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Spain's David Ferrer advances at Sony Open

Miami, Mar 24 (EFE).- Spain's David Ferrer, the world No. 4, defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the round of 16 at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. The 31-year-old Ferrer, who skipped the Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells, California, due to injuries he sustained at the event in Acaculpo, did not get much resistance from the Italian on Sunday. Next up for the Spaniard is Japan's Kei Nishikori, who upended rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov, the No. 15 seed, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5.

Tennis: Abierto Mexicano Telcel results - Day 3

Results from day 3 of the WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel on Wednesday: Women's singles 2nd round Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x1) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 7-5, 6-2 Marina Erakovic (NZL) bt Bojana Jovanovski (SRB x6) 6-1, 6-4 Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) bt Victoria Duval (USA) 6-3, 6-0 Shuai Zhang (CHN x8) bt Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 6-1, 6-4 Christina McHale (USA) bt Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 7-5, 6-1 Kaia Kanepi (EST x3) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Sharon Fichman (CAN) 6-2, 7-5

Tennis: Abierto Mexicano Telcel results - Day 3

Results from day 3 of the WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel on Wednesday: Women's singles 2nd round Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x1) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 7-5, 6-2 Marina Erakovic (NZL) bt Bojana Jovanovski (SRB x6) 6-1, 6-4 Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) bt Victoria Duval (USA) 6-3, 6-0 Shuai Zhang (CHN x8) bt Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 6-1, 6-4 Christina McHale (USA) bt Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 7-5, 6-1 Kaia Kanepi (EST x3) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Sharon Fichman (CAN) 6-2, 7-5

Tennis: Abierto Mexicano Telcel results - Day 2

Results from the day 2 of the WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel on Tuesday: Women's singles 1st round Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x1) bt Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-3, 6-4 Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) bt Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 Victoria Duval (USA) bt Iveta Benesova (CZE) 6-2, 6-4 Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) bt Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-2 Shuai Zhang (CHN x8) bt Madison Keys (USA) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Julia Görges (GER) bt Marcela Zacarías (MEX) 6-0, 6-1 Kaia Kanepi (EST x3) bt Jana Cepelová (SVK) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Tennis: Qatar Open results

Results from the second day of the WTA Qatar Open in Doha on Tuesday (x denotes seeding): 1st round Shuai Zhang (CHN) bt Maryna Zanevska (UKR) 6-3, 6-2 Kaia Kanepi (EST) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-3, 6-4 afp

Spain's Muguruza claims 1st WTA title

International Sports Desk, Jan 11 (EFE).- Spanish qualifier Garbiñe Muguruza capped off the best week of her young career on Saturday, routing Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-0 in the final of the Hobart International to capture her first WTA Tour title. The 20-year-old Spanish hopeful - playing in only her second tournament since sustaining a season-ending ankle injury last summer - did not lose a set and dropped just 22 games in eight qualifying and main-draw matches in Hobart, capital of the Australian island state of Tasmania.

Dominant qualifier Muguruza wins first WTA title in Hobart

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza hammered Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-4 6-0 in 70 minutes to win her maiden WTA title at the Hobart International on Saturday. The tall 20-year-old showed no nerves in her first WTA final and her dominance and aggression reduced her experienced opponent to tears of frustrations in the second set.

Tennis: Spain's Muguruza wins first WTA title in Hobart

Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza won her first WTA title with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Czech seventh seed Klara Zakopalova in the final of the Hobart International Saturday. Muguruza, ranked 58, had too much power for Zakopalova, with her groundstrokes taking her to victory in 70 minutes. The Venezuelan-born 20-year-old joined Germany's Mona Barthel, who won in 2012, as the only qualifiers to win the Hobart tournament.

Sharapova survives scare to set up Serena semi

By Ciaran Baynes BRISBANE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova rallied to beat Kaia Kanepi on Thursday and next faces Serena Williams in the Brisbane International semi-finals knowing she must dramatically improve to end a run of 13 straight defeats against her nemesis. World number one Williams comfortably ousted Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 6-3 6-3 in 61 minutes, winning the first set without losing a point on serve - a feat the American had not achieved since she was a junior.

Tennis: Perfect serve sets up Williams-Sharapova semi

Serena Williams Thursday served a perfect first set on her way to setting up a blockbuster semi-final against bitter rival Maria Sharapova at the Brisbane International. The top-seeded Williams did not lose a point on serve during the opening set during her comprehensive 6-3, 6-3 win over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova. In stark contrast to Williams, Sharapova was forced to recover from an error-strewn start before eventually downing 2012 champion Kaia Kanepi in three sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
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