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16
Feb
11

Yanina Wickmayer outlasts Li Na in 21/2 hours.

Australian Open finalist Li Na was the day’s only major casualty, the fifth seed crashing out 6-7 (6/8) 7-6 (8/6) 6-2 in a two-hour-and-28-minute loss to Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer.

Caroline Wozniacki rode her luck to edge closer to regaining the world number one ranking at the Dubai Duty Free Championships after a dramatic end to her second-round match with Anna Chakvetadze. Chakvetadze was serving for the second set at 5-3 and 15-15 when she appeared to faint on court, leading to urgent medical attention and the Russian’s enforced retirement from the game. It later emerged Chakvetadze had been suffering gastro-intestinal problems this week and Wozniacki admitted: “It was a shock and scary. I just saw her suddenly collapse on court and I really didn’t know what happened.”

Wozniacki had looked set to cruise through to the next stage after winning the first set 6-1 but a catalogue of errors from the Dane allowed Chakvetadze to control the second set before her abrupt departure.

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07
Aug
10

Wozniacki makes the Danish Open final with a tough fought victory over the ‘new’ Chakvetadze.

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki reached the final of the Danish Open after seeing off Russia’s Anna Chakvetadze 6-1 2-6 6-4 in the semi-finals.

Wozniacki seemed to want an early finish as she breezed through the first set but the Russian qualifier hit back in the second set with three breaks.

The third set was also close but the Dane finally won to reach the final of the inaugural staging of the event. The 23 year old Russian, who was once ranked as high as #5 on the WTA tour showed why she was so highly ranked as she continued to force Wozniacki to play at a higher level in order to defeat her. The match was much closer then the score suggests, and based on her recent resurgence Anna Chakvetadze’s name will soon appear among the top players once again.

Her final opponent is Klara Zakopalova, who beat Li Na 6-3 1-6 6-4.

Wozniacki and Zakopalova have only met once before, at the Japan Open in 2007, with the Dane winning in three sets.

25
Jul
10

Anna Chakvetadze records her first win in 2 years.

Anna Chakvetadze cruised to a straight sets victory over Johanna Larsson to claim the Slovenia Open crown on Sunday.

The Russian took little over an hour to sweep past Sweden’s Larsson 6-1 6-2 in a rain-delayed final at Portoroz

It is the first title since 2008 for Chakvetadze, who has slipped from the top five to number 103 in the rankings.

Larsson briefly threatened an unlikely comeback towards the end of the match when she had three break points just after claiming her third game.

But Chakvetadze kept her cool to end Larsson’s dreams of a maiden victory in her first WTA final.

23
Jul
10

Larsson continues to improve and is thru to the semifinal.

Johanna Larsson continued her superb recent form by reaching her first tour semi-final at the Banka Koper Slovenia Open in Portoroz at the expense of third seed Anastasia Pavyluchenkova.

Larsson, the world number 84, who reached her first career quarter-final at the ECM Prague Open last week, went one better with a one-sided 6-3 6-2 win in just 73 minutes

Improving Anna Chakvetadze saved two match points on her way to defeating fellow Russian and sixth seed Vera Dushevina 2-6 6-3 7-5. Dushevina blew a 5-3 final set lead including match points at 5-4.

Seventh seed Polona Hercog delighted her home fans in the late action with a 7-5 7-5 win over Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland, while Russian Ksenia Pervak completes the last four after beating qualifier Anastasiya Yakimova 6-2 2-6 6-1.

14
Jul
09

….a slow month on the tennis courts….




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