EKATERINA MAKAROVA NEWS

Martina Hingis is a Wimbledon champion for first time since 1998

LONDON -- Martina Hingis is a Wimbledon champion for the first time since 1998. The 34-year-old Swiss player, already a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, teamed up with Sania Mirza of India to win the women's doubles title on Saturday. Hingis and Mirza, the top-seeded team at the tournament, beat No. 2 Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Women’s Draw Analysis

The women’s draw for Wimbledon was announced Friday morning. Here it is: And here is the full women's draw for #Wimbledon. Let the games begin!! (In three days) pic.twitter.com/g3Uel4HfCO — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 The first thing which stands out about the women’s draw is that the bottom half is a vast green field (word choice intentional, since this...
Via Bloguin Best
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Women’s Draw Analysis

The women’s draw for Wimbledon was announced Friday morning. Here it is: And here is the full women's draw for #Wimbledon. Let the games begin!! (In three days) pic.twitter.com/g3Uel4HfCO — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 The first thing which stands out about the women’s draw is that the bottom half is a vast green field (word choice intentional, since this...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ivanovic wins in three sets, advances to quarters of French Open

PARIS -- Former champion Ana Ivanovic returned to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since her triumph at Roland Garros seven years ago after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday. Ivanovic will face 19th-seeded Elina Svitolina, who overcame strong resistance from local hope Alize Cornet to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Ivanovic back to quarterfinals at French Open

PARIS (AP) Former champion Ana Ivanovic returned to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since her triumph at Roland Garros seven years ago after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday. Ivanovic will face 19th-seeded Elina Svitolina, who overcame strong resistance from local hope Alize Cornet to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Rain delays expected on Day 8 at French Open

PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open: --- 11 a.m. The big losers on Sunday at Roland Garros could be the fans as weather forecasts don't look good at all. Covers have been removed on the two courts where big matches are taking place Sunday, but showers could break within the next hour according to the latest forecast. With clouds rolling on over Paris, many of the fans that...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona Halep’s World Isn’t Ending, But It’s Getting Tougher

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (pictured above) didn’t score an aberrational victory over Simona Halep in last year’s U.S. Open in New York… because she defeated Halep again in the second round of the 2015 French Open on Wednesday. Lucic-Baroni, whose remarkable tennis story can’t be repeated enough, won a 7-5 first set and then hammered Halep (and the tennis ball) in a 6-1 second...
Via Bloguin Best
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona Halep’s World Isn’t Ending, But It’s Getting Tougher

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (pictured above) didn’t score an aberrational victory over Simona Halep in last year’s U.S. Open in New York… because she defeated Halep again in the second round of the 2015 French Open on Wednesday. Lucic-Baroni, whose remarkable tennis story can’t be repeated enough, won a 7-5 first set and then hammered Halep (and the tennis ball) in a 6-1 second...
Via Attacking The Net
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Second-seeded Makarova advances at Family Circle Cup

  Second-seeded Ekaterina Makarova knew she wouldn't be her sharpest with only a day to work on the Family Circle Cup's slower, clay-court surface. Makarova needed three sets to defeat Zhang Shuai of China 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 Wednesday and move into the round of 16. The 26-year-old Russian lost in the doubles final at the Miami Open on Sunday, giving her little time to adjust to the change...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2nd-seeded Makarova advances at Family Circle Cup

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Second-seeded Ekaterina Makarova overcame a slow start in her first match on clay and defeated Shuai Zhang of China 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 at the Family Circle Cup on Wednesday. Makarova, ranked eighth in the world, lost the doubles final at the Miami Open last weekend and didn't get much time to practice on the slower clay surface. It showed. Makarova found herself...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova doesn't dream tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova has played at the Australian Open for 12 years, but she apparently still has some trouble with a strong Aussie accent. After beating Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday to set up a final against Serena Williams, she was asked by an Australian reporter how she deals with nerves the night before a big match. Sit in a room with music? Go for a walk...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open: Sharapova reaches final for 4th time

  Maria Sharapova has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a lopsided semifinal on Thursday. The second-ranked Sharapova needed 10 minutes to hold in her opening service game, fending off two break points. She responded to the only service break against her in the first set by winning six straight games and...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova reaches Australian Open final for 4th time

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a lopsided semifinal on Thursday. The second-ranked Sharapova needed 10 minutes to hold in her opening service game, fending off two break points. She responded to the only service break against her in the first set by winning...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The phone call that turned Maria Sharapova's Australian Open around

MELBOURNE, Australia -- One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open. That call came early on in the tournament when the No. 2-ranked player came very, very close to losing in the second round to a lowly ranked qualifier. That was a bad day- she made 51 unforced errors, faced match point twice and clawed her...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The phone call that turned around Sharapova's Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open. That call came early on in the tournament when the No. 2-ranked player came very, very close to losing in the second round to a lowly ranked qualifier. That was a bad day- she made 51 unforced errors, faced match point twice and clawed...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekaterina Makarova sprints into semifinals at Australian Open

  Ekaterina Makarova raced to a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the match and beat third-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0 in the first quarterfinal at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The win in just 68 minutes under cool, sunny skies at Melbourne Park advanced the Russian player to a semifinal against either Maria Sharapova or Eugenie Bouchard, who played the second match on Rod...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Makarova 1st to Australian Open semifinals, beats Halep

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Ekaterina Makarova raced to a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the match and beat third-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0 in the first quarterfinal at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The win in just 68 minutes under cool, sunny skies at Melbourne Park advanced the Russian player to a semifinal against either Maria Sharapova or Eugenie Bouchard, who played...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Halep through to Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on Sunday The 23-year-old Romanian has moved through the first four rounds in Melbourne without dropping a set. Wickmayer, ranked 80th, had won the pair's two previous matches. No. 3-seeded Halep was the runner-up...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open: Bouchard off to strong start in stellar first round

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Eugenie Bouchard's quest to match her stellar 2014 record in Grand Slam tournaments started on a positive note she beat Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany 6-2, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Australian Open. Bouchard, who advanced to the semifinals at three majors last year and lost in the Wimbledon final, broke Friedsam's serve in the ninth game of the second...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open Women’s Draw Analysis

The draws are out for the 2015 Australian Open. In both the women’s and men’s events, the first few days of the tournament offer the promise of a few main-event matches, which is not always something you get at a major. It can take time to stumble upon the kind of centerpiece which pushes other matches to the side at a major. That kind of event might not emerge until the second...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open Women’s Draw Analysis

The draws are out for the 2015 Australian Open. In both the women’s and men’s events, the first few days of the tournament offer the promise of a few main-event matches, which is not always something you get at a major. It can take time to stumble upon the kind of centerpiece which pushes other matches to the side at a major. That kind of event might not emerge until the second...
Via Bloguin Best
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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 of...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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