Sunday, September 30, 2012

Petkovic loses to Jankovic, Li beats Schiavone

Li Na of China thrashed ex-French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy in straight sets 6-2,6-3. Li, who has never won the China Open, needs a strong showing this week to qualify for the WTA Championships in Istanbul next month. Meanwhile Andrea Petkovic, last year's runner up to Agnieszka Radwanska, lost to her own doubles partner Jelena Jankovic of Serbia. Former champion Jankovic beat the German 6-2,6-4. Unseeded Monica Niculescu, last year's surprise semi finalist, off to another good start to the tournament when she upset the Czech Republic's 16th seed Lucie Safarova 6-2, 6-0. Ayumi Morita of Japan knocked out Spain's Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-3, 6-0 and China's Peng Shuai beat Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium.

Petrova vs Radwanska 2012 Tokyo Highlights

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Kvitova, Ivanovic start Beijing campaign

Former Wimbledon and French Open champions Petra Kvitova and Ana Ivanovic started their China Open campaign with two straight sets victories. Kvitova outclassed Daniela Hantuchova 6-2,6-3 and Ivanovic stormed pass Christina McHale 6-3,6-2. Romina Oprandi, Carla Suarez Navarro and Yaraslova Schvedova are also among the day 1 winners.

Petrova vs Stosur 2012 Tokyo Highlights

Radwanska vs Kerber 2012 Tokyo Highlights

Petrova wins Tokyo

Nadia Petrova won Toray Pan Pacific Open beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-0,1-6,6-3

Petrova's run continue, Radwanska beats Kerber

Nadia Petrova of Russia beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4,6-2 to reach the final of Toray Pan Pacific Open. The 17th seed faces the defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska who beat Angelique Kerber 6-1,6-1.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Toray Pan Pacific Open First Round Results

Ana Ivanovic def. Andrea Hlavackova 6-3,2-0 ret.
Ayumi Morita def. Sorana Cirstea 6-2,3-6,6-2
Jelena Jankovic def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-3,6-3
Jamie Hampton def. Caroline Garcia 6-2,6-2
Nadia Petrova def. Peng Shuai 6-1,6-4
Petra Martic def. Andrea Petkova 0-6,6-3,6-4
Dominika Cibulkova def Anabel Medina 6-3,7-6
Roberta Vinci def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-4,4-6,7-5

Hsieh Su-Wei conquers Guangzhou

Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan scored beat Laura Robson of Britain 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 Saturday to win the Guangzhou Open.

Top seed Wozniacki wins Korea Open

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki dropped just one game against Kaia Kanepi in the final of the Korea Open on Sunday for her first WTA title of the year.Wozniacki beat Kanepi 6-1,6-0 and won her first title of the year.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Serena wins 15th slam

Former world number one Serena Williams of USA beat the current world number one Victoria Azarenka 6-2 2-6 7-5 in a dramatic US Open final on Sunday to win her fourth title at Flushing Meadows and her 15th career grand slam.
Azarenka broke and led 5-3 in the final set, and was two points away from the championship with Williams serving to stay alive however Williams dominated in next four games to seal the victory

Errani, Vinci wins doubles

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy won women's doubles event beating Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka Czech Republic 6-4,6-2

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Women's final postponed

This year, the women's final between Williams and Victoria Azarenka was pushed back a day because of a strong storm bearing down on New York. It marks the fourth time in the last five years the women's final, normally scheduled for Saturday, will be played on Sunday instead. The men's final, meanwhile, was also pushed back a day and will close on Monday for the fifth straight year.

Serena, Azarenka into the final

Fourteen time grand slam champion Serena Williams eased past Sara Errani of Italy 6-1,6-2 while Azarenka beat Maria Sharapova 3-6 6-2 6-4

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Semi Finalists set for US Open crown

Vicotira Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Sara Errani are the remaining players in the women's draw of 2012 US Open as they came through from the quarterfinal stage to semi final stage in different styles. Azarenka knocked out the defending champion Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-1,4-6,7-6 in a very close match. Azarenka will play Russian Maria Sharapova to place in her first final in Flushing Meadows. Sharapova came through after a slow and rain delay start to book her semi final spot by beating Marian Bartoli of France 3-6,6-3,6-4 in another close match. Serena Williams and Sara Errani also earned their semi final spots as they beat Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Roberta Vinci of Italy respectively

Monday, September 3, 2012

Williams sisters lose in doubles

Serena and Venus Williams were handed a surprise defeat by the Russia pair Maria Kirilenko and and Nadia Petrova in the third round of the doubles event. Reigning Wimbledon and Olympics champions were demolished in straight sets 6-1,6-4. Kirilenko and Petrova captured the Bornze medal at the Olympics.

Vinci and Errani set all Italian quarterfinal clash

Italian Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, the doubles partners, each won a fourth round singles match in a straight set upset. Vinci beat Wimbledon runner up Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1,6-4 meanwhile Errani saw off Angelique Kerber,last years semi finalist, 7-6,6-3. The 29 year old Vinci had never before reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal

Serena blanks Hlavackova to reach quarters

Three time US Open and fourteen time grand slam champion Serena Williams won by a 6-0,6-0 score for the first time in 62 career victories at US Open to reach quarterfinals. Hlavackova had never been past the second round in singles at a major tournament before this year's US Open. Williams will next face former world number one Ana Ivanovic of Serbia

Ivanovic ends four year wait

Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in four years, and first ever at the US Open, when she defeated Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0,6-4 in a fourth round match. Ivanovic's last major quarterfinal came on the way to her one and only Grand Slam triumph at the 2008 French Open

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sharapova battles past Petrova, Bartoli stuns Kvitova


Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was beaten by former Wimbledon runner up Marion Bartoli in the fourth round of US Open. Kvitova, the US Open series winner was knocked out by the French women in three sets 1-6,6-2,6-0. Bartoli will face the reigning French Open champion Maria Sharapova, who beat Nadia Petrova 6-1,4-6,6-4 in an all Russian fourth round battle

Azarenka dominates, Stosur stops Robson

Defending champion Samantha Stosur ended the run of 18 year old Briton Laura Robson with a 6-4 6-4 win in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. Seventh seeded Stosur advanced to a quarter final clash with an opponent she has never beaten, World Number 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, who ousted Georgia's Anna Tatishvili 6-2, 6-2

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ivanovic beats Stephens for the second consecutive year

Former Number 1 Ana Ivanovic ended American Sloane Stephens' run at the US Open for the second consecutive year. The Serbian beat Stephens 6-7(4),6-4,6-2 in the third round Saturday
night. Ivanovic eliminated Stephens at the same stage at Flushing Meadows in 2011. Angelique Kerber, Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci and Agnieszka Radwanska also earned easy straight sets victories in their third round matches

Williams outclasses Makarova, Hlavackova beats Kirilenko

Wimbledon and Olympic champion Serena Williams of USA beat Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-4,6-0 in the 3rd round of US Open. Makarova beat Williams at the Australian Open in January.
Serena will play Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic in fourth round to place in the last eight of the tournament. Hlavackova beat Maria Kirilenko of Russia 5-7,6-4,6-4 to clash the encounter against 14 time grand slam champion