Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Tennis - 19. March 2012.

Victoria tops Sharapova in The BNP Paribas Open

http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/

World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka continued her perfect season with her first title at the BNP Paribas Open, blowing past former champion and World No. 2 Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday. It was just the third WTA final since 2005 featuring the top two women’s players.

The 22-year-old improved to a 23-0 match record and collected her fourth title of 2012, adding to her triumphs at Sydney, the Australian Open and Doha. She had also defeated Sharapova in straight sets in the Australian Open final, a victory that elevated her to No. 1 in the WTA Rankings.

"I know it's never gonna be easy, so every match I take it as important as any match it is, if it's the final of Australian Open or the first round," she said. "I could have been out here in the first round, but that's the importance of being on top of the game when you're not playing your best, trying your best every time, every point.

"I just really focused on every match at a time. I'm not thinking too much ahead, that I'm No. 1, I have to continue winning or something. I'm just trying to be the best player and the best person I can be on every single day. That kind of what works for me."

Azarenka began her first Indian Wells final with a break of serve, and comfortably raced out to a set and 3-0 lead before Sharapova earned one break back. The pair exchanged service breaks the next two games, before the Russian managed to hold for the first time in five games.

Sharapova would be broken one final time as she served to stay in the match. Azarenka celebrated with a victory run in front of her box after Sharapova’s return sailed long on championship point.

"When she has a little window open she always gonna take the opportunity and she's gonna fight no matter what the score is. I always know that," said Azarenka. "I really had to stay on my feet and keep putting that pressure and playing my game. It was a little bit difficult with the wind to control, but I handled the situation really good, and I'm really happy that I went through with this determination."

Sharapova, the 2006 Indian Wells champion, dropped to a 3-5 record against Azarenka with losses in four of their last five matches.

"She's extremely solid and she makes you work for every point," she said. "Ultimately I think maybe she forces you to want to do a little bit more than either you should or would want to. She's really fit, as well, playing with a lot of confidence, and you can definitely sense that when she's moving around the court and hitting the ball.  I still feel like I just made too many unforced errors at the wrong time and wasn't solid enough."

Azarenka survived her sternest test of the tournament in her second-round opener against Mona Barthel, twice preventing the 37th-ranked German from serving out the match before prevailing in a third set tie-break after three hours. She won her each of her other five matches this week in less than an hour and a half.

 

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
Women sport news - NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Day 1

Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada skated to the lead in the Pairs Short Program. Russia's Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov finished second ahead of Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin of China.

Women sport news - Stephanie Gilmore Claims World Surfing Crown

Australian Stephanie Gilmore, 26, has claimed her 6th world surfing crown today, besting an international field of world-class athletes on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women's World Championship Tour.

28. November 42
Women sport news - Dominant Shaw Steals The Women's RS:X Show

Dominant Shaw Steals The Women's RS:X Show

Great Britain's Bryony Shaw stole the show in the Women's RS:X taking three consecutive race victories to hold a steady lead over her rivals at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

28. November 54
Women sport news - Japanese Basketball Association suspended

Japanese Basketball Association suspended

FIBA on Wednesday announced the suspension of the Japanese Basketball Association (JBA) following the conclusion of its two-day Executive Committee meeting held on Monday-Tuesday.

27. November 103
Women sport news - Netball News from around the World By Reporter Rona Hunnisett

Netball News from around the World By Reporter Rona Hunnisett

England's Geva Mentor has been voted as the world's number 1 player in the annual rankings published by The Guardian.

25. November 92
Women sport news - ZVVZ USK Prague wave goodbye on a high

ZVVZ USK Prague wave goodbye on a high

 There was an emotional and exciting farewell for ZVVZ USK Praguein EuroLeague Women this week  as they played their last ever game at the Folimanka Sport Hall.

24. November 167
Women sport news - Amateur Cheng Ssu-Chia, 17, wins Xiamen Open

Amateur Cheng Ssu-Chia, 17, wins Xiamen Open

Top Chinese Taipei amateur Cheng Ssu-Chia, 17, won the inaugural Xiamen Open on her Ladies European Tour debut when she fired a final round 68 in hot and sunny conditions at Orient (Xiamen) Golf and Country Club in China.

24. November 111
Women sport news - ISU GP Trophee Bompard Day 2

ISU GP Trophee Bompard Day 2

Elena Radionova (RUS) skates to gold, Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) win Pairs gold and Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) dance to victory

24. November 131
Women sport news - ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final Day in Korea

ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final Day in Korea

With Chinese, Russian, Czech and Italian victories, there was nothing to be seen of last season’s Dutch dominance on the final day of the second leg of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating series in Seoul.

Part of staying healthy and fit is avoiding the abuse of alcohol or other substances. If you or somebody you know has a problem with substance abuse, we highly recommend the Ohio drug rehab center at The Ridge.
UP
Have you read it?
NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Day 1

Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada skated to the lead in the Pairs Short Program. Russia's Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov finished second ahead of Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin of China.

Stephanie Gilmore Claims World Surfing Crown

Australian Stephanie Gilmore, 26, has claimed her 6th world surfing crown today, besting an international field of world-class athletes on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women's World Championship Tour.

Please follow us