New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was upset by Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the Apia International Sydney, falling 5-7, 2-6 on Tuesday. Having already won three qualifying rounds and a first round match this week, Mattek-Sands fell behind to Radwanska 5-3 in the first set, but turned things around in...Read more
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Lucie Safarova pulled off the latest surprise at the Apia International Sydney on Tuesday, defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6(7) to move into the quarterfinals. Wozniacki led 3-0 in the first set and held four set points in the second set tie-break, three at 6-3 and a fourth at 7-6, but Safarova...Read more
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USTA Eastern will honor more than 35 juniors, adults and organizations on Jan. 25 as the Section hosts its Annual Awards Celebration at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y. The adults and organizations at the Annual Dinner will be recognized for a number of ways that they helped...Read more
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Caroline Wozniacki opened her 2014 season on Monday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Julia Goerges in the first round of the Sydney International, one of the final warm-ups before the Australian Open. Wozniacki withdrew from last week's Brisbane International after hurting her right shoulder in...Read more
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Australian Lleyton Hewitt defeated Roger Federer 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in the finals of the Brisbane International, presented by Suncorp, earning his first ATP World Tour title since the 2010. "It means a lot with the caliber of players here as well in this tournament," said Hewitt. "It's not an easy...Read more
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Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils in the finals of the 2014 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, opening his 2014 campaign with his 61st career title with a 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-2 victory. With Novak Djokovic opting not to play in Doha, Nadal further built on his lead at number one in the Emirates ATP Rankings,...Read more
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Ana Ivanovic won her first WTA title in more than two years, defeating Venus Williams in the finals of the 2014 ASB Classic, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. Ivanovic entered the ASB finals with a 1-8 career record against Venus, but got off to a fast start, winning five games in a row en route to the first set and...Read more
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The reigning champion Stanford Cardinal women's team and Virginia Cavaliers men's team remain atop the ITA Division I Team Rankings, as released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Stanford clipped Texas A&M 4-3 to win its 17th NCAA title last spring and the team will look to...Read more
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World number one Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-2, 7-6(7) in the Brisbane International women’s semifinals for a trip to the finals against world number two Victoria Azarenka. With the win, Serena extended her winning streak over Sharapova to14th consecutive victories. After blowing two...Read more
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Roger Federer has advanced to the semifinals of the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp, defeating Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 6-1 in just under an hour, serving nine aces and breaking serve five times. Federer is also through to the doubles semis with partner Nicolas Mahut. In the singles semis...Read more
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Ana Ivanovic will face Venus WIlliams for the 2014 ASB Classic title in Auckland, New Zealand, as the top two seeds have advanced to the finals. Venus advanced in easy fashion, a walkover victory against the number five seed, American Jamie Hampton, who was forced out of the event with a hip injury...Read more
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Number three-seeded Maria Sharapova and the top seeded Serena Williams will face each other in semifinals of the Brisbane International after Sharapova was a winner over Kaia Kanepi in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Serena scored a 6-3, 6-3 win over the number nine seed, Dominika Cibulkova. "It...Read more
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Andy Murray fell to Germany's Florian Mayer at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open quarterfinals in Doha on Wednesday, 6-3, 4-6, 2-6. Mayer, who earned one top 10 win last season against David Ferrer in the Shanghai Rolex Masters, defeated Murray for the first time in three chances in just under two hours...Read more
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Sixteen-year-old Ana Konjuh pulled off a major upset Tuesday at the ASB Classic in New Zealand in her debut at a WTA Tour-level event, shocking top-seeded Roberta Vinci 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Having just turned 16 four days ago, Konjuh had a breakthrough season in the juniors in 2013, winning the...Read more
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After a first-round bye, the top-seeded and world number one Serena Williams was victorious in her first match of the 2014 season, defeating Andrea Petkovic in straight sets at the Brisbane International, 6-4, 6-4. Serena dropped serve once early on, but unleashed 11 aces en route to her straight...Read more