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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Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic wins Rogers Cup

Serena Williams captured second Rogers Cup title, after winning the first 10 years ago in 2001 by beating 10th seed Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-2.

Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond claimed the first WTA title of their recently-formed partnership, winning the Premier-level Rogers Cup after Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko gave them a walkover. Azarenka announcing her withdrawal due to a right hand injury.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won the Rogers Cup for his ninth tournament victory of the year and record fifth in a season in an ATP Masters 1,000 event, beating Mardy Fish 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

In the doubles final, Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and Michael Llodra of France beat American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4, 6-7, 10-5.

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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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Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams wins Wimbledon title

The Champions

Serena Williams wins her fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam, as she defeated Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in just 67 minutes.

Rafael Nadal wins his second Wimbledon title, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in two hours and 13 minutes, againts Czech Tomas Berdych.

American Vania King and Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova defeated Russian Vera Zvonareva and Elena Vesnina 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 for the ladies doubles title.

Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva

Austro-German partnership of Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner beat the 16th seeds, Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania, 6-1, 7-5, 7-5 to become the men's doubles champions.

Horia Tecau and Robert Lindtstedt

India's Leander Paes and Zimbabwean Cara Black won the 2010 mixed doubles crown by defeating 11th seeds Wesley Moodie, of South Africa, and Lisa Raymond, of the USA, in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

Wimbledon Open

Williams and Zvonareva will meet at finals

“I always believe in myself. I don’t care about what everyone says,” said Zvonareva, “I know if I play my best tennis, I can beat anyone. … I never look at any odds or comparisons.”

"I need to be more consistent, I need to stay aggressive all the time and, of course, try to put my first serve more in court. There are many things I should work on, and I will do it with pleasure. Now I have lots of motivation, so I'll be happy to work." Pironkova said.

Vera Zvonareva comes from a set down to beat Tsvetana Pironkova and book her place in the Ladies' Final beating Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in one hour 46 minutes.

“I’ve been in this situation before—where I did put pressure on myself and actually ended up losing. I learned from that, hopefully,” Williams said. “Win, lose or draw, I’m happy to have gotten this far.”

Serena Williams reached a third consecutive final at the All England Club by beating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 6-2 in thier semifinals.

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Wimbledon Quarters result and Schedule of Play

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No. 21 seed Vera Zvonareva(RUS) vs. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)

Schedule of Play – Ladies’ Singles – Semifinal

No. 1 Serena Williams(USA) vs. Petra Kvitova(CZE)

Men’s Quarterfinals
Tomas Berdych (12) def. Roger Federer (1) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Rafael Nadal (2) def. Robin Soderling (6) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
Novak Djokovic (3) def. Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Andy Murray (4) def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10) 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-2
Women’s Quarterfinals
Serena Williams (1) def. Na Li (9) 7-5, 6-3
Tsvetana Pironkova def. Venus Williams (2) 6-2, 6-3
Vera Zvonareva (21) def. Kim Clijsters (8) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Petra Kvitova def. Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 8-6
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Serena and Venus takes the Women doubles title

 

USA's Venus Williams and Serena Williams beats Czech Republic's Kveta Peschke and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik 6-2 6-3.

 

The sister will be top-ranked doubles pair, making Serena Williams only the sixth woman to hold top spot in the singles and doubles at the same time.

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