Williams captured first title since return, Petrova wins Citi Open title

Williams captured her first tournament title since return

Serena Williams captured her first tournament title since returning with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Marion Bartoli in the Bank of the West Classic.

In the doubles final, No.2 seeds Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko beat No.1 seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond, 61 63. They have three titles together, all Premiers.

Petrova beats Peer to win Citi Open

Second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia beat top-seeded Shahar Peer 7-5, 6-2 to win the inaugural Citi Open

No.1 seeds Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova defeated No.2 seeds Olga Govortsova and Alla Kudryavtseva, 63 63. This is their first title together.

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King, Shvedova win women’s doubles title at US Open

Play opened with Vania King serving at 4-5 in the third set, already down a point.   As it was suspended yesterday due to rain.

Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova saved a match point to win their second straight Grand Slam women’s doubles title beating second-seeded Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova finalist at U.S. Open Women's Doubles

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Wozniacki takes third straight Pilot Pen Tennis title

Caroline Wozniacki take third straight Pilot Pen Tennis title, defeated Nadia Petrova n 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Caroline Wozniacki maintained her perfect record in New Haven, now at 13-0 (5-0 to win in 2008, 5-0 to win in 2009 and 3-0 to win this year, a first round bye and quarterfinal walkover from Flavia Pennetta cutting her hours this year).

In the women’s doubles final, Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia defeated American pair Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy 7-5, 6-0 for the title.

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Dementieva, Schiavone into semis

Nadia Petrova waves to the crowd.

Elena Dementieva came back to beats Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in an all-Russian match.

Italian Francesca Schiavone upset No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 6-3 to earn her first trip to the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament in 39 attempts.

Caroline Wozniacki

In Wednesday’s women’s quarterfinals:
No. 1 Serena Williams vs No. 7 Samantha Stosur of Australia
No. 4 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia vs unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan

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Stosur wins Family Circle Cup title

“This is bigger than Osaka, and to do it here and on clay and be playing well all week and everything is just a great feeling,” Stosur said.

Samantha Stosur earned her first title on clay defeating era Zvonareva 6-0, 6-3 to win the Family Circle Cup.

Liezel Huber of the United States and Nadia Petrova of Russia defeated Vania King of the United States and Michaella Krajicek of The Netherlands for the doubles titles.

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Dulko and Pennetta win women’s doubles title at Sony Ericsson Open

“We were I think both of us nervous,” said Dulko. “We wanted to win the title bad. It was just a little bit of nerves in the tie-break. So I think we play good at the end.

Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta claimed the women’s doubles defeating No.3 Seeds Nadia Petrova and Samantha Stosur 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 at Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

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Peschke and Srebotnik clinch doubles

Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik claimed the women’s doubles title at the BNP Paribas Open defeated No. 3 3 seeds Nadia Petrova and Samantha Stosur 6-4, 2-6, 10-5.

“We are very happy, and couldn’t work better for us, these two weeks,” said Peschke.  “We enjoyed it here so much, and it’s such a great place to be.  Even put the win on the top of it all, it’s a great feeling.”

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