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Babos upsets third seed Pennetta to reach Grand Prix SAR semis

  Timea Babos of Hungary secured an upset 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win against third-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy to reach the Grand Prix SAR semifinals on Thursday. In an error-strewn match featuring nine double faults and 12 service breaks, Babos broke Pennetta's serve seven times to set up a last-four clash with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, who eased past Laura Arruabarrena of Spain...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Babos upsets 3rd seed Pennetta to reach Grand Prix SAR semis

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Timea Babos of Hungary secured an upset 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win against third-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy to reach the Grand Prix SAR semifinals on Thursday. In an error-strewn match featuring nine double faults and 12 service breaks, Babos broke Pennetta's serve seven times to set up a last-four clash with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, who eased past Laura...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

AP's European week in photos

The image of Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez celebrating a goal at Wembley is perfectly juxtaposed against the background of horrified Reading supporters at the FA Cup semifinal. In a gentler image, cyclists in the Amstel Gold race in The Netherlands rush past a tree in spring bloom. Flares were inevitably lit in the San Siro stadium during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams suffers her first loss in Fed Cup play as Italy downs U.S.

  Top-ranked Serena Williams fought back from a set down to win her windy singles match over Sara Errani but couldn't produce another victory in the decisive doubles encounter as Italy beat the United States 3-2 on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Brindisi native Flavia Pennetta and Errani defeated Williams and Alison Riske 6-0, 6-3. It was Williams' first career loss in...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Serena opens against Giorgi in Italy-US Fed Cup playoff

BRINDISI, Italy -- Top-ranked Serena Williams will open against No. 36 Camila Giorgi on Saturday when the United States meets Italy in the Fed Cup playoffs. Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti made a surprise move by inserting Giorgi as his second singles player in place of the more experienced Flavia Pennetta, who is ranked 10 spots above Giorgi and was counting on strong crowd support...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena opens against Giorgi in Italy-US Fed Cup playoff

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams will open against No. 36 Camila Giorgi on Saturday when the United States meets Italy in the Fed Cup playoffs. Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti made a surprise move by inserting Giorgi as his second singles player in place of the more experienced Flavia Pennetta, who is ranked 10 spots above Giorgi and was counting on strong crowd...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Draw for Italy vs. United States Fed Cup World Group Playoff

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Draw Friday for this weekend's Fed Cup World Group playoff between Italy and the United States on red clay at the Circolo Tennis Brindisi: Saturday(equals) Singles(equals) Camila Giorgi, Italy, vs. Serena Williams, United States Sara Errani, Italy, vs. Lauren Davis, United States Sunday(equals) Singles(equals) Sara Errani, Italy, vs. Serena Williams, United...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-ranked doubles player Vinci to miss Fed Cup against US

ROME (AP) Top-ranked doubles player Roberta Vinci will miss Italy's Fed Cup World Group playoff against the United States with an inflamed right elbow. Captain Corrado Barazzutti selected Sara Errani, Flavia Pennetta, Camila Giorgi and Karin Knapp for the April 18-19 outdoor match on red clay in the southern town of Brindisi. Vinci and doubles partner Sara Errani announced last...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Indian Wells WTA Review: A Tale Of Things Timeless, Tenacious And Temporary

For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But how you played the Game. – Grantland Rice * Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. – Red Sanders * The two above quotes — one from a giant in American sportswriting from the first half of the 20th century, the other from a succesful American college football...
Via Attacking The Net
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Indian Wells WTA Review: A Tale Of Things Timeless, Tenacious And Temporary

For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But how you played the Game. – Grantland Rice * Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. – Red Sanders * The two above quotes — one from a giant in American sportswriting from the first half of the 20th century, the other from a succesful American college football...
Via Bloguin Best
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori advances to third round at Indian Wells

  Kei Nishikori beat American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, while defending women's champion Flavia Pennetta easily advanced. Playing in 91-degree heat, Nishikori dispatched Harrison in 1 1/2 hours despite struggling with his first serve. The fifth-ranked Japanese player reached the third round at Indian Wells for the first time...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori advances to 3rd round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Kei Nishikori beat American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, while defending women's champion Flavia Pennetta easily advanced. Playing in 91-degree heat, Nishikori dispatched Harrison in 1 1/2 hours despite struggling with his first serve. The fifth-ranked Japanese player reached the third round at Indian Wells...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Radwanska lines up Qatar quarterfinal with Venus Williams

  Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska brushed aside Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday to set up a quarterfinal with Venus Williams in the Qatar Open. Radwanska, who had lost both their previous meetings, including the Indian Wells final in March last year, dropped just 11 points in her seven service games. The Polish player broke her opponent's serve five times in a match that...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wildcard Pennetta survives four match points to advance in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Wildcard Flavia Pennetta of Italy survived four match points in the second set before pulling off a 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 first round win over lucky loser Julia Goerges of Germany in the Dubai Tennis Championships on Sunday. "I was almost crying on the court today because I was feeling so bad," Pennetta said. The 10th-seeded Pennetta trailed 5-2 in the...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pennetta survives 4 match points in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Wildcard Flavia Pennetta of Italy survived four match points in the second set before pulling off a 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 first round win over lucky loser Julia Goerges of Germany in the Dubai Tennis Championships on Sunday. ''I was almost crying on the court today because I was feeling so bad,'' Pennetta said. The 10th-seeded Pennetta trailed 5-2 in...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Raonic says no more hair questions

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Milos Raonic's sculpted hair is a constant source of conversation around the tennis tours. It's so famous, in fact, it even has its own spoof Twitter accounts - milosraonichair and Milos-Hair. And his fellow Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard, has had enough. Asked about his latest haircut following her first-round match at the Australian Open, Bouchard took aim...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams took a PED right on the court during the Hopman Cup

Perth, Western Australia -- Told you caffeine is a PED. Serena Williams ordering an expresso during the Hopman Cup just cements such as...Williams recovered to beat Flavia Pennetta 0-6, 6-3, 6-0 Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Orders Mid-Match Espresso To Help Rally From Slow Start

Serena Williams ordered a mid-match espresso to help herself rally from a slow start against Flavia Pennetta.
Via Gamedayr
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams orders (and receives) double shot of espresso during match

Tennis great Serena Williams discovered an entirely new kind of service at the Hopman Cup in Australia on Monday. Feeling sluggish after losing 6-0 in the first set against Flavia Pennetta, Williams figured why not, and ordered a double shot of espresso -- the only question being whether a player could actually order espresso, let alone any caffeinated beverage during an in-progress...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams perks up after a bagel at Hopman Cup

  Lethargic and jetlagged, Serena Williams decided a coffee might perk her up after losing her first set 6-0 at the Hopman Cup. It did the trick. Williams recovered to beat Flavia Pennetta 0-6, 6-3, 6-0 on a scorching hot day in Perth and John Isner followed up with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) win over Fabio Fognini to give the United States a winning 2-0 lead over Italy in their Group...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrea Petkovic rallies to beat Flavia Pennetta to win Tournament of Champions

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Fourth-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany rallied to defeat third-seeded Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the season-ending Tournament of Champions, clinching her third WTA title of the year. Pennetta started aggressively with the Italian breaking Petkovic's serve three times to win the opening set in just 35 minutes. Petkovic staged a comeback...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Petkovic wins Tournament of Champions final

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Fourth-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany rallied to defeat third-seeded Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the season-ending Tournament of Champions, clinching her third WTA title of the year. Pennetta started aggressively with the Italian breaking Petkovic's serve three times to win the opening set in just 35 minutes. Petkovic staged a comeback...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Muguruza beats Pennetta at Tournament of Champions

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) 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 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WTA Finals: Cibulkova, Navarro, Pennetta win in straight sets

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Dominika Cibulkova, Carla Suarez Navarro and Flavia Pennetta were straight-sets winners at the start of the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Tuesday. Second-seeded Cibulkova of Slovakia defeated Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-3, 7-6 (6) in round robin play in the Sredets group. In the group's other match Spain's Navarro overcame fourth-seeded Andrea...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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