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Ranking the Australian Open’s first-round upsets

Between the men’s and women’s draws, 17 upsets emerged in the first round if viewed strictly through the prism of seeded players losing–five from the men and a whopping 11 on the women’s side. Some of these came out of nowhere, some were more-or-less expected, some were in between. In order of most expected to least, this is how shocking or ground-breaking those upsets were...
Via Attacking The Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Australian Open’s first-round upsets

Between the men’s and women’s draws, 17 upsets emerged in the first round if viewed strictly through the prism of seeded players losing–five from the men and a whopping 11 on the women’s side. Some of these came out of nowhere, some were more-or-less expected, some were in between. In order of most expected to least, this is how shocking or ground-breaking those upsets were...
Via Bloguin Best
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Friedsam beats Larsson to reach maiden final in Linz

LINZ, Austria (AP) Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany advanced to her first career WTA final by beating Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 at the Generali Ladies on Saturday. The 118th-ranked Friedsam will play seventh-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or Kirsten Flipkens in Sunday's final. Friedsam didn't concede a break point until leading 4-2 in the second set but then lost five...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Larsson, Friedsam produce straight-set wins to reach Linz semis

LINZ, Austria -- Johanna Larsson of Sweden defeated Madison Brengle 7-5, 7-6 (6) at the Generali Ladies on Friday, setting up a semifinal against Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany. The 59th-ranked Larsson rallied from 5-2 down to take the opening set against her American opponent and saved a set point at 5-4 in the second. It will be Larsson's third semifinal of the season and the first...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Larsson, Friedsam have straight-set wins to reach Linz semis

LINZ, Austria (AP) Johanna Larsson of Sweden defeated Madison Brengle 7-5, 7-6 (6) at the Generali Ladies on Friday, setting up a semifinal against Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany. The 59th-ranked Larsson rallied from 5-2 down to take the opening set against her American opponent and saved a set point at 5-4 in the second. It will be Larsson's third semifinal of the season and the...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavlyuchenkova beats Voegele to reach Linz quarterfinals

LINZ, Austria (AP) Seventh-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-4, 6-0 Thursday to reach her sixth quarterfinal of the season at the Generali Ladies. The 29th-ranked Russian was broken when serving for the first set at 5-2 before taking seven straight games to close out the win. Pavlyuchenkova next plays 99th-ranked Serbian qualifier Aleksandra...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Beck falls to Jovanovski in Tashkent Open quarters

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Top-seeded Annika Beck was eliminated in the Tashkent Open quarterfinals, losing to Bojana Jovanovski 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday as four unseeded players reached the semifinals. Beck lost only two points on her serve in the first set, but Jovanovski's return improved for the remainder of the match. The loss ended Beck's bit for a second WTA title in two weeks...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Beck beaten by Jovanovski at Tashkent Open

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Top-seeded Annika Beck was eliminated in the Tashkent Open quarterfinals, losing to Bojana Jovanovski 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday as four unseeded players reached the semifinals. Beck lost only two points on her serve in the first set, but Jovanovski's return improved for the remainder of the match. The loss ended Beck's bit for a second WTA title in two weeks...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Beck reaches Tashkent Open quarterfinals

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Top-seeded Annika Beck of Germany reached the quarterfinals of the Tashkent Open on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jana Cepelova of Slovakia. Both players returned well, with Beck breaking Cepelova's serve five times and the Slovakian breaking Beck's serve on three occasions. Beck's win sets up a quarterfinal with Bojana Jovanovski, who beat Aleksandra...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Qualifier Sasnovich upsets Stephens in Seoul quarterfinals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus upset third-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of Korea Open on Friday. Sasnovich converted five of her 12 break points against the American to set up a semifinal against second-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, who beat Germany's Mona Barthel 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Top-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucky loser Tsurenko advances at Connecticut Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko beat the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-0 to move to the third round Tuesday afternoon at the Connecticut Open. Tsurenko was a lucky loser entry after top seed Simona Halep withdrew due to injury and won her first match despite a brief rain delay. Tsurenko is ranked 46th in the world. She said it was ''really exciting for...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Barthel to meet Larsson in Swedish Open final

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Defending champion Mona Barthel of Germany beat Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to line up a Swedish Open final against local hope Johanna Larsson. Barthel, at No. 4 the highest-seeded player left after the withdrawal of Serena Williams on Thursday, completed a straightforward victory in one hour and 16 minutes. Larsson beat Yulia Putintseva of...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Defending champ Barthel reaches semis in Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Defending champion Mona Barthel struggled past local wild card Rebecca Peterson 6-1, 7-6 (3) to secure a spot in the Swedish Open semifinals on Friday. Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva reached her first career WTA semifinal when she beat Czech player Klara Koukalova 6-3, 6-4. Koukalova, the doubles champion in 2013, advanced to the quarterfinals by a walkover on...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresh off Wimbledon title, Serena rolls in 1st round at Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden -- Top-ranked Serena Williams sailed through her opening match at the Swedish Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure in the first round on Wednesday. Four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon title, Williams ousted Bonaventure from the clay-court tournament in 53 minutes despite a first-serve percentage of 64. Williams, the 2013 Bastad...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe rally to advance at Eastbourne

  Americans Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe both rallied from a set down Sunday to reach the second round of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament Stephens overcame Naomi Broady of Britain, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a match lasting almost exactly two hours, while Vandeweghe ousted Johanna Larsson of Sweden, 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-1. Stephens trailed 3-2 in the second set before winning...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephens, Vandeweghe rally to advance at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Americans Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe both rallied from a set down Sunday to reach the second round of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament Stephens overcame Naomi Broady of Britain, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a match lasting almost exactly two hours, while Vandeweghe ousted Johanna Larsson of Sweden, 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-1. Stephens trailed 3-2 in the second...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sara Errani survives to reach semifinals on clay in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy reached the semifinals of the Rio Open Friday after Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil retired in the deciding third set. Maia, who won took the first set, stopped with the score 3-6, 7-6 (2), 3-0 in Errani's favor. Errani will face No. 5 Johanna Larsson of Sweden, who defeated Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany 6-4, 6-0. Second-seeded Irina...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Begu leads march of seeded women into quarterfinals in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Second-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania reached the quarterfinals of the Rio Open on Wednesday, defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States 6-2, 6-4. Several other seeded players also advanced at the WTA-ATP event, South America's biggest clay-court tournament. No. 5 Johanna Larsson of Sweden defeated Gabriela Ce of Brazil 7-6 (4), 6-4; No. 6 Anna...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rio Open: Begu, Larsson advance to second round

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Second-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania has advanced to the second round of the Rio Open, defeating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-3 in the outdoor clay event. Another seeded player, No. 5 Johanna Larsson of Sweden, also advanced in the joint WTA-ATP event. She defeated Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor when the Spanish player retired with an injury with Larsson...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Radwanska advances to 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska easily advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with a 44-minute, 6-0, 6-1 win over Johanna Larsson of Sweden on Thursday. The Polish player is now 7-1 in second-round matches at the Australian Open and has reached the third round here every year since 2010. Martina Navratilova, a new member of Radwanska's coaching...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: Peng takes down another seeded player

NEW YORK (AP) -- Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Peng beats another seeded player at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer....
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sloane Stephens upset in US Open 2nd round

NEW YORK (AP) Once a sure bet to stick around for a while at Grand Slam tournaments, Sloane Stephens suddenly can't even win there. The 21-year-old American stumbled to her earliest loss at the U.S. Open, upset in the second round Wednesday by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson. ''Everyone goes through times like this,'' said Stephens, who was seeded 21st. ''I'm not the first person and...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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