4th round Australian Open update

Li Na upset Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-3 to booked a place in the quarter-finals of Australian Open for the first time.

“It’s okay. I mean, I just felt it a little bit. I felt it was just better to protect it just in case, but it's okay. It didn't affect the score at the end,” she said.

Venus Williams recover after droping the fisrt set to move into quarter-finals, winning 3-6 6-2 6-1 against Francesca Schiavone.

Francesca Schiavone of Itally againts Venus Williams.

Maria Kirilenko has advanced into quarter-final after Dinara Safina, was forced to withdraw. Kirilenko was leading 5-4 in an opening set that had lasted just over an hour when the world No.2 quit with a back injury.

Nadia Petrova (19) def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (3) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Jie Zheng def. Alona Bondarenko (31) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

Justine Henin def. Yanina Wickmayer 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 6-3.

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Shocking loss for Clijsters

U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters out at Australian Open in a shocking 6-0, 6-1 loss to No. 19-seeded Nadia Petrova on Friday, with 5 winner and 26 error that lasted 52 minutes.

Nadia Petrova upset Kim Clijsters needed only 52 minutes to win her third round match

Second-seeded Dinara Safina had a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Britain’s Elena Baltacha

Justine Henin advance to fourth round, defeated Alisa Kleybanova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Third Round
Dinara Safina (2) def. Elena Baltacha 6-1, 6-2
Alona Bondarenko (31) def. Jelena Jankovic (8) 6-2, 6-3
Jie Zheng def. Marion Bartoli (11) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0
Justine Henin def. Alisa Kleybanova (27) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Yanina Wickmayer def. Sara Errani 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3
Maria Kirilenko def. Roberta Vinci 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Men’s – Third Round
Juan Martin Del Potro (4) def. Florian Mayer 6-3, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5
Andy Murray (5) def. Florent Serra 7-5, 6-1, 6-4
Andy Roddick (7) def. Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Fernando Gonzalez (11) def. Evgeny Korolev 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
John Isner def. Gael Monfils (12) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)

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Doha YEC’s Order of Play – Friday, October 30, 2009 / Result Day 3

Singles – Round Robin (REVISED)

Centre Court (from 17.00hrs)
1. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Jelena Jankovic
2. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Elena Dementieva
3. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Victoria Azarenka

* Radwanska replaces Zvonareva (right ankle injury)

Latest Results  – Thursday, October 29, 2009
Round Robin

WHITE GROUP
(4) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (9) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 60 67(3) 64

MAROON GROUP
(2) Serena Williams (USA) d. (5) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 62 64
(7) Venus Williams (USA) d. (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 62 67(3) 64

ROUND ROBIN GROUP STANDINGS
(match won/lost : set won/lost)
White Group
1. Caroline Wozniacki (2-0 : 4-2)
2. Victoria Azarenka (1-1 : 3-2)
3. Jelena Jankovic (1-1 : 2-2)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska (0-0 : 0-0)

OUT Vera Zvonareva (0-1 : 1-2) (right ankle injury)
OUT Dinara Safina (0-1 : 0-2) (low back injury)

Maroon Group
1. Serena Williams (3-0 : 6-1)
2. Elena Dementieva (1-1 : 2-3)
3. Venus Williams (1-2 : 4-5)
4. Svetlana Kuznetsova (0-2 : 1-4)

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Results : Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Singles – Round Robin
WHITE GROUP
(4) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (6) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 16 64 75
(8) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (1) Dinara Safina (RUS) 11 ret. (low back injury)

MAROON GROUP
(2) Serena Williams (USA) d. (7) Venus Williams (USA) 57 64 76(4)

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Sony Ericsson Championships – Doha 2009 Update

Doha 2009 -E

Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Serena Williams of United States, Dinara Safina, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva of Russia and Venus William of United States line up during the draw for the WTA Championships at the Museum of Islamic Art on October 25, 2009 in the Qatari capital Doha.

102509 / Doha 2009

Jankovic win Cincinnati Open, beats Safina

“My smile is back and I’m having fun playing the matches,” she said. “This is what I missed. I   missed this for maybe seven months this year.”

“My smile is back and I’m having fun playing the matches,” she said. “This is what I missed. I missed this for maybe seven months this year.”

Jelena Jankovic beats No. 1 Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-2 to win the Western & Southern Women's Open @ Cincinnati.

Jelena Jankovic beats No. 1 Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-2 to win the Western & Southern Women's Open @ Cincinnati.

Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Liezel Huber of USA won the Cincinnati Open doubles beating Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain.

Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Liezel Huber of USA won the Cincinnati Open doubles beating Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain.

081609 / Cincinnati Open

Safina wins Slovenia Open title, beat Errani

Top-ranked Dinara Safina won her 12th WTA tournament on Sunday at the Slovenia Open.

Top-ranked Dinara Safina won her 12th WTA tournament on Sunday at the Slovenia Open.

Dinara Safina beat defending champion Sara Errani of Italy 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5 at the Slovenia Open.

Dinara Safina beat defending champion Sara Errani of Italy 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5 at the Slovenia Open.

Vladimira Uhlirova and Julia Goerges beats Camille Pin and Klara Zakopalova in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

Vladimira Uhlirova and Julia Goerges beats Camille Pin and Klara Zakopalova in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

Camille Pin of France and Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic at the Banka Koper Slovenia Open   2009 finals.

Camille Pin of France and Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic at the Banka Koper Slovenia Open 2009 finals.

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Easy pass for Venus Williams, beats Dinara Safina

Dinara Safina and Venus Williams during their match @ Wimbledon semis.

Dinara Safina and Venus Williams during their match @ Wimbledon semis.

Venus Williams in her semi-final victory over Dinara Safina.

Venus Williams in her semi-final victory over Dinara Safina.

Dinara Safina overwhelmed by reigning Wimbledon champion Venus Williams 6-1, 6-0 on Centre Court

Dinara Safina overwhelmed by reigning Wimbledon champion Venus Williams 6-1, 6-0 on Centre Court

Venus into finals.

Venus into finals.

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