WTA World Rankings

 

 

 

Updated 07/29/2013

  1. Serena Williams (USA) 11,705 points
  2. Maria Sharapova (Russia) 9,010 points
  3. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 8,825 points
  4. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6,165 points
  5. Li Na (China) 5,555 points
  6. Sara Errani (Italy) 5,100 points
  7. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 4,435 points
  8. Marion Bartoli (France) 4,365 points
  9. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 3,970 points
  10. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 3,660 points
  11. Roberta Vinci (Italy) 3,220 points
  12. Maria Kirlenko (Russia) 2,976 points
  13. Samantha Stosur 2,965 points
  14. Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 2,886 points
  15. Sloan Stephens (USA) 2,870
  16. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 2,865 points
  17. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 2,740 points
  18. Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 2,650 points
  19. Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 2,430 points
  20. Nadia Petrova (Russia) 2,306 points
  21. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 2,245 points
  22. Elena Vesnina (Russia) 1,889 points
  23. Simona Halep (Romania) 1,885 points
  24. Jamie Hampton (USA) 1,826 points
  25. Anatasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 1,795 points
  26. Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 1,781 points
  27. Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 1,742 points
  28. Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 1,700 points
  29. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 1,657 points
  30. Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 1,655 points

 

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ATP World Rankings

 

Emirates ATP Rankings Updated 08/05/2013

  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,310 points
  2. Andy Murray (GBR) 9,360 points
  3. David Ferrer (ESP)  7,120 points
  4. Rafael Nadal (ESP)  6,860 points
  5. Roger Federer (SUI)  5,875 points
  6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)  4,865 points
  7. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)  4,500 points
  8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3,480 points
  9. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 3,045 points
  10. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 2,915 points
  11. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2,495 points
  12. Tommy Haas (GER) 2,395 points
  13. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,225 point
  14. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2,135 points
  15. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,075 points
  16. Fabino Fognini (ITL) 2,075 points
  17. Gilles Simon (FRA) 2,055 points
  18. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 2,029 points
  19. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 2,025 points
  20. John Isner (USA) 1,770 points
  21. Kevin Anderson (RUS) 1,740 points
  22. Sam Querrey (USA) 1,570 points
  23. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 1,570 points
  24. Andreas Seppi (ITL) 1,550 points
  25. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 1,500 points
  26. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 1,490points
  27. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 1,440 points
  28. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 1,406 points
  29. Benoit Paire (FRA) 1,405 points
  30. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 1,390 points

 

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ATP Emirates World Rankings

Center Court: Brad Gilbert’s Mid-Summer Checkup

Midwest Sports: Men’s on the Court Action July 22 – 28, 2013

The Emirates Airlines US Open Series kicks off this week in Atlanta, Georgia for the BB&T Atlanta Open. The field features four top 60 players including No. 22 John Isner who is appearing as the No. 1 seeded player. The field also includes the No. 21 player in the world, South African, Kevin Anderson as the No.2 seeded player. Rounding out the remaining top 8 seeds include: No.3 seed Ivan Dodig (No. 36 world), No. 4 seed Igor Sijsling (No. 59 world), No. 5 seed Yen-Hsun Lu  (No. 60 world), No. 6 seed Mardy Fish (No. 63 world), No. 7 seed Lleyton Hewitt (No. 64 world) and No. 8 seed Evgeny Donskoy (No. 72 world).

Former two- time champion and the holder of a (9-1) record at the BB&T Atlanta Open, Mardy Fish, is making his return to the court this week after only playing in one other tournament (Indian Wells March 7 – 17, 2013) since the 2012 US Open. The winner of the tournament will be rewarded $98,700 to go along with 250 ATP ranking points.

Roger Federer looks to rebound this week at the Credit Agricole Suisse Open in Gstaad after his upset loss last week in the semifinals at bet-at-home Open in Hamburg versus No.65 Federico Delbonis. Federer was using a new unmarked Wilson racquet during the tournament in Hamburg. Federer switched from his normal Wilson Pro Staff Six One 90 racquet to a larger 98 square inched frame. Federer seemed to be unfazed by the racquet switch, but did not look 100% due to lingering back issues. Federer is the No. 1 seed at the Suisse Open in Gstaad in which he made his ATP World Tour debut in 1998. The field includes 7 top 40 players including world No.10 and Federer’s fellow Swiss countryman, Stanislas Wawrinka.

The third and final Men’s Tournament of the week is the ATP Vegeta Croatia Open which features No. 9 world ranked Richard Gasquet as the No. 1 seeded player. The field also includes six top 40 players including Fabio Fognini who has won the last two tournaments in which he has played in (Stuttgart & Hamburg).  Due to Fognini’s recent success, he has jumped 6 spots in the Emirates Airlines World rankings from No. 25 to No. 19.

 

(RL Midwest Sports)

Federer to play with new racquet at the bet-at-home Open

Roger Federer will make the switch from his customary Wilson Pro Staff Six One 90 (square-inched head) to a new unreleased blacked out racquet featuring a 98 square inched head size for his match versus 58th ranked Daniel Brands at the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg, Germany.

Federer was one of the last remaining players using a 90 square inched frame on the ATP tour. During Federer’s press conference he quoted, “I think 90% of the players on the ATP tour have head sizes between 95 and 100.” This racquet features a 16 by 19 string pattern which will allow him to generate more power while featuring a larger sweet spot. Due to the larger head size (98 vs. 90 sq. in.) there will be larger spacing between strings, allowing Federer to develop better pop and more spin.

Wilson offers the Blade with similar specifications, but under a blacked out paint job it is unconfirmed what type of racquet Federer will be using. Federer won 77 singles titles, 17 grand slam titles and reigned as the world No. 1 for over 300 weeks while using a 90 square inched framed racquet.

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Roger Federer 7.17

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Updated 07/22/2013

  1. Serena Williams (USA) 11,705 points
  2. Maria Sharapova (Russia) 9,235 points
  3. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 8,825 points
  4. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 5,965 points
  5. Li Na (China) 5,555 points
  6. Sara Errani (Italy) 5,100 points
  7. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 4,435 points
  8. Marion Bartoli (France) 4,365 points
  9. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 3,970 points
  10. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 3,660 points
  11. Roberta Vinci (Italy) 3,220 points
  12. Maria Kirlenko (Russia) 2,976 points
  13. Samantha Stosur 2,965 points
  14. Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 2,886 points
  15. Sloan Stephens (USA) 2,870
  16. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 2,865 points
  17. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 2,740 points
  18. Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 2,650 points
  19. Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 2,430 points
  20. Nadia Petrova (Russia) 2,306 points
  21. Elena Vesnina (Russia) 1,889 points
  22. Simona Halep (Romania) 1,885 points
  23. Anatasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 1,795 points
  24. Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 1,781 points
  25. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 1,776 points
  26. Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 1,742 points
  27. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 1,657 points
  28. Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 1,655 points
  29. Jamie Hampton (USA) 1,627 points
  30. Alize Cornet (France) 1,580 points

 

Western & Southern Open Player Field Announcement

Cincinnati, Ohio (July 15th, 2013) – The Western & Southern Open was pleased to announce both the Men’s and Women’s tournament fields for the W&S Open which is being held on August 10th – August 18th at the Linder Family Tennis Center 20 miles north of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. The player field announcement was held at the Diamond Lounge inside the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Cincinnati.

The Men’s draw will feature all of the ATP world’s Top 40 tennis players including the famously dubbed “Big 4″. The Big 4 features the world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic who is looking to become the first male ever to win the singles title in all nine of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 series events. The field also includes, 2013 Wimbledon Champion and world’s No. 2 player Andy Murray, 12 time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal & 17 time grand slam winner Roger Federer. The world’s No. 5 ranked player, Roger Federer, is looking to defend his 2012 title and become a 6 time champion at the Western & Southern Open.

The Women’s draw will feature all of the WTA world’s Top 30 tennis players including the 2013 Wimbledon Champion and the world No. 7 ranked player Marion Bartoli. The world No. 5 ranked player, Li Na, is looking to defend her 2012 W&S open crown. The world’s No. 2 ranked player, Maria Sharapova, is seeking to obtain her 2nd Rookwood Cup in 3 years. The world No. 1 player, Serena Williams, is still searching for her first Western & Southern Open title.

The Western & Southern Open established in 1899, is the oldest professional tennis tournament in the United States that is still held in it’s original city. The W&S open is only one of five events in the world outside of the grand slams with events of both ATP Tour Masters 1000 series and a Premier 5 event for the WTA occurring during the same week at the same venue. In 2011, the Western & Southern Open produced a $62.5 million impact for the economy of Great Cincinnati through its capital expansion, tournament operations, and the spending by visitors from outside the area.

The event will be broadcasted by the Tennis Channel, ESPN 2 and CBS to more than 60 million people in 170 countries worldwide. The Western & Southern Open is one of the last stops prior to the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.

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Emirates ATP Rankings Updated 07/15/2013

  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,310 points
  2. Andy Murray (GBR) 9,360 points
  3. David Ferrer (ESP)  7,120 points
  4. Rafael Nadal (ESP)  6,860 points
  5. Roger Federer (SUI)  5,785 points
  6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)  4,865 points
  7. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)  4,500 points
  8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3,480 points
  9. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 3,045 points
  10. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 2,915 points
  11. Tommy Haas (GER) 2,605 points
  12. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2,495 points
  13. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,225 points
  14. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,175 points
  15. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2,135 points
  16. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 2,130 points
  17. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 2,064 points
  18. Gilles Simon (FRA) 2,055 points
  19. Sam Querrey (USA) 1,730 points
  20. Juan Monaco (ARG) 1,680 points
  21. John Isner (USA) 1,610 points
  22. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 1,595 points
  23. Kevin Anderson (RUS) 1,590 points
  24. Andreas Seppi (ITL) 1,550 points
  25. Fabino Fognini (ITL) 1,515 points
  26. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 1,500 points
  27. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 1,486 points
  28. Benoit Paire (FRA) 1,405 points
  29. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 1,335 points
  30. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 1,330 points