Friday, June 22, 2012

Capitals' Vandeweghe qualifies for Wimbledon

   CoCo Vandeweghe will play in the main draw of singles at Wimbledon for the second straight year.
   This time, however, she had to qualify.
   The 14th-seeded Vandeweghe, a member of the Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis, downed 11th-seeded Lara Arruabarrena-Vecin of Spain 6-2, 6-7 (2), 7-5 Thursday to advance. Vandeweghe's first-round opponent will be determined in today's draw.
   Vandeweghe has slipped from No. 102 in the world one year ago to No. 132. She lost to Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-4, 6-4 in the first round at Wimbledon last year.
   Vandeweghe, the 20-year-old niece of former NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe, is scheduled to play at least five of the Capitals' 14 regular-season matches next month.
   ATP World Tour -- Juan Sebastian Cabal of Colombia and Dmitry Tursunov, a Russian living in the Sacramento suburb of Folsom, topped Belgians Xavier Malisse and Dick Norman 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals at s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
   Cabal and Tursunov are scheduled to face Germany's Benjamin Becker and Philipp Petzschner today. Both teams are unseeded.
   Becker and Petzschner upset second-seeded Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan and Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherlands Antilles 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 tiebreak Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
   Today -- Eastbourne (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 3-7 a.m. (live), 7-11 a.m. (repeat), 8-10 p.m. (repeat). Eastbourne (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, noon-4 p.m. (delay). s'-Hertogenbosch (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 4-8 p.m. (delay).
   Saturday -- Eastbourne (women), final, Tennis Channel, 4-6 a.m. (live), 6-8 a.m. (repeat), 2-4 p.m. (repeat). s'-Hertogensbosch (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 8 a.m.-noon (delay), 4-8 p.m. (repeat). Eastbourne (men), final, Tennis Channel, noon-2 p.m. (delay), 8-10 p.m. (repeat).
   Sunday -- Eastbourne (women), final, Tennis Channel, 10 a.m.-noon (repeat), 7-9 p.m. (repeat). s'-Hertogenbosch (women), final, Tennis Channel, noon-2 p.m. (delay). s'-Hertogenbosch (men), final, Tennis Channel, 2-4 p.m. Eastbourne (men), final, Tennis Channel, 5-7 p.m. (repeat). 
   Monday -- Wimbledon, first round, ESPN2, 3:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (live). Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 2 p.m. (premiere), 6 p.m. (repeat), 10 p.m. (repeat).
   Tueday-Thursday -- Wimbledon, early rounds, ESPN2, 4 a.m.-2 p.m. (live). Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 2 p.m. (premiere), 6 p.m. (repeat), 10 p.m. (repeat).
   Friday -- Wimbledon, early rounds, ESPN, 4 a.m.-2 p.m. (live). Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 2 p.m. (premiere), 6 p.m. (repeat), 10 p.m. (repeat).
   Saturday -- Wimbledon, early rounds, 5 a.m.-noon, ESPN (live). Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 2 p.m. (premiere), 6 p.m. (repeat), 10 p.m. (repeat).  
   Sunday -- Wimbledon Primetime, Tennis Channel, 1 p.m. (premiere), 5 p.m. (repeat), 9 p.m. (repeat).

CALENDAR  
   Today -- Wimbledon draw.
   MONDAY-JULY 8 -- WIMBLEDON, www.wimbledon.com.
   June 29 -- Renowned tennis psychologist and author Allen Fox speaks at 5:30 p.m. at the Gorin Tennis Academy, 8970 Carriage Drive, Granite Bay (Sacramento area), $10, (916) 797-8444.
   July 7-15 -- WTA, Bank of the West Classic, Stanford University, www.bankofthewestclassic.com.
   July 9 -- World TeamTennis, Sacramento Capitals' season opener at Boston, 4 p.m., www.saccaps.com.
   July 12 -- World TeamTennis, Capitals' home opener (with Mardy Fish) vs. Kansas City, Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com.
   July 12 -- 2012 Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame Brunch and Induction Ceremony (Nick Saviano, Andrea Norman, Steve Cornell and Martha Downing), Stanford University, Pac 12 Plaza/Cardinal Plaza, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., tickets $75 each at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=230538.

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