By Britwatch Team

  • WTA Doha
  • ATP Rotterdam
  • ATP Buenos Aires
  • ATP Memphis
Latest Tennis Results – Full main draw singles results from ATP & WTA tournaments this week, plus our quick hits of the day’s action.

 

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WTA Doha Results & Quick Hits

  • More rain and more stacked schedules saw the finalists determined after playing twice on Friday.
  • Second seed Karolina Pliskova first powered past Zhang Shuai in a match disrupted heavily by rain. Next up was WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova who so far had never yielded to the big-hitting Czech. Cibulkova had been the luckiest of the semi-finalists, making it through on Thursday and Pliskova worked for the win as the diminutive Slovak levelled the match in the second set, before Pliskova prevailed in a nervy decider.
  • Facing her will be Caroline Wozniacki who was the last to make it into the semi-final line-up after easing past qualifier Lauren Davis, before powering past Monica Puig, who had fought from a set down earlier in the day against Daria Kasatkina.
  • The head to head favours the Dane – she has won all three of their previous encounters, but they have not played since 2014, when Pliskova had just broken the Top 50.
  • PREDICTION: Pliskova in 3 sets.
WTA Doha $710,900 SF 17 Feb
C Wozniacki (DEN) 61 62 M Puig (PUR)
Ka Pliskova [2] CZE 64 46 63 D Cibulkova [3] (SVK)
QF
C Wozniacki (DEN) 75 61 L Davis [Q] (USA)
M Puig (PUR) 46 75 64 D Kasatkina (RUS)
Ka Pliskova [2] CZE 62 60 Zhang S (CHN)

 

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2017

CENTRE COURT Starting at: 3:30 pm
Doubles Final
Olga SAVCHUK (UKR) Yaroslava SHVEDOVA (KAZ) vs Abigail SPEARS (USA) Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) [4] Not Before 6:00 pm
Singles Final
Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) vs Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) [2]

 

ATP Rotterdam Results & Quick Hits

  • The ‘hot-hand’ of Grigor Dimitrov was cooled by David Goffin as the Belgian scored his first win over the Bulgarian, not to mention a tiny bit of pay-back for losing out to him in the Sofia final last week. Goffin had never even won a match in Rotterdam until this year!
  • It was not a great day if you were a top seed – the French contingent of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Pierre-Hugues Herbert knocked out Nos. 1 and 2 seeds Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem respectively with No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych rounding out the semi-finals as he beat defending champion Martin Klizan.
ATP Rotterdam €1,724,930 QF 17 Feb
J-W Tsonga [6] (FRA) 76(8) 76(5) M Cilic [1] (CRO)
P-H Herbert [Q] (FRA) 64 76(3) D Thiem [2] (AUT)
D Goffin [3] (BEL) 64 16 63 G Dimitrov [5] (BUL)
T Berdych [4] (CZE) 63 63 M Klizan (SVK)

 

ORDER OF PLAY – Saturday, 18 February 2017

CENTRE COURT Matches Start At: 1:00 pm
[WC] Wesley KOOLHOF (NED) Matwe MIDDELKOOP (NED) vs Jean-Julien ROJER (NED) Horia TECAU (ROU)

Not Before 3:00 pm

Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) [6] vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) [4] Not Before 7:30 pm
David GOFFIN (BEL) [3] vs [Q] Pierre-Hugues HERBERT (FRA)
followed by
After rest Pierre-Hugues HERBERT (FRA) Nicolas MAHUT (FRA) [1] vs
Ivan DODIG (CRO) Marcel GRANOLLERS (ESP) [3]

COURT 1 Matches Start At: 1:15 pm

SINGLES WHEELCHAIR FINAL
Nicolas PEIFER (FRA) vs Gordon REID (GBR)

 

ATP Buenos Aires Results & Quick Hits

  • Top seed Kei Nishikori roared into the semi-finals, having abandoned Memphis after four straight titles for joining the Latin American ‘Golden Swing’ ahead of the US spring hard-court swing. Nishikori has really not looked back since dropping his opening set this week. He will face home-crowd favourite Carlos Berlocq for a spot in the final.
  • Pablo Carreno Busta won the battle of the Spaniards, edging fifth seed Albert Ramos Vinolas in a tense three-setter and he will face Alexandr Dolgopolov, who earlier in the week ousted second seed Pablo Cuevas.
ATP Buenos Aires $546,680 QF 17 Feb
K Nishikori [1] (JPN) 61 64 J Sousa [6] (POR)
P Carreno Busta [4] (ESP) 63 46 64 A Ramos-Vinolas [5] (ESP)
C Berlocq [WC] (ARG) 36 62 63 T Monteiro (BRA)
A Dolgopolov (UKR) 75 64 G Melzer (AUT)

 

ORDER OF PLAY – Saturday, 18 February 2017

COURT GUILLERMO VILAS Matches Start At: 12:00 noon
Juan Sebastian CABAL (COL) Robert FARAH (COL) [1] vs [PR] Simone BOLELLI (ITA) Fabio FOGNINI (ITA)
Not Before 2:00 pm
Pablo CARRENO BUSTA (ESP) [4] vs Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (UKR)
Not Before 3:30 pm
Kei NISHIKORI (JPN) [1] vs [WC] Carlos BERLOCQ (ARG)

 

ATP Memphis Results & Quick Hits

  • John Isner’s wait to add the Memphis title to his American title collection will wait another year as he was edged out by compatriot Donald Young, who got his first win over the big serving Isner. He gets another American – Ryan Harrison.
  • The second semi-final will be between Mikhail Kukushkin, who ousted fourth seed Steve Johnson, and one to watch will be Nikoloz Basilashvili who has been in decent form these past weeks. He put paid to second seed Ivo Karlovic this week, and toppled Dominic Thiem last week in Sofia.
ATP Memphis $642,750 QF 17 Feb
D Young (USA) 76(5) 36 76(6) J Isner [2] (USA)
M Kukushkin (KAZ) 60 64 S Johnson [4] (USA)
N Basiliashvili (GEO) 76(3) 64 M Ebden [Q] (AUS)
R Harrison (USA) 63 64 D Dzumhur (BIH)

 

ORDER OF PLAY – Saturday, 18 February 2017

STADIUM COURT Matches Start At: 2:00 pm
[PR] Matthew EBDEN (AUS) Bernard TOMIC (AUS) vs Brian BAKER (USA) Nikola MEKTIC (CRO)
Not Before 4:00 pm
Nikoloz BASILASHVILI (GEO) vs Mikhail KUKUSHKIN (KAZ)
Not Before 7:30 pm
Ryan HARRISON (USA) vs Donald YOUNG (USA)
followed by
After Suitable Rest
Ryan HARRISON (USA) Steve JOHNSON (USA) vs Oliver MARACH (AUT) Fabrice MARTIN (FRA) [2]

 

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