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AUG 2018
Isner Wins for the Fifth Time at Atlanta, Zeballos Stays Hot in Doubles
FILA sponsored tennis player John Isner continued his impressive 2018 campaign Sunday, defeating Ryan Harrison 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to capture the BB&T Atlanta Open title. The win marks Isner’s fifth win in his last six attempts in Atlanta, and is his second consecutive win in the final over Harrison.

Isner used a dominant forehand all week to overcome the likes of Alex de Minaur, Mischa Zverev and Matthew Ebden en route to the final. “It’s incredible, and I think I said it last year, I feel like there may come a time where I’m not back in the finals, or I’m not the champion again, but as it stands right now, I’m very happy to be the champ here,” said Isner of his remarkable history at the BB&T Atlanta Open.

Isner is in the midst of his career best season on the ATP World Tour, having secured his first Masters 1000 title earlier in the year at the Miami Open. Isner also made his career first Grand Slam semifinal, two weeks ago at Wimbledon.

FILA sponsored tennis player Horacio Zeballos and partner Julio Peralta continued their dominance on the ATP World Tour doubles ladder Sunday, defeating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-1, 4-6, 10-1 at the German Open Tennis Championships, presented by Kampmann.

The win in Hamburg is Zeballo’s second in as many weeks (Båstad), and third overall in 2018. “It is amazing," said Zeballos. "I have been watching this tournament since I was a kid. It is a very important tournament and it is such an honor to win this. We are really, really happy."

Zeballos has now accumulated 10 career tour-level doubles championships, six of which have come with Peralta. Zeballos is currently ranked No. 31 in the men’s doubles ladder.
JUN 2018
Barty Stays Hot in Doubles, Secures Title in Rome
FILA sponsored athlete Ashleigh Barty and partner Demi Schuurs captured the Women’s Doubles Title Sunday in Rome at the 2018 Italian Open. The victory comes in the pair’s first tournament played together and featured a hand full of impressive comeback victories in route to the title.

“I think it was important for us to keep chipping away,” said Barty, of the challenges faced throughout the tournament.

The eighth seeded Barty/Schuurs faced early deficits in both their second and quarterfinal round matches, battling back from a set down in each to advance. Coming back from an early break down in the championship match, the duo won the final six games of the match to secure the title in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 over second seeded Barbora Strýcová /Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková.

“We knew that when you have a lead and it gets tight, you start to feel it a bit more. It was a very good comeback in the second set, but I think a very clean match overall, “Barty noted after securing the win.

This win marks Barty’s second doubles title of the season, coming just over a month after winning at the Miami Open in April. Barty will move into the 5thoverall spot in the WTA Doubles Rankings, a new career high.
Auguest 2018
Isner Wins for the Fifth Time at Atlanta, Zeballos Stays Hot in Doubles
FILA sponsored tennis player John Isner continued his impressive 2018 campaign Sunday, defeating Ryan Harrison 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to capture the BB&T Atlanta Open title. The win marks Isner’s fifth win in his last six attempts in Atlanta, and is his second consecutive win in the final over Harrison.

Isner used a dominant forehand all week to overcome the likes of Alex de Minaur, Mischa Zverev and Matthew Ebden en route to the final. “It’s incredible, and I think I said it last year, I feel like there may come a time where I’m not back in the finals, or I’m not the champion again, but as it stands right now, I’m very happy to be the champ here,” said Isner of his remarkable history at the BB&T Atlanta Open.

Isner is in the midst of his career best season on the ATP World Tour, having secured his first Masters 1000 title earlier in the year at the Miami Open. Isner also made his career first Grand Slam semifinal, two weeks ago at Wimbledon.

FILA sponsored tennis player Horacio Zeballos and partner Julio Peralta continued their dominance on the ATP World Tour doubles ladder Sunday, defeating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-1, 4-6, 10-1 at the German Open Tennis Championships, presented by Kampmann.

The win in Hamburg is Zeballo’s second in as many weeks (Båstad), and third overall in 2018. “It is amazing," said Zeballos. "I have been watching this tournament since I was a kid. It is a very important tournament and it is such an honor to win this. We are really, really happy."

Zeballos has now accumulated 10 career tour-level doubles championships, six of which have come with Peralta. Zeballos is currently ranked No. 31 in the men’s doubles ladder.
June 2018
Barty Stays Hot in Doubles, Secures Title in Rome
FILA sponsored athlete Ashleigh Barty and partner Demi Schuurs captured the Women’s Doubles Title Sunday in Rome at the 2018 Italian Open. The victory comes in the pair’s first tournament played together and featured a hand full of impressive comeback victories in route to the title.

“I think it was important for us to keep chipping away,” said Barty, of the challenges faced throughout the tournament.

The eighth seeded Barty/Schuurs faced early deficits in both their second and quarterfinal round matches, battling back from a set down in each to advance. Coming back from an early break down in the championship match, the duo won the final six games of the match to secure the title in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 over second seeded Barbora Strýcová /Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková.

“We knew that when you have a lead and it gets tight, you start to feel it a bit more. It was a very good comeback in the second set, but I think a very clean match overall, “Barty noted after securing the win.

This win marks Barty’s second doubles title of the season, coming just over a month after winning at the Miami Open in April. Barty will move into the 5thoverall spot in the WTA Doubles Rankings, a new career high.