Juan Monaco def
. Nicolas Almagro, 6-3, 6-2.; Simone Bolelli def
Guo Lei, China def
. Rauf Hukmatov, Tajikistan, ippon
Doubles, first round Nicole Pratt (Australia) and Mara Santangelo (Italy) def
. Anastasia Rodionova (Russia) and Liga Dekmeijere (Latvia) 6-2, 6-2 Carly Gullickson and Bethanie Mattek (United States) def
Alexandre Mikhaylin, Russia def
. Selim Tataroglu, Turkey (ippon, 3:50)
Bruce George, a former BIBR staffer who executive produces Del Poetry Jam along with Deborah Pointer and Danny Simmons (Russell's brother), assures that the book will sizzle with the energy of Def
Poetry Jam's electric performances.
With 10 gold, 6 platinum and 2 multiplatinum records, and a roster of artists that includes rappers LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Run DMC, EPMD and Bid Daddy Kane, Def
Jam was responsible for 60%, or about $21 million, of Rush Communications' annual revenue last year.
Sara Errani def
. Agnieszka Radwanska (7), 7-6 (8), 6-4; Angelique Kerber def
Daniel Gimeno-Traver def
. Viktor Troicki (6), 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.; Malek Jaziri def
Monica Niculescu def
. Kristina Mladenovic, 6-1, 6-4.
Andrea Petkovic (9) def
. Karolina Pliskova (14), 6-4, 6-2; Carla Suarez Navarro (12) def
Kei Nishikori (4) def
. Viktor Troicki (32), 6-2, 6-2.; David Goffin (18) def
Tomas Berdych (8) def
. Chung Hyeon, 6-3, 6-4.; Kevin Anderson (15) def