Latest ATP & WTA Results, Schedules, Quick Hits | 24 February 2017

 

By Britwatch Team

  • WTA Dubai
  • ATP Rotterdam
  • ATP Delray Beach
  • ATP Marseille
  • WTA Budapest
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 Dubai Results & Quick Hits

  • How does Angelique Kerber solve a problem like Elina Svitolina? Well, we are going to have to wait to find out after the World No. 2 had no answer to Svitolina for the third straight time, and the second time this year. Kerber needed a medical time-out for some knee strapping but it will be on to Indian Wells for the German with some time to set herself right.
  • 2011 champion Caroline Wozniacki awaits the final, looking to become just the third multiple winner, Joining Justine Henin (4 titles) and Venus Williams (3 titles). She notched up the record of the most match wins at the tournament winning her 22nd over Anastasija Sevastova. She trails Svitolina 0-1 though with the Ukrainian looking to win the biggest title of her career, having won five International titles.
  • Both have dropped just one set on the way to the final.
  • Prediction: Svitolina in three sets.
WTA Dubai $2,365,250 SF 24 Feb
E Svitolina [7] (UKR) 63 76(3) A Kerber [1] (GER)
C Wozniacki [10] (DEN) 63 64 A Sevastova (LAT)

 

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2017

CENTRE COURT Starting at: 5:00 pm

Andrea HLAVACKOVA (CZE) Shuai PENG (CHN) [6] vs Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS) Elena VESNINA (RUS) [2]

Not Before 7:00 pm

Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) [7] vs Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) [10]

 

ATP Rio de Janeiro Results & Quick Hits

  • Second seed Dominic Thiem coasted into his first ATP World Tour semi-final of 2017 with a very comfortable win over Diego Schwartzman – but for him the high point was finally hitting a successful tweener!
  • Wild-card Casper Ruud continued his great run – already tipped as a future ATP Next Gen star, he reached his first ATP World Tour semi-final after dashing home hope Thiago Monteiro.
  • Injury woes struck Alexandr Dolgopolov – the Buenos Aires champion called it a day against Pablo Carrena Busta after two competitive sets and a game into the decider.
ATP Rio de Janeiro $1,461,560 R2 24 Feb
D Thiem [2] (AUT) 62 63 D Schwartzman (ARG)
P Carreno Busta [4] (ESP) 76(4) 67(2) 10 RET A Dolgopolov (UKR)
A Ramos-Vinolas [5] (ESP) 62 63 N Kicker [Q] (ARG)
C Ruud [WC] (NOR) 62 76(2) T Monterio (BRA)

 

ORDER OF PLAY – Saturday, 25 February 2017

QUADRA GUGA KUERTEN Matches Start At: 5:00 pm

Albert RAMOS-VINOLAS (ESP) [5] vs Dominic THIEM (AUT) [2]

followed by

[WC] Casper RUUD (NOR) vs Pablo CARRENO BUSTA (ESP) [4]

Not Before 8:00 pm

Pablo CARRENO BUSTA (ESP) Pablo CUEVAS (URU) [3] vs Juan Sebastian CABAL (COL) Robert FARAH (COL) [4]

 

 

ATP Delray Beach Results & Quick Hits

  • Juan Martin Del Potro set up a quarter-final clash with Milos Roanic – the Argentine is back on the tour after an extended break since helping Argentina to a memorable Davis Cup win. He clouted defending champion Sam Querrey in a tight match to rack up an impressive 11-1 record in Florida.
  • Raonic had to fight from a set down against Britain’s Kyle Edmund who has strung together some pleasing performances, and is looking bat to fitness having suffered an adductor injury at the Australian Open.
  • The other semi-final sees an all-American clash between Jack Sock and Donald Young. Sock is on the hunt for a second piece of hardware this season, while Young got a walkover when his quarter-final opponent Steve Darcis had to withdraw for personal reasons.
ATP Delray Beach $534,625 QF 24 Feb
M Raonic [1] (CAN) 46 63 64 K Edmund [8] (GBR)
J Sock [3] (USA) 64 76(4) S Johnson [5] (USA)
J-M Del Potro [7] (ARG) 75 75 S Querrey [4/WC] (USA)

 

ORDER OF PLAY – Saturday, 25 February 2017

STADIUM Matches Start At: 1:00 pm

Jonathan ERLICH (ISR) Scott LIPSKY (USA) vs Raven KLAASEN (RSA) Rajeev RAM (USA) [2]

Not Before 3:00 pm

Jack SOCK (USA) [3] vs Donald YOUNG (USA)

Not Before 6:00 pm

Yen-Hsun LU (TPE) Leander PAES (IND) vs Treat HUEY (PHI) Max MIRNYI (BLR) [3]

Not Before 8:00 pm

Milos RAONIC (CAN) [1] vs Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG) [7]

 

ATP Marseille Results & Quick Hits

  • Nick Kyrgios continued his great run of form as he attempts to defend his first ATP World Tour title. He beat qualifier Norbert Gombos in straight sets and he sets up a semi-final clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
  • The Frenchman came through a tough match with compatriot Gilles Simon, and is in great form, having picked up the Rotterdam title.
  • French hopes are in plentiful supply with Richard Gasquet and Lucas Pouille also advancing to the semi-finals.
ATP Marseille €620,660 QF 24 Feb
R Gasquet [6] (FRA) 67(5) 64 62 G Monfils [1] (FRA)
J-W Tsonga [2] (FRA) 46 61 64 G Simon [7] (FRA)
N Kyrgios [3] (AUS) 63 63 N Gombos [Q] (SVK)
L Pouille [4] (FRA) 46 61 64 D Medvedev (RUS)

 

ORDER OF PLAY – Saturday, 25 February 2017

COURT CENTRAL Matches Start At: 3:00 pm

Nick KYRGIOS (AUS) [3] vs Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) [2]

followed by

Richard GASQUET (FRA) [6] vs Lucas POUILLE (FRA) [4]

followed by

[WC] Nick KYRGIOS (AUS) Matt REID (AUS) vs Robin HAASE (NED) Dominic INGLOT (GBR)

 

 

WTA Budapest Results & Quick Hits

  • The Hungarian Ladies Open sets up a semi-final clash with Hungarian No. 1 Timea Babos leading the way. She overcame Oceane Dodin to book her place in the semi-final where she faces Julia Goerges.
  • The German is looking good having had an injury scare in the Fed Cup after slipping on a wet line in rainy Hawaii and has lost none of her fighting spirit, getting past Yanina Wickmayer.
  • At the other end of the bracket, second seed Lucie Safarova is also picking up some solid wins and she faces Carina Witthoeft in the other semi-final.
WTA Budapest $226,750 QF 24 Feb
J Goerges [3] (GER) 61 75 Y Wickmayer [5] (BEL)
C Witthoeft (GER) 61 61 A Beck [8] (GER)
T Babos [1] (HUN) 64 26 61 O Dodin [7] (FRA)
L Safarova [2] (CZE) 63 75 A Sasnovich [Q] (BLR)

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2017

KÖRMÖCZY COURT Starting at: 3:00 pm

Carina WITTHOEFT (GER) vs Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) [2]

Not Before 4:00 pm

Timea BABOS (HUN) [1] vs Julia GOERGES (GER) [3]

Not Before 5:00 pm

After Suitable Rest

Timea BABOS (HUN) Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) [1] vs Arina RODIONOVA (AUS) Galina VOSKOBOEVA (KAZ)

 

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