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Cincinnati Open Tennis 2013

Cincinnati Open tennis logo

The 2013 Cincinnati Open tennis championships are one of the “Big 14″ major tournaments on both the men’s and women’s tours. Cincinnati is both the seventh of the nine ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournaments and of the nine major WTA Premier category tournaments in 2013.

OnCourt Advantage makes it easier for YOU to find the information you are looking for by listing each web page related to the Cincinnati Open below.

Click this link for information on how to buy your Official 2013 Cincinnati Open tennis tickets. The men’s and women’s events began in 1899 and the women’s, with the women’s not being held from 1974 in 1987 and 1989 to 2003.

The tournament venue is the Linder Family Tennis Centre in Cincinnati, Ohio in the USA. The court surface is Deco Turf II hard court and the centre court seating capacity is 10,500.

The 2013 edition of this tournament runs  from the first day of qualifying on Saturday 10 August through to the Singles Final Day on  Sunday 18 August. The qualifying events are held on Saturday and Sunday August 10 and 11, with the main draw singles events commencing on Sunday 11 August for the men and Monday 12 August for the women. 

The 2012 women’s singles champion was No.9 seed Li Na who defeated No.5 seed Angelique Kerber in the final 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 to become the ninth consecutive different women’s champion. The 2012 singles champion was No.1 seed Roger Federer who won his fifth Cincinnati title in the past eight years by defeating No.2 seed Novak Djokovic in the final 6-0, 7-6 (9-7).

  1. Cincinnati Open Tennis 2012
  2. Cincinnati Open 2010

Canadian Open Tennis 2013

Canadian Open Tennis logoThe 2013 Canadian Open tennis championships are one of the “Big 14″ major tournaments on both the men’s and women’s tours. Montreal is the sixth of of the nine ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournaments in 2013, whereas the women’s championships in Toronto are the sixth of the nine major Premier category tournaments in 2013.

OnCourt Advantage makes it easier for YOU to find the information you are looking for by listing each web page related to the Canadian Open below.

Click this link for information on how to buy your Official 2013 Canadian Open tennis tickets for the women’s tournament in Toronto and the men’s tournament in Montreal. The Canadian Open is the third longest running tennis tournament in history after Wimbledon and the US Open and is run by Tennis Canada. The men’s event began in 1881 and the women’s in 1892.

In odd numbered years like this year the men play in Montreal and the the women play in Toronto and in even numbered years it is the opposite. The Toronto tournament venue is the Rexall Centre at York University and the Montreal venue is in Quebec at the Uniprix Stadium. The court surface is Deco Turf hard courts, the centre court seating capacity in Montreal is 11,715 and the Toronto centre court has seating for 8,000.

The 2013 edition of this tournament runs  from the first day of qualifying on Saturday 3 August through to the Singles Final Day on  Sunday 11 August. The qualifying events are held on Saturday and Sunday August 3 and 4, with the main draw singles events commencing on Monday 5 August. 

The 2012 women’s singles champion was No.5 seed Petra Kvitova who defeated No.10 seed Li Na in the final 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 to become the ninth straight different women’s champion. The 2012 singles champion was No.1 seed Novak Djokovic who won back-to-back Canadian Open titles by defeating No.14 seed Richard Gasquet in the final 6-3, 6-2.

  1. Canadian Open Tennis 2012
  2. Canadian Open 2011
  3. Canadian Open 2010

Rome Open Tennis 2013

Rome tennis logo

The 2013 Italian Open in Rome runs from the first day of qualifying on Friday 10 May through to the Singles Finals day on Sunday 19 May. Rome is one of the “BIG 14″ major tournaments each year on both tours, because  the men’s event is an ATP Tour Masters 1,000 category tournament and the women’s event is a WTA Premier FIVE category tournament.

The 70th edition of Rome is officially named the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, which means Italy’s International Championships and BNL are part of the BNP Paribas banking group. Rome is the capital of Italy plus it’s largest city and the fourth largest in the European Union. 

OnCourt Advantage who runs tennis coaching, tennis training and tennis lessons in Singapore, would love to attend this tournament in Rome in Italy. If you are able to then you should go directly to the information on how to buy your official 2013 Italian Open in Rome tennis tickets by pasting: http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.com/Tickets/Buy-Tickets-Online1.aspx into your address bar then press enter.

I encourage you to “Follow” Rome on Twitter like I do, the official handle is @InteBNLdItalia and the official 2013 hashtag is #IBI13. Please “Like” the official Facebook page just as I do by pasting http://www.facebook.com/pages/Internazionali-BNL-dItalia/267627913872?ref=ts into your address bar then click “Like” once you are there.

Rome is being held at the Foro Italico site in Roma in Italy. The court surface is red clay courts and the stadium court seats 10,500 people. The prize money that will be awarded to the women’s and men’s singles champions is $385,000 and € 460,260 respectively to each champion. 

The 2012 women’s singles champion was No.2 seed Maria SHARAPOVA who defeated No.8 seed LI Na in the final 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) to win her 26th WTA singles title and earn 900 WTA ranking points. The 2012 men’s singles champion was No.2 seed Rafael NADAL who defeated No.1 seed Novak DJOKOVIC in the final 7-5 6-3 to win his 6th Rome singles title and 49th ATP singles title, plus earn 1,000 ATP ranking points.

  1. Rome 2013 Men’s Schedule of Play
  2. Rome Women’s Major Tournament
  3. Rome Men’s Major Tournament
  4. Italian Open in Rome 2012
  5. Italian Open in Rome 2010
  6. ATP Major Tournaments 2013
  7. ATP Tournaments
  8. WTA Major Tournaments 2013
  9. WTA Tournaments

First published 24 March 2013

Madrid Open Tennis 2013

Madrid Open Masters logo

The 2013 Madrid Open started out as a men’s event (13th edition) and will be the 5th year as a joint event this year. The men’s event is an ATP Tour Masters 1,000 category tournament and the women’s event is a WTA Premier Mandatory category tournament. In 2013 Madrid is officially named the Mutua Madrid Open. Madrid is the capital of Spain plus it’s largest city and the third largest in the European Union. 

OnCourt Advantage who runs tennis coaching, tennis training and tennis lessons in Singapore, would love to attend this tournament in Madrid in Spain. If you are able to then you should go directly to the information on how to buy your official 2013 Madrid Open tennis tickets by pasting: http://www.madrid-open.com/en/tipos-de-entrada/ into your address bar then press enter.

Follow Madrid on Twitter the official handle is @MutuaMadridOpen and the official 2013 hashtag is #soyaabiertosoymadrid. To “Like” the official Facebook paste: https://www.facebook.com/mutuamadridopen into your address bar then click “Like” once you are there.

Madrid is being held at “La Caja Mágica” (The Magic Box) at Manzanares Park Tennis Center. The court surface is back to red clay after one year on blue clay in 2012 and the stadium court seats 12,422 people. The prize money that will be awarded to the women’s and men’s singles champions is € 631,000 and 638,500 respectively to each champion. 

Madrid runs from the first day of qualifying on Friday 3 May through to the Singles Finals day on Sunday 12 May.

The 2012 women’s singles champion was No.9 seed Serena WILLIAMS who defeated No.1 seed Victoria AZARENKA in the final 6-1 6-3 to win her 41st WTA singles title and earn 1,000 WTA ranking points. The 2012 men’s singles champion was No.3 seed Roger FEDERER who defeated No.6 seed Tomas BERDYCH in the final 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 to win his 73rd ATP singles title and earn 1,000 ATP ranking points.

  1. Madrid 2013 Men’s Schedule of Play
  2. Madrid Open 2012
  3. Madrid Open 2011
  4. Madrid Open 2010
  5. ATP Major Tournaments 2013
  6. ATP Tournaments
  7. WTA Major Tournaments 2013
  8. WTA Tournaments

Miami 2013 Results: Women

To win the 2013 Miami Open women’s singles championship a main draw player needs to win seven best-of-3 set matches in a row if she is unseeded and six if she is one of the 32 seeds. Below OnCourt Advantage lists every women’s main draw match result for each day throughout the event, to make it easier for you to know who wins each match, what the final scores were and to check back on the path of each player through the draw.

To watch the tennis in Singapore you need to add 12 hours to the local time in Miami to work out the equivalent Singapore time for this-> daily 2013 Miami Order of Play.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Singles – Quarterfinals
[3] M Sharapova (RUS) d [8] S Errani (ITA) 75 75
[22] J Jankovic (SRB) d [15] R Vinci (ITA) 64 67(6) 63

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] S Williams (USA) d. [5] N Li (CHN) 63 76(5)
[4] A Radwanska (POL) d. [30] K Flipkens (BEL) 46 64 62

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Singles – 4th Round
[1] S Williams (USA) d. [13] D Cibulkova (SVK) 26 64 62
[3] M Sharapova (RUS) d. [21] K Zakopalova 6-2 6-2
[4] A Radwanska (POL) d. [16] S Stephens (USA) 46 62 60
[5] N Li (CHN) d. [WC] G Muguruza (ESP) 76(6) 62
[8] S Errani (ITA) d. [12] A Ivanovic (SRB) 16 64 62
[15] R Vinci (ITA) d. [32] A Cornet (FRA) 26 64 64
[22] J Jankovic (SRB) d. [28] S Cirstea (ROU) 60 64
[30] K Flipkens (BEL) d. [WC] A Tomljanovic (CRO) 67(6) 64 63

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

Singles – 3rd Round
[3] M Sharapova (RUS) d [29] E Vesnina (RUS) 64 62
[28] S Cirstea (ROU) d [6] A Kerber (GER) 64 60
[8] S Errani (ITA) d S Halep (ROU) 61 60
[22] J Jankovic (SRB) d [11] N Petrova (RUS) 76(7) 64
[12] A Ivanovic (SRB) d S Kuznetsova (RUS) 63 63
[21] K Zakopalova (CZE) d [14] M Kirilenko (RUS) 62 76(4)
[15] R Vinci (ITA) d [20] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) 57 64 64
[32] A Cornet (FRA) d [LL] L Davis (USA) 26 63 62

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013

Singles – 3rd Round
[1] S Williams (USA) d A Morita (JPN) 63 63
[4] A Radwanska (POL) d M Rybarikova (SVK) 76(5) 26 63
[5] N Li (CHN) d [25] V Lepchenko (USA) 62 64
[30] K Flipkens (BEL) d [7] P Kvitova (CZE) 60 46 61
[WC] G Muguruza (ESP) d [9] C Wozniacki (DEN) 62 64
[13] D Cibulkova (SVK) d R Oprandi (SUI) 63 64
[16] S Stephens (USA) d [19] V Williams (USA) walkover
[WC] A Tomljanovic (CRO) d [WC] A Petkovic (GER) 06 64 76(1)

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

Singles – 2nd Round
[3] M Sharapova (RUS) d E Bouchard (CAN) 6-2 6-0
[29] E Vesnina (RUS) d D Vekic (CRO) 6-4 6-2
[28] S Cirstea (ROU) d S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
[6] A Kerber (GER) d F Schiavone (ITA) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2
[11] N Petrova (RUS) d J Zheng (CHN) 6-3 6-1
[22] J Jankovic (SRB) d V Duval (USA) 6-3 7-5
[12] A Ivanovic (SRB) d U Radwanska (POL) 6-2 6-1
S Kuznetsova (RUS) d [18] E Makarova (RUS) 6-4 6-4
[21] K Zakopalova (CZE) d A Medina Garrigues (ESP) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
[14] M Kirilenko (RUS) d B Mattek-Sands (USA) 6-1 6-4
S Halep (ROU) d [26] T Paszek (AUT) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5
[8] S Errani (ITA) d D Hantuchova (SVK) 6-3 6-1
[15] R Vinci (ITA) d C McHale (USA) 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 6-3
[32] A Cornet (FRA) d L Robson (GBR) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
[20] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) d J Hampton (USA) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
L Davis (USA) d M Keys (USA) 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (9-7)

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013

Singles – 2nd Round
[30] K Flipkens (BEL) d S Voegele (SUI) 6-4 6-2
A Tomljanovic (CRO) d [24] J Goerges (GER) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
A Petkovic (GER) d [10] M Bartoli (FRA) 6-3 4-1 retired
[16] S Stephens (USA) d O Govortsova (BLR) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
[7] P Kvitova (CZE) d S Peng (CHN) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
[19] V Williams (USA) d K Date-Krumm (JPN) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-4
M Rybarikova (SVK) d [27] M Barthel (GER) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
[4] A Radwanska (POL) d S Hsieh (TPE) 6-3 6-2
G Muguruza (ESP) d [23] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
[9] C Wozniacki (DEN) d Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
[5] Na Li (CHN) d K Bertens (NED) 6-3 6-1
[25] V Lepchenko (USA) d I-C Begu (ROU) 6-3, 6-4
A Morita (JPN) d [31] Y Wickmayer (BEL) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 6-3
[1] S Williams (USA) d F Pennetta (ITA) 6-1 6-1
[13] D Cibulkova (SVK) d K Mladenovic (FRA) 6-2 6-3
R Oprandi (SUI) d [17] L Safarova (CZE) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH, 2013

Singles – 1st Round
G Muguruza (ESP) d K Siniakova (CZE) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
D Vekic (CRO) d Y Putintseva (KAZ) 7 – 6 (7-4), 6 – 0
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) d L Hradecka (CZE) 6 – 2, 6 – 1
A Medina Garrigues (ESP) d A Dulgheru (ROU) 5 – 7, 6 – 4, 7 – 6 (7-3)
B Mattek-Sands (USA) d M Puig (PUR) 6 – 4, 7 – 5
U Radwanska (POL) d A Beck (GER) 6 – 3, 6 – 1
S Kuznetsova (RUS) d L Dominguez Lino (ESP) 6 – 3, 6 – 3
R Oprandi (SUI) d A Rus (NED) 6 – 4, 3 – 6, 6 – 3
V Duval (USA) d A Hlavackova (CZE) 7 – 6 (7-4), 6 – 4
Jie Zheng (CHN) d Y Shvedova (KAZ) 7 – 5, 6 – 4
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d P Parmentier (FRA) 6 – 0, 6 – 7 (7-9), 6 – 2
F Schiavone (ITA) d J Cepelova (SVK) 5 – 7, 6 – 4, 6 – 4
E Bouchard (CAN) d S Peer (ISR) 4 – 6, 6 – 1, 6 – 4
S Halep (ROU) d S Lisicki (GER) 6 – 2, 3 – 6, 7 – 5
D Hantuchova (SVK) d T Pironkova (BUL) 6 – 2, 6 – 4
S Voegele (SUI) d P Martic (CRO) 6 – 3, 6 – 3
J Hampton (USA) d M Niculescu (ROU) 6 – 4, 6 – 3
C McHale (USA) d A Kontaveit (EST) 6 – 2, 6 – 1
M Keys (USA) d A Kiick (USA)  6 – 0, 6 – 0
L Robson (GBR) d C Giorgi (ITA) 6 – 2, 4 – 6, 6 – 3
O Govortsova (BLR) d M Czink (HUN) 3 – 6, 6 – 3, 6 – 2
M Rybarikova (SVK) d M Burdette (USA) 6-2 6-4

photo credit: Beth Wilson

Miami 2013 Order of Play

The 2013 Miami Open or the Sony Open Tennis is an ATP Tour “BIG 14″ major tournament on the men’s 2013 ATP Tour calendar and a WTA “BIG 14″ major tournament for the women’s 2013 tournament calendarBelow OnCourt Advantage lists the order of play and the results from each day throughout the entire tournament, to make it easier for you to know who plays whom, when and on what court.

Pictured above is current World No.1 Novak DJOKOVIC at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The 1.88m Serbian is going for a fourth Miami title after winning in 2007 then taking back-to-back titles 2011-2012. The 25-year-old Djokovic was the runner-up in 2009 to the 2013 No.2 seed Andy Murray and holds a 24-4 winning record in Miami.

Nole has now spent 73 weeks ranked at No.1 and currently has a huge 4,565 ATP ranking points lead, which positions him very well in his bid to achieve a third straight year-end No.1 ranking.

Djokovic has won 13 ATP Tour Masters 1000 singles titles and has been the runner-up in ten Masters 1000 singles events to date. The 6-time Grand Slam singles champion is at his best on hard courts and has the opportunity in Miami to chase the Masters 1000 record of 22 now held by Rafael Nadal (after moving one ahead of Roger Federer at last weeks Indian Wells Masters).

In the order of play all players listed (except for the direct acceptances), will have letters or a number in brackets in front of their names when they are a seeded player i.e. [1] for the No.1 seed, a wild card entrant [WC] or a player who won through the qualifying tournament i.e. a qualifier [Q], a special entry or special exempt [SE] or a lucky loser [LL] or has a protected ranking [PR].

The letters in brackets after each player’s name is the prefix for the country that player represents e.g. the local players have (USA) added after their names.

To watch the tennis in Singapore you need to add twelve hours to the local times listed below. To play tennis and/or book your tennis coaching, tennis training and tennis lessons in Singapore click either set of underlined words in this paragraph.

THURSDAY, 28 MARCH, 2013

STADIUM start 1:00 pm
[3] M Sharapova (RUS) vs [22] J Jankovic (SRB) – WTA
Not Before 3:00 PM
[9] M Cilic (CRO) vs [2] A Murray (GBR) – ATP
Starting at 7:00 PM
[8] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [4] T Berdych (CZE) – ATP
Not Before 9:00 PM
[1] S Williams (USA) vs [4] A Radwanska (POL) – WTA

WEDNESDAY, 27 MARCH, 2013

STADIUM
Not Before 1:00 PM
[8] S Errani (ITA) vs [3] M Sharapova (RUS) – WTA
Not Before 3:00 PM
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs J Melzer (AUT) – ATP
Starting at 7:00 PM
[22] J Jankovic (SRB) vs [15] R Vinci (ITA) – WTA
Not Before 9:00 PM
[15] T Haas (GER) vs [11] G Simon (FRA) – ATP

TUESDAY, 26 MARCH, 2013

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[3] David Ferrer (ESP) v [13] Kei Nishikori (JPN) – ATP
Not Before 1:00 PM
[1] Serena Williams (USA) v [5] Na Li (CHN) – WTA
[16] Andreas Seppi (ITA) v [2] Andy Murray (GBR) – ATP
[6] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Marin Cilic (CRO) – ATP
Starting at 7:30 PM
[4] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v [30] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) – WTA
Not Before 9:00 PM
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v [15] Tommy Haas (GER) – ATP

GRANDSTAND Start 11:00 am
Albert Ramos (ESP) v Jurgen Melzer (AUT) – ATP
[8] Richard Gasquet (FRA) v [10] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) -ATP
[17] Sam Querrey (USA) v [4] Tomas Berdych (CZE) – ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
[11] Gilles Simon (FRA) v [7] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) – ATP

MONDAY, 25 MARCH, 2013

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[WC] G Muguruza (ESP) vs [5] N Li (CHN) – WTA
[1] S Williams (USA) vs [13] D Cibulkova (SVK) – WTA
[29] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [2] A Murray (GBR) – ATP
[6] J Tsonga (FRA) vs J Nieminen (FIN) – ATP
Starting at 7:30 PM
[20] J Isner (USA) vs [9] M Cilic (CRO) – ATP
Not Before 9:00 PM
[21] K Zakopalova (CZE) vs [3] M Sharapova (RUS) – WTA

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
[8] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [28] M Youzhny (RUS) – ATP
D Goffin (BEL) vs [10] N Almagro (ESP) – ATP
Not Before 3:00 PM
[4] A Radwanska (POL) vs [16] S Stephens (USA) – WTA
A Falla (COL) vs [4] T Berdych (CZE) – ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
[14] M Raonic (CAN) vs [17] S Querrey (USA) – ATP

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[WC] A Tomljanovic (CRO) vs [30] K Flipkens (BEL) – WTA
Not Before 12:30 PM
[16] A Seppi (ITA) vs T Bellucci (BRA) – ATP
[15] R Vinci (ITA) vs [32] A Cornet (FRA) – WTA
[8] S Errani (ITA) vs [12] A Ivanovic (SRB) – WTA
Not Before 5:00 PM
[28] S Cirstea (ROU) vs [22] J Jankovic (SRB) – WTA

SUNDAY, 24 MARCH, 2013

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [32] F Fognini (ITA) – ATP
Not Before 1:00 PM
[6] A Kerber (GER) vs [28] S Cirstea (ROU) – WTA
[29] E Vesnina (RUS) vs [3] M Sharapova (RUS) – WTA
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs S Devvarman (IND) – ATP
Not Before 7:30 PM
S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [12] A Ivanovic (SRB) – WTA
Not Before 9:00 PM
A Ramos (ESP) vs [WC] J Blake (USA) – ATP

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
X Malisse (BEL) vs [13] K Nishikori (JPN) – ATP
[19] A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs [15] T Haas (GER) – ATP
[26] K Anderson (RSA) vs [7] J Tipsarevic (SRB) – ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
[15] R Vinci (ITA) vs [20] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) – WTA

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[22] J Jankovic (SRB) vs [11] N Petrova (RUS) – WTA
[14] M Kirilenko (RUS) vs [21] K Zakopalova (CZE) – WTA
Not Before 2:00 PM
[11] G Simon (FRA) vs G Zemlja (SLO) – ATP
J Melzer (AUT) vs T Kamke (GER) – ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
[8] S Errani (ITA) vs S Halep (ROU) – WTA

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
[32] A Cornet (FRA) vs [LL] L Davis (USA) – WTA

SATURDAY, 23 MARCH, 2013

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[25] V Lepchenko (USA) vs [5] N Li (CHN) – WTA
Not Before 1:00 PM
[6] J Tsonga (FRA) vs V Troicki (SRB) – ATP
B Tomic (AUS) vs [2] A Murray (GBR) – ATP
Not Before 4:30 PM
[19] V Williams (USA) vs [16] S Stephens (USA) – WTA
Not Before 8:00 PM
[1] S Williams (USA) vs A Morita (JPN) – WTA
Not Before 9:30 PM
[25] F Verdasco (ESP) vs A Falla (COL) – ATP

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
[8] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [Q] O Rochus (BEL) – ATP
Not Before 1:00 PM
[4] A Radwanska (POL) vs M Rybarikova (SVK) – WTA
[20] J Isner (USA) vs I Dodig (CRO) – ATP
[14] M Raonic (CAN) vs [Q] G Rufin (FRA) – ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [4] T Berdych (CZE) – ATP

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
L Kubot (POL) vs [17] S Querrey (USA) – ATP
T Bellucci (BRA) vs [21] J Janowicz (POL) – ATP
[WC] G Pella (ARG) vs [10] N Almagro (ESP) – ATP
S Giraldo (COL) vs [9] M Cilic (CRO) – ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
R Oprandi (SUI) vs [13] D Cibulkova (SVK) – WTA

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
[WC] A Petkovic (GER) vs [WC] A Tomljanovic (CRO) – WTA
[9] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [WC] G Muguruza (ESP) – WTA
[30] K Flipkens (BEL) vs [7] P Kvitova (CZE) – WTA

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
[18] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs D Goffin (BEL) – ATP
J Nieminen (FIN) vs [27] M Klizan (SVK) – ATP
[29] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs S Bolelli (ITA) – ATP

COURT 7 start 11:00 am
[16] A Seppi (ITA) vs A Bedene (SLO) – ATP
Not Before 3:00 PM
Y Lu (TPE) vs [28] M Youzhny (RUS) – ATP

Friday, March 22, 2013

STADIUM Start 11:00 am
[WC] Madison Keys (USA) v [2] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) WTA
[3] David Ferrer (ESP) v [Q] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) ATP
Not Before 3:00 PM
Tobias Kamke (GER) v [5] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
[WC] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) v [3] Maria Sharapova (RUS) WTA
Starting at 8:00 PM
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Lukas Rosol (CZE) ATP
[8] Sara Errani (ITA) v Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) WTA

GRANDSTAND Start 11:00 am
[18] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) v Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) WTA
[WC] James Blake (USA) v [24] Julien Benneteau (FRA) ATP
[19] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) v Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) ATP
[11] Gilles Simon (FRA) v [WC] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
[22] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v [WC] Victoria Duval (USA) WTA

COURT 1 Start 11:00 am
Igor Sijsling (NED) v [15] Tommy Haas (GER) ATP
[6] Angelique Kerber (GER) v Francesca Schiavone (ITA) WTA
[14] Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v [Q] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) WTA
Urszula Radwanska (POL) v [12] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) WTA

COURT 2 Start 11:00 am
[15] Roberta Vinci (ITA) v Christina Mchale (USA) WTA
[12] Juan Monaco (ARG) v Albert Ramos (ESP) ATP
[Q] Dudi Sela (ISR) v [7] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) ATP
[6] Alexander Peya (AUT)/Bruno Soares (BRA) v David Marrero (ESP)/Fernando Verdasco (ESP) ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
Somdev Devvarman (IND) v [30] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) ATP

COURT 3 Start 11:00 am
Jamie Hampton (USA) v [20] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) WTA
Michael Llodra (FRA) v [32] Fabio Fognini (ITA) ATP
[32] Alize Cornet (FRA) v Laura Robson (GBR) WTA
[26] Kevin Anderson (RSA) v Horacio Zeballos (ARG) ATP

COURT 6 Start 11:00 am
Victor Hanescu (ROU) v [13] Kei Nishikori (JPN) ATP
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v [21] Klara Zakopalova (CZE) WTA
Jie Zheng (CHN) v [11] Nadia Petrova (RUS) WTA

COURT 7 Start 11:00 am
[22] Jeremy Chardy (FRA) v Xavier Malisse (BEL) ATP
[31] Marcel Granollers (ESP) v Jurgen Melzer (AUT) ATP
Simona Halep (ROU) v [26] Tamira Paszek (AUT) WTA

COURT 8 Start 11:00 am
[29] Elena Vesnina (RUS) v [Q] Donna Vekic (CRO) WTA
Grega Zemlja (SLO) v [23] Florian Mayer (GER) ATP
[Q] Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) v [28] Sorana Cirstea (ROU) WTA

THURSDAY, 21 MARCH, 2013

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[4] A Radwanska (POL) vs S Hsieh (TPE) – WTA
[Q] M Gicquel (FRA) vs B Tomic (AUS) – ATP
[1] S Williams (USA) vs F Pennetta (ITA) – WTA
J Nieminen (FIN) vs D Nalbandian (ARG) – ATP
Starting at 7:30 PM
[19] V Williams (USA) vs K Date-Krumm (JPN) – WTA
T Bellucci (BRA) vs [WC] C Harrison (USA) – ATP

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
K Bertens (NED) vs [5] N Li (CHN) – WTA
S Peng (CHN) vs [7] P Kvitova (CZE) – WTA
[9] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [Q] K Pliskova (CZE) – WTA
[10] M Bartoli (FRA) vs [WC] A Petkovic (GER) – WTA

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[Q] R Ginepri (USA) vs Y Lu (TPE) – ATP
O Govortsova (BLR) vs [16] S Stephens (USA) – WTA
K Mladenovic (FRA) vs [13] D Cibulkova (SVK) – WTA
J Levine (CAN) vs S Bolelli (ITA) – ATP
Not Before 5:00 PM
[25] V Lepchenko (USA) vs I Begu (ROU) – WTA

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs D Istomin (UZB) – ATP
[WC] R Williams (USA) vs S Giraldo (COL) – ATP
P Andujar (ESP) vs V Troicki (SRB) – ATP
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [7] M Llodra (FRA) / L Paes (IND) – ATP
[17] L Safarova (CZE) vs R Oprandi (SUI) – WTA

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
[Q] M Copil (ROU) vs [Q] G Rufin (FRA) – ATP
[Q] F Dancevic (CAN) vs L Kubot (POL) – ATP
[WC] G Pella (ARG) vs C Berlocq (ARG) – ATP

COURT 6 start 11:00 am
[WC] A Tomljanovic (CRO) vs [24] J Goerges (GER) – WTA
A Morita (JPN) vs [31] Y Wickmayer (BEL) – WTA

COURT 7 start 11:00 am
T Ito (JPN) vs [Q] O Rochus (BEL) – ATP
D Goffin (BEL) vs R Haase (NED) – ATP
I Dodig (CRO) vs L Lacko (SVK) – ATP
B Becker (GER) vs A Bedene (SLO) – ATP

COURT 8 start 11:00 am
G Soeda (JPN) vs A Falla (COL) – ATP
[30] K Flipkens (BEL) vs [Q] S Voegele (SUI) – WTA
[WC] G Muguruza (ESP) vs [23] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – WTA
M Rybarikova (SVK) vs [27] M Barthel (GER) – WTA

WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH, 2013

STADIUM start 11:00 am
T Pironkova (BUL) vs D Hantuchova (SVK) – WTA
L Dominguez Lino (ESP) vs S Kuznetsova (RUS) – WTA
J Sousa (POR) vs [WC] L Hewitt (AUS) – ATP
N Davydenko (RUS) vs P Lorenzi (ITA) – ATP
Not Before 7:30 PM
R Harrison (USA) vs [WC] J Blake (USA) – ATP
[WC] A Kontaveit (EST) vs C Mchale (USA) – WTA

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
J Hampton (USA) vs M Niculescu (ROU) – WTA
[Q] R Ram (USA) vs X Malisse (BEL) – ATP
[WC] V Duval (USA) vs A Hlavackova (CZE) – WTA
F Schiavone (ITA) vs [Q] J Cepelova (SVK) – WTA
Not Before 5:00 PM
[Q] D Tursunov (RUS) vs [Q] T Smyczek (USA) – ATP

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
A Kuznetsov (RUS) vs V Hanescu (ROU) – ATP
B Paire (FRA) vs M Llodra (FRA) – ATP
J Melzer (AUT) vs R Berankis (LTU) – ATP
P Parmentier (FRA) vs [Q] S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) – WTA
Not Before 5:00 PM
[WC] M Keys (USA) vs [Q] A Kiick (USA) – WTA

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
[Q] K Siniakova (CZE) vs [WC] G Muguruza (ESP) – WTA
S Halep (ROU) vs S Lisicki (GER) – WTA
L Robson (GBR) vs C Giorgi (ITA) – WTA
J Zheng (CHN) vs Y Shvedova (KAZ) – WTA
[WC] M Puig (PUR) vs [Q] B Mattek-Sands (USA) – WTA

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
G Muller (LUX) vs L Rosol (CZE) – ATP
T Kamke (GER) vs B Kavcic (SLO) – ATP
G Zemlja (SLO) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP) – ATP
[Q] T de Bakker (NED) vs H Zeballos (ARG) – ATP

COURT 6 start 11:00 am
E Donskoy (RUS) vs S Devvarman (IND) – ATP
L Hradecka (CZE) vs [Q] K Pliskova (CZE) – WTA
I Sijsling (NED) vs L Mayer (ARG) – ATP
A Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs A Dulgheru (ROU) – WTA

COURT 7 start 11:00 am
[Q] S Voegele (SUI) vs P Martic (CRO) – WTA
Not Before 12:30 PM
O Govortsova (BLR) vs [Q] M Czink (HUN) – WTA
[Q] J Hajek (CZE) vs A Ramos (ESP) – ATP
M Matosevic (AUS) vs [Q] D Sela (ISR) – ATP

COURT 8 start 11:00 am
R Oprandi (SUI) vs A Rus (NED) – WTA
A Beck (GER) vs U Radwanska (POL) – WTA
M Rybarikova (SVK) vs [Q] M Burdette (USA) – WTA
[WC] E Bouchard (CAN) vs [Q] S Peer (ISR) – WTA
[Q] Y Putintseva (KAZ) vs [Q] D Vekic (CRO) – WTA

© photo credit: HEAD Tennis

Miami 2013 Women’s Singles Draw 1st Round

The 2013 Miami Open women’s main draw singles 1st round has just been released. Below OnCourt Advantage lists details about the types of players in the draw, the seeded match-ups for the 3rd and last 16 and the full singles draw in an easy to follow format.

The 32 seeds in the 2013 Miami Open ranged in rankings from World No.1 Serena WILLIAMS through to No.33 Alize CORNET.

All of the players listed in the draw below except for the direct acceptances will have letters or a number in brackets in front of their names. A seeded player will have a number that denotes what number that player is seeded i.e. [1] for the No.1 seed. A wild card entrant is identified with – [WC], a player who won through the qualifying tournament i.e. a qualifier is [Q] and a lucky loser is [LL].

In the full draw listed below, only the Top 16 seeds names are bolded to make the possible round of 16 match-ups stand out for you. Click this link for-> the entire tournament schedule of play, which includes the round-by-round breakdown of prize money plus ranking points and other interesting details.

The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the 3rd round is:

  • Serena WILLIAMS [1] v [31] Yanina WICKMAYER
  • Lucie SAFAROVA [17] v [13] Dominika CIBULKOVA
  • Caroline WOZNIACKI [9] v [23] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  • Varvara LEPCHENKO [25] v [5] LI Na
  • Agnieszka RADWANSKA [4] v [27] Mona BARTHEL
  • Venus WILLIAMS [19] v [16] Sloane STEPHENS
  • Marion BARTOLI [10] v [24] Julia GOERGES
  • Kirsten FLIPKENS [30] v [7] Petra KVITOVA

The seeded match ups for the bottom half of the draw are:

  • Sara ERRANI [8] v [26] Tamira PASZEK
  • Ekaterina MAKAROVA [18] v [12] Ana IVANOVIC
  • Maria KIRILENKO [14] v [21] Klara ZAKOPALOVA
  • Elena VESNINA [29] v [3] Maria SHARAPOVA
  • Angelique KERBER [6] v [28] Sorana CIRSTEA
  • Jelena JANKOVIC [22] v [11] Nadia PETROVA
  • Roberta VINCI [15] v [20] Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO
  • Alize CORNET [32] v [2] Victoria AZARENKA

The 2013 Miami Open women’s singles draw is:

  1. Serena WILLIAMS [1] v BYE
  2. Flavia PENNETTA v Johanna LARSSON
  3. Heather WATSON v Ayumi MORITA
  4. BYE v [31] Yanina WICKMAYER
  5. Lucie SAFAROVA [17] v BYE
  6. Romina OPRANDI v Aranxta RUS
  7. Kristina MLADENOVIC v Aleksandra WOZNIAK
  8. BYE v [13] Dominika CIBULKOVA
  9. Caroline WOZNIACKI [9] v BYE
  10. Lucie HRADECKA v [Q] Karolina PLISKOVA
  11. Katerina SINIAKOVA [Q] v [WC] Garbine MUGURUZA
  12. BYE v [23] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  13. Varvara LEPCHENKO [25] v BYE
  14. Marina ERAKOVIC v Irina-Camelia BEGU
  15. Ana TATISHVILI v Kiki BERTENS
  16. BYE v [5] LI Na
  17. Agnieszka RADWANKSA [4] v BYE
  18. HSIEH Su-Wei v Lesia TSURENKO
  19. Magdalena RYBARIKOVA v [Q] Mallory BURDETTE
  20. BYE v [27] Mona BARTHEL
  21. Venus WILLIAMS [19] v BYE
  22. Kimiko DATE-KRUMM v Chanelle SCHEEPERS
  23. Olga GOVORTSOVA v [Q] Melinda CZINK
  24. BYE v [16] Sloane STEPHENS
  25. Marion BARTOLI [10] v BYE
  26. Bojana JOVANOVSKI v [WC] Andrea PETKOVIC
  27. Ksenia PERVAK v [WC] Ajla TOMLJANOVIC
  28. BYE v [24] Julia GOERGES
  29. Kirsten FLIPKENS [30] v BYE
  30. Stefanie VOEGELE [Q] v Petra MARTIC
  31. Sofia ARVIDSSON v PENG Shuai
  32. BYE v [7] Petra KVITOVA

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Sara ERRANI [8] v BYE
  2. Tsvetana PIRONKOVA v Daniela HANTUCHOVA
  3. Simona HALEP v Sabine LISICKI
  4. BYE v [26] Tamira PASZEK
  5. Ekaterina MAKAROVA [18] v BYE
  6. Lourdes DOMINGUEZ LINO v Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  7. Annika BECK v Urszula RADWANSKA
  8. BYE v [12] Ana IVANOVIC
  9. Maria KIRILENKO [14] v BYE
  10. Monica PUIG [WC] v [Q] Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS
  11. Annabel MEDINA GARRIGUES v Alexandra DULGHERU
  12. BYE v [21] Klara ZAKOPALOVA
  13. Elena VESNINA [29] v BYE
  14. Yulia PUTINTSEVA [Q] v [Q] Donna VEKIC
  15. Eugenie BOUCHARD [WC] v [Q] Shahar PEER
  16. BYE v [3] Maria SHARAPOVA
  17. Angelique KERBER [6] v BYE
  18. Francesca SCHIAVONE v [Q] Jana CEPELOVA
  19. Pauline PARMENTIER v [Q] Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA
  20. BYE v [28] Sorana CIRSTEA
  21. Jelena JANKOVIC [22] v BYE
  22. Victoria DUVAL [WC] v Andrea HLAVACKOVA
  23. ZHENG Jie v Yaroslava SHVEDOVA
  24. BYE v [11] Nadia PETROVA
  25. Roberta VINCI [15] v BYE
  26. Anett KONTAVEIT [WC] v Christina MCHALE
  27. Jamie HAMPTON v Monica NICULESCU
  28. BYE v [20] Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO
  29. Alize CORNET [32] v BYE
  30. Laura ROBSON v Camila GIORGI
  31. Madison KEYS v [Q] Allie KIICK
  32. BYE v [2] Victoria AZARENKA

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Miami 2013 Women’s Singles Draw: Qualifying

Venus Williams

The 2013 Miami Open women’s qualifying singles event begins on Monday 18 March at 10am local time in Miami, Florida. In this post the full women’s qualifying singles draw will be listed below plus a number of interesting facts about the qualifying, including how this draw works and how the WTA ranking points are allocated. The tickets to the qualifying range are 9 US dollars on the first day of qualifying and 15 on the second day.

As soon as the qualifying draw is announced on Sunday 17 March it will be added right here-> Miami 2013 Women’s Singles Draw: Qualifying 1st Round. There are 48 players in the qualifying draw divided up between 6 Wild Cards (WC) and 42 Direct Acceptances vying for 12 spots in the singles main draw.

To watch the tennis in Singapore you need to add 12 hours to the local time in Miami to work out the equivalent Singapore time as listed in the 2013 Miami women’s schedule of play.

The seeds do not receive a BYE in the 1st round of the qualifying event like they do in the singles main draw. All players must win two best-of-three tiebreak set matches in a row in order to qualify.

There are 24 seeds in the qualifying draw that have ALL been separated from each other in the first round so if they win through against the lower ranked players, they all play-off in “The Qualifying Round”. The Qualifying Round is the final round that decides which 12 players qualify for the 2013 Miami singles main draw.

The cut-off date for acceptances into the 2013 Miami Open qualifying singles draw was 4 February 2013, which means players were accepted into the qualifying draw according to their ranking on that day. The 24 seeds are in the qualifying event are determined in ranking order by the rankings as at Monday 4 March 2013 (and not the rankings at the time of qualifying on February 4th).

In many ways it is better to compete in the qualifying than to be given a wildcard into the main draw. Here is a breakdown of the ranking points and prize money per round for the qualifying event:

  1. $1,285 US dollars and 1 WTA ranking point to players who lose in the 1st round of qualifying;
  2. $2,515 and 20 WTA ranking points to players that win through to the 2nd round of qualifying but are then defeated; and
  3. $7,680 and 30 ranking points to players who qualify for the main draw but are then defeated in the 1st round of the main draw.

Each player that qualifies for the singles main draw earns 30 WTA ranking points. If a qualifier loses in the 2nd round of the main draw she earns 80 points (30+50), 30 points for qualifying plus the 50 main draw 2nd round points. A player who starts in the 1st round i.e. a direct acceptance or a wildcard recipient, only earns 5 WTA ranking points if she loses her 1st round match.

A qualifier who wins the 1st two round of the main draw and then gets knocked out in the 3rd round earns 80 points for making the 3rd round plus 30 points for qualifying. Thus, a qualifier who loses in the 3rd round earns 110 ranking points in total.

If a direct acceptance withdraws from the event, then a “Lucky Loser” i.e. a player who loses in the final round of qualifying will be awarded a place in the singles main draw. A Lucky Loser who loses in the 1st round of the main draw earns 20 points from the qualifying event, then would add those 20 points to the total she earns for a 2nd round or beyond finish.

© photo credit: Andy2982