Jankovic, Safina, Chakvetadze, Hantuchova semifinalists at Ordina Open

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

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

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...

Jankovic could have done without Ordina Open

It’s great that Jankovic is ambitious and determined, and I really enjoy watching her play, but I’m worried that she competes in too many tournaments -- that might take a toll on her body. In...

Tamarine Tanasugarn defeats Dinara Safina for Ordina Open title

Thai qualifier Tamarine Tanasugarn beat Roland Garros runner-up Dinara Safina of Russia 7-5 6-3 to take the Ordina Open trophy. It is Tanasugarn’s second WTA title, the first one since winning Hyderabad in 2003. In...

Tamarine Tanasugarn wins Ordina Open title

Unseeded Tamarine Tanasugarn and unseeded Yanina Wickmayer, with a 13-year age gap between them, competed in the Ordina Open final and the 32-year-old Tanasugarn won the match 6-3 7-5. The world No. 42 Tanasugarn has...

Dinara Safina to enter Wimbledon with five straight losses

The grasscourt Grand Slam is just days away and former world No.1 Dinara Safina is not going there with much confidence. The Russian, now ranked outside the Top 20, at No.21, who was a...

Henin cruises, two-time defending champ Tanasugarn loses at Unicef Open

Top seed Justine Henin was an easy opening-round winner at the Unicef Open, formerly known as Ordina Open, while twice defending champion Tamarine Tanasugarn lost in the first round of the tournament where she...

Andrea Petkovic beats Ana Ivanovic in second round of Unicef Open

Former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic won in three sets in the first round of the $220,000 Unicef Open against Sofia Arvidsson 4-6 6-0 6-1, but then fell in the next round already, to seventh...

Justine Henin wins Wimbledon tune-up event in the Netherlands

The best thing in the second part of Justine Henin’s career would be a Wimbledon title and even though her coach Carlos Rodriguez doesn’t believe, or at least publicly, that she is capable of...
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