Jelena Jankovic battles past Simona Halep to advance to US Open round two

Fourth seed Jelena Jankovic had a tough opening match at the US Open against world No.96 Simona Halep of Romania. As Jankovic said, she wasn’t playing her best tennis, but was able to get...

Serena Williams fights back against Simona Halep

Amidst a heated discussion about the role of the Williams sisters in today's tennis, world No.58 Simona Halep of Romania played an impressive first set against Serena Williams, but when the American found her...

Jovanovski turns the match over to upset Wozniacki in Rome, Radwanska falls to Halep

On the opening of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia Laura Robson made the story of the day by taking out Venus Williams and setting up a meeting with Serena Williams in the second round, while...

Rome: Jankovic becomes the latest victim of Halep, Sharapova downed by illness

At the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Romanian world No.64 Simona Halep is scoring huge victories one after the other and she’s s now through to the biggest semifinal of her career where the concrete wall...

Simona Halep wins first WTA title at inaugural Nurnberger Versicherungscup

Romanian Simona Halep lifted a trophy for the first time in four finals, beating German wildcard Andrea Petkovic in the final of the Nurnberger Versicherungscup, a new WTA tournament, the last stop on dirt before...

Simona Halep wins Topshelf Open for the second trophy in a week

World No.45 Simona Halep is in the form of her life, winning her maiden WTA title on the clay of the Nurnberger Versicherungscup last week and now another one on the grass of the Topshelf Open in...

Halep celebrates in Budapest, Vinci wins Palermo

At the Hungarian Grand Prix, which lost Top 2 seeds Lucie Safarova and Alize Cornet already in the first round, the third-seeded Simona Halep won her third title in five weeks by beating Yvonne Meusburger 6-3...

US Open women’s draw analysis

Dear readers, as you noticed, I was on a two-week summer vacation and Women's Tennis Blog was at a standstill. Just in time of the US Open I'm turning my engines on again and...

Kirilenko and Kvitova fall quickly, Ivanovic and Azarenka push through to round four

It's been an exciting day at the US Open. Some seeds got flushed away, while others were pushed to the limits before finding themselves in the fourth round of the last Grand Slam of...

Flavia Pennetta sends Simona Halep home

Italian Flavia Pennetta stunned 21st-seeded Simona Halep and passed into the US Open quarterfinals for the fourth time in her career. The first set was finished in just 27 minutes with the result 6-2. Halep just wasn't...
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