Ana Ivanovic to premier exclusive Yonex racquet and bag in Tokyo

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World number three Ana Ivanovic will begin this week’s Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo with a new Yonex racquet produced specifically for her, no other tennis pro will use it. The 20-year-old tennis...

Cibulkova recovers from first set bagel to beat Mauresmo in Tokyo opener

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Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova rallied to defeat former world number one Amelie Mauresmo of France 0-6 6-1 7-6 (8) in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Despite taking the first set...

Jelena Jankovic eases through, Ana Ivanovic suffers another disappointing loss

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Top seed Jelena Jankovic confidently advanced at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, while fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic, seeded second, lost the first match she played after her shocking defeat at the US Open. Jelena Jankovic...

Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva beaten in Tokyo

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Top seed Jelena Jankovic’s chance of reclaiming the number one ranking has been ruined as she was defeated by Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Third seed Elena...

Svetlana Kuznetsova, Dinara Safina in Tokyo final

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Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dinara Safina both claimed comfortable straight-set wins to advance into the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The fourth-seeded Safina won her first in six matches against Nadia...

Dinara Safina claims Toray Pan Pacific Open title

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Dinara Safina powered to her fourth title of the season with a solid 6-1 6-3 victory over fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova. Powerful Safina, seeded fourth, lost only one game in her Tokyo semifinal against Nadia...

WTA reintroduces byes for Rome and Tokyo semifinalists

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The Women's Tennis Association has agreed to bring back byes to certain tournaments in 2009 in order to give players more time to rest between certain high-intensity events. Rome is a 56-draw tournament followed by...

Giant Maria Sharapova arrives in Tokyo

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Maria Sharapova has arrived in Tokyo, Japan, to compete in the Toray Pan Pacific Open, the first of the last two tournaments she will play this year, and to launch her Cole Haan Collection,...

Daniela Hantuchova to focus on singles after Ai Sugiyama’s retirement

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Ai Sugiyama of Japan, 34, is planning to retire after the Toray Pan Pacific Open, which will leave Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova without a doubles partner. Hantuchova addresses the issue in her Seoul blog: We're playing our...

No end to Ana Ivanovic’s woes, upset in Tokyo round one

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Ana Ivanovic’s slump is still strong, as she followed her first-round loss at the US Open with a first-round exit at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The Serbian world No.11 Ivanovic was buried...