EKATERINA MAKAROVA NEWS

Top seed Makarova withdraws from Tournament of Champions

  Garbine Muguruza moved a step closer to the semifinals by beating favorite Flavia Pennetta of Italy 0-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Thursday. The seventh-seeded Spanish player, who broke serve five times and saved 10 of 13 break points on her own serve, is now the only undefeated player in her Serdika group. Muguruza will wrap...
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October 30, 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...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Muguruza beats Makarova at WTA Tournament of Champions

  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. In the Sredets group, Andrea Petkovic...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Halep loses to Muguruza at Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) Garbine Muguruza knocked second-seeded Simona Halep out of the Wuhan Open on Tuesday, coming back for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory in the second round. Muguruza, who beat top-ranked Serena Williams in the second round at the last French Open, dropped the first set in 35 minutes but won the first four games of the second set and the last four games of the third to advance...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: Makarova, Vesnina win women's doubles title

  Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their second Grand Slam doubles title, ending Martina Hingis' run at the U.S. Open. The fourth-seeded Russians rallied from down a set and break to beat Hingis and Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday night. Playing doubles in her latest comeback from retirement, the 33-year-old Hingis was in her first major final since the 2002 Australian...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova and Vesnina win US Open doubles title

NEW YORK (AP) Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their second Grand Slam doubles title, ending Martina Hingis' run at the U.S. Open. The fourth-seeded Russians rallied from down a set and break to beat Hingis and Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday night. Playing doubles in her latest comeback from retirement, the 33-year-old Hingis was in her first major final since...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Eugenie Bouchard rounds out NY trip by nabbing two foul balls at Yankees game

Eugenie Bouchard may not have had the best U.S. Open experience this year, as the seventh seed fell to Ekaterina Makarova during the tournament's fourth round. But all was not lost during the Canadian tennis star's New York tour.  Judging from her social media accounts, Bouchard seemed to make the most of her time in the Big Apple. The 20-year-old Montreal native rode the subway like...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday's Sports In Brief

TENNIS NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches. If Williams can make that 21 in a row by beating Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday's final, the 32-year-old American will become the first woman since Chris Evert in the 1970s to win three consecutive titles at the...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams towers over field in U.S. Open women's semifinals

  There are so many ways to measure how Serena Williams stands apart from the three other women who will be playing in the U.S. Open semifinals Friday. Williams, first of all, owns 17 Grand Slam singles titles, including five at Flushing Meadows. Ekaterina Makarova, Caroline Wozniacki and Peng Shuai have zero. Williams already has participated in 24 previous major semifinals. The...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

What to watch at US Open: Williams in semifinals

NEW YORK (AP) There are so many ways to measure how Serena Williams stands apart from the three other women who will be playing in the U.S. Open semifinals Friday. Williams, first of all, owns 17 Grand Slam singles titles, including five at Flushing Meadows. Ekaterina Makarova, Caroline Wozniacki and Peng Shuai have zero. Williams already has participated in 24 previous major semifinals...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ekaterina Makarova beats Victoria Azarenka to reach U.S. Open semis

  Ekaterina Makarova describes herself as a person who prefers ''to stay in the shade.'' At the U.S. Open, she finally believes she deserves to play under the brightest lights. The 26-year-old Russian reached her first Grand Slam semifinal Wednesday, beating Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-2 at the U.S. Open. Makarova lost her previous four major quarterfinals. ''Before maybe I didn't...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ekaterina Makarova Moves into her First Major Semifinal

  (September 3, 2014) Ekaterina Makarova reached her first major semifinal, beating two-time major winner and US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday at the U.S. Open. It still has not hit the Russian that she’s in a major semifinal when the 26-year-old was in press. “I am feeling the same like the matches before. Of course I’m happy that I’m came through...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova reaches first Grand Slam semis with U.S. Open win over Azarenka

Ekaterina Makarova reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, beating Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Wednesday at the U.S. Open. The 26-year-old Russian won 6-4, 6-2 after losing her previous four major quarterfinals. "I'm feeling amazing," she said. "Finally I'm in a semifinal." Azarenka's manager said she had food poisoning Tuesday. Unusually subdued for most of the match, Azarenka...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova beats Azarenka to reach US Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) Ekaterina Makarova reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, beating Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Wednesday at the U.S. Open. The 26-year-old Russian won 6-4, 6-2 after losing her previous four major quarterfinals. ''I'm feeling amazing,'' she said. ''Finally I'm in a semifinal.'' The players were 16th and 17th in the seedings but came in with very different resumes...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena has medical timeout in U.S. Open doubles loss

  Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open. The Williams sisters, owners of 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, were beaten 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday by the fourth-seeded Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Serena...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena has medical timeout in US Open doubles loss

NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot, and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open. The Williams sisters, owners of 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, were beaten 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday by the fourth-seeded Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday's Sports In Brief

NEW YORK (AP) Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. She tried to carry on, but it was hardly an ideal time to try to win a tennis match. The No. 7-seeded Bouchard became the latest top woman to bow out at this surprise-filled U.S. Open, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 Monday by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the fourth...
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September 02, 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...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kristina Mladenovic Stuns Citi Open Top Seed Lucie Safarova

Lucie Safarova photo by Christopher Levy @Tennis_Shots By Dave Gertler   (July 29, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – It’s still only the first round, but the Citi Open women’s draw is now without a defending champion or a No. 1 seed. Top seed at the Washington, D.C. event, Lucie Safarova, has been eliminated in the first round by French world No. 78 Kristina Mladenovic.  This upset...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hingis, Lisicki win women's doubles title at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Martina Hingis won her first doubles title in seven years when she and Sabine Lisicki defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 Sunday at the Sony Open.
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hingis, Lisicki win women's doubles title at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Martina Hingis won her first doubles title in seven years when she and Sabine Lisicki defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 Sunday at the Sony Open. The doubles title was the 38th for Hingis, a former No. 1 player, but her first since Doha in 2007. The final was the first for the 33-year-old Hingis since she came out of retirement last...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hingis wins 1st doubles title since 2007

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Martina Hingis won her first doubles title in seven years when she and Sabine Lisicki defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 Sunday at the Sony Open.
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Sony Open Tennis – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedule

SONY OPEN TENNIS Miami, USA March 18-March 30, 2014 Hard/Outdoors Results – Monday, March 24, 2014 WTA Singles – Fourth Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (Q) Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 63 61 (2) Li Na (CHN) d. (15) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 60 62 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 76(5) 57 62 (4) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (19) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 36 64 61...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sony Open Tennis – Saturday Results, Sunday Schedule

SONY OPEN TENNIS Miami, USA March 18-March 30, 2014 Hard/Outdoors Results – Saturday, March 22, 2014 WTA Singles – Third Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 64 46 64 (4) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (26) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 64 67(7) 62 (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 60 62 (8) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (Q) Donna Vekic (CRO) 63 64 (23) Ekaterina...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

“Rusty” Serena Williams Opens Dubai with a Win; Ana Ivanovic Squeaks by Angelique Kerber

(February 18, 2014) DUBAI -Wild Card and top seed Serena Williams was forced to save set points in her 7-6 (8), 6-0 win over Ekaterina Makarova at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday. This was Williams’ first match since she lost in the fourth round of Australian Open where she was dealing with a back injury which she has been recovering from ever since. The world No. 1 admitted...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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