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Tashkent Open 2016 - News

Kristyna Pliskova emerges winner at 18th edition of Tashkent Open. 01.10.2016

Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic claimed her first ever WTA Tour event title , as she upset fourth seed and Current Title Holder Nao Hibino of Japan to lift the 18th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA Championships which concluded at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent. More >>

Ipek Soylu- Raluca Olaru lift doubles title at Tashkent Open 01.10.2016

Fourth seeds Ipek Soylu of Turkey and Raluca Olaru of Romania lifted the doubles at the 18th edition of the Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic Tennis School complex here. More >>

Hibino to take on Pliskova in Finals of Tashkent Open 30.09.2016

Current Title Holder and fourth seeded Nao Hibino of Japan will take on unseeded player Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the Women's Singles Finals of the 18th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent. More >>

Kozlova, Pliskova , Hibino , Allertova in Semifinals of Tashkent Open 29.09.2016

Current Title Holder and fourth seeded Nao Hibino of Japan , ninth seeded Denisa Allertova of Czech Reublic, unseeded players Kristyna Pliskova also of the Czech Republic and Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine entered the semifinals of the 18th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent. More >>

Tournament for Mass Media 28.09.2016

In the schedule of Tashkent Open tournament there is a tournament for the representatives of Mass Media that takes place every year. More >>

Flipkens Survives , Nara ousted at Tashkent Open 28.09.2016

Second seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium survived a three hour battle against Maria Sakkari of Greece , while fifth seeded Kurumi Nara of Japan and eighth seeded Naomi Broady were ousted by unseeded Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Irna Khromacheva of Russia in the second round of the 18th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent. More >>

Seeds Buyukakcay , Cirstea out of 18th Tashkent Open . 27.09.2016

Lucky Loser Sofia Shapatava of Georgia and former world no 4 Francesca Schiavone of Italy crafted first upsets as they knocked out third seeded Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey and seventh seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania in the opening round of the 18th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent. More >>

Seeds Hibino, Kurumi move into second round at Tashkent Open 26.09.2016

Title holder and fourth seed Nao Hibino of Japan and her country mate fifth seeded Kurumi Nara scored easy wins in the opening matches of the main draw at the 18th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent. More >>

Top seed Johanna Larsson Pulls out of Tashkent Open 25.09.2016

Top seed and world no 45 Johanna Larsson of Sweden pulled out of the 18th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA Championships due to Viral Illness. More >>

Kuwata , Sharipova , Martincova , Soylu in Main draw of Tashkent Open 25.09.2016

Third seeded Hiroko Kuwata of Japan , fourth seeded Sabina Sharipova of Uzbekistan , Sixth seeded Tereza, Martincova of Czech Republic , Seventh seeded Ipek, Soylu of Turkey scored contrasting wins to move into the Main draw of the 18th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent. More >>

Shapatava , Raina, Kalinina , Piter knock out seeds in Tashkent Open Qualifiers 24.09.2016

Sofia Shapatava of Georgia , Ankita Raina of India, Anhelina. Kalinina of Ukraine, Katarzyna Piter of Poland ousted seeds to move into the final round qualifying at the 18th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent. More >>

Tashkent Open blossoms in Uzbek Autumn 24.09.2016

When autumn comes, I bloom anew; The frost does wonders for my health; Anew I fall in love with life's routine: Betimes I'm soothed by dreams, betimes by hunger caught; The blood flows free and easy in my heart, Abrim with passion; once again, I'm happy, young - Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin the famous Russian Poet More >>

Larsson is top seed at 18th Tashkent Open 24.09.2016

World No 45 Johanna Larsson of Sweden will lead the rankings list at the 18th Tashkent Open WTA Championships which gets underway at the Olympic Tennis Complex here on Monday. More >>

STATISTICS FROM 18 YEARS OF TASHKENT OPEN 15.09.2016

SEEDED WINNERS (11) (seed wise; barring unseeded players)
No. 1 Anna Smashnova (Israel) 1999 More >>

Tashkent Open propels Locals to World stage 15.09.2016

When Jenya Dedusheva was asked to officiate the women's singles match between Nao Hibino and Bojana Jovanovski at the 17th Tashkent Open as a chair umpire last year , it was some kind of dream come true for Jenya an ITF Bronze badge official. More >>

Tashkent Open 2016 - Interviews

Interview of the day : Nao Hibino 30.09.2016

Fourth seeded Japanese Nao Hibino will look to be the first player to break the 18 year old Tashkent open Jinx by winning the title for the second time ( No player in the last 18 years has won the title two times. The event always had a new winner ) More >>

Interview of the Day : Kateryna Kozlova 29.09.2016

22 year old Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova showed great form to stop Swiss lass Stefane Voegele and enter the second semifinal of the year at the 18th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA championships. The Ukrainian who has many ups and downs in her young career in the last couple of years, seems more determined than she was to make a mark and make it to the top 50 by the year end , Having reached the semifinals in Istanbul earlier this year , she wants to go a step better and make the final here More >>

Interview of the Day : KRISTYNA PLISKOVA Czech Republic 28.09.2016

Currently ranked 100 in the WTA rankings 24 year old Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic played some stunning tennis to record the lone upset of the day ousting fifth ranked and 78th ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan in straight sets More >>

Interview of the Day: Francesca Schiavone 27.09.2016

Life has come a full circle for 36 year old Francesca Schiavone , having started her professional career in 1996 , the Italian who can be termed as a " Young veteran " has been playing tennis for nearly 20 years now . Starting at a low of 945 in the world in 1996 , Schiavone went on to achieve her career best ranking of World No 4 in Jan 2011. More >>

Tashkent Open 2015 - News

Hibino Emerges winner at Tashkent Open 03.10.2015

Japanese Nao Hibino outplayed Croatian Dona Vekic to win her first WTA tour event capturing the title at the 17th edition of the Tashkent Open which concluded at the Olympic Tennis School complex here. More >>

Russian pair of Gasparyan- Panova lift doubles title at Tashkent Open 03.10.2015

Second seeded Russian pair of Margarita Gasparyan and Alexandra Panova lifted the doubles at the 17th edition of the Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic Tennis School complex here. More >>

Tashkent Open propels Locals to World stage 02.10.2015

When Jenya Dedusheva was asked to officiate the women's singles match between Nao Hibino and Bojana Jovanovski at the 17th Tashkent Open as a chair umpire for it was some kind of dream come true for Jenya a ITF Bronze badge official. More >>

Great Opportunity for Kids at Tashkent Open 02.10.2015

For Aziza Tashpulatova, Saida Ramedova and Iroda Mukhamedjanova students of the Olympic tennis School it was a great day as they got to walk with their favorite players Bojana Jovanovski and Nao Hibino to the centre court also be part of the toss for the singles semifinals More >>

Vekic to meet Hibino in finals of Tashkent Open 02.10.2015

Unseeded players Croatian Donna Vekic and Japanese Nao Hibino will clash with each other in the summit clash of the 17th edition of the Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic Tennis School complex here. More >>

Jovanovski stuns top seed Beck , Rodina shocks fourth seed Larsson to enter semifinals of Tashkent Open 01.10.2015

Unseeded players Serbian Bojana Jovanovski , Evgeniya Rodina of Russia , Donna Vekic of Croatia and Nao Hibino of Japan entered the semifinals of the singles at the 17th edition of the Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic Tennis School complex here. More >>

Vekic , Kozlova, Friedsam topple seeds to enter Quarterfinals at Tashkent Open 30.09.2015

Unseeded players Donna Vekic of Croatia , Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany and Qualifier Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine toppled seeds on the way to the quarterfinals , while top seed Annika Beck of Germany and fourth seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden remained the only seeds to make the last eight stage at the 17th edition of the Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic Tennis School complex here. More >>

Sasnovich , Jovanovski , Shvedova , cause upsets at Tashkent Open 29.09.2015

Tashkent , September 27 : Alaiksandra Sasnovich of Belarus knocked out fourth seeded Polona Hercog of Slovakia, Former winner here Bojana Jovanovski upset seventh seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia , while seasoned Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova upset eighth seeded Andreea Mitu to enter the second round of the 17th edition of the Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic Tennis School complex here. More >>

Kontaveit , Martic , Voegele , Kania in Main draw of Tashkent Open 27.09.2015

Top seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia , second seeded Petra Martic of Croatia , third seeded Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland and fourth seeded Paula Kania of Poland qualified for the main draw in contrasting styles at the 17th edition of the Tashkent Open. More >>

Easy for seeds at Tashkent Open Qualifiers 26.09.2015

It was an easy day for seeds in the first round of the qualifying rounds at the 17th edition of the Tashkent Open which began at the Olympic Tennis School complex here. More >>

Beck gets top billing at 17th edition of Tashkent Open 26.09.2015

Winner at Quebec City last week , Annika Beck of Germany has been given the top Billing , while her compatriot Carina Witthoeft will be the second seed at the 17th edition of the edition of the Tashkent Open which gets underway at the Olympic Tennis Complex here on Monday. More >>

STATISTICS FROM 17 YEARS OF TASHKENT OPEN 25.09.2015

SEEDED WINNERS (11) (seed wise; barring unseeded players)
No. 1 Anna Smashnova (Israel) 1999
No. 6 Bianka Lamade (Germany) 2001
No. 1 MG Mikaelian (Switzerland) 2002 More >>

Tashkent Open is Sweet 17 25.09.2015

One of the prominent sporting events in Central Asia the Tashkent Open turns 17 this year , the event which has thrown new stars on the world tennis stage will be played at the Olympic Tennis Complex at Tashkent from September28- October 3 . More >>

17 th Tashkent Open to be toughest ever 25.09.2015

Tashkent , Uzbekistan , September 25 : No champion has ever come back to defend her crown in the singles event in the 16 year history of the Tashkent Open , the fentry communicated by the WTA is an clear indication that this year too , there may a new Champion . The strong entry list assumes greater significance and importance on the WTA circuit despite a premier event being organized in the same week. One of the biggest tennis events of Central Asia the main draw of the Tashkent Open WTA Championships will have a high cut off of 142 , with 14 players in the Top top 100 bracket . More >>

Tashkent Open 2015 - Interviews

Interview of the Day - Nao Hibino 01.10.2015

Twenty year old Japanese Nao Hibino made it to her first ever Semifinal on the WTA tour reaching the last four at Tashkent Open , in the quarterfinals played today Hibino outplayed Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Kozlova 6/3,6/3 More >>

Interview of the Day - Donna Vekic 30.09.2015

Donna Vekic of Croatia has shown tremendous resolve and patience in her progress on the WTA tour , once ranked a career high of 62 in 2013 as an 16 year old Having finished finalist here in 2012, Vekic captured her first title at Kuala Lumpur winning the Malaysian Open in 2014 . Her rankings fell as rapidly as he made them and she moved out top 100 for the first time this year. More >>

INTERVIEW OF THE DAY - YAROSLAVA SHVEDOVA 29.09.2015

World No 7 doubles player and once world no 25 , Yaroslava Shvedova is a regular at the Tashkent Open. Playing in her favorite event on the WTA tour in Tashkent Shvedova who got married a week ago registered an upset toppling eighth seeded Andrea Mitu of Romania 7-5,6-3
Shvedova who made it who is favorite here with the crowds spoke to the Tashkent Open Media Team after her win.
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Interview of the day - Denisa Allertová 28.09.2015

Czech tennis player Denisa Allertova scored her first Top 5 victory at 2015 Guangzhou International Women's Open, where she defeated World No. 2 Simona Halep 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and then put out former Australian Open Winner Sarra Errani of Italy 7-5,6-2 in the semifinals to reach her first WTA final , where she went down to ultimate winner Jelena Jankovic . More >>

Interview of the Day : Stefanie Voegele 27.09.2015

Another Swiss Miss on the Tour is Stefanie Voegele the 24 year old from Leuggern, Switzerland who has seen much ups and downs in the last three years from being 42 in the world in 2013 , and also a member of the Swiss Fed Cup Team, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2012-14. Stefanie has dropped considerably in her ranking which is 137 currently. More >>

Tashkent Open 2014 - News

Jovanovski to take on Knapp in finals of Tashkent Open 2014 12.09.2014

Top seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia will take on third seeded Karen Knapp of Italy in the finals of the 16th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA tennis Championships being played at the Olympic School Tennis complex here. More >>

Jovanovski to clash with Abduraimova , Knapp to take on Tsurenko in last four at Tashkent Open 2014 11.09.2014

Top seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia will take on local wildcard Nigina Abduraimova , while third seeded Karen Knapp of Italy will clash with giant killing qualifier Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in the semifinals of the 16th edition of the Tashkent Open More >>

Tsurenko, Radwanska, Govortsova topple seeds join Local girls Nigina , Akgul in last eight at Tashkent Open 10.09.2014

Qualifier Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine, Urszula Radwanska of Poland and last years finalist Olga Govortsova toppled Second seeded Irina- Camelia Begu of Romania, fifth seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia and sixth seeded Misaki Doi to join local wild card entrants Nigina Abduraimova and Akgul Amanmuradova in the last eight stage of the 16th edition of the Tashkent Open More >>

An evening to remember 10.09.2014

Five ex winners here , Shahar Peer, Alla Kudryavtseva , Irina Camelia Begu , Ksenia Pervak and Bojana Jovanovski it was a memorable get-together at the party hosted by the organizers of the Tashkent Open the Uzbekistan Tennis Federation. More >>

Local girl Nigina upsets fourth Seed Arruabarrena , Pervak scalps seventh seeded Friedsam at Tashkent Open 09.09.2014

Local girl and wild card entrant Nigina Abduraimova recorded her biggest win of her career ousting fourth seeded Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 7-5,6-4 , Ksenia Pervak of Russia former winner here upset seventh seeded Anna -Lena Friedsam of Germany 7-6(2),6-0 in the opening round of the 16th edition of the Tashkent Open More >>

Jovanovski, Amanmuradova struggle past into Round two at Tashkent Open 08.09.2014

Top seeded Bojana Jovanovski and Wildcard entrant and local Favorite Akgul Amanmuradova went through close opening encounters to make it to the second round of the singles , qualifier Lyudmyla Kichenok registered the first upset of the event knocking out eighth seeded Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on Day 1 of the 16th edition of the Tashkent Open More >>

Gasparyan ,Tsurenko, Zanevska, Kichenok in main draw of Tashkent Open 07.09.2014

Russian Margarita Gasparyan , Top seed Lesia Tsurenko , third seeded Maryna Zanevska and seventh seed Lyudmyla Kichenok made it to the main draw at the 16th edition of the Tashkent Open More >>

Kalashnikova, Gasparyan topple seeds at Tashkent Open Qualifiers 06.09.2014

Unseeded Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia toppled second seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 4-6 6-4 6-0
while Russian Margarita Gasparyan ousted fourth seeded compatriot Marta Sirotkina 7-6(1) 6-4 to in the first round of the qualifying rounds at the 16th edition of the Tashkent Open which is being at the Olympic Tennis School complex here More >>

Tough Openers for seeds at Tashkent Open 06.09.2014

Top seeded and world no 36 and title holder Bojana Jovanovski has been drawn to take on Ukrainian Special exempt Kateryna Bondarenko in the opening round of the 16th edition of the edition of the Tashkent Open which gets underway at the Olympic Tennis Complex here More >>

SOME INTERESTING STATISTICS FROM TASHKENT OPEN 05.09.2014

WINNERS (9) (seed wise; barring unseeded players)
No. 1 - Anna Smashnova (Israel) 1999
No. 6 - Bianka Lamade (Germany) 2001
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Five Champions back to fight for Tashkent Open crown 05.09.2014

Five ex winners including defending champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia along with her country mate and US open quarterfinalist Aleksandra Krunic will be seen in action at the 16th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Championships one of the biggest tennis events of Central. More >>

TASHKENT OPEN- SILK ROUTE TO STARDOM 05.09.2014

Tashkent Open began as a international tennis women competition in 1996, it received a shot in the arm when it received the WTA Tour status in 1999. In its 17th year Tashkent Open which has a rich history of propelling talented tennis youngsters into tennis stardom will be played from September 5- 13 at the Olympic Tennis Complex. More >>

Tashkent Open 2014 - Interviews

Interview of the day - Karin Knapp 13.09.2014

Third seeded Karen Knapp of Italy played superlative tennis to down top seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia to lift the title at the 16th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA tennis Championships .
In the finals the world ranked 71 Karin Knapp of Italy managed to keep up the tradition of Tashkent Open throwing up new champions intact dethroning More >>

Interview with Krunic and Siniakova 13.09.2014

The Tashkent Open 2014 doubles title was won by Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic , The pair won the first ever WTA title doubles event careers scoring a 6-2, 6-1 win over Russian pair of Margarita Gasparyan and Alexandra Panova . The Tashkent Open Media Spoke to the elated pair who combined with each other or the first time. More >>

Interview of the day - Jovana Jaksic 12.09.2014

Jovana Jaksic, 21, Serbia: Burst into prominence at Monterrey, reaching her first WTA final before falling to good friend and countrywoman Ana Ivanovic - then dancing her way into the crowd's hearts at the trophy ceremony. She made a lot of points , and mostly a lot of fans who propelled her into the WTA Rising Star Contest .
She Spoke with the Tashkent Open Media Team. More >>

Interview of the day - Iva Majoli 1997 French Open winner 12.09.2014

Majoli was born in Zagreb, At age 19, Majoli won the 1997 French Open singles title, defeating Martina Hingis in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Most had expected Hingis, 16 years old, to win the title. More >>

Interview with Jelena Ostapenko 11.09.2014

The 17 year old bubbly youngster Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia won the Junior Wimbledon crown this year , Playing her second WTA event at the Tashkent Open and her first main draw as a wildcard, she spoke to Sunder Iyer of the Tashkent Open Media team in her first ever interview as a WTA Tour player More >>

Interview with Lesia Tsurenko 11.09.2014

Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine is turning out to the giant killer at the Tashkent Open in 2014. Having going through the grind of qualifying where she has won four matches on trot and made it to the quarterfinals here. She ousted 2012 winner and second seeded Irina- Camelia Begu of Romania in close 3 sets. More >>

Interview of the Day- Urszula Radwanska 10.09.2014

Urszula Radwanska the 23year old youngster from Poland, loves coming to Tashkent and even her results speak of it, making it to the quarterfinals after an upset win over fifth seeded Donna Vekic Radwanska spoke to Sunder Iyer of the Tashkent Open Media. More >>

Interview with Ankita Raina 10.09.2014

For the young Indian top ranked tennis Player Ankita Raina it has been baptism by fire at her very first WTA Tour event , she played her heart out as she went down fighting to higher ranked player Risa Osaki of Japan in the first round of the qualifying at the Tashkent open WTA Championships being played at Tashkent. More >>

Interview of the Day- Niginia Abduraimova 09.09.2014

The 20 year old tall and lanky Nigina Abduraimova is one of the upcoming stars on the UZbek Tennis scene , following the steps of Iroda Tulyaganova , Akgul Amanmuradova , Abduraimova is moving slowly by steadily into the top bracket on the world tennis scene. More >>

Interview of the day – Akgul Amanmuradova 08.09.2014

Once Uzbekistan’s top tennis star Akgul Amanmuradova lost her rankings after a 10 month complete layoff from tennis due to a surgery and then stress fracture on her foot. It was a great comeback for the local star who has won her first match at Tashkent Open after2 years . More >>

Interview of the Day - Kichenok Sisters Lyudmyla and Nadiia 07.09.2014

As the curtains unfold to herald the 16th edition of the Tashkent open and the main draw matches get underway the presence of five Ukrainian players cannot be missed. More >>

Tashkent Open 2013 - News

Jovanovski is Champion at Tashkent Open 14.09.2013

Top seeded and qualifier Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia scraped past unseeded Belarusian Olga Govortsova to lift the 15th edition of the Tashkent Open More >>

Jovanovski set up summit clash with Govortsova at Tashkent Open 13.09.2013

Top seeded and qualifier Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia will take on unseeded Belarusian Olga Govortsova in the finals of the 15th edition of the Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic Tennis Complex More >>

Dear Invited Guest! 13.09.2013

We hope that you have received the invitation to attend the finals of the WTA Tashkent Open that is currently being held... More >>

Jovanovski to clash with Torro-Flor, Govortsova to take on Minella in last four at Tashkent Open 12.09.2013

Top seeded and qualifier Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia will clash with giant killer unseeded Spaniard Maria -Teresa Torro Flor , while unseeded Mandy Minella of Luxembourg will take on her doubles partner and unseeded Belarusian Olga Govortsova in the semifinals More >>

Israel Ambassadress Carmela Shamir Visits Tashkent Open 12.09.2013

Israel star Julia Glushko and the organizers at the Tashkent Open were in for a pleasant surprise when.. More >>

Happy Birthday Tashkent open 11.09.2013

Former Singles Champions here Michaella Krajicek (05) , Irina - Camelia Begu (12) alongwith Doubles champs Raluca Olaru joined the WTA Supervisor Martina Lutkova in wishing the Tashkent Open a very happy 15th Birthday . More >>

Govortsova stuns Vekic , Maria-Teresa Floors reigning champ Irina Begu at Tashkent Open 11.09.2013

Unseeded Olga Govortsova of Belarus stunned fourth seed and last year’s finalist Donna Vekic of Croatia , Spaniard Maria -Teresa Torro Flor ousted Reigning champ and sixth seeded Irina -Camelia Begu of Romania.. More >>

Dolonc shocks seeded Shvedova , Cetkovska ,Voskoboeva in round two at Tashkent Open 10.09.2013

Vesna Dolonc of Serbia caused the lone upset of the day ousting eighth seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazkhstan , while eighth seeded Galina Voskoboeva and former top 100 player Petra Cetkovska scored wins to make it to the second round of the 15th edition of the Tashkent Open More >>

Unheralded Burnett ousts second seeded Tsurenko at Tashkent Open 09.09.2013

Unheralded Nastassja Burnett of Italy started her campaign in style knocking off second seeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko to enter the second round at the 15th edition of the Tashkent Open.. More >>

Breakthrough v/s Comeback story 08.09.2013

Evenly matched contests between the Old and new , with senior pros on the tour wanting to use the event as their comeback vehicle and Talented juniors wanting to make a breakthrough , this may well be the story of the 15th edition of the Tashkent Open More >>

Bojana , Arefyeva , Panova , Ozaki , Kichenok , Kozlova in Tashkent Open Main Draw 08.09.2013

Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia , , Alexandra Panova of Russia , Japan’s Risa Ozaki along with three Ukrainians Tetyana Arefyeva , Kateryna Kozlova , and Lyudmyla Kichenok qualified for the main draw of the 15th edition of the Tashkent Open. More >>

Arefyeva, Palkina move a step closer to Tashkent Open Main Draw . 07.09.2013

Tetyana Arefyeva of Ukraine toppled former world No 1 junior and second seeded Daria Gavrilova 1-6,6-0,6-2 , while Ksenia Palkina of Kyrgyzstan scored a 6-2,6-3 win over.. More >>

Some Interesting Statistics of the Tashkent Open 1999-2013 06.09.2013

WINNERS (9) (seed wise; barring unseeded players)
No. 1 Anna Smashnova (Israel) 1999
No. 6 Bianka Lamade (Germany) 2001
No. 1 MG Mikaelian (Switzerland) 2002
No. 4 Virginia Ruano Pascual (Spain) 2003 ... More >>

Jovanovski to go through grind at Tashkent Open 06.09.2013

World no 58 Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia will have to go through a grind to make it to the Main draw of the one of the biggest tennis events of Central Asia the Tashkent Open WTA Championships which celebrates 15 glorious years. More >>

Tashkent Open 2013 - Interviews

Interview of the Day : Bojana Jovanovski 13.09.2013

Bidding for her first final appearance of 2013 and second career title ( Having won first at Baku in 2012) , this year has been best for Bojana Jovanovski , the top seed here in terms of results at majors , but not in terms of her health. More >>

Interview of the Day - Bojana Jovanovski 13.09.2013

Bidding for her first final appearance of 2013 and second career title ( Having won first at Baku in 2012) , this year has been best for Bojana Jovanovski , the top seed here in terms of results at majors , but not in terms of her health . More >>

Interview of the Day - Olga Govortsova 13.09.2013

This year has proved seventh time lucky for Belarusian Olga Govortsova a former top 50 player. Having played at the Tashkent Open since she was 15 years old , Olga Govortsova finally made it to the finals , overcoming a semifinal jinx here ( She was in the semifinals here in 2007 and 2009 ) . More >>

Interview of the Day - Mandy Minella 12.09.2013

One of the senior Pros on the WTA Tour Mandy Minella of Luxembourg used all her experience to end the challenge of young Italian Nastassja Burnett and enter the semifinals at the Tashkent Open. This is the second semifinal for Mandy this year having reached the last four at Marrakesh earlier in the year. More >>

Interview of the day - Maria- Teresa Torro Flor 11.09.2013

Having made it to the top 100 last year , the 21 year old Maria Teresa Torro Flor knocked out reigning champion Irina - Camelia Begu to make it to the second quarterfinal at the Tour events More >>

Interview of the Day - Galina Voskoboeva 11.09.2013

Galina Vokoboeva of Kazakhstan seeded seventh here moved into the last eight without losing a set , playing some attacking and aggresive tennis , Galina is a favourite with the young tennis players in Tashkent More >>

Interview of the day - Petra Cetkovska 10.09.2013

Czech Olympian Petra Cetkovska has been out of tennis for around nine months due to injuries on her knees and foot . Overcoming all ailments and injuries she is trying to get back to where she left. Having spent two years in Top 100 and reaching her career best ranking of 55 at end of 2012. More >>

Interview of the Day - Vesna Dolonc 10.09.2013

A regular at the Tashkent Open , Vesna Dolonc registered the only upset of the day when she upset eighth seeded Yaraslova Shvedova to make it to the round of 16 . The Russian Born Serb who made her debut in the Serbian Fed Cup Team spoke to the Tashkent Open Media team More >>

Interview of the Day - Nastassja Burnett 09.09.2013

172nd ranked Nastassja Burnett was surprised to be in the main draw at the Tashkent Open this year , having entered the event she was expecting to be in the qualifiers , but made it into the main draw as the last accepted player. More >>

Interview of the day - Yvonne Meusburger 09.09.2013

Currently Ranked 64th, the 29 year old Austrian Meusburger can be easily termed as a late bloomer on the WTA Tour. More >>

Tashkent Open 2012 - News

Irina -Camelia Begu lifts Tashkent Open title 15.09.2012

Giant Killer Irina -Camelia Begu of Romania brought out all her experience to score a 6-4, 6-4 win over Teenager Dona Vekic of Croatia and lift her first ever career singles title More >>

Kania- Pekhovic Lift Doubles crown. 15.09.2012

Paula Kania of Poland and Polina Pekhova of Belarus lifted the first ever doubles career crown winning the title at the 14th edition of the Tashkent Open. More >>

Begu to clash with teenager Vekic in Finals of Tashkent Open 14.09.2012

Qualifier teenager Dona Vekic of Croatia rolled past Last year’s finalist Eva Birnerova of Czech Republic to set up a title clash with Giant Killer Irina -Camelia Begu of Romania... More >>

Radwanska Begu , Vekic , Birnerova in Semi finals at Tashkent Open 13.09.2012

Last year’s runner up here Eva Birnerova of Czech Republic will take on 16 year old qualifier Dona Vekic of Croatia in the first semifinal , while Giant Killer Irina -Camelia Begu of Romania will take on the lone remaining... More >>

Begu ousts third seed Cornet to enter quarterfinals at Tashkent Open 12.09.2012

Irina -Camelia Begu of Romania upset third seeded and world No 50 Alize Cornet of France, while qualifier Donna Vekic of Croatia made it to her first career quarter final... More >>

Knapp upsets top seed Niculescu , at Tashkent Open. 11.09.2012

Former world No 35 Karin Knapp of Italy registered the biggest upset of event as she upset top seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania , while qualifier Donna Vekic of Croatia upset fourth seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia to move into the round of sixteen... More >>

Seeds move into Round two at Tashkent Open. 10.09.2012

Second seeded Urszula Radwanska of Poland , Third seeded Alize Cornet of France , Seventh seeded Alexandra Panova scored contrasting wins , while the youngest player of the event 18 year old Sabina Sharipova of Uzbekistan scored a close win... More >>

Chakvetadze , Bychkova , Dolonc, Vekic in Main Draw at Tashkent Open 2012 10.09.2012

Anna Chakvetadze of Russia , Ekaterina Bychkova of Russia , Vesna Dolonc of Serbia and Donna Vekic of Croatia made it to the main draw at the 14 th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Tennis Championships... More >>

Niculescu - Begu top seeds in doubles 09.09.2012

Monica Niculescu and Irina Camelia Begu of Romania and members of the Romanian Olympic Tennis Team have been given the top seeding in the doubles event at the 14th Tashkent Open WTA championships. More >>

Anna , Polina , Vesna knock out seeds , inch closer to Main Draw at Tashkent Open 2012 09.09.2012

Polina Pekhova of Belarus , Anna Chakvetadze of Russia and Vesna Dolonc of Serbia upset top seed in the qualifying Olga Puchkova of Russia, former title winner and second seed Alla Kudryavtseva... More >>

Artamonova knocks out seed to enter second round qualifying at Tashkent Open 2012 08.09.2012

Alexandra Artamonova of Russia created the first minor upset scoring a 7-5,6-4 win over sixth seeded Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand , while Eighth seeded Ekaterina Bychkova of Russia scraped past a fighting... More >>

Toughest Tashkent Open ever : Akgul Amanmuradova 08.09.2012

It is one of the toughest draws in the history of Tashkent Open and every match is tough and winners unpredictable said Akgul Amanmuradova Uzbekistan’s topmost women’s player while speaking at the draw ceremony of the 14th edition of the Tashkent Open WTA Championships. More >>

Tashkent Open Qualifying Rounds begins tomorrow . 07.09.2012

September 7 : As you get into the historic city of Tashkent , one is welcomed into the city with huge billboards heralding one of the biggest tennis events of Central Asia the Tashkent Open WTA Championships which is in its 14th year. More >>

Player quotes from Tashkent Open 27.08.2012

I can say that the organization of the event is of the highest level. Considering the fact that many high ranked players playing here this year, the car which is going to be presented as a bonus has made the event very attractive More >>

Anyone’s Game at the 14th Tashkent Open 26.08.2012

The entry list for The 14th Edition of Tashkent Open is an clear indication of the growing popularity of one of the biggest tennis events of Central Asia the Tashkent Open WTA Championships. The list which has a high cutoff of 112 will have 20 players in the Top 125 bracket including 17... More >>

Interesting facts 25.08.2012

Some Interesting statistics from Tashkent Open over the Years More >>

Tashkent Open 2012 - Interviews

Interview of the Day - Donna Vekic 13.09.2012

Sixteen year old Croatian Donna Vekic is the new star on the horizon, her game defies her age , making it to her first ever WTA semifinal of a Tour event she displayed superlative playing abilities knocking out three top 100 players so far. More >>

Interview of the Day - Irina Camelia Begu 13.09.2012

Irina Camelia Begu decided on coming to the Tashkent Open, just five days before the event and today feels she has taken the right decision after she came back from being 2-5 to record her second consecutive win over a seeded player at the event. The tall and lanky Romanian came back to upset eighth seeded Galina Voeskobova in a thriller More >>

Interview of the Day - Alexandra Panova 12.09.2012

Alexandra Panova is a regular at the Tashkent Open , this year is her sixth year at the Tashkent Open , she has made the last eight twice, and has a record of losing to the eventual finalist or the winner four years in a row. More >>

Interview of the Day - Karin Knapp 11.09.2012

Once ranked 35 in the world Karin Knapp , was out of tennis for a good two years due to heart ailment and a knee injury , but this fighter from Italy wants to make her place in the Top 50 , but has had to go through a grind which saw her playing ITF $10000 events. More >>

Interview of the Day - Bojana Jovanovski 11.09.2012

One of the youngest players to have made the Top 50 last year Bojana’s ranking has gone down to 64 currently , but with some good results in the second half of the year she aims to take her place in the top 50 by the end of 2012. More >>

Interview of the Day - Urszula Radwanska 10.09.2012

Urszula Radwanska the 21 year old from Poland made it her first ever semi-final at Tashkent Open last year , she is back to the event in 2012 as the second seed of the event. having moved into the top 50 bracket in June , she survived some anxious moments in the opening round year , before getting back and making a place in the second round winning 6-4,7-5 More >>

Tashkent Open 2011 - Interviews

Interview of the Day - Ksenia Pervak 16.09.2011

Top seed Ksenia Pervak reached the finals of Tashkent Open without dropping a set , she will surpass her career high ranking of No 51 regardless of the final result. Playing her first tournament as a top seed , she has had a good run in the last couple of months , reaching the Semi-finals at Bad Gastein and the Finals at Baku More >>

Interview of the Day - Urszula Radwanska 15.09.2011

Urszula Radwanska the 20 year old youngster from Poland , has come through two close matches in two days, yesterday she overcame local star Akgul Amanmuradova and today she scraped past another experienced player Eleni Daniilidou to make it her first ever semi-final on the WTA calendar of events. More >>

Interview of the day - Anastasia Myskina 15.09.2011

Former World No 2. Anastasia Myskina was a surprise visitor the Tashkent Open 2011 Media center, in the city to participate in the Master Class programme organized by the Uzbekistan Tennis Federation. More >>

Interview of the day - Victoria Larriere 14.09.2011

20 year old Victoria Larriere has come into her first ever WTA event as a qualifier. On her debut at the Tashkent Open this year Victoria has made it to the quarterfinals accounting for fifth seeded Magdelana Rybarikova . More >>

Interview of the day - Eleni Daniilidou 13.09.2011

Eleni Daniilidou was truly the player of the day as she knocked out Third seeded Pauline Parmentier on her first ever visit to Tashkent . More >>

Interview of the Day - Sorana Cirstea 12.09.2011

Having won her only WTA career title at Tashkent in 2008, Sorena is back at the Tashkent Open after three years hoping the event will change her fortunes once again. Once a top 25 player Sorana lost the last couple of years to a persistent heel injury. Coming back to the Tour after working hard she captured attention on the opening day of the event knocking out second seeded Bojana Jovanovski. More >>

Interview of the day - Aleksandra Krunic 11.09.2011

Eighteen-year old Aleksandra Krunic was born in Russia, but now plays for Serbia is a Gen Next poster girl. Having won the Russian under-12, under-14 and under-16 National Championships titles in past , she was also a top 10 junior . One of the most promising Serbians and a young WTA prospect is being proclaimed as a "player to watch". More >>

Tashkent Open 2010 - News

Kudryavtseva lifts Maiden WTA Tour Title at Tashkent Open 25.09.2010

Tashkent , September 25: 7th seeded and world ranked 103rd player Alla Kudryavtseva outplayed 4th seed and 72nd ranked Elena Vesnina in an all Russian final to lift the singles title at the Tashkent Open , a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event being played at the Olympic Tennis Centre at Tashkent More >>

Panova/ Poutchek win maiden doubles title at Tashkent open. 25.09.2010

Tashkent , September 25: Unseeded Alexandra Panova of Russia and Belarusian Tatiana Poutchek bagged their maiden WTA Doubles title by lifting the Tashkent Open. At the Olympic Tennis Centre, Panova and Tatiana pushed aside the challenge of unseeded Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru and Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour 6 minutes. More >>

Vasily/ Dilshad pair lift Tashkent Challenger VIP tournament title 25.09.2010

Tashkent, September 25: Kreshtee Vasiliy and Khaytbaev Dilshad lifted the doubles title at the VIP tournament organized by the Uzbekistan Tennis federation (UTF) at the WTA Tashkent Open.
The pair of Kreshtee Vasiliy and Khaytbaev Dilshad representing Uzbek Energo Invest got past Mamatov Furkat and Alimatov Bakhtier of Uzbek Gaz—Ugol. More >>

Panova/ Poutchek set up doubles finals with Dulgheru / Rybarikova at Tashkent Open. 25.09.2010

Tashkent , September 24: Alexandra Panova of Russia and Belarusian Tatiana Poutchek will clash with Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru and Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova in the Doubles finals of the Tashkent Open tomorrow. More >>

Vesnina to take on Kudryavtseva in All Russian Final at Tashkent Open 24.09.2010

Tashkent , September 24 : 4th seed and 72nd ranked Elena Vesnina will take on 7th seeded and world ranked 103rd player Alla Kudryavtseva in a all Russian final at the Tashkent Open , a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event being played at the Olympic Tennis Centre at Tashkent More >>

KIDS EMERGE CHAMPIONS AT TASHKENT OPEN 24.09.2010

It’s always a pleasant sight to see children put the best foot forward and show off their worth. The venue of the Tashkent Open – the Olympic Tennis School tennis courts – bubbled with enthusiastic tiny tots drawn from various schools in the vicinity to enjoy a game of tennis. More >>

Dulgheru, Amanmuradova Knocked out of Tashkent Open 23.09.2010

Tashkent , September 23 : Top seeded and world ranked Alexandra Dulgheru , second seeded and world ranked 60 local star Akgul Amanmuradova were upset by fifth seeded and 81st ranked Monica Nicolescu and seventh seeded and 103 ranked Alla Kudryavtseva respectively in the quarterfinals at the TAshkent Open , a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event being played at the Olympic Tennis Centre at Tashkent More >>

Seeds Chakvetadze, Rybarikova , Camerin upset at Tashkent Open. Dulgheru, Amanmuradova Survive close matches. 22.09.2010

Tashkent , September 22: Third seeded and 68th ranked Anna Chakvetadze, sixth seeded and 85th ranked Belarusian Magdelana Rybarikova and eighth seeded and 106th ranked Maria Elena Camerine of Italy were knocked out of the Tashkent Open, a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event being played at the Olympic Tennis Centre at Tashkent. More >>

PLAYERS HAVE A BALL AT TASHKENT OPEN PLAYERS PARTY… 22.09.2010

TASHKENT: The ‘Players Party’ is one event that every contestant looks forward to when on tour. So, when the organizers of the WTA Tashkent Open had their party it was certainly an event that was not to be missed. More >>

Dulgheru , Amanmuradova sail through into second round of Tashkent Open 21.09.2010

Tashkent, September 21 : Top seed and 23rd ranked Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru and second seed and 60th ranked local Star Akgul Amanmuradova sailed into the second round , while Fifth-seeded and 81st ranked Romanian Monica Niculescu along with No 8 seed and world No 102 Maria Elena Camerin of Italy were made to sweat before going into the second round of the Tashkent Open, A Sony Ericsson Tour event. More >>

Fourth seed Vesnina enters Round 2 at Tashkent Open. 20.09.2010

Tashkent, September 20 : Fourth seeded and 72nd ranked Russian Elena Vesnina, the only seed to feature on the opening day , led two other Russians Evgeniya Rodina and Ekaterina Ivanova and Swiss player Stefanie Voegele into the second round on the opening day of the Tashkent Open , a Sony Ericsson Tour event . More >>

Werner upsets fourth seed Kondratieva to enter final round qualifying at Tashkent Open 2010 19.09.2010

Tashkent , September 19 : Nadeja Guskova of Russia continued her splendid run accounting for country mate Maria Kondratieva 6-4, 6-1 while German player Scarlett Werner upset fourth seeded Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 to enter the final round qualifying of the Tashkent Open 2010 a Sony Ericsson Tour event . More >>

New Face of Uzbek Women Sport 19.09.2010

Charming representatives of women tennis from all around the Europe, Asia, USA and Australia will gather at the well-known tennis venue in Tashkent city to compete for the 15th Tashkent Open title. Although, the very first three tournaments, which were not yet in WTA Tour, but qualified as Challengers showed great aspiration of the young country in the second half of 90’s to develop sport among girls. More >>

Arina and Brandy spread joy amongst fellow players at Tashkent Open 2010 19.09.2010

Tashkent, September 19: These days it hardly surprises when you find players on the WTA Tour walk around with man’s best friend – the dog.
In fact, parading their canine companions turns out to be as normal as showing off fashion accessories something quite typically found among the younger players from former Soviet republics. More >>

Battlelines drawn for 12th edition of Tashkent Open. Romanian Dulgheru gets top billing , Local Star Amanmuradova gets second seed 18.09.2010

Tashkent, September 18: On her maiden visit to the Tashkent Open, Romania’s Alexandra Dulgheru has been named top-seed for the twelfth edition of Uzbekistan’s showpiece event that forms part of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour 2010. More >>

Tashkent Open 2010 ready to showcase the best of international women’s tennis 18.09.2010

Tashkent, September 17 : It’s that time of the year when the Uzbekistan readies itself for its biggest sporting events – the Sony Ericsson WTA Tashkent Open. More >>

Tashkent Open 2010 - Interviews

Interview of the day - ELENA VESNINA 24.09.2010

ELENA VESNINA THE HIGHEST RANKED SURVIVING PLAYER AT THE EVENT MADE IT TO THE FINALS, AFTER A CLOSE MATCH. A LOCAL FAVOURITE HERE , SHE HAS MANAGED TO SET UP A GOODFAN FOLLOWING AT THE TASHKENT OPEN. More >>

Interview of the day - ALLA KUDRYAVTSEVA 23.09.2010

Twenty-three year old and 103rd ranked Alla Kudryavtseva had the distinction of scoring the second upset of the quarterfinals when she knocked out home favourite Agkul Amanmuradova. In doing so the seventh seeded Kudryavtseva joined teammates Elena Vesnina and Evgeniya Rodina to make it a Russian domination in the Tashkent Open. More >>

Interview of the day - EVGENIYA RODINA 23.09.2010

21 year old Evgeniya Rodina currently ranked 109, made it to the last Four at the Tashkent Open , her best ever Tour performance. Once ranked a Career high 87th in 2008, Rodina’s career did not take off in contrast to her talent. Bogged down with physical problems , she’s made a great comeback into the Tour . She spoke to the Tashkent Media Team on her match and lot of other subjects. More >>

Interview of the day - MARIA ELENA CAMERIN 22.09.2010

Maria Elena Camerin seeded eighth at the Tashkent Open and ranked no 106 in the world was ranked as high as 41 in 2004, a regular at Tashkent Open , she spoke to the Media team putting behind her upset win. she spoke about the match, her plans and also playing with her new partner Sania Mirza who has won 9 doubles titles this year. More >>

Interview of the day - STEFANIE VOEGELE 22.09.2010

Twenty-year-old Stefanie Voegele hails from Switzerland, the country that has produced tennis greats like Martina Hingis and Roger Federer. On Wednesday, Stefanie had the distinction of becoming the first player to cause an upset in the Tashkent Open by beating eight seeded Italian Maria Elena Camerine. More >>

Interview of the day - MONICA NICULESCU 21.09.2010

Romanian player Monica Niculescu is a colourful figure on and off the tennis court, her unorthodox style of play on the tennis courts has left many amazed, one of the few regulars at Tashkent Open , Ranked 81 in the world and seeded fifth here Monica spoke to the media team after she managed to overcome youngster Zarina Diyas in a close match . Excerpts from the Interview More >>

Interview of the day - ELENA VESNINA (RUSSIA) 20.09.2010

Elena Vesnina once ranked as high as 22 in the world, she slipped down in the rankings due to nagging injuries. ranked 72 currently she is ranked No 4 at Tashkent Open. Trying hard to finish top 50 by the end of 2010, Elena looked determined to give out her best in the very first match of the Main draw. More >>

Interview of the day - NIGINA ABDURAIMOVA 19.09.2010

Tashkent, September 19: Sixteen-year old Nigina Abduraimova is Uzbekistan tennis’ GenNext poster girl. And the streets of Tashkent make it evident with life size flexes that dot the roadside to promote the Tashkent Open 2010 ensuring that one asks what she has achieved. For it is very well known around the WTA Tour that Akgul Amanmuradova is Uzbek tennis’ face. More >>

Tashkent Open 2009 - News

Peer lifts Tashkent Open WTA Title 27.09.2009

Second seed and world ranked 46th Shahar Peer of Israel lifted her second WTA tour title in as many weeks as she outplayed Local Star Akgul Amanmuradova to lift the 11th edition of the Tashkent Open Sony Ericcson WTA tour . More >>

Players welcome Clijsters, Henin back to fold 27.09.2009

Women tennis players from all around the world have welcomed the return of Belgian duo of Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin’s comeback from retirement and said that their spirit and fighting abilities could be a lesson for the younger lot of players. More >>

Govortsova Poutchek win Tashkent Open doubles title 26.09.2009

Olga Govortsova and Tatiana Poutchek of Belarus battled cold winds and a fighting pair of Vitalia Diatechenko of Russia and Ekaterina Dzehalavich of Belarus to win their first ever career title on the WTA tour winning the doubles title at the Tashkent Open a Sony Ericsson WTA tour. More >>

Peer, Amanmuradova to clash for Tashkent Open Crown 26.09.2009

Tashkent, September 26: Second seed Shahar Peer will clash with unseeded Local Star Akgul Amanmuradova made in the finals of the finals of the 11th edition of the Tashkent Open Sony Ericcson WTA tour event being played at the Olympic School Tennis courts here. More >>

Shvedova, Amanmuradova, Peer , Govortsova in Semis of Tashkent Open. 25.09.2009

Top seeded Yaraslova Shevdova, Second seed Shahar Peer, Fourth Seed Olga Govortsova and Local Star Akgul Amanmuradova made it to the semi finals of the 11th edition of the Tashkent Open Sony Ericcson WTA tour event being played at the Olympic School Tennis courts here. More >>

Peer, Amanmuradova Govortsova in quarters of Tashkent Open WTA 25.09.2009

Local star Akgul Amanmuradova displayed tremendous grit and determination disposing off Ekaterina Bychkova of Belarus to enter the quarterfinal round of the 11th edition of the Tashkent Open a Sony Ericsson WTA tour event being played at the Olympic Tennis School Tennis Courts here today. More >>

KIDS ENJOY TENNIS EXPERIENCE AT TASHKENT OPEN 24.09.2009

It was truly colorful sight as many as around 50 tiny tots, drawn from various kindergarten schools in Tashkent gathered at the Olympic Tennis school tennis courts to enjoy a game of tennis. More >>

Kustova upsets eighth seed Voskoboeva to enter quarter finals at Tashkent Open WTA 23.09.2009

Darya Kustova of Belarus came back from being four match points down to upset eighth seeded Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan and make it to the quarterfinals of the 11th edition of the Tashkent Open a Sony Ericsson WTA tour. More >>

Bychkova topples sixth seeded Raluca to make it to round 2 of Tashkent Open WTA 22.09.2009

Coming back to the WTA Tour after nearly six months of oblivion unseeded Russian Ekaterina Bychkova created the first upset when she knocked out third seed and 66th ranked Romanian Raluca Ioana Olaru 7-5, 7-5 to enter the second round of the 11th edition of the Tashkent Open. More >>

Voskoboeva breaks jinx to move into round 2 of Tashkent Open WTA 21.09.2009

Eighth seeded Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan managed to break her three year old jinx at Tashkent registering a 6-4,3-6,6-4 win over Neuza Silva of Portugal and make it to the second round of the 11th edition of the Tashkent Open. More >>

Battle lines for 11th Tashkent open WTA Championships drawn. 21.09.2009

Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan and Shahar Peer of Israel will be the top two seeds at the 11th edition of the Tashkent Open a Sony Ericsson WTA tour event which get underway at the Olympic Tennis School. More >>

Fedak, Lykina in Final Qualifying round at Sony Ericsson Tashkent Open 20.09.2009

Tashkent, September 20: Top seeded Yuliana Fedak of Ukraine moved a step closer to qualifying for the main draw, while local hope Albina Khabibulina was stopped by fourth seed Ksenia Lykina in the second round qualifying at the11th edition of the Sony Ericsson Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic Tennis school here. More >>

Khabibulina enters second round qualifying at 11th Tashkent Open 19.09.2009

Seventeen year-old Uzbek player Albina Khabibulina making most of her wildcard entry scored a close three set win over Czech Republic’s Eugeniya Pashkova (Cze) 7-5,4-6,6-4 to enter the second round qualifying of the Sony Erricson Tashkent Open WTA Championships. More >>

Tashkent Open to add glamour to Tashkent 2200 celebrations 19.09.2009

Tashkent , September 19 ,2009 : The fireworks to celebrate the 2200 year celebrations of Tashkent City just don’t’ seem to fade , a new set of fire power in form of top women tennis players from over 20 countries descend on the historical city to participate in the upcoming Sony Ericsson Tashkent Open 2009 . More >>

Yuliana Fedak gets top billing in qualifying rounds of Tashkent Open WTA 18.09.2009

Tashkent, September 18: Yuliana Fedak of Ukraine ranked 162 has been given the top billing in the qualifying rounds of the 11th edition of the Sony Ericsson Tashkent Open which gets underway at the Olympic Tennis school tomorrow. More >>

International Recognition 17.09.2009

The efforts of Uzbekistan Tennis Federation had been deservedly recognized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) at the Annual General Meeting, which was held in Madrid in July 2009.
More than 300 delegates, representing 96 countries were present to attend the AGM, where new Board of Directors of the term, 2009 – 2011 were elected. More >>

Tashkent Open – new start in new format 16.09.2009

Young and admirably beautiful was the capital of Uzbekistan when it celebrated its 2200 anniversary. The anniversary festives and celebrations went far beyond the scope of the enormous official celebrations of 18th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic and have truly become national. More >>

Mayor’s message 16.09.2009

To participants of international tennis tournament “Tashkent Open”
Dear friends, respected guests, charming participants of our international tennis tournament!
I am very pleased to see you all well and fine, in peace and serenity in the capital of our sunny Republic - the city of Tashkent. Welcome to Tashkent Open-2009!
More >>

Tashkent Open 2009 - Interviews

Interview of the day – Sharmil Tarpishev, President of the Russian Tennis Federation 27.09.2009

The on going Tashkent Open was privileged to have Mr. Sharmil Tarpishev, President of the Russian Tennis federation visiting the tournament and enjoying matches. More >>

Interview of the day – Yaroslava Shvedova 25.09.2009

Top seed Yaroslava Shvedova’ pretty smile , was larger as she scraped past Monica Niculescu in a marathon 3 hour 19 minute match. Even in her win she showed true spirit in acknowledging Monica’s tough fight and feeling sorry for having spoilt her birthday party. More >>

Interview of the day - Olga Govortsova 25.09.2009

Seeded Fourth at Tashkent, Govortsova is regular to the Tashkent Open, having started here as a qualifier reaching the semifinals in 2007, and now making it to the semifinals again. Olga spoke to the Media Team after overcoming close friend Darya Kustova More >>

Interview of the day – Alexandra Panova 25.09.2009

Russian Alexandra Panova currently ranked 193 , made it her second consecutive Quarterfinal at the WTA tour events scoring an upset win over seventh seeded Patricia Mayr . With today’s win Alexandra has won has won five matches on the trot so far having come in a qualifier. More >>

Interview of the day – Akgul Amanmuradova 24.09.2009

Uzbekistan’s top player Akgul Amanmuradova did not let down her fans , reaching the last of the Tashkent Open. Coming through a third set tiebreak win lasting 2 hrs 40 mins against Ekaterina Bychkova , she spoke to the media team. More >>

Interview of the day – Shahar Peer 23.09.2009

Seeded second at Tashkent, Israel’s tennis icon Shahar Peer fresh from her triumph at Guangzhou, wants to make it two in row.
Winning her first round easily, she was more than eager to answer our questions. More >>

Interview of the day – Sabina Sharipova 22.09.2009

Fifteen year old Sabina Sharipova currently the N0.2 women’s player in Uzbekistan was awarded the wild card for the Tashkent WTA by the UTF. Though she did not win the debut match, she won the hearts of many with her fearless display against an much experienced Kathrin Woerle of Germany. More >>

Interview of the day – Galina Voskoboeva 21.09.2009

Galina Voskoboeva is pretty face on the WTA tour , a regular at the Tashkent Open, Galina seeded eighth at this year’s event is happy to have broken the “Tashkent Jinx” as she terms it. Making it to round two after a three set win over Nueza Silva she spoke to the media team. More >>


Kurumi
Nara

Residence: Hyogo, Japan
Date of Birth: 30 Dec 1991
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Height: 5’ 1" (1.55 m)
Weight: 117 lbs. (53 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro



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