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Radwanska, Tsurenko to play for 1st title at Istanbul Cup

ISTANBUL (AP) Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine and Usrzula Radwanska of Poland will play for their first WTA singles title in the Istanbul Cup final. The 99th-ranked Radwanska beat the 71st-ranked Tsurenko in their only previous match by retirement, in Doha, Qatar, in 2012. Tsurenko made it to her first career final by defeating Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday for the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 8 Pironkova last seed standing at Istanbul Cup

ISTANBUL (AP) Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria was the only seed - the No. 8 and last - to reach the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals on Thursday. Pironkova defeated Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, then learned fourth-seeded Alize Cornet of France was overhauled by Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, and fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi lost an all-Italian match with Francesca Schiavone. Flipkens...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Petkovic, Jankovic advance to second round of Qatar Open

  Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 win over Belgian qualifier Kirsten Flipkens on Tuesday. Flipkens, who beat Petkovic in the second round at New Haven last August, showed a good touch in the first set -- only to crumble in the second as Petkovic opened up a 4-0 lead. The 10th-ranked Petkovic was in total control...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Petkovic, Jankovic advance to 2nd round of Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 win over Belgian qualifier Kirsten Flipkens on Tuesday. Flipkens, who beat Petkovic in the second round at New Haven last August, showed a good touch in the first set - only to crumble in the second as Petkovic opened up a 4-0 lead. The 10th-ranked Petkovic was in...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams enjoys IPTL team atmosphere but ends up on losing side

MANILA, Philippines -- Serena Williams made a much-awaited appearance at the franchise-based International Premier Tennis League on Sunday but could not lift Singapore Slammers as the team succumbed to a third straight defeat in the first leg. Williams says she had ''a lot of fun'' and loves the team atmosphere in the $1 million event which will see remaining legs played in Singapore...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Top seed Petkovic loses in first round of Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany exited the Luxembourg Open in the first round on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-2 to Pauline Parmentier. The 78th-ranked Frenchwoman posted her first victory on the main Tour over Petkovic after breaking her five times. Kirsten Flipkens, seeded seventh, also bowed out prematurely from the $250,000 hard court tournament, with the Belgian...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Petkovic loses in first round in Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG (AP) Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany exited the Luxembourg Open in the first round on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-2 to Pauline Parmentier. The 78th-ranked Frenchwoman posted her first victory on the main Tour over Petkovic after breaking her five times. Kirsten Flipkens, seeded seventh, also bowed out prematurely from the $250,000 hard court tournament, with the Belgian...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO (AP) Sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova held all eight of her service games while fighting off four break points at Ariake Coliseum, and will next play Coco Vandeweghe of the United States who rallied from 4-2 down in the second set and fired 10 aces to beat...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova beats Kirsten Flipkens, reaches Sony Open quarters

Maria Sharapova lost the first four games Monday before settling down to become the first quarterfinalist at the Sony Open by beating Kirsten Flipkens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova advances to Key Biscayne quarterfinals

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Maria Sharapova lost the first four games Monday before settling down to become the first quarterfinalist at the Sony Open by beating Kirsten Flipkens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Errani and Flipkens advance to Open GDF quarters

Eighth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium comfortably beat Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-1, 6-3 at the Open GDF Suez on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal against top-seeded Maria Sharapova. Last year's runner-up, Sara Errani, also reached the last eight in straight sets. Flipkens converted all four of her break points against Meusburger, and the third-seeded Errani broke Karin...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova and Pavlyuchenkova reach Open GDF semis

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova thrashed eighth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to set up an all-Russian semifinal against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Open Gaz de France. Although Sharapova dropped her serve once, the four-time Grand Slam champion broke Flipkens' serve five times to win in little more than an hour. "We haven't played against each other in quite...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Muguruza wins 1st WTA singles tournament

Qualifier Garbine Muguruza of Spain defeated Klara Zakapalova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-0 to win the Hobart International on Saturday, her first WTA singles title. The 20-year-old Muguzura, who did not drop a set from the qualifiers to the final, joins 2012 champion Mona Barthel as the only qualifiers to win the Hobart event. Muguruza, ranked 58th, beat second-seeded and Wimbledon...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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