Tennis: Galina Voskoboyeva wins WTA Memphis International Doubles
Feb 25. Tengrinews
Kazakhstan’s Galina Voskoboyeva became won the WTA 2013 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championship Doubles, Vesti.kz reports.
Kazakhstan tennis professional paired with France’s Kristina Mladenovic won over Swedish duo of Johanna Larsson and Sofia Arvidsson in the finals of the tournament. The match that was held in American Memphis ended with the score of 7:6 (7:5), 6:3.
Kazakhstan tennis professional Galina Voskoboyeva was happy about her victory in the Doubles with Kristina Mladenovic. It was their first tournament together.
“I am so happy that playing with Kristina Mladenovic for the first time together we won the title! Hurrah!” twitted the Kazakhstan tennis professional.
Earlier Galina Voskoboyeva and Kristina Mladenovic won over American Lindsay Lee-Waters and Jessica Pegula duo in the semi-finals with the score of 6:3, 6:3.
This title was the fourth WTA Doubles tournament title for the 28-y.o. Voskoboyeva in her professional career.
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Tennis: Shvedova advances to quarterfinals of WTA Brazil Cup Doubles
Feb 26. Tengrinews
Kazakhstan tennis professional Yaroslava Shvedova has made it into the quarterfinals of the WTA Brazil Tennis Cup Doubles in the Brazilian city of Florianopolis, Vesti.kz.
Kazakhstan’s Shvedova paired with Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues won over the French-Belgian duo of Caroline Garcia and Muguruza Blanco Garbine with the score of 6:3, 7:5 in the first round match.
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Tennis: Kazakhstan’s Putintseva ranked 91st in WTA first time
Feb 26. Tengrinews
Kazakhstan tennis professional Yuliya Putintseva has moved up to the 91st line in the WTA (Women Tennis Association) rating for the first time in her career, Vesti.kz reports.
18-y.o. Putintseva made the ten-line move thanks to her victory in the first round of the Dubai Open. Earlier the Kazakhstan’s tennis professional was ranked no higher than the 97th line.
Kseniya Pervak lost six lines in a week and stopped at the 90th line, next to Yuliya Putintseva. Kazakhstan’s Tennis No.1 Yaroslava Shvedova also failed to keep her position and moved down to the 34th line from the previous 32nd. One more Kazakhstan’s tennis professional Galina Voskoboyeva moved four lines up and became 107th.
Zarina Diyas, who currently plays in the Malaysia Open, moved to the 245th line from the 242nd line.
There was a change in the TOP-10 WTA ranking in recent weeks. Czech tennis professional Petra Kvitova moved up to the seventh line and replaced Italy’s Sara Errani, who became 8th. American Serena Williams is still the leader of the ranking. Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka and Russia’s Maria Sharapova follow her.
The WTA ranking as for February 25, 2013 (numbers in brackets stand for the previous position in the rating):
1 (1). Serena Williams (USA) – 10365;
2 (2).) Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) – 10325;
3 (3). Maria Sharapova (Russia) – 9715;
4 (4). Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) – 7505;
5 (5). Li Na (China) – 6130;
6 (6). Angelique Kerber (Germany) – 5400;
7 (8). Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) – 4980;
8 (7). Sara Errani (Italy) – 4915;
9 (9). Samantha Stosur (Australia) – 3835;
10 (10). Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) – 3570