Only Russia has top 10 players in first round of Fed Cup

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Only three women from the top ten will take part in the first round of the Fed Cup -- Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova and Anna Chakvetadze; they are all representatives of Russia. Why won't the...

About players’ habits to retire from matches

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How often do injured players retire when closer to victory, and how often when they are losing? Which players are more likely to retire, and which stay in match even though they are losing? Tennis...

Petrova, Chakvetadze advance in Warsaw despite cold weather

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Russians Nadia Petrova and Anna Chakvetadze overcame the cold and wind and reached the second round of the J&S Cup. "The conditions were I think the worst," Petrova said. "It was...

Players most likely to win in Rome

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Internazionali BNL d'Italia is the most prestigious clay-court tournament after Roland Garros. It is a Tier I event with the prize money of $1,340,000. Amelie Mauresmo of France is seeded at the top. She is...

Roland Garros — quarterfinalist’s head-to-heads

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Justine Henin BEL (1) vs. Serena Williams USA (8) According to many people, these two players are most likely to win the 2007 French Open. Henin already possesses three titles from Paris (winning it in...

Jankovic, Safina, Chakvetadze, Hantuchova semifinalists at Ordina Open

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Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia defeated the Ukranian eighth seed Alona Bondarenko 6-2 6-1. Due to rain, the match was suspended for a few hours in the second set, with Jankovic leading 4-1. “It...

Ordina Open final – Jankovic vs. Chakvetadze

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Saturday is the final day of the last Wimbledon tune-up event, the $175,000 Ordina Open in the Netherlands. The winner will earn $25,870 and 140 points, the runner-up $13,630 and 100 points. Top seed Jelena...

Henin claims title at Eastbourne, Chakvetadze at Den Bosch

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Saturday was the finishing day of two grass-court events – the $600,000 International Women’s Open and the $175,000 Ordina Open. Finals at both tournaments were tough three-setters; at the International Women’s Open Justine Henin...

Chakvetadze wins Cincinnati title, heads to Stanford as top seed

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On Sunday, Anna Chakvetadze won the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Akiko Morigami. The Russian needed less than an hour to beat Morigami,...

Chakvetadze is the winner of the Bank of the West Classic

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Anna Chakvetadze of Russia defeated Sania Mirza of India in straight sets 6-3 6-2 to win the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California. This victory earned Anna the fourth title of 2007;...