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Sharapova needs three sets to reach quarterfinals of Madrid Open

MADRID -- Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday. The third-seeded Russian, the defending champion who is making her sixth appearance at the Madrid tournament, broke her opponent's serve five times but was broken three times. Also, fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Anastasia...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova beats Garcia, reaches quarterfinals of Madrid Open

MADRID (AP) Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday. The third-seeded Russian, the defending champion who is making her sixth appearance at the Madrid tournament, broke her opponent's serve five times but was broken three times. Also, fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Anastasia...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Czech Republic beats France 3-0 in Fed Cup semis

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles Sunday. In a match of two big-hitting players, fourth-ranked Kvitova beat 29th-ranked Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-4 for an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the semifinals. After failing to serve out the match at...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Czech Republic leads France 1-0 in Fed Cup semis

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Lucie Safarova saved five match points before beating Caroline Garcia 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1 as defending champion Czech Republic took a 1-0 lead over France in the Fed Cup semifinals Saturday. The 13th-ranked Safarova converted her first match point with the 29th-ranked Garcia unable to return her serve. Fourth-ranked Czech Petra Kvitova will play 58th-ranked...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Safarova opens Fed Cup for defending champion Czechs

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Lucie Safarova will face Caroline Garcia in the opening singles match Saturday when the defending champion Czech Republic faces France in the Fed Cup semifinals. The 13th-ranked Safarova and the 29th-ranked Garcia have never met at WTA tournaments. Fourth-ranked Petra Kvitova will play the second singles for the hosts against 58th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Timea Bacsinszky rallies to win Monterrey Open for 2nd straight title

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland rallied to win the Monterrey Open early Monday for her second straight WTA Tour title in Mexico. The fourth-seeded Bacsinszky beat third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 after waiting out a four-hour rain delay in the second set in the hard-court event at Club Sonoma. Bacsinszky also beat Garcia last week in Acapulco...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Timea Bacsinszky rallies to win Monterrey Open

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland rallied to win the Monterrey Open early Monday for her second straight WTA Tour title in Mexico. The fourth-seeded Bacsinszky beat third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 after waiting out a four-hour rain delay in the second set in the hard-court event at Club Sonoma. Bacsinszky also beat Garcia last week in Acapulco...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Timea Bacsinszky reaches Monterrey Open final

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Fourth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland advanced to the Monterrey Open final, outlasting second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (3) on Saturday in the hard-court event at Club Sonoma. Bacsinszky won the Mexico Open last week in Acapulco for her second WTA Tour title. Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia faced third-seeded Caroline...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Monterrey Open: Defending champ Ivanovic, Bacsinszky advance to semis

  Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the Monterrey Open semifinals Friday night, beating Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-3, 6-2. On Saturday in the hard-court event at Club Sonoma, Ivanovic will face third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France. Garcia, the runner-up last week in the Mexico Open in Acapulco, led eighth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky wins Mexico Open

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland won the Mexico Open on Saturday night for her second WTA Tour title, beating third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0. The 25-year-old Bacsinszky also won the 2009 Luxembourg Open. In the men's final in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess, top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan faced second-seeded...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mexico Open: Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

  Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus. The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4. In the men's semifinals, top-seeded Kei Nishikori...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus. The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4. In the men's semifinals, top...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals

  Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals. Sharapova will face third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Garcia led Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2, 2-1 when the Croatian player retired. In the other quarterfinals, Bulgaria's Sesil...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

French comeback highlights 1st round of Fed Cup

France's comeback from 2-0 down to beat host Italy 3-2 highlighted Sunday's first-round play in the Fed Cup, with Russia, Germany and the Czech Republic also advancing to the semifinals. Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic stunned Italy by first winning their respective singles matches before teaming up to rout top-ranked doubles pair Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, 6-1, 6-2 to...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

France fights back to beat Italy 3-2 and reach Fed Cup semis

GENOA, Italy (AP) France recovered from 2-0 down to beat Italy 3-2 after a dominant doubles victory on Sunday to reach the Fed Cup semifinals for the first time since 2007. Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic followed up their earlier singles victories by beating the world's top-ranked doubles pair, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, 6-1, 6-2 to complete the comeback. They took...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Errani to open against Garcia in Italy vs France

GENOA, Italy (AP) World No. 13 Sara Errani will lead host Italy against No. 30 Caroline Garcia of France in the opening match of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday. The draw on Friday also pitted No. 31 Camila Giorgi of Italy against No. 19 Alize Cornet in the second singles on the red clay court inside the 105 Stadium. After the reverse singles on Sunday, Italy's Karin Knapp...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Eugenie Bouchard through to 4th round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Eugenie Bouchard recovered her rhythm late in the first set to beat Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-0 in a third-round match featuring 10 breaks of serve at the Australian Open on Friday. Six of the first eight games featured service breaks and there were seven overall in the first set. Seventh-seeded Bouchard says ''I don't think it was the prettiest tennis out...
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January 22, 2015  |  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...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Erakovic, Schmiedlova reach 2nd round in Linz

LINZ, Austria (AP) Marina Erakovic of New Zealand defeated eighth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Generali Ladies. The Croatian-born Erakovic hit eight aces and improved to 4-1 against Garcia. In other first-round play, Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia saved 10 of 16 break points to defeat Annika Beck of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-4...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova, Bouchard qualify for Wuhan Open semis

WUHAN, China (AP) Third-seeded Petra Kvitova swept aside Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Wuhan Open on Thursday. Also, Eugenie Bouchard overcame Alize Cornet's fight-back in the second set to win 6-3, 7-5. Kvitova held serve throughout the match broke Garcia once in each set to complete the win in 1 hour, 21 minutes. Kvitova would qualify for WTA finals in...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pavlyuchenkova, Zakopalova win at Open GDF Suez

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat Francesca Schiavone 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 and Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic won 7-6 (4), 6-2 against wild-card entry Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Open GDF Suez on Monday. Pavlyuchenkova struggled at times with her serve against Schiavone , making six double-faults, but she also hit four aces and broke the Italian veteran five times...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova returns with convincing opening win in Brisbane

Every point mattered for Maria Sharapova in her competitive comeback from injury, even in a first-round match in the season-opening tournament. Sharapova beat 74th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0 Monday, ripping forehand winners and nullifying her rival's biggest weapon with consistently aggressive service returns. She chased down balls to turn the tempo when she was behind...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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