Azarenka makes short work of Swiss Oprandi

Feb 15, 2013

Azarenka makes short work of Swiss Oprandi

by Jack Gallagher

Top seed and defending champion Victoria Azarenka scored a convincing 6-2, 6-3 victory over Switzerland’s Romina Oprandi on Wednesday to move into the third round of the Qatar Total Open. Playing on a windswept Centre Court at the Khalifa Tennis Center, Azarenka had her ...

Sharapova, Serena advance in Doha

Feb 14, 2013

Sharapova, Serena advance in Doha

by Jack Gallagher

Third seed Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Qatar Total Open on Tuesday night with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over qualifier Caroline Garcia of France. Sharapova, who had a first-round bye, broke Garcia’s serve in the opening game of the match ...

Wozniacki breezes past Jugic-Salkic

Feb 13, 2013

Wozniacki breezes past Jugic-Salkic

by Jack Gallagher

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki recovers from having her serve broken in the opening game of the first set Monday night to post a 6-1, 6-2 victory over qualifier Mervana Jugic-Salkic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their first-round match at the Qatar Total ...

Strong field assembles for Qatar Total Open

Feb 11, 2013

Strong field assembles for Qatar Total Open

by Jack Gallagher

Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams headline a strong field for the WTA’s Qatar Total Open that features 17 of the top 18 players in the world beginning here on Monday. Belarussian Azarenka, fresh off her second straight title in ...

Feb 11, 2013

Morita beats Marakova; Japan evens Fed Cup tie

Ayumi Morita stunned world No. 20 Ekaterina Marakova 6-2, 6-2 to pull Japan level at one rubber apiece in its Fed Cup World Group first-round tie against Russia on Saturday. The pressure was on Morita, ranked 57th in the world, to beat Marakova after ...

Nishikori bows out of Aussie Open

Jan 21, 2013

Nishikori bows out of Aussie Open

Kei Nishikori was hopeful of claiming Grand Slam glory this year despite being ousted from the Australian Open in the fourth round on Sunday. Nishikori, troubled by a knee injury, was outclassed 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 by super-consistent Spaniard David Ferrer, the fifth-ranked player in ...

Nishikori marches on

Jan 17, 2013

Nishikori marches on

Kei Nishikori thanked his enthusiastic fans Wednesday as he powered into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq. The No. 16 seed, backed by strong support on Show Court 3, surged home after being taken to ...