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Tennis: Wozniacki through at Sydney International

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki opened her season with a win over German Julia Goerges in the first round of the Sydney International on Monday. Danish sixth seed Wozniacki, who became engaged to golf star Rory McIlroy on New Year's Eve, lost the first set to Goerges but rallied to come through 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. The 23-year-old, who withdrew from a WTA event in Brisbane last weekend due to a shoulder injury, was making her sixth straight appearance at the Sydney tournament as she prepares for the Australian Open.

Tennis: Sydney International results

Results of matches played at the International Sydney tennis tournament on Monday (x denotes seed): Women's singles Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x6) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-4, 6-3 Lauren Davis (USA) bt Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 6-4, 7-6 (10/8) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRB x4) 6-4, 6-2 Lucie Safarova (CZE) bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-4, 6-4 Angelique Kerber (GER x5) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 7-6 (7/5), 7-5

Tennis: China Open results

Results from the China Open in Beijing on Monday (x denotes seeding): Men's singles 1st round Bernard Tomic (AUS) bt Ze Zhang (CHN) 7-6(7/4), 6-4 Women's singles 1st round Ana Ivanovic (SRB x14) bt Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 7-6 (11/9), 6-1 Jelana Jankovic (SRB x8) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 6-3, 6-2 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-4, 6-1 afp

Tennis: WTA Pan Pacific Open results

Results from the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday (x denotes seeding): Quarter-finals Angelique Kerber (GER x5) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x2) 6-4, 6-4 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x4) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-4, 6-1 Venus Williams (USA) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 Third round Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) bt Madison Keys (USA) 6-2, 6-2 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 afp

Tennis: WTA Pan Pacific Open results

Results from the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday (x denotes seeding): Quarter-finals Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x4) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-4, 6-1 Venus Williams (USA) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 Third round Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) bt Madison Keys (USA) 6-2, 6-2 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 afp

Tennis: Venus back to her best to book semi-final spot

Former world number one Venus Williams turned back the clock with some brutal hitting to overcome Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 Thursday and reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. The 33-year-old American, who won the last of her seven grand slam singles titles in 2008, recovered from a poor second set tiebreak with a series of electrifying shots and acrobatic volleys in the decider, completing victory with another ferocious forehand cross-court after a shade over three hours.

Tennis: WTA Pan Pacific Open results

Results from the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday (x denotes seeding): Third round Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) bt Madison Keys (USA) 6-2, 6-2 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 Quarter-finals Venus Williams (USA) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 afp

Tennis: WTA Pan Pacific Open results - 2nd update

Results from the first day of the WTA Pan Pacific Open on Sunday (x denotes seeding, * denotes new result): First round *Samantha Stosur (AUS x12) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bt Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 6-1, 6-2 Sloane Stephens (USA x9) bt Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-3, 6-2 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x14) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x16) bt Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-3, 6-3 Venus Williams (USA) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-3, 6-1

Tennis: WTA Pan Pacific Open results

Results from the first day of the WTA Pan Pacific Open on Sunday (x denotes seeding): First round Venus Williams (U.S.) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-1 6-3 Sorana Cirstea (ROM x15) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-4 6-4 Belinda Bencic (SUI) bt Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 6-2 5-7 7-5 Elina Svitolina (UKR) bt Kurumi Nara (JPN) 2-6 7-5 6-3 Lucie Safarova (CZE) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-2) Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) bt Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 6-3 afp

Tennis: Cirstea crashes out of Guangzhou, Robson through

Top seed Sorana Cirstea crashed out of the Guangzhou Open in the first round Tuesday, but British number one Laura Robson powered through as she looks to repeat last year's final appearance. Robson defeated Cirstea in the semi-finals 12 months ago, but the Romanian failed to overcome her first hurdle this year when she was well beaten by Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski 6-2, 6-1. Robson, seeded third this time, eased through to the second round with victory over Serbian Jovana Jaksic 6-2, 6-4 in her opening game.
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