Jeļena Ostapenko

Romania's Halep advances to Rogers Cup women's singles quarters

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world number four, on Thursday advanced to the quarter-finals of the women's singles event at the 2.83-million-USD Rogers Cup WTA tournament in Toronto after defeating Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-1. Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion, prevailed in just 66 minutes over an opponent who came back after a long hiatus.

Jankovic beats Ostapenko in Moscow

MOSCOW - Serbia's highest-ranked female tennis player Jelena Jankovic has got off to a successful start at the Moscow WTA tournament after beating Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-3, 6-3 Tuesday.

Jankovic won after 76 minutes of play and will next face the winner of the match between Anastasiya Pavlyuchenko of Russia and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.

Bulgaria Defeats Hungary, Latvia in Fed Cup

Bulgaria defeated Hungary and Latvia in its matches from Europe/Africa zone Group 1 of the Fed Cup.

On Wednesday, Bulgaria won against Hungary with 2:1, while on Thursday it defeated Latvia with the same score.

Bulgaria is represented by its highest ranking female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova, Elitsa Kostova, Isabella Shinikova and Dia Evtimova.

Tennis: Patricia Tig, in the finals of ITF Tournament of St. Petersburg

Romanian tennis player Patricia Maria Tig has qualified on Saturday for the finals of the ITF Tournament in St. Petersburg (Russia), with total prizes worth 50,000 dollars, after having defeated in the semifinals Serbian Vesna Dolonc, 7-5, 6-1.

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