lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2016

TASHKENT OPEN TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN SEP 26 - OCT 01 2016

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: International
PRIZE MONEY: $226,750

SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Valera Lim

Rich in museums and Soviet-era monuments, Tashkent is one of central Asia's oldest cities. The capital of Uzbekistan welcomed a WTA stop in 1999 with the debut of the Tashkent Open.

The tournament has featured a different singles champion every year since its inception, the locals especially delighting in Tashkent native and resident Iroda Tulyaganova's triumph in 2000. Belarusian Tatiana Poutchek has dominated in doubles, netting five titles - each with a different partner.

Stars to have graced the courts at the Tashkent Open include Victoria Azarenka, Marion Bartoli, Elena Dementieva, Anastasia Myskina, Li Na, Dinara Safina and Francesca Schiavone.

2016 DONGFENG MOTOR WUHAN OPEN WUHAN, CHINA PARTY. The best pic's

Ranking wta 26 September 2016. Top 20

2016 DONGFENG MOTOR WUHAN OPEN WUHAN, CHINA SEP 25 - OCT 01 Main draw singles

2016 DONGFENG MOTOR WUHAN OPEN WUHAN, CHINA SEP 25 - OCT 01

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $2,288,250

SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Zhu Jianbin / Fabric

The Wuhan Open was one of three WTA events in China new to the calendar in 2014. It is also one of two Premier-level stops in China.

Sandwiched in between Premier events in Tokyo and Beijing during the WTA's Asian swing, the Wuhan Open takes place at the Optics Valley International Tennis Center.

Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and the most populous city in Central China, is often referred to as the country's economic and geographical center. It is also the hometown of two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na.

"I'm so proud that my city is staging such a prestigious tournament," Li said.

domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2016

Wozniacki conquer's Tokyo 2016. Toray pan pacific open

TOKYO, Japan 
 wozniacki win's over Naomi Osaka, 7-5, 6-3 to win her first title of 2016.

"It's the last match of the tournament, and I just wanted to go out and enjoy it," Wozniacki said in her on-court interview. "It's the final and both of us had great weeks. We both wanted to go out there and play well."

Osaka was playing in the biggest final of her career, but acquitted herself well in the early stages of the match, twice leading the former No.1 by a break of serve.

"She's going to be a great player, already rising in the rankings so fast. I've no doubt we'll see her in many, many more finals."

sábado, 24 de septiembre de 2016

Serena Williams, donatella versace and Campbell. The original pic

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Yesterday's show celebrated the strength of women, and the power of the female future. 
It was dedicated to every woman who believed in herself enough to take a leap of faith. 
We should all remember that we’re standing on the shoulders of giants: Coretta Scott King, Esther Lederberg, Donyale Luna, Gae Aulenti, Margherita Hack, Nilde Iotti, Rita Levi Montalcini...extraordinary women who made history with their vision and undying dedication.
We love you, we thank you, we’ll make it up to you. 
We will not forget you, and together we will take the leap. xx 
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Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova conquer's of the Tokyo women's doubles 2016

TOKYO, Japan 
Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova took home their second doubles title of the year, handily defeating the unseeded Chinese duo of Liang Chen and Yang Zhaoxuan 6-1, 6-1, in the final of the toray pan pacific open 2016.

Lesia tsurenko conquer's GUANGZHOU women's open 2016

GUANGZHOU, China
Lesia tsurenko edged past defending champion and No.2 seed Jelena jankovic  6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to claim her second career title at the GUANGZHOU International women's open 2016

viernes, 23 de septiembre de 2016

Serena Williams is targeting a return to action at the WTA Finals in Singapore after a continuing shoulder injury has ruled out her participation in Wuhan and Beijing 2016

announced today that due to a continuing shoulder injury she will not compete in the upcoming Dongfeng motor Wuhan open and the China open in Beijing.

"I am disappointed that I will not be able to compete at the Dongfend motor Wuhan open or the China open due to continuing issues with my right shoulder," Williams said in a statement. "I have been practicing and playing but my shoulder is still not fit for tournament play."

"I wish the tournaments great success and I'm sure the fans will enjoy some great tennis. I am focused on getting ready to compete at the WTA Finals in Singapore."

"I'm tired of playing tournaments unhealthy and taking losses that I would never lose."

Williams has played eight tournaments this year, the fewest she has played in a season since returning from injury in 2011.

Radwanska into semis of the Tokyo 2016

TOKYO, Japan
Radwanska  kept her Tokyo title defense on track with an emphatic win over Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig, defeating her 6-2, 6-3 to claim her fifth semifinal berth at the toray pan pacific open.
She holds the record for most matches and most titles won in the Asian swing since 2011, and looks set to add to her tally after straight sets victory over Puig.

"I definitely played my best tennis today," Radwanska said in her on-court interview. "I was serving well and keeping the ball very well. Obviously I knew [Puig] is a really great player, playing in a very top form. So I'm really glad I could do everything today, in my game."

Radwanska hit 16 winners and allowed just 10 unforced errors during the one hour and 16 minute encounter, not giving Puig much to work with as the Puerto Rican hit 19 winners to 30 unforced errors.

martes, 20 de septiembre de 2016

Caroline wozniacki into 2 round of the toray pan pacific open 2016

Continuing the form that took her to the us open semifinals, Wozniacki raced through the first set before building a commanding lead in the second. However, with the finishing line in sight, Wozniacki, who lifted the title in the Japanese capital six years ago, wobbled before recomposing herself in the deciding set to close out a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 victory.

The result ended a run of four straight defeats for Wozniacki against the Swiss and her reward is a second-round meeting with No.4 seed Suarez navarro

A strong serving display from Wozniacki, who backed up her usual metronomic groundstrokes with 10 aces, provided further reminder of her ability to contest at the business end of the WTA's flagship events. The only cause for concern came when victory was in sight.

Leading 5-2, the former World No.1 came within two points of victory only to see Bencic escape this game, then pounce on a couple of inviting second serves to break back. As the Dane retreated into her defensive shell, Bencic prowled around the court with intent, clubbing a drive volley to move 6-5 ahead before serving out to love

Dominika cibulkova advances to round 2 into toray pan pacific open 2016. Lucie Safarova out

Cibulkova drew a tough first-round match against Safarova, last year's french open finalist. After suffering a bacterial infection that derailed her season, Safarova has slipped down the rankings and sits at No.43, making her a dangerous floater. But Cibulkova got the job done, edging past the Czech 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.

Under the roof at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park, Cibulkova pounced on Safarova's vulnerable second serve to keep her under pressure throughout the first set. But the momentum soon shifted after Safarova finally won a second serve point to bat away Cibulkova's break point chance. Safarova found another gear, breaking Cibulkova's serve in the next game with a blistering cross-court backhand return.

Cibulkova rebounded in the second set, floating a drop shot just out of reach to grab an early break for a 3-1 lead. The drop shot was Cibulkova's go-to weapon throughout the match, employing nine of them during the three sets. A double fault from Safarova cost her a second break as Cibulkova quickly rattled off five games in a row to take the second set.

lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2016

TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TOKYO, JAPAN SEP 19 - SEP 25 . Main draw singles

TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TOKYO, JAPAN SEP 19 - SEP 25 2016

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $885,500

SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Kentaro Miyamoto

Part of the Asian swing of the WTA calendar, the Toray Pan Pacific Open debuted in 1984 on indoor carpet at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. The event was upgraded to Premier status in 1993 and the surface changed to outdoor hardcourts in 2008, when the tournament moved to its present-day venue of the Ariake Tennis Forest Park - which features the 10,000-seat Ariake Coliseum.

Martina Hingis has the most titles in event history with five, her first coming as a 16-year-old in 1997. Other notable winners include four-time champs Lindsay Davenport, three-time champs Steffi Graf and Gabriela Sabatini, and Martina Navratilova, Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina, Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic. The lone Japanese winner was Kimiko Date-Krumm in 1995. Helena Sukova has the most doubles titles with five.

One of three "command centers" of the global economy along with London and New York City, Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the home of the Japanese government and the largest metropolitan area of the world.

Ranking wta 19 September 2016. Top 20

Oceane dodin conquer's her first wta title in 2016 Québec city

QUÉBEC CITY, Canada 
Oceane Dodin thrilled the Coupe banque nationale  crowd by capturing her first WTA title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over American Lauren Davis  in the final.

"It was a very tough match, very difficult," Dodin said after the win. "She plays very well, and runs everywhere! I'm just trying to improve my game so I'm there for every point, focus on my serve. That helped me so much in this match."

Dodin twice reached the second round of major tournaments in 2015, but coming into this week in Québec, the fearless Frenchwoman had never won a main draw match outside the Grand Slams - though she did reach the semifinals of a WTA 125K Series event in Limoges.

"It's very special for me. This is a very nice tournament; I feel like I'm in France because the people are very friendly and supportive of me! Everyone was with me today and that helps so much when it's a tough score."

KOREA OPEN TENNIS SEOUL, KOREA SEP 19 - SEP 25 2016

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: International
PRIZE MONEY: $226,750

SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Mr. Jin-soo Lee

Part of the Asian leg of the calendar, Seoul's WTA tournament launched in 2004 at Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center, the 1988 Summer Olympics facility where Steffi Graf took the gold en route to her 'Golden Slam' season. It has also hosted South Korean Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

Champions include Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska. However, the most memorable one may be Kimiko Date-Krumm, who became the second-oldest Open Era WTA titlist with her triumph in 2009 one day shy of her 39th birthday (Billie Jean King is the oldest).

The Kia Korea Open implemented Hawk-Eye electronic line calling for the 2012 edition.

GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S OPEN GUANGZHOU, CHINA SEP 19 - SEP 24 2016

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: International
PRIZE MONEY: $226,750

SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Mr. Huang Jianting

The popularity of tennis in China has exploded in the 21st century, an example of that being it hosting seven WTA tournaments in 2014. One of those is the Guangzhou International Women's Open, where at its inaugural staging in 2004, Li Na became the first Chinese WTA singles titlist.

Other competitors to have graced the Guangzhou International Tennis Center's courts include former World No.1s Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina.

Known for its foreign trade and business doings, Guangzhou is southern China's largest city. It is the capital of the Guangdong province - the People's Republic of China, and is 75 miles from Hong Kong. 

domingo, 18 de septiembre de 2016

Kristina Mchale conquer's of the Japan women's open tennis 2016

TOKYO, Japan 
Mchale produced a stirring comeback to defeat Katerina siniakova  in the final of the Japan women's open tennis and lift her maiden WTA title.

A semifinalist 12 months ago, McHale looked in store for another near-miss when she trailed Siniakova by a set and a break. However, a timely rain delay and a run of eight straight games turned the match on its head as the American closed out a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory.

In a contest of numerous twists and turns, McHale was very nearly foiled at the last, Sinaikova rallying from 5-2 down to set up a tense conclusion.

Ultimately, McHale's nerve held steady, completing an emotional victory when Siniakova tugged a backhand wide.

"I don't even want to put my trophy down - i just want to hold it all the time," McHale said during the trophy presentation. "I've been coming to this tournament for a few years now and I really love it here. Thanks to all the fans and everyone here for sticking through all the rain delays - we've had a few, especially today!"