Safarova wins in second-round upset at Pan Pacific Open

Safarova wins in second-round upset at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Lucie Safarova posted an upset win Tuesday in second-round action of the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.

Hercog breezes into Quebec quarterfinals

QUEBEC, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Polona Hercog, one day after defeating the tournament's No. 1 seed, breezed into the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Bell Challenge.

Magdalena Rybarikova wins, Sloane Stephens falls at Citi Open

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Defending champion Magdalena Rybarikova posted a win but second-seeded Sloane Stephens took a tumble Monday in the first round of the Citi Open.

Washington Kastles win 33rd consecutive game

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Wins by Martins Hingis and Kevin Anderson helped the Washington Kastles tie the Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in professional sports.

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Cirstea, Lepchenko post early S.C. wins

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 1 (UPI) -- Eleventh-seeded Sorana Cirstea posted a quick win and No. 12 Varvara Lepchenko also moved on Monday at the Family Circle Cup tennis event.
Azarenka among 2nd-round winners in Doha

Azarenka among 2nd-round winners in Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and No. 4-seed Agnieszka Radwanska had clear wins Wednesday in second-round matches of the WTA's Qatar Total Open.
Wozniacki picks up first-round win in Doha

Wozniacki picks up first-round win in Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki, just returned to the WTA Top 10, notched an impressive first-round win Monday at the Qatar Total Open.
Hantuchova loses in WTA event in Thailand

Hantuchova loses in WTA event in Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Daniela Hantuchova was defeated during her second match Thursday at the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in Thailand.
Kirilenko advanced in WTA Thailand event

Kirilenko advanced in WTA Thailand event

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Maria Kirilenko won Tuesday but top-seeded Ana Ivanovic was among players whose matches were delayed by rain at the WTA tournament in Thailand.

Clijsters ousted in final tournament

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters, playing in what she has said will be her final tournament, lost Wednesday in the second round of the U.S. Open.

Azarenka, Stosur advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and defending champion Samantha Stosur were among the winners Monday in a rain-filled first day of the 2012 U.S. Open.
V. Williams beaten in Wimbledon 1st round

V. Williams beaten in Wimbledon 1st round

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Maria Sharapova posted an early win Monday but Venus Williams was ousted in first-round play at Wimbledon.
Tough path for Kvitova repeat at Wimbledon

Tough path for Kvitova repeat at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 22 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova drew a difficult path to repeat as Wimbledon women's single champion, Friday's announcement of the tournament draw indicates.
Upsets mark tennis play at Birmingham

Upsets mark tennis play at Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 12 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Marina Erakovic advanced but four other seeded players were eliminated Tuesday at the AEGON Classic in England.
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Anastasia Rodionova

Anastasia Rodionova (born 12 May 1982 in Tambov, Soviet Union) is an Australian professional female tennis player, and the current Australian No. 4. She achieved her career high rank of #62 on 16 August 2010. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Rodionova started to play tennis at age 7, but she was introduced to tennis much earlier. Her father Ivan was an amateur player so instead of toys, Rodionova had tennis balls in her pram. He coached her until 18 years old when she left Tambov, Russia and moved to Germany to practice for 3 years before returning to Moscow to live in 2003. She has resided in Melbourne, Australia with her partner Lorne Padman since 2005. Rodionova's sister Arina has also been a professional tennis player since 2004.

In 2006, after reaching the 2nd round in the 2nd tier tournament in Los Angeles, Rodionova entered the Top 100 WTA rankings for the first time in her career. At the US Open she became one of the leading players after making it to the 3rd round (her best result in singles at a Grand Slam tournament to date). This catapulted Rodionova to 81 in the world. In doubles with Elena Vesnina she also reached the WTA tournament final in Bangalore, India and she captured her 11th ITF title in Italy in partnership with her sister Arina Rodionova. In 2007 Rodionova played a whopping 28 WTA tournaments. At the Australian Open Grand Slam she reached the 2nd round but lost to world number 2 and eventual finalist, Maria Sharapova. In Miami's Tier 1 tournament Rodionova took more games off the eventual tournament champion Serena Williams in her 2nd round defeat than any other person in that tournament. In the Estoril Open, Portugal, Rodionova won her 2nd title in doubles with Andreea Ehritt-Vanc from Romania. Together they also made the finals in Morocco. In the 1st tier tournament in Los Angeles Rodionova made the semi-finals, partnering with Tatiana Poutchek. In Guangzhou, China Rodionova reached the singles semi-final but was unable to finish the match due to heat stroke. At the Tashkent Open, Rodionova once again teamed up with Tatiana Poutchek making the final, but lost in 3 sets to Ekaterina Dzehalevich and Anastasiya Yakimova. Rodionova ended the year ranked 78th place in singles.

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