Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ivanovic eases into round two, Wozniacki bombs out

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic of Serbia eased past qualifier Elina Svitolina of Ukrain 6-3,6-2 in the opening round of US Open. Ivanovic will meet Sofia Arvidson in second round who beat the veteran Kimiko Date Krumm in first round. Meanwhile Irina Camelia Begu made the biggest upset of the tournament so far by beating another former world number one and 8th seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2,6-2

Serena starts the US Open campaign

Serena Williams dropped just two games to start her US Open campaign as she defeated fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-1,6-1. Serena will meet Maria Jose Martina Sanchez in the second round

Radwanska through to round 2

Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska made an impressive start to her US Open campaign with a 6-1,6-1 victory over Nina Bratichikova of Russia. World number two Radwanska  showed no signs of a shoulder injury that forced her out of the New Haven tournament last week. Venus Williams overpowered Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3 6-1 and in the process clocked the fastest women's serve of the tournament to date at 124 mph. Venus will meet Angelique Kerber of Germany in the second round who beat Anne Keothavong 6-2,6-0. Seeded players Sara Errani and Dominica Cibulkova also through to round of 64 after three sets victories

Monday, August 27, 2012

Serena Williams 2012 US Open Press Conference

Clijsters advances, Kvitova and Azarenka too

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

Stosur, Sharapova ease through

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

Kvitova conquers New Haven and US Open series

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

Vinci wins Dallas

Roberta Vinci won the Texas Open on Friday night, beating second seeded Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-3

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Li wins Cincinnati

China's Li Na beat German Angelique Kerber 1-6 6-3 6-1 to win the Cincinnati Open. Li's win was her sixth career title and her first since her French Open triumph last year

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ivanovic withdraws from Cincinnati

Ana has been forced to withdraw from  Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati due to a right foot injury.

"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."

Kvitova wins the Rogers cup

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic captured her first tour title of the year on Monday night in Montreal, outlasting Li Na in a three set match 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Both grandslam champions were looking for their first Rogers Cup and their first title of the season

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Li, Kvitova reach Montreal final

Li Na rallied to beat Lucie Safarova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to advance to the final of the Rogers Cup. Li will face fifth seeded Petra Kvitova, who beat former champion and the seventh seeded Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Serena eyes Rio 2016

After completing the career Golden Slam, Serena Williams still wants to defend her women's Olympic tennis singles gold medal in four years at the Rio de Janeiro Games
"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

Williams beats Sharapova for gold, Azarenka claims Bronze

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

Serena dominates Wozniacki, all Russian semifinal set

Twice doubles gold winner Serena Williams of USA, seeking her first singles medal, powered to a 6-0 6-3 win over Denmark's former world number one Caroline Wozniacki to book her place in the final four against the current world number one Victoria Azarenka. Azarenka came over Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-4 7-5

Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko set up a semi final clash at 2012 Olympics tennis event. Sharapova, seeded No. 3, beat Kim Clijsters of Belgium 6-2,7-5. Kirilenko defeated No. 6 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic 7-6,6-3

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sharapova battles past Lisicki, Kvitova eases through

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

Serena first into quarter finals

Serena Williams of USA defeated 2008 Olympic singles bronze medalist Russian Vera Zvonareva dropping only a single game 6-1,6-0. Serena will meet ether Caroline Wozniacki or Daniela Hantuchova in the last eight stage