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Japan's Date-Krum upsets Italy's Pennetta in Monterrey

Mexico City, Apr 1 (EFE).- Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm scored the first big upset of the Monterrey Open, defeating Italy's Flavia Pennetta, the top seed, 7-5, 6-2. The 43-year-old Date Krumm, who is ranked No. 98 in the world, served well and played patiently, sitting back and waiting for the 32-year-old Pennetta to make mistakes and then capitalizing on the errors. Pennetta's ground game was erratic and she repeatedly double-faulted on serve during Monday's match.

Japan's Date-Krum upsets Italy's Pennetta in Monterrey

Mexico City, Apr 1 (EFE).- Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm scored the first big upset of the Monterrey Open, defeating Italy's Flavia Pennetta, the top seed, 7-5, 6-2. The 43-year-old Date Krumm, who is ranked No. 98 in the world, served well and played patiently, sitting back and waiting for the 32-year-old Pennetta to make mistakes and then capitalizing on the errors. Pennetta's ground game was erratic and she repeatedly double-faulted on serve during Monday's match.

Tennis: Pennetta routs Radwanska to win Indian Wells WTA title

Italy's Flavia Pennetta routed world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA crown. Pennetta, 32, claimed the biggest title of her career, needing just one hour and 13 minutes to blow past Poland's second-seeded Radwanska, who was hobbled by a left leg injury. Pennetta's victims in the $12 million (8.6 million euros) combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament included world number two and top seed Li Na of China as well as former US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

Tennis: Penneta routs Radwanska to win Indian Wells WTA title

Italy's Flavia Pennetta routed world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA crown. Pennetta, 32, claimed the biggest title of her career, needing just one hour and 13 minutes to blow past Poland's second-seeded Radwanska, who was hobbled by a left leg injury. Pennetta's victims in the $12 million (8.6 million euros) combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament included world number two and top seed Li Na of China as well as former US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

Tennis: Pennetta routs Radwanska to win Indian Wells WTA title

Italy's Flavia Pennetta routed world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA crown. Pennetta, 32, claimed the biggest title of her career, needing just one hour and 13 minutes to blow past Poland's second-seeded Radwanska, who was hobbled by a left leg injury. Pennetta's victims in the $12 million (8.6 million euros) combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament included world number two and top seed Li Na of China as well as former US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

Tennis: Penneta routs Radwanska to win Indian Wells WTA title

Italy's Flavia Pennetta routed world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA crown. Pennetta, 32, claimed the biggest title of her career, needing just one hour and 13 minutes to blow past Poland's second-seeded Radwanska, who was troubled by a left leg injury. Pennetta's victims in the $12 million (8.6 million euros) combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament included world number two and top seed Li Na of China as well as former US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

Tennis: Pennetta routs Radwanska for Indian Wells title

Italy's Flavia Pennetta routed world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA crown. Pennetta, 32, claimed the biggest title of her career, needing just one hour and 13 minutes to blow past Poland's second-seeded Radwanska, who was troubled by a left leg injury. bb/ea

Tennis: Indian Wells defeat no cause for concern - Li

Vanquished top seed Li Na's warm hug for Flavia Pennetta on Friday after the Italian beat her in the semi-finals at Indian Wells had plenty of history behind it. The tennis rivals were born just one day apart -- China's Li on February 26 and Pennetta on February 25 in 1982 -- and Li said she feels a kinship with the Italian who is still hard at it on the WTA Tour. "You know, she's only one day older than me," Li said. "It's not easy over 30 still play on the tour."

Tennis: Pennetta upsets Li to reach Indian Wells final

Flavia Pennetta shocked world number two Li Na in the semi-finals at Indian Wells on Friday, beating the Australian Open champion 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 to reach the final. Pennetta avenged a straight-sets loss to the Chinese superstar in the quarter-finals at Melbourne, where Li claimed her second Grand Slam title in January. bb/ch

Tennis: Li downs Cibulkova to reach Indian Wells semis

Australian Open champion Li Na booked a semi-final berth at the Indian Wells hardcourt tennis tournament with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Dominika Cibulkova. China's Li, the world number two who is the top seed in the event, reprised her triumph over Slovakia's Cibulkova in the final in Melbourne. Li will face the winner of Thursday's quarter-final clash between rising US talent Sloane Stephens and Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta. The other women's semi-final between second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and Romanian Simona Halep was set on Wednesday. bb/dj
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