Andrea Petkovic has not had much reason to dance this season but the effervescent German flashed some of her moves after advancing to the second round of the Sony Open on Wednesday with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain`s Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.
Poland`s Agnieszka Radwanska hopes a few days rest and a first round bye will give her injured knee enough time to heal and keep her from withdrawing from the Sony Open, the world number three said on Tuesday.
Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black lost to top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China in straight sets in the women`s doubles final of the BNP Paribas Open, a Premier WTA tournament, here today.
The fourth seeded pair of India`s Leander Paes and Czech Radek Stepanek was beaten by the unseeded Swiss duo of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the men`s doubles at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament here.
India`s Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black knocked out second-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina toenter the semi-finals of the women`s doubles at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament here.
Former world number 1 Rafael Nadal can now deem his comeback complete as he beat old rival and current world number 2 Roger Federer in straight sets to advance to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.