Czech Karolina Pliskova crushed Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-0, 6-3 with a barrage of winners to win the Brisbane International title on Saturday and signal her intent for this month's Australian Open. Pliskova, who will rise to a career-high number five in the world rankings on Monday, dropped one set all week and continued her dominance in the final, hitting 30 winners compared to her opponent's 10. "It's nice to join the other names on this trophy," Pliskova said after winning the Evonne ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Defending champion Milos Raonic beat former world number one Rafa Nadal in three sets on Friday to reach the Brisbane International semifinals. The big-serving Canadian overcame the Spaniard 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and set up a last-four clash with seventh seed Grigor ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago Raonic enters quarters; Kerber shocked Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Images from all the action on Day 4 of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday IMAGE: USA's Serena Williams reacts during her second round match against Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova on Thursday. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters Serena Williams charged into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4 win over Czech Lucie Safarova. The second seeded American, bidding for a seventh title at Melbourne Park, served up a storm, clubbing 15 aces and 35 winners ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Svetlana Kuznetsova opened the defence of her Sydney International title with a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 victory over Irina-Camelia Begu on Sunday as the Australian Open warm-up event suffered a pair of big-name withdrawals. The Russian fifth seed started strongly by winning 10 of the first 11 games and after her Romanian opponent rallied in the second set to tie it up at 4-4, Kuznetsova broke again in the ninth game and served out the victory in 77 minutes. "I started the year quite good with the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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