Murray, Radwanska Through To China Open Final

Andy Murray, Olympics, Zika VirusAndy Murray will face Grigor Dimitrov in the final of the China Open after earning a straight-sets win over David Ferrer in Beijing.

Murray prevailed 6-2 6-3 in a one-sided contest that spanned one hour 32 minutes.

Murray will now challenge for his 40th tour title and also has the chance to close the gap on leader Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings.

It will be his ninth final of the season, having won four and lost four of the previous eight, and his first appearance in the china open final.

In the female category, Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 7-6 6-3 in the semi-final of the china open.

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Agnieszka Radwanska

Svitolina, who upset world number one, Angelique Kerber, in the third round, recovered from 3-love in the second set but was unable to close the gap on the 2011 china open champion.

Radwanska took one hour 41 minutes to beat the 16th seed and book a meeting with Britain’s Johanna Konta in Sunday’s final.Agnieszka-Radwanska-in-China-open

Konta earlier defeated eighth seed Madison keys of the united states 7-6, 4-6 6-4.

The final game will hold on Sunday, October 9.

Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams Beats Garbine Muguruza In Final

Serena-WilliamsSerena Williams has defeated Garbine Muguruza, 6-4,6-4, in Wimbledon ladies singles final.

The world number one defeated her Spanish opponent to win her 6th title at SW19 and 21st Grand Slam title.

Williams is on course for a calender Grand Slam after wining the Australian and French Open title.

“It Feels So Good”

Williams withstood a late fightback from 20th seed Muguruza, to come through in one hour and 23 minutes.

After receiving the trophy she said:  “It feels so good holding the trophy. I have to give thanks to Jehovah God for the day. I just really relied on His strength.

“Garbine! She played so well I didn’t even know it was over because she was fighting so hard in the end…

“Congratulations! Don’t be sad. You will be holding this trophy very, very soon believe me. You are a great champ.

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Serena Williams says it feels good holding her sixth wimbledon title trophy

“I am just happy it was such a great match”.

She will head to the US Open next month, aiming to complete the first calendar year Grand Slam of her career.

Williams thrashed Maria Sharapova to reach the final, extending her winning run against Sharapova to 17 matches over 11 years with a 6-2, 6-4 victory.

Muguruza, who is 21-years-old, was playing in her first Grand Slam final and took a 4-2 lead, before giving the top seed a mighty scare by battling back from a set and 5-1 down with two breaks of serve.

She became the first Spanish woman to reach the Wimbledon final since 1996 when she beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

In the men’s championship, Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in the semi-final match on Friday to book a place in the final.

Serena Williams Through To Wimbledon Final

Serena WilliamsWorld number one, Serena Williams thrashed fourth seed Maria Sharapova to set up a Wimbledon final against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.

The American extended her winning run against Sharapova to 17 matches over 11 years with a 6-2, 6-4 victory.

Williams could win a sixth Wimbledon and 21st major title on Saturday, when she can also complete a ‘Serena Slam’ by holding all four grand slam titles.

Garbine Muguruza became the first Spanish woman to reach the Wimbledon final since 1996 when she beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

The 20th seed showed no early nerves in the biggest match of her career, powering through the first set and moving 3-1 ahead in the second.

Radwanska fought back to take the second set with a run of six successive games.

The day, however, belonged to the young Spaniard who clinched victory with a swinging forehand volley.

Muguruza is capable of pushing Williams in the final as the young Spaniard stunned Serena in the French Open second round in 2014.

However, a grand slam final will be a different proposition and much will depend on how the 21-year-old handles the pressure of her first major final.

Wimbledon: Federer Looking Forward To Murray Clash

FedererWorld number two, Roger Federer, is looking forward to his Wimbledon semi-final match up against home favourite Andy Murray.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion insists that the Brit is ‘in full flight’ as he bids for a third grand slam win.

Andy Murray, however, says he is not flattered with the praises from his opponent Roger Federer but he will rather focus on the game ahead.

The third seed described his 6-4 7-5 6-4 Wimbledon quarter-final victory against Vasek Pospisil as ‘a good match’.

Murray did not give up a single break point in the match, and maintained his high level when the roof was closed after a rain delay.

Djokovic Wary Of Gasquet Threat

Ahead of the other semi final showdown, World number one, Novak Djokovic, has credited Richard Gasquet for the improvement that has led to the duo facing off in the semi-finals at Wimbledon on Friday.

The world number one ousted Marin Cilic in straight sets to set up a clash with Gasquet, who overcame Stan Wawrinka in a five-set thriller.

Djokovic believes Gasquet’s fitness has helped him to complete his game.

US Open: Murray Struggles To Beat Haase In First Round

Andy Murray progressed to the second round of the US Open with victory over Robin Haase in four sets despite struggling with a bout of cramp.

Murray seeded eighth, won 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 7-5 in three hours and eight minutes inside a sweltering Louis Armstrong Stadium.

He made his way through the first two sets in comfortable fashion but began to feel the strain when Haase won nine straight games in the third and fourth sets.

Haase, the world number 70, had looked capable of handing the Scot his first opening-round defeat at a Grand Slam since 2008 when he won nine straight games.

But despite cramping, and choosing not to sit down at the changeovers, Murray twice recovered from a break down in a wildly unpredictable fourth set that saw both men ailing in the New York heat.

“I started cramping at the beginning of the third set, at the front of my quad and then in my forearm,” said Murray.

“It was not particularly comfortable and I just tried to hang around as long as possible and managed to get through.

“I was in a good position at 2-0 up but I didn’t know whether to go for it at the beginning of the third set or conserve energy and go for it in the fourth.

“It wasn’t easy for Robin either.”

Murray had come back from two sets down to beat Haase at Flushing Meadows in 2011, a year after he had lost to Stan Wawrinka on the same court in what was his last Grand-Slam defeat before the quarter-final stage.

The Scot goes on to face German qualifier, Matthias Bachinger, who beat Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-2 6-2.

In the women singles, second seed, Simona Halep, had to come back from a set down to defeat Danielle Collins 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 6-2 in the first round of the US Open.

Collins threatened to cause a major upset at Arthur Ashe Stadium when she dominated the opening-set tie-break against the French Open finalist.

But Halep, who served seven double faults, managed to turn things around and win the next two sets comfortably to set up a second-round meeting with Jana Cepelova, who defeated Maria Teresa Torro Flor 2-6 7-5 6-1.

Sixth seed, Angelique Kerber, was also pushed to three sets before coming through to clinch a 6-2 3-6 7-5 win against Ksenia Pervak, who may have closed out the upset if not for her 56 unforced errors.

Agnieszka Radwanska, who is seeded 4th had a much easier route through to round two as she thrashed Sharon Fichman 6-1 6-0 in just 47 minutes.