Friday, January 25, 2013

Italians conqueer doubles in Melbourne

Top-seeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy have won the first Australian Open title of 2013, beating the unseeded Australian pair of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 for the women's doubles championship.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Azarenka, Li reach Aussie Open final

China's Li Na has overpowered second-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the Australian Open final and a chance for her second Grand Slam title. Meanwhile the Defending champion Victoria Azarenka has advanced to the final with a 6-1, 6-4 win over 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens. Azarenka is also looking for her second grand slam title.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Semi Finalists set for Aussie Open title

Only 4 contenders are survived in Australian Open women's singles draw albeit without its favourite Serena Williams. US teenage Sloane Stephens outplayed Williams, whose movement and serves had been slowed by a back injury, and beat the 15-time Grand Slam champion 3-6,7-5,6-4. The top seed and the defending champion Victoria Azarenka beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5,6-1 in another quarterfinal on Rod Laver Arena. Maria Sharapova, who has lost only nine games in five matches, plays Li Na in the other semifinal. Sharapova outclassed compatriot Ekaterina Makarova 6-2,6-2 while Na Li defeated Agnieszka Radwanksa ending her 13 match winning streak. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fourth round results

Victoria Azarenka def. Elena Vesnina 6-1,6-1
Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Caroline Wozniacki 6-2,2-6,7-5
Serena Williams def. Maria Kirilenko 6-2,6-0
Sloane Stephens def. Baojana Jovanovski 6-1,3-6,7-5
Na Li def. Julia Goerges 7-6,6-1
Agnieszka Radwanska def. Ana Ivanovic 6-2,6-4
Ekaterina Makarova def. Angelique Kerber 7-5,6-4
Maria Sharapova def. Kirsten Flipkens 6-1,6-0

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Day 6 - Third Round Results

Victoria Azarenka def. Jamie Hampton 6-4,4-6,6-2
Elena Vesnina def. Roberta Vinci 4-6,7-6,6-4
Caroline Wozniacki def. Lesia Tsurenko 6-4,6-3
Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2,4-6,6-3
Serena Williams def. Ayumi Morita 6-1,6-3
Maria Kirilenko def. Yanina Wickmayer 7-6,6-3
Bojana Jovonovski def. Kimiko Date Krumm 6-2,7-6
Sloane Stephens def. Laura Robson 7-5,6-3

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ivanovic wins all Serbian clash

Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open after beating Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-3 in a clash featuring two Serbians who were both former top ranked players. Ivanovic now leads 8-3 in their head to head series. Her next opponent is world number 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, who is on a 12 match winning streak.

Makarova outclasses Bartoli to reach round four for third time

Ekaterina Makarova has reached the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open, for the third consecutive time, after her third round victory against 11th seed French women Marion Bartoli 6-7,6-3,6-4. Two years ago Makarova reached the fourth round and last year she took one more step reaching the quarter finals. Makarova has beaten top players like Ana Ivanovic, Nadia Petrova, Vera Zvonareva, Serena Williams during her two magnificent runs at the Australian Open and now Bartoli is the newest one. Makarova will meet Angelique Kerber in the fourth round.

Radwanska extends winning streak, Kerber and Li through

Angieszka Radwanska has won her 12th match in a row with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Britain's Heather Watson in the third round at the Australian Open. Meanwhile 6th seed Li Na has advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Sorana Cirstea of Romania.
Fifth seeded Angelique Kerber won 6-2,7-5 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open, her best result at the open. It was a special day for Kerber as she was celebrating her birthday. Organizers brought Kerber a cake onto court immediately after the match and the crowd at Rod Laver Arena sang ''Happy Birthday.'' She blew out the candles and said thank you.Watch the video.

Robson upsets Kvitova after a three hour marathon

Britain's Laura Robson knocked out the 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in a three hour marathon match on Rod Laver Arena. After failing the first set 6-2 to the Czech Robson managed to fight back and clinch the second 6-3. Kvitova had a 3-0 lead in the decider but Robson managed break back and hang in with Kvitova before eventually coming up wi a 2-6,6-3,11-9 victory. Robson will face Sloane Stephens of the USA in round 3.

Day 4 - Second Round Results

Vcitoria Azarenka def. Elani Daniilidou 6-1,6-0
Ayumi Morita def. Annika Beck 6-2,6-0
Maria Kirilenko def. Peng Shuai 7-5,6-2
Elena Vesnina def. Varvara Lepchenko 6-4,6-2
Roberta Vinci def. Akgul Amanmuradova 6-3,6-2
Serena Williams def. Garbine Muguruza 6-2,6-0
Jamie Hampton def. Luksika Kumkhum 6-1,6-2
Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Hsieh Su-wei 6-2-6-1
Kimiko Date Krumm def. Shahar Peer 6-2,7-5
Caroline Wozniacki def. Donna Vekic 6-1,6-4
Lesua Tsurenko def. Daria Gavrilova 7-5,6-3
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Yulia Putintseva 1-6,7-6,6-2
Yanina Wickmayer def. Jana cepelpva 7-6,7-5
Sloane Stephens def. Kristina Mladenovic 6-4,6-3
Bojana Jovanovski def. Lucie Safarova 7-5,7-5
Laura Robson def. Petra Kvitova 2-6,6-3,11-9

Serena, Azarenka storm into round 3

5 Time Aussie Open champion Serena Williams of the USA beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-2,6-0 to place in the third round of the year's first grand slam. The American tried to keep the points short to avoid irritating her injured right ankle. Meanwhile the world number one and the defending champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus eliminated Greece's Elani Daniilidou with dropping only one game. Caroline Wozniacki also through to the round three with the victory over 16 year old Croatian Donna Vekic in straight sets on Hisense Arena.

Date Krumm's run continues

42 year old Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan started the 2013 Australian Open campaign as the oldest player in the women's singles draw but the Japanese has now won two matches in the main draw without dropping a game. In the first round Japanese gave Nadia Petrova, world number 12, a nightmare as she triumphed only losing two games. The 42 year old veteran back up her victory today with a terrific win over Israel's Shahar Peer 6-2,7-5. date Krumm became the oldest woman to win a singles match at Melbourne Park when she beat Petrova. Date Krumm will meet either Bojana Javanowsky of Serbia who beat 17th seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 3 - Second Round Results

Kirsten Flepkins def. Klara Zakapolova 6-1,6-0
Agnieszka Radwanska def. Irina Camilia Begu 6-3,6-3
Angelique Kerber def. Lucie Hradecka 6-3,6-1
Julia Goerges def. Romina Oprandi 6-3,6-2
Li Na def. Olga Govortsova 6-2,7-5
Valeria Savinykh def. Dominika Cibulkova 7-6,6-4
Medison Keys def. Tamira Paszek 6-2,6-1
Ekaterina Makarova def. Stephanie Foretz Gacon 6-3,6-3
Marion Bartoli def. Vesna Dolonc 7-5,6-0
Ksenia Pervak def. Heather Watson 6-4,
Sorana Cirstea def. Kristyna Pliskova 1-6,6-3,6-2
Zheng Jie def. Samantha Stosur 6-4,1-6,7-5
Ana Ivanovic def. Yun Jan Chang 7-5,1-6,6-4
Venus Williams def. Alize Cornet 6-3,6-3
Maria Sharapova def. Misaki Doi 6-0,6-0
Jelena Jankovic def. Maria Joao Koheler 2-6,7-6,6-2

Ivanovic, Jankovic to meet in round 3

Ana reached the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne thanks to a 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 victory over Yung-Jan Chan of Taipei. Ana struggled through out the match and the Serbian saved three set points at 5-4 before clinch the first set where she had a 3-0 lead. After losing the shaky second set, former French Open champion battled to win the decider by 6-4. The Serbian will meet fellow former world number one Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in the third round. Jankovic also struggled in her second round match against Portugal's Maria Joao Koheler. Jankovic scored a 2-6,7-6,6-2 win against the Portuguese qualifier. Jankovic and Ivanovic last met on a grand slam back in 2008 French Open, where Ivanovic won in three sets. Ivanovic leads the head to head 7-3.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Radwanska first into round 3, Li overcomes Govortsova

Agnieszka Radwanska continued her 2013 unbeaten streak, extending it to 11 matches, with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 second round victory over Romania's Irina Camelia Begu at the Australian Open. 5th seed Angelique Kerber also advanced to the third round when she managed to overcome Lucie Hradecka 6-3 6-1. Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium won her second round match earlier, with only dropping a game against 23rd seed Klara Zakapolova. Former French Open champion Li Na met Olga Govortosva in the second round of 2013 Australian Open where Li won in straight sets. Li took the first set 6-2 but it was a different story in the second set. Govortsova had set points at 5-3 but couldn't convert them. Li took the opportunity and stormed past in the Belorussian in next four games to clinch the match. Meanwhile 15th seed Dominica Cibulkova lost to Russian qualifier Valeria Savinykh in straight sets 7-6,6-4. Julia Goerges, 18th seed, beat Romina Oprandi to place in round 3 where she meets the winner of the second round clash between Sam Stosur and Zheng Jie.

Day 2 - First round Results

Svetlana Kuznetsova def. L. Dominiguez Lino 6-2,6-1
Kimiko Date Krumm def. Nadia Petrova 6-2,6-0
Peng Shuai def. Rebecca Marino 6-3,6-0
Maria Kirilenko def. Vania King 6-4.6-2
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Sara Errani 6-4,6-4
Su Wei Hsieh def. Lara Arruabarrena Vecino 7-6,6-2
Caroline Wozniacki def. Sabine Lisicki 2-6,6-3,6-3
Elena Vesnina def. Caroline Garcia 3-6,6-3,6-1
Serena Williams def. Edina Gallovits Hall 6-0,6-0
Victoria Azarenka def. Minica Niculescu 6-1,6-4
Varvara Lepchenko def. Polona Hercog 6-1,6-4
Shahar Peer def. Alexandra Panova 6-4,1-6,6-3
Petra Kvitova def. Francesca Schiavone 6-4,2-6,6-2
Roberta Vinci def. Silvia Soler Espinosa 6-3,7-5
Yulia Putintseva def. Christina McHale 6-1,6-7,6-2
Lucie Safarova def. Mirjana Lucic 7-6,6-4

Bojana Jovanovski def Maria Teresa Torro Flor 2-6,6-4,6-3
Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-1,6-1
Annika Beck def. Yaraslava Shvedova 6-2,6-7,6-3
Donna Vekic def. Andrea Hlavackova 6-1,6-2
Ayumi Morita def. Anna Tatishvilli 6-3,6-3
Magdelina Rybarikova def. Garbine Maguruza 6-4,1-6,14-12
Laura Robson def. Melanie Oudin 6-2,6-3
Akgul Amanmuradova def. Mathilde Johansson 6-4,6-2
Elani Daniilidou def. Karolina Pliskova 7-5,5-6,6-4
Daria Gavrilova def. Lauren Davis 6-3,6-7,6-4
Luksika Kumkhum def. Sofia Arvidsson 7-6,6-4
Jana Cepelova def. Greta Arn 6-2,6-2
Kristina Mladenovic def. Timea Babos 6-3,4-6,11-9
Yanina Wickmayer def. Jermila Gajdasova 6-1,7-5
Jamie Hampton def. Urzula Radwanska 6-2,6-4
Lesia Tsurenko def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5,3-6,7-5

Monday, January 14, 2013

Azarenka starts her title defense, Kvitova beats Schaivone.


The defending champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Monica Niculescu 6-1,6-4 in the first round of 2013 Australian Open. Azarenka will meet either Karolina Pliskova or Elani Daniilidou in the second round. Meanwhile former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova defeated former Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone in another entertaining first round match on MCA. Kvitova triumphed in three sets 6-4,2-6,6-2.

More First Round Results - Day 2

Varvara Lepchenko def. Polona Hercog 6-1,6-4
Shahar Peer def. Alexandra Panova 6-4,1-6,6-3
Roberta Vinci def. Silvia Soler Espinosa 6-3,7-5
Yulia Putintseva def. Christina McHale 6-1,6-7,6-2
Lucie Safarova def. Mirjana Lucic 7-6,6-4
Bojana Jovanovski def Maria Teresa Torro Flor 2-6,6-4,6-3

Wozniacki survives, Suarez Navarro outclasses Errani

World number 10 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany in a highly anticipated first round encounter at the 2013 Australian Open. Wozniacki lost the first set 6-2 but fought back to level the match by winning the second 6-3. Lisicki took a commendable 3-0 lead in the deciding set but Wozniacki again fought back and clinch the match helping with Lisicki's errors. The final score of the match is 2-6,6-3,6-3 victory for the Dane. On MCA, Sara Errani became the highest seeded player to left the draw as Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain overcame the number 7 Italian in straight sets 6-4,6-4. Errani was defending last year's quarter final points. Short while before Errani's loss, 42 year old Kimiko Date Krumm defeated world number 12 Russian Nadia Petrova.

More first round results -

Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Lourdes Dominiguez Lino 6-2,6-1
Peng Shuai def. Rebecca Marino 6-3,6-0
Maria Kirilenko def. Vania King 6-4.6-2
Su Wei Hsieh def. Lara Arruabarrena Vecino 7-6,6-2
Elena Vesnina def. Caroline Garcia 3-6,6-3,6-1

Day 1 - First Round Results

Maria Sharapova def. Olga Puchkova 6-0,6-0
Ana Ivanovic def. Melinda Czink 6-2,6-1
Venus Williams def. Galina Voskoboeva 6-1,6-0
Samantha Stosur def. Kai-chen Chang 7-6,6-3
Agnieszka Radwanska def. Bojana Bobusic 7-5,6-0
Angelique Kerber def. Elina Svitolina 6-2,6-4
Marion Bartoli def. Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2,6-4
Dominika Cibulkova def. Ashley Barty 3-6,6-0,6-1
Jelena Jankovic def. Johanna Larsson 6-2,6-2
Ekaterina Makarova def. Michelle Larcher de Brito 6-2,7-5
Miskai Doi def. Petra Martic 6-3,6-4
Alize Cornet def. Marina Erakovic 7-5,6-7,10-8
Kirsten Flipkens def. Nina Bratichikova 6-4,6-3
Li Na def. Sesil Karatantcheva 6-1,6-3
Sorana Cirstea def. Coco Vandeweghe 6-4,6-2
Kristyna Pliskova def. Sacha Jones 6-3,6-2
Julia Goerges def. Vera Dushevina 7-5,2-6,6-3
Olga Govortsova def. Pauline Parmentier 2-6,6-3,6-2
Romina Oprandi def. Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6,7-5,6-2
Zheng Jie def. Zhang Yuxuan 6-1,3-6,6-4
Yun Jun Chan def. Daniela Hantuchova 6-1,1-6,6-1
Maria Joao Koheler def. Karin Knapp 3-6,6-3,6-3
Ksenia Pervak def. Mona Barthel 7-5,2-6,6-4
Heather Watson def. Alexandra Cadantu 2-6,6-3,6-2
Irina Camelia Begu def. Arantxa Rus 6-4,6-2
Lucie Hradecka def. Kiki Bertens 6-2,7-6
Medison Keys def. Casey Dellacqua 6-4,7-6
Tamira Paszek def. Stefanie Vogele 4-6,6-4,7-5
Stephanie Foretz Gacon def Camila Giorgi 6-2,6-3
Vesna Dolonc def. Olivia Rogowska 5-7,7-5,8-6
Valeria Savinykh def. Mandy Minella 7-6,6-1

Former finalist Ivanovic wins on Rod Laver Arena

It's been a while 2008 Australian Open runner up Ana Ivanovic played a night match on Rod Laver Arena but the Serb showed no struggle and no mercy towards her Hungarian opponent Melinda Czink in her first round match prevailing with a 6-2,6-1 terrific win. Ivanovic could have repeated 2008 Australian Open semi final encounter with Daniela Hantuchova in the second round but the Slovakian lost to Taipei's Yun Jun Chan, who is now Ana's second round adversary.

Kerber, Bartoli safely through, Cibulkova survives

World number five Angelique Kerber started her 2013 Australian Open campaign beating Elina Svitolina 6-2,6-4 in the opening round. Kerber will meet Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic in the second round. Marion Bartoly, 11th seed, came through after her win against Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2,6-4. 16 year old Australian Ashley Barty took the first set from Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, the 15th seed and the recent runner up in Sydney, but eventually fell in three sets with a 3-6,6-0,6-1 score.

Radwanska crushes Australian Bobusic, continues hot start

World number 4 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland outclassed Australian Bojana Bobusic 7-5,6-0 to reach the second round of the year's first grand slam. Radwanska, winner of Auckland and Sydney, has ten straight sets victories this year.

More First Round Results

Jelena Jankovic def. Johanna Larsson 6-2,6-2
Ekaterina Makarova def. Michelle Larcher de Brito 6-2,7-5
Miskai Doi def. Petra Martic 6-3,6-4
Alize Cornet def. Marina Erakovic 7-5,6-7,10-8
Kirsten Flipkens def. Nina Bratichikova 6-4,6-3

Zheng Jie def. Zhang Yuxuan 6-1,3-6,6-4
Maria Joao Koehler def. Karin Knapp 3-6,6-3,6-3
Irina Camelia Begu def. Arantxa Rus 6-4,6-2
Vesna Dolonc def. Olivia Rogowska 5-7,7-5,8-6
Stephanie Foretz Gacon def. Camila Giorgi 6-2,6-3
Lucie Hradecka def. Kiki Bertens 6-2,7-6

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stosur ends losing streak in her home soil

Australian Samantha Stosur won her first match at the 2013 Australian Open to end her losing streak. Stosur has lost 5 consecutive matches in Australia including last year's Australian Open first round loss. Stosur beat Kai-chen Chang of Taipe in straight sets 7-6,6-3

More First Round Results

Li Na def. Sesil Karatantcheva 6-1,6-3
Sorana Cirstea def. Coco Vandeweghe 6-4,6-2
Kristyna Pliskova def. Sacha Jones 6-3,6-2
Julia Goerges def. Vera Dushevina 7-5,2-6,6-3
Olga Govortsova def. Pauline Parmentier 2-6,6-3,6-2
Romina Oprandi def. Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6,7-5,6-2

Sharapova soars in Melbourne opener, Venus too

2008 champion Maria Sharapova beat Olga Puchukova 6-0,6-0 to reach the second round of the 2013 Australian Open. Sharapova pulverized her Russian opponent in 55 minutes to win the first match of the day on Rod Laver Arena without losing a single game. Meanwhile American seven time grand slam champion Venus Williams crushed Galina Voskoboeva 6-1,6-0 to place in the second round. Venus is yet to win the Australian Open.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Stosur declares her poor form means nothing

Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia says her poor form heading into year's first grand slam, Australian Open, means nothing.  Stosur most recently lost her first round matches in Brisbane and Sydney. But the former US Open winner is adamant it is not playing on her mind heading into her opening round clash against Taiwan’s world No 86 Kai-Chen Chang.

"No doubt I would have liked to have won a few more matches than I have,"  said Stosur

"It is two matches, it is the start of the year and a lot of people can be a bit rusty. As long as I am feeling good on the practice court and doing everything I can, I don't think those losses will mean anything if I can get through a few rounds and feeling good."

Stosur is yet to reach the quarter finals at the Australian Open and her best result comes from 2006 and 2010 when she reached the fourth round. Last year, Stosur lost to Sorana Cirstea in the opening round.

WTA increases events and prize money

Prize money for the women's tennis tour will increase more than 10 percent this year. The WTA said Wednesday that total prize money for the 54 events in 2013, not including Grand Slam tournaments, will rise from $53.3 million to $58.7 million. And also the tour will return to Poland in 2013 with an event in April. The 2014 calendar will add tournaments in Wuhan, China, which will take over hosting the event currently in Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Brazil will add a tournament in Florianopolis in 2013 and another in Rio de Janeiro in 2014.

Vesnina wins Hobart

Elena Vesnina won Hobart International beating the defending champion Mona Barthel 6-3,6-4. It is Vesnina's first WTA singles title. Vesnina is now 1-6 in singles finals in the WTA tour.

Women's singles qualifiers

 Twelve players have been qualified for the singles main draw of the Australian Open 2013.

1)Lesia Tsurenko
2)Valeria Savinykh
3)Greta Arn
4)Vera Dushevina
5)Chan Yung-jan
6)Vesna Dolonc
7)Akgul Amanmuradova
8)Karin Knapp
9)Luksika Kumkhum
10)Maria Joao Koehler
11)Daria Gavrilova
12)Michelle Larcher de Brito

Friday, January 11, 2013

Women's singles draw for Australian Open 2013

Maria Sharapova launching Sugarpova in Melbourne

Bathel, Vesnina reach Hobart final

The defending champion Mona Barthel of Germany reached her second final in Hobart after winning her semi final match against Kirsten Flipkens 6-4,6-4. Barthel will face unseeded Elena Vesnina of Russia who beat the eight seeded American Sloane Stephens 6-2,6-2.

Radwanska destroys Cibulkova in Sydney final, wins 6-0,6-0

Agnieszka Radwanska claimed back to back WTA titles by dispatching Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-0, 6-0 in the Sydney International final Friday. The Pole is seeded 4th for Melbourne next week and the winner of Auckland last week.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Radwanska into Sydney final, Cibulkova next

Agnieszka Radwanska beat Li Na of China 6-4,6-3 to reach the final of Sydeny international for the first time in her career. Radwanska, who won Auckland last week, will face Dominika Cibulkova. Cibulkova earned her second top 10 victory of the year by beating Angelique Kerber in three sets.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Semi Finalists set in Sydney

2011 champion Li Na of China reached her third consecutive semi final in Sydney beating Medison Keys of the USA 4-6,7-6,6-2. Li will meet Agnieszka Radwanska who beat Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets. Svetlana Kuznetsova's Sydney run came to an end when she lost to Germany's second seed Angelique Kerber meanwhile Dominika Cibulkova breezed past Sara Errani.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

WTA Sydney First Round Results

Sara Errani def. Karolina Pliskova 6-1,6-3
Na Li def. Christina McHale 7-6,7-5
Dominica Cibulkova def Petra Kvitova 6-1,6-1
Roberta Vinci def. Nadia Petrova 7-5,7-5
Madison Keys def. Lucie Safarova 6-1,6-2
Caroline Wozniacki def. Ursula Radwanska 6-1,6-2
Galina Voskoboeva def. Yanina Wickmayer 3-6,7-6,6-2
Maria Kirilenko def. Olivia Rogowska 7-5,6-2
Ekaterina Makarova def. Varvara Lepchenko 6-4,4-6,6-1
Ayumi Morita def. Daniela Hantuchova 1-6,6-3,6-3
Jelena Jankovic def. Tamira Paszek 6-2,7-6
Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Julia Goerges 3-6,6-3,6-3
Kimiko Date Krumm def. Casey Dellacqua 6-4,6-1

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Spain win 2013 Hopman Cup

Spain win 2013 Hopman Cup

Spain, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco, win 2013 Hopman Cup beating Serbia, Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic def. Verdasco 6-3,7-5
Medina Garrigues def. Ivanovic 6-4,6-7,6-2
Verdasco/Medina def. Djokovic/Ivanovic 6-4,7-5

Serena wins Brisbane

Serena Williams captured her 47th career title with a 6-2,6-1 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Saturday in the Brisbane International final. Williams has won 35 of her past 36 matches, including titles at Wimbledon, the Olympics, the US Open, the season-ending WTA championships and now the first event of 2013.