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Navarro steps up in tiebreaker to reach Brazil Cup quarters

Top-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain defeated Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-3, 7-6 (2) to reach the quarterfinals of the Brazil Cup on Wednesday. Both players broke serve twice in the final set, but Navarro dominated in the tiebreaker to close out in 1 hour, 45 minutes. The match was briefly interrupted in the second set because of rain. Navarro will face fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 3 Klara Zakopalova advances to second round in Brazil Cup

Third-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic cruised into the second round of the Brazil Cup with a 6-3, 6-3 win over 17-year-old Croatian Donna Vekic on Tuesday. Zakopalova, trying to reach her third final this year, broke Vekic's service twice in the final set to close out the match in the southern city of Florianopolis. Zakopalova was runner up to Kurumi Nara of Japan...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurumi Nara Wins First WTA Title at Rio Open

(February 23, 2014) Japan’s Kurumi Nara won her first WTA tour title beating top seed Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 for the Rio Open crown. At NO. 62 in the world, the 22-year-old is the top Japanese player. She is the fifth Japanese player to win a WTA tour event. “She played very well and it was a very tough match for me,” said Nara. “In the second...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nara defeats Zakopalova at Rio Open for first singles title

Kurumi Nara of Japan won the Rio Open on Sunday -- her first WTA singles title -- defeating top-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. The 22-year-old Japanese player was the fifth-seeded player in the tournament and is Japan's top-ranked woman at No. 62. She prefers to play on hard courts but has adapted to the heat and clay in Rio. Zakopalova won two...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis – Results Round-Up for February 13, 2014

Buenos Aires RESULTS – THURSDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2014 Singles – Second Round [1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) d S Giraldo (COL) 64 76(1) [4] N Almagro (ESP) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 16 75 64 [8] J Chardy (FRA) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 36 76(3) A Ramos (ESP) d F Volandri (ITA) 62 61 Doubles – Quarter-finals [4] P Cuevas (URU) / H Zeballos (ARG) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) 64...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Seeds announced for Fed Cup by BNP Paribas play-offs; Czech Republic reaches semifinals

    (February 10, 2014) The ITF has announced the seeds for the Draw for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II play-offs. The Draw will take place on Tuesday 11 February at the ITF offices in London at 11:00 GMT.   The seeds are based on the new ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 10 February.   The four seeded nations in the World Group play-offs are: Russia...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Czechs rally to beat Spain, reach semifinals

The Czech Republic reached the Fed Cup semifinals for a sixth straight year when it came from 2-1 down to beat host Spain 3-2 in their rain-affected tie on Monday. The Czechs, champions in 2011 and 2012, will host Italy in April, when Australia will welcome Germany. Spain led 1-0 coming into Monday, having won the opening singles on Saturday. Klara Zakopalova, down a set when...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rain pushes Spain-Czech Fed Cup match to Monday

A second straight day of rain has forced more delays to the Fed Cup match between Spain and the Czech Republic. The World Group first round series will now continue Monday with Spain leading 1-0. Earlier Sunday, Czech Klara Zakopalova led the second singles match against Maria Torro-Flor 6-3, 2-0. Weather permitting, the teams will also play reverse singles and a doubles match...
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February 08, 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

Stosur wins 1st-round match at Australian Open

Sam Stosur fought back from 4-1 down in the second set to beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Australian Open. Stosur is trying to improve on a mediocre record at her home Grand Slam - she has never advanced past the fourth round at Melbourne Park, and was eliminated in the second round in 2012 and the first round last year. The...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Qualifier Garbine Muguruza Nets First Title with Hobart win

  (January 14, 2014) In her first WTA final, Spanish qualifier Garbiñe Muguruza made quick work of Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-0 in 70 minutes to win her first WTA title at the Hobart International on Saturday. It’s the second straight day that a qualifier has won their first title. On Friday, Tsvetana Pironkova won the Sydney International. (Qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 10, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 10, 2014 AUCKLAND RESULTS – FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 2014 Singles – Semifinals Y Lu (TPE) d [1] D Ferrer (ESP) 64 76(4) [3] J Isner (USA) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 36 76(2) 64 Doubles – Semi-finals [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) 64 60 [2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA) d E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA)...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 9, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 9, 2014 AUCKLAND RESULTS – THURSDAY, 9 JANUARY 2014 Singles – Quarter-finals [1] D Ferrer (ESP) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 63 57 64 [3] J Isner (USA) d [5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 67(4) 76(4) 76(5) Y Lu (TPE) d [LL] S Johnson (USA) 64 64 R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [WC] J Sock (USA) 61 63 Doubles – Quarter-finals [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top seed Del Potro advances to Sydney International final

Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Sydney International final with a 6-4, 6-2 win Friday over Dmitry Tursunov. The 2009 US Open champion will play either defending champion Bernard Tomic or Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in the final. Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany was to play Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in the women's final on Friday night. In a preview...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 7, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 7, 2014 Auckland RESULTS – TUESDAY, 7 JANUARY 2014 Singles – First Round [5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 62 36 75 [6] B Paire (FRA) d M Przysiezny (POL) 64 62 G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [8] R Haase (NED) 46 75 76(4) [Q] D Young (USA) d F Delbonis (ARG) 75 62 Y Lu (TPE) d I Sijsling (NED) 75 76(7) [Q] L Lacko (SVK) d [WC] J Statham...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na advances to Shenzhen Open quarterfinals

Top-seeded Li Na romped to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Ukraine's Nadiya Kichenok on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open. American Vania King also advanced, upsetting second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3, while Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria defeated third-seeded Czech Klara Zakopalova 7-6 (2), 6-4 in another second round upset. In other...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sara Errani pushed to three sets but advances at Shenzhen Open

Second-seeded Sara Errani and third-seeded Klara Zakopalova advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Monday. Errani beat Chinese wild-card Zheng Saisai 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (3), and Zakopalova defeated 17-year-old Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 7-5. Also, Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, a quarterfinalist last year, lost to German qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-1, 7-5, Vania King...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Errani, Zakopalova advance at Shenzhen Open

Second-seeded Sara Errani and third-seeded Klara Zakopalova advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Monday. Errani beat Chinese wildcard Zheng Saisai 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (3), and Zakopalova defeated 17-year-old Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 7-5. Also, Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, a quarterfinalist last year, lost to German qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-1, 7-5, Vania King...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur advances to Moscow quarters

Former Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic and Samantha Stosur made the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with straight-sets victories on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's semifinal. The former top-ranked Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-1, while 2011 U.S. Open winner Stosur extended her winning streak to seven matches by beating Alize Cornet of France...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennis Results for October 7, 2013

GENERALI LADIES LINZ Linz, Austria October 7-13, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Indoors Results – Monday, October 7, 2013 Singles – First Round Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 62 75 Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 75 62 Stefanie Voegele (SUI) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 57 75 60 Doubles – First Round (1) Dabrowski/Rosolska (CAN/POL) […]
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Seeds Advance in Seoul

KDB KOREA OPEN Seoul, Korea September 16-22, 2013 $500,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Singles – First Round (1) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 64 60 (2) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. (Q) Chan Chin-Wei (TPE) 63 63 (WC) Jang Su Jeong (KOR) d. (4) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 63 61 Francesca Schiavone […]
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kvitova back in New Haven finals

Defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat countrywoman Klara Zakopalova 6-0, 6-1 on Friday to return to the finals of the New Haven Open. Kvitova, who had fought through three, three-set matches en route to the semifinals, dominated her friend in a meeting that lasted only 50 minutes. ''I played my game, finally today,'' she said. ''I played...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

New Haven Open – Tuesday Results, Wednesday Schedule

  NEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE New Haven, CT, USA August 18-24, 2013 $690,000/Premier Hard/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Singles – Second Round Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (2) Angelique Kerber (GER) 62 64 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (7) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 75 63 Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (Q) Monica Puig (PUR) 64 61 […]
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Champion Petra Kvitova back in New Haven finals

Defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat countrywoman Klara Zakopalova 6-0, 6-1 on Friday to return to the finals of the New Haven Open. Kvitova, who had fought through three, three-set matches en route to the semifinals, dominated her friend in a meeting that lasted only 50 minutes. Zakopalova won just 23 of the 76 points in the match. She earned only three...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena lands in Swedish Open final

Serena Williams has defeated Klara Zakopalova 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Swedish Open. After losing the first eight games Saturday, the Czech managed to break Williams' serve and then tie the set at 2-2. Zakopalova used the momentum to keep the set close but top-ranked Williams broke back to take the set and the match. In the day's other semifinal, Sweden's...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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