Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci re-conquers Australian Open !


(RO)   Roberta Vinci si Sara Errani isi apara titlul cu succes la Australian Open, dupa ce au invins in finala perechea formata din Ekaterina Makarova si Elena Vesnina 6-4 3-6 7-5 !  Dupa ce au pierdut in faze premature, in proba de simplu, Errani a cedat in fata Juliei Goerges 3-6 2-6 , Vinci a pierdut in fata lui Jie Zheng 4-6 3-6, Vesnina a fost eliminata de Alison Riske 2-6 2-6 si Makarova pierzand in fata lui Na Li 2-6 0-6, cele 4 jucatoare s-au concentrat asupra probei de dublu ! Astfel, demonstrand un joc foarte compact si echilibrat, echipa italiana si echipa rusa , au ajuns pana in finala , acolo unde au facut un meci de senzatie ! In primul set Errani / Vinci au jucat mai bine si s-au impus cu 6-4 ! In cel de-al doilea set, Makarova / Vesnina au fost echipa mai buna si mai constanta, adjudecandu-si setul cu 6-3 ! In setul decisiv am avut parte de foarte multe intorsaturi ! Mai intii Sara si Roberta au condus cu 2-0, apoi Elena si Ekaterina au castigat 5 game-uri la rand , conducand cu 5-2 , insa de atunci, favorite unu ale turneului, nu s-au mai uitat in spate si si-au adjudecat o serie de 5 game-uri la rand, astfel cucerind trofeul pentru a doua oara consecutiv !
   Pentru Sara Errani si Roberta Vinci, trofeul de la Australian Open inseamna cel de-al patrulea turneu de Mare Slem si cel de-al 17-lea in total !

(EN)   Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani successfully defending their title at the Australian Open after defeating the Russian pair Elena Vesnina / Ekaterina Makarova  6-4 3-6 7-5 ! After their lost in the early stages , in the singles , Errani succumbed to Julia Goerges 3-6 2-6, Vinci lost to Jie Zheng 4-6 3-6, Vesnina was eliminated by Alison Riske 2 -6 and Makarova losing to Li Na 2-6 0-6 , the 4 ones players have focused on the doubles ! Thus , demonstrating a very compact and balanced game , the Italian team and the Russian team have reached the final where they made a sensational match ! In the first set Errani / Vinci have played better and  won 6-4 ! In the second set, Makarova / Vesnina were the better team and more constant , imposing by 6-3 ! The final set had many twists ! First  Sara and Roberta leads 2-0 , after Elena and Ekaterina have won five games in a row , leading 5-2 , but after then  , the top seed of the tournament  didn't  look back and won a series of five games , thus winning the trophy for the second year consecutive !
   For Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci Australian Open's trophy means their fourth Grand Slam tournament and the 17th in total!

Na Li conquers Australian Open , her second Grand Slam !

(RO)   Na Li cucereste trofeul la Australian Open, astfel obtinand cel de-al doilea turneu de Grand Slam ! In finala , chinezoaica a invins-o pe favorita 20 Dominika Cibulkova , in 2 seturi 7-6 6-0 ! Primul set a fost plin de greseli , deoarece ambele jucatoare erau foarte nervoase si niciuna nu-si putea gasi un ritm , astfel setul a intrat in prelungiri, pana intr-un tie-break , in care Li s-a dovedit a fi jucatoarea mai constanta ! In cel de-al doilea set, pe teren a existat doar o singura jucatoare, Na Li care a jucat din ce in ce mai bine , impunandu-se cu 6-0 !  In drumul spre victorie , numarul 4 mondial , le-a invins pe rand pe Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-0, pe Belinda Benci in turul secund 6-0 7-6 , in runda urmatoare a trecut de Lucie Safarova (meciul cel mai dificil, unde a si salvat o minge de meci), in turul 4 o invinge pe favorita 22 , Ekaterina Makarova 6-2 6-0, apoi pe Pennetta 6-2 6-2 si in semifinale trece de noua stea , Eugenie Bouchard 6-2 6-4 ! 
   Astfel, Na Li reuseste sa acapareze trofeul , dupa ce a disputat 2 finale in 2012 si 2011 !

(EN)   Li Na conquers the trophy at the Australian Open , winning her second Grand Slam tournament ! In the final , the Chinese defeated the 20 seed ,Dominika Cibulkova in 2 sets 7-6 6-0 ! The first set was full of mistakes , as both player were very nervous and could not find any rhythm , so the set came in overtime ending in a tie-break , in which Li was the better player ! In the second set, on the court was only one 

player , Li Na who played increasingly better, imposing 6-0 ! 
        On the way to victory , world number 4 ,  defeated one by one  Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-0, Bencic Belinda in the second round 6-0 7-6 , in the next round pass by Lucie Safarova ( the most difficult match , where she saved a match point ) , in the 4 round , beat the 22 seed Ekaterina Makarova 6-2 , 6-0 , then defeats Flavia Pennetta 6-2 6-2 and in the semifinals sends home the new rising tennis star,  Eugenie Bouchard 6 -2 6-4 !
   Thus , Na Li manages to capture the trophy at the Melbourne Park, after playing the final twice , in 2012 and in 2011!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Australian Open 2014 : The 2008 champion, Maria Sharapova looks dangerous, after her win against Bethanie Mattek-Sands !

(RO)   Cea mai bine platita atleta din anul 2013 si numarul 3 mondial, Maria Sharapova si-a inceput o noua campanie la Melbourne Park, purtand o rochie superba si a infruntat-o in turul inaugural pe Bethanie Mattek-Sands ! Jucatoarea americana se afla in forma maxima , dupa ce la inceputul anului a invins-o pe numarul 5 mondial, Agnieszka Radwanska, la turneul de la Sydney ! Impotriva jocului agresiv si puternic al Mariei , Bethanie nu a putut sa faca fata , si a cedat in 2 seturi 3-6 4-6 ! Astfel, pentru Maria Sharapova castigul in fata jucatoarei americane este a 150 victorie, la turneele de Grand Slam ! Jocul Sharapovei a aratat foarte bine, un pic serviciul i-a provocat mici probleme, insa Maria le-a compesat cu cele 29 de lovituri castigatoare si 5 asi ! Dupa o ora si 39 de minute, Maria a pus capat meciului, castigand 77 de puncte dintr-un total de 142 ! In turul secund , favorita 3 va juca impotriva jucatoarei italiene Karin Knapp !


(EN)   The highest paid female athlete in 2013 and the number 3 in the world , Maria Sharapova started a new campaign at Melbourne Park, wearing a gorgeous dress and faced in the inaugural tour Bethanie Mattek-Sands ! The American player was in her top form and defeating at the begining of the year, the  world number 5, Agnieszka Radwanska at the tournament in Sydney! Against Maria's powerful and aggressive game from baseline , Bethanie couldn't  do anything , and yielded in two sets 3-6 4-6! Thus, for Maria Sharapova this wins against the  American  is her 150-th victory at the Grand Slam tournaments!  Sharapova's game looks great and balanced , making 29 winners and five aces! After an hour and 39 minutes, Maria ended the match, winning 77 points  of a total of 142 ! In the second round the third seed will play against the Italian Karin Knapp !

Australian Open 2014 : The defending champion, Victoria Azarenka cruises into the second round !

(RO)   Neinvinsa, deja de 2 ani , aici la Melbourne Park, Victoria Azarenka isi continua seria sa invingatoare de 14 meciuri si mai adauga unul , dupa ce o invinge pe Johanna Larsson 7-6 6-2 ! Primul set a durat 72 de minute si a fost unul foarte echilibrat, ambele jucatoare demonstrand concentratie maxima si constanta, insa totusi cand s-a ajuns in tie-break , Azarenka a jucat mai bine primele puncte si astfel, casting primul set ! In urmatorul set, pur si simplu, Vika s-a dezlantuit si a dat drumul intru totul jocului ei, care i-a adus cele 2 trofee la Australian Open ! In final, numarul 2 mondial si favorita secunda, dupa  o ora si 3 sferturi, se impune in 2 seturi ! Azarenka a comis 7 duble greseli fata de cele 5 ale adversarei, si a avut un raport de 27 de lovituri castigatoare fata de 32 greseli nefortate ! In turul doi , Victoria va juca impotriva B. Zahlavova Strycova , joi, 16 ianuarie !

(EN)   Unbeaten already for two consecutive years , here at Melbourne Park, Victoria Azarenka continues her winning series of 14 matches and added another after  beating  the Swedish player Johanna Larsson 7-6 6-2! The first set lasted 72 minutes and was very balanced, both player demonstrating maximum concentration and constant , but still when the tie-break comes , Azarenka played better on the first points and thus casting the first set in her favor ! In the next set, simply Vika broke loose and gave way entirely on her game that brought the two trophies at the Australian Open! Finally, World No. 2 and second seed , after an hour and three quarters, ends the match in 2 sets! Azarenka committed seven double faults against 5 of her opponent, and had a report of 27 winners against 32 unforced errors! In round two, Victoria will play against B. Zahlavova Strycova, on Thursday, January 16th!

Australian Open 2014 : Confident start for the 2008 finalist, Ana Ivanovic !

(RO)   Purtand o rochie superba, finalista din 2008 , Ana Ivanovic a castigat meciul ei cu Kiki Bertens in primul tur la Australian Open ! Precum, arata eleganta si frumoasa in rochia adidas Women's Spring adizero Dress , asa a aratat si jocul Anei de pe fundul terenului , foarte ingrijit, sigur, dar agresiv ! Astfel, frumoasa jucatoare s-a impus in 2 seturi identice 6-4 6-4 , servind 3 asi , 14 lovituri direct castigatoare, si comitand doar 22 de erori nefortate fata de cele 35 ale adversarei ! Ana merge mai departe in turul secund la Melbourne Park , unde va juca cu tanara jucatoare germana Annika Beck pe Show Court 2 , miercuri 14 ianuarie !  

(EN)   Wearing a gorgeous dress, the 2008 finalist Ana Ivanovic won her match against Kiki Bertens in the first round at the Australian Open! Like, she was looking elegant and brilliant in the adidas dress adizero Women's Spring Dress, in the same way looked her game from baseline , very neat,  but in the same time aggressive! The beautiful player was imposed in two identical sets 6-4 6-4, serving three aces, making 14 winners and committing only 22 unforced errors against 35 of her opponent! Ana goes in the second round at Melbourne Park, where she will play against the young German player Annika Beck on Show Court 2 on Wednesday, January 14th!

Australian Open 2014 : The new rising star sends home the japanese veteran !

(RO)   O noua stea in devenire, Belinda Bencic castiga meciul impotriva veteranei circuitului WTA Kimiko Date-Krumm in primul tur la Australian Open ! Asa urma sa fie meciul , un duel atractiv intre agresivitatea fostei junioare si experienta veteranei, iar in final asa si a fost ! O partida echilibrata, incheiata in 3 seturi identice 6-4 4-6 6-4 , in favorea tinerei jucatoare , Belinda Bencic ! Venita din calificari, Bencic isi continua traseul , castigand cel de-al patrulea meci la rand , 3 in calificari si unul pe tabloul principal ! In turul urmator, adversara Belindei Bencic, va fi finalista de anul trecut de aici, de la Melbourne Park , numarul 4 mondial, castigatoarea de la Roland Garros, Na Li ! 

(EN)   A new rising star, Belinda Bencic win the match against the japanese veteran of the WTA circuit Kimiko Date-Krumm, in the first round at the Australian Open ! As it was suposed to be an attractive duel between the agressive former junior and the experienced veteran , the match it and was ! A balanced game, done in 3 identical sets 6-4 4-6 6-4  , ending in tje favor of the young player, Belinda Bencic ! Coming from qualifying , Bencic continues her route, winning  four matches in a row, three in qualifying and one on the main draw ! In the next round, Belinda's opponent will be the finalist from last year here at Melbourne Park and the winner of a Grand Slam at Roland Garros , the world number four, the Chinese Li Na!

Australian Open 2014 : Kerber past succesfully first test against home favorite Gajdosova !

(RO)   Finalista de saptamana trecuta de la Sydney, Angelique Kerber continua sa joace bine si trece primul test la Australian Open ! Kerber o invinge pe favorita publicului, Jarmila Gajdosova in 3 seturi ! Dupa ce a castigat lejer primul set cu 6-3, jucatoarea germana parea ca se va impune si in cel de-al doilea , insa Gajdosova nu a fost de acord ! Impiedicandu-se chiar in primul game din setul secund si primind ingrijiri medicale, jucatoarea australiana a inceput sa joace impecabil , fara greseala si castiga setul doi surprinzator cu 6-0 ! In cel de-al treilea set, datorita experientei si concentrarii , Kerber s-a impus cu 6-2 , si a demonstrat ca nu in zadar este favorita 9 , aici la Melbourne Park ! In urmatorul meci, Angelique va juca pentru un loc in turul trei impotriva rusoaicei Alla Kudryavtseva !

(EN)   The finalist from the last week in Sydney , Angelique Kerber continue to play well and passes over the first test at Australian Open! Kerber defeats the favorite crowd, Jarmila Gajdosova in 3 sets! After winning the first set easily 6-3, the German seemed that will close the match in 2 sets , but Gajdosova wasn't  agree with that ! Even stumbling  in the first game of the second set and received a medical time-out , the Australian player started playing impeccable, with no mistakes and surprisingly win the second set 6-0 ! In the third set thanks to her experience and concentration, Kerber won with 6-2, and demonstrated that not in vain is the 9 seed here at Melbourne Park! In the next match, Angelique will play for a place in the third round against Alla Kudryavtseva from Russia !


Australian Open 2014 : First seed out, the italian player Sara Errani !

(RO)   Favorita 7, Sara Errani paraseste turneul din primul tur , cedand in fata puternicei jucatoare Julia Goerges 3-6 2-6 ! Germanca in varsta de 25 de ani, a jucat impecabil, fara greseala, iar jucatoarea italiana nu a putut face fata loviturilor puternice de pe fundul terenului ale adversarei ! Anul trecut, Sara ca si in acest an a pierdut in primul tur ai la Melbourne Park !Astfel, Julia a fost jucatoarea mai agresiva si dupa o ora si 17 minute, Goerges pune capat partidei, servind 4 asi, 39 de lovituri direct castigatoare si avand un procentaj de venire la fileu de 70 %, castingand 7 mingi dintr-un total de 10 ! In turul secund , Julia Goerges va juca impotriva tinerei jucatoare americane Lauren Davis !

(EN)   The 7 seed, Sara Errani leaves the tournament very early , on the first round before succumbing against Julia Goerges in 2 sets 3-6 2-6 ! The 25 years old German player, played impeccably ! Sarra couldn't handle the powerfull strokes from the baseline of her opponent ! Last year , like in this year Sara lost in the first round here in the Melbourne Park! So , Julia was the more aggressive ,focused player and after an hour and 17 minutes, she put the ends of the match,  serving four aces, making 39 winners and having a 70 % percentage net points won, winning seven balls from a total of 10!  In the second round, Julia Goerges will play against the younger American players Lauren Davis!

Australian Open 2014 : Na Li defeats former champion in juniors, Ana Konjuh !

(RO)   Finalista de anul trecut, jucatoarea chineza Na Li se califica in turul doi la Australian Open dupa ce o invinge pe Ana Konjuh ! Ana este o fosta campioana aici la Melbourne Park in timpul junioratului, cand era una dintre cele mai bune ! Insa, trecerea de la juniori la seniori este dificila tanara jucatoare croata, mai necesita timp pentru a se obisnui cu ritmul !
   In final, favorita 4, dupa o ora si un minut, Na Li castiga usor in 2 seturi 6-2 6-0 ! Meciul s-a disputat pe Hisense Arena ! In turul urmator , Li va juca impotriva altei foste junioare, jucatoarea elvetiana Belinda Bencic , miercuri 15 ianuarie pe Rod Laver Arena !

(EN)   The last year's finalist, the Chinese player Na Li is qualifying for the second round at the Australian Open after a defeat against Ana Konjuh! Ana is a former champion here at Melbourne Park during juniors, when she was one of the best! However, the transition from juniors to seniors is difficult for the young Croatian and require more time to adjust to the rhythm!
    Finally, the 4 seed , after an hour and a minute Na Li wins easily in two sets 6-2, 6-0! The match was played on Hisense Arena! In the next round, Li will play against another former junior the Swiss player Belinda Bencic, on Wednesday, January 15th , this time on the main court - Rod Laver Arena!

Monday, January 13, 2014

First big surprise : Early exit for Petra Kvitova !

(RO)   Prima mare surpriza are loc la Australian Open, favorita 6 pareseste turneul din primul tur ! Jucatoarea ceha, Petra Kvitova cedeaza surprinzator in fata Luksikai Kumkhum din Tailanda, locul  88 in WTA Rankings 2-6 6-1 4-6 ! Dupa ce a pierdut primul set, Petra a dat semne ca si-a revenit , si a castigat foarte usor setul doi cu 6-1 ! In setul decisiv, Luksika a jucat extraordinar si a fost cea care a condus jocul , profitand si de greselile nefortate ale Kvitovei ! Astfel, cu un total de 28 de lovituri direct castigatoare, 4 asi si un procentaj de reusita la primul serviciu foarte ridicat , de 72 % castigand 26 de puncte dintr-un total de 36, jucatoarea in varsta de 20 de ani, Kumkhum produce socul turneului de pana acum , eliminand-o pe fosta castigatoare de la Wimbledon !


(EN)   First big surprise occurs at the Australian Open, the 6 seed  leaves the competition in the first round! The lefty Czech player Petra Kvitova surprisingly lost against Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand, the 88th place in WTA Rankings 2-6 6-1 4-6! After losing the first set, Petra showed signs that she returned, and easily won the second set 6-1! But in the deciding set, Luksika played great and was the one who led the game, taking advantage of the numerous Kvitova's unforced errors ! 

   Thus, with a total of 28 winners, four aces and a very high percentage at the 1st serve points won 72% , winning 26 points  of a total of 36,  the 20 years old , Kumkhum produced so far the biggest shock of the tournament , eliminating the former Wimbledon champion !

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Australian Open 2014 : Rising Star Most Likely To Make Second Week

(RO)   Pentru Sorana Cirstea, anul 2013, a fost cel mai bun an din cariera sa, dupa ce a ajuns in prima sa finala la un turneu din seria WTA Premier 5 ! La Rogers Cup presented by National Bank Cirstea, a invins 3 jucatoare din top 10 si una din top 20 ! A trecut de Caroline Wozniacki (9) 5-7 7-6 6-4 , apoi de Jelena Jankovic (15) 6-3 6-4 , in turul urmator o invinge pe Petra Kvitova (6) 4-6 7-5 6-2 , in semifinale castiga in fata lui Na Li (4) 6-1 7-6 si in finala cedea in fata multiplei campioane Serena Williams ! Dupa acest rezultat , specialisti cred cu desavarsire ca Sorana Cirstea este una dintre jucatoarele cele mai periculoase de la Australian Open 2014 ! In primul ei tur , Cirstea va juca impotriva jucatoarei Marina Erakovic, marti, 14 ianuarie !

(EN)  For Sorana Cirstea, 2013 was the best year of her career after she reached her first final at a WTA Premier 5 tournament ! At the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank Cirstea, beat three players from top 10 and one from the top 20! First seed that she beat was  Caroline Wozniacki (9 seed ) 5-7 7-6 6-4, after she defeats Jelena Jankovic (15 seed ) 6-3 6-4, in the next round pass by Petra Kvitova (6 seed ) 4-6 7-5 6 -2, in semifinal win over Li Na  (4 seed ) 6-1 7-6 and in the final she lost against  multiple champion Serena Williams! 
   After this result, experts believe completely that Sorana Cirstea is one of the most dangerous players and rising star most likely to make second week at the Australian Open 2014 ! In her first round, Cirstea will play against Marina Erakovic, on Tuesday, January 14th!

Australian Open 2014 : Player Most Looking Forward To Seeing Play (Simona Halep)

(RO)   Dupa un an extraordinar , in care a reusit sa castige 6 titluri si sa urce pe locul 11 mondial, Simona Halep este una dintre jucatoarele care ar putea produce surpriza la Australian Open ! In 2013, Simona a cucerit trofeele de la Sofia, Moscova, New Haven, Budapesta,'S-Hertogenbosch si Nurnberg , astfel devenit cea de-a 2 jucatoare dupa numarul de titluri castigate , dupa Serena Williams ! Anul 2014 , Halep l-a inceput la Apia International Sydney, unde a cedat in primul tur in fata tinerei Madison Keys 1-6 4-6 ! La Australian Open , jucatoarea romana este favorita 11 si va juca in debut cu Katarzyna Piter ! 

(EN)   After an tremendous year in which she managed to win six titles and to reach on the 11th position in WTA Rankings   Simona Halep is one of the players that could produce a surprise at the Australian Open! In 2013, Simon won the trophies in Sofia, Moscow, New Haven, Budapest, 'S-Hertogenbosch and Nurnberg, thus became the 2nd player by number of winning titles , after Serena Williams ! Her first tournament in 2014 was at the Apia International , where Halep lost in the first round against the younger Madison Keys 1-6 4-6! 
At the Australian Open, the Romanian player is seeded by number 11 and will play in her debut match against Katarzyna Piter from Poland !

Australian Open 2014 : Jelena Jankovic is looking for the second week here at Melbourne !

(RO)   Inca de la sfarsitul sezonului 2013 , Jelena Jankovic a dat semne de o revenire la forma ei maxima. Dupa ce a pierdut in semifinale la turneul campioanelor , in fata Serenei Williams in 3 seturi echilibrate, Jankovic isi mentine forma ei cea buna si la primul turneu al anului ! Alaturi de primele 3 favorite, Serena Williams , Vika Azarenka si Maria Sharapova , Jelena a figurat pe lista turneului de la Brisbane International , unde a ajuns pana in semifinal cedand in fata numarului 2 mondial, jucatoarea bielorusa Victoria Azarenka ! 
   La Melbourne , anul acesta fosta lidera mondiala , a fost cotat cu cea de-a 8 sansa la castigarea trofeului si isi va incepe campania sa impotriva jucatoarei japoneze Misaki Doi, meci ce se va juca marti, 14 ianuarie ! 


(EN)   Since the end of the season in 2013, Jelena Jankovic showed some signs on return to her top form. After losing in the semifinals at the WTA Championships, against Serena Williams in three balanced sets Jankovic retains her form and in the first tournament of the year! Along the top 3 seeds , Serena Williams, Vika Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, Jelena figured on the list of Brisbane International , where she reached the semifinals before succumbing against world number two, the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka 6-1 3-6 4-6 !
   In Melbourne this year the former world number 1 was quoted with the 8th chance to win the trophy and will begin her campaign against the Japanese Misaki Doi , match that will be played on Tuesday, January 14th!

Australian Open 2014 : Vera Zvonareva is ready to compete again !

(RO)   Dupa o perioada indelungata, in care a stat departe de terenurile de tenis din cauza numeroaselor accidentari, rusoaica Vera Zvonareva si-a revenit si este gata din nou de lupta ! Vera a jucat anul acesta primul ei turneu la Shenzhen, unde a avut nenorocul sa joace chiar cu favorita intii, chinezoaica Na Li , in fata careia a cedat 5-7 3-6 ! Totusi, Zvonareva a demonstrat un joc foarte constant si puternic de pe fundul terenului, punandu-i mari probleme numarului 4 mondial ! In primul tur la Australian Open , rusoaica va juca impotriva unei favorite a publicului, jucatoarea australiana Casey Dellacqua ! 
Meciul dintre cele 2 va avea loc , luni , 13 ianuarie pe terenul numarul 3 de la Melbourne Park ! 


(EN)   After a long period in which she stayed away from tennis courts due to numerous injuries, the former world number 2, Vera Zvonareva recovered and is ready to fight again! Vera played her first tournament this year in Shenzhen, where she had the misfortune to play against top seed , the Chinese Na Li, in front of which she succumbed 5-7 3-6! However, Zvonareva has shown a very steady and strong game from the baseline , putting a lot of troubles to the world number 4 in WTA Rankings ! 
   In the first round at the Australian Open, the Russian will play against a public favorite, the Australian player Casey Dellacqua !
The match between these two women will be held on Monday, January 13 on the Show Court Nr. 3 from Melbourne Park!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Australian Open 2014 : Ekaterina Makarova (22) versus Venus Williams, another exciting match !

(RO)   Multipla campioana, americanca Venus Williams, sora mai mare din familia Williams, va juca in primul tur de la Australian Open 2014 impotriva favoritei 22 a turneului Ekaterina Makarova ! Dupa numeroase accidentari , Venus Williams se pare ca incetul cu incetul isi revine, si incearca sa joace cel mai bun tenis al ei ! Dupa finala pierduta de la Auckland, de saptamana trecuta in fata sarboaicei Ana Ivanovic, Venus are prima sansa la victorie in acest meci , dar sa ne reamintim ca Makarova a eliminat-o pe cealalta sora Williams, Serena in 2012 si a reusit sa ajunga de 2 ori in sferturile de finala aici la Melbourne !
Astfel, un nou meci echilibrat se anunta la Australian Open 2014 ! Meciul se va juca in prima zi a competitiei , luni, 13 ianuarie pe terenul Margaret Court Arena !


(EN)   The multiple champion, American Venus Williams, the elder sister of the Williams family, will play in the first round of the Australian Open 2014 against Ekaterina Makarova the 22 seed of the tournament! After numerous injuries, Venus Williams apparently slowly recovers, and try to play her best tennis o! After the final lost in Auckland last week against the Serbian player Ana Ivanovic, Venus has the first chance to win this match, but to remember that Makarova eliminated the other sister Williams, Serena in 2012 and managed to reach  2 times in the quarterfinals, here in Melbourne!
   Thus, a new balanced match at the Australian Open 2014  is announced! The match will be played on the first day of competition, Monday, January 13 on the Margaret Court Arena!

Australian Open 2014 : The 2008 finalist , Ana Ivanovic looks very good !

(RO)   Frumoasa sarboaica Ana Ivanovic se pare ca si-a regasit forma ei cea mai buna care a ajutat-o sa cucereasca primul turneu al ei de mare Slem , Roland Garros si sa ajunga in finala de la Australian Open 2008, unde a pierdut in fata Mariei Sharapova 5-7 3-6 ! Ana este una dintre jucatoarele care deja a reusit sa castige un titlu anul acesta, la Auckland dupa o batalie extraordinara in fata lui Venus Williams 6-2 5-7 6-4 ! In 2014 Ivanovic este considerata una dintre favorite pentru a ajunge in saptamana a doua aici la Melbourne. In primul tur fosta lidera mondiala va juca luni ,13 ianuarie impotriva jucatoarei olandeze Kiki Bertens, locul 93 in lume , pe terenul Hisense Arena ! 


(EN)   The beautiful Serbian player Ana Ivanovic apparently has found her best form that helped her to conquer her first Grand Slam tournament at the Roland Garros and to reach in the final of the Australian Open in 2008, where she lost to Maria Sharapova 5-7 3-6!  Ana is one of the players who has already managed to win a title this year in Auckland after a tremendous battle against Venus Williams 6-2 5-7 6-4! In 2014 Ivanovic is considered one of the favorites to reach the second week here in Melbourne. 
In the first round the former world leader will play on Monday, January 13 against the Dutch player Kiki Bertens, currently number 93 in the world , on Hisense Arena!

Australian Open 2014 : Another interresting match in the first round !

(RO)   Un alt meci ce pare sa fie foarte atractiv este cel dintre Angelique Kerber, favorita 9 a turneului si Jarmila Gajdosova , cea care a primit o invitatie din partea organizatorilor ! Angelique Kerber este recenta finalista de la Apia International Sydney, unde a cedat in fata jucatoarei bulgare Tsvetana Pironkova cu un dublu 4-6 ! Pe de alta parte, Jarmila , o fost jucatoare de top 30, revine dupa o perioada lunga in care a stat departe de terenurile de tenis din cauza numeroaselor accidentari ! 
Partida dintre Angelique Kerber si Jarmila Gajdosova va fi cea inaugurala a turneului si se va juca luni , 13 ianuaria pe Rod Laver Arena la ora 11 , ora locala !


(EN)   Another game that seems to be very attractive is the match between  Angelique Kerber, the 9 seed and Jarmila Gajdosova, who received a wildcard from the organizers! Angelique Kerber is therecent finalist at the Apia International Sydney from where she succumbed in two sets to the Bulgarian player Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6 4-6 ! 
   On the other hand, Jarmila, a former Top 30 player, came back after a long period in which she stayed away from the tennis courts because of numerous injuries !
   The game between Angelique Kerber and Jarmila Gajdosova will be the inaugural match of tournament and will be played on Monday 13 January on Rod Laver Arena at 11am local time!

Australian Open 2014 : The last year finalist Li Na will play against the young talented player Ana Konjuh !

(RO)   Finalista de anul trecut de la Melbourne, Na Li va disputa primul ei meci pe tabloul principal impotriva tinerei jucatoare Ana Konjuh, care a venit din calificari ! Ana Konjuh , o fosta junioara foarte valoroasa , s-a impus aici la Australian Open in vremea aceea ! Jucatoarea croata para ca a reusit sa faca cu succes trecerea de la juniori la adulti, si deja isi pune amprenta in tenisul feminin actual ! 
Anul acesta , Na Li a reusit sa-si apere titlul cu succes titlul de la Shenzhen, unde a invins-o in finala pe buna sa prietena si compatrioata Peng Shuai ! Chinezoaica pare sa se afle intr-o forma foarte buna si este una dintre favorite la trofeu ! 
Meciul dintre Ana Konjuh si Na Li se va disputa luni, 13 ianuarie pe terenul Hisense Arena !

(EN)   The last year finalist in Melbourne , Li Na will play her first match on the main draw against the young player from Croatia Ana Konjuh who came from qualifying! Ana Konjuh, a former valuable junior imposed here at the Australian Open in that time!  It looks that Ana maded a succesfully  transition from junior to adults , and already put her  mark in the current women's tennis!
   This year, Li Na was able to successfully defend her title in Shenzhen, where she defeated in the final her good friend and compatriot Peng Shuai! The Chinese seem to be in a very good form and is one of the favorites to win the trophy!
The match between Ana Konjuh and Li Na will be played on Monday, January 13 on Hisense Arena!

Australian Open 2014 : The defending champion starts her campaing against Johanna Larsson !

(RO)   Detinatoarea trofeului, Victoria Azarenka isi va incepe traseul spre un al treilea trofeu aici la Melbourne impotriva jucatoarei din Suedia Johanna Larsson ! Azarenka si-a inceput anul la Brisbane, alaturi de Maria Sharapova si Serena Williams ! Printr-un joc constant si precis , Victoria a reusit sa ajunga pana in ultimul act  , dupa ce a trecut mai intii in semifinala de favorita 4 Jelena Jankovic, intr-un meci lung de 3 seturi ! In finala Azarenka a cedat in fata Serenei Williams, dupa un meci foarte echilibrat, 4-6 5-7 !
Johanna Larsson a jucat anul aceste in primele 2 turnee, cel de la Brisbane unde a pierdut in fata lui Heather Watson si cel de la Auckland, unde a cedat in fata Anei Ivanovic, cea care avea sa castige trofeul !
Astfel, meciul dintre Johanna Larsson si Victoria Azarenka se va juca marti, 14 ianuarie ! 

(EN)   The defending champion , Victoria Azarenka will start her route to a third trophy here in Melbourne against the Swedish player Johanna Larsson ! Azarenka began the year at Brisbane, with Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams! Through a constant and precise game, Victoria managed to reach in the last act, but until then in  the  semifinal defeats the 4 seed  Jelena Jankovic  in a long match in 3 sets! In the final Azarenka succumbed to Serena Williams after a very balanced match, 4-6 5-7!
   Johanna Larsson played this year in the first two tournaments , one in Brisbane where she lost to Heather Watson and one in Auckland, where she succumbed to Ana Ivanovic, who would win the trophy !
The match between Johanna Larsson and Victoria Azarenka will be played on Tuesday, January 14th!

Australian Open 2014 : First seed to meet the teenager Ashleigh Barty in the first round !

(RO)   Serena Williams este jucatoarea de batut la Australian Open ! Dupa ce saptamana trecuta si-a aparat cu succes trofeul de la Brisbane International, unde le-a batut pe Maria Sharapova 6-2 7-6 in semifinala si apoi pe numarul 2 in lume , Victoria Azarenka in finala 6-4 7-5 , Williams isi continua forma ei cea mai buna de anul trecut si este cotata favorita principala la castigarea trofeului a primului turneu de mare Slem ! Serena isi va incepe cea de-a 15 campanie la Australian Open impotriva tinerei jucatoare australiene Ashleigh Barty ! De la inceputul anului Barty a jucat un singur turneu cel de la Brisbane unde a obtinut cateva victorii , dar cea mai importanta in fata Danielei Hantuchova si se pare ca joaca cel mai bun tenis al ei !
Astfel, meciul dintre Serena Williams si Ashleigh Barty se va juca luni 13 ianuarie, in sesiunea de seara !

(EN)   Serena Williams is the player to beat at the Australian Open!  After last week when she defended successfully her trophy at the Brisbane International, where she beat Maria Sharapova 6-2 7-6 in the semifinals and then the number 2 in the world, Victoria Azarenka in the final 6-4 7-5 , Williams continues her best form from the last year and is rated the main favorite to win the title at  the first Grand Slam tournament of the year ! Serena will start her 15th Australian Open campaign against the Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty ! Since the beginning of the year Barty played just one tournament at Brisbane where she obtained several victories, but the most important against Daniela Hantuchova and it looks like she is playing her best tennis of the moment ! So, it can be tricky for the top seed !
Thus, the match between Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty will be played on Monday, January 13th, in the evening session!



Australian Open 2014 : One of the most captivating match in the first round Maria Sharapova (3) versus Bethanie Mattek-Sands !

(RO)   Unul dintre cele mai interesanta meciuri de la Australian Open 2014 din primul tur este partida dintre favorita 3, rusoaica Maria Sharapova impotriva jucatoarei americane Bethanie Mattek-Sands ! 
Maria a jucat anul acesta doar un singur turneu, cel de la Brisbane International, unde a ajuns pana in semifinale , pierzand in fata numarului unu mondial Serena Williams ! A fost un meci extraordinar, iar pana la urma Serena s-a dovedit a fi jucatoarea mai buna in momentele importante ! Bethanie Mattek-Sands are un inceput de an foarte bun, invingand-o pe favorita unu al turneului de la Sydney , Agnieszka Radwanska in 2 seturi 6-2 7-5 ! 
Astfel, ambele jucatoarea sunt in forma buna si de aceea meciul dintre Sharapova si Mattek-Sands va fi unul foarte captivant , insa desigura ca prima sansa la victorie o are Maria !

(EN)      One of the most exciting matches of the Australian Open 2014 in the first round is the match between the 3 seed, the Russian Maria Sharapova against American player Bethanie Mattek-Sands !
   Maria has played only one tournament this year at the Brisbane International, where she reached the semifinals, losing to against the world number one Serena Williams! It was a great match, but Serena proved to be the better player in the important moments!
   Bethanie Mattek-Sands has a very good start of the year, defeating the top seed in Sydney, Agnieszka Radwanska in 2 sets 6-2 7-5!
   Thus, both player  are in good form and that makes the match between Sharapova and Mattek-Sands to be a very captivating one, but of course the first chance to win belongs to Maria!

Australian Open 2014 : The former juniors Belinda Bencic and Ana Konjuh secures their spots in the main draw !

(RO)   Fostele junioare, jucatoarea elvetiana Belinda Bencic si jucatoarea croata Ana Konjuh s-au calificat pe tabloul principal la Australian Open 2014, dupa ce au castigat cate 3 meciuri consecutiv in calificari. Belinda Bencic a avut un traseu mai lejer, necedand nici un set si trece in primul tur de calificare de favorita unu Sharon Fichman 6-3 6-1 , apoi de Nastassja Burnett 6-1 7-5 si in final o invinge pe Marta Sirotkina 6-2 6-4 , insa Ana Konjuh a avut un traseu putin mai dificil , pierzand  un singur set, eliminand-o pe Diana Marcinkevica  in primul tur 6-4 6-0 , apoi urmeaza cel mai dificil meci impotriva favoritei 18 Mathilde Johansson incheiat in 3 seturi 6-2 6-7 6-4 si in ultimul tur trece de Olga Savchuk 6-0 6-3 ! 
Astfel, Belinda Bencic si Ana Konjuh isi vor face debutul la Australian Open , unde in primul tur le vor avea ca adversare pe Kimiko Date-Krumm si respectiv, Na Li, favorita 4 !

(EN)   The former juniors , the Swiss player Belinda Bencic and the Croatian player Ana Konjuh secures their spots in the main draw at Australian Open 2014 after each won three matches in a row in qualifying . Belinda Bencic had a very easy route, without losing  any set and pass in the first round of qualifying by the top seed Sharon Fichman 6-3 6-1 , then Nastassja Burnett 6-1 7-5 and finally beat Marta Sirotkina 6-2 6-4, but Ana Konjuh had a little more difficult route, losing only one set, eliminating Diana Marcinkevica in the first round 6-4 6-0, then followed the most difficult match against the 18 seed , Mathilde Johansson ended in three sets 6-2 6-7 6-4 and finally in the last round defeats Olga Savchuk 6-0 6-3 !
   Thus, Belinda Bencic and Ana Konjuh will make their debut at the Australian Open, where in the first round will play against Kimiko Date-Krumm and ,respectively, against the 4 seed , the Chinese player Na Li!

Klara Zakopalova/Monica Niculescu wins their second consecutive title !

(RO)   Perechea romana/ceha formata din Monica Niculescu si Klara Zakopalova castiga cel de al doilea trofeu al anului , de data aceasta la Moorilla Hobart International ! Dupa ce saptamana trecuta cele 2 jucatoare s-au impus la turneul din China, Shenzhen Open invingandu-le in finala pe surorile Lyudmyla si Nadiya Kichenok in 2 seturi 6-3 6-4 , in saptamana curenta in finala Niculescu si Zakopalova trec de favoritele doi a turneului Lisa Raymond si Shuai Zhang in 3 seturi 6-2 6-7 10-8, cel de al treilea set incheindu-se la tiebreak ! Pe parcursul meciul Monica si Klara au condus mereu, chiar au si avut sanse de a incheia partida in 2 seturi , conducand cu un break in fata ! 
    Astfel, campioanele de anul acesta de la Hobart 2014 in proba de dublu devin Klara Zakopalova/Monica Niculescu ! 

(EN)   The Romanian / Czech team , consisting of Monica Niculescu and Klara Zakopalova wins their second trophy of the year, this time at Moorilla Hobart International! After last week , when these two players have won the tournament in China, Shenzhen Open defeating in the final Lyudmyla and Nadiya Kichenok in two sets 6-3 6-4, this week Niculescu and Zakopalova won against the second seeds of the tournament Lisa Raymond and Zhang Shuai in 3 sets 6-2 6-7 10-8, the third set ending in a tiebreak ! During the match Monica and Klara always led, and even had chances to finish the game in two sets, leading with a break in the face!
     Thus, the champions in Hobart 2014 in doubles became Klara Zakopalova and Monica Niculescu!

Another qualifier claim the title , this time at the Moorilla Hobart International !

(RO)   Noua senzatie a tenisului feminin, jucatoarea spaniola Garbine Muguruza acapareaza primul ei titlu la Moorilla Hobart International ! In drumul spre victorie ,  Muguruza nu a cedat nici un set si le-a invins pe rand pe An-Sophie Mestach 6-1 6-1 in primul tur, in cel de al doilea trece de Yanina Wickmayer 4-1 ret., apoi de favorita 2 a turneului Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 6-3 , in semifinale de compatrioata sa Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-0 6-1 si in finala de favorita 7 Klara Zakopalova 6-4 6-0 ! 
Astfel, tanara in varsta de 20 de ani si-a impus jocul ei puternic de pe fundul terenului si devine a 2 jucatoare venita din calificari care castiga un trofeu saptamana aceasta, alaturi de Tsvetana Pironkova care s-a impus la Apia International Sydney !

(EN)   New women's tennis sensation,  the Spanish Garbine Muguruza is monopolizing her first title at Moorilla Hobart International! On the way to victory, Muguruza didn't lost any set and step by step  defeats An-Sophie Mestach 6-1 6-1 in the first round, in the second pass Yanina Wickmayer 4-1 ret., then in the next round send home the second seed of the tournament Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 6-3, in the semifinals passing by her compatriot Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-0 6-1 and in the final she is imposing against the 7 seed Klara Zakopalova 6-4 6-0 !
  The 20 years old teenager imposed her powerfull game from the baseline and became the second player who is coming from qualifying to win a trophy this week, together with Tsvetana Pironkova which imposed at the Apia International Sydney 2014 !

Friday, January 10, 2014

A new star is rising up : Garbine Muguruza secures a spot in the final !

(RO)   Garbine Muguruza este o stea in devenire a tenisului mondial actual ! Intr-un duel dintre 2 compatrioate Cabeza Candela si Muguruza , jucatoarea mai buna s-a dovedit a fi Garbine in varsta de doar 20 de ani , impunandu-se cu 6-0 6-1! Iberica a jucat practic fara greseala , servind un singur as si inregistrand un procentaj de 82 % la mingi castigate din primul serviciu, 14 puncte dintr-un total de 17 si 12 puncte din 15 pe al doilea serviciu ! 
Astfel, Garbine Muguruza isi asigura locul in finala de la  Moorilla Hobart International , unde va juca impotriva jucatoarei ceha Klara Zakopalova, cea care a eliminat-o pe favorita principala a turneului !

(EN)   Garbine Muguruza is one of the rising star in the tennis world! In a duel between two compatriots Cabeza Candela and Muguruza, the better player proved to be  Garbine  at her  only 20 years old , imposing 6-0 6-1! The Iberian played virtually with no  mistakes , serving just an ace and registering a percentage of 82%  on the first service, winning 14 points out of a total of 17 and 12 points of 15 on the second service !
   Thus, Garbine Muguruza secures her place in the Moorilla Hobart International final, where she will play against the Czech player Klara Zakopalova , who eliminated the top seed of tournament!

Top seed is out at the Moorilla Hobart International !

(RO)   Klara Zakopalova o elimina the favorita principala a turneului, Samantha Stosur in 2 seturi 6/3 6/2 . Jucatoarea ceha a jucat impecabil si nu i-a oferit nici o sansa jucatoarei australiene ! Cu un procentaj de 58 % la primul serviciu, castigand 26 puncte din totalul de 42 puncte si salvand 8 mingi de break, Klara Zakopalova isi continua traseul ei la Moorilla Hobart International ! In virsta de 31 de ani, jucatoarea ceha va avea sansa de a juca finala impotriva tinerei Garbine Muguruza , care a eliminat-o pe compatrioata sa Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-0 6-1 !

(EN)   Klara Zakopalova made it and stuns the top seed of the tournament Samantha Stosur in 2 sets 6-3 6-2 ! The czech player , Zakopalova played a flawlessly tennis and did not give any chance to the Australian player! With a percentage of 58% in the first service, winning 26 points out of a total of 42 points and saving eight break points, Klara Zakopalova continues her route at the Moorilla Hobart International ! At the age of 31 years old , the Czech veteran will have the chance to play the final against the teenager Garbine Muguruza, who defeats her compatriot Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-0 6-1!

The debutant team Safarova/Babos claimed the title !

(RO)   Echipa debutanta Lucie Safarova/Timea Babos acapareaza titlu in proba de dublu , invingandu-le pe favoritele unu Sarra Errani/Roberta Vinci intr-un meci foarte intensiv, incheindu-se intr-un tie-brek 7-5 3-6 10-7 ! In drumul spre titlu, Safarova si Babos le-au invins in primul tur pe Simona Halep/Raluca Olaru 7-5 6-2 , apoi le elimina pe favoritele numarul 2 Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik 7/5 6/4 , iar in semifinale trec de perechea germana/ceha , Julia Goerges/B.Z Strycova 6-2 7-5 !
 Primul set a intrat in prelungiri, iar Safarova/Babos au fost cele care au jucat mai bine punctele importante. Setul doi a fost domina de Sarra si Roberta, castingand cu 6/3 si in final in tie-break, cehoaica si unguroaica au demonstrat un tennis mai constant !

(EN)   The debutant team Lucie Safarova / Timea Babos claiming the doubles title in Apia International Sydney , defeating the top seed Sarra Errani / Roberta Vinci in a very intense match, ending in a tie-brek 7-5 3-6 10-7 ! On the way to the title, Safarova and Babos defeated in the first round Simona Halep / Raluca Olaru 7-5 6-2, then sent home the second seed of the tournament Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik 7/5 6/4, and in the the semifinals pass the German / Czech pair  , Julia Goerges / B.Z. Strycova 6-2 7-5 !
  The first set went into the extra time and Safarova / Babos were those who played the important points better. The second set was dominated by Sarra and Roberta, winnint it with 6/3 and finally the tie-break, the Hungarian and Czech players showed a more constantly tennis !

The qualifier, Tsvetana Pironkova makes history, by claiming the trophy !

(RO)   Tenismana bulgara, Tsvetana Pironkova intra in istoria turneului, devenind prima jucatoare ce vine din calificari si castiga trofeul ! Dupa o ora si 36 de minute, Pironkova o invinge pe favorita 5 a turneului, Angelique Kerber in 2 seturi identice 6-4 6-4 ! In setul intii Tsvetana mereu a fost cea care a condus , facand diferenta doar printr-un singur break ! In setul al doilea, Kerber era cea care mereu conducea pana la 4-3 cu break, dar de atunci Pironkova a jucat impecabil , castigand 3 game-uri consecutive, dintre care 2 pe serviciul adversarei ! 
Astfel, Tsvetana Pironkova este castigatoarea din 2014 a turneului din seria WTA Premier ,  Apia International Sydney ! 

(EN)   The Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova enter in the history of the tournament , becoming the first player that comes from qualifying and winning the trophy! After an hour and 36 minutes, Pironkova defeats the 6 seed of the tournament, the lefty, Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-4 in two identical sets! In the first set Tsvetana was the player who led everytime and making the difference by a single break! In the second set, Kerber was the one that always lead until 4-3 with break, but after then Pironkova played impeccably, winning three consecutive games, including two on the opponent's service!
   Thus, Tsvetana Pironkova is the winner of the WTA Premier tournament series Apia International Sydney 2014!

Australian Open 2014 : Women's Draw Released !

(RO)   Australian Open este primul turneu al anului 2014 de mare Slem , acolo unde vor participa cele mai bune jucatoarea ale tenisului feminin actual ! Astfel, dupa tragerea la sorti, favorita 1 Serena Williams ca juca impotriva jucatoarei Ashley Barty, detinatoarea trofeului Victoria Azarenka isi va incepe campania in primul tur versus Johanna Larsson, Maria Sharapova numarul 3 pe lista favoritelor va avea cel mai dificil meci in primul tur, impotriva Bethaniei Mattek-Sands, cea care este in forma maxima , iar finalista de anul trecut Na Li , care deja a reusit sa castige un titlu anul acesta la Shenzhen , o va avea ca adversara pe o jucatoare venita din calificari ! 

Australian Open se incepe luni, 13 ianuarie !

(EN)   Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the 2014, where will attend all the top players ! 
Thus, after the draw, Serena Williams the top seed of the tournament will play against the Australian teenager Ashley Barty, the defending champion , Victoria Azarenka will start her campaign this year in the first round versus Johanna Larsson, Maria Sharapova No. 3 on the list of the seed will have the most difficult match from the first round, against Mattek-Sands Bethaniei, who is in her top form, and last year's finalist  Li Na, who has already managed to win a title this year in Shenzhen, defeating in the final her compatriot Peng Shuai 6-5 7-5 , will play against a player which will be coming from qualifying! 
     Australian Open begins Monday, January 13!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Angelique Kerber : The winner against Madison Keys !

(RO)   Angelique Kerber isi asigura un loc in finala de la  Apia International Sydney, dupa ce a invins-o pe jucatoare americana Madison Keys 6-4 6-2 , dupa o ora si 2 minute ! Experienta si constanta au format ansamblul-cheie ce i-a adus lui Kerber cea de a 6 victorie a sezonului si se pare ca jucatoarea germana este in forma maxima ! Kerber a fructificat cele 5 mingi de break-pointuri pe care le-a avut si a castigat 11 puncte pe al doilea serviciu dintr-un total de 22, ceea ce inseamna un procentaj de 50%. 
 In finala Angelique Kerber va juca impotriva Tsvetanei Pironkova ,cea care a trimis-o acasa pe favorita 2 a turneului, Petra Kvitova 6-4 6-3 ! 

(EN)   Angelique Kerber secures a spot in the final of the Apia International Sydney after beating American player Madison Keys 6-4 6-2 after an hour and 2 minutes! The experience and the consistency formed the assembly-key for Kerber to take the 6th win of the season and it looks like the German player is in her best form! 
Kerber won the all 5 break-point that she had and won 11 points in the second service for a total of 22, which means a percentage of 50%.
  In the final , Angelique Kerber will play against Tsvetana Pironkova, who sent home the second seed of the tournament , Petra Kvitova in 2 sets 6-4 6-3!

Tsvetana Pironkova acceded into her first WTA final !

(RO)   Petra Kvitova este eliminata din turneu de catre jucatoare bulgara Tsvetana Pironkova in 2 seturi 4-6 3-6 ! Pironkova a facut fata foarte bine loviturilor puternice ale Kvitovei si s-a aparat nemaipomenit , ceea ce a dus-o la desperare pe favorita 2 a turneului, care a facut 5 duble greseli la serviciu si un numar mare de greseli nefortate ! 
Astfel, cu un total de 64 de puncte fata de 52 ale Petrei Kvitova ,Tsvetana Pironkova ajunge in prima sa finala a unui turneu WTA , acolo unde va juca impotriva numarul 9 mondial si favorita 5 a turneului, Angelique Kerber care a castigat-o pe tanara americanca Madison Keys 6-4 6-2 ! 

(EN)   Petra Kvitova is eliminated from the tournament by Bulgarian player Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6 3-6 in 2 sets! Pironkova defended very well against Kvitova's powerfull groundstrokes from baseline, which led the Czech , second seed of the tournament to despair , to made five double faults at the service and a big number of unforced errors!
Thus, with a total of 64 points compared to 52 points of Petra Kvitova, Tsvetana Pironkova reached her first final of a WTA tournament where will play against the world number nine and the 5 seed of Apia International Sydney, Angelique Kerber who pass by the young American player Madison Keys 6-4 6-2!

Another Spanish player in the semifinals in Moorilla Hobart International !

(RO)   In una dintre semifinalele de la Moorilla Hobart International se vor duela 2 jucatoare din Spania , datorita faptului ca Estrella Cabeza Candela a invins-o pe Monica Niculescu din Romania ! Cealalta jucatoarea spaniola este Garbine Muguruza care a produs surpriza zilei, invingand-o pe favorita 2 a turneului , Kirsten Flipkens in 2 seturi echilibrate 6-4 6-3 ! In ciuda faptului ca a servit 6 asi si a salvat 12 mingi de break, Flipkens nu a putut face fata loviturilor puternice de pe fundul terenului ale Muguruzei si in final a cedat meciul , dupa doar o ora si 21 de minute ! 
   Astfel, favorita 2 Kirsten Flipkens paraseste turneul si merge sa se pregateasca pentru primul turneu de mare Slem a anului : Australian Open ! 

(EN) In one of the Moorilla Hobart International semifinals will played by two players in Spain, Estrella Cabeza Candela because she defeated Monica Niculescu of Romania! The other Spanish player is Garbine Muguruza that produced the surprise of the day, defeating the second seed , Kirsten Flipkens in two balanced sets 6-4 6-3 ! Despite having served six aces and saved 12 break points, Flipkens could not handle the powerfull groundstrokes from baseline of Garbine Muguruza and finally gave up the match after just one hour and 21 minutes! 
Thus, the second favorite Kirsten Flipkens is out and leaves the tournament ,going to prepare for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year: Australian Open!


Another victory for the qualifier Estrella Cabeza Candela !


(RO)   Estrella Cabeza Candela produce o noua surpriza si se califica in semifinale la Moorilla Hobart International ! Dupa 2 ore si 40 de minute de lupta, jucatoarea spaniola o invinge pe Monica Niculescu in 3 seturi 3-6 7-6 6-4 , revenind dupa ce a fost condusa cu un set si 4-5 ! Aflata momentan pe locul 114 in WTA Ranking, Cabeza Candela cu un procentaj de 70 % la primul serviciu si cu un singur as , isi continua traseul fabulos in turneu ! In turul urmator va juca impotriva compatrioatei sale , Garbine Muguruza care a trecut surprinzator de favorita 2 a turneului , Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 6-3 ! 

(EN)   Estrella Cabeza Candela produce a new surprise and is qualifying to the semifinals of the Moorilla Hobart International ! After 2 hours and 40 minutes of a great battle, the Spanish player beat Monica Niculescu 3-6 7-6 6-4 in three sets, coming back after  a set (3-6 )and 4-5 down! The 114 ranked in the WTA ranking, Cabeza Candela with a percentage of 70% in the first service and with only one ace, continues her fabulous route in the tournament ! 
   In the next round she will play against her compatriot, Garbine Muguruza which defeats surprisingly the second seed of the tournament , Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 6-3!

The 7 seed, Klara Zakopalova is going through to the semifinals !

(RO)   Favorita 7 a turneul, experimentata jucatoare ceha , Klara Zakopalova o elimina pe Alison Riske in 2 seturi 6-4 7-5 si merge mai departe in turneu, ajungand in semifinale la Moorilla Hobart International ! Klara s-a dovedit jucatoarea mai buna si mai constanta, jucand foarte bine momentele importante ale partidei ! Avand un procent de 61 % la primul serviciul si salvand 5 break-pointuri , Zakopalova , dupa 1 ora si 43 de minute incheie meciul, asigurandu-si sansa de a juca impotriva favoritei 1 a turneului Samantha Stosur ! Meciul se va disputa vineri, 10.01.14 !  

(EN)   The 7 seed of the tournament, the experienced Czech, Klara Zakopalova eliminated Alison Riske 6-4 7-5 in 2 sets and is going through , reaching the semifinals at the Moorilla Hobart International! Klara proved to be the better player and more consistently , playing very well the important moments of the match! 
With a 61% first service and saving five break-point , Zakopalova after 1 hour and 43 minutes, ending the game, providing the chance to play against the top seed of the tournament , Samantha Stosur! The match will be played Friday, 10/01/14!

Stosur secures a spot for semifinals in Hobart !

(RO)   Favorita 1 la Hobart, jucatoarea australiana Samantha Stosur avanseaza in semifinala , dupa victoria obtinuta in fata favoritei 8, tanara sirboaica Bojana Jovanovski in 2 seturi 6-3 6-2 ! Dupa ce a avut 2 meciuri dificile in primele tururi , impotriva Madison  Brengle, impunandu-se cu 6-7 6-1 7-6 , si in fata jucatoarei franceze Kristina Mladenovic in 3 seturi 6-4 2-6 7-6, Stosur a demonstrat un joc mai constant in sferturile de finala ! Astfel, Samantha Stosur isi asigura un loc in semifinalele turneul de la Moorilla Hobart International si va juca impotriva favoritei 7 , Klara Zakopalova, cea care a castigat-o pe Americanca Alison Riske !  

(EN)   In Hobart the top seed , the Australian player Samantha Stosur advancing to the semifinal after defeating the 8 seed , the young Serb woman Bojana Jovanovski 6-3 6-2 in 2 sets! After having two tough matches in the early rounds against Madison Brengle, imposing 6-7 6-1 7-6 and against the French player Kristina Mladenovic in 3 sets 6-4 2-6 7-6 , this time Stosur demonstrated a more consistently game ! 
So Samantha Stosur secured a spot in the semifinals of the Moorilla Hobart International tournament and will play against the 7 seed , Klara Zakopalova, who defeats the American Alison Riske !

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The qualifier Garbine Muguruza secures a spot in the quarter finals in Hobart !

(RO)   Dupa ce a castigat 3 meciuri la rand in calificari, invingandu-le pe rand , pe Chanel Simmonds   6-1 6-0, pe Alexandra Dulgheru 6-3 6-2 si in final pentru accederea pe tabloul principal pe Naiktha Bains 6-1 6-0, Garbine Muguruza mai castiga inca 2 meciuri si isi asigura un loc in sferturile de finala, trecand de 2 jucatoare belgience , An-Sophie Mestach 6-1 6-1 si respectiv de Yanina Wickmayer 4-1 , profitand de retragerea acesteia ! 
   In urmatorul tur va juca impotriva favoritei 2 a turneului, o alta belgianca Kirsten Flipkens , care a invins-o pe jucatoarea australiana Storm Sanders in 3 seturi 4-6 7-6 7-6 ! 

(EN)   After winning three matches in a row in qualifying draw , defeating Chanel Simmonds 6-1, 6-0 in her first round , Alexandra Dulgheru 6-3 6-2 in her next , and finally she acceded on the main draw after passing on Naiktha Bains 6-1 6-0 . Garbine Muguruza won another two matches and secured his place in the quarterfinals, defeating 2 Belgium's player, An-Sophie Mestach 6-1 and 6-1 and , respectively Yanina Wickmayer 4-1, taking advantage of the retirement ! 
In the next round she will play against the second seed of the tournament another Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, who defeated the Australian player Storm Sanders 4-6 7-6 7-6 in 3 sets!

Monica Niculescu upsets the six seed of the tournament !

(RO)   Monica Niculescu este in forma maxima la inceputul anului 2014 ! Dupa ce a pierdut saptamana trecuta in sferturile de finala, in fata favoritei 1 a turneului de la Shenzen, Na Li , in 3 seturi echilibrate, Niculescu din nou accede in sferturi , de data aceasta la Hobart, dupa ce o invinge pe favorita 6 , Mona Barthel 7-6 6-1 ! 
Se pare ca Monica si-a regasit din nou jocul ei cel mai bun si este una dintre pretendente la titlu ! Pentru un loc in semifinale, Niculescu va juca impotriva, jucatoarei venite din calificari , jucatoarea spaniola Estrella Cabeza Candella, care a eliminat-o pe detinatoarea trofeului, Elena Vesnina ! 

(EN)   Monica Niculescu is in her top form at the start of 2014! After losing in the quarterfinals last week against the top seed of the tournament in Shenzhen, Li Na in a thriller match, Niculescu access into quarters again, this time in Hobart after defeating the favorite 6 of the tournament , the German Mona Barthel 7-6 6-1!
It seems that Monica has found again her best game and is one of the candidates for the title! For a place in the semifinals ,Niculescu will play against, the Spanish player coming from qualifying , Estrella Cabeza Candella, which eliminated in the second round the defending champion Elena Vesnina!