GLTA Tournaments in USA
Australia and Tennis Sydney was once again represented at international GLTA Tournaments recently. This time it was in the US.
Tyrone Andres and Jamie Parker, also known by their Tennis Sydney All-Star names, Daniela Hantuchova & Jana Novotna travelled to Detroit, Michigan to participate in the 2011 Motor City Tennis Championship.
Tyrone and Jamie both made the 2nd round in their Singles events. In their Doubles events, Tyrone and Jamie made it to the Semi-Finals and the Quarter Finals respectively.
They then joined former Tennis Sydney member, Will Pitharn aka Maria Sharapova (who now resides in West Hollywood) in Los Angeles and took part in the 2011 Center Court Open.
Tyrone and Jamie made it to the Quarter Finals of both their Singles events. They fought through tough three set matches in their draws. Tyrone and Will teamed up to play doubles together but lost their opening round match after being up 4/1, and serving at 40/30 in the third set. They eventually went down, 6/4, 2/6, 6/4.
The surprise performance however was Will’s victory in the “B” Singles draw. After taking out the 5th, 4th and 1st seeds to reach the final, our Maria Sharapova fought out a nail biting Championship match, beating the 2nd seed 1/6, 6/3, 7/6. This was Maria’s first tournament victory after coming up short on several occasions whilst playing in Australia.