WTA – ASB Classic Auckland 2015

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Infos sur le tournoi

Le seul évènement se tenant en Nouvelle Zélande dans le calendrier de la WTA est l’ASB Classic qui se déroule dans la ville d’Auckland, aussi connue sous le nom de Ville des Voiles. Il s’agit de l’un des quelques tournois permettant de peaufiner sa préparation pour l’Open d’Australie qui débutera le 19 janvier prochain. L’année passée c’est la Serbe Ana Ivanovic qui s’était imposée en finale face à Venus Williams. Un titre dès le premier tournoi de l’année qui avait lancé Ana Ivanovic sur de bonnes bases et lui a permis de terminer l’année à la 5ème place mondiale. Cette édition 2015 aura pour principales têtes de séries Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams et Barbora Zhalavova Strycova

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Le résultat de la finale

Venus Williams (USA)  bat  Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)  2-6 6-3 6-3

Les résultats des demi-finales

Venus Williams (USA)  bat  Lauren Davies (USA)  6-0 6-3
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)  bat  Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)  6-4 6-4

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Germany clinches a place in Fed Cup final for the 1st time since 1992 !

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The German Fed Cup team has clinched a place in the Fed Cup final the last night after Angelique Kerber secured the decisive point in the semifinal against Australia in Brisbane with a 4-6 6-0 6-4 win over Samantha Stosur. It will be Germany’s first appearance in the Fed Cup final since 1992 when Steffi Graf, Anke Huber, Barbara Rittner and Sabine Hack won the title. The opponents in the final on 8 and 9 November will be the Czech Republic who beat Italy this afternoon Italy.

“It was a big step. I’m simply so happy and proud of my girls. They’ve been incredible,” said team captain Barbara Rittner. After Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had given Team Germany a 2-0 lead at the end of the first day, the German No. 1 had the chance to wrap up the tie early on. And Angelique Kerber took the chance in the duel between the teams’ top two players. Playing the former US Open champion Samantha Stosur, against whom she had never won, she was soon a set down. Playing better and better she, with nerves of steel, converted her first match point after 2 hours 14 minutes with an ace to give a place to Germany in the final of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

“It’s amazing,” said Angelique Kerber who celebrated the win boisterously along with her teammates Andrea Petkovic, Julia Görges and Anna-Lena Grönefeld on the Centre Court in the Pat Rafter Arena. “We wanted the final at all costs. Now we’ve done it. It’s a very special moment for me and the whole team, It feels very great. I played a good match but it was a tough one because Sam was playing also very tough and I have never beaten her before. It just means a lot; it’s a special moment for all of us.”

The fourth singles between Andrea Petkovic and Casey Dellacqua was, in accordance with Fed Cup rules, not played. In the concluding doubles, Julia Görges and Anna-Lena Grönefeld lost 6-2, 6-7, 10-2 to Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty. Porsche Team Germany left Brisbane on Sunday evening local time via Dubai for Stuttgart where all four players will be appearing at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

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