Istanbul Gallery: Fans Come Out In Full Force
Packed crowds enjoyed world class women's tennis at the Sinan Erdem Dome on Wednesday.
Published October 27, 2011 12:00
Victoria Azarenka was walked on court for her match in her trademark pre-match iPod zone.
Sam Stosur had turned an 0-9 head-to-head around against Maria Sharapova the day before...
But Victoria Azarenka kept her mastery over Sam Stosur, improving to 5-0 with a 62 62 win.
Next was two of the highest-paid female athletes on the planet, Li Na and Maria Sharapova.
Li Na had beaten Maria Sharapova in their last three meetings, in straight sets, no less.
Li Na did it again this time, rallying from 2-4 in the opening set to prevail, 76(4) 64.
Turkish fans showed support for the No.1-ranked player in the world, Caroline Wozniacki.
Vera Zvonareva and Caroline Wozniacki had played eight times before, the series tied, 4-4.
Caroline Wozniacki was out-hit by Vera Zvonareva's 49 winners, suffering a 62 46 63 defeat.
Despite the loss, Caroline Wozniacki secured year-end No.1 for a second consecutive year.