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Linking Back: 2011 in Review, Part II

Petra and Sam won maiden Slams, Aga ruled in Asia and Istanbul was a hit. What else happened in the season's second half?

Published November 14, 2011 08:51

Linking Back: 2011 in Review, Part II
Samantha Stosur

<< LINKING BACK: 2011 IN REVIEW, PART I

July

<< Petra Kvitova wins her maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, defeating 2004 champion Maria Sharapova in the final. Read more

<< Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik win their first Grand Slam title together at Wimbledon, rising to co-No.1 as a result. Read more

<< Peachy Kellmeyer, the WTA's first tour director, is inducted into the International tennis Hall of Fame at Newport, Rhode Island.  Read more

<< On her 22nd birthday - and having last played a WTA match at Rome in May - Russian star Alisa Kleybanova announces she is battling Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer. Read more

<< Vera Zvonareva wins the inaugural Baku Cup in Azerbaijan, beating first-time finalist Ksenia Pervak in the final. Read more

<< Playing mom Sybille Bammer saves a match point to win her opener at Bad Gastein, but the Austrian lefty announces her retirement after her second round loss. Read more

August

<< At Stanford, Serena Williams wins her first tournament since returning from her 12-month injury and illness break. Read more

<< Outsmarting Zvonareva, Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska wins her first tournament in three years at the Mercury Insurance Open in Southern California. Read more

<< Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA and a native of Canada, is inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame. Read more

<< Serena builds her comeback momentum by winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Read more

<< Twelve months after holding match points against Kim Clijsters at Cincinnati before finishing runner-up, Sharapova wins the title. Read more

<< World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki wins the New Haven Open at Yale for the fourth year in a row - her sixth title of the season. Read more

<< On the day she wins her second title of the year at Dallas, resurgent German Sabine Lisicki is announced queen of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Hot Shots. Read more

September

<< Samantha Stosur becomes the first Australian woman to win a singles major in three decades, defeating Serena in the US Open final. Read more

<< Melanie Oudin combines with fellow American Jack Sock to win the US Open mixed doubles title. Read more

<< Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond win the US Open doubles, Huber regaining the No.1 ranking. Read more

<< Three first-time titlists in two weeks: Pervak at Tashkent, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova at Québec City and Chanelle Scheepers at Guangzhou. Scheepers is the first South African to lift a trophy since Amanda Coetzer in 2003. Read more

<< María José Martínez Sánchez wins her first hardcourt title at Seoul - the first Spaniard to prevail on hardcourts in nearly six years. Read more

October

<< At Osaka, Kimiko Date-Krumm becomes the second-oldest player to win a WTA doubles title, after Martina NavratilovaRead more

<< Radwanska wins the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, once again besting Zvonareva in the final. Read more

<< Radwanska wins the China Open in Beijing - the biggest title of the 22-year-old's career to date, and putting her back in contention for a berth at the season finale. Read more

<< 0-3 in WTA finals heading into Moscow, Dominika Cibulkova gets the monkey off her back at the Premier-level Kremlin CupRead more

<< WTA extends Allaster's contract as Chairman and CEO through 2017. Read more

<< Wozniacki secures year-end No.1 ranking for the second year in a row. Read more

<< Kvitova wins the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul. Read more

<< Huber and Raymond win the doubles at Istanbul, edging Peschke and Srebotnik for the trophy. Read more

<< For the fourth time Huber ends year as doubles No.1. Read more

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WTA announces record-breaking broadcast, attendance and digital media figures for Istanbul. Read more

November

<< The WTA season draws to a close, with Ana Ivanovic defending her Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions title in Bali, blitzing Anabel Medina Garrigues in the final. Read more

<< With Kvitova at the helm, Czech Republic wins the Fed Cup for the first time as an independent nation. Afterwards, doubles heroine Peschke announces 2012 will be her swansong on the WTA. Read more

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