February 10, 2016

Agnieszka Radwanska Shines in Shenzhen

 

(January 9, 2016) By virtue of reaching the final, Agnieszka Radwanska moved up to No. 4 in the rankings solidifying her as the fourth seed at the upcoming Australian Open. On Saturday, the woman from Poland followed up by claiming the Shenzhen Open title, an International-level WTA event with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over American Alison Riske.

Radwanska has been on a roll since the US Open winning 22 out of 26 matches with three titles. She now has 18 career WTA titles.

Radwanska will now journey to Sydney to play another Australian Open warm-up tournament.

SHENZHEN OPEN – SHENZHEN, CHINA
$ 500,000.00
2-9 JANUARY, 2016

RESULTS – JANUARY 09, 2016
Women’s
Singles – Finals
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) d A. Riske (USA) 63 62

Women’s
Doubles – Finals
V. King (USA) / M. Niculescu (ROU) d [1] Y. Xu (CHN) / S. Zheng (CHN) 61 64

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Petra Kvitova Pulls Out of Shenzhen Open

 

 

(January 5, 2016) Petra Kvitova was forced to retire from her opening match at the Shenzhen Open due to a gastrointestinal illness. China’s Zheng Saisai took the first set 6-2 when the Czech retired.

 

 

Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN OPEN – SHENZHEN, CHINA
$ 500,000.00
2-9 JANUARY, 2016

 

RESULTS – JANUARY 05, 2016
Women’s
Singles – First Round

[1] A. Radwanska (POL) d A. Krunic (SRB) 64 63
S. Zheng (CHN) d [2] P. Kvitova (CZE) 62 00 Retired – gastrointestinal illness
Q. Wang (CHN) d [5] J. Konta (GBR) 63 36 63
[6] E. Bouchard (CAN) d D. Vekic (CRO) 64 16 75
[WC] S. Zhang (CHN) d [WC] I. Khromacheva (RUS) 63 63
V. King (USA) d [LL] S. Voegele (SUI) 75 64
[Q] N. Gibbs (USA) d [Q] T. Smitkova (CZE) 60 62
A. Kontaveit (EST) d [Q] Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 64 76(5)

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

[3] V. Dushevina (RUS) / K. Siniakova (CZE) d A. Beck (GER) / E. Rodina (RUS) 76(3) 63
[4] C. Buyukakcay (TUR) / A. Krunic (SRB) d M. Linette (POL) / K. Zhang (CHN) walkover – gastrointestinal illness, Linette
C. Mitu (ROU) / P. Tig (ROU) d Z. Diyas (KAZ) / L. Zhang (HKG) 62 64

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2016
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[3] I. Begu (ROU) vs A. Friedsam (GER)
[6] E. Bouchard (CAN) vs [Q] N. Gibbs (USA)

Not Before 2:00 pm
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) vs [WC] S. Zhang (CHN)
A. Kontaveit (EST) vs S. Zheng (CHN)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
T. Babos (HUN) vs [4] M. Niculescu (ROU)

Not Before 12:30 pm
V. King (USA) vs Q. Wang (CHN)
[4] C. Buyukakcay (TUR) / A. Krunic (SRB) vs C. Liang (CHN) / S. Peng (CHN)
After suitable rest – I. Khromacheva (RUS) / L. Marozava (BLR) vs V. King (USA) / M. Niculescu (ROU)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
A. Riske (USA) vs S. Hsieh (TPE)
K. Siniakova (CZE) vs [7] Z. Diyas (KAZ)
C. Mitu (ROU) / P. Tig (ROU) vs [3] V. Dushevina (RUS) / K. Siniakova (CZE)

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Top Four Men’s Seeds Reach Brisbane Semis: Sharapova and Ivanovic to Face off in Final

(January 9, 2015) The top four men’s seeds have reached the semifinals of the Brisbane International 2015 as No. 1 seed Roger Federer will face 4th seed Grigor Dimitrov and No.2 seed Kei Nishikori will play third seed Milos Raonic.

Federer cruised past No. 125 James Duckworth 6-0, 6-1, Dimitrov won 6-3, 6-4 over Martin Klizan, Nishikori dominated Bernard Tomic 6-0, 6-4, and Raonic battled past Sam Groth -6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (2).

On the ladies side top two seeds Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic have reached the finals of the Brisbane. No. 1 seed Sharapova beat Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3, and No. 2 Ivanovic defeated Varvara Lepchenko 7-6 (2), 6-4.

In Auckland it will be Caroline Wozniacki versus Venus Williams in the final. Wozniacki battled for two hours and 35 minutes to get past No.4 seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 while Williams had a much easier time blasting past Lauren Davis 6-0, 6-3.

In Shenzen, No. 2 seed Petra Kvitova fell to No.8 seed Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals. Bacsinszky will play top seed Simona Halep for the title. Halep stopped Zheng Saisai in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

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ASB CLASSIC 2015 – AUCKLAND, NZL
$ 250,000
5-10 JANUARY 2015

RESULTS – JANUARY 09, 2015
Singles – Semifinals
[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) d [4] B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 46 63 64
[3] V Williams (USA) d L Davis (USA) 60 63

Doubles – Semifinals
[4] S Aoyama (JPN) / R Voracova (CZE) d [2] A Hlavackova (CZE) / L Hradecka (CZE) 63 63

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[1] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) vs [4] S Aoyama (JPN) / R Voracova (CZE)

Not Before 2:30 pm
[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [3] V Williams (USA)

 

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL PRESENTED BY SUNCORP – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
USD 1,000,000
4 – 11 JANUARY 2015

RESULTS – JANUARY 08, 2015
Singles – Semifinals
[1] M Sharapova (RUS) d E Svitolina (UKR) 61 63
[2] A Ivanovic (SRB) d V Lepchenko (USA) 76(2) 64

Doubles – Semifinals
[4] C Garcia (FRA) / K Srebotnik (SLO) d [1] S Hsieh (TPE) / S Mirza (IND) 46 76(1) 10-8
M Hingis (SUI) / S Lisicki (GER) d M Krajicek (NED) / K Pliskova (CZE) 76(3) 63

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
PAT RAFTER ARENA start 12:00 noon
ATP – J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs S Johnson (USA) / S Querrey (USA)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – [3] M Raonic (CAN) vs [2] K Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer (SUI) vs [4] G Dimitrov (BUL)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – [1] M Sharapova (RUS) vs [2] A Ivanovic (SRB)
WTA – [4] C Garcia (FRA) / K Srebotnik (SLO) vs M Hingis (SUI) / S Lisicki (GER)

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SHENZHEN OPEN – SHENZHEN, CHINA
$ 500,000
3-10 JAN, 2015

RESULTS – JANUARY 09, 2015
Singles – Semifinals
[1] S Halep (ROU) d S Zheng (CHN) 62 63
[8] T Bacsinszky (SUI) d [2] P Kvitova (CZE) 64 64

Doubles – Semifinals
C Liang (CHN) / Y Wang (CHN) d C Buyukakcay (TUR) / K Knapp (ITA) 63 62

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
Singles Final – [1] S Halep (ROU) vs [8] T Bacsinszky (SUI)
Doubles Final – C Liang (CHN) / Y Wang (CHN) vs L Kichenok (UKR) / N Kichenok (UKR)

 

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