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Tennis-Serena overcomes misfiring serve to flatten Sharapova

Jan 3rd 2014
BRISBANE, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Serena Williams did not let her misfiring serve stop her from defeating Maria Sharapova 6-2 7-6 (9-7) to reach the final of the Brisbane International on Friday.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Brisbane International women's singles semifinals results

Jan 3rd 2014
Jan 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brisbane International Women's Singles Semifinals matches on Friday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 3-Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-2 7-6(7) 2-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat 4-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 1-6 6-3 6-4
    





Tennis-France set up Hopman Cup final with Poland

Jan 3rd 2014
Jan 3 (Reuters) - France set up Saturday's Hopman Cup final with Poland after Alize Cornet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat defending champions Spain 3-0 in the mixed teams event on Friday.
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Brisbane International men's singles quarterfinals results

Jan 3rd 2014
Jan 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brisbane International Men's Singles Quarterfinals matches on Friday 1-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Marinko Matosevic (Australia) 6-1 6-1 8-Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Samuel Groth (Australia) 7-5 6-4 Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) beat Marius Copil (Romania) 6-4 6-2 2-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-4 5-7 6-2
    





Tennis-Ivanovic beats Flipkens, to meet Venus in Auckland final

Jan 3rd 2014
Jan 3 (Reuters) - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic overcame a second set resistance to beat Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens on Friday and set up an Auckland Classic final against former world number one Venus Williams.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Shenzhen Open women's singles semifinals results

Jan 3rd 2014
Jan 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Shenzhen Open Women's Singles Semifinals matches on Friday 1-Li Na (China) beat 8-Annika Beck (Germany) 6-1 6-3 5-Peng Shuai (China) beat Vania King (U.S.)WO
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Auckland Classic women's singles semifinals results

Jan 3rd 2014
Jan 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Auckland Classic Women's Singles Semifinals matches on Friday Venus Williams (U.S.) beat 5-Jamie Hampton (U.S.)WO 2-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat 3-Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-0 7-6(3)
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Qatar Open men's singles quarterfinals results

Jan 2nd 2014
Jan 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Qatar Open Men's Singles Quarterfinals matches on Thursday Gael Monfils (France) beat Daniel Brands (Germany) 6-2 6-1 Florian Mayer (Germany) beat Victor Hanescu (Romania) 6-4 6-7(8) 6-4 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 7-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 7-5 6-4 Peter Gojowczyk (Germany) beat Dustin Brown (Germany) 6-3 3-6 7-6(5)
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Chennai Open men's singles round 2 results

Jan 2nd 2014
Jan 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Chennai Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 4-Benoit Paire (France) beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 6-1 6-4 6-Marcel Granollers (Spain) beat Ramkumar Ramanathan (India) 6-2 6-4 Yuki Bhambri (India) beat 3-Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-1 5-5 (Fognini retired) 5-Vasek Pospisil (Canada) beat Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan)WO
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Brisbane International men's singles round 2 results

Jan 2nd 2014
Jan 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brisbane International Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Samuel Groth (Australia) beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) 4-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5) Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) beat 6-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 7-5 6-3 Marius Copil (Romania) beat 3-Gilles Simon (France) 7-5 6-3 8-Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-3
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova survives scare to set up Serena semi

Jan 2nd 2014
BRISBANE, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova rallied to beat Kaia Kanepi on Thursday and next faces Serena Williams in the Brisbane International semi-finals knowing she must dramatically improve to end a run of 13 straight defeats against her nemesis.
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Shenzhen Open women's singles quarterfinals results

Jan 2nd 2014
Jan 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Shenzhen Open Women's Singles Quarterfinals matches on Thursday 8-Annika Beck (Germany) beat Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (Austria) 3-6 6-3 6-1 Vania King (U.S.) beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-4 1-Li Na (China) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 7-5 4-6 6-4 5-Peng Shuai (China) beat Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-3 6-2
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Brisbane International women's singles quarterfinals results

Jan 2nd 2014
Jan 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brisbane International Women's Singles Quarterfinals matches on Thursday 2-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Stefanie Voegele (Switzerland) 6-4 6-7(7) 6-1 4-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat 5-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6-7(8) 6-3 6-1 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 9-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 6-3 6-3 3-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 4-6 6-3 6-2
    





Tennis-Serena recalls moment she gained edge over Sharapova

Jan 2nd 2014
BRISBANE, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Perhaps unsurprisingly, Serena Williams has a clear memory of the moment her on-court rivalry with Maria Sharapova swung in her favour, leading to one-way domination for the last eight years.
    





Tennis-Sharapova survives scare, to meet Serena in Brisbane semis

Jan 2nd 2014
BRISBANE, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova rallied to beat Kaia Kanepi on Thursday and will meet Serena Williams in the Brisbane International semi-final knowing she must drastically improve to end her run of 13 straight defeats against the world number one.
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Auckland Classic women's singles quarterfinals results

Jan 2nd 2014
Jan 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Auckland Classic Women's Singles Quarterfinals matches on Thursday Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 6-3 6-3 5-Jamie Hampton (U.S.) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-2 4-6 6-4 2-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-2 6-3 3-Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Sachie Ishizu (Japan) 6-4 7-5
    





UPDATE 6-Tennis-Qatar Open men's singles round 2 results

Jan 1st 2014
Jan 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Qatar Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Gael Monfils (France) beat 5-Richard Gasquet (France) 6-2 7-5 Daniel Brands (Germany) beat 2-David Ferrer (Spain) 6-4 7-5 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Tobias Kamke (Germany) 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3 7-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) beat Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 6-2 4-6 6-3 Dustin Brown (Germany) beat Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) 3-6 7-6(13) 6-4
    





Tennis-Murray beaten by Mayer in Qatar

Jan 1st 2014
Jan 1 (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray lost 3-6 6-4 6-2 to German Florian Mayer in the Qatar Open second round on Wednesday, his second competitive match since returning from a back injury.
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Chennai Open men's singles round 2 results

Jan 1st 2014
Jan 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Chennai Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Aljaz Bedene (Slovenia) beat Alexander Kudryavtsev (Russia) 1-6 3-0 (Kudryavtsev retired) 1-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 6-3 6-1 7-Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) beat Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-4 Dudi Sela (Israel) beat 2-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 3-1 (Youzhny retired)
    





Tennis-Hard to make tweaks in time for Australian Open - Federer

Jan 1st 2014
BRISBANE, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Roger Federer's new alliance with Stefan Edberg appears to be a sign he will be adopt a more aggressive game in 2014 but the Swiss believes it will be tough to make changes in time for this month's Australian Open.