Pan Pacific Open

  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black lift Pan Pacific Open trophy September 29, 2013

    Tokyo: Sania Mirza continued her impressive run as she captured her fourth title of the season and 18th overall with Cara Black of Zimbabwe, recording a come-from-behind win over Liezel Huber and Hao Ching Chan to lift the Pan Pacific Open trophy, on Saturday. The unseeded slayers of the top seeds...
  • Kvitova downs Kerber to take Tokyo title September 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Czech Petra Kvitova overcame a second set meltdown to dispatch Angelique Kerber 6-2 0-6 6-3 in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Saturday to claim her 11th WTA tour title. The 2011 Wimbledon champion sealed victory on her fourth match point when Kerber could only find...
  • Kvitova, Kerber advance to the final of Pan Pacific Open September 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Petra Kvitova rallied to defeat Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) and advance to the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday. Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the other semi-final. Kerber leads the head-to-head series 2-1, with all of the matches being...
  • Venus advances to semis at Pan Pacific Open September 26, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 to advance to the Pan Pacific Open semi-finals for the first time on Thursday. Williams, whose previous best in Tokyo was the quarter-finals in 2004, broke the 19-year-old Bouchard with a forehand down the line to go up 5-2...
  • Venus Williams advances at Pan Pacific Open September 25, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams rallied from a set down on Wednesday to defeat Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, broke serve to go up 5-3 in the second set at Ariake...
  • Bouchard advances at Pan Pacific Open September 25, 2013

    Tokyo: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada upset sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Bouchard, making her debut in the Tokyo tournament, broke Jankovic to go up 5-2 in the second set and then held serve to win the match...
  • Venus Williams reaches third round at Pan Pacific Open September 24, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams upset top-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, took advantage of six-double faults by Azarenka, who struggled with her game from the outset at Ariake Colosseum. Williams...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova advances at Pan Pacific Open September 24, 2013

    Tokyo: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia beat third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Kuznetsova, a two-time grand slam winner, hit seven aces in the match and will next face 15th-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Cirstea beat Japanese wildcard Misaki...
  • Kerber advances to third round at Pan Pacific Open September 23, 2013

    Tokyo: Angelique Kerber of Germany advanced to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open by beating Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-0, 6-1 on Monday. The fifth-seeded Kerber took advantage of five double-faults to defeat Torro-Flor at Ariake Colosseum. In other second-round matches, seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Belinda Bencic...
  • Ivanovic advances to 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open September 23, 2013

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Annika Beck of Germany. The No. 11-seeded Ivanovic lost the first game of each set but bounced back with six straight games to beat Beck at Ariake Colosseum....
  • Serena Williams pulls out of Pan Pacific Open September 19, 2013

    Tokyo: World No.1 Serena Williams of the United States has pulled out of the upcoming Pan Pacific Open in Japan. Serena said she had played through the summer and needed more time to recover from fatigue, adding she was disappointed at withdrawing from the event, reports Xinhua. Earlier last week, Russian Maria...
  • Maria Sharapova backs plan to muzzle grunters November 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Plans to muzzle the ear-bashing grunters of women’s tennis have found an unlikely ally in Maria Sharapova. One of the worst offenders, Sharapova’s screams have been measured at more than 101 decibels - comparable to a chain saw, a pneumatic drill or a speeding train. The sport’s governing body is...
  • Petrova stuns Radwanska to win Tokyo title November 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Russia's Nadia Petrova upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 in the Pan Pacific Open final on Saturday to complete a sensational run through the Tokyo tournament. "It feels amazing," Petrova told reporters after winning the WTA premier five event, which featured nine of the world's top 10...
  • Radwanska to face Petrova in Pan Pacific Open final September 28, 2012

    Tokyo: Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska pulverised Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-1 to set up a final with Nadia Petrova at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday. Russian Petrova upset eighth seed Samantha Stosur 6-4 6-2 in a surprisingly one-sided match to advance to her first final at the WTA premier five event...
  • Petrova upsets Stosur to reach Tokyo final September 28, 2012

    Tokyo: Russia's Nadia Petrova overpowered eighth seed Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-2 in a surprisingly one-sided match to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open on Friday. Petrova, struggling with lower back pain all week, ran Australian Stosur ragged along the baseline to advance to her first final at the WTA...
  • Azarenka pulls out, Sharapova upset in Tokyo September 27, 2012

    Tokyo: World number one Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the Pan Pacific Open citing chronic fatigue while Maria Sharapova was stunned by Samantha Stosur as the event lost its top two seeds on Thursday. French Open champion Sharapova, Tokyo winner in 2005 and 2009, was upset by Australian Stosur 6-4 7-6...
  • Azarenka, Sharapova reaches quarter-finals at Pan Pacific Open November 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus overcame a dizzy spell to beat Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday and advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Azarenka, playing in her first tournament since losing in the U.S. Open final to Serena Williams, had her blood pressure checked after...
  • Sharapova reaches Tokyo quarter-finals November 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Maria Sharapova overcame more problems with her serve to beat Czech Lucie Safarova 6-2 7-6 and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open on Wednesday. French Open champion Sharapova finished the match with an ace but double-faults on big points almost cost the Russian the second set as the...
  • In-form Errani sends Bartoli packing in Tokyo September 26, 2012

    Tokyo: Italy's Sara Errani ended the French resistance at the Pan Pacific Open, rallying to defeat ninth seed Marion Bartoli 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the last eight of the WTA premier five event on Wednesday. The sixth seed finally overcame Bartoli after two hours and 22 minutes, clinching victory with...
  • Sania-Nuria suffer first round exit from Japan WTA event November 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Sania Mirza and her Spanish partner Nuria Llagostera Vives made a shock first round exit from the Toray Pan Pacific Open after losing to Darija Jurak and Katalin Marosi, here. The second seed Indo-Spanish pair lost 0-6, 6-4, 8-10 to the Croatian-Hungary combination in the first round of the USD...
  • Sharapova, Li advance at Pan Pacific Open September 25, 2012

    Tokyo: Two-time champion Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open by beating British qualifier Heather Watson 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday. The seventh-seeded Li Na and fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber also won, but 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, the fourth seed, was upset by Petra Martic...
  • Ivanovic looks to recapture former glory September 24, 2012

    Tokyo: Former world number one Ana Ivanovic insisted she still had the game to challenge for grand slam titles after booking a spot in the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The Serb, seeded 11th in Tokyo, beat Andrea Hlavackova 6-3 2-0 to advance after the Czech retired...
  • Sharapova hurts ankle, quits Japan quarters September 29, 2011

    Tokyo: Maria Sharapova twisted her ankle while serving and quit her Pan Pacific Open quarter-final against Petra Kvitova on Thursday, in a rematch of this summer's Wimbledon final. Kvitova was ahead 4-3 in the first set when Sharapova was injured in the eighth game. Sharapova limped to her chair and pulled...
  • Wozniacki stunned by Kanepi in Japan pre-quarters September 28, 2011

    Tokyo: Kaia Kanepi eliminated top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. The 43rd-ranked Kanepi rallied from three games down in the third set and won the match when she broke the defending champion with a forehand down the line. After a...
  • Sharapova, Kirilenko reach Tokyo quarters September 28, 2011

    Tokyo: Second-seeded Maria Sharapova earned a hard-fought 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) win over 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany on Wednesday to advance to the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals. Sharapova came back from a 3-1 deficit in the first set and then rallied from 5-3 down in the second. "It was a tough...
  • Stosur upset by Kirilenko in Japan September 27, 2011

    Tokyo: Maria Kirilenko eliminated US Open champion Samantha Stosur from the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday, beating the Australian 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round. The sixth-seeded Stosur, playing for the first time since winning her first career Grand Slam title in New York, trailed in the second set but...
  • Sharapova wins Pan Pacific Open title March 27, 2010

    Tokyo:: Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova won her second Pan Pacific Open title after Jelena Jankovic retired with a wrist injury in Saturday's final. It was Sharapova's first title since shoulder surgery last October and the 20th of her career. Her last tournament win came at Amelia Island in April 2008. The...
  • Sharapova faces Jankovic in Pan Pacific Open final October 3, 2009

    Tokyo: Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova ground out a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday. The Russian will play Serbia's Jelena Jankovic in the final after the seventh seed overpowered China's Li Na 6-4, 6-3 in the day's...
  • Sharapova powers into Pan Pacific Open semis October 2, 2009

    Tokyo: Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova stormed into the Pan Pacific Open semi-finals by outfoxing Czech Iveta Benesova 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday. Earlier, seventh seed Jelena Jankovic eased past France's Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-3 to reach the last four of the $2 million tournament in Tokyo. Sharapova, 25th in the world...
  • Jankovic powers into Pan Pacific Open semis October 1, 2009

    Tokyo: Seventh seed Jelena Jankovic overpowered Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The Serbian, who finished 2008 as the top-ranked women's player in the world, never looked in danger of following the top six seeds out of the $2 million Tokyo...