S. – Mashona Washington (USA)

2010               Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA) – Megan Moulton-Levy (USA)

2009               Aniko Kapros (HUN) – Agustina Lepore (ARG)

2008               Melinda Czink (HUN) – Renata Voracova (CZE)

2007               Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)

1999               Erika de Lone (USA) – Annabel Ellwood (AUS)


Prize Money/Points – $50,000 Women


SINGLES:                 Prize Money             Points                       

Winner                       $7,315                                    70

Runner-up                $3,990                                    50

Semifinalist               $2,185                                    32

Quarterfinalist           $1,235                                    18

Round of 16              $760                                       10

Round of 32              $475                                       1


DOUBLES:               Prize Money (per team)

Winner                       $2,660

Runner-up                $1,425

Semifinalist               $760

Quarterfinalist           $380

Round of 16              $285


Tournament Co-Directors:                    Tyler Weekes

Jordan J. Butler, Esq. 


Tournament Press Contact:                  Steve Pratt  310.408.4555,


Tournament Marketing/Sponsorship:   Terri Weisbord  702.806.9760


USTA Pro Circuit

With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 33 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, Caroline Wozniacki, John Isner, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.

RelyAid Natomas Challenger

$ 100,000.00


Qualifying Singles – First Round

Qualifying – A Pavic (CRO) d M Santiago (USA) 75 63
Qualifying – J Jung (USA) d A Krajicek (USA) 76(5) 61
Qualifying – D Britton (USA) d [WC] Z Hindle (USA) 64 60
Qualifying – N Meister (USA) d C Guccione (AUS) 16 63 76(3)
Qualifying – P Simmonds (USA) d [WC] L Rosenberg (USA) 62 63
Qualifying – R Thacher (USA) d J Dadamo (USA) 64 63
Qualifying – S Ianni (ITA) d [WC] B Sutter 63 46 61
Qualifying – A Daescu (ROU) d [WC] C Altamirano (USA) 60 60
Qualifying – [WC] M Mcdonald (USA) d A Courtney (USA) 62 62
Qualifying – [WC] L Singh (USA) d [WC] S Kolar (USA) 63 61
Qualifying – A Hubble (AUS) d [WC] N Andrews (USA) 64 62
Qualifying – L Gregorc (SLO) d [WC] O Morel (FRA) 61 61

STADIUM start 10:00 am
Qualifying – A Bossel (SUI) vs P Simmonds (USA)
Qualifying – G Jones (AUS) vs [WC] M Mcdonald (USA)

COURT 1 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – L Gregorc (SLO) vs N Meister (USA)
Qualifying – [WC] L Singh (USA) vs D Britton (USA)

COURT 2 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – R Thacher (USA) vs A Pavic (CRO)
Qualifying – A Daescu (ROU) vs J Jung (USA)

COURT 6 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – F Wolmarans (RSA) vs A Hubble (AUS)
Qualifying – T Daniel (JPN) vs S Ianni (ITA

WTA – Tokyo (Sat): Petrova Wins 12th & Biggest WTA Title

Tokyo, Japan
September 23-29, 2012

Singles – Final
(17) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 60 16 63

Doubles – Final
Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. (4) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) 61 64

Final Facts
– Petrova wins her 12th and biggest WTA title, her previous two biggest coming at $1,340,000 Premier-level events at Charleston and Berlin in 2006 (this one was a $2,168,400 Premier-level event); she is now 12-11 lifetime in WTA finals
– With wins over World No.7 Sara Errani, World No.9 Sam Stosur and World No.3 Agnieszka Radwanska this week, it is the first time Petrova has ever beaten three Top 10 players at the same tournament (and the only previous time she had beaten two at the same tournament was right here in Tokyo four years ago)
– Petrova was down 63 41 and a point from going down 63 51 against Errani in the quarterfinals (she ended up winning that match, 36 75 63)
– Petrova is projected to rise from No.18 to No.14 on the new rankings
– Radwanska is now 10-4 in WTA finals and is projected to stay at No.3
– Kops-Jones and Spears win their fifth WTA doubles title together; this is their second straight WTA doubles title together (they won Seoul last week) and their second Premier-level WTA doubles title together (they won Carlsbad this summer); Kops-Jones now has seven WTA doubles titles to her name and Spears nine

Final Quotes
Nadia Petrova: “After running out of gas in the second set, I don’t know where I found the strength and willpower to fight in the third set, but I did and it feels amazing. This is the biggest tournament I’ve ever won. It’s a great accomplishment. And at the beginning of the tournament I definitely didn’t expect to win the title, because of the back injury I’ve been struggling with. I’m so happy to be here right now.

“There are a few players who have won Grand Slams after 30, and I feel like I don’t want to walk away from tennis without accomplishing the same. I still find the will to wake up every morning and go on the court and try to improve with each day. If it’s meant to happen it will, but if it doesn’t, at the end of my career I’ll know I’ve done everything I could.”

Agnieszka Radwanska: “I’m disappointed – I wanted to win this title so much, and when you’re so close and feel you can make it, it’s always emotional if you don’t. But she was playing really well. Her biggest weapon is her serve, for sure, but also her return was very good today, and I had to serve really well myself to hold my serve. But overall I think those two shots were working really well for her today.”

Raquel Kops-Jones: “We were trying to contain ourselves after we won – we kind of wanted to dance. It’s not a Grand Slam, but for us it’s pretty close. We put in a lot of work this year and it’s our biggest win ever.”

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Beijing (Sat): Kvitova & Ivanovic Cruise Through Openers

Beijing, China
September 29-October 7, 2012

Results – Saturday, September 29, 2012
Singles – First Round
(4) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 62 63
(11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Christina McHale (USA) 63 62
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. (12) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 64 41 ret. (hip injury)
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 75 64
Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. (LL) Olga Govortsova (BLR) 75 06 76(6) (saved 1mp)
Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d. (WC) Zheng Saisai (CHN) 62 63
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 64 61
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 75 62
(WC) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. (WC) Wang Qiang (CHN) 63 62

Doubles – First Round
(WC) Jankovic/Petkovic (SRB/GER) d. Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) 63 61

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(9) Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (2) Olga Govortsova (BLR) 62 64
(3) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. (16) Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 36 64 63
(4) Laura Robson (GBR) d. (15) Johanna Larsson (SWE) 46 62 61
(7) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) d. (10) Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 62 64
Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. (12) Heather Watson (GBR) 57 62 63
(13) Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. Olga Puchkova (RUS) 63 63
Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 75 75
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. Greta Arn (HUN) 63 36 60

Order Of Play – Sunday, September 30, 2012
National Tennis Stadium (from 12.30hrs)
1. Maria Kirilenko vs. Ekaterina Makarova
2. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Peng Shuai (NB 15.00hrs)
3. Jelena Jankovic vs. Andrea Petkovic
4. Li Na vs. Francesca Schiavone (NB 19.30hrs)
5. Vania King vs. Julia Goerges

Lotus Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. Monica Niculescu vs. Lucie Safarova
2. Camila Giorgi vs. Sara Errani
3. Cibulkova/Husarova vs. Srebotnik/Zheng
4. Grandin/Uhlirova vs. Chuang/Zhang

Moon Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. Mona Barthel vs. Elena Vesnina
2. Roberta Vinci vs. Lourdes Domínguez Lino
3. Marion Bartoli vs. Bojana Jovanovski

Court 1 (from 12.30hrs)
1. ATP: Ebden vs. Mertl
2. ATP: Baker vs. Young
3. Dellacqua/Jans-Ignacik vs. Hsieh/Medina Garrigues

Court 3 (from 12.30hrs)
1. ATP: Ilhan vs. Berrer
2. ATP: Zemlja vs. Bogomolov Jr.
3. Martic/Watson vs. Llagostera Vives/Mirza

Court 9 (from 12.30hrs)
1. Ayumi Morita vs. María-Teresa Torró-Flor
2. Kimiko Date-Krumm vs. Laura Robson
3. Babos/Minella vs. Dushevina/Rosolska

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Thailand Open (Bangkok, Thailand) – Gasquets Wins Seventh Title; Lu/Udomchoke Clinch Doubles Crown

Singles – Final
[2] R Gasquet (FRA) d [4] G Simon (FRA) 62 61

Doubles – Final
[WC] Y Lu (TPE) / D Udomchoke (THA) d [4] E Butorac (USA) / P Hanley (AUS) 63 64

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Gasquet: “I played against a French player, who is also my friend, so of course it a little bit strange, but for me it’s a title and I’ve had some tough matches this week so I’m very happy to win. The people here are very nice, the crowd was very nice. The night I played against [Grigor] Dimitrov it was late, but the people stayed and cheered for me so it’s more reason for me to come back next year and defend my title.”

Simon: “I was playing some of the best tennis I ever played yesterday [against Janko Tipsarevic] and today I just couldn’t play at all. Thierry [Tulasne] was here to watch, but it was our last week together so I really wanted to win.”

Lu: “I feel very happy, there’s no reason to be upset at all. I’m very happy for Danai [Udomchoke] to win on his home ground. I don’t know how I can explain how I feel, I’m just very happy and I appreciate playing with my friend. This is another experience we go through as friends and I’m happy.”
Udomchoke: “I was at my happiest moment during match point because I’ve always dreamed of holding a Thailand Open trophy in the 10 years I’ve played the tournament. I feel very proud of having done it today.”

Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Monaco Wins Fourth Title Of Year; Peya/Soares Win Doubles

Singles – Final
[2] J Monaco (ARG) d [7] J Benneteau (FRA) 75 46 63

Doubles – Final
[3] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR) 57 75 10-7


Monaco: “I think we played a great match, with a lot of ups and downs. I got a little nervous when I had chances, but I never gave up, particularly in the 12th game of the first set. He surprised me a little bit with his comeback in the second set. In the final set, I knew I had to be more aggressive and I am happy the way I finished the match.
“I’d like to relax now and enjoy the victory. It isn’t easy to win tournaments, but I will focus on the next challenge and go to Tokyo tomorrow. It has been nice to be in this city and win the trophy. It feels very good. When I win a title, I think of my family and my team, as they believe in me, they have supported me and we have worked hard to win tournaments.”

Benneteau: “I was very focused on this game, because I wanted to win this final. The fans were great; there was a lot of French in the crowd. It was a nice atmosphere and the game was a good level.”

Soares: “It feels very nice. Every title is very good, really special; a different story and different atmosphere. It is only our fourth tournament, so it feels really good. This week was special, because we felt we were playing better with each match.”

Peya: “We are starting to click more as a team, also on our off days as we work on our games. It paid off this week. We enjoyed the tournament a lot, it was a lot of fun.”

Seoul (Fri): Wozniacki Sets Up SF Meeting With Makarova

Seoul, South Korea
September 17-23, 2012

Results – Friday, September 21, 2012
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 62 63
(3) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Kiki Bertens (NED) 64 64
(6) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 46 76(3) 64
(8) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 61 61

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. (3) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 63 63

Order Of Play – Saturday, September 22, 2012
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Ekaterina Makarova
2. Kaia Kanepi vs. Varvara Lepchenko
3. Paszek/Zakopalova vs. Amanmuradova/King

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