Kremlin Cup

  • Samantha Stosur, Svetlana Kuznertsova advance at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2013

    Moscow: Seventh-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities. "I played really well today and Kaia was a really dangerous opponent,"...
  • Carla Suarez Navarro advances at Kremlin Cup October 15, 2013

    Moscow: Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over lucky-loser Vera Dushevina on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Spaniard, who is looking for her maiden title, broke the Russian in the 10th game of the first set and went up 3-0 in the...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova advances at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2013

    Moscow: Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Lesia Tsurenko 7-5, 6-2 on Monday. The eighth-seeded Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion from Russia, won five consecutive games in the second set and served for the match at love. "I haven't been playing at the...
  • Tipsarevic, Youzhny likely to play in Kremlin Cup April 3, 2013

    Moscow: Janko Tipsarevic and Mikhail Youzhny are likely to feature in this year's Kremlin Cup, a Russian tennis official said on Tuesday, an early boost for a tournament that typically struggles to attract the world's top men. Tipsarevic, the world No.10, has played here six of the last seven years...
  • Wozniacki to play Stosur for Kremlin Cup title October 20, 2012

    Moscow: Caroline Wozniacki and Samantha Stosur both earned three-set victories on Saturday to reach the final of the Kremlin Cup. Wozniacki advanced to her third final of the season by beating Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-4, while Stosur rallied past former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-3,...
  • Sania-Nuria bow out of Kremlin Cup October 18, 2012

    Moscow: Sania Mirza could not end the season on a high as she and her partner Nuria Llagostera Vives were sent packing from the WTA Kremlin Cup by the American pair of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, here on Thursday. Third seeds Sania and Nuria, who had ended runners-up at the...
  • Ana Ivanovic storms into Kremlin Cup quarter-finals October 18, 2012

    Moscow: Ana Ivanovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday by beating qualifier Valeria Solovieva 6-1, 6-4. The 11th-ranked Serb broke Solovieva three times in the 19-year-old Russian's second match on the WTA Tour. Ivanovic, whose best result this season was a semifinal appearance in Indian Wells in March,...
  • Arvidsson stuns Bartoli, Kirilenko advances October 17, 2012

    Moscow: Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden advanced to the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup by beating Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 6-0, while Russia's Maria Kirilenko defeated her compatriot and wild card Elena Vesnina. Arvidsson broke Bartoli three times and dropped serve twice in the first set of the second-round match. The...
  • Bogomolov stuns Davydenko in Kremlin Cup October 17, 2012

    Moscow: World No.124 Alex Bogomolov dumped Nikolay Davydenko from the Kremlin Cup in the first round, scoring the first upset of a seed in the $740,000 tournament. Fifth seed Davydenko is a three-time champion at his home event, winning in 2004, 2006 and 2007, but was unable to maintain a...
  • Cibulkova advances to 2nd round at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2012

    Moscow: Defending champion Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup, rallying to beat Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Slovakian, who won her second career title in the United States in July, struggled in the first set, losing four consecutive games. But...
  • Sania-Nuria in Round 2 of Kremlin Cup October 16, 2012

    Moscow: Sania Mirza and her Spanish partner Nuria Llagostera Vives entered the second round of Kremlin Cup after a hard-fought victory over Darya Kustova of Belarus and Ukraine's Olga Savchuk here on Tuesday. The third seeded Indo-Spanish pair beat its unseeded opponents 6-3, 5-7, 10-6 in a battle that lasted...
  • Wozniacki to get wildcard for Kremlin Cup October 1, 2012

    Moscow: Former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki is to be granted a wildcard for the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament here next month. Wozniacki ended last year as World No.1 but has slipped to 11th after a disappointing 2012 season in which she suffered first-round exits at Wimbledon and the US Open and...
  • Tipsarevic, Cibulkova win Kremlin Cup titles October 23, 2011

    Moscow: Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic beat defending champion Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-2 in the first ever all-Serb ATP final to win the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, while Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia won her first career WTA title, rallying to beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5 for the women's...
  • Sick Bartoli gifts Radwanska spot in WTA finals October 21, 2011

    Moscow: Agnieszka Radwanska secured the last remaining spot in the season-ending WTA Championships without hitting a ball after Marion Bartoli retired from her Kremlin Cup quarter-final with an illness on Friday. Kremlin Cup organisers said the Frenchwoman was forced to withdraw from her match against Russia's Elena Vesnina after suffering...
  • Azarenka, Troicki win Kremlin Cup titles October 24, 2010

    Moscow: Victor Troicki of Serbia claimed his maiden title, and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus won her fifth women's crown with victories in the Kremlin Cup finals on Sunday. The 43rd-ranked Troicki rallied to beat fourth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, while Azarenka downed her Russian doubles partner Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4. The...
  • Azarenka, Kirilenko in final of Kremlin Cup October 23, 2010

    Moscow: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and local favorite Maria Kirilenko advanced to the Kremlin Cup final with straight-sets victories on Saturday. In the first semifinal, second-seeded Azarenka beat eighth-seeded Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain 6-3, 6-3 to book her fourth appearance in a final this season. Kirilenko reached her first final...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi knocked out of Kremlin Cup October 23, 2010

    Moscow: Top seeds Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan crashed out of the $ 1,000,000 Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with a 4-6, 5-7 loss to Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki on Friday. The win came in 68 minutes for the Serbians, whose previous best results came in June...
  • Azarenka eases into Kremlin Cup semis October 23, 2010

    Moscow: Second seed Victoria Azarenka reached the Kremlin Cup semi-finals with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing of home hope Alisa Kleybanova on Friday. The powerful Belarussian, known for her loud grunting on the court, dispatched the seventh-seeded Russian in less than 100 minutes to set up a Saturday clash with Spanish number...
  • Jankovic, Tsonga lose in Kremlin Cup openers October 22, 2010

    Moscow: Top seed Jelena Jankovic went out of the Kremlin Cup at the first hurdle in a 6-1 6-2 thrashing by little-known Kazakh teenager Zarina Diyas on Thursday. Serbia's former world number one, who had a bye in the first round, looked out of sorts from the start, committing numerous errors...
  • Kunitsyn and Jankovic secure Kremlin Cup titles October 13, 2008

    Moscow: Unheralded Igor Kunitsyn upset former world No.1 Marat Safin 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 in an all- Russian Kremlin Cup final to clinch his maiden title on Sunday. Earlier, world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic overpowered Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-4 in the women's final to win her third title in a row. Kunitsyn, the...
  • Jankovic routs Dementieva, enters Kremlin Cup final October 11, 2008

    Moscow: World No. 1 Jelena Jankovic overcame a dreadful start to power past holder Elena Dementieva 0-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the Kremlin Cup semi-finals on Saturday. The top seed will face Vera Zvonareva in Sunday's final after the Russian upset second-seeded compatriot Dinara Safina 6-2, 7-6 in the second semi-final. Despite the...
  • Vaidisova beats Mauresmo at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2006

    Moscow: Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova overcame a slow start to tame top seed and world number one Amelie Mauresmo 1-6 7-5 7-6 in the Kremlin Cup quarter-finals on Friday. The eighth-seeded Vaidisova recovered from a horrendous first set to take a 4-2 lead in the decider, but the powerful Frenchwoman...
  • Sharapova moves to round II at Kremlin October 12, 2006

    Moscow: US Open champion Maria Sharapova came through a tough second-round match in the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday to beat fellow Russian Ekaterina Bychkova 6-4 7-5. Sharapova was back in action for the first time since landing the US Open title last month after being given a bye into the...