Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sharapova gets past Robson, Lisicki next

Maria Sharapova through to the round of 16 after beating home favourite Laura Robson 7-6,6-3. Sharapova will next play 15th seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany, who beat Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Victoria Azarenka eased past Maria Jose Martina Sanchez of Spain meanwhile British Heather Watson was knocked out by another Russian Maria Kirilenko. Russia won gold, silver and bronze in Beijing and four of the Russian women's singles players are safely through the round of 16 after two rounds in London this year

Venus, Kerber into the last 16

Three time gold medalist Venus Williams of the USA advanced to the third round of the Olympic tennis competition by beating Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-1,6-3. Williams will play Angelique Kerber who easily past Hungary's Timea Babos 6-1,6-1

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ivanovic returns to Hopman Cup

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia will return to Perth to compete in next year's Hopman Cup to represent Serbia. Ivanovic will be partnered by current world number one Novak Djokovic. The Serbian pair will be appearing together at the event for the third time. They made their debut in 2006 and in 2011 they reached the final, but pulled out before the final due to Ivanovic's injury. "I feel that we have some unfinished business at this tournament!" Ivanovic said. Eight two player teams will contest the competition. They are divided into two groups of four, with the winners of the two groups facing each other in the final. Next year's tournament  will take place at the brand new Perth Arena, which will open just two months before the tournament takes place

Kvitova through in three sets, Zvonareva beat Schiavone

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic beat Shuai Peng of China in the second round of 2012 Olympics in three sets 7-5,2-6,6-1. Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark was also pushed into a three set match by Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-4,3-6,6-3. 2008 Beijing bronze medalist Vera Zvonareva of Russia defeated 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schaivone of Italy in straight sets 6-3,6-3 and clash a third round encounter against Serena Williams of USA

Ivanovic, Clijsters set third round clash

Ana Ivanovic and Kim Clijsters are playing their first Olympics but one of them has to put an end to the very first Olympic campaign as they meet in a third round encounter. Both Clijsters and Ivanovic won their second round matches in straight sets, Clijsters beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3,6-3 and Ivanovic beating home favourite Elena Baltacha 6-4,7-6

Azarenka, Venus start Olympic campaign, Serena through to the third round

Victoria Azarenka defeated Irina Camelia Begu 6-1,3-6,6-1 in the opening round of 2012 Olympic event. World number one was pushed into a tight three setter by the Romanian. Three time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams of USA easily defeated 9th seed Italian Sara Errani 6-3,6-1 meanwhile her younger sister Serena Williams outclassed Poland's Ursula Radwanska 6-2,6-3 in a second round match

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Radwanska out, Sharapova through

World number two and recent Wimbledon runner up Agnieszka Radwanska was eliminated, in the opening round of the Olympic tennis event, by Julia Goerges of Germany 5-7,7-6,6-4. Maria Sharapova began her Olympic campaign beating Israel's Shahar Peer in straight sets 6-2,6-0. Sharapova will play Britain's Laura Robson or Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic for a last 16 berth

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wozniacki and Kvitova survives, Li and Stosur among first round losers

Australian Samantha Stosur, 5th seed, lost in the opening round of 2012 Olympics. Stosur is the highest seeded player to lose in the first day. US Open champion was defeated by Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3,5-7,8-10. Former French Open champion Li Na also suffered a first round exit by Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova 2-6,6-3,3-6. Both Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova needed three sets to reach the second round. Wozniacki beat local favourite Anne Keothavong 4-6,6-3,6-2 and Kvitova beat Katerina Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-4,5-7,6-4. Ana Ivanovic and Kim Clijsters earned straight sets victories in their Olympics debut matches

Serena starts Olympic campaign

Serena Williams, recent Wimbledon champion, defeated Jelena Jankovic to reach second round of 2012 Olympics. Williams defeated the former world number one Serbian 6-3,6-1

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Carlsbad Final Highlights

Hercog defends Bastad title

 The defending champion Polona Hercog of Slovania defeated Mathilde Johansson  of France 0-6,6-4,7-5 to defend the Swedish Open title

Cibulkova wins Carlsbad

Congratulation to Dominica Cibulkova for winning the second career title in Carlsbad beating Marion Bartoli 6-1,7-5

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Williams won singles, doubles

Serena Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1,5-7,6-2 to win a fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th major title overall. Williams was playing in her 18th major final; Radwanska in her first. Actually, she'd never won a match beyond the quarter finals at a Grand Slam tournament until this week. Later she and sister Venus were back on Centre Court to beat Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5,6-4 Saturday in the doubles final. It was their fifth Wimbledon doubles title together

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Championships of Wimbledon Quarter Finals Results

Victoria Azarenka def. Tamira Paszek 6-3,7-6
Agnieszka Radwanska def. Maria Kirilenko 7-5,4-6,7-5
Serena Williams def. Petra Kvitova 6-3,7-5
Angelique Kerber def. Sabine Lisicki  6-3,6-7,7-5

Monday, July 2, 2012

Paszek first into quarter finals

Austria's Tamira Paszek is the first player through to 2012 Wimbledon quarter finals beating Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-2,6-2. The Austrian saved two match points in the opening round against Caroline Wozniacki. Paszek, the recent Eastbourne champion, reached the quarter finals last year too and lost to Victoria Azarenka. She will face either Victoria Azarenka or Ana Ivanovic next