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

TENNIS PHOTOS FROM BARCELONA & STUTTGART FROM EPA WORLD FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS thumbnail

TENNIS PHOTOS FROM BARCELONA & STUTTGART FROM EPA WORLD FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

Click here to see the latest photos from Barcelona and Stuttgart by the photographers at EPA.
SUPER GLOBAL CHICK ASKS “WAS FED CUP KRYPTONITE TO THE STUTTGART TENNIS PLAYERS?” thumbnail

SUPER GLOBAL CHICK ASKS “WAS FED CUP KRYPTONITE TO THE STUTTGART TENNIS PLAYERS?”

From the always engaging Andrea Petkovic admitting that two years in a row now her creaking hamstring has made its presence known as the change of surface has meant she still yearns to put in a great performance in her home tournament.
10SBALLS.COM CELEBRATES EARTH DAY thumbnail

10SBALLS.COM CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

Check out some of these Earth Day photos via Facebook & Instagram.
RAFAEL NADAL AVENGES BARCELONA LOSS TO ALMAGRO, NOW FACES FOGNINI BY RICKY DIMON thumbnail

RAFAEL NADAL AVENGES BARCELONA LOSS TO ALMAGRO, NOW FACES FOGNINI BY RICKY DIMON

There would be no repeat of the 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell quarterfinals. Not on Wednesday. Not in the second round. Not against Rafael Nadal.
RICKY DIMON REPORTS THE KIDS ARE COMING: YMER, RUBLEV MAKE HEADLINES IN BARCELONA thumbnail

RICKY DIMON REPORTS THE KIDS ARE COMING: YMER, RUBLEV MAKE HEADLINES IN BARCELONA

It was the less heralded youngster who won a battle of 19-year-olds on Wednesday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Nick Kyrgios had two match points--one in both the second and third sets--but Elias Ymer battled to a 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(7) second-round upset after two hours and 27 minutes.