Monica Puig makes Pattaya semis as Russians falter
Monica Puig makes Pattaya semis as Russians falter

Puerto Rico`s Monica Puig confidently dispatched Japan`s Misaki Doi in the WTA Pattaya Open with a straight sets 6-4, 6-2 victory Friday, booking herself a place in the semi-finals.

Pica powers to first WTA title

Puerto Rican No.1 Monica Puig won her first WTA title Saturday, beating Spain`s Silvia Soler-Espinosa in the final of the Strasbourg International.

Williams, Sharapova march on for possible collision

World No. 1 Serena Williams beat Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of the Italian Open Wednesday to march on for a possible semi-final collision with Maria Sharapova.

Kurumi Nara reaches Japan Women`s Open quarters

Japanese wild card Kurumi Nara outlasted eighth-seed Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) to reach the quarter-finals of the $235,000 Japan Women`s Open in Osaka on Wednesday.

Puig upsets Petrova at French Open

World No.11 Nadia Petrova failed to clear the first-round hurdle at the French Open, suffering a three-set defeat to Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig.