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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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23 days ago  |  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

Serena struggles but wins in Dubai; Halep leaves with injury

Top-seeded Serena Williams faced some early struggles before defeating Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (8), 6-0 in the second round of the Dubai Championships on Tuesday. Williams, playing in Dubai courtesy of a wild card, has been sidelined with a back injury since she lost to Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open last month. It took Williams the first set...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams struggles but wins in Dubai, Halep leaves with injury

Top-seeded Serena Williams faced some early struggles before defeating Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (8), 6-0 in the second round of the Dubai Championships on Tuesday. Williams has been sidelined with a back injury since losing to Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open last month. It took Williams the first set to adjust to the left-handed Makarova's...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WTA Round-up; Pavlyuchenkova wins in Paris, Makarova in Pattaya City

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova photo courtesy of Taste of Tennis (February 2, 2014 )Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova rallied to beat Sara Errani of Italy 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to claim the Open GDF Suez in Paris, her sixth career WTA title. In a topsy turvy match, Errani came back from a1-3 first set deficit winning seven games on the trot to take a 6-3, 2-0 lead. Pavlyuchenkova took the next seven games...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova beats Pliskova to win Pattaya Open championship

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia won her first tournament in almost four years after she beat Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (7) in the final of the Pattaya Open on Sunday. Makarova needed 1 hour, 36 minutes to defeat the 66th-ranked Pliskova and claim her second career title. She also won in Eastbourne on grass in 2010. "I had to focus on my return...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova to face Pliskova in Pattaya Open final

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia beat Andrea Hlavackova 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Pattaya Open where she will play Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic for the first time. Makarova is chasing her second career title after winning in Eastbourne in 2010. She needed 1 hour, 46 minutes to eliminate Czech doubles specialist Hlavackova. ''She...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova ousts fellow Russian Zvonareva in Pattaya Open

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova put her close friendship with Vera Zvonareva to one side by easily beating her fellow Russian 6-0, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the second round of the Pattaya Open on Wednesday. Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2010, couldn't handle her opponent's big groundstrokes in her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova ousts Zvonareva in Pattaya Open

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova put her close friendship with Vera Zvonareva to one side by easily beating her fellow Russian 6-0, 6-2 in just 63 minutes in the second round of the Pattaya Open on Wednesday. Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and '10, couldn't handle her opponent's big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to Know Irina Falconi

Irina Falconi By Alana Mitchelson (January 15, 2014) For Ecuadorian-born American Irina Falconi, playing professional tennis only takes up so much of the 24-hour day. She has a lot on her plate but enjoys making a living from the sport that she loves while she physically can and, at the same time, keeps proactive about building strong foundations for life post-tennis.   We caught...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Couch: Age, skills aren't the real problem for Venus Williams

It is now just painful to watch Venus Williams. It used to be joyful. She can play as well as she ever did, but can't do it two days in a row. Or two minutes in a row. Or, if she can, then you don't know which two days, which two minutes. She doesn't either. Williams lost in the first round of the Australian Open on Sunday, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova. The easy...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams bounced in first round of Australian Open after dominating opening set

Just as she was starting to show glimpses of returning to form, Venus Williams was let down by her serve and her concentration at crucial times and lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova on day one of the Australian Open. The No. 22-seeded Makarova upset Serena Williams in the fourth round here in 2012, but was comprehensively outplayed in the first set against the elder of the...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus One And Done Down Under

((HT: ESPN))22-seed Ekaterina Makarova knocked off Venus Williams in Day One, Round One of the 2014 Australian Open...Here's the short version...Venus loses in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 6-4"My level was a little bit too up and down"Obviously my error count was a little high," Williams said after the match. "I have to give her a lot of credit, though, she was very...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams Falls in Australian Open First Round

Venus Williams (January 13, 2014) Seven-time major winner Venus Williams fell in the first round of the Australian Open to 22nd seed Ekaterina Makarova on Monday in Margaret Court Arena. The 33-year-old veteran blew past Makarova in the first set going 3 for 3 in break point opportunities, hitting 15 winners. The swing to Makarova came at 4-5 in the second set with Williams serving...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Australian Open Day 1 Roundup

Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Venus Williams was in a knock-down, drag-out fight with the #22 seed Ekaterina Makarova (the woman who took out her sis Serena in the 4th round in 2012).  She battled fiercely, but in the end she made one too many errors and was knocked out the Australian Open in 3 sets.  Here is the *slightly* silver lining.......the consensus on her dress (via Twitter...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams out in 1st round at Australian Open

Venus Williams lost in the first round at the Australian Open for only the second time, with her serve and concentration letting her down when it counted most in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Ekaterina Makarova on Monday. The seven-time Grand Slam winner breezed through the first set against the No. 22-seeded Makarova, who had an upset win over Serena Williams in the fourth round at...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Doubles field set for TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships

  (October 4, 2013) The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced the complete doubles field for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships-Istanbul with the teams of Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik, Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai, and Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina securing their qualification. These players will join the previously qualified pair of Sara Errani […]
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 9 Results for 2013 US Open

US OPEN New York, NY, USA August 26-September 9, 2013 Grand Slam Hard/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (18) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 60 60 (5) Li Na (CHN) d. (24) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 64 67(5) 62 Women’s Singles – Fourth Round (2) Victoria Azarenka […]
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Li Na into First US Open Semifinal with win over Ekaterina Makarova

  (September 3, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No. 5 seed Li Na became the first women’s semifinalist on Tuesday when she defeated 24th seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2. The Chinese player will play the winner of the match between No. 1Serena Williams and 18th and Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain […]
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Radwanska loses to Makarova in US Open's 4th round

Agnieszka Radwanska simply can't make it past the fourth round at the U.S. Open, the Grand Slam tournament where she's had the least success. A 6-4, 6-4 loss to 24th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia on Sunday night marked the fourth time since 2007 that Radwanska left Flushing Meadows in the fourth round. Radwanska was seeded third at the U.S. Open. She was the runner...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Radwanska bounced in fourth round

Agnieszka Radwanska simply can't make it past the fourth round at the US Open, the Grand Slam tournament where she has had the least success. A 6-4, 6-4 loss to 24th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia on Sunday night marked the fourth time since 2007 that Radwanska left Flushing Meadows in the fourth round. The third-seeded Radwanska was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2012...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Errani falls in New Haven

Top-seeded Sara Errani fell to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday at the New Haven Open. Errani, ranked No. 5 in the world, becomes the fifth of the tournament's eight seeds to lose in the first two rounds of the final WTA tuneup before next week's U.S. Open. Errani had trouble with her slow, spinning serves all afternoon and was broken four times by...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Makarova, Vesnina win French Open women's doubles

Ed: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Grand Slam title together by defeating defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 7-5, 6-2 in the women's doubles final of the French Open on Sunday. It was the first major title for Vesnina but the second for Makarova, who won the mixed doubles with Bruno...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Makarova, Vesnina win doubles crown

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Grand Slam title together by defeating defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 7-5, 6-2 in the women's doubles final of the French Open on Sunday. It was the first major title for Vesnina but the second for Makarova, who won the mixed doubles with Bruno Soares at the U.S. Open last...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Azarenka loses cool, match in Madrid

Victoria Azarenka lost her temper, broke her racket and argued with the chair umpire in an exit Wednesday from the Madrid Open, where she's been runner-up the past two years. Losing to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round ended Azarenka's 18-match winning streak to start the season. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal spoiled Benoit Paire's 24th birthday...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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