Mara Santangelo to defend her title at KSLTA Signature Kingfisher Tennis Center

Defending champion Mara Santangelo of Italy will compete against Yaroslava Shvedova of Russia today to defend her singles title at Sony Ericsson International Sony Ericsson WTA Tour at KSLTA Signature Kingfisher Tennis Center.

Yesterday, Mara Santangelo entered finals by defeating Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-1, 6-0 in straight set. Shvedova beat Tzipora Obziler of Israel 7-5, 6-2.

In the doubles, fourth seed Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei and Kudryavtseva of Russia will meet top seed Chinese Taipei players Chan Yung-Jan and Chuang Chia Jung today.

Hsieh-Kudryavtseva beat Sania Mirza of India and Mara Santangelo of Italy 6-4, 3-6 (10-5) to enter the finals. Similarly Chan-Chuang bet Jarmila Gajdosova of Slovakia and Christina Horiatopoulos of Australia in straight set 6-3, 6-2.

Yesterday’s results:

Singles Semi Finals:

Mara Santangelo (Ita) bt Olga Savchuk (Ukr) 6-1, 6-0.

Yaroslava Shvedova (Rus) bt Tzipora Obziler (Isr) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles Semi Finals:

Su-Wei Hsieh (Tpe)/ Alla Kudryavtseva (Rus) bt

Sania Mirza (Ind)/ Mara Santangelo (Ita)

6-4, 3-6 (10-5)



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