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Wozniacki pushed to her limit by resurging Ivanovic.

New world number one Caroline Wozniacki overcame a knee injury to reach the semi-finals of the China Open with a 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 win over Ana Ivanovic. Leading by a set and 3-1 Wozniacki fell clutching her left knee but recovered to win in an hour and 54 minutes. Vera Zvonareva beat French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-0 6-2 in a match that lasted just 54 minutes. Next up for Zvonareva is local star and ninth seed Li Na, who beat qualifier Anastasija Sevastova 7-6 (8-6) 6-3. Wozniacki’s injury scare was the result of overstretching as she smashed a backhand return. She took an injury time out to get the knee strapped, and though former world number one Ivanovic briefly rallied from 2-5 to 4-5, she could not deny the Dane her place in the last four. “I felt pain when I jumped down on my knee. Not very nice thoughts went through my mind,” 20-year-old Wozniacki admitted. “It was a bit of a scare. But I have had treatment and it feels better.” Of her elevation to top spot in the world she said: “It was a great feeling to wake up knowing I was the world number one but on the court it didn’t feel different.”

Her next opponent will be Shahar Peer of Israel, who defeated Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.


Kudryavtseva wins her first WTA title.

Alla Kudryavtseva saw off the challenge of Russian compatriot Elena Vesnina in straight sets to claim victory in the final of the Tashkent Open.

The seventh seed broke Vesnina, who was seeded fourth, three times to run out a 6-4 6-4 winner.

The result earned Kudryavtseva her first title on the WTA Tour and made up for the disappointment of missing out on the trophy at last week’s Guangzhou International Open, where she was beaten in the final by Jarmila Groth.

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