Lisicki survives first-round WTA challenge in Thailand

Lisicki survives first-round WTA challenge in Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki needed a third set Monday to gain a spot in the second round of the WTA's PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.

Jovanovski advances to WTA semifinals in China

NINGBO, China, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Bojana Jovanovski won for the 11th time in 12 matches with a straight-set quarterfinal decision Wednesday at the WTA's 125 tournament in China.

Zhang Shuai continues WTA winning streak

NINGBO, China, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Zhang Shuai continued her recent strong play with a 6-1, 6-1 upset Tuesday of second-seeded Zheng Jie at the WTA's 125K series tournament in China.

Jovanovski opens WTA 125 series tournament with win

NINGBO, China, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Bojana Jovanovski opened the WTA's 125 Series tournament in Ningbo, China, with a straight-set win Sunday.
Pavlyuchenkova advances at Korea Open

Pavlyuchenkova advances at Korea Open

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova survived a three-set challenge during Monday's opening action of the KDB Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul.
Dominguez Lino, Larsson open Swedish Open with wins

Dominguez Lino, Larsson open Swedish Open with wins

BASTAD, Sweden, July 15 (UPI) -- Seeded players Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Johanna Larsson opened the Collector Swedish Open with impressive wins Monday.
Errani keeps up success run in Palermo

Errani keeps up success run in Palermo

PALERMO, Italy, July 10 (UPI) -- Defending champion Sara Errani claimed a straight-set win Wednesday that put her into the quarterfinals of the Italiacom Open tennis tournament in Italy.
Vinci takes first-round win in Palermo

Vinci takes first-round win in Palermo

PALERMO, Italy, July 9 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Roberta Vinci advanced in straight sets Tuesday despite suffering six service breaks during a first-round match at the Italiacom Open in Italy.

Top-seeded Roberta Vinci falls to Simona Halep at Topshelf Open

S'HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roberta Vinci fell by the wayside at the grass-court Topshelf Open Wednesday after a one-sided, second-round defeat at the hands of Simona Halep.

Urszula Radwanska begins Topshelf Open with first-round victory

S'HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 16 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Urszula Radwanska advanced with a straight-set victory Sunday in first-round play at the grass-court Topshelf Open in the Netherlands.

Sharapova, Li Na, A. Radwanska win at French Open

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova advanced with a first-round victory at the French Open Monday, joining China's Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.
S. Williams advances to Italian Open third round

S. Williams advances to Italian Open third round

ROME, May 14 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams swept to a second-round win Tuesday at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
Serena Williams rallies to make Madrid semifinals

Serena Williams rallies to make Madrid semifinals

MADRID, May 10 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams needed to rally Friday to claim a quarterfinal win at the Mutua Madrid Open.

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova move on at Madrid Open

MADRID, May 7 (UPI) -- Defending champion Serena Williams and second-seeded Maria Sharapova each advanced with second-round victories Tuesday at the Madrid Open.

Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska among early Madrid winners

MADRID, May 5 (UPI) -- Defending champ Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska each advanced but Li Na fell Sunday in first-round action at the Madrid Open.
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Anabel Medina Garrigues
Lindsey Davenport (USA) waves to the crowds after defeating Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain 6-3, 6-2 at the US Open at the National Tennis Center on September 3, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues (born 31 July 1982 in Torrent, Valencia), better known as Anabel Medina, is a Spanish female tennis player. She reached a career high WTA Tour ranking of No. 16 on 4 May, 2009, and has won nine singles titles and 12 doubles titles, including the 2008 French Open and 2009 French Open with Virginia Ruano Pascual. Like many of her Spanish compatriots, she is a very crafty clay court specialist who grinds to win most of her rallies. However, unlike most of her fellow Spaniards, she prefers to play on hard courts. Currently she is the highest ranked female from her country. Sitting at Number 25 in the WTA Rankings as of October 29, 2009.

She won the WTA tournament in Strasbourg, France, beating Katarina Srebotnik in the final in May 2008, thus defending the title she won the previous year against Amélie Mauresmo. Her other singles titles came in Palermo in 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2001; Canberra in 2006; Strasbourg in 2005 and Fès in 2009.

2009 Elena Bogdan / Noppawan Lertcheewakarn  • 2008 Jessica Moore / Polona Hercog  • 2007 Ksenia Milevskaya / Urszula Radwańska  • 2006 Sharon Fichman / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova  • 2005 Victoria Azarenka / Ágnes Szávay  • 2004 Katerina Bohmova / Michaëlla Krajicek  • 2003 Adriana Gonzalez-Peñas / Marta Fraga  • 2002 Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Barbora Strýcová  • 2001 Petra Cetkovská / Renata Voráčová  • 2000 Maria José Martínez / Anabel Medina  • 1999 Flavia Pennetta / Roberta Vinci  • 1998 Kim Clijsters / Jelena Dokić  • 1997 Cara Black / Irina Selyutina  • 1996 Alice Canepa / Giulia Casoni  • 1995 Corina Morariu / Ludmila Varmuzova  • 1994 Martina Hingis / Henrieta Nagyová  • 1993 Laurence Courtois / Nancy Feber  • 1992 Laurence Courtois / Nancy Feber  • 1991 Eva Bes / Inés Gorrochategui  • 1990 Ruxandra Dragomir / Irina Spîrlea  • 1989 Nicole Pratt / Wang Shi-ting  • 1988 Alexia Dechaume / Emmanuelle Derly  • 1987 Natalia Medvedeva / Natalia Zvereva  • 1986 Leila Meskhi / Natalia Zvereva  • 1985 Mariana Perez-Roldan / Patricia Tarabini  • 1984 Digna Ketelaar / Simone Schilder  • 1983 Carin Anderholm / Helena Olsson  • 1982 Beth Herr / Janet Lagasse  • 1981 Sophie Amiach / Corinne Vanier

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