Djokovic and Wawrinka

Thanks to Peg, who covered the Cincinnati Masters for Tennis Buzz, a few pictures of players practicing:

Sam Stosur:

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Svetlana Kuznetsova:

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Lucie Safarova:

Lucie Safarova

Jelena Jankovic:

Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic
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Roberto Bautista Agut

Roberto Bautista Agut

Roberto Bautista Agut

Roberto Bautista Agut y Tommy Robredo

Roberto Bautista Agut

Roberto Bautista Agut

Roberto Bautista Agut

Roberto Bautista Agut

Roberto Bautista Agut

Roberto Bautista Agut

Tommy Robredo

Tommy Robredo

Tommy Robredo

Tommy Robredo

Tommy Robredo

Tommy Robredo

Roberto Bautista Agut

Tommy Robredo

Tommy Robredo

Tommy Robredo

Roberto Bautista Agut y Tommy Robredo

Photo credit: Davinia

With her 6-3 6-3 win over Daniela Hantuchova, Serena Williams set up an an all-time Australian Open record with her 61st singles victory at Melbourne Park. She’ll play Ana Ivanovic who defeated Sam Stosur 6-7 6-4 6-2.

Li Na saved one match point to defeat Lucie Safarova 1-6 7-6 6-3. She’ll face Elena Makarova in the next round. Other players qualified: Angelique Kerber, Flavia Pennetta, Casey Dellacqua and Eugenie Bouchard.

Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych blast their way to last 16. Joining them in the fourth round are Fabio Fognini, Kevin Anderson and Florian Mayer.

Seeds upsets:

Florian Mayer def Jerzy Janowicz (20), Tommy Robredo (17) def Richard Gasquet (9)

Video highlights:

Quote of the day: Casey Dellacqua

With her win over Jie Zheng, Aussie Casey Dellacqua qualified for the fourth round for the second time of her career, having also reached the fourth round in 2008. And she sure enjoyed the heat:

But, yeah, the heat was great. I love it. It makes my body feel good, too, the heat, the warm. Yeah, I really enjoyed it out there. Yeah, it would be nice if it would be a bit hotter for the next week. I’m sure everyone else will be over it.

Pic of the day: Daniela Hantuchova

Daniela Hantuchova

Video of the day: Australian Open Heat


Matches to follow on Day 6:

Agnieszka Radwanska (5) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (29)
Rafael Nadal (1) – Gael Monfils (25)
Andy Murray (4) – Feliciano Lopez (26)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10) – Gilles Simon (18)
Milos Raonic (11) – Grigor Dimitrov (22)

Pics and videos of Tommy Robredo‘s practice session before his sensationnal win over Gael Monfils last Friday: he came back from 2 sets down, saved four match points to qualify for the fourth round.

Tommy Robredo

Tommy Robredo
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I am delighted to be an ambassador for wheelchair tennis. I became the tournament director of an event in memory of my friend Santi Silvas, and have established a foundation specifically to promote the sport. I hope I can help raise the profile of this exciting part of tennis

Tommy Robredo

At the start of 2009, Robredo set up a foundation to help people with disabilities who want to play tennis. Tommy’s aim was to complete the dream of his good friend Santi Silvas, who passed away in early 2008, which was to organise a disabled person’s tournament in Olot, to have a similar role as the Godo has for the ATP circuit. He is the Tournament Director of an event on the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour in Olot at the Memorial Santi Silvas, that has been running since 2010.

From 13 to 17 June 2012, the Olot Swimming Club hosted the 4th edition of this tournament.
Sabine Ellerbrock beat Sharon Walraven 6-2 6-2. They paired up to capture the doubles title by defeating Elena Jacinto and Maria Antonieta Ortiz.
In the men’s final, Stefan Olsson beat Augustin Ledesma 6-2 7-6. Fabian Mazzei and Dan Wallin won the doubles 6-3 6-3 against Alvaro Illobre and Augustin Ledesma.

Besides the competition, several activities were scheduled, including a book presentation, and an exhibition match with Tommy Robredo and football player Bojan Krkic.

Check out the videos below and relive some of the best moments of the tournament!

4t Open Memorial Santi Silvas (resum dissabte) from Fundació Tommy Robredo on Vimeo.

4t Open Memorial Santi Silvas (resum diumenge) from Fundació Tommy Robredo on Vimeo.

Enjoy more pics and videos on Fundacio Tommy Robedo

Sharon Walraven, Sabine Ellerbrock and Stefan Olsson will take part to the London Paralympics starting in two weeks.