New Haven Open 2012: Petra Kvitova Cruises To Win

Petra Kvitova easily defeated Maria Kirilenko to win the New Haven Open.

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New Haven Open 2012: Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova Advance

The 2012 WTA New Haven Open's second round saw the top two remaining seeds, Caroline Wozniacki (No.3) of Denmark and Petra Kvitova (No. 2) of Russia advance to the Quarterfinals on Thursday.

Wozniacki defeated Sofia Arvidsson, 7-6, 6-2, and will face sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in Thursday's Quarterfinals. Kvitova made quick work of American Nicole Gibbs and won, 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets and will face Lucie Safarova.

Up-and-comer, 25-year-old Russian Maria Kirilenko advanced on a walkout against Germany's Mona Barthel and will face Olga Govortsova of Belarus, who on Tuesday upset No. 1 seed Agnieszka Radwanska after Radwanska withdrew with a shoulder injury.

Govortsova, who had to qualify to gain entry into the tournament, is the only unseeded player left in the event.

Matches for the event will take place through Saturday, August 25, when the Finals will be held at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday's matches will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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2012 New Haven Open: WTA No. 2 Ranked Agnieszka Radwanska First Match Today

If Caroline Wozniaki wants to defend her New Haven title, she's likely going to have to get through the tournament's top seed and second-ranked WTA player in the world, Agnieszka Radwanska. After a first-round bye, Radwanska takes to the court tonight against Olga Govortsova starting at 7:00 p.m. ET in the Stadium Court.

Prior to Radwanska's debut at New Haven, there are three matches during the day on Tuesday. Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the Stadium court is Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain facing fourth-ranked Sara Errani of Italy. Suarez Navarro is coming off a straight-set victory over Agnes Szavay of Hungary. Errani dispatched American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5.

Seeing their first action of the tournament at noon on the Grandstand court are Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria and Jie Zheng of China. Pironkova represented Bulgaria in the 2012 Olympics and eliminated in the second round by Flavia Pennetta of Italy. This is Zheng's first tournament since withdrawing from the Montreal Cup in early August with a back injury.

Following the conclusion of the Suarez Navarro/Errani match, Marion Bartoli of France plays Sloan Stephens. Bartoli is the fifth-ranked player of the tournament. Stephens is an up-and-coming 19 year-old from Florida. She went as far as the fourth round at the French Open and the third round at Wimbledon earlier this year.

The day is closed out by the seventh-ranked Maria Kirilenko of Russia versus Mona Barthel of Germany. Kirilenko represented Russia at the London Olympics, losing in the bronze medal match to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Barthel's last play came in the Montreal Cup where she was bounced in the second round by Agnieszka Radwanska.


2012 New Haven Open: Caroline Wozniacki Begins Title Defense

The first round of the 2012 New Haven Open at Yale continues Monday with nine matches. The action in Connecticut will begin at 12 p.m. EST with three contests, as Bethanie Mattek-Sands takes on Sara Errani, the tournament's No. 4-ranked player, Melanie Oudin faces Sofia Arvidsson, and Nicole Gibbs battles Alexa Glatch in an all-American matchup.

Errani, the 10th-ranked woman in the world in the latest WTA Tour rankings, will be looking to rebound after a disappointing third-round defeat at the hands of Venus Williams earlier this month at the WTA Tour Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open.

Two more contests will follow at 2 p.m., highlighted by Shahar Peer facing off against Maria Kirilenko, who enters the tournament as the 14th-ranked player in the world. Of the remaining four matches, the feature contest comes at 7 p.m., when four-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki takes the court to begin the quest for her fifth-straight New Haven Open title against Ekaterina Makarova.

The complete schedule can be seen on the tournament's official site.

Visit the SB Nation's tennis hub for more on the 2012 New Haven Open.

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