Stosur wins US Open title

 

No.9-seeded Samantha Stosur upsets Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 in US Open final.

Curious what Serena said: Williams sat down next to Stosur after the final. "All of a sudden I turned around and she was right next to me, saying, 'How do you feel? Are you really excited?' It shows what a nice person she is and what a true champion she is of the sport," Stosur added. "To separate the result a few minutes later and come over and congratulate your opponent, I thought was pretty classy." (from WTA site)

 

Men’s Doubles:

Austria’s Jurgen Melzer and Germany’s Philipp Petzschner won their second Grand Slam doubles title, beating Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in straights sets 6-2, 6-2 in 49 minutes.

Ladies Doubles:

Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber defeated defending champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shedova 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3).

Mixed Doubles:

American teenagers Melanie Oudin and Jack Sock won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title, beating eighth-seeded Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank of Argentina in a tiebreak 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-8.

Junior’s Single:

American Grace Min defeated top-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 7-5, 7-6 (3) for the U.S. Open girls title.

Britain’s Oliver Golding won the U.S. Open boys title with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory over top-seeded Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.

Junior Doubles:

Irina Khromacheva of Russia and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands, defeated Gabrielle Andrews and Taylor Townsend for the Junior Girls’ Doubles title.

Robin Kern and Julian Lenz of Germany, defeated Maxim Dubarenco of Moldova and Vladyslav Manafov of the Ukraine for the Junior Boys’ Doubles title.

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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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Goerges wins Porsche Grand Prix title

Julia Goerges stuns World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki with 7-6 (3), 6-3 at the Porsche Grand Prix final.

” I only know I won, but I don’t know how,” Goerges said.  ” Playing against Caroline is like climbing a high hill.

To make a point on that Wozniacki was looking for her fourth title of the year.

This is Goerges 2nd WTA and the biggest career title, last won in Gastein Ladies, Austria 2010.  She will now move to a career-best ranking of  No. 27.

This is tennis right? Why it seem that she is going to dive, where's the poooolllll hmmm wait ... wait ...

wait ..., oh she is looking for the car that she always past when she is going into practice and now you got it.

“I walked past this car every day to practice. I never imagined that I would be driving it”.

Pairing for the first time Sabine Lisicki of Germany and Samantha Stosur of Australia won the doubles final against Kristina Barrois and Jasmin Woehr of Germany 6-1, 7-6(5).

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Schiavone beats Stosur to win French Open

“Everybody has the chance to be who you really want to be, and do everything in your life,” Schiavone said. “This is what has happened to me.”

If kisses the court will give you a Grand Slam . . . I think all players should do this (lol), it is worthed i guess she wins.

“I felt an energy from inside that I couldn’t even control. It was so big. And to tell the truth, I still have it,” she said, more than two hours after the match’s conclusion. “I could go run 20 kilometers (12 miles) to get it out of my system.”

She turns 30 this month, making her the oldest woman since 1969 to win her first Grand Slam championship. Schiavone will rise to a career-best No. 6 in the WTA rankings, making her the oldest woman since 1998 to make her top-10 debut.

Italy's Francesca Schiavone finally wins a Grand Slam, beating Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-4, 7-6(2).

“I still don’t think I played that bad. She just had her day. She went for it, and everything came off,” Stosur said. “It takes guts to do that.”

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Stosur stunned Jankovic, Dementieva retired Schiavone into finals

Australian Samantha Stosur stunned Serbian Jelena Jankovic 6-1 6-2.

“To be honest, she has almost the game of a man,” Jankovic describe Stosur.
“When I look at how the men play, she has a very good kick (serve), which not many women have. It’s very heavy spin.
This is Stosur first grand slam singles final.

Francesca Schiavone (17) def. Elena Dementieva (5) 7-6 (7-3) retired

First set then it was over . . .
“And for 10 seconds,  many seconds,  I didn’t realize.  Then when she shook my hand I knew it was finished,”  she added.  “Then my mind realised where I was.”

Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian woman ever to reach a Grand Slam final by defeating Elena Dementieva in the semi-finals.

Tearful Dementieva retired beacuse of calf injury on her left leg.

“I am not sure if I will be able to play at Wimbledon,”  Dementieva told reporters.  “I am not going to (the WTA event in) Eastbourne because of the injury.”
“Today it was just a sharp pain. It was a bit too much. I couldn’t really move on the court.”
“It’s very painful to even walk,” she said. “I got it after my second match and I aggravated it.
“But what can I do? Injuries are part of the game and this is how it is. I cannot change anything.”
She first suffered the problem to her left calf in a second-round win over Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and tried everything to recover for her meeting with Schiavone.

Hoping  for you quick recovery…


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Melzer, Nadal, and Jankovic, Stosur into semis

Jurgen Melzer (Aut) def. Novak Djokovic (Srb) 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Rafael Nadal (Esp) def. Nicolas Almagro (Esp) 7-6(2), 7-6(3), 6-4.

Jelena Jankovic (SRB) def. Yaroslava Shvedova (Kaz) 7-5, 6-4.

Samantha Stosur (Aus) def. Serena Williams (USA) 6-2, 6-7(2), 8-6.

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Henin wins Porsche Tennis Grand Prix title

“It means a lot to me on clay,” Henin said.

Justine Henin beat Samantha Stosur 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix on Sunday to capture her first title since coming out of retirement in January.

Gisela Dulko (Argentina) and Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beats Kveta Peschke (Czech Republic) and Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia) 3-6, 7-6, 10-5 to win the doubles title.

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