Elvira Represents Poland in the ITF Super-Seniors Championships

Totally Tennis 50+ and Mixed Morning player Elvira Olbrich competed for her native Poland in the Women’s 65 category of the Kitty Godfree Cup at the 39th ITF Super-Seniors championships held last month.

img_7632-1-scaled-2560.jpgPoland were drawn in Group B in the opening rounds where they finished in fourth place after losing to Germany, Australia and Argentina.

In the play-off matches they beat both Turkey and Portugal 3-0 respectivitely and finished in thirteenth place overall. Team USA won overall. Olbrich and partner Sofia Ruminska beat Turkish duo Sevcan Mert and Servet Polat 6-0, 6-0 and she defeated Portugese pairing Carmina Azavedo/Marilia Madeira-Pinto 6-3, 7-6(1).

Olbrich said, ” I was playing for Poland Ladies ‘65 in the Kitty Godfrey Cup. I played doubles against Portugal. The Totally Tennis sessions helped me a lot with my preparation for this tournament.”



World Tennis Update: Poland win the Hopman Cup

Despite British Number ones Andy Murray and Heather Watson winning their final fixture against Australia 3-0 in Group B, the Great Britain team were knocked out of the Hopman Cup in Perth as Poland progressed to the final over defending champions France to face the USA. Watson won her first singles match of the tournament against Casey Dellacqua 6-3, 6-4 and Murray kept up his unbeaten singles record defeating Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-2 and together the pair won their final Mixed Doubles match against Dellacqua/Matosevic 7-5, 6-1 to end the event on a positive note.


A win over Australia for British number ones Murray and Watson (source:www.bbc.com/sport)

In Saturday’s final Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska beat Serena Williams in three sets 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1 but the USA’s John Isner levelled things for the USA team defeating Jerzy Janowicz 7-6(10), 6-4, The Polish pair pulled victory out of the bag winning the Mixed Doubles match 7-5, 6-3 and lifting the trophy for their country.


Poland’s Janowicz and Radwanska win the Hopman Cup for Poland (source:www.bbc.com/sport)

In other tennis news. Murray’s older brother Jamie and his Australian doubles partner John Peers beat Alexandr Dolgopolov and Kei Nishikori to win the Brisbane International men’s doubles title, winning 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in the final that lasted just over an hour. This victory gives the duo their fifth title (12th ATP men’s doubles for Murray since 2004) and the pair kept a clean sheet en route to the final not losing a single set on their way to the overall victory.


Doubles winners in Brisbane, Brit Jamie Murray and partner John Peer from Australia (source:www.bbc.com/sport)

In the men’s singles event in Brisbane, top seed Roger Federer secured his 1,000th career victory beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4 in the final to win the Brisbane International title. World number two Federer becomes only the third man in tennis history, after Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl, to secure 1,000 ATP wins. In the Women’s event top seed and World Number two Maria Sharapova beat fellow former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 to lift the winners trophy and claim her 34th career title too.


Federer wins his 1,000th ATP tournament (source:www.bbc.com/sport)

Both the tournaments in Perth and Brisbane act as warm-ups for the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open which starts next Monday 19th January. The rest of the men’s top players were in Doha competing in the Qatar Open which was won by Spain’s David Ferrer. Seeded fourth Ferrer beat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 in the final. Both World number one Novak Djokovic and number three Rafael Nadal suffered shock defeats in the event with Djokovic losing against Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in the quarter-finals and Nadal bowing out in the first round defeated by Germany’s Michael Berrer ranked 127th in the world 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.


Venus Williams win the ASB Classic in New Zealand (source:www.festivaloftennis.co.nz/asbclassic)

Over in New Zealand seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus William’s beat number one seed Caroline Wozniacki to win the 2015 ASB Classic in Auckland. Williams won the match in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to claim victory after she was runner-up last year and that she would return and win in 2015.

World Tennis News: Hopman Cup Update

British number ones Andy Murray and Heather Watson suffered a defeat in their Mixed Doubles match today in the Hopman Cup in Perth against Group B undefeated leaders Poland to lose the fixture 2-1 overall. Watson lost her singles match against Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 6-1 but Murray made short work of Jerzy Janowicz 6-2, 6-4 to even up the scoresheet. With both teams winning their first group matches there was everything to play for in the final doubles match today. World number five Radwanska and Janowicz maintained their unbeaten record winning 6-4, 6-4 in what was described as a highly entertaining mixed doubles match.


Poland beat Team GB in todays Hopman Cup fixture in Perth (source:www.bbc.com/sport/tennis)

With two wins under their belt the Polish team look like they are on track to make the finals again this year after finishing runners-up to France in the 2014 final. It’s not all over for the Great Britain team just yet as a win over Australian on Friday and a Polish defeat by France means they could still win the group and make the finals.