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25
Jul
11

Zvonareva wins the Baku Cup for her 12th. WTA title.

 

“Every single opponent was tough,” Zvonareva said. “Right now women’s tennis is at a very high level and very competitive, and I know if I don’t have my full concentration or give my best there’s no chance I’ll win a match. Maybe I didn’t play my best tennis this week but I still fought very hard and played every match from the first point to the last. It’s a great feeling to win at the end of the day.”

Vera Zvonareva sharpened up her hardcourt game at the inaugural Baku Cup this week, passing a very tough test in the quarterfinals and then cruising to her second WTA title of the year and the 12th of her career. Zvonareva, the top seed at the International-level event, was pushed particularly hard in her quarterfinal match on Friday, getting to two points from victory at 75 54 against Anna Tatishvili but losing that second set and ending up on the court for over three hours before finally beating the Georgian, 75 67(4) 62. After a 61 62 win over the Ukraine’s Mariya Koryttseva in the semifinals Zvonareva was back on her game, and apart from some trouble closing out the match she had little trouble with No.7 seed Ksenia Pervak in the final, storming out to a 61 41 lead and eventually beating her fellow Russian, 61 64.

Pervak, who turned 20 in May, recently reached her first Grand Slam second week at Wimbledon and was playing in her first career WTA final. “Vera is a really good player and has a lot of experience. It was tough to play against her,” Pervak said. “I don’t think I showed my best game but I didn’t play that badly in the second set. It was a really tough match but I played well.”

31
Jan
09

Junior champions at the 2009 aussie open.

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Indian youngster Yuki Bhambri turned in a dominating performance to beat Germany’s Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas 6-3 6-1 and take home the junior boys’ singles championship at Australian Open 2009.

It took only 57 minutes for 16-year-old Bhambri to make his official mark in the tennis world, overpowering his opponent with his trademark forehand and volley tactics.

He joins a long list of former Australian Open junior champions including Andy Roddick, Marcos Baghdatis and Gael Monfils.

 

Ksenia Pervak has scooped the Australian Open girls’ singles title for the first time in her career with a no-nonsense 6-3 6-1 win over Laura Robson on Saturday.

The Russian No.3 seed spent much of last season successfully playing satellite ITF tour events, and now holds a women’s world ranking of 154. The experience certainly stood her in good stead for today’s encounter with the young Brit.

Pervak dominated the game from the outset, driving balls deeps into the angles of the court while showing no sign of the leg problems that troubled her earlier in the week.

In contrast, Robson – who attracted column inches galore after winning the 2008 Wimbledon girls’ singles title – appeared flat. While rallies were plentiful, the No.5 seed rarely appeared in control of them.

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