Isner, Wozniacki, Lisicki Claim Saturday ATP/WTA Titles
by Staff | August 28th, 2011, 12:21 am
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Isner Battles to ATP Winston-Salem Championship

“Hometown” hero John Isner, who grew up in nearby Greensboro, aced his way to the ATP Winston-Salem title on Saturday, dropping 19 on qualifier Julien Benneteau to defeat the Frenchman 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.


“It means a lot for sure to win,” said Isner, who weathered windy conditions with Hurricane Irene making landfall to the east. “Any time you win a tournament at this level, it is a huge accomplishment. For me personally, it is great, to win here in virtually my hometown. I think this is perfect preparation for me heading up north.”

Isner improved to 3-5 in career finals. Benneteau fell to 0-5 in career ATP finals. “If I had been told last Saturday morning when I played my first-round qualifying, that I would make the final, I would have signed up for it for sure,” Benneteau said. “So I have to take the positives from the week, the way I played and the level I had in some matches. I was very close to my best level.”

Wozniacki Tops Unheralded Cetkovska for WTA New Haven Crown

World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki gained some confidence heading into the US Open, on Saturday defeating Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-4, 6-1 to claim her fourth straight title in New Haven.

“It was important for me to start well in the second set,” said Wozniacki after claiming a first set that contained four service breaks between the players. “I just wanted to get a bit of a lead. Then I kept my focus and didn’t let her back in.”

Wozniacki is the first player in nine years to win a WTA title four times in a row, matching Venus Williams at the same New Haven event from 1999-2002.

Lisicki Claims Inaugural Texas Open Title

Sabine Lisicki defeated qualifier Aravane Rezai 6-2, 6-1, in the final of the inaugural Texas Open.

“It was a tough one,” Lisicki said. “I really had to hang in there in the beginning. Aravane’s a tough player. You can’t have any letdowns or else she’ll play very well — she can really go for her shots. I had to make sure I went for mine today.”

It was the third career title for Lisicki after Charleston in 2009 and Birmingham this year, and she improved to 3-2 in career finals. Rezai dropped to 4-3 in career finals.


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27 Comments for Isner, Wozniacki, Lisicki Claim Saturday ATP/WTA Titles

Kimberly Says:

Take the challenge! Only a little time left. Qualifiers are filled in. US Open Mens Draw—–

Submit your bracket here:
http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketUsOpenATP/tennisxrocks/default.aspx.

The deadline to enter is 8/29/2011 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.


margot Says:

And where is conty? Really miss her :( They can’t STILL be cycling round the Rockies, can they? Must be horribly lost, if so ;)


Kimmi Says:

I am having problem with my old username and password…cant remember. will try to remember, i NEED to remember. don’t want to generate new ones..


skeezerweezer Says:

^
Ditto


Kimmi Says:

kimberly – did you prepare a WTA bracket?


Lou Says:

A good read:
US Open Preview: Time for Federer/Nadal Showdown Or The Name ‘Djokovic’ Will Elude Them Again? http://bit.ly/rf8DlW


margot Says:

kimmi: kimberly has, hurry on down! Just go on the site and click forgot username/password and they’ll send it straight through to your email.
skeeze: thought I’d seen your name on list of participants?


Colin Says:

OK, what are these “bracket” things people keep talking about? I really have no idea.


alison hodge Says:

rep colin,yeah me too,glad im not the only one.


Kimberly Says:

I am running the kimberli25′s Racquet Bracket :: Here is WTA link

US Open WTA contest. This is your invitation to join this contest.

Submit your bracket here:
http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketUsOpenWTA/tennisxfansforgirltennis/default.aspx.

The deadline to enter is 8/29/2011 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

I’m missing contador as well. Tried to reach out to her but have not heard back. Jane Tennisx hurry, we don’t want to miss u!


Kimmi Says:

Thanks Kimberly.

Margot – After few tries, i figured out the “forgot your username/password”

wta bracket is very challenging..apart from serena, who else.

oh, well its all for fun.


Kimmi Says:

So, hurricane Irene was not that bad. Monday play should be ready to go.

I wonder what will venus wear????? hopefully something good.


Humble Rafa Says:

I wonder what will venus wear????? hopefully something good.

If history is a guide, I am thinking she will wear something that shows too much skin with particular emphasis (exposure) on her posterior.


Kimmi Says:

lol humble rafa, that is what i am worried about. whatever she wears I hope is better than what she wore at wimbledon.


skeezerweezer Says:

margot,

I am there. I was referring to missing Conty too @ “ditto” post ;)


Kimberly Says:

Kimmi—i feel quite sure what she wears will be much much worse than wimbledon.

After all, wimbledon is somewhat strict. In Melbourne she wore the dress with holes and last year here she wore pink sequinned dress. I think her outfit will be more in line with the latter two than the former. My guess is its going to be shocking and probably horrendous as well.


Kimberly Says:

kimmi-i chose serena, but after running through it her draw is kind of tough. I guess the flip side is the other people she is playing are the ones with the tough draw.

I took Petkovic to the semis against Serena. She has played well this year. I can’t remember who I took to the other semi against Maria. And as much as I wanted Maria to win the tournament, I just can’t see her beating Serena. Serena actually knows how to hold serve so one sloppy error filled service game from Sharapova and there goes game set match.


Colin Says:

Alison – looks like nobody is going to enlighten us!


Kimberly Says:

colin, allison—the bracket is a fantasy draw where you pick the atp and wta us open draw, from round one to the winner. Follow the links I posted above and try it out. There is a smack talk section which will open with the matches tomorrow and some of the posters write notes on it. Its funny and fun. WHoever guesses the best draw wins (nothing but bragging rights).


Kimmi Says:

Kimberly – i took serena and kvitova. wishful thinking but I am hoping she finds her game and play well.

Sharapova could get thru to the final, not a bad choice.

I agree about serena’s draw..tough one.


jane Says:

margot, ditto you and Skeeze. Where IS that conty girl!?

Kimberly, thanks, as always, for the brackets. Haven’t had a chance yet to look but I will eventually. Need to make picks by tomorrow right? Or is it today?!


Kimmi Says:

tomorrow 11 am east time jane. hurry :)


Kimmi Says:

*eastern time*


jane Says:

Thanks Kimmi! :)


Doug Says:

Maybe we could give the big tree Inser a little love here. I know he’s basically just a big serve, but he’s played really well in ATP 250 events this summer. He hasn’t made as much noise in the bigger tourneys, but if I was putting together my bracket I’d give big John a Sweet 16 run. http://www.dougsnfldraftworld.wordpress.com.


Colin Says:

Kimberley, I rather suspected it was something like that. My next question is: what’s the point? Isn’t the tennis itself sufficiently interesting and entertaining?
In a few days, and at most a couple of weeks, we’ll KNOW the results. I can see no fun whatever in trying to guess in advance; the unexpected results are part of the fun in any tournament – the tennis fun, that is.


alison hodge Says:

thanks kimberley for filling me in,although i have to agree with colin and say,its the element of surprise for me thats half the fun,however thats just my opinion,everybodys different,by the way i have to say your kids look absolutely adorable.

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