MERCURY INSURANCE OPEN

  • Bartoli beats YungJan to reach Carlsbad final July 22, 2012

    Carlsbad: Topseeded Marion Bartoli rebounded from a poor first set for a 16, 63, 63 victory over qualifier Chan YungJan on Saturday that sent her into the final of the Mercury Insurance Open. The Frenchwoman will face secondseeded Dominika Cibulkova, a 76 (8), 61 winner over Russia's Nadia Petrova in the...
  • Bartoli beats McHale in Carlsbad quarters July 21, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: Top seed Marion Bartoli survived a scare to beat Christina McHale 75, 46, 64 at the Carlsbad Open on Friday, taking a little under three hours to reach the semifinals. The Frenchwoman's 2hour50minute victory was the last of three marathon contests under the hot Californian sun. Taiwanese qualifier Chan Yungjan...
  • Jankovic loses to qualifier in Carlsbad quarters July 21, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: Qualifier Chan YungJan of Taiwan saved two match points en route to beating thirdseeded Jelena Jankovic 67 (4), 76 (8), 75 on Friday and advancing to the semifinals of the Mercury Insurance Open. After holding off two match points to win the secondset tiebreaker, Chan ran off three straight...
  • Jankovic, McHale survive scare in Carlsbad July 20, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: No. 3 seed Jelena Jankovic overcame problems with her serve to claim a 26, 64, 64 win over Melinda Czink in the second round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Thursday night. Jankovic had a firstround 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 64, 62 win over No. 8 seed Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in the second round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Wednesday. Ukraineborn 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 76 (5), 75 win over Jarmila Gajdosova in the firstround of the Mercury Insurance Open on Tuesday. McHale, the No. 5 seed, struggled against the Australian, and both players held...
  • Radwanska upsets Hantuchova in California July 17, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: World No. 6 seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia lost 64, 75 to Ursula Radwanska of Poland in a firstround match Monday night at the Mercury Insurance Open. Hantuchova made an unforced error when she sent a forehand long to give the match to Radwanska. Earlier, US Olympian Varvara Lepchenko...
  • SaniaElena out of Mercury Insurance Open August 4, 2011

    Carlsbad, USA: Fourth seeds Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina's campaign ended in the doubles event of the Mercury Insurance Open following a righthand injury to the Russian. Up against Elena Bovina of Russia and Jie Zheng of China, the IndoRussian pair were trailing 25 in the opening set when they decided...
  • Kuznetsova beats Radwanska for Carlsbad title August 9, 2010

    Carlsbad, California: Unseeded Svetlana Kuznetsova squandered four match points before winning her first title in 10 months with a 64, 67 (7), 63 win over No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the Mercury Insurance Open finals on Sunday. Kuznetsova effectively used her booming forehand early, but had to survive...
  • Vandeweghe upsets Zvonareva in Carlsbad August 6, 2010

    Carlsbad, California: Local teenager Coco Vandeweghe upset Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva, 26, 75, 64 in a secondround match Thursday night in the Mercury Insurance Open. Vandeweghe, ranked No. 205, rebounded from a terrible start to surprise Zvonareva, the world's No. 9 ranked player. The 18yearold Vandeweghe, who grew up about 10 miles...