Sharapova and Murray wins Western & Southern Open title

After runner up now Sharapova wins Cincy title

Maria Sharapova rally from 6-4, 2-0 down for a 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3 victory over Jelena Jankovic, at two hours and 49 minutes the longest final on the WTA all season for the championship of the Western & Southern Open.

 

Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova won their first title of the year defeating Natalie Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.

Murray Wins Second Cincinnati Crown

World No. 4 Andy Murray won his second title at the Western & Southern Open, defeating top seed Novak Djokovic, Murray led 6-4, 3-0 before Djokovic retired with a shoulder injury.

Third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes won their third title of the season edging No. 4 seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic 7-6(4), 7-6(2) in the Western & Southern Open final.

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Djokovic beats Nadal, Kvitova breaks through

Doubles victory for Djokovic: No.1 ranking and Championship title

Djokovic choose to celebrate by eating Grass

his explanation: 

“I felt like an animal. I wanted to see how it tastes.  It tastes good,” Djokovic said later, is eyes wide and his smile contagious.  “It came spontaneously, really.  I didn’t plan to do it.  I didn’t know what to do for my excitement and joy.”

Novak Djokovic dominates defending champion Rafael Nadal, winning 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 for his first title at the exclusive Englad Club and third grand slam. By becoming a finalist he is already a world no. 1 and it's becomes formal when the ranking release on Monday.

Kvitova breaks through 

"It's still an unbelievable feeling. Maybe I'll accept it after some days."

The only Top 10 seed in the Open Era never to win a major, but not anymore No. 8 Petra Kvitova used a fast-paced and well-placed forehand to keep Sharapova on the run. The winner comes from her first ace of the match and that was it she becomes a new Wimbledon Champions of 2011.

Benesova and Melzer wins mixed doubles final

Another Czech Republic winners Iveta Benesova and Jurgen Melzer of Austria won the mixed doubles final beating Elena Vesnina of Russia and Mahesh Bhupathi of India 6-3, 6-2.

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Djokovic now 37-0, Extends Unbeaten Season, Sharapova wins biggest clay-court title.

Djokovic now 37-0, Extends Unbeaten Season Novak Djokovic has already seven title this year, four of those wins against Rafael Nadal (Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Rome).

“It’s an incredible honor to be a part of tennis history in some way and part of an elite group of players,” as Djokovic said.


Novak Djokovic stretched his unbeaten start to the season to 37 matches, beating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 in the Italian Open final.

In Men’s double, John Isner and Sam Querrey won the title as fellow American Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick withdraw in the doubles final (the later pulled out sighting right shoulder injury)

Maria Sharapova win over Sam Stosur in the woman’s final for the biggest clay-court title of her career 6-2, 6-4.

Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie captured the Internazionali BNL d'Italia title,defeating No.3 seeds Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova in 6-2, 6-3 victory.

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Azarenka won Sony Ericsson Open title for the second time

Russian Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-4 to win the Sony Ericsson Open for the second time, she previously won the title on 2009 (defeated Serena Williams).

Former world number one Sharapova made 43 unforced errors,giving more points to Azarenka. Sharapova made a comeback in the second set when she saved two championship points at 5-3.

Then Sharapova broke Azarenka for the fourth time, when the Belarussian double faulted on break point, to move within a game at 5-4. But Azarenka produced a backhang winner down the line to set up her third championship point and finally clinched the title.

Azarenka’s victory, her sixth career title, will lift her to sixth in the world
rankings next week—equalling her career best standing.

This is 0-3 finals for Sharapova at Key Biscayne.

Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland fight back from an early 4-2 deficit - as well as 4-2 down in the tie-break - to take the first set,but suddenly lossing the second set with 2-6. Before closing out the match in a tie-break, 7-6(5), 2-6, 10-8.

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Clijsters wins Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open

"I thought I was hitting well from the baseline with her but my serve wasn't working well. During the delay I had to regroup and refocus, and when we came back to the court I played aggressively and turned it around. I'm really happy to win."

Kim Clijsters overcame three match points on the way to her 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory againts Maria Sharapova.

"We had to come up with different things. If we played the same way, they would have adapted and taken advantage of it," Azarenka said.

Maria Kirilenko of Russia and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus won over Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs to take the doubles final of Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open.

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Azarenka beats Sharapova for Bank of the West Classic title

"I tried to start aggressive right away and not let her come in," Azarenka said. "When she gets on a roll it's hard to keep up. I had to be on top of her every moment and not give her the chance to come back."

No. 8 seed Azarenka beat No. 5 Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Bank of the West Classic, her first title of the season.

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The wildcard tandem of Lindsay Davenport and Liezel Huber edged the second-seeded duo of Yung-Jan Chan and Jie Zheng 7-5, 6-7 (8), 10-8 for the doubles championship

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Li wins Aegon Classic title, beating Sharapova

Top-seeded Li Na beat Maria Sharapova 7-5, 6-1 to win the grass-court Aegon Classic and claim her first title this year.

“Last year I beat Maria in the semifinals, and then was so excited I forgot I had another match,” Li said.  “I’m excited again.  If I had another match this time, I think I would probably lose that, too.”

“I came here to get as many matches as I could, and I did,”  Sharapova said.  “It’s nice to win the tournament, but sometimes it doesn’t happen.”

In doubles:

The No.2 seeds Cara Black and Lisa Raymond took the doubles title with victory over the No.1 seeds Liezel Huber and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.  After claiming the first set 6-3, the lower seeds were 3-2 up in the second set before the American pairing retired.

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