Giorgi, Knapp advance to semifinals in Linz

LINZ, Austria (AP) Camila Giorgi defeated Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-3, 7-5 at the Generali Ladies on Friday to set up an all-Italian semifinal against Karin Knapp. Giorgi, who is ranked 42nd, dominated the opening set and recovered from losing three straight games early in the second to reach her third semifinal of the season. The 59th-ranked Knapp defeated Tsvetana Pironkova...
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Stefanie Voegele edges Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in General Ladies opener

  Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland won the last three games to edge sixth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (4), 7-5 in the opening round of the Generali Ladies on Monday. Voegele will next play Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia, who saved 10 of 16 break points to defeat Annika Beck of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-4. Also, Marina Erakovic of New Zealand defeated eighth...
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Erakovic, Schmiedlova reach 2nd round in Linz

LINZ, Austria (AP) Marina Erakovic of New Zealand defeated eighth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Generali Ladies. The Croatian-born Erakovic hit eight aces and improved to 4-1 against Garcia. In other first-round play, Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia saved 10 of 16 break points to defeat Annika Beck of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-4...
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2004 US Open champ Kuznetsova loses in 1st round

NEW YORK (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova lost her first-round match at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2005, the year she was the tournament's defending champion. Kuznetsova, seeded 20th this time, was beaten 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Tuesday by 82nd-ranked Marina Erakovic of New Zealand. ''It's disappointing, it's shocking, to lose (in the) first round,''...
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August 26, 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

  ABIERTO MEXICANO TELCEL Acapulco, México February 24-March 1, 2014 $250,000/International Hard/Outdoors WTA Results – Thursday, February 27, 2014 Singles – Quarterfinals (1) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 64 75 Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. (2) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 36 64 61 Christina McHale (USA) d. (3) Kaia Kanepi (EST) 61 26 64 (8) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d....
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis – Results Round-Up for February 24, 2014

ABIERTO MEXICANO TELCEL Acapulco, México Hard/Outdoors Results – Monday, February 24, 2014 WTA Singles – First Round Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) d. (4) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 61 63 (6) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. (WC) Tornado Black (USA) 64 75 Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (7) Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 36 76(5) 64 Marina Erakovic (NZL) d. (WC) Ana Sofía Sánchez (MEX) 62 62 Christina...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup Results for February 6, 2014

(February 6, 2014) The latest results from Fed Cup  Americas Zone Group I, Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Groups I and III.   Five Zone Group events are taking place this week: Europe/Africa Zone Group I in Budapest, Hungary (4-9 February); Americas Zone Group I in Lambare, Paraguay (5-8 February); Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II in Astana, Kazakhstan...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hantuchova advances at Open GDF Suez to meet Sharapova

Daniela Hantuchova will face top seed Maria Sharapova in the second round of the Open GDF Suez after beating Marina Erakovic on Tuesday. Hantuchova was leading 6-3, 3-0, and looked set for a straight-sets victory before Erakovic retired without citing a specified reason. Sharapova leads Hantuchova 8-1 in their head-to-heads, with the Slovak's only win against the four-time...
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January 27, 2014  |  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 […]
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Safarova wins first title in 5 years

Lucie Safarova beat No. 6 seed Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in the finals of the Bell Challenge, claiming her first WTA Tour title in five years. The third-seeded Czech, who is ranked 36th in the world and hadn't won a championship since Forest Hills in 2008, earned the fifth WTA title of her career. ''It was just about a few points today," Safarova said...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Safarova to meet Erakovic in Bell Challenge final

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied to beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the final of the Bell Challenge on Saturday. Safarova, the No. 3 seed, will face sixth-seeded Marina Erakovic in Sunday's final after the New Zealander beat American Christina McHale 6-4, 6-3 in the other semifinal. Erakovic won eight straight games at one point. She...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Safarova and Erakovic to Meet in Quebec City Final

BELL CHALLENGE Québec City, Canada September 9-15, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Indoors Results – Saturday, September 14, 2013 Singles – Semifinals (3/WC) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (5) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 36 63 62 (6) Marina Erakovic (NZL) d. Christina McHale (USA) 64 63 Doubles – Semifinals (1) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Falconi/Tatishvili (USA/GEO) 36 64 107 (Match TB) […]
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Christina McHale of US reaches semis in Quebec

Christina McHale advanced to the semifinals of the Bell Challenge, rallying to beat Polona Hercog of Slovenia 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Friday night. The American will face Marina Erakovic of New Zealand on Saturday with a chance to reach the finals. Erakovic beat Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia 2-6, 6-1, 7-5. Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard also advanced to the semis by beating Kristina...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Erakovic, Hercog and McHale Move Into Last Eight of Québec City

  CHALLENGE BELL Québec City, Canada September 9-15, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Singles – Second Round (6) Marina Erakovic (NZL) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 62 61 Christina McHale (USA) d. (8) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 26 76(7) 63 Polona Hercog (SLO) d. (Q) Julie Coin (FRA) 60 62 Singles – […]
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Seeds Advance in Québec City

CHALLENGE BELL Québec City, Canada September 9-15, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Monday, September 9, 2013 Singles – First Round (6) Marina Erakovic (NZL) d. Mallory Burdette (USA) 57 76(4) 63 (8) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. (WC) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 63 64 Christina McHale (USA) d. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 62 61 Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) d. […]
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Quebec City – Monday Schedule

CHALLENGE BELL Québec City, Canada September 9-15, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Order Of Play – Monday, September 9, 2013 Court Bell (from 11.00hrs) 1. Melanie Oudin vs. Madison Brengle (Singles Q Final) 2. Christina McHale vs. Tamira Paszek (NB 12.00hrs) 3. Mallory Burdette vs. Marina Erakovic 4. Dabrowski/Fichman vs. Barrois/Daniilidou 5. Aleksandra Wozniak vs....
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Suarez Navarro wins opener

Carla Suarez Navarro used a strong return game for a 6-4, 6-3 win over Sachie Ishizu in the first round of the Southern California Open on Tuesday. The eighth-seeded Spaniard took advantage of Ishizu's serve by breaking her on both opportunities in the first set, then breaking her serve four more times in the second set to advance. Suarez Navarro, the only seeded player in...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Fashion Review: Fila Introduces Stylish, Durable and Comfortable New Tennis Shoe, The Sentinel

(June 21, 2013) Long time tennis and sports brand Fila has just released its first tennis shoe in years, the Sentinel, and we at Tennis Grandstand were given a sneak peak into the brand’s newest creation. Fila has marketed the Sentinel as a “modern silhouette with comfort, durability and traction in mind and engineered to endure the rigors of match play” for all levels of tennis...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Sloane Stephens Triumphs in the Bullring at Roland Garros

By Ros Satar (June 1, 2013) PARIS – USA’s Sloane Stephens came through a tight three-setter, against Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3.   In a court that looked more like a bull-ring with two gladiatrices battering the fluff of innocent tennis balls, Stephens picked up her pace after losing a grueling 2nd [...]
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephens of US in 4th round in Paris for 2nd time

Sloane Stephens of the United States reached the French Open's fourth round for the second consecutive year with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory Saturday over 92nd-ranked Marina Erakovic, who was penalized a point in the third set for getting coached. The 17th-seeded Stephens won the last three games against Erakovic, the first woman from New Zealand to get to the third round in...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Erakovic beats Cibulkova in French Open

Marina Erakovic became the first woman from New Zealand to reach the third round of the French Open by defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 on Thursday. The 92nd-ranked Erakovic hit 38 winners to only 17 for the 16th-seeded Cibulkova. She will next face 17th-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States. Erakovic's run at Roland Garros matches her best showing...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltacha’s Comeback Trail

By Ros Satar (May 28, 2013) You could be forgiven for thinking you were sitting in another first round winner’s news conference, but the joy of being able to compete at the top tier was evident for Elena Baltacha, despite a 6-2, 6-0 defeat to Marina Erakovic.   Elena Baltacha has been through more in [...]
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Portugal Open – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedule

PORTUGAL OPEN Oeiras, Portugal April 29-May 5, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Monday, April 29, 2013 Women’s Singles – First Round (4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 63 60 (5) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 62 26 61 (WC) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (6) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 67(2) 63 [...]
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

6th-seeded Paire advances at Portugal Open

Sixth-seeded Benoit Paire of France beat Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands 7-6 (5), 6-3 Monday in the opening round of the Portugal Open. The top three men's seeded players, led by David Ferrer, have first-round byes in the clay-court tournament. In the women's event, fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain overcame New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 6-3, 6-0. Svetlana...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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