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Day 2: Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, Ohio (August 11th, 2013) – The morning kicked off with WLWT Channel 5 News stopping by our speed serve booth to see if they could bring the heat. Channel 5 will air a fun little special on the Western & Southern Open which featured some of the venues main attractions including our 12,000 sq. ft satellite store. If anyone is looking to see how fast they can serve, do not hesitate to stop by our speed serve booth and enter a chance to win some great prizes!

Midwest Sports Courtside Report Match Results:

ATP MAIN DRAW
World (No. 34) Julien Benneteau defeated World (No. 45) Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-2.
World (No. 104) Ryan Harrison defeated World (No. 37) Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6, 6-4

 

ATP QUALIFYING SINGLES FINAL ROUND
World (No. 43) Dmitry Tursunov defeated World (No. 89) Joao Sousa 6-1, 6-4
World (No. 54) Pablo Andujar defeated  World (No. 113) Tim Smyczek 6-1, 6-3
World (No. 70) Edouard Roger-Vasselin deafeated  World (No. 62) Grega Zemlja 6-3, 7-6
World (No. 64) Adrian Mannarino defeated World (No. 88) Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-4
NR Mackenzie Mcdonald defeated World (No. 100) Steve Johnson 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
World (No. 106) Benjamin Becker defeated World (No. 94) Michael Russell 7-6, 6-7, 6-4

WTA QUALIFYING SINGLES FINAL ROUND
World (No. 144) Vania King defeated World (No. 43) Monica Niculescu 7-5, 6-1
World (No. 50) Andrea Petkovic defeated World (No. 72) Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2
World (No. 52) Monica Puig defeated World (No. 68) Chanelle Scheppers 6-1, 6-4
World (No. 58) Karin Knapp defeated World (No. 69) Johanna Larsson 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
World (No. 62) Eugenie Bouchard defeated World (No. 89) Vesna Dolonc 6-3, 6-1
World (No. 112) Anna Tatishvili defeated World (No. 63) Kimiko Date-Krum 6-3, 6-4
World (No. 100) Polona Hercog defeated World (No. 55) Lourdes Dominguez-Lino 7-6, 6-0
World (No. 85) Sofia Arvidsson defeated World (No. 254) Alexandra Dulgheru 6-1, 6-2
World (No. 82) Jana Cepelova defeated World (No. 93) Alison Riske 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
World (No. 97) Petra Martic defeated World (No. 103) Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-2, 6-1

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Day 1: Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, Ohio (August 10th, 2013) – The marquee qualifying match of the day featured 20 year old ultra talented Australian Bernard Tomic (World No. 41) vs. 30 year old crafty wild card veteran, Robby Ginepri (World No. 243). Tomic was dressed in his usual Nike duds from head to toe, sporting a yellow Nike Rally Sphere Stripe Polo with Nike White All Court 9 inch shorts. Tomic’s was also wearing the new Nike Vapor 9 Tour Men’s Tennis shoes in the white, armory navy and geyser grey colors. Tomic’s was playing with his usual Yonex VCore XI 98 tennis racquet strung with Babolat VS Thermo 16 Touch tennis string. Ginepri was dressed in Under Armour wearing Propulse 4 Men’s tennis shoes and playing with the Babolat Pure Storm GT.
During the first set both players held serve up to the seventh game of the set. Ginepri broke Tomic after Tomic committed his 3rd double fault of the set. Ginepri powered through with his serve to take a commanding 5-3 lead. Tomic held and then Robby Ginepri proceeded to take the first set 6-4 over Bernard Tomic.
Tomic serves to begin the 2nd set and comes out guns blazing with an ace followed by a lovely forehand winner. The next point Tomic hits a vintage drop shot on Ginepri. Tomic proceeded to roll through the first game effortlessly, this game really showed the talent of Tomic.  Each player held serve until Ginepri broke Tomic to take a 3-2 lead. Ginepri did not look back from there and Tomic seemed to mail it in the rest of the set. Ginepri completed the match defeated Tomic 6-4, 6-2 in only 45 minutes.

Visit our website at www.midwestsports.com to get all of the latest gear worn by both Bernard Tomic & Robby Ginepri.

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Day 1: Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, Ohio (August 10th, 2013) The Western & Southern Open officially kicked off at 10:00AM where six matches of qualifying went underway. The first session of qualifying matches featured five WTA matches and one ATP match.
On the Grandstand Court, fellow American and World No. 109 Denis Kudla faced off against the Worlds 62nd ranked player, Slovenian Grega Zemlja. Zemlja sponsored by Asics was fully decked out in Asics apparel head to toe. Zemlja shoes of choice were the Asics Gel Solution Speed featuring black and flash yellow. The Slovenian racquet of choice was the Babolat 2012 Pure Drive. His counterpart, Denis Kudla, was using a Tecnifibre TFight 325 for his racquet and he wore a Lacoste Polo with orange and black Asics Gel Solution Speed tennis shoes.
Kudla broke early in the 1st set of the match and took a 2-1 lead. After a pair of holds at 5-3, Kudla breaks Zemlja to take the first set 6-3. The start of the second set Zemlja raced to out an early leading breaking the American in the first game of the 2nd set. Zemlja did not look back from there, taking the 2nd set 6-2.
On to the third and final set, Kudla was looking to rebound after a disappointing second set. Kudola smacked one of his vintage 125MPH serves for a ace to take a 1-0 hold. After a five minute bathroom break after the fifth game of the 3rd set, the 26 year old Zemlja, starting using his experience and took a stranglehold on the match. Greg Zemlja defeated 20 year old American, Denis Kudla 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 and advances on to meet Edouard Roger-Vasselin to earn a spot in the main draw of the Men’s single’s tournament.Kudla

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Western & Southern Open Player Draw

Cincinnati, Ohio (August 9th, 2013)– The Western & Southern Open announced both the men’s and women’s draw for the 2013 tournament. The tournament starts tomorrow, August 10th, at 10:00 AM. The tournament is being held at the Linder Family Tennis Center which is 20 miles north of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. The day will feature qualifiers from both the men’s and women’s sides of the draw. These players will be competing for a first round spot in the tournament. The day will also be highlighted as “Kids Day” in which an array of tennis activities will be available for kids around the Linder Family Tennis Center complex.

Come visit our satellite store out at the Western & Southern Tournament for the latest tennis gear! Our tournament store is located East of Center Court.

Store Hours:
August 10th – 9:00AM to 6:00PM
August 11th – 17th – 10:AM to 10PM
August 18th – 10:AM to 6:00PM

Western & Southern Open Men’s Main Draw Single’s
Western & Southern Open Women’s Main Draw Single’s
Western & Southern Open Women’s Single’s Qualifying Draw

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Midwest Sports Satellite Store

Join Midwest Sports at the 2013 Western & Southern Open starting August 9th in which our store will be open for the annual Draw Party. Our 12,000 sq. ft. satellite store is 15% bigger than last year! The store itself will feature a comprehensive selection of tennis racquets, tennis apparel, tennis shoes & much more from over 25 different vendors.

Each year at the Western & Southern Open, we try to go a step further to ensure the Midwest Sports retail tent is a unique experience for all of the tournament goers who choose to pay us a visit. We hope this year we will be able to achieve that unique experience for our patrons. Midwest Sports is a proud partner of the Western & Southern Open. This will be our 11th year at this wonderful tournament located in Mason, Ohio.

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Midwest Sports Satellite Store (taken 8/8/2013)

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Serena Williams & Genie Bouchard 70 Shot Rally

On Monday night during an exhibition doubles event at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Serena Williams & Genie Bouchard had an amazing 70 shot rally. The partners of both teams (Venus Williams & Monica Seles) seemed to enjoy themselves during the rally as well. Check out this amazing video of the rally from Monday night August 5th.