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NEW YORK, NY, USA – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that World No.1 Victoria Azarenka, four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova and the top doubles team of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci are the first players to qualify for this year’s TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which will be staged at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. The WTA’s year-end finale, to be held from October 23-28, will feature the world’s top eight singles players and top four doubles teams, competing for the coveted title and a share of $4.9 million in prize money.
“I congratulate Victoria, Maria, Sara and Roberta on becoming the first players to secure their places at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships-Istanbul,” said Stacey Allaster, WTA Chairman and CEO. “Maria and Victoria have had outstanding seasons with each earning Grand Slam titles, the WTA World No.1 ranking and Olympic medals, highlighted by Maria achieving her career Grand Slam. Sara and Roberta have been the s...
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Italy's Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci easily won their doubles semifinal at the U.S. Open a day after facing each other in a singles quarterfinal.
The second-seeded French Open champs beat Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday. Errani defeated Vinci 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday to become the first Italian woman to reach a semi at this...
FLUSHING MEADOW, NY – For the first time since 2006, when she won the US Open, Maria Sharapova has reached the semifinals with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 comeback victory over France’s Marion Bartoli.
The match was suspended due to rain on Tuesday afternoon with Bartoli leading 4-0. The match picked up again on Wednesday with Sharapova breaking serve, but Bartoli withstood what could have...
Serena Williams swept into her second straight US Open final with a crushing 6-1, 6-2 victory Friday over Italy's Sara Errani in just 1 hour and 4 minutes.
But it took Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova 2 hours and 42 minutes to settle their differences in a high-velocity, high-volume match that eventually went to Azarenka, the Belarussian world No. 1, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
U.S. Open semifinalist Sara Errani says she will stop working with Luis Garcia del Moral, a former member of Lance Armstrong's medical staff who was recently handed a lifetime ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Del Moral also worked with a handful of tennis players.
Last month, the International Tennis Federation said it would recognize the USADA ban. In an interview after...
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - No. 1 Victoria Azarenka edged out defending champion Samantha Stosur 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (5) in 2 hours, 23 minutes on Tuesday to move into her first US Open semifinal.
“She really pushed me,“Azarenka said of Stosur. “We fought really hard. I felt like there wasn’t something, you know, somebody was missing. It was always somebody had to grab the...
Women's Semifinals Friday No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 3 Maria Sharapova Azarenka leads 5-4 2007 Moscow, carpet-indoor, R16, Azarenka, 7-6 (9), 6-2.
2009 Los Angeles, hard-outdoor, R32, Sharapova, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.
2009 Beijing, hard-outdoor, R32, Sharapova, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-5.
2010 Stanford, hard-outdoor, F, Azarenka, 6-4, 6-1.
2011 Miami, hard-outdoor, F, Azarenka, 6...
One of the favorites Agniezska Radwanska unexpectedly lost to Roberta Vinci in just two sets. So today we want to present Agniezska's fashion choice. She is sporting Lotto purple dress which is unfortunately not sold in the U.S.
Agniezska Radwanska, U.S. Open 2012
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Serena Williams continued to mow down opponents on Friday at the US Open. In 64 minutes, the 14-time major champion dismissed French Open finalist, Italy’s Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2 to move into the finals of Flushing Meadows.
“I know she’s a very strong player, Errani said. “Big difference, of course; I lost 1 and 2. She played a good match; she’s...
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced on Tuesday that Italy’s Sara Errani will rise to the World No.1 doubles ranking on Monday, September 10. Errani replaces co-No.1s Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the top spot, and becomes only the second Italian to hold the honor, after Flavia Pennetta, who was ranked No.1 for 18 weeks in 2011. Errani’s partner, fellow Italian...
Rain is poised to wreak havoc on the second week of the US Open, as prolonged showers disrupted play today and promise to do so again tomorrow. One quarterfinal match was completed, one was suspended after four games, and the two others were moved to Wednesday's slate.
Victoria Azarenka d. Samantha Stosur 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5): This blockbuster match lasted nearly two and a half...
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August 27-September 9, 2012
Results – Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Singles – Quarterfinals
(3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (11) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 36 63 64
(4) Serena Williams (USA) d. (12) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 61 63
(10) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (20) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 62 64
Doubles – Quarterfinals
(3) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE...