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Diamond Games: Petkovic reaches final, will face Suarez Navarro

  Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany beat unseeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) on Saturday to reach the Diamond Games final, where she faces fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. In a laborious match, Petkovic and Zahlavova Strycova broke each other four times in the first set. Zahlavova Strycova served for it at 6-5 but Petkovic...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Petkovic advances to Diamond Games final vs. Suarez Navarro

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany beat unseeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) on Saturday to reach the Diamond Games final, where she faces fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. In a laborious match, Petkovic and Zahlavova Strycova broke each other four times in the first set. Zahlavova Strycova served for it...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Unseeded Azarenka continues strong run at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic. Azarenka, unseeded here because her ranking fell late last year during an injury layoff, beat No. 8-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the second round after defeating 2013 Australian Open...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Beck tops Zahlavova Strycova to win at Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG (AP) Annika Beck of Germany won her first career title Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg Open final. The 20-year-Beck, who is ranked 60th and was playing in her second final after finishing runner-up here last year, did not drop a set throughout the tournament. ''It's an amazing feeling to...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Beck tops Zahlavova Strycova, wins first career title at Luxembourg Open

  Annika Beck of Germany won her first career title Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg Open final. The 20-year-Beck was playing in her second final after finishing runner-up here last year. She broke Zahlavova Strycova's shaky serve seven times and saved all five break-point chances on her own serve in...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Beck beats Allertova to reach Luxembourg Open final

  Annika Beck of Germany took just 47 minutes to sweep aside Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-1 on Friday to reach the Luxembourg Open final and stay on course for her first career title. Allertova's serve fell apart in a first set that lasted just 21 minutes and saw her broken three times. The 145th-ranked qualifier won only one point on her second serve in the match...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Beck beats Allertova to reach Luxembourg final

LUXEMBOURG (AP) Annika Beck of Germany took just 47 minutes to sweep aside Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-1 on Friday to reach the Luxembourg Open final and stay on course for her first career title. Allertova's serve fell apart in a first set that lasted just 21 minutes and saw her broken three times. The 145th-ranked qualifier won only one point on her second serve...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Second-seeded Cornet loses in second round of Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG -- Second-seeded Alize Cornet of France went out in the second round of the Luxembourg Open after losing 6-2, 6-3 to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Wednesday. Cornet, ranked 21st, had eight double-faults and dropped serve six times to exit the tournament the day after top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany. The 73rd-ranked Bertens faces either eighth-seeded Monica Niculescu...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2nd seed Alize Cornet loses at Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG (AP) Second-seeded Alize Cornet of France went out in the second round of the Luxembourg Open after losing 6-2, 6-3 to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Wednesday. Cornet, ranked 21st, had eight double-faults and dropped serve six times to exit the tournament the day after top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany. The 73rd-ranked Bertens faces either eighth-seeded Monica...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stefanie Voegele edges Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in General Ladies opener

  Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland won the last three games to edge sixth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (4), 7-5 in the opening round of the Generali Ladies on Monday. Voegele will next play Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia, who saved 10 of 16 break points to defeat Annika Beck of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-4. Also, Marina Erakovic of New Zealand defeated eighth...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Li Na retire?

Li Na, one of tennis’ premier players could announce her retirement soon The two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na is set to announce her retirement from the game of tennis by the end of the weekend, according to Chinese television stations. Li has been suffering from knee problems for much of this year and it looks like this injury will put an end to her career. Li Na and her agency...
Via isportsweb.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Get a grip! Pro schools opponent on art of proper handshake

Handshakes have long been part of tennis etiquette, with the two opponents meeting each other halfway in a gesture of good sportsmanship to signify the end of a match. To not establish firm eye contact with an opponent or resist shaking hands at all is considered bad form, and could get you booed off the court (see: Tomas Berdych).  Poland's Elina Svitolina was not booed off the...
Via Fox Sports
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bouchard reaches US Open's 4th round for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard pulled out a suddenly tight match Saturday night, edging 30th-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4 to reach the U.S. Open's fourth round for the first time. The seventh-seeded Bouchard was the only woman to make it to at least the semifinals at each of the year's first three Grand Slam tournaments...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bouchard wins in 3 sets, reaches US Open 3rd round

NEW YORK (AP) Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard reached the U.S. Open's third round for the first time by beating 80th-ranked Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4 Thursday night. The seventh-seeded Bouchard was the only woman to reach the semifinals at the year's first three Grand Slam tournaments. She lost in that round at the Australian Open and French Open, before her...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Zahlavova Strycova took an early lead by breaking Kvitova's serve in the third game of the match between two Czech players. But the second seed got stronger as the match progressed. She broke back to tie the set a...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki Given Early Exit In Fourth Round Of 2014 Wimbledon

LONDON — Former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki is out of Wimbledon after losing 6-2, 7-5 to unseeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic in the fourth round on Monday. The 43-ranked Zahlavova Strycova has beaten seeded players in three consecutive matches. Zahlavova Strycova, who had never beaten Wozniacki in three meetings, needed six match points to advance. She will meet...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon early-round notes: get ready for routs

Now that we’re well into the action at Wimbledon, it’s time to look at the draws, make some predictions, and draw some conclusions. Outside of the tippy-top of women’s tennis, and sometimes inside that tippy-top, uncertainty and unpredictability reign supreme. Take the bottom half of the women’s draw at Wimbledon. Four of the top ten seeds are already out, and three of them...
Via isportsweb.com
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams needs three sets to beat Zahlavova in Family Circle Cup

Venus Williams needed three sets to edge Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-3, 0-6, 7-5 to advance at the Family Circle Cup.
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams needs 3 sets in Charleston win

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Venus Williams needed three sets to edge Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (zah-lah-VOH-vuh STRIT-so-vuh) 6-3, 0-6, 7-5 to advance at the Family Circle Cup.
Via FOXSports.com
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Schiavone ousted in 1st round in Brazil, still winless in 2014

Fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 5-7 in the first round of the Brazil Cup on Monday, extending her winless streak to six matches this year. The former world No. 4 and 2010 French Open champion was broken five times by the unseeded Zahlavova Strycova, losing the match in 2 hours, 19 minutes. Schiavone,...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Schiavone ousted in 1st round in Brazil

Fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 5-7 in the first round of the Brazil Cup on Monday, extending her winless streak to six matches this year. The former world No. 4 and 2010 French Open champion was broken five times by the unseeded Zahlavova Strycova, losing the match in 2 hours, 19 minutes. Schiavone,...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Czechs rally to beat Spain, reach semifinals

The Czech Republic reached the Fed Cup semifinals for a sixth straight year when it came from 2-1 down to beat host Spain 3-2 in their rain-affected tie on Monday. The Czechs, champions in 2011 and 2012, will host Italy in April, when Australia will welcome Germany. Spain led 1-0 coming into Monday, having won the opening singles on Saturday. Klara Zakopalova, down a set when...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Czechs' top player Kvitova to miss Fed Cup vs Spain

The Czech Republic will miss its highest-ranked player Petra Kvitova in next month's first round of the Fed Cup against Spain due to an illness. No. 6-ranked Kvitova says in a statement on the team's Facebook page on Sunday that a virus forced her to pull out of the Feb. 8-9 series on an outdoor clay court in Seville. Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova was called up as a replacement. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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