WTT Results – 7/8/11

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

BOSTON LOBSTERS def. Philadelphia Freedoms 22-16

Mixed Doubles – Coco Vandeweghe\James Blake (Lobsters) def. Beatrice Capra\Nathan Healey (Freedoms) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Beatrice Capra\Julia Cohen (Freedoms) def. Mashona Washington\Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-4

Men’s Doubles – James Blake\Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) def. Nathan Healey\Brendan Evans (Freedoms) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Julia Cohen (Freedoms) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-3

Men’s Singles – James Blake (Lobsters) def. Brendan Evans (Freedoms) 5-0

 

Washington Kastles def. SPRINGFIELD LASERS 23-20

Men’s Singles – Raven Klaasen (Lasers) def. Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Rennae Stubbs\Arina Rodionova (Kastles) def. Carly Gullickson\Lilia Osterloh (Lasers) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Carly Gullickson\Paul Hanley (Lasers) def. Rennae Stubbs\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Arina Rodionova (Kastles) def. Lilia Osterloh (Lasers) 5-4

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Paul Hanley\Raven Klaasen (Lasers) 5-4

 

Newport Beach Breakers def. KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS 23-14

Men’s Singles – Lester Cook (Breakers) def. Alex Kuznetsov (Explorers) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Madison Brengle (Explorers) def. Anne Keothavong (Breakers) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Lester Cook\Travis Rettenmaier (Breakers) def. Alex Kuznetsov\Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Anne Keothavong\Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) def. Madison Brengle\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Marie-Eve Pelletier\Travis Rettenmaier (Breakers) def. Kveta Peschke\Alex Kuznetsov (Explorers) 5-2

 

New York Sportimes def. SACRAMENTO CAPITALS 21-12

Men’s Singles – Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Sportimes) def. Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) 5-1

Mixed Doubles – Martina Hingis\Travis Parrott (Sportimes) def. Yasmin Schnack\Mark Knowles (Capitals) 5-1

Women’s Doubles – Christina Fusano\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. Martina Hingis\Katie O Brien (Sportimes) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Travis Parrott\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Mark Knowles\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-4

 

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

Washington Kastles         4  4  0 1.000  —

New York Sportimes         4  3  1 0.750  1

Boston Lobsters            4  2  2 0.500  2

Philadelphia Freedoms      4  0  4 0.000  4

 

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

Newport Beach Breakers     4  3  1  0.750  —

St Louis Aces              3  2  1  0.667  0.5

Sacramento Capitals        3  1  2  0.333  1.5

Springfield Lasers         3  1  2  0.333  1.5

Kansas City Explorers      3  0  3  0.000  2.5

 

Next Matches: 7/9/2011

Kansas City Explorers @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:05 PM (CDT)

Philadelphia Freedoms @ ST. LOUIS ACES, 7:15 PM (CDT)

New York Sportimes @ NEWPORT BEACH BREAKERS, 7:15 PM (PDT)

Washington Kastles @ SACRAMENTO CAPITALS, 7:30 PM (PDT)

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

WTT Results – 7/7/11

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

New York Sportimes def. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 23-13 (OT)

Men’s Singles – Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Brendan Evans (Freedoms) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Martina Hingis\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Lisa Raymond\Beatrice Capra (Freedoms) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Abigail Spears\Greg Jones (Sportimes) def. Nathan Healey\Lisa Raymond (Freedoms) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Sportimes) def. Beatrice Capra (Freedoms) 5-0

Men’s Doubles – Nathan Healey\Brendan Evans (Freedoms) def. Greg Jones\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-2

Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Greg Jones\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Brendan Evans\Nathan Healey (Freedoms) 1-0

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Boston Lobsters 25-10

Women’s Doubles – Rennae Stubbs\Serena Williams (Kastles) def. Coco Vandeweghe\Mashona Washington (Lobsters) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Eric Butorac\Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-1

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Serena Williams\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Coco Vandeweghe\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Serena Williams (Kastles) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-4

ST LOUIS ACES def. Newport Beach Breakers 21-20

Men’s Doubles – Travis Rettenmaier\Lester Cook (Breakers) def. Roman Borvanov\Jean-Julien Rojer (Aces) 5-4

Men’s Singles – Roman Borvanov (Aces) def. Lester Cook (Breakers) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Jean-Julien Rojer\Liezel Huber (Aces) def. Marie-Eve Pelletier\Travis Rettenmaier (Breakers) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Anne Keothavong (Breakers) def. Maria Sanchez (Aces) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Maria Sanchez\Liezel Huber (Aces) def. Anne Keothavong\Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) 5-3

Sacramento Capitals def. KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS 23-16 (OT)

Men’s Doubles – Mark Knowles\Nick Monroe (Capitals) def. Alex Kuznetsov\Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. Madison Brengle (Explorers) 5-0

Men’s Singles – Nick Monroe (Capitals) def. Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Kveta Peschke\Alex Kuznetsov (Explorers) def. Yasmin Schnack\Mark Knowles (Capitals) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Madison Brengle\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) def. Christina Fusano\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) 5-4

Overtime – Women’s Doubles – Madison Brengle\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) tied Christina Fusano\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) 1-1

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

Washington Kastles         3  3  0 1.000  —

New York Sportimes         3  2  1 0.667  1

Boston Lobsters            3  1  2 0.333  2

Philadelphia Freedoms      3  0  3 0.000  3

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

Newport Beach Breakers     3  2  1  0.667  —

St Louis Aces              3  2  1  0.667  0

Sacramento Capitals        2  1  1  0.500  0.5

Springfield Lasers         2  1  1  0.500  0.5

Kansas City Explorers      2  0  2  0.000  1.5

Next Matches: 7/8/2011

Philadelphia Freedoms @ BOSTON LOBSTERS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Washington Kastles @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:05 PM (CDT)

New York Sportimes @ SACRAMENTO CAPITALS, 7:30 PM (PDT)

Newport Beach Breakers @ KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS, 7:35 PM (CDT)

World Team Tennis Results – 7/6/11

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

NEW YORK SPORTIMES def. Boston Lobsters 21-16

Men’s Doubles – Greg Jones\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Eric Butorac\Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Sportimes) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Coco Vandeweghe\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. Martina Hingis\Greg Jones (Sportimes) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Martina Hingis\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Mashona Washington\Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-1

Washington Kastles def. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 19-18

Men’s Singles – Brendan Evans (Freedoms) def. Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Lisa Raymond\Beatrice Capra (Freedoms) def. Venus Williams\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Nathan Healey\Brendan Evans (Freedoms) def. Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Beatrice Capra (Freedoms) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Venus Williams\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Lisa Raymond\Nathan Healey (Freedoms) 5-1

Newport Beach Breakers def. SPRINGFIELD LASERS 20-19

Men’s Singles – Raven Klaasen (Lasers) def. Lester Cook (Breakers) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Anne Keothavong (Breakers) def. Carly Gullickson (Lasers) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Paul Hanley\Raven Klaasen (Lasers) def. Lester Cook\Travis Rettenmaier (Breakers) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Anne Keothavong\Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) def. Carly Gullickson\Lilia Osterloh (Lasers) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Marie-Eve Pelletier\Travis Rettenmaier (Breakers) def. Carly Gullickson\Paul Hanley (Lasers) 5-4

ST LOUIS ACES def. Sacramento Capitals 21-16

Men’s Doubles – Jean-Julien Rojer\Roman Borvanov (Aces) def. Nick Monroe\Mark Knowles (Capitals) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Roman Borvanov (Aces) def. Nick Monroe (Capitals) 5-1

Mixed Doubles – Mark Knowles\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. Jean-Julien Rojer\Liezel Huber (Aces) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. Maria Sanchez (Aces) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Liezel Huber\Maria Sanchez (Aces) def. Christina Fusano\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) 5-3

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

Washington Kastles         2  2  0 1.000  —

Boston Lobsters            2  1  1 0.500  1

New York Sportimes         2  1  1 0.500  1

Philadelphia Freedoms      2  0  2 0.000  2

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

Newport Beach Breakers     2  2  0  1.000  —

Springfield Lasers         2  1  1  0.500  1

St Louis Aces              2  1  1  0.500  1

Kansas City Explorers      1  0  1  0.000  1.5

Sacramento Capitals        1  0  1  0.000  1.5

Next Matches: 7/7/2011

New York Sportimes @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Boston Lobsters @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Newport Beach Breakers @ ST. LOUIS ACES, 7:15 PM (CDT)

Sacramento Capitals @ KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS, 7:35 PM (CDT)

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

WTT Results 7/5/11

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

NEWPORT BEACH BREAKERS def. St Louis Aces 19-18 (7-4 Supertiebreaker)

Mixed Doubles – Marie-Eve Pelletier\Travis Rettenmaier (Breakers) def. Liezel Huber\Jean-Julien Rojer (Aces) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Anne Keothavong (Breakers) def. Maria Sanchez (Aces) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Jean-Julien Rojer\Roman Borvanov (Aces) def. Lester Cook\Travis Rettenmaier (Breakers) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Liezel Huber\Maria Sanchez (Aces) def. Marie-Eve Pelletier\Anne Keothavong (Breakers) 5-1

Men’s Singles – Lester Cook (Breakers) def. Roman Borvanov (Aces) 5-1

Supertiebreaker – Men’s Singles – Lester Cook (Breakers) def. Roman Borvanov (Aces) 1-0 (7-4)

 

BOSTON LOBSTERS def. New York Sportimes 25-16

Men’s Singles – Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Mashona Washington\Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) def. Abigail Spears\Katie O Brien (Sportimes) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Jan-Michael Gambill\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. Jesse Witten\Alex Bogdanovic (Sportimes) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) def. Abigail Spears (Sportimes) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Coco Vandeweghe\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. Katie O Brien\Alex Bogdanovic (Sportimes) 5-3

 

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Kansas City Explorers 21-18 (OT)

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Kuznetsov\Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Leander Paes\Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Alex Kuznetsov\Christina McHale (Explorers) 5-3

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Kuznetsov (Explorers) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Christina McHale (Explorers) def. Venus Williams (Kastles) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Madison Brengle\Christina McHale (Explorers) def. Venus Williams\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) 5-1

Overtime – Women’s Doubles – Venus Williams\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) def. Madison Brengle\Christina McHale (Explorers) 1-0

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP W L PCT MB

Boston Lobsters                      1  1  0 1.000  —

Washington Kastles                1  1  0 1.000  0

New York Sportimes              1  0  1 0.000  1

Philadelphia Freedoms            1  0  1 0.000  1

 

Western Conference             MP W L PCT MB

Newport Beach Breakers        1  1  0  1.000  —

Springfield Lasers                   1  1  0  1.000  0

Sacramento Capitals               0  0  0  0.000  0.5

Kansas City Explorers            1  0  1  0.000  1

St Louis Aces                          1  0  1  0.000  1

 

Next Matches: 7/6/2011

Boston Lobsters @ NEW YORK SPORTIMES, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Washington Kastles @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Newport Beach Breakers @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:05 PM (CDT)

Sacramento Capitals @ ST. LOUIS ACES, 7:15 PM (CDT)

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva Round Out Singles Field at WTA Championships-Doha 2010

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva today became the final two singles players to qualify for the season-ending WTA Championships–Doha 2010, set to take place for the third year in a row at the Khalifa International Tennis Complex in Doha, Qatar, from October 26-31.

Jankovic and Dementieva join Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Samantha Stosur, Francesca Schiavone and the doubles teams of Gisela Dulko/Flavia Pennetta, Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik, Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs and Vania King/Yaroslava Shvedova.  The world’s top eight singles players and top four doubles teams will compete for the coveted WTA Championships title and a share of the $4.5 million in prize money.

“I congratulate Jelena and Elena on qualifying for the WTA Championships,” said Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA.  “Both Jelena and Elena consistently perform at the highest level year in and year out, and it’s great to see them qualify for what promises to be a terrific finale to the 2010 season.”

Jelena Jankovic:

Serbia’s Jankovic is headed to her fourth straight WTA Championships, where she has been a semifinalist in each of the last two years.  A winner of the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells), her 12th career singles title, Jankovic also reached the final at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome, l. Martinez Sanchez), the semifinals at Roland Garros (l. Stosur), and the quarterfinals at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships (Dubai), the Family Circle Cup (Charleston), and the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Stuttgart).  In Rome, Jankovic became only the seventh player in history to defeat both Serena and Venus Williams in the same tournament, and additionally scored her 400th match win at the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open.

Elena Dementieva:

Russia’s Dementieva has qualified for the year-end WTA Championships for the tenth time in her career, achieving her best results at the event in 2000 and 2008 by reaching the semifinals.  Dementieva started off the season by capturing titles at two of her first three tournaments: the Medibank International (Sydney) and the Open GDF SUEZ (Paris).  Additionally, she was runner-up at the Malaysia Open (Kuala Lumpur, l. Kleybanova) and the Toray Pan Pacific Open (Tokyo, l. Wozniacki); and the semifinals of the Pilot Pen Tennis at Yale (New Haven, l. Wozniacki).  Dementieva retired with a calf injury during her semifinal match at Roland Garros after losing the first set to Francesca Schiavone subsequently causing her to miss Wimbledon, ending a run of 46 consecutive Grand Slam appearances.  Dementieva has won 16 career titles and has 574 career match wins, second only to Venus Williams (590) among active players.    She has been ranked in the Top 20 for each week of the last seven years.

RACE TO THE WTA CHAMPIONSHIPS–DOHA 2010

as of the week of October 4, 2010

SINGLES DOUBLES
PLAYER POINTS RACE STANDING TEAM POINTS RACE STANDING
Caroline Wozniacki** 6395 1 Gisela Dulko/Flavia Pennetta** 7411 1
Vera Zvonareva** 5397 2 Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik** 6146 2
Serena Williams** 5355 3 Serena Williams/Venus Williams^ 5500 3
Kim Clijsters** 5295 4 Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs** 5099 4
Venus Williams* 4985 5 Vania King/Yaroslava Shvedova** 4528 5
Samantha Stosur** 4568 6
Francesca Schiavone** 4346 7
Jelena Jankovic** 4157 8
Elena Dementieva** 3946 9

** Denotes player/team has already qualified

* Denotes player that has qualified yet withdrew due to injury

^Due to Venus Williams’ injury, team unable to participate in the event of eventual qualification

Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs and Vania King/Yaroslava Shvedova Round Out Doubles Competition at WTA Championships-Doha 2010

BEIJING, CHINA – The doubles teams of Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs and Vania King/Yaroslava Shvedova have qualified for the season-ending WTA Championships–Doha 2010, set to take place for the third year in a row at the Khalifa International Tennis Complex in Doha, Qatar, from October 26-31.  The two teams join Gisela Dulko/Flavia Pennetta and Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik who qualified earlier.

Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Samantha Stosur and Francesca Schiavone are headed to Doha for the singles competition.  The world’s top eight singles players and top four doubles teams will compete for the coveted WTA Championships title and a share of the $4.5 million in prize money.

“I congratulate Lisa and Rennae and Vania and Yaroslava on qualifying for the WTA Championships. Lisa and Rennae first teamed up 15 years ago and it’s truly remarkable that they are still one of the best doubles teams in the world.  Vania and Yaroslava have found success immediately after partnering earlier this spring and after two back-to-back Grand Slam doubles titles, a trip to the WTA Championships is a perfect way to end the season,” said Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA.

Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs:

After first coming together 15 years ago, Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs have won 33 titles, third in WTA history (Navratilova/Shriver–70, Fernandez/Zvereva–38). Raymond/Stubbs’ most recent title together came at the AEGON International (Eastbourne).  Additionally, the team reached the final at the Mercury Insurance Open (San Diego, l. to Kirilenko/Zheng) and the Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open (Cincinnati, l. to Azarenka/Kirilenko).  Raymond/Stubbs also reached the semifinals at the Australian Open, and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the US Open. As a team, Raymond/Stubbs have qualified for the year-end WTA Championships six times and won the title together in 2001.  Raymond also captured the Championships title in 2005 and 2006 with Samantha Stosur, and will play at the Championships for the 11th time.  Stubbs is headed to the Championships for the 15th time, having first qualified in 1992.  In addition to winning in 2001, she was a finalist in 2004 (w. Black) and in 2008 (w. Peschke).  Both Raymond and Stubbs are former doubles World No.1’s and jointly held the No. 1 ranking for three weeks in 2000.

Vania King/Yaroslava Shvedova:

King/Shvedova have enjoyed a breakthrough season, winning two Grand Slam titles within three months of first partnering at the AEGON Classic (Birmingham). In just their third tournament together they defeated Elena Vesnina/Vera Zvonareva to win the Wimbledon women’s doubles title and followed that up with a US Open title, saving a match point to defeat Liezel Huber/Nadia Petrova and maintain their unbeaten record in majors.  They also reached the final at UNICEF Open (‘s-Hertogenbosch) losing to Alla Kudryavtseva/Anastasia Rodionova.  Both King and Shvedova are headed to the WTA Championships for the first time in their careers.  Shvedova – the first player in history from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam title of any kind – was also a runner up at the 2010 Roland Garros in mixed doubles (with Julian Knowle), while King has won 12 tour-level doubles titles with other partners.

RACE TO THE WTA CHAMPIONSHIPS–DOHA 2010 as of the week of October 4, 2010

SINGLES DOUBLES
PLAYER POINTS RACE STANDING TEAM POINTS RACE STANDING
Caroline Wozniacki** 6395 1 Gisela Dulko/Flavia Pennetta** 7411 1
Vera Zvonareva** 5397 2 Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik** 6146 2
Serena Williams** 5355 3 Serena Williams/Venus Williams^ 5500 3
Kim Clijsters** 5295 4 Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs** 5099 4
Venus Williams* 4985 5 Vania King/Yaroslava Shvedova** 4528 5
Samantha Stosur** 4568 6 Nuria Llagostera Vives/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 3677 6
Francesca Schiavone** 4346 7
Jelena Jankovic 4157 8
Elena Dementieva 3946 9
Victoria Azarenka 3590 10
Justine Henin 3415 11
Li Na 3091 12

*           Denotes player that has qualified yet withdrew due to injury

**         Denotes player/team has already qualified

^          Due to Venus Williams’ injury, team unable to participate in the event of eventual qualification

Witten Tiebreak, Spears Victories Help Sportimes Crown Kastles

Jesse Witten won a super-tiebreak over Bobby Reynolds to give the host New York Sportimes a 21-20 victory over the Washington Kastles in the World TeamTennis opener for both squads at Sportime on Randall’s Island on Monday.

Reynolds had won a tiebreak over Witten, 7-4, to extend the match to overtime.

Abigail Spears won a singles event and teamed with Robert Kendrick to win mixed doubles to pace the Sportimes.

After the Kastles took two of the first three events (sets), Spears defeated Angela Haynes, 5-1, in the fourth frame, putting the Sportimes ahead, 16-13.

Reynolds then won the fifth event, 5-4, to set up the tiebreak and decisive super-tiebreak.

Spears and Kendrick began the night by upsetting reigning Wimbledon mixed doubles champion and former world doubles No. 1 Leander Paes and former women’s world No. 1 Rennae Stubbs, 5-2.

New York (1-0) travels to Albany on Tuesday to face the New York Buzz, then returns home to take on James Blake and the Boston Lobsters on Wednesday on Randall’s Island.

Monday, July 5, 2010
World TeamTennis Results:
New York Sportimes def. Washington Kastles, 21-20
1: Abigail Spears/Robert Kendrick (N.Y.) def. Rennae Stubbs/Leander Paes, 5-2.
2: Rennae Stubbs/Angela Haynes (Wash.) def. Ashley Harkleroad/Abigail Spears, 5-2
3: Bobby Reynolds/Leander Paes (Wash.) def. Robert Kendrick/Jesse Witten, 5-4
4: Abigail Spears (N.Y.) def. Angela Haynes, 5-1
5: Bobby Reynolds (Wash.) def. Jesse Witten, 5-4
Tiebreak: Reynolds d. Witten, 2-0
Super-Tiebreak: Witten d. Reynolds, 7-4

Williams Sisters in Doubles Finals

The Williams sisters aren’t only dominating women’s singles but also doubles. Earlier today, they advanced to the women’s doubles final by posting a hard fought three set win over the Russian team of Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-2.

Serena- who plays Kim Clijsters tomorrow for a place in the singles final- teamed up with big sis Venus to advance to their first Open doubles final since 1999. Having won Wimbledon together, the dynamic duo will make their 10th appearance in a slam final putting a perfect 9-0 record on the line against the winner between tomorrow’s other semi featuring top ranked Cara Black and Liezel Huber or No.3 rated Australian tandem Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs.

“Hopefully, that’s a record that won’t end yet,” Serena said who’s hoping for the same end result that saw her sweep both titles at Wimbledon. “We really want this. I’m sure whoever we play really wants it, too.”