Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New rankings, TV schedule, calendar

PRO RANKINGS
     Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
Men
   Bob Bryan, 35 years old, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 35 years old, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mardy Fish, 31 years old, Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis (2012-13) -- No. 367 in singles (-2), No. 124 in doubles (-1).
   Bradley Klahn, 23 years old, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 128 in singles (+2), No. 166 in doubles (-5).
   Scott Lipsky, 32 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 33 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, 26 years old, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 34 in singles (no change), No. 213 in doubles (no change).
   Ryan Sweeting, 26 years old, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 541 in singles (-6), No. 878 in doubles (-6).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 30 years old, trains at Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay -- No. 39 in singles (no change), No. 145 in doubles (+11).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, 22 years old, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 131 in singles (+1), No. 431 in doubles (-1).
   Nicole Gibbs, 20 years old, NCAA singles champion in 2012 and 2013 and NCAA doubles champion in 2012 from Stanford -- No. 204 in singles (+4), No. 560 in doubles (+5).
   Macall Harkins, Redding resident -- No. 273 in doubles (+1), No. 764 in singles (-6).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 30 years old, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 23 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Megan Moulton-Levy, 28 years old, Capitals (2013) -- No. 56 in doubles (-2), unranked in singles.
   Maria Sanchez, 23 years old, Modesto product -- No. 140 in singles (-1), No. 143 in doubles (-3).
   Taylor Townsend, 17 years old, Capitals (2013) -- No. 278 in singles (-1), No. 214 in doubles (+1).
TV SCHEDULE
(All Times PDT)
Wednesday
   WTA Championships (women), round-robin play, Tennis Channel, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (live),  6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday (repeat).
   Basel (men), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 1:30-5:30 p.m. (delay).
Thursday
   WTA Championships (women), round-robin play, Tennis Channel, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (live),  5:30 p.m.-midnight (repeat).
   Basel (men), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 1:30-5:30 p.m. (delay).
Friday
   WTA Championships (women), round-robin play, Tennis Channel, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (live).
   Basel (men), quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 1:30-5:30 p.m. (delay).  
   Valencia (men), quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 5:30-9:30 p.m. (delay).
Saturday 
   WTA Championships (women), doubles semifinals, Tennis Channel, 3-4:30 a.m. and 9-10:30 a.m. (live).
   WTA Championships (women), singles semifinals, Tennis Channel, 5-9 a.m. (live), 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (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
   Basel (men), final, Tennis Channel, 6:30-9 a.m. (live), 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (repeat).
   Valencia (men), final, Tennis Channel, 9-11:30 a.m. (delay), 2-4:30 p.m. (repeat).
   WTA Championships (women), singles final, ESPN2, 2-4 p.m. (delay), 7-9 p.m. (repeat).
   WTA Championships (women), doubles final, Tennis Channel, 5:30-7 p.m. (delay). 
CALENDAR
   Through Sunday -- WTA Championships, Istanbul, www.wtachampionships.com. Defending champions: Serena Williams, Maria Kirilenko-Nadia Petrova. 
   Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 2-3 -- Sacramento Clay Court League, Ben Combs' house, 8582 Westin Lane, Orangevale, Calif., 95662, www.sacramentoclaycourtleague.com.
   Nov. 2-3 -- Fed Cup final, Russia at Italy, www.fedcup.com.
   Nov. 4-11 -- ATP World Tour Finals, London, www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com. Defending champions: Novak Djokovic, Marcel Granollers-Marc Lopez.
   Nov. 7-10 -- USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, men and women, Flushing Meadows, N.Y. http://www.itatennis.com/Events/USTA-ITA-Championships-Events/NationalIndoors.htm
   Nov. 15-17 -- Davis Cup final, Czech Republic at Serbia, www.daviscup.com.
   Dec. 9-15 -- Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, boys and girls 18s and 16s, Plantation, Fla., www.orangebowltennis.org
   Dec. 17-23 --  Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, boys and girls 14s and 12s, Coral Gables, Fla., www.juniororangebowl.org.
   Dec. 27-Jan. 1 -- USTA National Winter Championships, boys and girls 14s and 12s, Tucson, Ariz., http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=122724.  
   Dec. 27-Jan. 2 -- USTA National Winter Championships, boys and girls 18s and 16s, Scottsdale, Ariz.,  http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=122192
   Jan. 13-26, 2014 -- AUSTRALIAN OPEN, Melbourne, www.australianopen.com. Defending champions: Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka, Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan, Sara Errani-Roberta Vinci, Jarmila Gajdosova-Matthew Ebden.
   Jan. 31-Feb. 2 -- Davis Cup, first round, Great Britain at United States, site to be announced, www.daviscup.com.
   Feb. 8-9 -- Fed Cup, first round, Italy at United States, site to be announced, www.fedcupcom.
   Feb. 26, 2014 -- Champions Shootout (Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, James Blake), 7 p.m., Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, Calif.,  www.powersharesseries.com.
   March 3-16, 2014 -- BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Calif., www.bnpparibasopen.com. Defending champions: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan, Ekaterina Makarova-Elena Vesnina.

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