Birmingham, Great Britain, WTA Premier, Nature Valley Classic, 936 128 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Donna VEKIC (CRO) 6-1 3-6 6-1, 2R: Alize CORNET (FRA) 6-4 6-2, QF: Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) ?-?, 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) 3-6 7-5 6-4, 2R: Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) ?-?; Mallorca, Spain, WTA International, Mallorca Open, 250 000 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) 6-4 7-5, 2R: Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Sofia KENIN (USA) 3-6 6-3 3-6; 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Cornelia LISTER (SWE) 6-3 6-2, Qualifying Final: Alja TOMLJANOVIC (CRO) 4-6 3-6; Ilkley, Great Britain, ITF Womens Circuit, Ilkley Trophy, 100 000 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Abigail TERE-APISAH (PNG) 2-6 0-2 Retired; Ystad, Sweden, ITF Womens Circuit, Swedish Ladies Ystad, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Andreea Amalia ROSCA [3] 3-6 4-6; Budapest, Hungary, ITF Futures, ETC Budapest Open, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, David Damian BRNA (SVK) - Tommy SZENDREI (SWE) 6-0 6-1, 2QR: Patrik KOCZKA (HUN) 6-3 6-1, Qualifying Final: Eduardo DISCHINGER (BRA) 6-3 4-6 0-6.

Birmingham, Great Britain, WTA Premier, Nature Valley Classic, 936 128 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Donna VEKIC (CRO) 6-1 3-6 6-1, 2R: Alize CORNET (FRA) 6-4 6-2, QF: Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) ?-?, 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) 3-6 7-5 6-4, 2R: Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) ?-?; Mallorca, Spain, WTA International, Mallorca Open, 250 000 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) 6-4 7-5, 2R: Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Sofia KENIN (USA) 3-6 6-3 3-6; 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Cornelia LISTER (SWE) 6-3 6-2, Qualifying Final: Alja TOMLJANOVIC (CRO) 4-6 3-6; Ilkley, Great Britain, ITF Womens Circuit, Ilkley Trophy, 100 000 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Abigail TERE-APISAH (PNG) 2-6 0-2 Retired; Ystad, Sweden, ITF Womens Circuit, Swedish Ladies Ystad, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Andreea Amalia ROSCA [3] 3-6 4-6; Budapest, Hungary, ITF Futures, ETC Budapest Open, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, David Damian BRNA (SVK) - Tommy SZENDREI (SWE) 6-0 6-1, 2QR: Patrik KOCZKA (HUN) 6-3 6-1, Qualifying Final: Eduardo DISCHINGER (BRA) 6-3 4-6 0-6.

Zelenay takes doubles title from Kazan

Igor Zelenay, Kazan, ATP challenger

EMPIRE Tennis Academy member Igor Zelenay played at Kazan Kremlin Cup Challenger in Kazan and together with Belarussian Bury they won the whole tournament. 

Challenger with prize money of 40K USD was played indoors on hard courts. Igor Zelenay paired up with Belarussian Aliaksandr Bury. They were seeded as number one pair as favourites to win the tournament. They beat wild card holders, home players Selivanovsky/Vasilenko 6-1, 6-2. In quarterfinal, they once again played against Russian players Boborykin/Kiuamov. They were successful in two sets, beating them 6-3, 6-4, to follow up with semi-final win. Most dramatic was the final against Kravchuk with Oswald. Zelenay with Bury were the lucky ones to win 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
"We played well the whole tournament. First two matches were not so difficult. Final is always challenging. Especially, when you have to play super tiebreak, it becomes very nervous. But fortunately, we have successfully finished the game. Co-operation with Aliaksandr was great; we will consider playing together again in future. Most importantly I have defended points from last year," said Igor Zelenay after the final for www.empire-tennis-academy.com.

Igor Zelenay is currently No. 68 in ATP doubles ranking, he won his 26th doubles title at challengers. Last year he took six titles, one of them in Kazan as well. 

Igor Zelenay (SVK) / Aliaksandr Bury (BLR)
1R: Pavel Selivanovsky / Alexander Vasilenko (RUS) 6-1, 6-2
QF: Alexander Boborykin / Timur Kiuamov (RUS) 6-3, 6-4
SF: Uladzimir IGNATIK (BLR) / Daniil MEDVEDEV (RUS) 7-6(8), 6-0
F: Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) / Philipp Oswald (AUT) 6-2, 4-6, 10-6

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