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CiCi Bellis earns 6-2, 6-2 win at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) CiCi Bellis defeated Indy De Vroome of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 for her second career WTA main draw match win on Tuesday at the Miami Open. The 15-year-old Bellis defeated the 227th-ranked De Vroome in one of 12 women's main draw matches played on the opening day. The 211th-ranked Bellis made news at the 2014 U.S. Open when she upset 12th-seeded Dominika...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Eugenie Bouchard, Angelique Kerber lose in Diamond Games 2nd round

  Top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and second-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany lost in the second round of the Diamond Games on Thursday. Bouchard double-faulted nine times in a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 defeat to Germany's Mona Barthel, while qualifier Francesca Schiavone - a former French Open champion - needed under one hour to beat Kerber 6-1, 6-1. Schiavone next plays fifth-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Bouchard, Kerber lose in Diamond Games 2nd round

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) Top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and second-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany lost in the second round of the Diamond Games on Thursday. Bouchard double-faulted nine times in a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 defeat to Germany's Mona Barthel, while qualifier Francesca Schiavone - a former French Open champion - needed under one hour to beat Kerber 6-1, 6-1. Schiavone next...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamond Games: Petkovic saves 8 match points to reach Antwerp quarters

ANTWERP, Belgium -- Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic fought off eight match points to reach the quarterfinals of the Diamond Games tournament with a 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over local favorite Belgian Alison Van Uytvank on Wednesday. In a marathon that lasted three hours and 20 minutes, the 103rd-ranked Van Uytvank came close to sealing a straight-sets win but Petkovic saved all eight...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cibulkova eases into 2nd round in Antwerp

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) Dominika Cibulkova made light work of qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko to reach the second round at the Diamond Games tournament with a 6-1, 6-2 victory on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Cibulkova, who was playing in her first match since losing to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, broke her opponent twice in the first three games to set...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena/Sharapova Lifts Aussie Open Women’s Final

Two of the biggest names in tennis gave the Australian Open women’s final a ratings boost. The Serena Williams/Maria Sharapova Australian Open women’s final drew a 0.7 overnight rating on ESPN Saturday morning, up 40% from both Li Na/Dominika Cibulkova last year and Victoria Azarenka/Li Na in 2013 (0.5 both years). The match topped Williams’ [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena and Wawrinka Put On A Show… But They Have Many Miles To Go

At the 2015 Australian Open, the quarterfinals went quickly, with seven of eight matches (four for both genders) concluding in straight sets. Boring, right? Well, not exactly. Not exclusively. Not even close. Yes, on Tuesday, the women’s quarterfinals fell flat when Simona Halep and then Eugenie Bouchard both had “one of those days” at the office. Yes, on Wednesday night in...
Via Bloguin Best
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena and Wawrinka Put On A Show… But They Have Many Miles To Go

At the 2015 Australian Open, the quarterfinals went quickly, with seven of eight matches (four for both genders) concluding in straight sets. Boring, right? Well, not exactly. Not exclusively. Not even close. Yes, on Tuesday, the women’s quarterfinals fell flat when Simona Halep and then Eugenie Bouchard both had “one of those days” at the office. Yes, on Wednesday night in...
Via Attacking The Net
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams through to Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams moved one step closer to her 19th Grand Slam title by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes Wednesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals. The No. 1-ranked Williams displayed her immense power, reeling off heavy returns that included 58 winners compared to38 from Cibulkova, last year's runner-up. Williams played on Rod...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennis Fit For A Holiday: The WTA And America Shine In Australia

Monday in Melbourne, the host nation for the Australian Open celebrated its foremost national holiday. In the past, Australia Day has marked the day during the Australian Open when play would be interrupted during the night session for a fireworks display. This has been the source of great controversy and angst, given the reality that an interruption can (and in fact has) managed...
Via Bloguin Best
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennis Fit For A Holiday: The WTA And America Shine In Australia

Monday in Melbourne, the host nation for the Australian Open celebrated its foremost national holiday. In the past, Australia Day has marked the day during the Australian Open when play would be interrupted during the night session for a fireworks display. This has been the source of great controversy and angst, given the reality that an interruption can (and in fact has) managed...
Via Attacking The Net
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominika Cibulkova ends run of Victoria Azarenka at Australian Open

  Dominika Cibulkova reproduced the kind of tennis that helped her reach the final last year as she beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Under the closed roof at Rod Laver Arena, Cibulkova pounded 44 winners, including a dozen on her backhand side, and broke former No. 1-ranked Azarenka's serve seven times Monday to reach...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cibulkova ends unseeded Azarenka's run at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Dominika Cibulkova reproduced the kind of tennis that helped her reach the final last year as she beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday. Cibulkova pounded 44 winners, including a dozen on her backhand side, and broke former No. 1-ranked Azarenka's serve seven times to reach a Grand Slam...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Halep advances to 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Third-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Australian Jarmila Gajdosova in a match that finished early Thursday morning. Halep and Gajdosova didn't start their match on Rod Laver Arena until nearly midnight due to the length of the preceding five-setter in which Rafael Nadal beat American qualifier...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Halep advances to 2nd round at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Third-seeded Simona Halep continued her strong start to the year with a 6-3, 6-2 first-round win over Karin Knapp of Italy at the Australian Open on Monday. Halep, who opened the season by winning the Shenzen Open in China, was a quarterfinalist at last year's Australian Open, losing to eventual finalist Dominika Cibulkova. After an early exchange of service...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

American CiCi Bellis clinches year-end No. 1 junior ranking

PLANTATION, Fla. -- American teen CiCi Bellis has clinched the world's year-end No. 1 junior ranking. The 15-year-old Bellis was the sensation of this year's U.S. Open, stunning Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the first round to become the youngest player to win a match at that Grand Slam tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996. Bellis earned her spot in the main...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Muguruza beats Makarova at Tournament of Champions

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Garbine Muguruza's perfect serve helped her to a surprise 6-2, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Wednesday. The WTA's rising star from Spain, who replaced the injured Samantha Stosur, needed just 69 minutes to cruise past the Russian favorite. ''She played very aggressive...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WTA Finals: Cibulkova, Navarro, Pennetta win in straight sets

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Dominika Cibulkova, Carla Suarez Navarro and Flavia Pennetta were straight-sets winners at the start of the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Tuesday. Second-seeded Cibulkova of Slovakia defeated Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-3, 7-6 (6) in round robin play in the Sredets group. In the group's other match Spain's Navarro overcame fourth-seeded Andrea...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cibulkova, Navarro, Pennetta win in straight sets

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Dominika Cibulkova, Carla Suarez Navarro and Flavia Pennetta were straight-sets winners at the start of the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Tuesday. Second-seeded Cibulkova of Slovakia defeated Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-3, 7-6 (6) in round robin play in the Sredets group. In the group's other match Spain's Navarro overcame fourth-seeded Andrea...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Friedsam joins Giorgi, Knapp in semifinals at Generali Ladies

  Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany rallied to defeat Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the Generali Ladies on Friday to advance to her first career semifinal. The 94th-ranked Friedsam, who won three qualifying matches and beat the third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round, came back from a break down in the third set and served two aces in the final game. Friedsam...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO (AP) Sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova held all eight of her service games while fighting off four break points at Ariake Coliseum, and will next play Coco Vandeweghe of the United States who rallied from 4-2 down in the second set and fired 10 aces to beat...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Year At The Majors: 20 WTA And ATP Players Of Note In 2014

No editorial commentary here. We’ll save that for the end of the 2014 tennis season. Here are the results for 20 notable players on the WTA and ATP Tours from the four majors this year. Feel free to bookmark this link and reference it when the 2015 majors begin at the Australian Open in Melbourne next January. REFERENCE KEY: W = champion F = finalist SF = semifinalist QF = quarterfinalist...
Via Bloguin Best
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Year At The Majors: 20 WTA And ATP Players Of Note In 2014

No editorial commentary here. We’ll save that for the end of the 2014 tennis season. Here are the results for 20 notable players on the WTA and ATP Tours from the four majors this year. Feel free to bookmark this link and reference it when the 2015 majors begin at the Australian Open in Melbourne next January. REFERENCE KEY: W = champion F = finalist SF = semifinalist QF = quarterfinalist...
Via Attacking The Net
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

US OPEN SCENE: For CiCi Bellis, back to reality

NEW YORK (AP) For CiCi Bellis, the media storm is over, and that's just fine with her. A week after the 15-year-old Californian became the darling of the U.S. Open for pulling a massive upset, she was in a small room Tuesday surrounded by a handful of reporters asking about her second-round loss - in the junior draw. ''I didn't play as well as I wanted to, but that's tennis,'' she...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: 15-year-old sensation CiCi Bellis loses in juniors second round

  The second round once again proved the downfall for U.S. Open darling CiCi Bellis. The 15-year-old Californian, who became an overnight sensation when she stunned 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in Flushing Meadows' first round, lost her juniors match Tuesday to 17-year-old Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva 7-6 (9), 2-6, 6-1. Bellis, the top-seeded girl, frequently shrieked at herself...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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