Monica Niculescu

  • Top-seed Kerber wins Linz opener after false start October 10, 2013

    Linz: Top-seeded Angelique Kerber overcame a poor start to beat Monica Niculescu of Romania 0-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Generali Ladies on Wednesday. The 10th-ranked German struggled for rhythm and won just five points on her own serve as she lost the opening set in 22 minutes....
  • Top-seeded Radwanska loses to US qualifier Hampton June 19, 2013

    Eastbourne: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska slumped to a 7-6 (2), 6-2 defeat by American qualifier Jamie Hampton in the first round at Eastbourne on Tuesday. Radwanska, who won the title in 2008, struggled throughout the match at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament. Although the Polish player leveled at 5-5 when Hampton served for...
  • Victoria Azarenka through to second round January 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka has opened the defense of her Australian Open title with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Monica Niculescu of Romania. Azarenka powered to a 4-0 lead in the opening set over Niculescu, who is winless in singles tournaments on the WTA Tour. The top-seeded Azarenka was down a service...
  • Venus Williams storms to Luxembourg Open title October 21, 2012

    Luxembourg: Venus Williams won her first WTA tournament in more than two years, beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-2, 6-3 to take the Luxembourg Open title on Sunday. Slowed by injuries and illness for two seasons, Williams showed she still had the winning touch and played steady tennis while Niculescu proved...