Heather Watson beats Lucie Hradecka in Estoril

Heather Watson The first round of the Estoril Open has wrapped up with all eight seeds progressing safely to the second round.  Kaia Kanepi produced the most impressive scoreline on day 2 as she defeated the promising American youngster Sloane Stephens, 6-1 6-0 in just 47 minutes.  Polona Hercog also scored a bagel in a…

Kleybanova beats Larsson in Miami comeback win

Alisa Kleybanova No win this year has made me more happy than Alisa Kleybanova’s 2-6 6-3 6-2 victory over Johanna Larsson in the first round of the Sony Ericsson Open.  Kleybanova, who has fought of Hodgkins Lymphoma disease, won her first match since the Premier event in Madrid last May.  Kleybanova demonstrated her fighting spirit in…

US Open Day 1 – Sharapova battles past Watson

Maria Sharapova eventually battled past Heather Watson in an absorbing encounter, 3-6 7-5 6-3. Watson was consistent throughout and displayed superb athleticism around the court to absorb Sharapova’s power. However in the end, Sharapova was too strong for Heather but she should be proud of her efforts because she hung in superbly and showed an…