Linz: Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka won her sixth WTA title of the season on Sunday by beating Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-4 at the Generali Ladies. Azarenka, who now has 14 career titles, has won 13 straight matches without dropping a set since losing the U.S. Open final last month. Azarenka broke the fifth-seeded Goerges in the opening game and again at 5-3 to take the first set.
Azarenka won 12 consecutive points early in the second set to build a 5-0 lead. She then lost four straight games before closing out the victory on her fifth match point.
07:05 PM, Oct 14, 2012
Linz: Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka reached her ninth final of the season on Saturday and will play Julia Goerges for the title at the Generali Ladies. In the semifinals, Azarenka beat Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-2, 6-1, and Goerges rallied to defeat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Azarenka, a winner of five events including the Australian Open this year, is 3-1 against Goerges though she has never dropped a...
09:15 PM, Oct 13, 2012
Linz: Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium defeated two-time champion Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-0 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies. Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka, fifth-seeded Julia Goerges and Irina-Camelia Begu also advanced to the semi-finals. Flipkens, who is ranked 66th and had to qualify for the main draw, trailed 3-1 before winning 11 of the next 12 games. "It's incredible that I've beaten her," Flipkens said. "I tried to play my...
07:10 PM, Oct 13, 2012
LINZ: Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and two-time former champion Ana Ivanovic won in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Generali Ladies. Azarenka beat Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-1, and Ivanovic defeated Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-4, 6-3. Azarenka dominated play from the baseline and hit 20 winners. "My game was more fluent than in the first round," Azarenka said. "My timing was better and I was less...
09:41 AM, Oct 12, 2012