EKATERINA MAKAROVA NEWS

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...
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10 days ago  |  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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10 days ago  |  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...
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11 days ago  |  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...
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11 days ago  |  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. ''...
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13 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  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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15 days ago  |  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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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