Tennis results / Women

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epa03824780 Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a volley to Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada during the second round of ATP Masters in Mason, Ohio, USA, 14 August 2013. Williams won 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. EPA/Mark Lyons  |

Cincinnati

 

Singles – Second Round: (1) Serena Williams def. Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 6-2 6-2

This was genuinely tough, but no one out-toughs Serena Williams….

Singles – Second Round: (4) Agnieszka Radwanska def. Varvara Lepchenko 6-4 6-0

Varvara Lepchenko rises to perhaps #35, but it doesn’t look as if she will get a U. S. Open seed.

Singles – Second Round: (6) Sara Errani def. Polona Hercog 6-4 5-7 6-4

Every point Sara Errani earns here improves her chances of rising to #5, but what a tough way to start!

Singles – Second Round: (7) Petra Kvitova def. Marina Erakovic 6-4 6-7(7-9) 6-3

Petra Kvitova needs at least one more win to rise above #9; it might be more.

Singles – Second Round: Simona Halep def. (7) Marion Bartoli 3-6 6-4 6-1

Not much movement yet for Simona Halep, but she costs Marion Bartoli the chance to rise above #7. That’s good news for defending champion Li Na, who has now clinched at least the #6 ranking.

Singles – Second Round: (9) Angelique Kerber def. Alisa Kleybanova 7-6(7-3) 6-2

Angelique Kerber is a mere #10 in safe points — and could fall lower.

Singles – Second Round: (10) Caroline Wozniacki def. Monica Niculescu 6-4 6-3

This was one of the longest 6-4 first sets in recent memory — an hour and a quarter. And Caroline Wozniacki still needs one more win to earn something that counts!

Singles – Second Round: (11) Samantha Stosur def. Jamie Hampton 6-3 7-6(7-3)

The best Jamie Hampton can hope for, now, is #25, but at least she’ll have a U. S. Open seed.

Singles – Second Round: (12) Roberta Vinci def. Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-7(7-9) 6-3

Andrea Petkovic loses her Top Forty chance, but she offers more evidence that she is finally back in form. Roberta Vinci will face her doubles partner Sara Errani next — always an interesting meeting.

Singles – Second Round: 14) Jelena Jankovic def. Ekaterina Makarova 2-6 6-3 6-3

Ekaterina Makarova will fall just below the Top 25.

Singles – Second Round: Mona Barthel def. (16) Maria Kirilenko 6-4 6-4

This might make Mona Barthel Top Thirty. It certainly means no return to the Top Fifteen for Maria Kirilenko.

Singles – Second Round: Elena Vesnina def. Venus Williams 6-2 5-7 6-2

Elena Vesnina is often frustrating in that she doesn’t use her talents to their greatest extent. But rarely is she as visibly a cause of frustration as in this match. Venus Williams smashed a racquet, threw a racquet, and frankly did a good impression of an upset Serena. Hard to blame her; the loss drops Venus out of the Top Fifty.

Singles – Second Round: Magdalena Rybarikova def. Alize Cornet 3-6 7-5 7-5

It looks as if this will do it: Magdalena Rybarikova will be seeded at the U. S. Open.

Doubles – Second Round: (1) Errani/Vinci def. Hantuchova/Hingis 6-4 6-4

Somehow, Hingis/Hantuchova have to find a way to win a second round match. Granted, they faced the toughest team out there. But the Italians had to be very tired.

Doubles – Second Round: (2) Makarova/Vesnina def. King/Kleybanova 6-2 6-4

Doubles – Second Round: .(3) Hsieh/Peng def. Dushevina/Soler-Espinosa 6-1 6-1

Doubles – Second Round: Kerber/Petkovic def. (4) Hlavackova/Raymond 6-3 4-6 11-9

Lisa Raymond has a history of slow starts with new partners, and this appears to be no exception.

Doubles – Second Round: (6) Groenefeld/Peschke def. Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova 6-2 6-1

Doubles – Second Round: Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova def. Flipkens/Kvitova walkover

Doubles – Second Round: Huber/Llagostera Vives def. Date-Krumm/Parra Santonja 7-6(7-2) 6-7(7-9) 10-4

 

THIS WEEK ON THE WTA:

Cincinnati (Premier Five/Hard). Defending Champion: Li Na

NEXT WEEK ON THE WTA:

New Haven (Premier/Hard). Defending Champion: Petra Kvitova

 

RANKINGS

 

Estimated WTA Rankings As of August 14, 2013

 

Rank &

Prior

Rank….Name…………..Points

1..(1) SWILLIAMS ……… 11920*

2..(2) AZARENKA ………..8805*

3..(3) SHARAPOVA ……… 8765

4..(4) ARADWANSKA ………6235*

5..(6) ERRANI ………….5125*

6..(5) LI ……………..4555*

7..(7) BARTOLI ……….. 4365

8.(10) WOZNIACKI ……… 3465*

9..(9) KVITOVA ……….. 3440*

10..(8) KERBER ………….3420*

11.(11) STOSUR ………….3210*

12.(12) VINCI …………. 3120*

13.(15) JANKOVIC ………..2995*

14.(13) FLIPKENS ………..2961

15.(14) IVANOVIC ………..2940

16.(16) KIRILENKO ……… 2870

17.(17) STEPHENS ………..2865*

18.(18) LISICKI ……….. 2556

19.(19) CIBULKOVA ……… 2400

20.(20) SUAREZ NAVARRO …..2375

21.(21) Cirstea ……….. 2260

22.(22) Petrova ……….. 2212

23.(23) VESNINA ……….. 2013*

24.(25) HALEP …………. 1940*

25.(26) HAMPTON ……….. 1881

26.(24) MAKAROVA ………..1816

27.(27) Kanepi ………….1781

28.(28) CORNET ………….1730

29.(29) KUZNETSOVA ………1679

30.(32) BARTHEL ……….. 1580*

 

DRAWS

 

Cincinnati — Week of August 12

 

………………3R

1 S. Williams…..(1)S.Williams

16 Kirilenko……Barthel

11 Stosur………(11)Stosur

8 Bartoli………Halep

 

4 A Radwanska…..(4)Radwanska

13 Flipkens…….Vesnina

9 Kerber……….(9)Kerber

5 Li

 

6 Errani……….(6)Errani

12 Vinci……….(12)Vinci

14 Jankovic…….(14)Jankovic

3 Sharapova…….Stephens

 

7 Kvitova………(7)Kvitova

10 Wozniacki……(10)Wozniacki

15 Ivanovic…….(15)Ivanovic

2 Azarenka……..(2)Azarenka

 

STATUS OF SEEDS:

1 S. Williams

2 Azarenka

3 Sharapova….lost 2R (Stephens)

4 A Radwanska

5 Li

6 Errani

7 Kvitova

8 Bartoli……lost 2R (Halep)

9 Kerber

10 Wozniacki

11 Stosur

12 Vinci

13 Flipkens….lost 1R (Vesnina)

14 Jankovic

15 Ivanovic….lost 2R (Cornet)

16 Kirilenko…lost 2R (Barthel)

 

WEDNESDAY

Cincinnati

Singles – Second Round

(1) Serena Williams def. Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 6-2 6-2

(4) Agnieszka Radwanska def. Varvara Lepchenko 6-4 6-0

(6) Sara Errani def. Polona Hercog 6-4 5-7 6-4

(7) Petra Kvitova def. Marina Erakovic 6-4 6-7(7-9) 6-3

Simona Halep def. (7) Marion Bartoli 3-6 6-4 6-1

(9) Angelique Kerber def. Alisa Kleybanova 7-6(7-3) 6-2

(10) Caroline Wozniacki def. Monica Niculescu 6-4 6-3

(11) Samantha Stosur def. Jamie Hampton 6-3 7-6(7-3)

(12) Roberta Vinci def. Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-7(7-9) 6-3

(14) Jelena Jankovic def. Ekaterina Makarova 2-6 6-3 6-3

Mona Barthel def. (16) Maria Kirilenko 6-4 6-4

Elena Vesnina def. Venus Williams 6-2 5-7 6-2

Magdalena Rybarikova def. Alize Cornet 3-6 7-5 7-5

Doubles – Second Round

(1) Errani/Vinci def. Hantuchova/Hingis 6-4 6-4

(2) Makarova/Vesnina def. King/Kleybanova 6-2 6-4

(3) Hsieh/Peng def. Dushevina/Soler-Espinosa 6-1 6-1

Kerber/Petkovic def. (4) Hlavackova/Raymond 6-3 4-6 11-9

(6) Groenefeld/Peschke def. Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova 6-2 6-1

Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova def. Flipkens/Kvitova walkover

Huber/Llagostera Vives def. Date-Krumm/Parra Santonja 7-6(7-2) 6-7(7-9) 10-4





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