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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Djokovic, Kvitova wins Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open title

Djokovic extend his unbeaten start with 32-0 this season

If Rafael Nadal fails to reach the semifinals of Italian Open this week’s, then Novak Djokovic could become the world No. 1 provided that he wins the said title.

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time in 10 tries, with 7-5, 6-4 scores line in the final of the Mutua Madrid Open.

World No. 1 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won the Mutua Madrid Open title for the fourth time, defeating sixth seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic.

Petra Kvitova won her third title of the season by beating Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the finals of Mutua Madrid Open. With that victory Kvitova will entered the top 10 for the first time, and become the sixth Czech player to reach the top-10.

Not bad for Victoria Azarenka either partnering with Maria Kirilenko, the pair defeated Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik for the doubles Mutua Madrid Open title. And how they celebrate? Wearing a Disney World Hats.

 
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Azarenka captured her second straight title @ Andalucia Tennis Experience

Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus captured her second straight title, beating Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-3, 6-2 to win the Andalucia Tennis Experience. It was Begu’s first tour final.

 

Spaniards Nuria Llagostera Vives and Arantxa Parra Santonja won the doubles title, beating top seeds and defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the final, 36 64 105. It was their second WTA doubles title together (Barcelona in 2007)

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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First Grand Slam doubles title for Dulko and Pennetta

The top-ranked team of Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta rallied from a set and 4-1 down to beat Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 for the Australian Open women’s doubles title.

first Grand Slam title, 2... 3... 4... and more here we come

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Azarenka, Troicki win Kremlin Cup titles

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat Maria Kirilenko of Russia 6-3, 6-4 in the Kremlin Cup final, this is her fifth career title.

Doubles No. 1 seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta, won their sixth title of the year beating No. 3 seeds Sara Errani and María José Martínez Sánchez, 6-3, 2-6, 10-6.

 

Victor Troicki of Serbia claimed his first title, beating Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Igor Kunitsyn and Dmitri Tursunov from Russia beat Victor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevich 7-6(7), 6-3 to win the doubles event of Kremlin Cup.

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Azarenka retired, suffered a mild concussion

Trainers assist Azanrenka, at 3-0 down againts Dulko.

Victoria Azarenka collapsed on the court, with Gisela Dulko up 5-1 in the first set.

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Victoria Azarenka

Azarenka statement about the collapse.  I was warming up in the gym prior to my match against Gisela Dulko when I fell while running a sprint.   I fell forward and hit my arm and head.
I was checked by the medical team before I went on court and they were courtside for monitoring.
I felt worse as the match went on, having a headache and feeling dizzy. I also started having trouble seeing and felt weak before I fell.   I was taken to the hospital for some medical tests and have been diagnosed with a mild concussion.”

“It was terrible. It’s not nice to see someone feeling bad, not nice to win a match this way. I hope she feels OK now,” said Dulko, “I was worried for her.”

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