Jeannie in the under 14 junior final – Costa del Sol circuito Royal Tennis Club

Jeannie reached the final of the 6th edition of the Circuito Costa Del Sol under 14 tournament at the Royal Tennis Club Marbella where she was up against the under 16 number one seed Alicia Romero Gómez.

It was a nervous start by Jeannie in the first set but in the second set Jeannie gained confidence and started to attack every point. The second set was decided after a difficult point where Jeannie lost her balance and fell down.

The final score was 6-2, 6-3 in favour of Alicia, but it was an excellent well fought match.

Jeannie – A double champion

In great form over the last two weeks, Jeannie has won two tournaments.

Sunday 1st October – Estepona Tennis Club

Jeannie became champion in the under 14 age group. In the final match, her opponent was Hermine Kosich, who put up a great fight.

During the first set, Hermine used her forehand with power and effect and Jeannie lost the set 5-7. However, in the second set Jeannie started to find her big forehand and was also successful with many backhand passing shots; she won the second set 6-2. With the match evenly balanced the championship had to be decided by a 10 point super tie break. In the tie break, Jeannie maintained her game and confidence; finally winning the championship 5-7, 6-2, (10-5).

 

Sunday 24th September –  Royal Tennis Club Marbella

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Jeannie became champion in the 12 years old and under category.

 

Nadal takes US Open Title

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, beat Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, to win the men’s singles final of the U.S. Open. The 31-year-old has returned to the top of the world rankings and this win takes the number of Grand Slam singles titles he has won during his career to 16, second only to Roger Federer.

During the match, Nadal’s 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win produced tennis that Anderson was unable to match. Nadal’s mastership and command meant that Anderson had no break points at all, whilst on the other hand, Anderson had to fight off 12 deuces and save four break points to win his first three service games.

Like Nadal, Anderson is a big-hitter, but in comparison to Nadal he looked meak, after two hours and 27 minutes it was all over and the crowd were treated to the image of Nadal biting the champion’s trophy.

Jeannie is a finalist in the Master xx Circuito Andalucía de Verano


 
Jeannie played some excellent tennis at this weekend’s Master xx Circuito Andalucía de Verano tounament to become a finalist in the twelve years and under category.

Although Jeannie was unsuccessful in the final she gained some good experience of playing at this level.

Here are a few moments from the game that show some great tennis from both finalists.

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US Open – Muguruza Through to Third Round

The Spanish third seed Garbiñe Muguruza continued her powerful start to the US Open in Flushing Meadows by defeating Duan Yingying in straight sets on Wednesday. It is the first time in her career that Muguruza has reached the third round of the US Open. Duan provided a strong challenge in the first set but Wimbledon champion Muguruza dominated the second set to win 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday.

In the first set Muguruza was slow to get going and had to defend a break point against her in the sixth game. As she found her rhythm, she gradually increased the tempo and finally won the set after breaking Duan’s serve for a 5-4 lead.

Muguruza was completely dominant on the second set breaking three times to take the set 6-0.

 

Jeannie in Royal Tennis Club Tournament

Jeannieross Barcia was a finalist at the 12 and under tennis tournament held at the Royal Tennis Club Marbella. It was an exciting tournament.

In her first round match Jeannie managed a relatively easy win 6-1 6-0.

The semi-final was against a good steady player but Jeannie came through with a 6-0 6-0 win.

The final was a tough, hard fought match although the final result was 3-6 3-6 against Jeannie.

For your tennis coach in Marbella you can do no better than Orlando Barcia.

Alexander Zverev Takes the Montreal ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Title

In a somewhat unexpected result 20 year old Alexander Zverev took the Montreal ATP World Masters 1000 title. This was Alexander’s second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy, adding to his maiden title in Rome, he is just the second current player other than the Big Four to win more than one Masters 1000 crown. The Big Four of course being Andy Murray, Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.

With Nadal losing against Shapalova and Federer losing against Zverev, the up and coming young guns are beginning to make their mark.

It’s never too young to start having Marbella tennis lessons and making your plans for the future.

Muguruza wins her first match since Wimbledon

Ranked number four in the WTA rankings, Garbine Muguruza returned to action following her second major triumph at Wimbledon three weeks ago. Muguruza, 23, convincingly beat the 17-year-old American Kayla Day 6-2 6-0.

After the match at the Stanford, USA, Bank of the West Classic WTA tournament, Mugaruza commented:

“I know it might sound weird – because of course winning it gives me confidence – but it doesn’t mean that I’m going to come here and because I just won Wimbledon I think it’s going to be easier to win matches. It’s not at all.

“I’m just working on trying to forget what happened and just starting Stanford. Stanford is my goal, and that’s it.”