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Posts Tagged ‘Victoria Azarenka.’

WTA Tennis news: Sharapova, Azarenka to miss upcoming tournaments

 

Tennis star Maria Sharapova will miss next week’s Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio, due to a stomach virus. It’s the second straight tournament she has missed because of the illness.

Maria Sharapova getting ready to serve ball (megasportsnews.com photo)

Number-1 ranked Victoria Azarenka will miss the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of a knee injury and will also take a pass on the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

 

Info compiled from WTA Tour, TV & Radio news

 

Federer, Azarenka recent tennis tour winners

 

Roger Federer (megasportsnews.com photo)

Roger Federer beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-4 to win the ABN Amro World Tennis tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

It was the Swedish star’s first title of the new year.

The 30-year-old Federer has won 81.31% of his matches for a record of 818-188 record in singles matches.

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Azarenka 2009 in Paris (By ZBOBZ via wikipedia commons)

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, which is a part of Russia, did not allow a lingering ankle injury stop her from winning the Qatar Open in Doha, routing Sam Stosur of Australia 6-1, 6-2.

Azarenka, 22-years-old has a singles record of 296-122 and has won 11 tournaments.

 

 

Info courtesy of ATP & WTA Tours

 

Williams, Azarenka withdraw from Western & Southern Open

 

Serena Williams (file photo)

American Serena Williams has withdrawn from the 2011 Western & Southern Open with an aggravation of a right toe injury prior to her second round match against Samantha Stosur.

Williams was to play the #10 seeded Stosur in a rematch of last week’s Toronto finals.

During the Olympus US Open Series, Williams had recorded 12-straight wins, including titles in Stanford and Toronto before her first round win at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday.

Also withdrawing from the tournament is Third seed Victoria Azarenka with a right hand strain.

 

Info courtesy of Western & Southern Open & WTA Tour

 

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN, CINCINNATI: ATP & WTA News and Information

 

Maria Sharapova (file photo)

*Saturday’s qualifying session drew an all-time tournament record crowd of 13,204 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. The previous record of 11,915 had been set during the Tuesday afternoon seesion of the men’s tournament in 2006. Saturday’s session is one of the six of 16 during the tournament for which more than 10,000 tickets have already been sold.

* #11 seed Angnieszka Radwanska has withdrawn from the 2011 Western & Southern Open with a right shoulder injury. the withdrawal and seed prior to the release of the first order of play caused the seeds to be shifted. Here’s the change: Jelena Jankovic remained the #13 seed, but moved to Radwanska’s spot on line 25 and plays Iveta Benesova.

Yanina Wickmayer became seed #17, and moved from line 42 to Jankovic’s spot on line 57 and plays qualifier Bojana Jovanovski. Aqualifier of lucky loser was drawn and placed into the spot Wickmayer  vacated at line 42. That spot was occupied by Jill Craybas, who played Svetlana Kuznetsova on Monday.

* Sunday’s winners in the ATP Singles First Round include Juan Martin del Potro and James Blake.

* Monday winners in the ATP Singles First Round include Philipp Kohlschreiber upsetting Andy Roddick, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-1; Juan Monaco defeated Tommy Haas 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3.

WTA Singles First Round winners on Monday, Andrea Petkovic beat Jarmilla Gajdosova 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-2; Svetlana Kuznetsova ousted Jill Craybas 6-3, 6-4.

* Anastasia Rodionova’s 6-0, 6-0 win over Polona Hercog was the third double bagel in the Open Era history of the women’s tournament and the first since Evonne Goolagong beat Pat Pretorius in the 1973 quarterfinals. It was the ninth double bagel of the year on the WTA Tour, and marks the sixth straight week there’s been a double bagel on Tour. There have been five men’s double bagels in the Open Era in Cincinnati, with the last being Lleyton Hewitt over Robby Ginepri in 2002.

* Looking ahead in the tournament, the remaining 25 second round matches will be played on Wednesday. Among the players who will be in action on Wednesday are Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Mardy Fish, Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva and Victoria Azarenka.

Get your tickets! Tickets are limited for several sessions this week. To purchase tickets, please visit www.cincytennis.com.

 

Info courtesy of Western & Southern Open & Cincy Tennis

 

Azarenka beats Sharapova in Key Biscayne Final

Victoria Azarenak at 2010 US Open (photo by Christian Mesiano via wikipedia commons)

Victoria Azarenka won the Sony Ericsson Open for the second time by taking down Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in Key Biscayne, Florida.

The Minsk, Belarus native, who is 21,  also won the tournament in 2009.

The tournament’s 8th-seeded player, Azarenka swept nine straight games to take charge of the match.

Sharapova committed 43 unforced errors, held serve only once and came up short with a late comeback bid.

Azarenka, currently the world’s number-6 tennis player, has a record of 219-102.