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posted by Larry Garcia Updated 2-16-2013
Today's News, February 16, 2013
ANNOUNCES TIME CHANGE TO ORDER OF PLAY
SAN JOSE, Calif.
- The SAP Open announced today a schedule change
to the order of play for Saturday, February 16.
The new schedule
DAY SESSION - 12:15 p.m.
#1 - #2 John ISNER (USA) vs.#4 Tommy HAAS (GER)
followed by (Not before 4 p.m.) Singles Semi-Final
#2 - #1 Milos RAONIC (CAN) or #6 Denis ISTOMIN (UZB)
vs. #3 Sam Querrey (USA) or Alejandro FALLA COL).
NIGHT SESSION - 7 p.m.
Exhibition Match- Andy RODDICK/Stefanie GRAF vs.
Justin GIMELSTOB/Lindsey DAVENPORT followed by
players participating in both the singles and
doubles fields, the scheduling change became
necessary to allow players a suitable amount of
time to rest between matches. Per ATP
guidelines, a player participating in both
singles and doubles matches on the same day will
play the singles match prior to the doubles
HP Pavilion at
San Jose will open its doors at 10:30 a.m
The Bank of the West Classic is
one of the oldest
women-only professional tennis tournaments in the world and is
the first stop of
the Olympus US Open Series. A WTA Premier event, the Bank of the West
a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total
prize money of $700,000.
Held on Stanford University's campus at the Taube Family Tennis
Stadium since 1997,
former champions include: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina
Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport and
Venus Williams. The
Bank of the West Classic is owned and operated by IMG.
Bank of the West Classic 2011
July 25 – July 31 at Stanford University
Sharapova (SVK) d. Daniel Hantuchova (SVK) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
2010 Bank of the West Classic
singles draw includes three-time Grand Slam champion Maria
Sharapova, 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, two-time
Grand Slam finalist
Elena Dementieva, 2008 Australian Open
semifinalist Daniela Hantuchova, 2007
Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli, two-time Grand
Slam semifinalist Kimiko Date Krumm, 2010 French Open finalist
Samantha Stosur, 2010 of Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva, 2010
Australian Open semifinalist Zheng Jie and 2009 US Open
semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer. And if that wasn’t enough, the
doubles draw will feature three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay
Davenport playing with Liezel Huber, the world’s #1 ranked
21 year old
Azarenka Upsets Maria Sharapova For 4th WTA Career Title
Victoria Azarenka (BLR)  W d. Maria Sharapova (RUS)  6-4,