Budapest, Hungary, WTA International, 250 000 USD, Hungarian Ladies Open, hard, indoor: 1R, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Natalia VIKHLYANTSEVA (RUS) ?-?; Bergamo, Italy, ATP Challenger, Internazionali di Tennis, €46,600 + H, hard, indoor: 1R, Uladzimir IGNATIK (BLR) - Matteo VIOLA (ITA) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Jay CLARKE (GBR) ?-?; Aktobe, Kazakhstan, ITF World Tennis Tour, Aktobe ITF International Tournament, 25 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Artem DUBRIVNYY (RUS) - Denis KLOK (RUS) 6-4 6-0, 2R: ?-?; Marseille, France, ATP 250, Open 13 Provence, €744,010, hard, indoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/ Denys MOLCHANOV (UKR) - GRANOLLERS (ESP)/PAIRE (FRA) 6-4 7-6(5), QF: ?-?; Dubai, United Arab Emirates, WTA Premier 5, 2 828 000 USD,  Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, hard, outdoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Magdalena FRECH (POL) 6-3 3-6 6-4, 2R: Sofia KENIN (USA) 3-6 6-2 4-6.

Budapest, Hungary, WTA International, 250 000 USD, Hungarian Ladies Open, hard, indoor: 1R, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Natalia VIKHLYANTSEVA (RUS) ?-?; Bergamo, Italy, ATP Challenger, Internazionali di Tennis, €46,600 + H, hard, indoor: 1R, Uladzimir IGNATIK (BLR) - Matteo VIOLA (ITA) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Jay CLARKE (GBR) ?-?; Aktobe, Kazakhstan, ITF World Tennis Tour, Aktobe ITF International Tournament, 25 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Artem DUBRIVNYY (RUS) - Denis KLOK (RUS) 6-4 6-0, 2R: ?-?; Marseille, France, ATP 250, Open 13 Provence, €744,010, hard, indoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/ Denys MOLCHANOV (UKR) - GRANOLLERS (ESP)/PAIRE (FRA) 6-4 7-6(5), QF: ?-?; Dubai, United Arab Emirates, WTA Premier 5, 2 828 000 USD,  Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, hard, outdoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Magdalena FRECH (POL) 6-3 3-6 6-4, 2R: Sofia KENIN (USA) 3-6 6-2 4-6.

Dubrivnyy and Kirkin successful on junior’s tour, Artem with 2 titles

Two junior EMPIRE Tennis Academy members are playing excellent at a tournaments on the opposite sides of the world. While Russian Artem Dubrivnyy played at ITF event in Senec, Slovakia, Ergi Kirkin is with his coach Miloslav Grolmus in Australia.

Artem Dubrivnyy, who is coached by Karol Beck, has made it to the singles final on the 24th Slovak Junior Indoor U18, overwhelming there Ukrainian Nikita Mashtakov 6:3, 6:2. Artem alongside a Czech junior Ondrej Styler won also doubles title in Senec.
"I am satisfied with his performance except for the first match in singles after two-month break where he was a bit nervous and started slowly. All the other matches he played well and in the semifinals he performed really perfect! I am very pleased that he confirmed number 1 seeding," said Artem’s coach Karol Beck.

Kirkin in the doubles semifinals

Ergi Kirkin is playing in Australia at the AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International. Number 13 seed has already qualified to the singles third round.
"There are world’s best juniors playing here. I hope it will continue like this," wishes Miloslav Grolmus, coach of Ergi Kirkin.
He lost in Tuesday's quarterfinals to his doubles teammate number 6 seeded Frenchman Corentin Moutet 1-6, 3-6. Later they both qualified to the doubles semifinals when defeating their countrymen and number 8 seed Dan ADDED, Matteo MARTINEAU 6-1, 6-3.
In Wednesday’s semifinals they lost in two sets to Francesco FORTI, Mattia FRINZI from Italy 4-6 4-6.
This tournament is a preparatory event before the grand-slam of the season Australian Open 2017.

Senec, The 24th Slovak Junior Indoor U18 2017, ITF 2, hard, indoor:
Artem Dubrivnyy [1] (RUS)

1st round: bye
2nd round: Artur KULIBABA (LAT) 6-3 7-6(3)
3rd round: Emmanuel COSTE (FRA) 6-1 6-1
quarterfinals: Boris BUTULIJA (SRB) 4-6 6-3 6-1
semifinals: Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO) 6-4 6-3
final: Nikita MASHTAKOV (UKR) 6-3 6-2

Doubles with: Ondrej STYLER (CZE) [1]    
1st round: bye
2nd round: Emmanuel COSTE (FRA) / Marceau COURTALON (FRA) 6-7(5) 7-6(4) [10-3]
quarterfinals: Roberts GRINVALDS (LAT) / Daniel MICHALSKI (POL) [6] 7-6(7) 6-4
semifinals: Boris BUTULIJA (SRB) / Aliaksandr LIAONENKA (BLR) [7] 6-3 6-3
final: David JURAS (SVK) / Nikita MASHTAKOV (UKR) [2] 3-6 7-5 [10-6] DOUBLES TITLE!

Traralgon, Austrália, AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International, ITF Junior, Grade 1, hard, outdoor:
Ergi Kirkin (TUR) [13]
1st round: Chase FERGUSON (AUS) 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3
2nd round: Max STEWART (GBR) 1-6 6-2 6-0
3rd round: Mikhail SOKOLOVSKIY (RUS) 6-1 6-3
quarterfinals: Corentin MOUTET (FRA) 1-6 3-6

 

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