Birmingham, Great Britain, WTA Premier, Aegon Classic Birmingham, 885 040 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Dominika CIBULKOVA (SVK) 5-7 7-6(7) 7-5, 2R: Naomi OSAKA (JPN) 6-2 6-4, QF: Daria GAVRILOVA (AUS) 6-7(4) 6-3 7-6(5), SF: Petra KVITOVA (CZE) ?-?; 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Heather WATSON (GBR) 6-2 5-7 6-3, 2R: Camila GIORGI (ITA) 4-6 6-4 2-6; Baja, Hungary, ITF Womens Circuit, XIXO Ladies Open Baja, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor:  1QR: BYE, Qualifying Final: Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Laura SVATIKOVA (SVK) 6-0 6-0, Main Draw, 1R: Anastasiya Vasylyeva (UKR) 6-2 4-6 6-3, 2R: Jacqueline CRISTIAN (ROU) 6-0 6-3, QF: Nicoleta DASCALU (RIU) 0-6 4-6; 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Dana KREMER (GER) 6-0 6-4, 2R: Ulrikke EIKERI (NOR) 0-6 1-6, Doubles, 1R, JUHASZOVA/Agnes BUKTA (HUN) [2]  - Reka FARBAS (HUN) / Reka ZADORI (HUN) 6-1 6-2, QF: Zoe HIVES (AUS) / Dana KREMER (GER) 6-2 6-4, SF: Tamara CUROVIC (SRB) / Alexandra PERPER (MDA) 6-2 3-6 10-5, F: Chantal SKAMLOVA (SVK) / Anna ZAJA (GER) [1] 7-6(5) 1-6 9-11; Bucharest, Romania, ITF Futures, TCB Trophy, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Adrian UNGUR (ROU) 2-6 0-6, 1R: Filipp KEKERCHENI (UKR) - Luciano BETELLA (ARG) 6-4 5-7 4-6; Lenzerheide, Switzerland, ITF Womens Circuit, Lenzerheide Women's Open 2017, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Lenka JURIKOVA (SVK) - Tena LUKAS (CRO) 6-3 3-6 6-2, 2R: Julia GRABHER (AUT) 3-6 4-6; Berlin, Germany, junior ITF, Grade 1, Allianz Kundler German Juniors supported by OPTIMAL SYSTEMS, clay, outdoor: 1R,  Barbora MATUSOVA (SVK) - Emelie Luisa SCHWARTE (GER) 6-2 7-6(8), 2R: Mariam DALAKISHVILI (GEO) 3-6 6-3 1-6; Mallorca,Spain, WTA International, Mallorca Open, 250 000 USD, grass, outdoor: 1QR, Ons JABEUR (TUN) - Antonia LOTTNER (GER) 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3, 2QR: Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL) 6-2 6-2, Main Draw, 1R: Ana KONJUH (CRO) 6-7(1) 6-4 3-6; Ilkley, Great Britain, ATP Challenger, Aegon Ilkley Trophy, 127 000 euro, grass, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK-CASTILLO (CHI)/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) - Sergio GALDOS (PER) / Jeevan NEDUNCHEZZHIYAN (IND) 7-6(6) 7-6(5), QF: Leander PAES (IND) / Adil SHAMASDIN (CAN) 6-7(1) 2-6; Poprad, Slovakia, ATP Challenger, Poprad-Tatry Challenger 2017, 64 000 eur, clay, outdoor: 1QR, Vadym URSU (UKR) - BYE, 2QR: Peter SAMOSI (SVK) 6-4 4-6 6-0, QFinal: Filip HORANSKY (SVK) 3-6 6-1 2-6; 1R, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Alex MOLCAN (SVK) 7-5 2-6 4-6, Doubles, 1R, MARTIN/Tomas LISKA (SVK) - Nikola CACIC/Filip KRAJINOVIC (SRB) 6-4 4-6 8-10; 1R, Vaclav SAFRANEK (CZE) - Filip HORANSKY (SVK) 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2, 2R: Adam PAVLASEK (CZE) 6-3 5-7 4-6; Izmir, Turkey, ITF Womens Circuit, $ 60.000 Izmir, hard, outdoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Ayla AKSU (TUR) 4-6 6-7(4); Kazan, Russia, ITF Futures, Kazan Open 1, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Alexander OVCHAROV (RUS) - Ilya VASULYEV (RUS) 6-7(7) 4-6, Doubles, 1R, OVCHAROV/Pavel KOTOV (RUS) - Vitaly KOZYUKOV (RUS) / Alexander LOBKOV (RUS) 6-7(4) 7-5 [10-5], QF: Roman KHASSANOV (KAZ) / Daniil ZARICHANSKYY (UKR) [4] 6-0 6-0, SF: Mikhail FUFYGIN (RUS) / Denis MATSUKEVITCH (RUS) [1] 3-6 4-6; Dunakeszi, Hungary, ITF Futures, XIXO OPEN Europe Tennis Center, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, David Damian BRNA (SVK) - Alexandru Ionel STROE (ROU) 6-1 6-1, 2QR: Patrik OBAL (SVK) 6-4 4-6 3-6.

 

Birmingham, Great Britain, WTA Premier, Aegon Classic Birmingham, 885 040 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Dominika CIBULKOVA (SVK) 5-7 7-6(7) 7-5, 2R: Naomi OSAKA (JPN) 6-2 6-4, QF: Daria GAVRILOVA (AUS) 6-7(4) 6-3 7-6(5), SF: Petra KVITOVA (CZE) ?-?; 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Heather WATSON (GBR) 6-2 5-7 6-3, 2R: Camila GIORGI (ITA) 4-6 6-4 2-6; Baja, Hungary, ITF Womens Circuit, XIXO Ladies Open Baja, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor:  1QR: BYE, Qualifying Final: Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Laura SVATIKOVA (SVK) 6-0 6-0, Main Draw, 1R: Anastasiya Vasylyeva (UKR) 6-2 4-6 6-3, 2R: Jacqueline CRISTIAN (ROU) 6-0 6-3, QF: Nicoleta DASCALU (RIU) 0-6 4-6; 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Dana KREMER (GER) 6-0 6-4, 2R: Ulrikke EIKERI (NOR) 0-6 1-6, Doubles, 1R, JUHASZOVA/Agnes BUKTA (HUN) [2]  - Reka FARBAS (HUN) / Reka ZADORI (HUN) 6-1 6-2, QF: Zoe HIVES (AUS) / Dana KREMER (GER) 6-2 6-4, SF: Tamara CUROVIC (SRB) / Alexandra PERPER (MDA) 6-2 3-6 10-5, F: Chantal SKAMLOVA (SVK) / Anna ZAJA (GER) [1] 7-6(5) 1-6 9-11; Bucharest, Romania, ITF Futures, TCB Trophy, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Adrian UNGUR (ROU) 2-6 0-6, 1R: Filipp KEKERCHENI (UKR) - Luciano BETELLA (ARG) 6-4 5-7 4-6; Lenzerheide, Switzerland, ITF Womens Circuit, Lenzerheide Women's Open 2017, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Lenka JURIKOVA (SVK) - Tena LUKAS (CRO) 6-3 3-6 6-2, 2R: Julia GRABHER (AUT) 3-6 4-6; Berlin, Germany, junior ITF, Grade 1, Allianz Kundler German Juniors supported by OPTIMAL SYSTEMS, clay, outdoor: 1R,  Barbora MATUSOVA (SVK) - Emelie Luisa SCHWARTE (GER) 6-2 7-6(8), 2R: Mariam DALAKISHVILI (GEO) 3-6 6-3 1-6; Mallorca,Spain, WTA International, Mallorca Open, 250 000 USD, grass, outdoor: 1QR, Ons JABEUR (TUN) - Antonia LOTTNER (GER) 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3, 2QR: Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL) 6-2 6-2, Main Draw, 1R: Ana KONJUH (CRO) 6-7(1) 6-4 3-6; Ilkley, Great Britain, ATP Challenger, Aegon Ilkley Trophy, 127 000 euro, grass, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK-CASTILLO (CHI)/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) - Sergio GALDOS (PER) / Jeevan NEDUNCHEZZHIYAN (IND) 7-6(6) 7-6(5), QF: Leander PAES (IND) / Adil SHAMASDIN (CAN) 6-7(1) 2-6; Poprad, Slovakia, ATP Challenger, Poprad-Tatry Challenger 2017, 64 000 eur, clay, outdoor: 1QR, Vadym URSU (UKR) - BYE, 2QR: Peter SAMOSI (SVK) 6-4 4-6 6-0, QFinal: Filip HORANSKY (SVK) 3-6 6-1 2-6; 1R, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Alex MOLCAN (SVK) 7-5 2-6 4-6, Doubles, 1R, MARTIN/Tomas LISKA (SVK) - Nikola CACIC/Filip KRAJINOVIC (SRB) 6-4 4-6 8-10; 1R, Vaclav SAFRANEK (CZE) - Filip HORANSKY (SVK) 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2, 2R: Adam PAVLASEK (CZE) 6-3 5-7 4-6; Izmir, Turkey, ITF Womens Circuit, $ 60.000 Izmir, hard, outdoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Ayla AKSU (TUR) 4-6 6-7(4); Kazan, Russia, ITF Futures, Kazan Open 1, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Alexander OVCHAROV (RUS) - Ilya VASULYEV (RUS) 6-7(7) 4-6, Doubles, 1R, OVCHAROV/Pavel KOTOV (RUS) - Vitaly KOZYUKOV (RUS) / Alexander LOBKOV (RUS) 6-7(4) 7-5 [10-5], QF: Roman KHASSANOV (KAZ) / Daniil ZARICHANSKYY (UKR) [4] 6-0 6-0, SF: Mikhail FUFYGIN (RUS) / Denis MATSUKEVITCH (RUS) [1] 3-6 4-6; Dunakeszi, Hungary, ITF Futures, XIXO OPEN Europe Tennis Center, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, David Damian BRNA (SVK) - Alexandru Ionel STROE (ROU) 6-1 6-1, 2QR: Patrik OBAL (SVK) 6-4 4-6 3-6.

 

First ITF points for Viktor Banczi in Albania

ITF points, Viktor Banczi, Juraj Jancovic, Albania

Trainee of Juraj Jancovic, 15 years old member of EMPIRE Tennis Academy Viktor Banczi, made a comeback onto ITF circuit in great style. He reached the quarterfinals in Albania, at National Sport Park Open U18 tournament.

Viktor Banczi had problems with injuries and since March 2015, he only played one international tournament, in August in Zilina, Slovakia where he made it to the doubles quarterfinals and R2 in doubles. He gained 2.5 points into combined ITF ranking and in his premiere; he was No. 2036.

Now, Viktor Banczi will climb up the ranking significantly, after he will be rewarded with ten points, reaching the quarterfinals in Albania. "Viktor plays solid tennis. Regarding his injuries, from time to time he feels pain, but it looks much better. Doctors came up with different diagnosis, but it was rather a shoulder injury. We plan to play as many tournaments as possible till November, because until now Viktor played only few junior tournaments," reflected on Viktor’s performance and near future his coach, Juraj Jancovic, for www.empire-tennis-academy.com.

National Sport Park Open U18 was played on hard courts in Albanian capital Tirana and was recognised as Grade 4  event.

Viktor Banczi (SVK)  

1R: Mario ZILI (ALB) 6-1 6-0    

2R: Gjorgji POPOVSKI (MKD) [3] 7-5 3-6 6-3

QF: Federico ARNABOLDI (ITA) 1-6 3-6

Photos by: 
Ivan Kopcani, www.empire-tennis-academy.com

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