Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Martic upsets Bartoli, Radwanska passes Venus test

Petra Martic of Croatia knocked out the 8th seed French woman Marion Bartoli 6-2,3-6,6-3. Seven time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams lost 6-2 6-3 to third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Radwanska will meet 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia who beat Chan Yung-jan in the second round. Flavia Penneta easily passed American Alexa Glatch meanwhile Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez defeated 20th seed Lucie Safarova

More Second Round Results

Victoria Azarenka def. Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-1,6-1
Samantha Stosur def. Irina Falconi 6-1,6-4
Dominica Cibulkova def. Vania King 6-0,6-2
Sara Errani def. Melanie Oudin 6-2,6-3
Alexandra Wozniack def Zheng Jie 6-2,6-4
Ana Ivanovic def. Shahar Peer 6-2,6-2

Former champion Ivanovic into round three

2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia made into the last 32 by beating Shahar Peer of Israel 6-2,6-2. Ivanovic, seeded 13, is one of former champions of the draw

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Serena Williams vs Virginie Razzano French Open First Round

Serena Williams stunned at French Open, earliest ever Slam loss

Serena Williams lost a first round Grand Slam match for the first time in her career on Tuesday after losing to France's Virginie Razzano 4-6,6-7,6-3. Serena was undefeated 17-0 on clay this year and she had 46-0 record in Grand Slam opening rounds. Serena, obviously, was the title favourite. Serena's loss is one of the biggest upset of Grand Slam history

Monday, May 28, 2012

Li, Radwanska start French Open campaign

Defending champion Li Na won her opening match at the French Open, beating Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-2, 6-1 on Monday. World number 3 Agnieszka Radwanska easily defeated Serbian Bojana Jovanovski 6-1 6-0 in 49 minutes meanwhile Sabine Lisicki became the highest seed to left the tournament with the defeat to American Bethanie Mattek Sands 4-6,3-6. 31st seed Zheng Jie outlasted local favourite Alize Cornet 6-4,6-4 and French top seed Marion Bartoli defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3,6-3

Barthel first seeded player to left, Jankovic survives

Mona Barthel, seeded number 30, is the first seeded player to lose. American qualifier Lauren Davis easily past the German 6-1,6-1 in the opening round. Former world number one Jelena Jankovic of Serbia defeated Patricia Mayr in a tight match 1-6,6-1,7-5

Azarenka survives in the opening round of French Open

World number one Victoria Azarenka was almost out of this year's French Open by Alberta Branti whereas the Belorussian managed to shun the first round shocking lost as beat the Italian opponent 6-7,6-4,6-2. Brainti squandered 7-6,4-0 lead. Azarenka will play German qualifier Dinah Pfizenmaier in the second round

Zvonareva pulls out of French Open

Two time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva of Russia withdrew from the French Open 2012 shortly before her first round match Monday, citing an injured right shoulder. The 11th seeded Zvonareva was replaced in the draw by Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Venus rallies into round two, Errani too

Venus Williams won her opening match at Roland Garros beating 19 years old Paula Ormaechea 4-6,6-1,6-3 to reach the second round. Venus was pushed into a tight three set match by the Argentinian. Sarana Errani was also pushed into a three seter by Australian Casey Dellacqua, but Errani eventually won the encounter 4-6,6-2,6-2

More first round results

Angelique Kerber def. Zhang Shuai 6-3 6-4
María José Martínez Sánchez def. Eva Birnerova 4-6 6-4 8-6
Aleksandra Wozniak def Heidi El Tabakh 7-5 6-2
Mathilde Johansson def. Anastasia Rodionova 5-7 7-6(6) 6-4
Irina Falconi def. Edina Gallovits-Hall 3-6 6-3 6-1

Roland Garros starts, first win for Stosur

US Open champion Samantha Stosur defeated Britain's Elena Baltacha 6-4,6-0 to start French Open 2012. Stosur next faces Irina Falconi who defeated Edina Gallovits Hall 3-6,6-3,6-1 later. 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova outlasted Mirjana Lucic 6-1,6-3 to reach round of 64 meanwhile 20th seed Lucie Safarova eased past Anastasia Yakimova 6-2,6-0

Saturday, May 26, 2012

  Agnieszka Radwanska beat Simona Halep 7-5,6-0 to capture her third title of the year at Brussels Open
                 Francesca Schiavone defeated Alize Cornet 6-4,6-4 to win Internationaux de Strasbourg

2012 Brussels Open Semi Finals Results

 Agnieszka Radwanska def. Kaia Kenepi 7-6,6-3
                                               Simona Halep def. Sofia Arvidson 6-4,6-3

Internationaux de Strasbourg Semi Finals Results


                                            Francesca Schiavone def. Sloane Stephens 7-5,6-1
                                              Alize Cornet def. Pauline Parmentier 4-6,6-1,6-3

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Clijsters confirms retirement date after U.S. Open in September

Kim Clijsters says this year's U.S. Open will be her last tournament before retiring. Clijsters already announced that this year would be her last year in her professional career. Clijsters is skipping the entire clay-court season as she recovers from a hip injury, but hopes to be fit for Wimbledon and the London Olympics. Clijsters initially retired in 2007 because of injuries, but returned to the sport in 2009, winning her second U.S. Open that year

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sharapova defended Rome crown

Maria Sharapova successfully defended her Italian Open title Sunday, beating Li Na 4-6,6-4,7-6(5). Li surged to a 6-4, 4-0 lead, but Sharapova to take the next six games and the set. The Russian took a 4-1 lead in the third, but Li fought back to win four straight games to lead 5-4. Both held serve the rest of the way, before forcing a tiebreaker where Sharapova eventually won 7-5. The match took 2 hours, 52 minutes

WTA Rome Semi Finals Highlights

Sharapova into second straight Italy Open Final

Maria Sharapova defeats Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-3,6-4 to reach the second straight final of Italy Open. The defending champion will face Li Na of China in the final

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Serena withdraws from Italy Open

Tournament favorite Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Saturday with a lower back injury, the WTA said. Serena was scheduled to play Li Na of China in the first semi final. The French Open champion Li will meet either Maria Sharapova or Angelique Kerber in the final

Semi Finalists set for Rome

Maria Sharapova defeated Venus Williams 6-4,6-3 to reach the semi finals of Internationally BNL'd Italia meanwhile French Open champion Li Na defeated Dominica Cibulkova 6-1,7-6 to set up her semi final clash with Serena Williams, who won her quarter final match early against Flavia Pennetta. Angelique Kerber knocked down Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 7-6,1-6,6-1

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sharapova survived Ivanovic test, Li defeats Scheepers

Maria Sharapova saved six set points in the opening set and recovered from a 3-1 down in the second set to beat former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 7-6,6-3. Sharapova will meet Venus Williams in the last eight. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was beaten by the current French Open champion Li Na of China

Williams sisters advance to quarter finals in Rome

Venus Williams upset fifth seed Samantha Stosur 6-4,6-3 in the third round of internationally BNL' d Italia. Venus will play either Maria Sharapova or Ana Ivanovic in the quarter finals. Serena Williams defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain 6-3,6-1. Serena will play Flavia Pennetta in the last eight

Pennetta outdoes Cetkovska, Kvitova through in three sets

Flavia Pennetta defeated Petra Cetkovska of Czech Republic 6-0,6-1 to reach the last eight of 2012 Italy Open. Pennetta is the only Italian left in the draw will face either Serena Williams or Anabel Medina Garrigues in the quarter finals. Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-2,5-7,6-2 and Angelique Kerber defeated Julia Gorges 6-4,6-1 in all German third round encounter

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Azarenka withdraws from Italian Open

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Italian Open because of a right shoulder injury.
Tournament organizers say Azarenka made the decision after routing Shahar Peer of Israel 6-1, 6-2 in the second round Wednesday night. With her withdrawal, 14th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova advances to the quarterfinals

WTA Rome Day 3 Highlights

Italy Open Second Round Results

Sorana Cirstea def. Sofia Arvidson 6-3,6-1
Petra Cetkovska def. Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4,4-6,6-1
Flavia Pennetta def. Sloane Stephens 6-2,6-3
Julia Gorges def. Marian Bartoli 6-3,6-1
Angelique Kerber def. Vania King 6-3,6-2
Na Li def. Iveta Benesova 6-1,7-5
Samantha Stosur def. Sara Errani 6-3,7-5

Anabel Medina Garrigues def. Caroline Wozniacki 6-4,4-0 ret.
Ana Ivanovic def. Silvia Soler Espinosa 6-2,6-1
Venus Williams def. Ekaterina Makarova 7-6,6-1
Serena Williams def. Nadia Petrova 4-6,6-2,6-3
Victoria Azarenka def. Shahar Peer 6-1,6-2
Dominica Cibulkova def. Karin Knapp 6-3,4-6,6-1
Chanelle Scheepers def. Marina Erakovic 5-7,6-1,6-4


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ana Ivanovic visits the BNL hospitality suite and Rolex suite during Italy Open

Williams sisters advance in Rome

Serena Williams and Venus Williams earned comfortable victories in the opening round of Italy Open by beating Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 6-2,6-3 and Simona Halep of Romania 6-3,6-4 respectively. 11th seed Sabine Lisicki lost to Marina Erakovic of New Zealand meanwhile 16th seed Dominika Cibulkova eased pass Mirjana Lucic of Croatioa 6-1,6-2

Sharapova and Kvitova through, another early lost for Jankovic

The defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated American Christina McHale 7-5,7-5 in the second round of Italy Open to start the title defense. Sharapova is joined by the Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who defeated Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchekova 7-5,6-4 in the same round. Fifteenth seed Jelena Jankovic was beaten by Sorana Cirstea of Romania in a three setter 6-3,4-6,7-6. Jankovic also lost in the opening rounds of Stuttgart and Madrid

Monday, May 14, 2012

WTA Rome, Day one Highlights

Ivanovic wins, Shiavone loses at Italy Open first round

13th seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia overcame Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4,6-3 in the opening round of Italy Open in the battle of former French Open champions. In a tough and tricky conditions day, another former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone was beaten by Ekaterina Makarova 3-6,4-6. Angelique Kerber rallied past Australian qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 meanwhile Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden defeated 2010 Rome champion Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-3, 6-2. Julia Gorges and Anabal Medina Garrigues also managed to clear their first huddle in Rome

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Madrid Final Highlights

Madrid champions

Serena Williams of USA, Madrid Champion , and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, the runner up, posing their trophies after the final of Mutua Madrid Open

Vinci and Errani capture doubles title

                  Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani won women's doubles title at Mutua Madrid Open
                  beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final 6-1,3-6,10-4

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Azarenka, Serena in Madrid final

Current world number one Victoria Azarenka defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2,6-4 to reach the final of Mutua Madrid Open against Serena Williams of USA who came through big serving Lucie Hradecka 7-6,6-0 in the semi finals. Williams is still unbeaten in clay this year and has a 6-1 head to head advantage against the world number one

Friday, May 11, 2012

Watch Madrid Quarter Finals Highlights

Victoria Azarenka def. Li Na 3-6,6-3,6-3, Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 6-1,6-3, Agnieszka Radwanska def. Varvara Lepchenko 6-4,6-4, Lucie Hradecka def. Samantha Stosur 7-6,7-6

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Madrid Open Third Round Results

Victoria Azarenka(1) def. Ana Ivanovic(13) 6-4,6-4
Maria Sharapova(2) def. Lucie Safarova  W/O
Agnieszka Radwanska(4) def. Roberta Vinci 7-6,6-4
Samantha Stosur(5) def. Petra Cetkovska 6-3,6-2
Serena Williams(9) def. Caroline Wozniacki(6) 1-6,6-3,6-2
Li Na(8) def. Angelique Kerber 7-5,6-3
Varvara Lepchenko def. Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1,6-7,6-3
Lucie Hradecka  def. Ekaterina Makarova 6-2,7-6

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Madrid Open First Round Results

Madrid Open First Round Results

Victoria Azarenka(1) def. Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6,6-4
Maria Sharapova (2) def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-0,6-3
Agnieszka Radwanska(4) def Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 6-3,6-1
Caroline Wozniacki(6) def. Ksenia Pervak 7-6(9-7),3-6,6-4
Francesca Schiavone (11) def. Varvara Lepchenko 4-6,7-6,3-6
Angelique Kerber(12) def Johanna Larsson 6-1,6-4
Ana Ivanovic(13) def. Mathilde Johansson 6-4,6-1
Roberta Vinci def. Dominika Cibulkova 6-3,6-2
Anabel Medina Garrigues def. Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0,6-2