Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament

August 20-28 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale

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Top-seeded Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik won the women’s doubles championship, beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy, 7-5, 6-0. With that, Pilot Pen Tennis comes to an end — in those words, anyway. The tournament remains, with a new title sponsor sought for next year. See you then. [Read More]
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Stakhovsky wins

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Ninth-seeded Sergiy Stakhovsky came back to win the men’s singles title, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, over Denis Istomin. There was one break in each of the three sets (the winner happened to serve first in the first two sets, hence the apparent wide margin), and they played lots of entertaining points, but Stakhovsky made fewer mistakes […] [Read More]
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Doubles? More like quadruples

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Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania won the men’s doubles championship, beating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-4, 7-5. It’s Lindstedt and Tecau’s fourth doubles title together this summer. They also made the Wimbledon finals. Tecau won a couple of other tournaments with other players earlier this year. This is also the […] [Read More]
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One more time

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Caroline Wozniacki won her third consecutive Pilot Pen Tennis women’s championship, defeating Nadia Petrova 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Stadium Court. The breaks went back and forth all afternoon — 11 in all, five in the third set — but Wozniacki got the last one to go up 5-3, then held serve to put it away. […] [Read More]
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Saturday’s schedule

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The final day, all on Stadium Court: Women’s singles final: (1) Caroline Wozniacki vs. (8) Nadia Petrova, 1 p.m. Men’s doubles final: Rohan Bopanna/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi vs. Robert Lindstedt/Horia Tecau, not before 2:30 p.m. Men’s singles final: (9) Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. (15) Denis Istomin, not before 7 p.m. Women’s doubles final: (1) Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik vs. […] [Read More]
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Petrova against… ah, you know

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The darling of New Haven isn’t going anywhere, no matter how much it appeared her ticket was ready. Caroline Wozniacki lost the first set 6-1, was down a break throughout the third set, coughed up triple-match-point to force a tiebreak… and of course she beat Elena Dementieva. She’ll go for her third consecutive Pilot Pen […] [Read More]
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Ukraine-Uzbekistan

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It’ll be Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. Denis Istomin for the men’s championship tomorrow. Stakhovsky beat Thiemo de Bakker 6-3, 6-4 in the early semifinal, and Denis Istomin just shook off Viktor Troicki with a 7-6 (12-10), 3-6, 6-2 win. Ninth-seeded Stakhovsky, as he reminded us last night, has never lost in three finals. Istomin, the 15th […] [Read More]
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Ouch/double ouch

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Everything looked rosy for Maria Kirilenko in the first set this morning, but she was already feeling distress. Going for a ball early in the match, she felt something in her back. “A little bit,” she said, “then more and more and more.” She called for the trainer a couple of times, took an injury […] [Read More]
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