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Top seed Keys withdraws from Strasbourg; Stephens into semis

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys withdrew from the Strasbourg International on Thursday because of an elbow injury, giving French player Kristina Mladenovic a walkover into the semifinals. Keys, who rallied from one set and 5-0 down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0) on Wednesday, pulled out as a precautionary measure ahead of the French Open...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Keys survives scare in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys rallied from one set and 5-0 down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0) and reach the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International on Wednesday. On the brink of defeat, Keys took plenty of risks and the strategy paid off as Lucic-Baroni failed to serve out the match. Keys said ''I was definitely thinking that...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Russia rallies from 2-0 deficit to beat Germany in Fed Cup semis

  Russia reached the Fed Cup final Sunday, sealing victory at home over Germany in the last doubles rubber. Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won 6-2, 6-3 against Andrea Petkovic and Sabine Lisicki to stop a German comeback that had seen them bounce back from 2-0 down in the best-of-five tie after Saturday's play. Russia's win sets up a match with defending champion the...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Petkovic to play doubles for Germany in Fed Cup semifinals

MOSCOW (AP) Germany has surprisingly left its two highest ranked players to play only doubles when the team faces Russia in the Fed Cup semifinals. Eleventh-ranked Andrea Petkovic and No. 14 Angelique Kerber were named in Sunday's doubles team to face Vera Zvonareva and Elena Vesnina. In singles, 63rd-ranked Julia Goerges will start Germany's challenge on Saturday against Svetlana...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Indian Wells: American wild card Falconi advances to second round

  American wild-card Irina Falconi advanced to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, beating Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (6), 6-4. The 24-year-old Falconi, born in Ecuador, was one of seven Americans in action on an overcast opening day in the two-week event at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Louisa Chirico, another wild card ranked 148th in the world, lost to...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Irina Falconi advances to second round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) American wild-card Irina Falconi advanced to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, beating Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (6), 6-4. The 24-year-old Falconi, born in Ecuador, was one of seven Americans in action on an overcast opening day in the two-week event at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Louisa Chirico, another wild card ranked 148th...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennis Star Monica Puig Is Still A Winner To Us

Monica Puig is one of tennis’ hottest sensations, and the 21-year-old star is also one of the hottest talents to ever come out of Puerto Rico. Tennis is a tough game, though, and Monica Puig learned that during the first round of the ASB Classic, as she lost to longtime doubles partner Marina Erakovic in the first round of the ASB Classic.  [photo via…] Puig still put on an...
Via COED
January 07, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 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...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Elena Vesnina: 33 Sexy Shots For the Tennis Beauty’s Birthday

We’ve grabbed our racquets for plenty of hot tennis players over the years at COED, but there haven’t been many as perfectly pretty as Russian...
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August 01, 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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.
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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

Venus, Safarova win opening matches in Dubai

Venus Williams made good on the wild card she received into the Dubai Championships by posting a 6-3, 6-2 first-round win over Elena Vesnina of Russia on Monday. The 48th-ranked Williams made her first appearance in Dubai since she won her second straight title here in 2010. She'd missed the last three years either because of injury or Sjogren's Syndrome. ''I definitely don't take...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vesnina reaches Pattaya Open quarters; Kuznetsova withdraws

Fifth-seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pattaya Open on Thursday by beating local player Nicha Lertpitaksinchai of Thailand 6-3, 6-3. Vesnina trailed 3-1 in the second set before taking the last five games to clinch the win in 1 hour, 16 minutes. Vesina will play Julia Goerges of Germany, who had a walkover in the second round after second-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci defend Aussie Open doubles title

Top-ranked Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci rallied to win the last five games and successfully defended their Australian Open women's doubles title with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina on Friday. Italians Errani and Vinci are the first women's doubles team to win back-to-back Australian titles since Serena and Venus Williams in 2010....
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova advances to Sydney semifinals with win over Safarova

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the Sydney International semifinals on Wednesday with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over fellow Czech player Lucie Safarova. Kvitova, the second seed, will play the winner of the quarterfinal between Italy's Sara Errani and Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova. In other women's play at the Australian Open warm-up tournament, defending champion...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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