Moscow, Russia, ATP 250, VTB Kremlin Cup, 840 130 USD, hard, indoor: 1QR, Artem DUBRIVNYY (RUS) -  Ilya IVASHKA (BLR) 5-7 6-2 6-2, QFinal: Filip HORANSKY (SVK) 6-4 7-5 !!!, 1R: Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB) 1-6 5-7; Telavi, Georgia, ITF World Tennis Tour, Telavi Open 2019, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Anna SISKOVA (CZE) [2]  - Elizaveta SHEBEKINA (RUS) 6-1 6-3, 2R: Doroteja JOKSOVIC (SRB) 6-2 6-1, QF: Anastasia VDOVENCO (MDA) [6] 3-6 6-1 6-2, SF: Darya ASTAKHOVA (RUS) [5] 6-3 3-6 7-5, F: Oana Georgeta SIMION (ROU) [1] 2-6 3-6; Doubles, 1R, SISKOVA/Oana Georgeta SIMION (ROU) [2]  - Taisya PACHKALEVA (RUS) / Anastasia ZOLOTAREVA (RUS) 6-3 7-6(5), QF: Daria KRASNOVA (RUS) / Tatsiana SASNOUSKAYA (BLR) 6-2 7-6(7), SF: Darya ASTAKHOVA (RUS) / Darja SEMENISTAJA (LAT) 7-5 5-7 [10-4], F: Yekaterina DMITRICHENKO (KAZ) / Anna UREKE (RUS) [1] 6-1 6-0  DOUBLES TITLE! 

Moscow, Russia, ATP 250, VTB Kremlin Cup, 840 130 USD, hard, indoor: 1QR, Artem DUBRIVNYY (RUS) -  Ilya IVASHKA (BLR) 5-7 6-2 6-2, QFinal: Filip HORANSKY (SVK) 6-4 7-5 !!!, 1R: Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB) 1-6 5-7; Telavi, Georgia, ITF World Tennis Tour, Telavi Open 2019, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Anna SISKOVA (CZE) [2]  - Elizaveta SHEBEKINA (RUS) 6-1 6-3, 2R: Doroteja JOKSOVIC (SRB) 6-2 6-1, QF: Anastasia VDOVENCO (MDA) [6] 3-6 6-1 6-2, SF: Darya ASTAKHOVA (RUS) [5] 6-3 3-6 7-5, F: Oana Georgeta SIMION (ROU) [1] 2-6 3-6; Doubles, 1R, SISKOVA/Oana Georgeta SIMION (ROU) [2]  - Taisya PACHKALEVA (RUS) / Anastasia ZOLOTAREVA (RUS) 6-3 7-6(5), QF: Daria KRASNOVA (RUS) / Tatsiana SASNOUSKAYA (BLR) 6-2 7-6(7), SF: Darya ASTAKHOVA (RUS) / Darja SEMENISTAJA (LAT) 7-5 5-7 [10-4], F: Yekaterina DMITRICHENKO (KAZ) / Anna UREKE (RUS) [1] 6-1 6-0  DOUBLES TITLE! 

Zelenay and Safranek successful in doubles in Germany and Sweden

Two EMPIRE Tennis Academy members Igor Zelenay and Václav Šafránek played at two ATP challengers in Europe. Zelenay in Braunschweig, Germany and Šafránek in Bastad, Sweden.

ATP challenger in Braunschweig, Germany was funded by 127 000 €, Igor Zelenay played with Austrian doubles legend Julian Knowle. They have defeated in Friday's semifinals Kowalczyk/Mies partnership in 3 sets 7:6(5), 1:6, 10:8. In Saturday's finals they overwhelmed German partnership Krawietz/Kretschmer in straight sets 6:3, 7:6(3). Winners will get 125 points into the ATP doubles rankings.  Zelenay has already reached 32 doubles titles at challengers.

Václav Šafránek in Sweden with his partner Tuna Altuna of Turkey also reached the semifinals of the ATP challenger in Bastad where they defeated Hurkacz/Majchrzak of Poland in 3 sets 7:6(9), 2:6, 10:8. More confidently they overwhelmed Balaji/Prashanth pairing from India in straight sets 6:1, 6:4 in the Bastad finals.

Braunschweig, Nemecko, ATP Challenger, Sparkassen Open, €127,000 + H, clay, outdoors:

 

Igor Zelenay (SVK)
Doubles with: Julian Knowle (AUT)
1R: Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA), Julio Peralta (CHI) 7-6(3) 6-4
quarterfinals: Uladzimir IGNATIK (BLR)/Jan SATRAL (CZE) 6-1 6-4
semifinals: Mateusz KOWALCZYK (POL)/Andreas MIES (GER) 7-6(5) 1-6 10-8

final: Kevin KRAWIETZ/Gero KRETSCHMER (GER) 6-3 7-6(3)  DOUBLES TITLE!!!

Bastad, Sweden, ATP challenger, €43,000 + H, clay, outdoors:

Václav Šafránek (CZE)
1R: Isak ARVIDSSON (SWE) 3-6 3-6
Doubles with:: Tuna ALTUNA (TUR)
1R: Jonas ERIKSSON ZIVERTS / Karl FRIBERG (SWE) 6-2 2-6 10-4
quarterfinals: Calvin HEMERY / Stephane ROBERT (FRA) 5-7 6-4 10-8
semifinals: Hubert HURKACZ/Kamil MAJCHRZAK (POL) 7-6(9) 2-6 10-8
final: N. Siriam BALAJI/Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND) 6-1 6-4 DOUBLES TITLE!!!

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