Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 China Open First Round Results


Serena Williams def. Elena Vesnina 6-4,6-2
Agnieskza Radwanksa def. Stefanie Vogele 4-6,6-4,6-4
Urzula Radwanska def. Simona Halep 7-6,7-6
Li Na def. Daniela Hantuchova 6-0,6-4
Lucie Safarova def. Samantha Stosur 7-6,6-3
Francesca Schiavone def. Alize Cornet 3-2 ret.
Sloane Stephens def. Alexandra Wozniacki 6-4,6-4
Monica Niculescu def. Annika Beck 7-6,6-4
Medison Keys def. Domanika Cibulkova 6-4,6-3
Robreta Vinci def. Elena Svitoliva 6-2,6-2
Luara Robson def. Klara Zakopalova 7-6,4-6,6-1
Sara Errani def. Kirsten Flipkens 7-6,6-1
Varvara Lepchenko def. Heather Watson 1-6,6-3,6-
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Kristina Mladenovic 6-2,3-6,7-5
Kaia Kanepi def. Julia Goerges 7-5,6-4

Lauren Davis def. Mona Barthel 6-0,5-7,6-4
Maria Kirilenko def. Zheng Jie 7-5,6-2
Misaki Doi def. Silvia Soler Espinosa 6-1,6-1
Sabine Lisicki def. Chanelle Scheepers 6-3,6-2
Ana Ivanovic def. Flavia Pennetta 7-6,6-1
Bojana Jovanovski def. Sorana Cirstea 6-3,6-2
Eugenie Bouchard def. Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4,6-1
Jelena Jankovic def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1-6,6-4,6-0
Galina Voskoboeva def. Sharon Fichman 6-4,6-3
Shuai Zhang def. Peng Shuai 6-3,6-3
Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Su-wei Hsieh 6-1,6-1
Polona Hercog def Monica Piug 6-1,6-4
Andrea Petkovic def. Victoria Azarenka 6-4,2-6,6-4

* Tokyo semi finalists who received first round byes in Beijing are Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber,
Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Kvitova takes Tokyo title

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 in the Pan Pacific Open final Saturday for her second title of the year. Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, will move up to No. 7 in the world rankings from her current spot of 11th.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Beijing draw

2013 China Open women's singles draw.

Serena Williams year end number one

Serena Williams will end the year as the number one female player in the world after a phenomenal campaign which saw the American win two Grand Slams. Williams became the oldest player to hold the number one position when, aged 31, the 17-time Grand Slam winner replaced Victoria Azarenka in February. It is the third time she has topped the rankings at the end of a calendar year.

Kvitova, Kerber advance to Tokyo final

Petra Kvitova rallied to defeat Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2) and advance to the Pan Pacific Open final. She will meet Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany who beat fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6(5) in the other semifinal.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kvitova beats Kuznetsova, Radwanska loses

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova defeated two time grand slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova to set up a blockbuster semifinal clash against Venus Williams. The Czech outclassed the Russian in straight sets 6-4,6-1. Meanwhile number 2 seed Agnieszka Radwanska lost to Germany's Angelique Kerber in straight sets 6-4,6-4. Former world number one Dane Caroline Wozniacki battled past compatriot Lucie Safarova 2-6,6-3,6-2 in another quarterfinal encounter.

Venus first into semis

Venus Williams has been enjoying her best tournament of this year as she reaches the first semi final of the season after beating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the last eight stage of Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Williams, who beat world number two Victoria Azarenka in round 2, needed three sets 6-3,6-7,6-3 to overcome the Canadian teenager to gain a semi final spot for the first time in Tokyo. Williams will play either Svetlana Kuznetsova or Petra Kvitova in semis.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WTA Tokyo - 3rd round results

Angelique Kerber def. Ana Ivanovic 6-4,6-2
Agnieszka Radwanska def. Dominika Cibulkova 6-3,6-4
Petra Kvitova def. Medison Keys 6-2,6-2
Eugenie Bouchard def. Jelena Jankovic 7-5,6-2
Caroline Wozniacki def, Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1,6-1
Lucie Safarova def. Samantha Stosur 6-4,6-4
Venus Williams def. Simona Halep 4-6,7-5,6-3
Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Sorana Cirstea 7-6,6-1

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Serena Williams withdraws from Tokyo

World number one Serena Williams of the USA has pulled out of the Pan Pacific Open to recover from a busy summer playing schedule.The top-ranked Williams, who won her 17th Grand Slam singles title at the US Open, said Thursday in a press release, “unfortunately with the number of matches I have played throughout the summer, I need more time to properly recover.” Williams said she expects to play in the September 28-October 6 China Open in Beijing.Williams withdrawal means Victoria Azarenka will be relegated the number one seed for years final premier 5 event.

Kim Clijsters Welcomes Baby Boy

Kim Clijsters and her husband Bryan Lynch welcomed a new baby boy into the world this week. The new baby, who was born in September 18, was given the name Jack Leon Lynch. Clijsters wrote on her twitter "Jack Leon Lynch is born! Born at 7:06 p.m. tonight and we are both doing well. His big sister, mama and daddy are very proud and happy!”
Kim Clijsters and her husband Bryan Lynch welcomed a new baby boy into the world this week.
Kim Clijsters and her husband Bryan Lynch welcomed a new baby boy into the world this week.
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Kim Clijsters and her husband Bryan Lynch welcomed a new baby boy into the world this week.
Kim Clijsters and her husband Bryan Lynch welcomed a new baby boy into the world this week.
Kim Clijsters and her husband Bryan Lynch welcomed a new baby boy into the world this week.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Jovanovski wins Tashkent

Top-seeded Bojana Jovanovski earned her second career WTA title on Saturday by outlasting Olga Govortsova 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Tashkent Open. Jovanovski is now 2-0 in WTA finals, winning another International-level hardcourt title at Baku last year. Govortsova fell to 0-4 in WTA finals, a runner-up at Memphis in 2008, Moscow in 2009 and Ponte Vedra Beach in 2010

Friday, September 13, 2013

Chakvetadze retires from professional tennis

Former world number five and US open semi-finalist Anna Chakvetadze has announced her retirement aged just 26 due to chronic back injuries after a career blighted by an horrific armed robbery in 2007. Chakvetadze earned nearly £2.5 million in prize money over a career that spanned a decade and included a semi-final at Flushing Meadows in 2007, eight WTA singles titles and two Fed Cups with Russia.

 "I no longer see myself in professional tennis so I am ready to say that may career is over,"

"Of course, this was a difficult decision and I thought hard about it but now it is finally taken. I understood that the point of return to tennis was behind me."

"I have a chronic back injury. So I took the decision to stop and start a new life."

Jovanovski, Govortsova make Tashkent Open final

Top-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia and unseeded Olga Govortsova of Belarus earned straight-set victories Friday to reach the Tashkent Open final. Jovanovski  defeated Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain 6-2, 6-2 while Govortsova beat Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-2, 7-5.