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2010-07-26 17:31:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Melanie Oudin, America's tennis sweetheart, will play in the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center, tournament officials announced today. The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event is scheduled for July 31 - Aug. 8 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. The 18-year-old Oudin, who was born and raised in Marietta, Ga., burst upon the tennis scene last summer when she defeated 29th seeded Sybille Bammer of Austria, 6th seeded Jelena...

2010-07-20 21:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Tournament officials announced today that Victoria Azarenka, (a-zuh-REN-Kuh) currently ranked No. 11 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, has committed to play in the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center. The women's professional tennis event is scheduled for July 31-Aug. 8 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Azarenka reached the singles quarterfinals of the Australian Open earlier this year. The native of Minsk, Belarus,...

2009-09-18 23:21:32

Melinda Czink moved into the semifinals of the Bell Challenge Friday when top-seeded Nadia Petrova retired from their match after one set. Petrova, the defending champion, has been suffering from a viral infection and she said she felt too weak to play after dropping the first set in a tiebreak. That put Czink in the semifinals against Aleksandra Wozniak, who is two victories away from the first tournament title of her career. Wozniak coasted past Alla Kudrysvtseva in their quarterfinal...

2009-09-16 20:19:40

No. 1 seed and defending champion Nadia Petrova coasted into the quarterfinals of the Bell Challenge Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Madison Brengle. Petrova, who was eliminated in the fourth round of the U.S. Open by Melanie Oudin, claimed the championship of this event last year with a victory over Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Fifth-seeded Melinda Czink earned a quarterfinal match-up with Petrova by downing Severine Bremond Beltrame 6-4, 6-3. No. 8 seed Julia Goerges advanced with a 6-2, 6-3...

2009-09-15 23:28:25

Top-seeded Nadia Petrova and third-seeded Aleksandra Wozniak won their first-round matches Tuesday at the women's Bell Challenge. Petrova, the defending champion, was an easy 6-2, 6-0 winner over Carly Gullickson in just 51 minutes. The Russian was coming off a three-set loss to American Melanie Oudin in the fourth round of the U.S. Open last week. Wozniak defeated Corinna Dentoni by the same 6-2, 6-0 score to advance to the second round. One seeded player lost. Last year's runner-up,...

2009-09-14 17:03:01

Fifth-seeded Hungarian Melinda Czink and American veteran Jill Craybas were among opening-round winners Monday at the women's Bell Challenge. Czink beat Australian Monique Adamczak 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) and the 35-year-old sixth-seeded Craybas beat fellow American Laura Granville 6-0, 6-1. This week's top seed is Russian Nadia Petrova, who defeated American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in last year's finale. Petrova will open defense of her title against American Carly Gullickson, who was a mixed doubles...

2009-09-14 17:03:01

Fifth-seeded Hungarian Melinda Czink and American veteran Jill Craybas were among opening-round winners Monday at the women's Bell Challenge. Czink beat Australian Monique Adamczak 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) and 35-year-old sixth-seeded Craybas beat fellow American Laura Granville 6-0, 6-1. This week's top seed is Russian Nadia Petrova, who defeated American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in last year's finale. Petrova will open defense of her title here against American Carly Gullickson, who was a mixed doubles...

2009-09-10 17:10:21

Venus and Serena Williams beat Russia's Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-2 Thursday in a women's U.S. Open doubles semifinal match. The victory made the American sister duo, the fourth seeds, U.S. Open finalists for the first time since 1999, when they were Open winners. Their second set loss Thursday was their first since the French Open quarterfinals against American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Russia's Nadia Petrova, a string of 29 wins in a row. The Williams sisters...

2009-09-10 17:10:21

Venus and Serena Williams beat Russia's Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-2 Thursday in a women's U.S. Open doubles semifinal match. The victory made the American sister duo, the fourth seeds, U.S. Open finalists for the first time since 1999, when they were Open winners. Their second set loss Thursday was their first since the French Open quarterfinals against American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Russia's Nadia Petrova, a string of 29 wins in a row. The Williams sisters...

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2009-09-07 17:26:31

Melanie Oudin, a 17-year-old American, beat another seeded Russian Monday to reach the women's U.S. Open quarterfinals. The 70th-ranked Oudin defeated Nadia Petrova 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3. Oudin, from Marietta, Ga., beat fourth-seeded former U.S. Open runner-up Elena Dementieva in the second round and then beat former champion Maria Sharapova in the third round. Oudin lost the first set in her last three matches before making comebacks. Monday, she trailed 6-1, 4-3. She converted a third match...