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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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...
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...
(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...
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
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
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 […]
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.
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October 09, 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 […]
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...
(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 […]
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) [...]
(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 [...]
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...
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 [...]
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) [...]
QATAR TOTAL OPEN
February 11-17, 2013
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)
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
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...
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...
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
(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...
Auckland, New Zealand
December 31, 2012-January 5, 2013
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...
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.
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November 02, 2012
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...