And then there were eight. Following six days of competition in the Sarasota Open, the cream of the crop remains, including three U.S. players: Alex Kuznetsov, Steve Johnson and Wayne Odesnik.
This weekend also brings the semifinals of the inaugural Nick Bollettieri Sarasota Women’s Open, with IMG student, Dasha Sharapova, hitting the court around 4 p.m. Friday, April 19.
Here’s a breakdown of the remaining matches. Start times are posted daily at sarasotaopen.org:
Friday, April 19
• Men’s singles quarterfinals
• Men’s doubles semifinals
• Women’s semifinals
Saturday, April 20
• Men’s singles semifinals
• Men’s doubles finals
• Women’s finals
Sunday, April 21
• Men’s finals, beginning at noon
Don’t miss Nick Bollettieri Kids Day with the Stars, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 20. This exhibition event will entertain with great tennis and laughter. Purchase tickets at http://sarasotaopen.tix.com/.
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19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.