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Azarenka Moves into Third Round, Stephens Falls in Doha

 

Azarenka smiles

(February 13, 2013) No. 1 Victoria Azarenka is through to the third round of Doha by virtue of a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Romina Oprandi on Wednesday.

Also advancing were defending champion No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki. American teenager Sloane Stephens fell to Klara Zakopalova 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).

“Today was a tough match,” Stephens said of the hot and windy conditions. “The conditions were tough but Klara played well. Now I just need to regroup and keep working on my game and get ready for Dubai.”

Stephens missed playing for the US Fed Cup against Italy last week due to an  abdominal muscle injury.

Should Serena Williams reach the semifinals, she’ll move up to No.1. Azarenka can only hold on to No.1 if she makes the final and Williams loses in the semifinals.

Also advancing were defending champion No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki. American teenager Sloane Stephens fell to Klara Zakopalova 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).

“Today was a tough match,” Stephens said of the hot and windy conditions. “The conditions were tough but Klara played well. Now I just need to regroup and keep working on my game and get ready for Dubai.”

Stephens missed playing for the US Fed Cup against Italy last week due to an  abdominal muscle injury.

Should Serena Williams reach the semifinals, she’ll move up to No.1. Azarenka can only hold on to No.1 if she makes the final and Williams loses in the semifinals.

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QATAR TOTAL OPEN
Doha, Qatar
February 11-17, 2013
$2,369,000/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Romina Oprandi (SUI) 62 63
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 63 62
(6) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 64 60
(7) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 64 ret. (dizziness)
(8) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 64 16 63
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (9) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 64 64
(10) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 76(7) 60
(11) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 36 62 64
(13) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Simona Halep (ROU) 63 ret. (low back injury)
Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. (15) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 62 57 60
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (16) Sloane Stephens (USA) 46 76(5) 76(5) (saved 4mp)
Christina McHale (USA) d. (17) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 64 62
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. (Q) Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) 63 16 63

Doubles – Second Round
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Barrois/Daniilidou (GER/GRE) 62 62
(2) Petrova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) d. Paszek/Zakopalova (AUT/CZE) 63 62
(3) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. Aoyama/Moulton-Levy (JPN/USA) 62 46 105 (Match TB)

Doubles – First Round
Hantuchova/Medina Garrigues (SVK/ESP) d. (5) Hsieh/Huber (TPE/USA) 62 63
(7) Hlavackova/Safarova (CZE/CZE) d. Govortsova/Klepac (BLR/SLO) 62 64
Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) d. Buryachok/Solovyeva (UKR/RUS) 62 62
(WC) Naydenova/Schiavone (BUL/ITA) d. Jugic-Salkic/Klemenschits (BIH/AUT) 63 61

Order Of Play – Thursday, February 14, 2013
Centre Court (from 15.30hrs)
1. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Ana Ivanovic
2. Victoria Azarenka d. Christina McHale
3. Klara Zakopalova vs. Maria Sharapova
4. Urszula Radwanska vs. Serena Williams (NB 20.00hrs)

Court 1 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Mona Barthel
2. Samantha Stosur vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (NB 17.00hrs)
3. Petra Kvitova vs. Nadia Petrova
4. Raymond/Stosur vs. Husarova/Zhang

Court 2 (from 16.30hrs)
1. Daniela Hantuchova vs. Sara Errani
2. Hlavackova/Safarova vs. Black/Rodionova
3. Garcia/McHale vs. Hantuchova/Medina Garrigues (after suitable rest)

Court 3 (from 16.30hrs)
1. Jurak/Marosi vs. Groenefeld/Peschke
2. Llagostera Vives/Zheng vs. Naydenova/Schiavone

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