Monday, June 08, 2015

Press Release

For immediate release

Monday June 8th 2015




In an action-packed second day at the Aegon Open Nottingham, top seed and former World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska takes to centre court to face qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva in the opening round on Tuesday.

Radwanska, a previous finalist at the Championships, Wimbledon, has twice beaten the 27-year-old Russian, with their last meeting being five years ago in the Australian Open second round.

They are due to play fourth on centre court at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on a day that starts with former World No. 5 Daniela Hantuchova taking on Poland’s Magda Linette, before second seed Zarina Diyas plays 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone.

Third seed American Varvara Lepchenko will also be looking to win her first match against World No. 61 Monica Niculescu, having lost both meetings against the Romanian in the past seven years.

Elsewhere, British interests have been delayed with Johnna Konta’s meeting with Magdalena Rybarikova being shifted Tuesday.

Fellow British wildcard Katy Dunne faces qualifier Olga Govortsova of Bulgaria, who is ranked 173 places higher than the 20-year-old Hemel Hempstead-born right-hander.

Meanwhile, fourth seed Karin Knapp was one of two seeds to fall at the first hurdle on Monday.

The Italian was beaten 6-4 6-2 by Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, who spoke of her delight in claiming the first scalp of the tournament.

“I was very focused on every point,” Wickmayer said. “I’m just happy with the overall match and with my level.

“She’s a very tough opponent, especially on the grass because she hits the ball hard and it’s a very heavy ball.

“It was my first match on grass, so in the beginning it was tough for me. But I chose the right game to break her and to start feeling her returns and get the rhythm going."

America’s Lauren Davis also came from a set down to knock out eighth seed Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6 7-6(1) 7-5.

Davis, who is ranked 63rd in the world, won the last three games in the deciding set to complete her comeback and remain undefeated in three matches against the Croatian.

“I made a lot of errors but I feel I turned it on, kept believing and I ended up playing really well,” she said.


$ 250,000.00
8-14 JUNE, 2015

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
M. Linette (POL) vs D. Hantuchova (SVK) 
F. Schiavone (ITA) vs [2] Z. Diyas (KAZ) 
[WC] J. Konta (GBR) vs [7] M. Rybarikova (SVK) 00
[1] [WC] A. Radwanska (POL) vs [Q] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) 
[4] C. Black (ZIM) / L. Raymond (USA) vs J. Gajdosova (AUS) / A. Tomljanovic (CRO)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[Q] S. Vickery (USA) vs Q. Wang (CHN) 
[6] C. Dellacqua (AUS) vs S. Karatantcheva (BUL) 
[3] V. Lepchenko (USA) vs M. Niculescu (ROU) 
C. Chuang (TPE) / O. Savchuk (UKR) vs G. Dabrowski (CAN) / A. Rosolska (POL) 63 00
[PR] J. Husarova (SVK) / P. Kania (POL) vs C. Chan (TPE) / Y. Xu (CHN)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
L. Hradecka (CZE) vs M. Puig (PUR) 
[Q] J. Gajdosova (AUS) vs C. Mchale (USA) 
[Q] O. Govortsova (BLR) vs [WC] K. Dunne (GBR) 
S. Aoyama (JPN) / R. Voracova (CZE) vs K. Date-Krumm (JPN) / D. Hantuchova (SVK) 
[1] R. Kops-Jones (USA) / A. Spears (USA) vs C. Liang (CHN) / Y. Wang (CHN)


RESULTS - JUNE 08, 2015
Singles - First Round

Y. Wickmayer (BEL) d [4] K. Knapp (ITA) 64 62
[5] A. Riske (USA) d S. Zheng (CHN) 63 64
L. Davis (USA) d [8] A. Tomljanovic (CRO) 46 76(1) 75
M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO) d S. Voegele (SUI) 60 46 63
B. Jovanovski (SRB) d N. Gibbs (USA) 61 36 64
A. Konjuh (CRO) d S. Rogers (USA) 60 63

Qualifying Singles - Third Round

Qualifying - [1] J. Gajdosova (AUS) d [6] M. Larcher de Brito (POR) 60 64
Qualifying - [5] O. Govortsova (BLR) d Y. Beygelzimer (UKR) 60 62
Qualifying - [7] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) d P. Kania (POL) 63 76(6)
Qualifying - [8] S. Vickery (USA) d A. Parra Santonja (ESP) 76(4) 62


The Aegon Open Nottingham will see two tournaments take place in June, the women’s WTA event taking place from 6-14 June 2015, and the men’s ATP event being staged from 20-27 June 2015. Both tournaments will be an integral part of the new British grass court season, which in 2015 will see a three week window between Roland Garros and Wimbledon for the first time. The extended grass court season will enable some of the world’s elite players extra time to find their feet on grass and make the most of the best grass-courts in the country.

Tickets to the Aegon Open Nottingham are on sale now. Tickets start from just £15 for an adult and £5 for a child.


For more information and to purchase tickets please visitwww.lta.org.uk/aegonopennottingham



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Charlie Bosomworth; LTA Communications Officer


0208 487 7021 or 07932 276 053


Andrew Aloia; Aegon Open Nottingham, Press Officer


07845 586290


Notes to Editors:


•               The Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) mission is to get more people playing tennis more often, and its role is to develop, promote and govern tennis in Britain.

•               Aegon is Lead Partner of British Tennis and is helping to transform the sport in this country. They’re supporting young talent through the Aegon FutureStars programme, as well as sponsoring the junior and senior GB Davis and Fed Cup teams and amateur and professional events. Aegon sponsor three world-class grass court tournaments; the Aegon Classic, Aegon International and Aegon Championships and will also sponsor the new WTA and ATP events in Nottingham from 2015. For further information visit www.aegontennis.co.uk

•               For more information on tennis in Britain visit: www.lta.org.uk   



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