US Open champion Samantha Stosur secured her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul with a commanding 6-1 6-0 win over Li Na.
A weary Caroline Wozniacki was sent packing from the WTA Championships after losing 6-4 6-2 to powerful Czech Petra Kvitova in her final round-robin match on Thursday.
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki will end the year as world number one for the second season running despite losing to Vera Zvonareva at the WTA Championship.
Russian tennis player, seeded two, was surprised by the Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova and fell 6-2, 6-3 defeat.
Russian Vera Zvonareva beats world number one, Dane Caroline Wozniacki, and claims Qatar Ladies Open title in two straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
World number one Caroline Wozniacki had no issue in the semifinal against Marion Bartoli and will meet Zvonareva in the Saturday’s final of the Qatar Open.
After top seeds like Schiavone (3), Li (4) and Peer (8) had to pack and go home being victims of lower ranked players, the remaining top ladies Wozniacki (1), Zvonareva (2) and Jankovic (5) did great in the quarters securing their spots in the semifinals.
The women’s and men’s singles quarterfinals of the Australian Open are over. After a tremendous performance in the fourth round, Schiavone had to bow in front of the younger and more rested Wozniacki while Nadal, unable to win his fourth consecutive major due to a hamstring injury, gave his Davis Cup team mate Ferrer the opportunity to get through to the semis.
The first Grand Slam of the season, 2011 Australian Open, starts on Monday in Melbourne. With Serena Wiliams out due to injury, how smooth will be Wozniacki’s road to the title considering that Henin and Clijsters have better chances?
The U.S. will face what will be his final Grand Slam number 16.