Thursday, January 26, 2017

Classic Match ups Men's Australian Open Tennis 2017

Stan is a different player when he gets a sniff at a Grandslam Title. Everyone hoping for a Federer and Rafa Final ..Stan just might rain on the parade. 18 /3 Head to head favors Federer. Fed has never lost to Stan on a hardcourt it doesn't count out Stan he is a much much better player than when most of the head to head wins over him by Fed took place. I think we are in for an epic. If Stan gets out of bed on the right side today its going to be a great match and nothing in this year's Open can be taken for granted.Three players with one-handed backhands into the Semi's, alone two-hander with Rafa will be making a statement and is my pick to hold up the trophy one more time!

Monday, October 10, 2016

*after a hiatus in blogging I decided I would not write as regular and give tennis a chance to lift its game especially in New Zealand , sadly in a lot of areas it has declined further I am back to call it as it is . These are my own personal views *

My first article back is named the Impossible dream. It's good to have goals and dreams however your dreams may differ from a realistic goal you can achieve, Unfortunately, young juniors are influenced by charlatan tennis coaches ,giving juniors the Impossible Dream!

Here are some of the most recent unethical statements from supposed high-performance coaches who in my point of view have a gift of the gab , large ego and see dollar signs in pupil and parents eyeballs. I mean what coach would tell a pupil they will win the French Open Junior Title!.I will swim back to Australia if that happens in the next ten years by a Kiwi Junior tennis player.

I saw a segment on the News ..a great story until the tennis coach opened his mouth predicting top one 100 for this player. "Sorry this won't happen". New Zealand  has good tennis players just no one of that caliber in Men's Tennis . We have doubles players someone is shouting out in cyber space...I politely return banter WHO CARES! Marina Erakovic is a fantastic role model however, I boldly state that no kiwi junior girl player currently has her  work ethics or ability. The pick of the bunch is Ivanov who trains and lives in Australia and no doubt with Australia having grand slam wild cards to offer the temptation of turning Australian is a more attractive offer if she continues to improve.

Coaches in this country are the worst for poaching other coaches pupils,,,a short whisper into a parent's ear praising their child and then gives them THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM scenario.
Well done coach another pupil paying $500 a week at a beaut academy .

Which brings me to the money part in that IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, which is fueled by rich parents who play the game through their child's eye. Tennis is and always will be an elitist sport. We have a lot of talented athletes in New Zealand.Tennis does not attract them and the answer to the equation WHY is affordability.

Most New Zealand older juniors opt for a USA College Scholarship ..great goal any handy junior player can achieve one . What i don't get many who have graduated come back to tennis coaching in NZ .My advice get a real Job.

The Impossible dream driven by over the top parent is alive and well ! They refuse to look outside the box or are not given the appropriate advice by the some cases, they are.Guess what they swap coaches until they get to hear that pathetic soothsayer prediction will win the French Open! Sorry for being cynical ..or just delivering the truth.

I hope you do get your dream but it has to be realistic advice stay away from coaches "with the gift of the gab"


Friday, July 1, 2016

The Games we Play

Viktor raged: You're terrible, the worst in the world! Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki completely lost his nerve at the finish details Albert Ramos, who lost 3-2 in sets "Fault (fault), fault," exclaimed Troicki, and then went to get the ball to show the judge that it was left lime and did not hit the line.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Australian Open Tennis 2016

Ok Ive been on a hiatus , I have been keeping the tigers eye on tennis events so first post for a while won't be watching early rounds of the women's as they battle for the best scream loudest grunt and best dress. The men's tennis will be ok to watch as early rounds will sought out the Men from the boys. Will Bernard Tomic continue his voice impressions ? How long will it take Nick Kyrgios to get a code violation, Will we have to watch another Hewitt Five setter and which Aussie Women except for Stosur will be singing I now call Australia home. I will say the two women players I refuse to watch Wozniacki and Stosur both went out first round.Typical and that's the reason I don't watch them most times they could not fight their way out of a wet paper bag in Grand-slam's.

One day in and French Player Benoit Paire wins the first SOUR GRAPES award.Read Here
You either LOVE Nick Kyrgios or HATE him this year I am on Team Nick ! Read Here
Two young Americans to watch out for this year Noah Rubin Read Here and Taylor Fritz read here both players of potential especially Fritz. And Australia teen Omar Jasika won his first round match yesterday certainly is a grinder .Read Here.

Will Nadal be a threat this year watch my short video of Nadal in practice HERE. It was not a bad day 1 with news of betting scandal ...any one want to back Cilic?


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Its Ok To be a pusher

I need to republish this post , recently I heard comments which relates to this subject! Wrote this in 2012.....

This is my first post for some time and I hope to get back with more regular entry's.Through out my coaching career I have heard parents and players use the excuse of losing a match to the fact their opposition is a pusher...What is a tennis pusher? Tennis pushers are the types of players that do not play glamorous tennis, yet they are able to win tennis matches through their keen use of tennis strategy and placement.The player and their parent have to get over the loss and not just put it down to the "pusher they played" and work out why they were able to beat little " Johnny or Mary" Usually this type of player has the ability to make their opponents play one more shot..keeps the ball deep and doe not make errors. They dont have the attacking skills of a Federer and not able to hit winners at will but play a very conservative game.To often players write this loss off to a "pusher" as an excuse and they must address their shortcomings.I often here Parents say " oh he was just a pusher that's why he/she beat my child, who would want to play like that." Hello Mum and Dad! a tennis match is all about winning! Obviously that player had the correct game and tactics to beat your rising star who obviously does not like hitting lots of shots and try's to finish the point to quickly.Tennis pushers are usually dreaded opponents because they seem to make you beat yourself. Im guessing in the pro men's David Ferrer or Bernard Tomic could be called a pusher, Ferrer makes you play a lot of balls, hes fast and has good control, Tomic is unorthodox hits slices, slower balls , drop-shots etc. So many of us have lost to these sort of players and they leave the court shaking their heads wondering how they could of lost to a player like that.

The "eyes" tips for success against a so called Pusher.

1. Keep your feet moving! You have to work harder no pace on the ball makes you make the play , slow footwork will not work against a person who gets the ball back with no pace.

2.Be patient the "put away shot will eventually come" keep control and make the player work hard eventually your power game will force a short shot for the winner.

3.A smart pusher will try to get in your head space! They will thrive on your negative body language or the verbal comments "this guys a pusher!" the more they see your frustration the more they will keep doing what they are doing!

Its true no one likes playing a "pusher" follow a game plan and stick to it and you should come out on top, often players self destruct with frustration .Keep your focus on winning the match let nothing distract you.And for all you pushers out there! Keep doing what you have to do to get a win!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Certainly would like to hear more

Yesterday I received a comment on my blog. I certainly have not been active lately  as with Tennis in NZ especially at the top area of the game and Admin it seems like you hit your head against a brick wall.However I will post this comment and will follow up

"Hi Steve, I recommend you speak to the parents of 2 of the girls who are no longer with Tennis NZ. Believe me, they have the inside scoop and it is not pretty. And what is with the recent selection they have made for a play-off tournament to win a trip to Singapore? No sign of our top players?? Is this because they want to guarantee that their precious elite kids win the prize? Looking at the calibre of kids they have selected, Tennis NZ is going to be the laughing stock of the tennis world. "

If anyone else can follow up on recent selections and current high performance program please contact me, You can find me on facebook, email or leave a comment on this post.

In general readers are you happy with the state of the game? Coaching ? this blog always attracts a lot of attention so happy to air views and follow up and make my own comments.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios: I have sex before a big game even if you should abstain from it

Long Time no see everyone! I have had good intentions to write but lacked motivation , so here I am and hopefully back to give you some news and opinions.

With the French Open on I bet everyone is interested in this Article.Yep really puts tennis right out there!Read the article HERE

I mean can you imagine Rodger Federer coming out with this! Lets face it Rodger is so perfect i could imagine him having the immaculate conception , and nick.... he has 4 kids to prove he has had sex...Well I certainly enjoyed reading the comments .Here are a few for your enjoyment.

I am prepared to give Nick the benefit of the doubt , I am disillusioned with mainstream media. If true Nick save these comments for the bedroom, I am only interested in watching you play tennis.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Federer to Win!

I have been skeptical that Rodger could add another Grandslam title, but i do believe he can lift that Wimbledon trophy once again! Djoker will have to play his best , Roger if all things are even has the better game and especially for grass!His semi final against Raonic did not take that much out of Fed and if he gets that first set under his belt I think he will be unstoppable!

Petra Kvitova destroyed Young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 61 points to 37 points. Eugenie is not gaining many friends on tour  , just comes over a little too cocky , and Laura Robson once best friend deleted her from twitter after Nick Saviano who coaches both players was spending more time with Eugenie. Believe me being a coach you just cannot win!

Look at New Zealander Simon Rea who has been Nick Kyrgios coach for the past 18 months and now looks to be parting ways after Nicks best performance ever.This is the nature of tennis as with Andy Murray changing coaches and rumor has it the Murray Camp is far from Happy, Caroline Wozniacki has a new coach every week. Just locally in the Junior scene this happens a lot , we have a lot of parents here that somehow with no experience become a wealth of knowledge on the tennis scene and think they are a coach.The other problem is coaches finding the magic fairy dust and convincing parents they can work miracles.And for most to become top 100 it has to be a miracle!Hard work and as little distraction possible helps chase goals.The other important aspect is defining potential , due to circumstances, money, ability,weapons,location will and want , I see many parents wanting it more than their child..and if that's the case you really are looking for magic fairy dust. All these factors will combine to allow you to reach your potential but not every one has the potential to reach top 100! Sometimes the answer is on your front doorstep, so many exit via the back door! 

Breaking News Krygios is returning to Canberra and his childhood coach Todd Larkham . 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wimby News- In with the New out with the Old

All I can say is wow! Australian Nick Kyrgios came of age defeating World Number 1 Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon. Today he backs up against Milos Raonic of Canada.I hope Nick can serve as well as he did yesterday but this will be a completely different type of match , after beating a champion can he back up today ? will be tough!

1. Simona Halep (ROU) [3] v Sabine Lisicki (GER) [19]
2. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11]
3. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] v Roger Federer (SUI) [4]

NO.1 COURT - 12:00PM
1. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [13] v Angelique Kerber (GER) [9]
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Marin Cilic (CRO) [26]

3. Milos Raonic (CAN) [8] v Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Rosol was that the best you could do--Knock over Rafa's Waterbottle

Matches Today

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Gilles Simon (FRA)
2. Petra Kvitova (CZE) [6] v Venus Williams (USA) [30]
3. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] v Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [27]
NO.1 COURT - 1:00PM
1. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) v Na Li (CHN) [2]
2. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11] v Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) [21]
3. Marin Cilic (CRO) [26] v Tomas Berdych (CZE) [6]
NO.2 COURT - 11:30AM
1. Simona Halep (ROU) [3] v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
2. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [15] vs Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
3. Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR) v Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4]
4. Jamie Murray (GBR) [14] / John Peers (AUS) [14] v
Jamie Delgado (GBR) / Gilles Muller (LUX)
NO.3 COURT - 11:30AM
1. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [16] v Ana Konjuh (CRO)
2. Jimmy Wang (TPE) v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [14]
3. Lucie Safarova (CZE) [23] v Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [10]
COURT 12 - 11:30AM
1. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [19] v Ante Pavic (CRO)
2. James Ward (GBR) / Anna Smith (GBR) v
Nicholas Monroe (USA) / Shuai Zhang (CHN)
3. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
COURT 18 - 11:30AM
1. Belinda Bencic (SUI) v Victoria Duval (USA)
2. Marcel Granollers (ESP) [30] vs Santiago Giraldo (COL)
3. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) v Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)
COURT 8 - 11:30AM
1. Klara Koukalova (CZE) / Monica Niculescu (ROU) v
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [16] / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [16]
2. Bob Bryan (USA) [1] / Mike Bryan (USA) [1] v
Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Samuel Groth (AUS)
3. Pablo Cuevas (URU) [16] / David Marrero (ESP) [16] v
Austin Krajicek (USA) / Donald Young (USA)
COURT 16 - 11:30AM
1. Caroline Garcia (FRA) v Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [22]
2. Shuai Peng (CHN) v Lauren Davis (USA)
3. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) / Karin Knapp (ITA) v
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [5] / Elena Vesnina (RUS) [5]
4. Andre Begemann (GER) / Olga Savchuk (UKR) v
Florin Mergea (ROU) / Elina Svitolina (UKR)
5. Robin Haase (NED) / Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) v
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) / Karin Knapp (ITA)
COURT 17 - 11:30AM
1. Kevin Anderson (RSA) [20] v Fabio Fognini (ITA) [16]
2. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) v Tereza Smitkova (CZE)
3. Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) v
Marcel Granollers (ESP) [6] / Marc Lopez (ESP) [6]
4. Mate Pavic (CRO) / Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) v
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) / Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
1. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [13] / Michaella Krajicek (NED) [13] v
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) / Samantha Stosur (AUS)
2. Liezel Huber (USA) [15] / Lisa Raymond (USA) [15] v
Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Renata Voracova (CZE)
3. Martin Emmrich (GER) / Michaella Krajicek (NED) v
Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
4. Treat Huey (PHI) / Lisa Raymond (USA) v
Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) / Liezel Huber (USA)
COURT 6 - 11:30AM
1. Julien Benneteau (FRA) [4] / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) [4] v
Andre Begemann (GER) / Lukas Rosol (CZE)
2. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) [11] / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) [11] v
Madison Keys (USA) / Alison Riske (USA)
3. Lukas Rosol (CZE) / Klara Koukalova (CZE) v
Martin Klizan (SVK) / Belinda Bencic (SUI)
4. Henri Kontinen (FIN) / Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) v
Chris Guccione (AUS) / Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO)
COURT 7 - 11:30AM
1. Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) / Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) v
Mate Pavic (CRO) / Andre Sa (BRA)
2. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) / Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) v
Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) / Arina Rodionova (AUS)
3. Frantisek Cermak (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) v
Oliver Marach (AUT) / Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
4. Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) vs
Lauren Davis (USA) / Monica Puig (PUR)
COURT 10 - 11:30AM
1. Jonathan Marray (GBR) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) v
Juan-Sebastian Cabal (COL) [15] / Marcin Matkowski (POL) [15]
2. Naomi Broady (GBR) / Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) vs
Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) [7] / Abigail Spears (USA) [7]
3. Scott Lipsky (USA) / Jie Zheng (CHN) v
Colin Fleming (GBR) / Jocelyn Rae (GBR)
4. Neal Skupski (GBR) / Naomi Broady (GBR) v
Robert Farah (COL) / Darija Jurak (CRO)
COURT 11 - 11:30AM
1. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) / Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) v
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) [12] / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) [12]
2. Jaroslav Levinsky (CZE) / Jiri Vesely (CZE) v
Eric Butorac (USA) [13] / Raven Klaasen (RSA) [13]
3. Dustin Brown (GER) / Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) v
Daniel Nestor (CAN) [3] / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) [3]
4. Jaroslav Levinsky (CZE) / Janette Husarova (SVK) v
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) / Megan Moulton-Levy (USA)
Not Before: 5.00pm
1. Ross Hutchins (GBR) / Heather Watson (GBR) v
Mikhail Elgin (RUS) / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
Not Before: 5.00pm
1. Dominic Inglot (GBR) / Johanna Konta (GBR) v
Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Marina Erakovic (NZL)
The Committee, while adhering as closely as possible to the o

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Todays Wimby Schedule - My Picks in yellow

1. Lukas Rosol (CZE) v Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2]
2. Angelique Kerber (GER) [9] v Heather Watson (GBR)
3. Gilles Muller (LUX) v Roger Federer (SUI) [4]
NO.1 COURT - 1:00PM
1. Serena Williams (USA) [1] v Chanelle Scheepers (RSA)
2. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] v Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
3. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v Maria Sharapova (RUS) [5]
NO.2 COURT - 11:30AM
1. Richard Gasquet (FRA) [13] v Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
2. Sam Querrey (USA) vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [14]
3. Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) v Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [13]
4. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [15] v Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
5. Simona Halep (ROU) [3] v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
NO.3 COURT - 11:30AM
1. Milos Raonic (CAN) [8] v Jack Sock (USA)
2. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [11] v Jie Zheng (CHN)
3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) v Sabine Lisicki (GER) [19]
4. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v John Isner (USA) [9]
COURT 12 - 11:30AM
1. Jiri Vesely (CZE) v Gael Monfils (FRA) [24]
2. Andrea Petkovic (GER) [20] v Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
3. Klara Koukalova (CZE) [31] v Madison Keys (USA)
4. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [19] v Ante Pavic (CRO)
COURT 18 - 11:30AM
1. Denis Kudla (USA) v Kei Nishikori (JPN) [10]
2. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) v Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [15]
3. Marcel Granollers (ESP) [30] v Santiago Giraldo (COL)
COURT 8 - 11:30AM
1. Lukasz Kubot (POL) v Dusan Lajovic (SRB)
2. Julian Reister (GER) v Denis Istomin (UZB)
3. Donna Vekic (CRO) v Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
4. Belinda Bencic (SUI) v Victoria Duval (USA)
COURT 16 - 11:30AM
1. Petra Cetkovska (CZE) v Alize Cornet (FRA) [25]
2. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) v Tommy Robredo (ESP) [23]
3. Alize Cornet (FRA) / Caroline Garcia (FRA) v 
Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
4. Bob Bryan (USA) [1] / Mike Bryan (USA) [1] v 
Matthew Ebden (AUS) / Samuel Groth (AUS)
COURT 17 - 11:30AM
1. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [22] v Simone Bolelli (ITA)
2. Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) v Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) [24]
3. Alison Riske (USA) v Camila Giorgi (ITA)
4. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) / Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v 
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) / Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
1. Andreas Siljestrom (SWE) / Igor Zelenay (SVK) v
Jonathan Marray (GBR) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS)
2. Liezel Huber (USA) [15] / Lisa Raymond (USA) [15] v 
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) / Katarzyna Piter (POL)
3. Benjamin Becker (GER) / Oliver Marach (AUT) v 
Jaroslav Levinsky (CZE) / Jiri Vesely (CZE)
4. Eric Butorac (USA) / Timea Babos (HUN) v 
Philipp Oswald (AUT) / Yvonne Meusburger (AUT)
COURT 5 - 11:30AM
1. Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Scott Lipsky (USA) v 
Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) / Paul Hanley (AUS)
2. Mate Pavic (CRO) / Andre Sa (BRA) v 
Treat Huey (PHI) [10] / Dominic Inglot (GBR) [10]
3. Leander Paes (IND) [5] / Radek Stepanek (CZE) [5] v 
Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Rajeev Ram (USA)
COURT 6 - 11:30AM
1. Kyle Edmund (GBR) / Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v 
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) / Igor Sijsling (NED)
2. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) [11] / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) [11] v 
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) / Shuai Zhang (CHN)
3. Rohan Bopanna (IND) [8] / Aisam Qureshi (PAK) [8] v 
Frantisek Cermak (CZE) / Mikhail Elgin (RUS)
4. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) / Saisai Zheng (CHN) v 
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [9] / Jie Zheng (CHN) [9]
COURT 7 - 11:30AM
1. Julien Benneteau (FRA) [4] / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) [4] v 
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) / Jonathan Erlich (ISR)
2. Max Mirnyi (BLR) / Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) v 
Alexander Peya (AUT) [2] / Bruno Soares (BRA) [2]
3. Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) v 
Lauren Davis (USA) / Monica Puig (PUR)
4. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) / Karin Knapp (ITA) v 
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [5] / Elena Vesnina (RUS) [5]
COURT 9 - 11:30AM
1. Bradley Klahn (USA) / Michael Venus (NZL) v 
Austin Krajicek (USA) / Donald Young (USA)
2. Eva Hrdinova (CZE) / Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) v 
Andreja Klepac (SLO) / Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP)
3. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) / Jack Sock (USA) v 
Robin Haase (NED) / Jesse Huta Galung (NED)
4. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) / Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) v 
Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) / Arina Rodionova (AUS)
COURT 10 - 11:30AM
1. Frank Dancevic (CAN) v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
2. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) v Kaia Kanepi (EST)
3. Nicholas Monroe (USA) / Simon Stadler (GER) v 
Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA)
4. Naomi Broady (GBR) / Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) v 
Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) [7] / Abigail Spears (USA) [7]