Brisbane: Top-seeded Robin Soderling advanced to the Brisbane International semifinals, beating Australian qualifier Matt Ebden 6-3, 6-2 on Friday.
The Swede will face Radek Stepanek, the 2009 Brisbane champion and runner-up last year. Stepanek beat Germany's Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-3.
In the other semifinal, defending champion Andy Roddick will play South Africa's Kevin Anderson. They won their quarterfinal matches on Thursday.
In the women's semifinals later on Friday, Germany's Andrea Petkovic of Germany faced France's Marion Bartoli, and Czech Petra Kvitova met Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova....more
04:13 PM, Jan 07, 2011
Brisbane: Defending champion Andy Roddick weathered an early onslaught from hard-hitting Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov before steamrolling him 6-4 6-1 to book a quarter-final place at the Brisbane International on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Dolgopolov was the early aggressor, attacking Roddick's serve to win an early break and go up 4-2. The American world number eight quickly broke back, however, and reeled off 10 of the final 11 games to seal the...
02:55 PM, Jan 05, 2011
Sydney: Third seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain crashed out of the first round of the Brisbane International on Tuesday, suffering an upset 6-1 6-7 6-3 loss to Germany's Benjamin Becker. Verdasco, a semi-finalist at the Australian Open in 2009, recovered from a listless start to grind out the second set but had few answers in the third as Becker played a faultless service game to seal the match in just...
02:52 PM, Jan 04, 2011