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American Stephens wins Volvo Car Open, beats Vesnina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Sloane Stephens invited a friend to come watch her play at the Volvo Car Open. ''And I was like, `Well, I've never won a match there, so the earlier in the week you could come, the better,''' Stephens said, laughing. Turns out, the rising 23-year-old American had a nice long stay, winning her third WTA title of the season with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over Elena...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

American Stephens captures Volvo Car Open over Vesnina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) American Sloane Stephens outlasted Elena Vesnina to capture her third WTA title this year with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory at the Volvo Car Open on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Stephens squandered a 5-2 lead in the opening set before prevailing in a tiebreaker. She let three match points disappear in the contest's final game before Vesnina hit her service return...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerber retires; Stephens, Vesnina make Charleston final

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber, ranked No. 2 in the world, retired because of a viral illness during her semifinal match at the Volvo Car Open on Saturday, sending American Sloane Stephens to the finals. Stephens on Sunday meets Russian qualifier Elena Vesnina, who upset Italian Sara Errani, the tournament's No. 5 seed, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the other...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Soares wins 2nd doubles title on same day at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Bruno Soares didn't have much down time between his Australian Open doubles championship matches. No worries, he won them both. On Sunday afternoon, he added the mixed doubles title with Elena Vesnina to the men's doubles championship he won with Jamie Murray. Vesnina and Soares won the last four points of the match tiebreaker to take the mixed doubles...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Vesnina, Soares win Aussie mixed doubles title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares won the last four points of the match tiebreaker to capture the mixed doubles championship at the Australian Open with 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 win over Coco Vandeweghe and Hora Tecau.It was Soares' second doubles title in 18 hours at Melbourne Park - he and...
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January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Defending champ Czechs beat Russia in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Defending champion Czech Republic clinched its fourth Fed Cup title in five years after Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova won the decisive doubles Sunday against the Russian pair of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina. The Czechs rallied to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory to take the best-of-five series 3-2, played on an indoor hard court at Prague's O2 Arena,...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Vesnina beats Svitolina in 1st round of Tianjin Open

TIANJIN, China (AP) Elena Vesnina advanced to the second round of the Tianjin Open by beating fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-2, 6-4 Monday. Defending champion Alison Riske of United States also advanced, beating Xinyun Han of Chin 6-0, 6-4. Also, fifth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France beat Fangzhou Liu of China 6-0, 6-1; sixth-seeded Teliana Pereira of Brazil defeated...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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

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.
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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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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.
Via FOXSports.com
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
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