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Lisicki to play Pliskova in Hong Kong Open final

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and broke her opponent five times to beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open. The German needed more than two hours to win the tight encounter and will face third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in Sunday's final. Pliskova saved 11 of the 13 break points...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki through to Hong Kong Open semifinals

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Open with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over China's Zheng Saisai on Friday. Lisicki's semifinal opponent will be unseeded Italian Francesca Schiavone, who beat Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2. The other semifinal will feature Czech player Karolina Pliskova, seeded third, and Alison...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki reaches 2nd round of Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the second round of the Hong Kong Open by beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 Tuesday. Lisicki, who double-faulted 10 times, will next face qualifier Grace Min of the United States. Also, Francesca Schiavone of Italy beat fourth-seeded Christina McHale of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 and will next...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Internazionali BNL d’Italia Rome Results and Schedule

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA Rome, Italy May 12-18, 2014 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Thursday, May 15, 2014 WTA Singles – Third Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 61 62 (2) Li Na (CHN) d. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 63 61 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 61 (6) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (12) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 62 63 (11) Ana Ivanovic...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Player Eugenie Bouchard Takes Selfie With Pope Francis (Photo)

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard elevated the selfie game to a new level Wednesday, snapping a photo with none other than Pope Francis during a WTA stop in Rome. Possibly the best selfie of my entire life @Pontifex http://t.co/Rs9Jp9MxQz— Eugenie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) May 14, 2014 The 20-year-old Quebec native — who entered the week ranked No. 18 in the world — has...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Shvedova beats Schiavone at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan defeated 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to a second-round match against top-seeded Serena Williams at the Sony Open.
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sony Open Tennis – Tuesday Order of Play

SONY OPEN TENNIS Miami, USA March 18-March 30, 2014 Hard/Outdoors Order Of Play – Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Grandstand (from 12.00hrs) 1. WTA – Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Elina Svitolina 2. WTA -Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Francesca Schiavone 3. WTA -Monica Puig vs. Magdalena Rybarikova 4. WTA -Iveta Melzer vs. Alisa Kleybanova Court 1 (from 10.00hrs) 1. ATP: Bemelmans vs. Mathieu 2...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

BNP Paribas Open – Thursday’s Results, Friday’s Schedule

BNP PARIBAS OPEN – INDIAN WELLS, USA USD 6,169,040.00 (ATP) USD 5,946,740.00 (WTA) 3-16 MARCH 2014 Results – Thursday, March 6, 2013 Singles – First Round Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. Monica Puig (PUR) 64 75 Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 36 62 62 Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 36 63 76(5) Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 62 62 Karolina...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Schiavone ousted in 1st round in Brazil, still winless in 2014

Fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 5-7 in the first round of the Brazil Cup on Monday, extending her winless streak to six matches this year. The former world No. 4 and 2010 French Open champion was broken five times by the unseeded Zahlavova Strycova, losing the match in 2 hours, 19 minutes. Schiavone,...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Schiavone ousted in 1st round in Brazil

Fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 5-7 in the first round of the Brazil Cup on Monday, extending her winless streak to six matches this year. The former world No. 4 and 2010 French Open champion was broken five times by the unseeded Zahlavova Strycova, losing the match in 2 hours, 19 minutes. Schiavone,...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pavlyuchenkova, Zakopalova win at Open GDF Suez

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat Francesca Schiavone 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 and Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic won 7-6 (4), 6-2 against wild-card entry Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Open GDF Suez on Monday. Pavlyuchenkova struggled at times with her serve against Schiavone , making six double-faults, but she also hit four aces and broke the Italian veteran five times...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy to rest top players vs. United States in Fed Cup matches

Defending champion Italy will rest its top players when it faces the United States in Cleveland next month in the first round of the Fed Cup. The Italian tennis federation says in a statement that Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone asked to skip the Feb. 8-9 matches. Instead, Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti will probably rely on Camila Giorgi,...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy to rest top players vs United States in Fed Cup

Defending champion Italy will not use its top players at the United States in the first round of the Fed Cup. The Italian tennis federation says in a statement that Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone asked to skip the Feb. 8-9 competition in Cleveland. Instead, Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti will likely rely on Camila Giorgi, Karin Knapp, Nastassja...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy to rest top players vs US in Fed Cup

Defending champion Italy will not use its top players at the United States in the first round of the Fed Cup. The Italian tennis federation says in a statement that Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone asked to skip the Feb. 8-9 competition in Cleveland. Instead, Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti will likely rely on Camila Giorgi, Karin Knapp, Nastassja...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na Named ITWA Ambassador of the Year

By Alana Mitchelson (January 11, 2014) MELBOURNE – In recognition of Li Na‘s outstanding 2013, the jovial world No. 4 has been awarded the International Tennis Writers Association (ITWA) Ambassador of the Year.   ITWA co-president Paul Newman and board member Simon Cambers surprised Li Na at Melbourne Park on Saturday afternoon by presenting her with the Ambassador of the Year...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Li back in Melbourne with slightly revamped game

Fresh from three weeks off the tennis court during her offseason and a win last week in China, Li Na is back at one of her favorite tournaments with a slightly revamped game looking to add a second career Grand Slam singles title. Li has twice been a losing finalist at the Australian Open - to Kim Clijsters in 2011 and to Victoria Azarenka last year. Three months after her loss...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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