Alison Riske reaches third round at Australian Open for first time with a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Yanina Wickmayer in just 57 minutes.
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Yanina Wickmayer wins the match 7-6 6-3 against Dinah Pfizenmaier. Wickmayer is #63 in the official world rankings and Pfizenmaier is #92 in the official world rankings. Wickmayer wins the first set 7-6 and then wins the second set 6-3.
In Hobart, Garbine Muguruza Blanco wins the match 4-1ret against Yanina Wickmayer. Muguruza Blanco is #58 in the official world rankings and Wickmayer is #61 in the official world rankings. Yanina Wickmayer retired in the first set due to injury.
British No 1 Laura Robson’s return to tennis was ended when she retired from her first-round match against Yanina Wickmayer due to injury.
A wrist problem forced Robson out of the Hobart International Tournament. The 19-year-old won the first set 6-4 but, after serving a double fault to gift Wickmayer an early break in the second, she pulled out of the match.
The 2010 champion, Yanina Wickmayer, has been knocked out of the event by the Czech qualifier, Kristyna Pliskova.
The 24 year old Belgian lost the first set in a tie breaker 7-6, before being routed in the second 6-love.
Wickmayer, who was beaten in the Auckland Classic finals of 2012 and 2011, is currently ranked 51 in the world.
Pliskova, the world number 130, will meet the American 5th seed Jamie Hampton in the second round.
Alison Van Uytvanck defeated second-seeded Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets Sunday and won the title of the OEC Taipei WTA Challenger tournament.
Van Uytvanck, 19, didn’t allow Wickmayer a break point in a 6-4, 6-2 win. She won 70 percent of the points on serve. Van Uytvanck had one break in the first set and finished off both of her break opportunities in the second for the victory in the all-Belgian final.
No. 2-seeded Yanina Wickmayer and Alison Van Uytvanck will play for the championship of the OEC Taipei WTA Challenger after straight-set wins Saturday.
Wickmayer had little trouble in getting past Luksika Kumkhum 6-3, 6-1 in her semifinal. She allowed Kumkhum just two break chances while finished off five of her own 11 break opportunities.
Wickmayer dropped only 18 points on serve on the day and won 27-of-53 points off Kumkhum’s serve.
Van Uytvanck defeated Dinah Pfizenmaier 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 by fighting off 12 of the 15 break points she faced. Pfizenmaier had nine break chances in the second set but Van Uytvanck dropped serve just once in the set while converting both of her break chances.
Wickmayer and Van Uytvanck have met once before in their career, with Wickmayer taking a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 decision in 2011.
Wickmayer is 3-6 in WTA finals but has gone 0-4 in championship matches since winning the ASB Classic in New Zealand in January 2010. She’s 10-7 in ITF finals but hasn’t won on that level since October 2010. Van Uytvanck, yet to make a main WTA event title match, has won nine of her 14 ITF finals. She has three ITF wins this year.
The OEC Taipei WTA Challenger champion …
Second seeded Yanina Wickmayer is through to the semi finals of the WTA $125K Challenger event in Taipei after a straight sets win over China’s Saisai Zheng.
Wickmayer won 6-3, 6-1 to move into the last four where she will meet young Thai player Luksika Kumkhum. The rising Thai player defeated Croatian Petra Martic in three sets.
Another Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck will meet German Dinah Pfizenmaier in the other semi-final.
Singles – Quarterfinals
DINAH PFIZENMAIER (GER) D KATARZYNA PITER (POL) | 3 – 6 | 6 – 3 | 6 – 2
LUKSIKA KUMKHUM (THA) D PETRA MARTIC (CRO) | 3 – 6 | 6 – 1 | 6 -3
ALISON VAN UYTVANCK (BEL) D EKATERINA BYCHKOVA (RUS) | 6 – 3 | 6 – 7 (7) | 7 – 5
 YANINA WICKMAYER (BEL) D SAISAI ZHENG (CHN) | 6 – 3 | 6 – 1
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During the first round of the WTA tournament in Rome Yanina Wickmayer (WTA-37) will play fellow Belgian Kisten Flipkens (WTA-22). Yanina has won all 3 previous encounters against Kirsten. The last game was in Auckland 2013 where Yanina won 6-3 6-4. De 27 year old Kirsten Flipkens may enter the top 20 during the tournament in Rome. Last year Yanina Wickmayer lost in the first round, so she isn’t defending WTA points this week.
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When Yanina Wickmayer takes on Pauline Parmentier in the second round of the US Open tennis championships, the World No.29 should be ready for a fight.
The Belgian has had a decent year so far with a win-loss record of 29-22 thus far. She started the year as the 26th ranked player in the World, and 2012 was suppose to be her breakthrough year. The World No. 29 however, couldn’t take her game to the next level and is hence still stuck at her present rank. He best performances this year have come on the hard courts, which is something that would give her confidence. She reached the semi-finals in Paris early in the year and also reached the semis in Stanford at the start of the American hard court season.
On the opposite side of court Parmentier is ranked 90 in the world and has a win-loss record of 23/24 so far. The Frenchwoman is yet to have a deep run into a tournament this year, and with the US Open crowd favouring the underdog, this could very well be that tournament for her.
These two haven’t played before and TennisEarth fancies an easy win for Wickmayer in this match.
Australia’s Casey Dellacqua stunned fourth seed Yanina Wickmayer 6-4 6-3 to move into the quarter-finals of the Texas Open in Dallas.
The world number 106 proved too strong for the Belgian, who is ranked 78 places above her, sealing a straight-set win to book a date with Aleksandra Wozniak in the last eight.
Caroline Wozniacki dismisses Yanina Wickmayer to reach pre-quarters – London Olympics 2012
Former world number one, Caroline Wozniacki, outfoxed the Belgian star, Yanina Wickmayer, in a three-set thriller at the London Olympics 2012 on Monday. She nudged up a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory against the world number 31 to secure a spot in the round of 16 at Games of the XXX Olympiad in London, United Kingdom.
The eighth seed stayed focused throughout the battle to carve out the victory in their sixth encounter. After stealing the show, Wozniacki not only improved to a 6-0 lifetime in the head-to-head series against the Belgian but also progressed into the third round at this grass court event.
“Yanina went out there and played some very good tennis. I really had to dig deep to win that one,” the ecstatic Dane was quoted in a courtside interview after bagging the match. “I’m really pleased how I managed to come back in the third set and get a lead at the start and win that long game, which I think was 13 deuces. I think that really made the difference today.”
Wozniacki stepped into the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club with conviction. She drew the first …