Saturday, October 27, 2012

New TV schedule, calendar, pro rankings

TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
   Today -- WTA Championships, Istanbul, doubles semifinal, Tennis Channel, 3-4:30 a.m. (live); singles semifinals 5-9 a.m. (live); doubles semifinal, 9-10:30 a.m. (live); 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., singles semifinals (repeat). Basel (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 2:30-7:30 p.m. (delay). Valencia (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday (delay).
   Sunday -- WTA Championships, Istanbul, doubles final, Tennis Channel, 5:30-7 a.m. (live), 2:30-4 p.m. (repeat); singles final, ESPN2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (live), Tennis Channel, 5-9 p.m. (repeat). Basel (men), final, Tennis Channel, 7-9:30 a.m. (delay), noon-2:30 p.m. (repeat). Valencia (men), final, Tennis Channel, 9:30 a.m.-noon (delay). 
CALENDAR
   Through Sunday -- WTA Championships (top eight singles players and top four doubles teams of 2012), Istanbul, www.wtatennis.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~742,00.html. 2011 champions: Petra Kvitova, Liezel Huber-Lisa Raymond.
   Nov. 3-4 -- Fed Cup Final, Serbia at Czech Republic, www.fedcup.com. 2011 champion: Czech Republic.
   Nov. 5-12 -- ATP World Tour Finals (top eight singles players and top eight doubles teams of 2012), London, www.atpworldtour.com/Finals/2012.aspx. 2011 champions: Roger Federer, Max Mirnyi-Daniel Nestor.
   Nov. 11 -- Sacramento Clay Court League final,  noon, 8582 Westin Lane, Orangevale, Calif., 95662, www.sacramentoclaycourtleague.com.
   Nov. 16 -- BILT Champions Showdown (Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe), 7:30 p.m., HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif., www.PowerSharesSeries.com.
   Nov. 16-18 -- Davis Cup Final, Spain at Czech Republic, www.daviscup.com. 2011 champion: Spain.
   Jan. 14-27, 2013 -- AUSTRALIAN OPEN, www.australianopen.org. 2012 champions: Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka, Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek, Svetlana Kuznetsova-Vera Zvonareva.
   Jan. 15 -- Sacramento State men at Stanford in spring season opener for both teams, 1:30 p.m.
   Jan. 18 -- Stanford women open spring season at Freeman Invitational in Las Vegas and at NCTC Classic in Indian Wells, Calif., times TBA. UC Davis women open spring season vs. Northern Arizona in Tempe, Ariz., 1 p.m.
   Jan. 19 -- UC Davis men at Santa Clara in spring season opener for both teams, 10 a.m.
   Feb. 1 -- Sacramento State women open spring season at Arizona, 12:30 p.m.
   Feb. 1-3, 2013 -- Davis Cup, first round, Brazil at United States, www.daviscup.com.
   Feb. 9-10, 2013 -- Fed Cup, first round, United States at Italy, www.fedcup.com.
   Feb. 11-17, 2013 -- SAP Open, HP Pavilion in San Jose, www.sapopentennis.com. 2012 champions: Milos Raonic, Mark Knowles-Xavier Malisse.
   March 4-17, 2013 -- BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Calif., www.bnpparibasopen.com. 2012 champions: Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Marc Lopez-Rafael Nadal, Liezel Huber-Lisa Raymond.
   April 26-28 -- Big Sky Conference men's and women's tournament, Gold River Racquet Club, Gold River, Calif.
PRO RANKINGS
   Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
Men
   Kevin Anderson, Sacramento Capitals (2012) of World TeamTennis -- No. 39 in singles (-1), career-high No. 81 in doubles (+5).
   Nick Andrews, Cal All-American in 2012, Folsom resident -- No. 1,441 in singles (+5), No. 1,069 in doubles (+1).  
   Bob Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mardy Fish, Capitals (2012) -- No. 26 in singles (no change), No. 724 in doubles (no change).
   John Paul Fruttero, Cal All-American in 2001 and 2002 -- No. 109 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Bradley Klahn, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- Career-high No. 292 in singles (+1), No. 768 in doubles (+2). 
   Mark Knowles, Capitals (2001-07, 2009-12), three-time World TeamTennis Male MVP (2001, 2005 and 2007) -- No. 128 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 29 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012) -- No. 23 in singles (-1), No. 47 in doubles (-1).
   Ryan Thacher, 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1,204 in singles (+6), No. 777 in doubles (no change).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident -- No. 119 in singles (-14), No. 228 in doubles (-1).
   Pedro Zerbini, All-Pacific-10 Conference first team at Cal (2009-11) -- Career-high No. 608 in singles (no change), No. 644 in doubles (-1).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 145 in singles (-1), No. 655 in doubles (-2). 
   Vania King, Capitals (2010-12) -- No. 22 in doubles (-4), No. 69 in singles (+3).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- Career-high No. 13 in doubles (+2), No. 1,120 in singles (+3).
   Asia Muhammad, Capitals (2012) -- No. 168 in doubles (no change), No. 470 in singles (+3).
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto resident -- Career-high No. 108 in doubles (no change), No. 151 in singles (no change).
   Yasmin Schnack, Elk Grove resident, Capitals (2011-12) -- No. 148 in doubles (+1), No. 515 in singles (no change).
   Romana Tedjakusuma, Tracy resident -- No. 518 in singles (no change), No. 1,122 in doubles (+2).
   CoCo Vandeweghe, Capitals (2009, 2012) -- No. 91 in singles (+2), No. 486 in doubles (-2).

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