KREMLIN CUP

  • US Open champion Marin Cilic wins Kremlin Cup Yesterday

    Moscow: US Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final. The big-serving Croat, seeded second, broke his Spanish opponent once in each set at Moscow's Olimpiisky arena to take his 13th career title and fourth of the season. Earlier Sunday, sixth-seeded...
  • Pavlyuchenkova beats Begu to win Kremlin Cup Yesterday

    Moscow: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia has won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, beating Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 in Sunday's final. Playing in her home city and seeded sixth, Pavlyuchenkova seized her chance in the $710,000 tournament when Begu tired after two evenly-matched sets. The Russian is now 7-3 in career...
  • Cilic through to Kremlin final after hardfought Kukushkin win Yesterday

    US Open champion Marin Cilic overcame a spirited challenge from Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan to win their Kremlin Cup semi-final 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday. Croatian Cilic, the world number eight who has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals in London, lost the first set but quickly recovered against the...
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to face Begu in Kremlin Cup final 2 days ago

    Moscow: Sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat Katerina Siniakova in straight sets on Saturday to set up a Kremlin Cup final against Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania. Pavlyuchenkova dominated the Czech qualifier from start to finish, winning 6-2, 6-2 to reach her 10th career final on the WTA tour. Earlier, Begu battled to...
  • Marin Cilic overpowers Tommy Robredo to reach Kremlin Cup semis 2 days ago

    US Open champion Marin Cilic moved into the last four of the Kremlin Cup with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Spain's Tommy Robredo on Friday. The 26-year-old Croatian proved too strong for the experienced Spaniard, ranked 21st in the world, who was making his second appearance at the Kremlin Cup after...
  • Top-seeded Milos Raonic eliminated at Kremlin Cup 4 days ago

    Moscow: Top-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada was eliminated in his first match at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis. Raonic had a bye into the second round, and the loss puts him in danger of failing to qualify for next month's ATP tour...
  • Marin Cilic through to Kremlin Cup quarter-finals 5 days ago

    US Open champion Marin Cilic was made to work hard before he earned a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over 128th-ranked Russian journeyman Evgeny Donskoy to reach the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday. Cilic was pushed to the limit at times but claimed victory in just under two hours to...
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova opens with a win at Kremlin Cup 6 days ago

    Moscow: Fifth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started her Kremlin Cup campaign with a win on Tuesday, beating 16-year-old Croatian Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-4. Pavlyuchenkova, the world No. 30, will now meet either Alison Riske of the United States or fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, a wild card entrant, in the second round. "It's hard to...
  • Bautista Agut reaches second round at Kremlin Cup 1 week ago

    Moscow: Fifth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain beat local favorite Andrei Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the Kremlin Cup. Bautista-Agut won in 1 hour, 17 minutes to set up a meeting with either Australia's Sam Groth or Russian wild card Andrei Rublev, who play Tuesday. "It felt...
  • Samantha Stosur, Svetlana Kuznertsova advance at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2013

    Moscow: Seventhseeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 63, 61 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 64, 63 victory over luckyloser Vera Dushevina on Tuesday. The sixthseeded Spaniard, who is looking for her maiden title, broke the Russian in the 10th game of the first set and went up 30 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 75, 62 on Monday. The eighthseeded Kuznetsova, a twotime 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 2, 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 threeset 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 63, 67 (4), 64, while Stosur rallied past former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 26, 63,...
  • SaniaNuria 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 KopsJones and Abigail Spears, here on Thursday. Third seeds Sania and Nuria, who had ended runnersup at the...
  • Ana Ivanovic storms into Kremlin Cup quarterfinals October 18, 2012

    Moscow: Ana Ivanovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday by beating qualifier Valeria Solovieva 61, 64. The 11thranked Serb broke Solovieva three times in the 19yearold 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 quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup by beating Marion Bartoli of France 63, 60, 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 secondround 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 threetime 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 26, 64, 62 on Tuesday. The fifthseeded Slovakian, who won her second career title in the United States in July, struggled in the first set, losing four consecutive games. But...
  • SaniaNuria 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 hardfought victory over Darya Kustova of Belarus and Ukraine's Olga Savchuk here on Tuesday. The third seeded IndoSpanish pair beat its unseeded opponents 63, 57, 106 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 firstround exits at Wimbledon and the US Open and...
  • Tipsarevic, Cibulkova win Kremlin Cup titles October 23, 2011

    Moscow: Topseeded Janko Tipsarevic beat defending champion Viktor Troicki 64, 62 in the first ever allSerb 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 36, 76 (1), 75 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 seasonending WTA Championships without hitting a ball after Marion Bartoli retired from her Kremlin Cup quarterfinal 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 43rdranked Troicki rallied to beat fourthseeded Marcos Baghdatis 36, 64, 63, while Azarenka downed her Russian doubles partner Maria Kirilenko 63, 64. 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 straightsets victories on Saturday. In the first semifinal, secondseeded Azarenka beat eighthseeded Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain 63, 63 to book her fourth appearance in a final this season. Kirilenko reached her first final...
  • BopannaQureshi knocked out of Kremlin Cup October 23, 2010

    Moscow: Top seeds Rohan Bopanna of India and AisamUlHaq Qureshi of Pakistan crashed out of the $ 1,000,000 Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with a 46, 57 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 semifinals with a 61 63 thrashing of home hope Alisa Kleybanova on Friday. The powerful Belarussian, known for her loud grunting on the court, dispatched the seventhseeded 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 61 62 thrashing by littleknown 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 76, 67, 63 in an all Russian Kremlin Cup final to clinch his maiden title on Sunday. Earlier, world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic overpowered Vera Zvonareva 62, 64 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 06, 61, 60 in the Kremlin Cup semifinals on Saturday. The top seed will face Vera Zvonareva in Sunday's final after the Russian upset secondseeded compatriot Dinara Safina 62, 76 in the second semifinal. Despite the...