37th time the charm for China's Peng at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Peng Shuai got so frustrated with her inability to make a serious run at a major title that she nearly quit the sport in 2006, a thought that crossed her mind only once before when she had surgery to repair a heart defect at age 12. But her day finally came Tuesday when Peng beat 17-year-old Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the U.S. Open to earn a spot in a Grand Slam semifinal...
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“War of Dragons” Weigh-in Results

The weigh-in results for War of Dragons are in, and only one fight on the card will not go on as planned. Taiwanese lightweight, Zhang Zheng Jie (better known by his teammates as “Frogman”), will not be competing due to a failed medical test. On his Facebook page, “Frogman” was apologetic and understanding of ONE’s decision to not let him compete, saying he “was really...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Five New Fights Added to “War of Dragons”

ONE FC’s legions of fans have five new fights to look forward to at War of Dragons:   Sung Ming Yen versus Muhamad Haidar Rayner Kinsiong versus Zhang Zheng Jie Jeff Huang versus Bala Shetty Florian Garel versus Nathan Ng Eric Kelly versus Robert Lisita   Three of these new fights will showcase homegrown talent. The first fight will feature Jeff Huang, the grappling sensation...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na and Maria Sharapova Advance While Angelique Kerber Falls at Indian Wells

    Li Na (March 8, 2014) INDIAN WELLS, California – No. 1 seed Li Na beat Chinese countrywoman Zheng Jie 6-1, 7-5, while fourth seed Maria Sharapova began the defense of her title with an easy 6-1, 6-4 victory over Julia Goerges. Two seeded German women fell – No. 5 seed Angelique Kerber was upset 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 by Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor while Aleksandra Wozniack stopped...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

BNP Paribas Open – Thursday’s Results, Friday’s Schedule

BNP PARIBAS OPEN – INDIAN WELLS, USA USD 6,169,040.00 (ATP) USD 5,946,740.00 (WTA) 3-16 MARCH 2014 Results – Thursday, March 6, 2013 Singles – First Round Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. Monica Puig (PUR) 64 75 Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 36 62 62 Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 36 63 76(5) Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 62 62 Karolina...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na defends title at Shenzhen Open, downs Shuai 6-4, 7-5

Top-seeded Li Na defended her Shenzhen Open title on Saturday by defeating Peng Shuai 6-4, 7-5 in only the second all-Chinese final on the WTA Tour. Li captured her eighth career WTA title and first since Shenzhen last year. Peng is now winless in six finals. The No. 3-ranked Li is hoping to build momentum heading into the Australian Open where she has reached the final in two...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Stosur Reaches Osaka Semis

  HP OPEN Osaka, Japan October 7-13, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Friday, October 11, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals (3) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 61 36 63 (5) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. (Q) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 26 64 61 (6) Madison Keys (USA) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 63 61 (WC) Kurumi […]
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur advances to Japan Open semis

Former champion Samantha Stosur reached the Japan Open semifinals, beating Misaki Doi of Japan 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday. Awaiting the third-seeded Stosur on Saturday is American teenager Madison Keys, who advanced to her first WTA semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over China's Zheng Jie. In the other semi, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard faces Japan's Kurumi Nara. Stosur...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA and ATP Results and Schedules for September 19, 2013

GUANGZHOU OPEN Guangzhou, China P.R. September 16-21, 2013 $500,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Thursday, September 19, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d (2) Alizé Cornet (FRA) 64 61 Zheng Jie (CHN) d. (3) Laura Robson (GBR) 16 76(6) 62 (Q) Vania King (USA) d. (8) Monica Puig (PUR) 16 75 76(5) (WC) Zhang Shuai […]
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Top women making quick work of opponents at night

Breaking a sweat? Barely. Saving on the electric bill? For sure. The women headlining the night sessions at the U.S. Open have been getting things over in a hurry. Including sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki's 6-1, 6-2 victory over Chanelle Scheepers on Thursday, the winners of the four women's night matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium this week have lost a combined six games...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Venus Williams Loses in Second Round of US Open

(August 28, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – In the longest women’s match of the tournament so far at 3 hours, 2 minutes, 33-year-old American veteran Venus Williams lost to No. 56 Zheng Jie of China 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5) on a Wednesday full of rain. Rain which began in the early afternoon cause 8 women’s […]
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

French Open Results for June 1, 2013

ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 9, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors   Results – Saturday, June 1, 2013 Women’s Singles – Third Round (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 61 75 (3) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (31) Alizé Cornet (FRA) 46 63 61 Jamie Hampton (USA) d. (7) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 61 76(7) (18) [...]
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharapova, Azarenka Advance to Roland Garros Fourth Round

(June 1, 2013) After and easy first set defending champion Maria Sharapova had to fight to close out the match in two sets 6-1, 7-5 over Zheng Jie on Saturday at Roland Garros. For the No. 2 seed it was the third straight day on the court due to her rain-delayed second round match was [...]
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephens of US in 4th round in Paris for 2nd time

Sloane Stephens of the United States reached the French Open's fourth round for the second consecutive year with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory Saturday over 92nd-ranked Marina Erakovic, who was penalized a point in the third set for getting coached. The 17th-seeded Stephens won the last three games against Erakovic, the first woman from New Zealand to get to the third round in...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Peng Shuai Tops Stephens to Gain Berth in Brussels Semis

BRUSSELS OPEN Brussels, Belgium May 20-25, 2013 $690,000/Premier Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Thursday, May 23, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals (8) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. (4) Sloane Stephens (USA) 62 63 Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 63 36 60 Singles – Second Round (2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. (Q) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 63 57 [...]
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wozniacki Upset in Brussels

BRUSSELS OPEN Brussels, Belgium May 20-25, 2013 $690,000/Premier Red Clay/Outdoors Results - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Singles – Second Round Zheng Jie (CHN) d. (1/WC) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 62 64 (4) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. (Q) Zhang Shuai (CHN) 64 60 Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. (6) Julia Goerges (GER) 63 ret. (right wrist injury) (7) [...]
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Doha – Monday Schedule

QATAR TOTAL OPEN Doha, Qatar February 11-17, 2013 $2,369,000/Premier Hard/Outdoors Order Of Play – Monday, February 11, 2013 Centre Court (from 15.30hrs) 1. Zheng Jie vs. Anastasia Rodionova 2. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Mervana Jugic-Salkic (NB 17.30hrs) 3. Tamira Paszek vs. Ana Ivanovic 4. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (NB 20.00hrs) Court 1 (from 15.30hrs) 1. Mona...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Li Na advances to 4th round at Australian Open

Sixth-seeded Li Na has advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Friday over Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Li will next play Julia Goerges of Germany, who beat Zheng Jie 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 earlier Friday. Li, the 2011 French Open champion, is trying to add a second Grand Slam title, and the Australian Open appears to be her best chance. She advanced to the...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Zheng Jie: Earning Her Day in the Sun

A lot of people are going to publish articles about Samantha Stosur in the next few hours. About how she lost early in Australia again. About how she snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and how she once again crumbled under the pressure of playing at home. How she choked and let her undersized opponent back into the match. About how she is a talented player with a big serve...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Last to Go: Stosur’s Collapse Ends Australian Women’s Hopes

After she had lost a painful three-setter to Zheng Jie in Sydney last week, Sam Stosur must have entered Rod Laver Arena with thoughts of revenge as well as some trepidation.  The only Aussie women left in the singles draw, she had compiled a history of underachievement on home soil.  Moreover, Stosur recently had recovered from surgery for a bone spur near her ankle, so she had...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur loses 2nd-round match at Australian Open

Samantha Stosur had another poor performance at home Wednesday, failing to beat China's Zheng Jie over three sets at the Australian Open despite serving twice for the match. Zheng beat the 2011 U.S. Open champion 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, breaking Stosur's serve in the deciding game. The Australian double-faulted on match point. Stosur, who had nine double-faults and 56 unforced errors...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur Ousted in First Round of Sydney, Li Advances

(January 7, 2013) Australian  Sam Stosur  came up short against China’s Zheng Jie in a tough three set battle 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-4.   “I feel a lot better after this loss than last week’s loss because I felt like I did some better things,” said Stosur, who suffered her second first-round exit in as many weeks.   “Overall I think everything was a lot better. She came up...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Auckland Monday Schedule

ASB CLASSIC Auckland, New Zealand December 31, 2012-January 5, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Order Of Play – Monday, December 31, 2012 Center Court (from 10.00hrs) 1. Greta Arn vs. Nudnida Luangnam (Singles Q Final) 2. Eugenie Bouchard vs. Elena Vesnina (NB 12.00hrs) 3. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Kiki Bertens 4. Magdalena Rybarikova vs. Yanina Wickmayer 5. Zheng Jie vs...
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December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Zheng retires in final group match

Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden could not play a whole set as Zheng Jie of China retired against her at 5-1 on the last day of the group stage at the WTA's season-ending Tournament of Champions. Arvidsson jumped in for Maria Kirilenko, who pulled out of the competition Thursday with an upper respiratory illness. Arvidsson and Zheng had no chance to advance to the semifinals. The...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

WTA Tournament of Champions Sofia Field Announced

SOFIA, BULGARIA (October 24, 2012) – Four of the world’s Top 16 ranked women, including former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki and former world No.3 Nadia Petrova will be among the eight-player field competing at the $750,000 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions Sofia, to be staged in Bulgaria’s capital city at the Arena Armeec from October 30–November 4, 2012. This marks...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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