Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Kim Clijsters began the last tournament of her career by winning her 22nd consecutive US Open match, beating 16 year old American wild card Victoria Duval 6-3,6-1 in the first round. US Open series champion Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic started her US Open campaign beating Polona Hercog of Slovania 7-6,6-1. The top seed Victoria Azarenka easily past Alexandra Panova of Russia 6-0 6-1 in the opening round. 16th seed Sabine Lisicki and 18th seed Julia Goerges were surprisingly beaten in the opening round by Sorana Cirstea and Kristyna Pliskova respectively
The defending champion Samantha Stosur of Australia crushed talented Croatian Petra Martic 6-1 6-1 in just 51 minutes to reach the second round of US Open. The defending champion picked up right where she left off 12 months ago. 2006 champion and former world's number one Maria Sharapova of Russia also made into the round 2 after beating Hungary's Melinda Czink 6-2, 6-
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Petra Kvitova claimed her second title of the season by beating Maria Kirilenko 7-6,7-5 in the final of the New Haven Open. Kvitova has secured the top spot in the US Open Series standings as a result of her performance in the tournaments heading into the final Grand Slam of the season
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
"I'm very sorry to that I'm withdrawing from this event," said Ana. "It kind of turned around my season two years ago and I was hoping to draw on those positive experiences this week.
I've had soreness in my right foot for the past week, so I decided to have it checked: I did an MRI scan at the weekend and it showed a tear. The doctors have advised me to rest my foot totally for at least five days, so this means I can't play."
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
"I plan on being there unless an act of god doesn't allow me to," Williams said Monday.
"When I feel I can't be the greatest I shouldn't play anymore, but I feel I belong. I'm not tired. I'm enjoying myself"
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Serena Williams won her first Olympic tennis women's singles gold on Saturday with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Russia's Maria Sharapova on Wimbledon's Center Court. Williams breezed her way to the gold medal to become the first woman since Steffi Graf to complete the career singles Golden Slam. Earlier Belorussian Victoria Azarenka claimed the bronze, with a 6-3 6-4 win over Sharapova's fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Maria Sharapova defeated Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-7,6-4,6-3 to reach the quarter finals of 2012 Olympics tennis event. The Russian will meet Kim Clijsters of Belgium who beat Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 6-3,6-4. Meanwhile Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova outclassed Flavia Pennetta 6-3,6-0 to set a quarter final showdown against another Russian Maria Kirilenko. Kirilenko reached the last eight beating Julia Goerges of Germany in straight sets 7-6,6-3.
Seventh seed Germany's Angelique Kerber defeated three time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams of USA 7-6,7-6 to reach the quarterfinals. In the first set Williams failed to convert three set points, then blew a 5-1 lead in the tiebreaker. She was up 3-1 in the second set, but Kerber again came back. World number one Victoria Azarenka and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki also earned spot in the quarterfinals