Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ITF Womens Circuit, Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge, $100,000 + H USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Vitalia DIATCHENKO (RUS) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Tereza MARTINCOVA (CZE) 6-2 6-1, QF: Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) 7-6(4) 6-2, SF: ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Sabina SHARIPOVA (UBZ) 2-6 7-5 7-6(3), 2R: Viktoriya TOMOVA (BUL) 6-7(6) 4-5 retired; Islamabad, Pakistan, ITF Futures, Begum Kulsum Saifullah ITF Futures Championships, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Shahzad KHAN (PAK) 6-2 6-4, 2R: Enrique LOPEZ-PEREZ (ESP) 5-7 3-6.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ITF Womens Circuit, Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge, $100,000 + H USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Vitalia DIATCHENKO (RUS) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Tereza MARTINCOVA (CZE) 6-2 6-1, QF: Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) 7-6(4) 6-2, SF: ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Sabina SHARIPOVA (UBZ) 2-6 7-5 7-6(3), 2R: Viktoriya TOMOVA (BUL) 6-7(6) 4-5 retired; Islamabad, Pakistan, ITF Futures, Begum Kulsum Saifullah ITF Futures Championships, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Shahzad KHAN (PAK) 6-2 6-4, 2R: Enrique LOPEZ-PEREZ (ESP) 5-7 3-6.

Svitolina in 4th round, Podlipnik in quarterfinals in Wimbledon

EMPIRE Tennis Academy members are playing in Wimbledon, third grand-slam tournament of the year. 

EMPIRE Tennis Academy members Daria Kasatkina, Elina Svitolina and Lucie Šafářová play this week in Wimbledon main draw. Daria Kasatkina who did not play since Roland Garros because of injury defeated Zheng of China in the 1st round but lost to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the 2nd round in 3 sets.

Elina Svitolina defeated in the 1st round Ashleigh Barty of Australia, in the 2nd round Francesca Schiavone and in the 3rd round German Carin Witthoeft in 2 sets. She lost on Monday to Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko 3:6 and 6:7(6).

Lucie Šafářová overwhelmed Oceane Dodin of France in 2 sets, but lost to American Shelby Rogers in battle royal 7-6(4) 4-6 3-6.

Ons Jabeur, who qualified from Roehampton qualies lost to number 7 seed Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the 1st round.

EMPIRE Tennis Academy member Podlipnik-Castillo reached doubles quarterfinals

Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile partnering Belorussian Andrei Vasilevski already reached quarterfinals when defeating number 7 seeds Raven KLAASEN (RSA) / Rajeev RAM (USA) partnership in 3 straight sets. „We played really, really good. I'm happy. We are growing to a really powerfull team, I think. I'm looking forward to the next round. We are in a top form and we can beat anybody,“ said Podlipnik for www.empire-tennis-academy.com..

Igor Zelenay partnering Kewin Krawietz of Germany have battled through the two rounds Roehampton qualifiers but lost in the 1st round to Oliver MARACH (AUT) / Mate PAVIC (CRO) combination in 4 sets.

Hans PODLIPNIK (CHI)
Doubles with: Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR)
1R: Scott LIPSKY / Frances TIAFOE (USA) 6-4 7-5 5-7 6-2
2R: Juan Sebastian CABAL/Robert FARAH (COL) 6-4 7-6(3) 3-2 w.o.
3R: Raven KLAASEN (RSA) / Rajeev RAM (USA)  6-4 7-6(5) 6-3
QF: Nikola MEKTIC/Franko SKUGOR (CRO) 7-6(8) 4-6 6-7(5) 5-7

Daria Kasatkina (RUS)
1R: Saisai ZHENG (CHN) 6-2 6-4
2R: Anett KONTAVEIT (EST) 3-6 2-6

Elina Svitolina (UKR)
1R: Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) 7-5 7-6

2R: Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA) 6-3 6-0

3R: Carina WITTHOEFT (GER) 6-1 7-5

4R: Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT)  3-6 6-7(6)

Lucie Šafářová (CZE)

1R: Oceane DODIN (FRA) 6-2 6-2

2R: Shelby ROGERS (USA)  7-6(4) 4-6 3-6

Igor Zelenay (SVK)
Doubles with: Kevin KRAWIETZ (GER)
1R: Oliver MARACH (AUT) / Mate PAVIC (CRO) 4-6 4-6 7-6(7) 3-6

Photos by: 
Martin Sidorjak, www.empire-tennis-academy.com

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