Saturday, June 30, 2012

Serena battles through, Shvedova earns a golden set

Serena Williams came through a tough match to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon against China's 25th seed Zheng Jie 6-7,6-2,9-7. Serena hit 23 aces and never broken throughout the match. Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan became the first player in a Grand Slam tournament to win every point of a set on her way to beating French Open runner up Sara Errani 6-0, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon. According to tournament organizers and the ITF, Shvedova is just the second known player in the Open Era to achieve a ''golden set'' by winning 24 straight points.

More third round results

Victoria Azarenka def. Jana Cepelova 6-3,6-3
Roberta Vinci def. Mirjana Lucic 7-6,7-6
Tamira Paszek def. Yanina Wickmayer 2-6,7-6,7-5

Kvitova, Schiavone cruise into 4th round of Wimbledon

Defending champion Petra Kvitova cruised into the fourth round of Wimbledon on Saturday, beating Varvara Lepchenko of United States 6-1, 6-0 in less than hour.The fourth-seeded Czech will next face Francesca Schiavone of Italy, who beat Klara Zakopalova 6-0,6-4

Ivanovic through to round four

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic of Serbia defeated 22nd seed Julia Goerges of Germany 3-6,6-3,6-4 to reach the last 16 of Championships of Wimbledon for the first time since 2009. Ivanovic is one of few grand slam champions left in the women's draw and her best result in Wimbledon comes from 2007 when she reaches Semi finals losing to the eventual champion Venus Williams

Friday, June 29, 2012

Clijsters reached fourth round after Zvonareva pulled out

Kim Clijsters reached the last 16 at her last Wimbledon when Russia's Vera Zvonareva was forced to retire through illness trailing 6-3 4-3 in their third round match. Clijsters will play German eighth seed Angelique Kerber who beat Christina McHale 6-2,6-3. Maria Kirilenko and Peng Shuai also earned easy victories to place in the last 16

Sharapova, Radwanska into round 4

World number one Maria Sharapova and world number three Agnieszka Radwanska booked their fourth round spots by beating Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1,6-4 and Heather Watson of Great Britain 6-0,6-2 respectively in the third round of Wimbledon. Radwanska will meet Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi, who beat Nadia Petrova, and Sharapova faces Sabine Lisicki of Germany, who came through after a tight three setter against American Sloane Stephens

 Camila Giorgi of Italy

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ivanovic, Sharapova, Serena through to round 3

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and the defending champion Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic made into the third round of Championships of Wimbledon beating Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3,7-6 and Elena Baltacha 6-0,6-4 respectively. Number 2 seed Victoria Azarenka eased past Romina Oprandi of Switzerland 6-2,6-0 where as qualifier Mirjana Lucic of Croatia discomfited 2007 Runner up France's Marion Bartoli 6-4,6-3. 13 time grand slam champion Serena Williams of USA defeated Melinda Czink 6-1,6-4 to reach the third round of championships of Wimbledon. She will play Zheng Jie of China who beat Aleksandra Wozniack of Canada 6-4,6-2. Italian Roberta Vinci,21st seed, beat Marina Erakovic 6-4,6-3 in another second round match. World number one Maria Sharapova defeated Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 7-6,6-7,6-0 in a three sets battle. Sharapova will meet Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei in the third round. 8th seed Angelique Kerber outclassed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets meanwhile 10th seed Sara Errani easily past Anne Keothavong of Great Britain 6-1,6-1

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wozniacki blows two match points, loses in first round

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark lost to the recent Eastbourne champion Tamira Paszek of Austra in the opening round of Wimbledon. The Dane saved four set points in the first set although wasted two match points in the second set before losing 5-7,7-6(4),6-4. Kim Clijsters eased into the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday, beating Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3.Clijsters is playing in her final Wimbledon tournament and will play Vera Zvonareva next. Former French Open champion Li Na's Wimbledon campaign came to an end due to her second round shocking lost to Romania's Sorana Cirstea. Cirstea beat Li 6-3,6-4. Agnieszka Radwanska had no troubles beating Russia's Elena Vesnina ,who beat Venus Williams in the first round. The Pole won in straight sets 6-2,6-1

Ivanovic through in three sets

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic of Serbia is now the only Serbian woman left in the women's singles draw of 2012 Wimbledon championship. Ivanovic got through her first round match in three sets against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain 6-3,3-6,6-3 and she will play Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine in the second round. Sabine Lisicki, last year's semi finalist, survived in her second round match against Bojana Javanowsky of Serbia. Lisicki won 3-6,6-2,8-6. 5th seed Samantha Stosur is the highest seeded player to lose early as she was knocked out by Arantxa Rus of Netherlands 2-6,6-0,4-6. American Sloane Stephens defeated 23rd seed Petra Cetkowska in three sets meanwhile 13th seed Dominica Cibulkova of Slovakia lost to Klara Zakapolova of Czech Republic in straight sets

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Serena and Venus Williams to play Olympic doubles

Serena and Venus Williams have been chosen to participate in Olympics doubles. Williams sisters won 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Olympics together. Williams sisters will play doubles as well as singles. Venus Williams also won gold in singles in 2000, and she's the only three time gold medalist in U.S. tennis history

Azarenka, Serena into round two

Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka defeated Irina Falconi of USA 6-1,6-4 to reach the second round. Former champion Serena Williams came through her first round match against Czech Barbora Zahlavova. Williams won 6-2 6-4

Kvitova starts Wimbledon campaign, Zvonareva through

 The defending champion Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic started her title defense by beating Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 6-4,6-4. Kvitova was down 0-3 in the opening set but found her way to win the match. 2010 runner up Vera Zvonareva of Russia defeated Germany's Mona Barthel 2-6,7-6,6-4. 19th seed Lucie Safarova lost to Kiki Bertens in straight sets 6-3,6-0 and Francesca Schiavone defeated local favourite Laura Robson in three sets 2-6,6-4,6-4

Monday, June 25, 2012

Clijsters, Sharapova got off to a good start

Kim Clijsters beat former top ranked player Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon. World number one Maria Sharapova of Russia defeated Anastasia Rodionova of Australia 6-2,6-3. Sharapova is the 2004 champion and last year's runner up

Stosur, Radwanska, Li cruise into round 2

US Open champion Samantha Stosur and former French Open winner Li Na reached the Wimbledon second round. Stosur cruised past Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-3 meanwhile Li Na made a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan. Sabine Lisicki, the 15th seed, also made the second round with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Croatia's Petra Martic. Third seeded Agnieszka Radwanska also earned a straight sets victory along with Anna Tatishvili

Venus Williams loses in first round

Five time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams knocks out from 2012 Wimbledon championship by Elena Vesnina of Russa 6-1,6-3

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Paszek won Eastbourne saving 5 championship points

Tamira Paszek won AEGON International by saving five match points and won her first Premier title. The Austrian beat Angelique Kerber 5-7,6-3,7-5 in the final

Petrova won UNICEF Open

Nadia Petrova won 2012 UNICEF Open beating Urzula Radwanska in the final

Friday, June 22, 2012

Clijsters withdraws from Unicef Open

Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from the Unicef Open with an abdominal strain. she was due to play Ursula Radwanska in the semifinals. Belgian is unseeded at Wimbledon for the first time since 2000 and has a tough first-round draw against 18th-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia

Monday, June 18, 2012

Oudin wins first WTA title

Melanie Oudin of USA won her first WTA title in Birmingham beating former world number one Jelena Jankovic in the final 6-4,6-2

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cornet wins Gastein Ladies

Alize Cornet of France defeated Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 7-5, 7-6(1) on Sunday to win the Gastein Ladies for her first title in four years

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wickmayer, Cornet reach Gastein Ladies final

Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium beat unseeded Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 7-6, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Gastein Ladies. She will face Alize Cornet of France, who beat Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan 6-2, 6-2. Pervak lost all of her service games

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sharapova winning French Open

Sharapova completes career slam

Maria Sharapova won the French Open on Saturday, defeating Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the final at Roland Garros to complete the career Grand Slam. Sharapova added this year's French Open title to championships at Wimbledon in 2004, the US Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008 to become only the 10th woman to win all four major tournaments. Sharapova will overtake Victoria Azarenka on Monday, when the new rankings are published

Friday, June 8, 2012

Errani and Vinci win doubles

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy pose with the winners trophy after defeating Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia in the women's doubles final

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sharapova, Errani make French Open final

Sara Errani defeated Samantha Stosur 7-5,1-6,6-3 to reach her first ever grand slam final. She will play Maria Sharapova ,who will become the world number one again, as she defeated Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the French Open final. Also Sharapova is one step away to complete the career Grand Slam

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kvitova sets Sharapova clash

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the semifinals for the third time in the past four Grand Slam tournaments, ending 142nd ranked qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova's run at the French Open 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Kvitova's first French Open semifinal will be against world number 2 Maria Sharapova, who eliminated Kaia Kanepi 6-2,6-3

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Stosur, Errani into the last four

Australian Samantha Stosur outlasted Dominica Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-4,6-1 to reach the semi finals of French Open for the third time. Meanwhile Sara Errani of Italy defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-3,7-6 to reach her first ever grand slam semi final

Roland Garros Fourth Round Results


Maria Sharapova def. Klara Zakapolova 6-4,6-7,6-2
Petra Kvitova def. Varvara Lepchenko 6-2,6-1
Yaroslava Shvedova def. Li Na 3-6,6-2,6-0
Kaia Kanepi def. Arantxa Rus 6-1,4-6,6-0

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cibulkova upset Azarenka, Stosur through

Dominica Cibulkova of Slovakia defeated world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-2,7-6 to reach last eight at French Open. Cibulkova will meet Samantha Stosur of Australia who beat Sloane Stephens of USA 7-5,6-4

Kerber sets Errani clash in French Open quarters

Angelique Kerber defeated Petra Martic 6-3,7-5 in the fourth round of French Open to reach the quarter finals meanwhile Sara Errani out lasted the 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-0,7-5. Errani now has beaten two former French Open champions in a row; Errani beat Ana Ivanovic in three sets in the previous round. Both Kerber and Errani had never reached the last eight of Roland Garros before


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kvitova into round four, Schiavone out

Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Russia's Nina Bratichikova in the third round of French Open meanwhile last year's runner up and two years ago champion Francesca Schiavone lost to Varvara Lepchenko of USA

Friday, June 1, 2012

Azarenka, Stosur into round four, Radwanska knocked out

Two days after eliminating seven time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska was routed by 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-2. World number one Victoria Azarenka defeated Alexandra Wozniack 6-4,6-4 and Samantha Stosur of Australia defeated Nadia Petrova of Russia 6-3,6-3