Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Four Wimbledon quarterfinalists to play at Stanford

   Four of the eight women's quarterfinalists at Wimbledon are entered in next week's Bank of the West Classic at Stanford.
   Advancing Monday at the All England Club were No. 6 seed Serena Williams of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., No. 8 Angelique Kerber and No. 15 Sabine Lisicki of Germany, and unseeded Tamira Paszek of Austria.
   Lisicki led the way, upsetting top-ranked Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3. Lisicki, a Bank of the West semfinalist last year, had been 0-3 against Sharapova, the runner-up to Victoria Azarenka at Stanford in 2010. Sharapova will lose the No. 1 ranking on Monday to either Azarenka or Agnieszka Radwanska.
   Lisicki is scheduled to play Kerber today, guaranteeing that the Bank of the West Classic will have at least one Wimbledon semifinalist. Kerber routed Kim Clijsters, a four-time Bank of the West champion playing her last Wimbledon, 6-1, 6-1. Clisters, 29, will retire after the U.S. Open.
   In the bottom half of the draw, four-time Wimbledon champion Williams will face defending champion and No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova, and Paszek will meet second-seeded Azarenka.
   Williams, who will defend her Bank of the West title, topped unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova 6-1, 2-6, 7-5. Shvedova, a Moscow native who plays for Kazakhstan, was coming off the first Golden Set, in which she won all 24 points, in women's Open Era history.
   Paszek dispatched 21st-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-2, 6-2.
   In the men's draw, 10th-seeded Mardy Fish of the Sacramento Capitals in World TeamTennis led fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 1-1 (40-40) when rain suspended play until today. Fish, who's 0-2 against Tsonga, is playing in his first tournament since undergoing a procedure six weeks ago for heart palpitations.
   Rain postponed many other matches until today.
   Men's Challenger in Winnetka, Ill. -- Seventh-seeded Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania defeated Taiwan's Jimmy Wang, who trains in the Sacramento area, 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the $50,000 Nielsen Pro Tennis Championships.
   In a rematch of the Sacramento Futures final last month, eighth-seeded Jeff Dadamo of Tampa, Fla., beat fourth-seeded Devin Britton of Brandon, Miss., 6-3, 7-6 (1) in the last round of qualifying.
   Britton saved two match points, the first on a self-described "lucky" shot, to beat Dadamo 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2 in Sacramento.  
WIMBLEDON TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
   Today -- Women's quarterfinals, Courts 1 & 2, ESPN2, 4 a.m.-1 p.m. (live), Centre Court, ESPN, 5-10 a.m. (live). Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 2-6 p.m. (premiere), 6-10 p.m. (repeat), 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (repeat).
   Wednesday -- Men's quarterfinals, Courts 1 & 2, ESPN2, 4 a.m.-1 p.m. (live), Center Court, ESPN, 5 a.m.-noon (live). Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 2-6 p.m. (premiere), 6-10 p.m. (repeat), 10 p.m.-2 p.m. (repeat).
   Thursday -- Women's semifinals, ESPN, 5-10 a.m. (live). Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 2-6 p.m. (premiere), 6-10 p.m. (repeat), 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (repeat).
   Friday -- Men's semifinals, ESPN, 5-11 a.m. (live). Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 2-6 p.m. (premiere), 6-10 p.m. (repeat), 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (repeat).
   Saturday -- Women's final, ESPN, 6-11 a.m. (live), ABC, noon-3 p.m. (repeat), Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 4-8 p.m. (premiere), 8 p.m.-midnight (repeat), midnight-4 a.m. (repeat).
   Sunday -- Men's final, ESPN, 6 a.m.-noon (live), ABC, noon-3 p.m. (repeat). Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 4-8 p.m. (premiere), 8 p.m.-midnight (repeat), midnight-4 a.m. (repeat).
CALENDAR  
   THROUGH SUNDAY -- WIMBLEDON, www.wimbledon.com.
   Saturday- July 10 -- West Coast Junior Championships, Rio Del Oro Racquet Club, 119 Scripps Dr., Sacramento, www.norcal.usta.com.
   Saturday-July 15 -- WTA, Bank of the West Classic, Stanford University. Qualifying on Saturday and July 8. Main draw July 9-15. www.bankofthewestclassic.com.
   Monday -- World TeamTennis, Sacramento Capitals' season opener at Boston, 4 p.m., http://www.saccaps.com/.
   July 10 -- Capitals at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. http://www.saccaps.com/.
   July 12 -- World TeamTennis, Capitals' home opener (with Mardy Fish) vs. Kansas City, Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com.
   July 12 -- 2012 Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame Brunch and Induction Ceremony (Nick Saviano, Andrea Norman, Steve Cornell and Martha Downing), Stanford University, Pac 12 Plaza/Cardinal Plaza, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., tickets $75 each at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=230538.
   July 13 -- Capitals (with Fish) vs. Orange County, Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m., http://www.saccaps.com/.
   July 14 -- Capitals at Orange County, 7 p.m.
   July 16 -- Capitals (with Sam Querrey) vs. New York, Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m., http://www.saccaps.com/.
   July 18 -- Capitals at Washington, 4:10 p.m.
   July 19 -- Capitals at Springfield, 5:05 p.m.
   July 20 -- Capitals at Kansas City, 5:35 p.m.
   July 22 -- Springfield at Capitals (with Querrey), Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m., http://www.saccaps.com/.
   July 24 -- Orange County (with Lindsay Davenport) at Capitals (with Kevin Anderson), Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m., http://www.saccaps.com/.
   July 25 -- Capitals at Orange County, 7 p.m.
   July 27 -- Philadelphia (with Mark Philippoussis) at Capitals (with Anderson), Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m., http://www.saccaps.com/.
   July 28 -- Boston at Capitals (with Anderson), Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m., http://www.saccaps.com/.
   July 28-Aug. 5 -- OLYMPIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT, Wimbledon, www.london2012.com.

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