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Angelique and Martina Win Singles and Doubles Titles at Family Circle Cup

Date
13 April 2015

The 2015 Family Circle Cup came to a stunning conclusion this past Sunday, with Team YONEX players making it to the top in both singles and doubles on the tournament’s clay courts.

Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100) made the biggest splash over the weekend, exhibiting an impressive run to the trophy. After being tested in a tight opening match, the world No. 14 cruised to the final with a series of straight-set victories. The German met No. 3 seed and defending champion Andrea Petkovic in the semifinal, being lead early on only to come back to seal the match confidently at 6-4, 6-4. The final put Angelique against American Madison Keys; the German demonstrating skillful defense and offence as she tenaciously deflected potent shots and landed solid points. Moving into a decider after the American took the second game, Angie found herself with a 4-1 deficit in the final set. However, Angie magnificently climbed back up to 5-5, fending off four game points to seize a 6-5 lead. As the American started to rack up errors, it was Angelique who won the final game at love. As her opponent hit the ball out, Angelique fell to the ground in joy, the match closing at 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. This marks Angelique’s first victory since 2013, her second WTA title at the Premier level, and her fourth WTA title in total.

Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, SHT-PROL) continues with her winning streak, winning the doubles title at the tournament. Her and partner Sania Mirza remain undefeated since pairing up, grabbing this victory in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4, over Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak.

Ricardas Berankis Wins First Doubles Title in Houston

Ricardas Berankis (VCORE Tour G, POLYTOUR SPIN, SHT-PRO) earned his first doubles win over the weekend with Russian partner Teymuraz Gabashvili at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. Entering the tournament as alternates, the two soured through to the finals with straight-set victories after an intense 19-17 tiebreaker in their opening match. Among the duo’s achievements, they defeated the world No. 1 Bryan brothers in a 7-6(7), 7-5 quarterfinal upset. The final put them against Treat Huey and Scott Lipsky, where they grabbed the title with a 6-4, 6-4 scoreline.


Tournament Results

Family Circle Cup

Women’s Singles Final

[5] Angelique Kerber (VCORE Si 100)(GER) def. Madison Keys (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Women’s Doubles Final

[1] Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, SHT-PROL)(SUI)/Sania Mirza (IND) def. Casey Dellacqua(AUS)/Darija Jurak(CRO) 6-0, 6-4

U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

Men’s Doubles Final

Ricardas Berankis (VCORE Tour G, POLYTOUR SPIN, SHT-PRO)(LTU)/Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) def.  Treat Huey (PHL)/Scott Lipsky (USA) 6-4, 6-4

 

*Photos of Angelique, Martina and Ricardas taken at the 2015 Australian Open