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Huey, Inglot Denied Doubles Final Four Spot at U.S. Open by Melo, Dodig

Huey, Inglot in their first QF appearance at a Grand Slam event. Photo zimbio.com

September 04 2013 ITS Staff:New York - Philippines’s Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot of Great Britain were denied a spot at a Grand Slam Final Four on Wednesday bowing out to Wimbledon finalists Carmelo Melo of Brazil and Croatia’s Ivan Dodig 7-5 6-3 played at the Louis Armstrong Stadium. With both teams holding serves in the first 10 games, the sixteenth seeds Huey and Inglot held a 0-30 5-5 advantage on Melo’s serve. Read full story

Filipino Davis Cupper Treat Huey and England's Dominic Inglot Reach Grand Slam Doubles Quarter-finals

Philippines's Huey and Great Britain's Inglot. Photo by zimbio.com

September 02 2013 ITS Staff: New York - Philippines’s Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot of Great Britain upset the No.3 seed Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 7-6(2) 6-0 in the round of 16 of the U.S. Open Championships in Flushing Meadow on Monday. 

 

The Filipino-British pair werer firing on all cylinders hitting a remarkable 42 winners while tossing in 6 aces against the 2012 ATP World Doubles Champions. After a tight first set which went to a tie-breaker, the former University of Virginia duo broke the game open when they broke the Spaniards serve in the opening game of the second set and never looked back breaking twice more to clinch the one hour and 15 minute match.

2012 ATP World Doubles Champions Lopez and Granollers. Photo english.sina.com

The sixteenth-seed Huey and Inglot, who will be appearing for the first time in a quarter-final Grand Slam event, will face Marcelo Melo of Brazil and Croatia’s Ivan Dodig for a place in the semi-finals. Melo and Dodig, this year’s Wimbledon finalists to the Bryans, defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine and Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

 

Huey and Inglot reached this year's Wimbledon third round where they were denied by the eventual winners Mike and Bob Bryan who also won Monday moving one step closer to winning a calendar year Grand Slam after advancing to the semi-finals with a 7-6 6-4 victory over Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray . The twins are now only two wins away from making history as the first team to win a calendar-year Grand Slam and Olympic gold. They will face the winner between Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek and Jean-Julien Rojer/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.

 

Granollers came in to the doubles match after last night's gruelling five-set marathon victory over the last American standing Tim Smyczek. Huey and Inglot reached the finals of Winston-Salem Open two weeks ago, their fifth career finals. Their lone title came at last year’s Citi Open in Washington. The Winston-Salem Open was their second runner-up showing of 2013, having lost to Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich in the Power Horse Cup final in Dusseldorf. More on Day 8: Robredo Stuns Federer

 

NOTE: Huey became the first Filipino to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event in 32 years. Huey’s feat matched the record of Beeyong Sison and his Swiss partner Markus Guenthardt who made the quarterfinals of the French Open in 1981; Huey will lead the Philippine Davis Cup team consisting of Ruben Gonzales, Johnny Arcilla, and Francis Alcantara against New Zealand in the Group II Asia-Oceana finals on September 13 - 15 to be played in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. 

Men's Doubles Quarter-finals Monday September 02

1-Bob/Mike Bryan beat 12-Colin Fleming/Jonathan Marray 7-6(7) 6-4

Men's Doubles Third Round Monday September 02 

5-Aisam Qureshi /Jean Rojer beat Yen-Hsun Lu/Divij Sharan 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3 

16-Treat Huey/Dominic Inglot beat 3-Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez 7-6(2) 6-0

2-Alexander Peya/Bruno Soares beat Pablo Cuevas/Horacio Zeballos 6-3 7-6(1)

Li Na Crushes Jankovic, Sets Quarter-finals Clash with Makarova

Li Na enters last 8. Photo usopen.org

September 1, 2013 ITS Staff: New York - China’s Li Na barged into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open Championships after crushing former World No.1 Jelena Jankovic 6-3 6-0 on Sunday night at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Li, who came into the match 0-4 against Jankovic since the 2009 French Open, yielded two of her service games but broke the Serbian seven times to finish the match 57 minutes. 

 

On court, Li was quoted after the match, "The last time I lost in straight sets in Rome. She plays good defense but who knows, maybe I played the best match of my whole life. I know Jelena is always a tough opponent and until the umpire says 'Game, set, match,' everyone has a chance," added Li. "I hope to just keep this same level for my other matches."

 

Li will next face No. 24 seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia who upset No.3 seed Agnieszka Radswanka 6-4 6-4. Li leads their head-to-head 3-0 and Makarova has never reached a Grand Slam semifinal in singles. All of Li’s win over Makarova have come on hard courts, including a three-set triumph during the 2008 US Open. More on Day 7; > Huey, Inglot all set to play Rd 16 doubles vs Granollers, Lopez on Monday on Court 17

Philippines's Treat Huey and Great Britain's Dominic Inglot Reach U.S.Open Doubles Round of 16; China's Li Na Beats Robson

Huey, Inglot reach last 16 in U.S.Open. Photo zimbio.com

August 30 2013 ITS Staff: New York - Philippine Davis Cupper Treat Huey and British teammate Dominic Inglot advanced to the round of 16s of the U.S. Open Championships in Flushing Meadows after a solid straight set victory over Italy’s Daniele Bracciali and Czech Lukas Dlouhy 6-3 6-3 in the second round.  

 

Playing on Court No.4 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the Filipno-British pair both served effectively winning 88 percent of their first serves while tossing up seven aces. They broke their opponents three times while saving all three break points they faced on their serves in the 52 minute match.

 

In the first round, No.16 seeds Huey and Inglot, former teammates at the University of Virginia, squeaked past Austrian pair of Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer, last week’s Winston-Salem Open singles winner, 6-2 6-7(4) 7-6(5). They will now face either No.3 seed Spanish team of Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers or Australian Davis Cuppers Chris Guccione and Bernard Tomic for a place in the quarter-finals.

 

Huey will lead the Philippine Davis Cup team consisting of Ruben Gonzales, Johnny Arcilla, and Francis Alcantara against New Zealand in the Group II Asia-Oceana finals on September 13 - 15 to be played in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. More on U.S.Open

Li Na gets swift revenge on Laura Robson

Lin Na in 4th round. Photo usopen.org

usopen.org: Friday, August 30, 2013 By Alexandra Willis - Lightning did not strike twice for Laura Robson against Li Na on Arthur Ashe Stadium, as the fifth seed threw down the gauntlet to her rivals with a clean-hitting 6-2, 7-5 win over the young Briton. There had been a thought that Robson could fashion the same magic she produced against the former French Open champion at exactly this juncture last year, the 30th seed a year older and wiser and her game a step stronger. But, unlike last year, Li, trademark tape on her right knee, simply didn't let her. The first set was over in a flash, as Li broke to start, and within minutes had fashioned a 5-1 lead. While Li looked assertive and determined, Robson, in contrast, seemed nervy and to be struggling with her rhythm off the ground. A hold for 5-2 gave her a brief boost, but there was no preventing Li from serving out the first set, 6-2, after 29 minutes. Full article

Jie Zheng Defeats Venus Williams, Meets Suarez-Navarro in 3rd rd

Jie Zheng. Photo gbtimes.com

usopen.org: August 28, 2013 by Clair Maciel - Wednesday’s second-round match between Venus Williams and Zheng Jie had all the makings of a dramatic thriller fit for a New York crowd. There were rain delays – two and a half, to be exact – several momentum swings, intense rallies and a high-energy, standing-room-only crowd. And after three hours of a hard-fought match in which Williams dug deep into her reserves and gave all she had in the third-set tiebreak, the American was knocked out of the US Open by a tenacious Zheng, who took a 6-3 2-6 7-6 win.

7-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams. Photo usopen.org

The last time Williams and Zheng faced off was nearly 10 years ago at the 2004 Miami event, a contest won by Williams in straight sets. But that was when Williams was in her prime. The Williams that Zheng faced today had only played two events prior to arriving in New York (Toronto and Cincinnati), and a lower back injury had sidelined her in early summer. Awaiting Zheng in the third round is Carla Suarez Navarro, the No. 18 seed. Williams was playing in her 15th US Open, the most of all women in the main draw. Full article

Li Na advances to third round; Go Soeda falls to Baghdatis in first round

Li Na. usopen.org

August 28 2013 ITS Staff: New York - Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth-seeded Li Na were the first players to win on Wednesday and advance to the third round at the U.S. Open Championships in Flushing Meadows. The 2012 Wimbledon finalist Radwanska defeated Spaniard Maria- Teresa Torro-Flor 6-0, 7-5 while former French Open champion Li swiftly eliminated Sofia Arvidsson 6-2, 6-2 played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Japanese No.2 Go Soeda followed Davis Cup teammate Kei Nishikori onto the sidelines on Wednesday falling to former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis 6-4 6-3 6-1 in one hour and 31 minutes. Soeda earned a spot in the elite draw via qualifying draw rallying past Czech Jan Hernych 6-7(8) 6-4 6-2 in the final round. Day 3 

U.S.Open Day 2

Hsieh Su-Wei upsets Zakopalova; Lu Yen-Hsun wins opener

Photo asianweek.com

August 27 2013 ITS Staff: New York - Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan upset No. 31 Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3 6-3 in the first round of the U.S.Open Championships in New York. Hsieh is the reigning Wimbledon Doubles champion with China’s Peng Shuai. Hsieh compatriot Lu Yen-Hsun also posted a first round victory in the men's draw beating Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3. The 2010 Wimbledon quarter-finalist out-steadied and broke the Spaniard six times while giving up his service game only once in a match lasting 2 hours and 10 minutes.  More results

U.S.Open Day 1

Nishikori stunned by Brit Evans in opener

Asia's No.1. Photo citiopentennis.com

August 26 2013 ITS Staff: New York - Asia’s No.1 Kei Nishikori was stunned in the first round of the U.S.Open in New York by Great Britain’s Daniel Evans 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Monday. The 179th ranked Evans entered the main draw via the qualifying round. Nishikori was a quarterfinalist last year here. Read more

Daily Updates

Day 10: Gasquet Faces Streaking Nadal in Semis

Day 10: Huey, Inglot Denied Final Four Spot by Melo, Dodig

Day 9: Azarenka Edges Ivanovic, Enter Quarter-finals

Day 8: Robredo Shocks Federer in First Win After 11 Tries

Day 8: Huey, Inglot Enter QF; Bryans Closer to Grand Slam

Day 7: Serena Stops Stephens; Noles, Murray into 4th rd

Day 6: Nadal, Federer, Roll On; Isner Falls; Halep Tops Kirilenko

Day 5: Hewitt Upsets Del Potro; Djokovic, Murray into 3rd Round
Day 4: Nadal, Federer Win; Serena Rolls; Errani Upset by Penneta;

Day 3: Murray Win Opener; Li Na in 3rd rd; Venus Ousted by Zheng

Day 2: Federer, Berdych Advance; Stosur Shocked by 17-year old;

Day 1: Nishikori Upset; Radswanka, Li Na Cruise; Venus claim upset;

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