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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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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Bartoli wins Bank of the West Classic title, beating V. Williams

Marion Bartoli upset Venus Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the championship match of the Bank of the West   Classic to win her first WTA Premier Tour title.

Marion Bartoli upset Venus Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic to win her first WTA Premier Tour title.

Serena and Venus Williams of USA beats Yung-Jan Chan of Taipei, Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-2, 6-2.

Serena and Venus Williams of USA beats Yung-Jan Chan of Taipei, Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-2, 6-2.

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Jankovic, Serena, Venus and Sharapova to Headline 2009 Bank of the West Classic

 

bank-of-the-west-classic-july27-aug2The Bank of the West Classic has announced that Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Serena Williams will be playing at this event that will be held from July 27 to August 2 at Stanford University.

During 2009 the Bank of the West Classic will have a 32-player singles draw with no byes, guaranteeing the top players will be on display during the early rounds.

To celebrate this great news the Bank of the West Classic would like to offer a special Holiday Promotion. From December 4 until December 29 fans can purchase individual tickets for the first and second rounds (Sessions 1-8) at 20 percent off the regular ticket price.

Tickets for the tournament’s opening round start at just $23.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Bank of the West Classic box office at 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497) or log-on to www.BankoftheWestClassic.com .