Stanislas Wawrinka

Wawrinka, Nishikori advance to Oz Open quarters

Stanislas WawrinkaMelbourne, Jan 26 : Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka exhibited a power packed performance to overcome his Spanish opponent Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in tight four sets to advance to the quarter-finals of Australian Open in Melbourne.

Avenging last year's French Open loss, the fourth seeded trounced Lopez 7-6(2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(8) to book his place in the last eight.

Moreover, fifth seeded Kei Nishikori cruised into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over his Spanish opponent David Ferrer.

Wawrinka will now face his U. S Open nemesis Kei Nishikori to book a semifinal berth. (ANI)

Federer, Wawrinka raise 1.3 million dollars for helping disadvantaged children

Roger FedererJohannesburg, Dec 23 : In an attempt to aid disadvantaged children in Africa and Switzerland, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka has raised over a million dollars in a blockbuster fund-raising tennis exhibition held in Zurich.

The Davis Cup champions raised 1.3 million dollars for the Roger Federer Foundation, which aids disadvantaged children in Africa and Switzerland.

Djokovic, Wawrinka, Li Na advance to third round of Italian Open

Novak DjokovicLondon, May 14 - World No. 2 Novak Djokovic, Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka and women's No. 2 Li Na have progressed to the third round of the Italian Open after beating their respective opponents on Tuesday in their second round clashes.

Djokovic, who pulled out of last week's Madrid Open following a wrist injury, showed no signs of discomfort in his first match back as he beat Czech world number 43 Radek Stepanek 6-3 7-5 in his first appearance since losing to Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo semi-finals last month.

Nadal, Wawrinka book fourth-round spots in Sony Open

Rafael NadalLondon, Mar 25 - World number one Rafael Nadal and Swiss champion Stanislas Wawrinka have breezed into the fourth round of the Sony Open in their bid to seek their first Miami titles.

The Spaniard crushed Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-1 6-0 within just 59 minutes to book his place in the last 16 and will next meet Italy's Fabio Fognini , who beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6 6-3 6-3.

According to the BBC, Australian Open champion Wawrinka beat Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5 6-4 and he will now meet Ukraine's Alexander Dolgopolov, who was a 3-6 6-0 7-6 (7-5) winner over Serbian Dusan Lajovic, in the last 16.

New Oz Open Champ says never dreamed of lifting a Grand Slam trophy

Stanislas-WawrinkaLondon, Jan 27 : Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, who becomes the first player ever to beat Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal and lift the Australian Open , has admitted that he never dreamed of winning a Grand Slam, as he was never considered good enough to beat those guys.

Wawrinka smashed the dominance of the top four seeds by slamming injury-hit Rafa Nadal in the final.

He overtakes Roger Federer to become the new Swiss No. 1 and moves up to world No. 3 ahead of Andy Murray.

Chennai Open: Wawrinka expects tough matches

Stanislas-WawrinkaChennai, Dec 30 : Being a hardcore tennis professional that he is, top seed and title favourite Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland declined to look beyond his first match while admitting that the draw for the Aircel Chennai Open is tougher than it looks despite the absence of defending champion Janko Tipsarevic.

At a media interaction here Monday even as the Chennai Open commenced, World No. 8 Wawrinka pointed out that it being the first tournament of the season, the opening match was crucial to get back into groove after the off-season.

Wawrinka beats Berdych in ATP World Tour Finals opener

Wawrinka beats Berdych in ATP World Tour Finals openerLondon, Nov 5 - Seventh seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland stunned fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the opening game of the ATP World Tour Finals here Monday.

Wawrinka, qualifying for the season-ending tournament for the first time, won 6-3, 6-7 (7-0), 6-3 in two hours and 25 minutes, reported Xinhua.

The Swiss rose to fame in this year's US Open where he defeated Andy Murray in the quarterfinals.

"It was a dream come true to win on my debut here," the world number eight said after the match.

Cilic, Wawrinka storm into Chennai Open semis

Cilic, Wawrinka storm into Chennai Open semisThe world no 14, Marin Cilic of Croatia and third seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Sweden have advanced into the semifinals of the men’s singles event of the USD 40,000 Aircel Chennai Open after winning their respective quarterfinal matches on Friday.

The second seeded Cilic defeated Colombian Santiago Giraldo in straight sets by 7-6 6-1 in one hour and thirty-eight minutes. Cilic was trailing by 4-1 in the first set but he came back strongly to clinch the first set after it went to tie-breaker.

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