Carlsbad

  • Samantha Stosur beats Victoria Azarenka to win Carlsbad Open August 5, 2013

    California: Sam Stosur won the Southern California Open on Sunday for her first title in nearly two years, beating top-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-3. The fifth-seeded Stosur of Australia had lost all of her previous eight matches against Azarenka, winning only two sets. The win was Stosur's fourth career singles...
  • Victoria Azarenka to meet Samantha Stosur in Carlsbad final August 5, 2013

    Carlsbad, California: Top seed Victoria Azarenka overcame a lapse of concentration to defeat Ana Ivanovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the final of the Carlsbad Open on Saturday. Playing in her first tournament since suffering knee and hip injuries at Wimbledon, the Belarussian dug herself out of a second-set hole to...
  • Victoria Azarenka beats Ana Ivanovic to reach Carlsbad final August 4, 2013

    Carlsbad, California: Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka beat seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final in the Southern California Open. Azarenka, ranked No. 3, won a sloppy match as both players committed more unforced errors than hit winners. The two-time Australian Open champ will face fifth-seeded Sam...
  • Hingis returns to professional tennis with doubles win in Carlsbad August 1, 2013

    Carlsbad: Martina Hingis won in her return to the WTA Tour, teaming with Daniela Hantuchova for a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Julia Goerges and Darija Jurak on Wednesday night in the Southern California Open. Hingis, the 32-year-old former top-ranked singled player whose last tour match was in September 2007, consistently showed...
  • Cibulkova beats Bartoli to win Carlsbad Open July 23, 2012

    Carlsbad: Dominika Cibulkova claimed her second career title when she romped to a routine 6-1, 7-5 victory over top seed Marion Bartoli to win the Carlsbad Open on Sunday. In an impressive display from behind the baseline, the second seeded Slovakian was quicker around the court than her French opponent, rallying...
  • Bartoli beats Yung-Jan to reach Carlsbad final July 22, 2012

    Carlsbad: Top-seeded Marion Bartoli rebounded from a poor first set for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over qualifier Chan Yung-Jan on Saturday that sent her into the final of the Mercury Insurance Open. The Frenchwoman will face second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova, a 7-6 (8), 6-1 winner over Russia's Nadia Petrova in the...
  • Bartoli beats McHale in Carlsbad quarters November 16, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: Top seed Marion Bartoli survived a scare to beat Christina McHale 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 at the Carlsbad Open on Friday, taking a little under three hours to reach the semi-finals. The Frenchwoman's 2-hour-50-minute victory was the last of three marathon contests under the hot Californian sun. Taiwanese qualifier Chan Yung-jan...
  • Jankovic loses to qualifier in Carlsbad quarters November 16, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: Qualifier Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan saved two match points en route to beating third-seeded Jelena Jankovic 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8), 7-5 on Friday and advancing to the semi-finals of the Mercury Insurance Open. After holding off two match points to win the second-set tiebreaker, Chan ran off three straight...
  • Jankovic, McHale survive scare in Carlsbad November 16, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: No. 3 seed Jelena Jankovic overcame problems with her serve to claim a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Melinda Czink in the second round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Thursday night. Jankovic had a first-round bye and struggled throughout the match with her serve before closing out...
  • Lepchenko advances at Mercury Insurance Open July 19, 2012

    Carlsbad: Varvara Lepchenko posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 8 seed Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in the second round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Wednesday. Ukraine-born Lepchenko, now a naturalised US citizen and a member of the US Olympic team, never faced a break point and won despite...
  • McHale edges out Gajdosova in Carlsbad July 18, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: US Olympian Christina McHale saved a set point and then used a late service break to pull off a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win over Jarmila Gajdosova in the first-round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Tuesday. McHale, the No. 5 seed, struggled against the Australian, and both players held...