BNP Paribas Open announces Wild Cards Which Include Americans Young, Sock, Harrison, Johnson, Duval and Townsend

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 – Former top five players Nadia Petrova and Vera Zvonareva; Americans Donald Young, Jack Sock, Ryan Harrison, Steve Johnson, Rhyne Williams, Coco Vandeweghe, Shelby Rogers, Vicky Duval and Taylor Townsend; and Donna Vekic and Belinda Bencic were granted wildcards into the main draws of the BNP Paribas Open, to be held March 3 – 16 at the Indian...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus wins opener in Doha

Venus Williams eased past Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to line up a second-round match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open on Monday. Williams was broken only once, when she led Martic 4-0. She has an up and down record so far this season, reaching the final in Auckland and losing in the first round at the Australian Open. Williams has won...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Doubles field set for TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships

  (October 4, 2013) The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced the complete doubles field for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships-Istanbul with the teams of Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik, Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai, and Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina securing their qualification. These players will join the previously qualified pair of Sara Errani […]
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss


The relationship between tennis and fashion evolves with each season, widening the game’s fashion landscape. The sport puts clothing on full display, prompting athletic wear brands to serve up fresh new styles at every tournament. Center court now doubles as a catwalk, with designs that range from conservative and classic to edgy and eccentric. While the apparel is performance...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Fila announces US Open tennis fashions. Ladies - in Heritage - first.

Fila-sponsored players on the WTA Tour will wear this sporty looking Heritage collection at the US Open. The line has echoes of 70s and 80s stripes with inspiration from Fila’s vast archives in Italy. I recall ski sweaters that had this look "back in the day." Ombre in shades of blue gives the collection a distinctly modern twist. Watch for the line on Jelena Jankovic...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Roland Garros Results for May 26, 2013

ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 9, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors   Results – Sunday, May 26, 2013 Women’s Singles – First Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 60 61 (5) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Arantxa Rus (NED) 61 62 Monica Puig (PUR) d. (11) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 36 75 64 (14) Ana [...]
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Azarenka brings new mindset to French Open

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Victoria Azarenka used to create the impression on court she was contending with more than an opponent. There seemed to be demons at play as well. Consider her fourth-round meltdown against Nadia Petrova at Wimbledon in 2009. She began mimicking her own movements before sarcastically shaking a linesperson's hand and telling...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Fila fashion @ Roland Garros 2013: Goerges, Jankovic and Petrova

TennisIDENTITY's preview of Roland Garros 2013 tennis fashion starts here with the looks Fila is serving up for Jelena Jankovic, Nadia Petrova and Julia Goerges. Pinkophiles will lean to their beloved bright but I for one am happy to see navy, a color that looks great on everyone. Fila's Summer 2013 Baseline collection is highlighted by artistic laser cut mesh that adds movement...
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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Madrid Open – Tuesday Results, Wednesday Schedule

  MUTUA MADRID OPEN Madrid, Spain May 4-12, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Women’s Singles – Second Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (WC) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 62 75 (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (Q) Christina Mchale (USA) 61 62 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (11) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 76(2) 46 [...]
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Stuttgart Gallery: Ivanovic, Lisicki, Petrova Through

STUTTGART (April 23, 2013) — Tuesday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix featured some great matchups as Ana Ivanovic defeated good friend and sometimes doubles partner Andrea Petkovic, 6-3, 6-2, No. 8 seed Nadia Petrova defeated German qualifier Dinah Pfizenmaier 7-6(2), 6-4, Sabine Lisicki overcame qualifier Nastassja Burnett 6-3, 6-4, and Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni defeated Elena...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Nadia Petrova Goes Back to the (Live Score)Board

While absent from Indian Wells’ TV coverage, Nadia Petrova posted impressive numbers during her win over No. 21 seed Julia Goerges. Growing up as a tennis fan in the mid 2000s, I remember staying up past 3AM watching matches played in Australia. I remember matches I’ve seen in person around, from New York to New Haven. But if there has been one constant through my tenure in tennis...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Russia, Japan tied 1-1 in Fed Cup after singles

Ayumi Morita beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 Saturday, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Russia in the Fed Cup event. Maria Kirilenko defeated veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the opening match. Four-time winner Russia played without Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva. In Sunday's singles, Kirilenko will face Morita and Makarova takes...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Russia, Japan tied 1-1 in Fed Cup 1st round

Ayumi Morita beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 Saturday, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Russia in the Fed Cup event. Maria Kirilenko defeated veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the opening match. Four-time winner Russia played without Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva. In Sunday's singles, Kirilenko will face Morita and Makarova takes...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Japan's Date-Krumm sets record at Australian Open

Now that she's 42, Kimiko Date-Krumm is older than some of her opponent's parents. Her memory is starting to get fuzzy, too. She can't remember whom she played when she last won a match at the Australian Open - but she remembers it was way back in 1996. On Tuesday, the Japanese veteran became the oldest woman to win a singles match at Melbourne Park when she beat No...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Back to the Future on the WTA Tour

By David Kane Weeks like the one the WTA Tour had at its Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria are a blatant mockery to the act of making predictions before they even begin. First of all, who predicted that Caroline Wozniacki, who started 2012 at No. 1, would find herself at a Year-End Championships for the Tour’s B-squad? The Dane, who now has more singles than Slam titles...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Petrova wins third WTA title of 2012

Nadia Petrova stunned top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-1 to win the Tournament of Champions on Sunday, clinching her third WTA title of the year. The second-seeded Russian broke Wozniacki twice in each set, taking control from the beginning through her booming serve and groundstrokes. It was Petrova's first win in the last five matches against the 11th-ranked Dane. Petrova...
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November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Petrova, Kirilenko win opening matches in Sofia

Russian duo Nadia Petrova and Maria Kirilenko earned straight-set victories Wednesday in their first group-stage matches at the Tournament of Champions. The second-seeded Petrova defeated No. 6 Zheng Jie 6-3, 6-3, handing her Chinese opponent a second loss in two days. In the other group match, the third-seeded Kirilenko beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6-1, 6-4. Pironkova broke for a 2...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Wozniacki beats Vinci to advance

Caroline Wozniacki defeated Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 6-1 Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions. It was the second win for the top-seeded Dane in the group-stage format after her victory over Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan on Tuesday. ''I played solid and served very well. I am pleased with my performance,'' Wozniacki said. Russian duo...
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October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

WTA Tournament of Champions Sofia Field Announced

SOFIA, BULGARIA (October 24, 2012) – Four of the world’s Top 16 ranked women, including former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki and former world No.3 Nadia Petrova will be among the eight-player field competing at the $750,000 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions Sofia, to be staged in Bulgaria’s capital city at the Arena Armeec from October 30–November 4, 2012. This marks...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Kirilenko and Petrova Claim Final Doubles Spot At TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA (October 20, 2012) – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced on Saturday that Russians Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova have claimed the final doubles place at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which will be staged at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. This final qualification rounds out an exceptional player field for the WTA...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Notes and Quotes From Tuesday at the China Open

BEIJING, China – A few of the more “notable” quotes from some of Tuesday’s news conferences at the China Open.   Li Na On finally defeating Nadia Petrova, Li Na was 0-6 against her before Tuesday’s 6-1, 6-2 win: I think that’s, you know, the charm in playing tennis.  Every day you can challenge yourself.  You are defeated consecutively, but it doesn’t mean you were...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Petrova Defeats Radwanska to Earn Tokyo Title

    Nadia Petrova captured her 12th career WTA title on Saturday by winning the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open over defending champion No. 3 Agniezska Radwanska in Tokyo. “After running out of gas in the second set, I don’t know where I found the strength and willpower to fight in the third set, but I did and it feels amazing,” Petrova said. This is the biggest tournament...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Radwanska and Petrova Move into Tokyo Final

TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN Tokyo, Japan September 23-29, 2012 $2,168,400/Premier Hard/Outdoors Results – Friday, September 28, 2012 Singles – Semifinals (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 61 61 (17) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. (8) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 64 62 Doubles – Semifinals (4) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) d. Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (GER/CZE) 16 61...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Radwanska, Petrova reach Tokyo final

Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland overpowered Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-1 Friday to reach the final of Pan Pacific Open. Russia's Nadia Petrova beat Sam Stosur of Australia 6-4, 6-2 in the other semifinal. The third-seeded Radwanska faced little resistance against Kerber, who advanced to the semis after top-ranked Victoria Azarenka withdrew Thursday...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Petrova claims Pan Pacific title

Russia's Nadia Petrova beat defending champion Agnieska Radwanska 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 on Saturday to win the Pan Pacific Open. Radwanska double faulted twice in the eighth game of the last set when Petrova broke the Pole to go ahead 5-3 before winning the match in the next game with a smash to the corner. Petrova won her 12th career title and for the first time in her career beat...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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