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Tennis: Katowice WTA Open results -- 1st update

Results from the first day of the WTA Katowice Open on Monday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Alexandra Cadantu (ROM) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 Annika Beck (GER) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-1, 6-4 Carla Suarez (ESP x3) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-4, 6-0 Shahar Peer (ISR) bt Petra Martic (CRO) 6-4, 6-4 afp

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - 2nd update

Results on Wednesday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Women 1st rd Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) bt Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Peng Shuai (CHN) bt Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 Madison Keys (USA) bt Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 6-2, 6-1 Lauren Davis (USA) bt Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) 6-4, 6-3 Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) bt Iveta Benesova (CZE) 6-4, 6-2 Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 6-0, 6-4 Bojana Jovanovski SRB) bt Alison Riske (USA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Spaniards Muguruza, Cabeza Candela reach Hobart quarterfinals

International Sports Desk, Jan 8 (EFE).- Spanish qualifiers Garbiñe Muguruza and Estrella Cabeza Candela advanced Wednesday to the quarterfinals of the Hobart International, a tune-up event for the Australian Open, which gets underway next week. Cabeza Candela lost the first set to third-seeded Russian Elena Vesnina but strong serving enabled her to battle back and take the second set convincingly. Then, with the Spaniard leading 4-6, 6-2, 4-1, Vesnina retired from the match with a hip injury.

Spaniards Muguruza, Cabeza Candela reach Hobart quarterfinals

International Sports Desk, Jan 8 (EFE).- Spanish qualifiers Garbiñe Muguruza and Estrella Cabeza Candela advanced Wednesday to the quarterfinals of the Hobart International, a tune-up event for the Australian Open, which gets underway next week. Cabeza Candela lost the first set to third-seeded Russian Elena Vesnina but strong serving enabled her to battle back and take the second set convincingly. Then, with the Spaniard leading 4-6, 6-2, 4-1, Vesnina retired from the match with a hip injury.

Tennis: Hobart International WTA results - collated

Collated results from the Hobart WTA International on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): Singles 2nd round Klara Zakopalova (CZE x7) bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-1, 6-2 Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS x3) 4-6, 6-2, 4-1 retired (back) Samantha Stosur (AUS x1) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (9/7) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x2) bt Storm Sanders (AUS) 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5) Monica Niculescu (ROM) bt Mona Barthel (GER x6) 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 4-1 retired afp

Tennis: Auckland Classic results

Results from day two of the Auckland Classic tournament on Tuesday (x denotes seed): 1st round: Ana Ivanovic (SRB x2) bt Alison Riske (USA) 7-5, 7-6 (7/2) Ana Konjuh (CRO) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA x1) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x3) bt Monica Puig (PUR) 6-4, 7-5 Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 7-6 (7/3), 6-0 Sharon Fichman (CAN) Sorana Cirstea (ROU x4) 6-1, 6-4 Sachie Ishizu (JPN) bt Anett Kontaveit (EST) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Tennis: Teen stuns top seed in Auckland Classic

Teenager Ana Konjuh announced her WTA arrival in style at the Auckland Classic on Tuesday, eliminating top seed Roberta Vinci in her debut tour appearance. The Croatian, who turned 16 on Friday, came from behind to stun Vinci 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and book a place in the second round. "It's amazing, I can't believe I just did it," said Konjuh after capping a breakthough 2013 which included winning the junior Australian and US Opens. "It was a great match, great experience for me. I just hope I'm going to recover to play tomorrow."

Tennis: WTA Luxembourg results

Results from third day of the WTA Luxembourg Open on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): 2nd rd Katarzyna Piter (POL) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Bojana Jovanovski (SRB x8) bt Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 6-1, 6-4 1st rd Tereza Smitkova (CZE) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 7-5, 6-1 Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN x7) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 afp

Tennis: ATP and WTA Washington Open results

Results on Tuesday from the second day of the $1.76 million ATP and WTA Washington Open (x denotes seed): Women Alize Cornet (FRA x4) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-1, 6-3 Mona Barthel (GER x6) bt Stefanie Vogele (SUI) 6-2, 6-2 Angelique Kerber (GER x1) bt Irina Falconi (USA) 6-2, 6-3 Monica Niculescu (ROM) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-3, 6-0 afp

Tennis: Bank of the West Classic results - 1st update

Results from day 2 of the WTA Bank West Classic at Stanford on Tuesday (X denotes seed): 1st round Tamira Paszek (AUT) bt Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 6-1, 6-7 (4/7), 3-0 rtd Varvara Lepchenko (USA x6) bt Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) 6-2, 6-4 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 Coco Vandeweghe (USA) bt Monica Niculescu (ROU) 6-0, 6-3 Vera Dushevina (RUS) bt Marina Erakovic (NZL) 6-2, 6-1 afp
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