March 13, 2017 - World TeamTennis (WTT) - Washington Kastles
In This Issue:
Kastles in Action at Indian Wells ; Watch on Tennis Channel, WatchESPN.com and WatchESPN app
WTT Roster Draft Live on Facebook Tuesday at Noon EST
Get Your Kastles Season Tickets Today!
Kastles in Action At Indian Wells
Watch on Tennis Channel, WatchESPN.com and WatchESPN app
Kastles scored impressive wins this weekend at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Here are some of the highlights:
In dramatic style this Saturday Venus Williams saved three match points before besting former world no. 1, Jelena Jankovic, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1, in the Kastles' first match of the tournament. It was a sensational win in classic Williams form (reminiscent of her performance Down Under this January). Down 2-5 in the second set, Venus came storming back, reeling off four games in a row and winning the tiebreak to force a third set, which she proceeded to dominate.
Click here to read the full blow-by-blow: Venus Pulls off Epic Comeback.
Next up, Venus plays Lucie Safarova for a spot in the round of sixteen. That match is scheduled for today, but will likely not begin before 6 p.m. (EST) in Stadium 1. Watch the action live on Tennis Channel, ESPN3, and the WatchESPN app.
Click the image above to read more and to watch full highlights of the match. (Credit: WTAtennis.Com)
Also Saturday, in the first act of the double-feature "Clash of the Kastles," Nick Kyrgios and Nenad Zimonjic got the better of Bob and Mike Bryan, knocking the two-time champions out of the running for a third title, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7. The Australian-Serbian duo blasted 13 aces past the Americans, the last one coming on match point. But as always, the Bryans were gracious in defeat.
The Kyrgios and Zimonjic duo was scheduled to play Roberto Bautista Agut and Fernando Verdasco today but advanced in a walkover. They will face the winner of Marcelo Melo/Lukasz Kubot  and Steve Johnson/Vasek Pospisil in the Quarterfinals.
Pospisil is coming off a huge upset win over Andy Murray in the singles draw.
Kyrgios and Zimonjic pulled off the upset win o n Saturday. (Credit: BNPParibasOpen.com)
On the other half of the ticket, Sam Querrey and Gilles Muller dispatched of Leander Paes and Juan Martin del Potro in the first round, 6-3, 6-4. Querrey and Muller managed to save 8 of 8 break points and won 88% of their first serve points to take down the formidable Paes/del Potro duo. Earlier today, they defeated Florin Mergea and Aisam-ul-Haw Quereshi 6-1, 1-6, 10-6 to advance the the Quarterfinals."
Click here for a full recap of first round men's doubles action.
In the women's "Clash of the Kastles" on Sunday, Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan defeated Andreja Klepac and MarÃ-a JosÃ© MartÃ-nez SÃ¡nchez, 6-1, 7-5. Hingis and Chan were very effective with their serves, winning 65% of their second serve points and reversing the trend against their opponents, taking 56% of return points off Klepac and SÃ¡nchez 's second serve points. In the next round, Hingis and Chan play the fourth-seeds (Martina's former partner, with whom she reached the world no. 1 ranking) Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova for a place in the quarters.
Not to be overshadowed, Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi (who did not play another Kastles team) scored a huge win, nonetheless, over Grigor Dimitrov and Stan Wawrinka, 6-4, 3-6, 10-3. The experienced doubles team was able to topple a three time Grand Slam singles champion Warwinka and no. 13 in the world Dimitrov after a blowout third-set tiebreak. However, they ran into two top-10 doubles players Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the next round and fell short 7-6, 6-3.
Click the image above to read an interview from Huey and Miryni prior to the start of the tournament. (Credit: ATP.com)
Additionally, Nick Kyrgios booked a spot in the third round of the singles, after defeating Horacio Zeballos, 6-3, 6-4. Kyrgios will play the 18th-ranked Alexander Zverev for a shot at the winner of Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro's third round match.
The earliest Hingis and Kyrgios will play is tomorrow (Tuesday), the day of the Mylan WTT Roster Draft.
Follow the action live on Tennis Channel, WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN App .
Follow @WashKastles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for live updates during the tournament.
WTT Roster Draft: Tuesday, March 14th ; Watch live on Facebook at Noon EST
The Official WTT Roster Draft is on Tuesday, March 14th at Noon EST. This will be a big day for the Kastles as we look to bolster an already strong marquee lineup to make a run at a historic seventh WTT title! Watch live on the World TeamTennis Facebook page and follow @washkastles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates.
Get Your Kastles Season Tickets Today!
You won't want to miss a minute of the season as your Kastles look to claim their 7th overall World TeamTennis Championship and celebrate their landmark 10th season!
Season tickets are currently on sale and the on sale date for single-match tickets will be announced later this spring. You won't want to miss a minute of the action as Williams, Hingis, the Bryan Brothers and the rest of the Kastles battle to bring the King Trophy back to DC. With access to the best seats in each section, a discount to individual match pricing, and a wide range of exclusive perks, season tickets are the best way to join the Kastles for this historic 10th season running from July 16 - Aug. 2. A limited number of four-seat VIP tables and boxes are available, as well as individual seats with spectacular views in the Kastles Baseline Experience and Kastles Baseline Club. But hurry, the best seats are going fast! Season tickets start at $150 and can be purchased by calling 202-4-TENNIS (483-6647). For more information on the Washington Kastles,
please visit www.WashingtonKastles.com or email Jeff@Washingtonkastles.com.