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UPCOMING TOURNAMENT

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
JAN 07 - JAN 13

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International BNL D'Italia

Place:  Rome, Italy
Time:  15.05.2017 - 21.05.2017
Category  Premier
Draw Size  64
Surface  Clay
Prize Money  $2,628,800
Title Holder
Serena Williams
Kate 2014  2 round
Kate 2015  3 round

Two weeks prior to the start of the French Open, the stars of the WTA travel to the Italian capital for the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. Widely considered the second most prestigious clay event after Roland Garros, the Premier tournament's roll of champions reads like a who's who of all-time greats.

Leading the way is Chris Evert, who captured the trophy five times. Following closely behind are Gabriela Sabatini and Conchita Martínez, both of whom won a place in the hearts of the crowd at the Foro Italico with four title runs, and Serena Williams with three. Other winners include Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova. Only Evert, Graf, Seles and Serena Williams have netted the Rome-French Open double in the same year.

After spending its first five years at the Tennis Club Milano, the event moved to the Benito Mussolini-built Foro Italico in northern Rome, in 1935, where it has stayed for all but three years since. The complex, which hosts an ATP event the same week, consists of 11 courts, with the jewel the 10,400-seater Centre Court.

R16 Kiki Bertens 6:7 1:6
R32 Dominika Cibulkova 1:6 6:1 6:3
R64 Roberta Vinci 6:2 6:1
doubles: with Elena Vesnina
F Martina Hingis \ Yung-Jan Chang 5:7 6:7
SF Timea Babos \ Andrea Hlavackova 6:3 6:7 10:8
QF Barbora Krejcikova \ Sausai Zheng 6:3 6:2
R16 Darija Jurak \ Anastasia Rodionova 6:4 6:4
R32 Buy
R32 Garbine Muguruza 1:6 0:6
R64 Danka Kovinic 6:2 6:2
doubles: with Elena Vesnina
F Martina Hingis \ Sania Mirza 1:6 7:6 3:10
SF Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka 6:2 7:5
QF Katarina Srebotnik \ Andreja Klepac 6:2 6:4
R16 Kiki Bertens \ Johanna Larsson 6:7 7:6 12:10
R32 Lyudmyla Kichenok / Olga Savchuk 6:4 6:3
R16 Alexandra Dulgheru 4:6 3:6
R32 Kristina Mladenovic 4:6 6:3 6:1
R64 Buy
R32 Sara Errani 2:6 3:6
R64 Roberta Vinci 6:2 7:6(6)
doubles: with Elena Vesnina
QF Julia Goerges \ Anna-Lena Groenefeld 5:7 6:7(3)
R16 Jankovic Jelena \ Kleybanova Alisa 7:5 6:4
R64 Oudin Melanie 6:2 5:7 2:4 Rt

Ekaterina Makarova advanced to the third round of the tournament in Rome.

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