Davis Cup on Tennis Channel

LOS ANGELES, September 13, 2012 -Tennis Channel will provide exclusive coverage of the United States semifinal competition against defending champion Spain in Gijon, Spain, this weekend, with live telecasts of each match and same-day, “Instant Encore” replays. Highlighting the competition, American John Isner will face US Open semifinalist and World No. 5 David Ferrer for the first time since the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris last fall, when Isner defeated the Spaniard during the quarterfinals. However, Ferrer has the career upper hand, holding a 3-1 record against the 6-foot-9-inch American. Rounding out the United States team is Sam Querrery and the 2012 US Open doubles champions, twins Bob and Mike Bryan.

If the United States claims victory over Spain this weekend, the Americans will face either Argentina or the Czech Republic in the final. In addition to televising the United States and Spain’s matches each morning, Tennis Channel will cover semifinal competition between 2011 Davis Cup runner-up Argentina and Czech Republic in Buenos Aires, Argentina, each evening.

Coverage from Parque Hermanos Castro in Spain and Parque Roca in Argentina (all times ET):
Friday, Sept. 14:
6 a.m. – Live Singles #1 Spain vs. USA
9 a.m. – Live Singles #2 Spain vs. USA
{12 p.m. – Instant Encore Singles #1 Spain vs. USA}
{3 p.m. – Instant Encore Singles #2 Spain vs. USA}
8 p.m. – Singles #1 Czech Republic vs. Argentina
11 p.m. – Singles #2 Czech vs. Argentina

Saturday, Sept. 15:
8 a.m. – Live Doubles Spain vs. USA
{5 p.m. – Instant Encore Doubles Spain vs. USA}
8 p.m. – Doubles Czech Republic vs. Argentina
{11 p.m. – Instant Encore Singles #2 Czech Republic vs. Argentina}

Sunday, Sept. 16:
6 a.m. – Live Singles #1 Spain vs. USA
9 a.m. – Live Singles #2 Spain vs. USA
{12 p.m. – Instant Encore Singles #1 Spain vs. USA}
{3 p.m. – Instant Encore Singles #2 Spain vs. USA}
8 p.m. – Singles #1 Czech Republic vs. Argentina
11 p.m. – Singles #2 Czech Republic vs. Argentina

The United States and Spain have faced each other ten times in Davis Cup play, with the nations tied at five wins apiece. The Americans’ last victory against the Spaniards came in 2007 when they won 4-1 in the quarterfinal in Winston-Salem, N.C. However, Spain has won the last two meetings against the United States, winning last year’s quarterfinal competition in Austin, Texas, and the 2008 semifinal in Spain. The United States has not defeated Spain on away soil since 1972. The Americans enter this weekend’s match after their second clay-court victory of the year against France in the quarterfinal. The United States leads all nations in Davis Cup championships, winning its 32nd title in 2007 with a 4-1 win against Russia.

Spain has dominated the past decade with five Davis Cup championships since 2000, the most recent in 2011 when it beat Argentina 3-1 in Seville, Spain. The Spanish team is captained by former star Alex Corretja and features the same players who beat Austria 4-1 in the quarterfinal: Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro, Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez.

The Czech Republic holds a 3-1 advantage over Argentina in Davis Cup competition, most recently winning a 2009 quarterfinal in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Argentina’s sole victory over the Czech Republic came in 2005 in Buenos Aires. The Czech Republic enters this weekend’s match after defeating Serbia 4-1 in the quarterfinals. The Czech nation clinched its only Davis Cup trophy in 1980, when it defeated Italy in Prague while competing under the flag of Czechoslovakia.

The Argentine team is bidding to reach the Davis Cup championship round for its second- consecutive year and has finished runner-up in 1981, 2006 and 2008. Argentina’s team is captained by Martin Jaite and features World No. 8 Juan Martin Del Potro, Juan Monaco, Carlos Berlocq and Eduardo Schwank.

Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Emirates Airline US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.
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Tennis.com Delivers a Grand Slam To Tennis Fans and Advertisers at the 2010 US Open

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 – During the two weeks of the 2010 US Open, TENNIS.com, the world’s most popular tennis website, experienced a significant increase in user sessions, page views and podcast downloads according to Adam Milner, Associate Publisher of The Tennis Media Company.

According to Milner, whether tennis fans were looking for upsets, following their favorite players or tracking a potential Federer-Nadal showdown, they were doing it on TENNIS.com.  In the two weeks from August 30th through September 13th, the site recorded 658,072 unique visitors – about 10% more uniques than a typical full month of traffic. The 1,832,638 user sessions, an 11% increase from the 2009 US Open, shows that visitors are returning to the site throughout the tournament for the latest news and information.  The 26% increase in page views to 12,493,249, proves that tennis fans are not just checking scores but are discovering robust content throughout the site such as daily videos, twitter feeds and blogs.

Advertisers who benefitted from the substantial online audience included: American Express, Wilson, K-SWISS and POLO.

The company’s explosive growth surrounding its podcast programs continued during the 2010 US Open as more than 39,000 podcasts, sponsored by American Express and Prince Sports, were downloaded from iTunes, Zune and TENNIS.com.

About The Tennis Media Company: The Tennis Media Company publishes TENNIS Magazine and SMASH Magazine. TENNIS, published 8 times annually, is the world’s largest tennis title, with a circulation of more than 600,000. The Tennis Media Company also owns TENNIS.com, the world’s leading tennis website, plus the blog Peter Bodo’s TennisWorld (peterbodostennisworld.com).

Bell Challenge: Paszek Beats Sands

BELL CHALLENGE
Québec City-CAN
September 13-19, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Sunday, September 19, 2010
Singles – Final
(Q) Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 76(6) 26 75

Doubles – Final
Arvidsson/Larsson (SWE/SWE) d. (1) Mattek-Sands/Zahlavova Strycova (USA/CZE) 61 26 106 (Match TB)

Final Facts
– 19-year-old Paszek wins her second Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title, four years after she won the first, at Portoroz in 2006. She is now 2-1 in career finals, having been runner-up to Patty Schnyder at Bali in 2008.
– After an injury-marred 2009, Paszek, a former No.35, had to make it through qualifying on account of her ranking of No.151. Thanks to her Canadian win she jumps to No.92 on the September 20 rankings.
– Paszek didn’t drop a set en route to the final. Against Mattek-Sands she saved two set points in the first set and recovered a 3-1 deficit in the decider.
– Mattek-Sands was contesting her second Tour singles final; the first was at this event in 2008, when she was runner-up to Nadia Petrova, also in three sets.
– Swedes Sofia Arvidsson and Johanna Larsson win their first Tour title together. It’s a first doubles title for Arvidsson and first Tour title of any kind for Larsson.

Final Quotes
Tamira Paszek, 2010 Bell Challenge singles champion:
“It’s overwhelming. I’m extremely happy. Anytime you win a tournament for the first time it’s very special. This is something I’ll remember the rest of my life. I want to thank my family and friends for supporting me during tough times last year. I always believed I could come back.”

Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 2010 Bell Challenge singles runner-up:
“This is my best tournament. When I made the final here again I really wanted to get my picture up on the champion’s wall. Tamira is a tough player. She was injured for a little bit but obviously playing qualifying here and making it all the way to the final, she has been playing really well.”

Guangzhou (final): Groth Serves Up First Title

LANDSKY LIGHTING GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN
Guangzhou-CHN
September 13-19, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Sunday, September 19, 2010
Singles – Final
(1) Jarmila Groth (AUS) d. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 61 64

Doubles – Final
Gallovits/Mirza (ROU/IND) d. Han/Liu (CHN/CHN) 75 63

Final Facts
- 23-year-old Groth wins her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title, her previous best efforts being two semifinals (2010 Istanbul and 2008 Tokyo). She becomes the eighth first-time Tour singles title winner of the season, and the 15th top seed to triumph in 2010.
– The sole seed to reach the quarterfinals, world No.55 Groth conceded the fewest games en route to her title (15) of any tournament winner so far this year. Next best: Maria Sharapova lost 21 games on her way to winning at Memphis in February.
– Groth (formerly Gajdosova) was born in Slovakia but became an Australian citizen in 2009. She married Australian Sam Groth in February last year.
– Groth is projected to make her Top 50 debut when the rankings are released on Monday, September 20.
– Kudryavtseva was also playing her first Tour final. Earlier this year she won her second Tor doubles title, at ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Anastasia Rodionova).
– Edina Gallovits and Sania Mirza capture the doubles on their debut as a team. Gallovits now has two Tour doubles titles to her name, while Mirza has nine.

Final Quotes

Jarmila Groth, 2010 Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open singles champion:
“I didn’t give a lot of chances to my opponents this week and I was able to take mine and close out matches. I will be Top 50 now, which is really good, but hopefully I can get higher as the main goal is to be seeded for the Australian Open. I rang my husband straight after the match, but there won’t be much time to celebrate, unfortunately. I have a 9am flight to Seoul, where I play Nadia Petrova first round, so I’ll pretty much go back to the hotel and pack my bags!”

Alla Kudryavtseva, 2010 Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open singles runner-up:
“I’m a little disappointed but she played great tennis throughout the whole week so congratulations to her. We were both here without coaches and actually warmed up together before the match. We rode here together, warmed up together, and are probably going to the airport together tomorrow as well. So it was funny and a great time. I’m pretty sure I’ll be coming back next year as I have a lot of points to defend now!”

Edina Gallovits, 2010 Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open doubles champion:
“First of all it was a lot of fun playing with Sania. I was excited when I found out we were playing together and have really enjoyed the week. She’s a great player and really aggressive and that all helped us to play well together. I would love to play with her again.”

Sania Mirza, 2010 Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open doubles champion:
“We played great together and it’s great to win another tournament. It’s tough to play players you haven’t faced before, so I think that’s why it took some time to get into the match, but once we did that I thought we felt very comfortable and were able to secure the win.”

Guangzhou (Sat): Groth & Kudryavtseva Into Final

LANDSKY LIGHTING GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN
Guangzhou-CHN
September 13-19, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, September 18, 2010
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Jarmila Groth (AUS) d. Edina Gallovits (ROU) 60 61
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. Zhang Shuai (CHN) 60 64

Doubles – Semifinals
Gallovits/Mirza (ROU/IND) d. Savchuk/Tanasugarn (UKR/THA) 63 60

Order of Play – Sunday, September 18, 2010
Center Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Jarmila Groth vs. Alla Kudryavtseva
2. Doubles Final: Gallovits/Mirza vs. Han/Liu

Bell Challenge: Safarova Edges Oudin In QFs

BELL CHALLENGE
Québec City-CAN
September 13-19, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Friday, September 17, 2010
Singles – Quarterfinals
(3) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (5) Melanie Oudin (USA) 46 62 64
(Q) Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. (8) Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 63 64
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (WC) Rebecca Marino (CAN) 64 76(4)
Christina McHale (USA) d. (Q) Alexa Glatch (USA) 63 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Foretz Gacon/Woerle (FRA/GER) d. Erakovic/Govortsova (NZL/BLR) 26 62 107 (Match TB)

Order of Play – Saturday, September 18, 2010
Court Bell (from 13.00hrs)
1. Christina McHale vs. Tamira Paszek
2. Osterloh/Tatishvili vs. Arvidsson/Larsson
3. Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Lucie Safarova (NB 19.00hrs)
4. Mattek-Sands/Zahlavova Strycova vs. Foretz Gacon/Woerle

Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open Friday Tennis Results

LANDSKY LIGHTING GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN
Guangzhou-CHN
September 13-19, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, September 17, 2010
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Jarmila Groth (AUS) d. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 60 62
Edina Gallovits (ROU) d. (WC) Han Xinyun (CHN) 36 62 64
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. Ksenia Pervak (RUS) 63 61
Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Sania Mirza (IND) 64 16 64

Doubles – Semifinals
Han/Liu (CHN/CHN) d. Lu/Xu (CHN/CHN) 63 63

Order of Play – Saturday, September 18, 2010
Center Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Jarmila Groth vs. Edina Gallovits
2. Zhang Shuai vs. Alla Kudryavtseva
3. Savchuk/Tanasugarn vs. Gallovits/Mirza (NB 18.30hrs)

WTA Tour – Guangzhou (Fri): Groth Marches Into Semis

LANDSKY LIGHTING GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN
Guangzhou-CHN
September 13-19, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, September 17, 2010
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Jarmila Groth (AUS) d. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 60 62
Edina Gallovits (ROU) d. (WC) Han Xinyun (CHN) 36 62 64
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. Ksenia Pervak (RUS) 63 61
Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Sania Mirza (IND) 64 16 64

Doubles – Semifinals
Han/Liu (CHN/CHN) d. Lu/Xu (CHN/CHN) 63 63

Order of Play – Saturday, September 18, 2010
Center Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Jarmila Groth vs. Edina Gallovits
2. Zhang Shuai vs. Alla Kudryavtseva
3. Savchuk/Tanasugarn vs. Gallovits/Mirza (NB 18.30hrs)

USTA Challenger of Oklahoma – Results 9/12/10

RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 12, 2010

Mens
Qualifying Singles – Quarterfinals

Qualifying – F Wolmarans (RSA) d [WC] P Siributwong (THA) 62 46 63
Qualifying – A Daescu (ROU) d M Arevalo (ESA) 64 76(2)
Qualifying – O Nedovyesov (UKR) d C Paval (ROU) 63 61
Qualifying – [WC] I Beleleu (ROU) d [WC] C Marsland (AUS) 64 61

Mens
Qualifying Doubles – Semifinals

Qualifying – M Bains (GBR) / T Horstmann (USA) d [2] T Aaron (USA) / J Valenti (USA) 61 62

ORDER OF PLAY – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
COURT 5 start 10:00 am
[Q] I Beleleu (ROU) vs A Anderson (RSA)
A Sitak (RUS) vs D Yoo (KOR)
[Q] A Daescu (ROU) vs [8] M Yani (USA)
A Anderson (RSA) / F Wolmarans (RSA) vs B Reynolds (USA) / T Smyczek (USA)

Not Before 5:00 PM
[WC] M Arevalo (ESA) / A Watling (GBR) vs B Evans (USA) / P Simmonds (USA) – Moves to Court 4

Not Before 6:30 PM
[WC] B Strode (USA) vs [2] D Young (USA) – Moves to Court 4

COURT 7 start 11:00am

Not Before 11:00 AM
Qualifying – [1] B Joelson (USA) / C Klingemann (CAN) vs M Bains (GBR) / T Horstmann (USA)
F Martin (FRA) vs [WC] P Simmonds (USA)

Not Before 4:00 PM
E Nunez (USA) / A Sadecky (SUI) vs [WC] R Biktyakov (UZB) / O Nedovyesov (UKR)

Not Before 5:30 PM
[3] K Kim (USA) vs [WC] M Van Elden (AUS) – Moves to Court 6