World No.1 Back On Top In Beijing

Written by: on 7th October 2012
Print This Post Print This Post
Tennis China Open
World No.1 Back On Top In Beijing

epa03424577 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their final match at the China Open in Beijing, China, 07 October 2012. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG  |

It’s rare a World No.1 goes six and a half months without winning a WTA title but it happened – but Victoria Azarenka put an emphatic stop to it in Beijing this past week, not losing a set, in fact barely losing any games, en route to the China Open title. She defeated Maria Sharapova handily in the final, 63 61, winning her fifth WTA title of the year and first since Indian Wells in mid-March. She now has 13 career WTA titles.

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their first WTA doubles title together, and the Istanbul field was also set in stone,with Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova, Sara Errani and Li Na completing the elite eight.





10sBalls Top Stories

In Case You Missed It

ARTEM SITAK PLAYS DAVIS CUP FOR NEW ZEALAND & THE MATCH UP FOR PLAY-OFFS thumbnail

ARTEM SITAK PLAYS DAVIS CUP FOR NEW ZEALAND & THE MATCH UP FOR PLAY-OFFS

The ITF has announced the draws for the two Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Zone Group I second round play-off ties taking place on 24-26 October. The two winners of these ties will remain in Zone Group I in 2015, while the two losers will be relegated to 2015 Zone Group II.
TENNIS @ ITS BEST @ ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON IN DECEMBER , PLAYERS INCLUDE PAT CASH , GREG RUSEDSKI , ANDY RODDICK , & TIM HENMAN thumbnail

TENNIS @ ITS BEST @ ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON IN DECEMBER , PLAYERS INCLUDE PAT CASH , GREG RUSEDSKI , ANDY RODDICK , & TIM HENMAN

The 1987 Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash and the two-time French Open winner Sergi Bruguera have added their names to an all-star line-up in the Statoil Masters Tennis, the IMG-owned and staged event held at the Royal Albert Hall, 3-7 December.
RAFA, FEDERER, & DIMITROV ALL WIN @ THE SWISS INDOORS TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN BASEL, EPA PHOTO GALLERY thumbnail

RAFA, FEDERER, & DIMITROV ALL WIN @ THE SWISS INDOORS TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN BASEL, EPA PHOTO GALLERY

Check out these photos from the Swiss Indoor Tennis Tournament in Basel, Switzerland.
ROGER FEDERER VS. GRIGOR DIMITROV IN BNP PARIBAS TENNIS SHOWDOWN @ MSG / MARCH 10, 2015 IN NEW YORK CITY thumbnail

ROGER FEDERER VS. GRIGOR DIMITROV IN BNP PARIBAS TENNIS SHOWDOWN @ MSG / MARCH 10, 2015 IN NEW YORK CITY

Tennis legend Roger Federer will return to Madison Square Garden to face Grigor Dimitrov and headline the annual BNP Paribas Showdown on Tuesday, March 10, it was announced today.
BASEL MEN’S TENNIS UPDATE ROGER FEDERER TAKES OUT GILLES MULLER 6-2,6-1 IN 47 MINUTES thumbnail

BASEL MEN’S TENNIS UPDATE ROGER FEDERER TAKES OUT GILLES MULLER 6-2,6-1 IN 47 MINUTES

It has been a rough week for Americans in Basel, Valencia, and in Singapore. Steve Johnson lost his Swiss Indoors Basel opener to Milos Raonic 7-6(4), 6-4. John Isner and Stefan Kozlov, the only two USA representatives in the Valencia singles draw, lost in the first round. Even Serena Williams suffered a shocking 6-0, 6-2 defeat to Simona Halep at the women's year-end championship.