Sunday, September 30, 2012
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.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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
Sunday, September 9, 2012
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
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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