Mercury Insurance Open

  • 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...
  • Radwanska upsets Hantuchova in California July 17, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: World No. 6 seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia lost 6-4, 7-5 to Ursula Radwanska of Poland in a first-round 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...
  • Sania-Elena 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 right-hand injury to the Russian. Up against Elena Bovina of Russia and Jie Zheng of China, the Indo-Russian pair were trailing 2-5 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 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3 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, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a second-round 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 18-year-old Vandeweghe, who grew up about 10 miles...