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Peng Shuai Notches Second Straight Upset of a Seed at US Open

Shuai Peng (August 29, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Peng Shuai has knocked out another seeded player at the US Open to reach just her second straight major tournament fourth round. On Wednesday she dismissed No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, and on Friday Peng defeated 28 seed Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3. The No. 39-ranked Peng will play the winner of 14 seed Lucie Safarova or 22 seed Alize...
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1 day ago  |  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...
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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....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bothered To The Breaking Point

The biggest story from day three of the U.S. Open emerged in the women’s singles event, as Agnieszka Radwanska, the No. 4 seed in the draw and a player given a more-than-reasonable path to the semifinals, crashed out in the second round to Peng Shuai. The relatively meek 3-and-4 loss won’t eliminate the satisfaction Radwanska gained by winning in Montreal a few weeks ago, but...
Via Attacking The Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bothered To The Breaking Point

The biggest story from day three of the U.S. Open emerged in the women’s singles event, as Agnieszka Radwanska, the No. 4 seed in the draw and a player given a more-than-reasonable path to the semifinals, crashed out in the second round to Peng Shuai. The relatively meek 3-and-4 loss won’t eliminate the satisfaction Radwanska gained by winning in Montreal a few weeks ago, but...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VWilliams loses, Azarenka withdraws in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) Lucie Safarova outlasted Venus Williams 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. Suarez Navarro also needed three sets to get past Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. Meanwhile, defending champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew because of a right knee injury, the WTA said. Azarenka withdrew after practicing early Tuesday and was...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristina Mladenovic Stuns Citi Open Top Seed Lucie Safarova

Lucie Safarova photo by Christopher Levy @Tennis_Shots By Dave Gertler   (July 29, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – It’s still only the first round, but the Citi Open women’s draw is now without a defending champion or a No. 1 seed. Top seed at the Washington, D.C. event, Lucie Safarova, has been eliminated in the first round by French world No. 78 Kristina Mladenovic.  This upset...
Via Tennis Panorama
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hammer Versus Steel

In tennis, the hammer — the weapon that can take the racquet out of an opponent’s hand — is the serve. In the face of a hammer, it is up to the opponent to show enough steel to get serves back and create attritional baseline tennis with extended rallies that wear down the quick-strike artist. This is the clear contrast, the clash of colors which will visit the green lawn of...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hammer Versus Steel

In tennis, the hammer — the weapon that can take the racquet out of an opponent’s hand — is the serve. In the face of a hammer, it is up to the opponent to show enough steel to get serves back and create attritional baseline tennis with extended rallies that wear down the quick-strike artist. This is the clear contrast, the clash of colors which will visit the green lawn of...
Via Bloguin Best
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WIMBLEDON: Czech ladies flying high, shot clock watch, and Stan the Man

"Fist pumping? It's a Czech thang!" (No. It's not.)Soggy and wet - my least favorite kind of day, especially at Wimbledon. But what was exciting to see were the lady ballers of the Czech Republic taking a stand in their fourth round matches. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Petra Kvitova, and Lucie Safarova all reached the quarterfinals - an historic feat for their...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Grown Man Battles Teenager for Female Tennis Player’s Towel

In sporting events, adults usually give up souvenirs for kids in attendance. Well, that wasn’t the case on Monday. After Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Lucie Safarova in the fourth round of the 2014 French Open, she threw some of her personal gears into the crowd. Then this grown man in suit battled for Kuznetsova’s towel with a teenager. You don’t see this often. It’s safe to...
Via The Sideline
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Life’s a Vic, And Then You Die

It’s inside baseball for the tennis diehard, but for the casual American sports fan, the reference needs explaining: There are two “Vic-es” (or “vitches,” take your pick) in women’s tennis. Who (or what) are they? They’re the two best WTA players from Serbia: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic. One of them is still alive at the year’s clay-court major, but the one that...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Life’s a Vic, And Then You Die

It’s inside baseball for the tennis diehard, but for the casual American sports fan, the reference needs explaining: There are two “Vic-es” (or “vitches,” take your pick) in women’s tennis. Who (or what) are they? They’re the two best WTA players from Serbia: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic. One of them is still alive at the year’s clay-court major, but the one that...
Via Bloguin Best
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ana Ivanovic Beaten in Third Round of Roland Garros

Lucie Safarova (May 31, 2014) 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic’s dreams of a second Paris title were dashed on Satruday, when the 11th seed was beaten by 23rd seed Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-3. It was Ivanovic’s fifth straight loss to the Czech woman. Safarova is now 5-2 against the Serb. Safarova will play 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova who had to battle past...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Wins Thriller over Lucie Safarova to Advance at Sony Open

(March 22, 2014) Maria Sharapova was pushed hard by Lucie Safarova 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-2 in a three hour contest to move into the round of 16 at the Sony Open. The No. 4 seed won the match on her ninth match point over a pesky opponent, 56 minutes after her first match point, which came in the second set tiebreaker. Safarova saved 6 match points against Sharapova in the final game of...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus, Safarova win opening matches in Dubai

Venus Williams made good on the wild card she received into the Dubai Championships by posting a 6-3, 6-2 first-round win over Elena Vesnina of Russia on Monday. The 48th-ranked Williams made her first appearance in Dubai since she won her second straight title here in 2010. She'd missed the last three years either because of injury or Sjogren's Syndrome. ''I definitely...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sloane Stephens Crashes Out in Opening Round of Dubai

(February 17, 2014) DUBAI – World No. 18 Sloane Stephens is now winless (0-2) in non-major events this year following a 6-3, 7-5 loss to Lucie Safarova in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday. Last year Stephens also lost in the opening round of Dubai and last week, the American also fell in her first match in Doha last week. Stephens told media...
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February 17, 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

Czech Republic names Kvitova, Safarova to Fed Cup squad

The Czech Republic has named its highest ranked players on Wednesday to face Spain in next month first round of the Fed Cup. World No. 6 Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova, ranked 27th are expected to play the singles at the Feb 8-9 series on an outdoor clay-court in Seville. Kvitova was upset in the first round of the Australian Open by Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum while Safarova...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na Cruises into Australian Open Semis

(January 21, 2014) World No. 4 Li Na has moved into her fourth Australian Open semifinal in the last five years by crushing Flavia Pennetta 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday in Melbourne. After dismissing the two youngest competitors in the opening rounds of Melbourne, Li escaped the third round by saving a match point against Lucie Safarova. “After saving the match point, I think I got a lot...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova advances to Sydney semifinals with win over Safarova

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the Sydney International semifinals on Wednesday with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over fellow Czech player Lucie Safarova. Kvitova, the second seed, will play the winner of the quarterfinal between Italy's Sara Errani and Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova. In other women's play at the Australian Open warm-up tournament, defending...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results and Schedules for Luxembourg, Moscow, Stockholm and Vienna

  BGL BNP PARIBAS LUXEMBOURG OPEN Luxembourg, Luxembourg October 14-20, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Indoors Results – Monday, October 14, 2013 Singles – First Round (5) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 75 64 (8) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 63 Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 75 64 Annika Beck (GER) […]
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Safarova advances in Luxembourg Open

Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic defeated Peng Shuai of China 7-5, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Open. Safarova converted her only break point in the first set and added two more breaks in the second. In another first-round match, Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium beat Heather Watson of Britain 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. She broke seven times even though...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Safarova, Wickmayer advance in Luxembourg Open

Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic defeated Peng Shuai of China 7-5, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Open. Safarova converted her only break point in the first set and added two more breaks in the second. In another first-round match, Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium beat Heather Watson of Britain 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. She broke seven times even though...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Lucie Safarova Claims Quebec City Title

(September 15, 2013) Lucie Safarova won her fifth WTA title on Sunday by defeating sixth seed Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-3 for the Bell Challenge tournament in Quebec City. This is the Czech’s first tournament win since 2008 when she won at Forest Hills. “It was just about a few points today, but I was more […]
Via Tennis Panorama
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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