Monday, July 30, 2012

Tursunov ousted in first round of Olympics

   At least Dmitry Tursunov hasn't had to play Roger Federer in the 2012 Olympics.
   But Feliciano Lopez is no picnic, either.
   Tursunov, a Russian citizen and longtime Sacramento-area resident, lost to Spain's Lopez 6-7 (5), 6-2, 9-7 Monday in the first round at Wimbledon. Tursunov is not in the men's doubles field, and the draw for mixed doubles, which returns to the Games for the first time since 1924, will be announced Tuesday.
   The 29-year-old veteran fell to 1-3 lifetime in Olympic singles and doubles combined. At Beijing in 2008, he lost to Switzerland's Federer in the first round and teamed with Mikhail Youzhny in a second-round loss to eventual gold medalists Federer and Stansilas Wawrinka.
   Lopez, a 30-year-old left-hander, is a three-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist ranked No. 29 in the world. He reached a career-high No. 15 in January.
   The injury-plagued Tursunov has plunged from a career-high No. 20 in 2006 to No. 141.
   WTA Tour in Washington, D.C. -- Seventh-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe, a wild card, defeated Erika Sema of Japan 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the Citi Open.
   Vandeweghe, a 20-year-old resident of Rancho Santa Fe in the San Diego area, played part-time for the Sacramento Capitals during this month's World TeamTennis regular season. She is scheduled to rejoin the team Sept. 14-16 for the WTT playoffs in Charleston, S.C.
TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
   Tuesday -- Olympics, second-round singles and doubles quarterfinals, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Wednesday -- Olympics, third-round singles and first-round mixed doubles, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Thursday -- Olympics, singles and mixed doubles quarterfinals and doubles semifinals, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Friday -- Olympics, singles and mixed doubles semifinals, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Saturday -- Olympics, women's singles final, NBC, 6-8 a.m. (live); men's doubles final, NBCSN, 8:30-11 a.m. (live).
   Sunday -- Olympics, mixed doubles final, NBCSN, 4-5:30 a.m. (live); men's singles bronze-medal match, MSNBC, 4-6 a.m. (live); men's singles final, NBC, 6-8:30 a.m. (live); women's doubles final, NBCSN, 9:15-11 a.m. (live).  
CALENDAR
   Through Sunday -- OLYMPIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT, Wimbledon, www.london2012.com.
   Saturday through Aug. 12 -- $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger, Seascape Sports Club, 1505 Seascape Blvd., Aptos, Calif., 95003, www.seascapesportsclub.com/challenger, (831) 688-1993.
   Aug. 27-Sept. 9 -- U.S. OPEN, Flushing Meadows, N.Y., www.usopen.org.
   Sept. 9-16 -- $25,000 USTA Oak River Rehab Challenger, Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness, 3452 Argyle Road, Redding, Calif., 96002, www.sunoakschallenger.com, (530) 227-3498.
   Sept. 14 -- World TeamTennis, Western Conference finals, Sacramento Capitals vs. Orange County Breakers, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 15 -- WTT, Eastern Conference finals, Washington Kastles vs. New York Sportimes, 12:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 16 -- WTT Finals, Western Conference champion vs. Eastern Conference champion, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 29-Oct. 7 -- $100,000 Sacramento Challenger, Natomas Racquet Club, 2450 Natomas Park Drive, Sacramento, Calif., 95833, www.natomaschallenger.com, (916) 649-0909.
   Oct. 6-14 -- $100,000 Tiburon Challenger, Tiburon Peninsula Club, 1600 Mar West St., Tiburon, Calif., 94920, www.tiburon challenger.com, (415) 789-7900.

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