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Nick Kyrgios gives Australian team win at Hopman Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Nick Kyrgios broke Alexander Zverev's service at 3-3 in the deciding set for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win Sunday, giving his Australia Green team the winning edge over Germany at the Hopman Cup. Earlier, Russian-born Daria Gavrilova beat Sabine Lisicki 6-2, 6-2 to give the Australian side the early lead in the mixed teams tournament, part of the Australian Open...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Sabine Lisicki to sit out rest of season with knee injury

BERLIN (AP) Sabine Lisicki says she will sit out the rest of the tennis season to heal a knee injury. The 2013 Wimbledon runner-up last played at the U.S. Open and lost to Simona Halep in the fourth round. Lisicki wrote on her Facebook page that she's been struggling with the injury before and during the U.S. Open. She did not specify which knee was injured. Despite getting treatment...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggest upsets in women’s tennis history

  Roberta Vinci did the unthinkable and pulled off one of the biggests upset in women’s tennis history when she beat Serena Williams in the semifinals of the US Open on Friday. Vinci by her own admission did not think winning the match was possible. She said she wasn’t even thinking of victory when she woke up in the morning the day of the match. She was 33 years old, unseeded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona Halep and an allowance for the unexpected

It was supposed to be Victoria Azarenka’s time again. At least, it felt as though the one nicknamed “Vika” was in great position to record a victory on Wednesday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Azarenka has stood up to Serena Williams better than anyone else on the WTA Tour over the past three years, certainly in the most important matches. A two-time major champion, Azarenka...
Via Bloguin Best
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona Halep and an allowance for the unexpected

It was supposed to be Victoria Azarenka’s time again. At least, it felt as though the one nicknamed “Vika” was in great position to record a victory on Wednesday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Azarenka has stood up to Serena Williams better than anyone else on the WTA Tour over the past three years, certainly in the most important matches. A two-time major champion, Azarenka...
Via Attacking The Net
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Glorious suffering, screaming ironies, and Simona Halep’s classroom

Anyone who has played tennis with at least some desire to win a match — no matter how relaxed or recreational the setting — could relate to what Simona Halep was going through on Monday afternoon at the U.S. Open. No one who has played tennis in a purely recreational context could possibly relate to what Simona Halep was enduring inside Louis Armstrong Stadium in her match against...
Via Bloguin Best
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Glorious suffering, screaming ironies, and Simona Halep’s classroom

Anyone who has played tennis with at least some desire to win a match — no matter how relaxed or recreational the setting — could relate to what Simona Halep was going through on Monday afternoon at the U.S. Open. No one who has played tennis in a purely recreational context could possibly relate to what Simona Halep was enduring inside Louis Armstrong Stadium in her match against...
Via Attacking The Net
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

After lengthy rain delay, Venus blown out in Rogers Cup first round in Toronto

  After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany's Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 Monday night in their first-round match at the Rogers Cup. "I really had an off day," Williams said. "It was definitely a long wait and tough to not warm up. My opponent and I were under the same conditions, and she played really well." Rain washed out most of the matches scheduled...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams ousted in 1st round at Rogers Cup

TORONTO (AP) After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany's Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 Monday night in their first-round match at the Rogers Cup. Rain washed out most of the matches scheduled in the women's half of the draw, and Williams and Lisicki didn't take the court until after 10 p.m. When they did, the 14th-seeded Williams wasn't sharp, giving away...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabine Lisicki: 22 Hottest Photos On The Internet

Tennis star Sabine Lisicki aka “Bina Boom Boom” is one of the most popular women’s tennis players in the WTA, offering not only a powerful...
Via COED
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Women’s Draw Analysis

The women’s draw for Wimbledon was announced Friday morning. Here it is: And here is the full women's draw for #Wimbledon. Let the games begin!! (In three days) pic.twitter.com/g3Uel4HfCO — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 The first thing which stands out about the women’s draw is that the bottom half is a vast green field (word choice intentional, since this...
Via Bloguin Best
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Women’s Draw Analysis

The women’s draw for Wimbledon was announced Friday morning. Here it is: And here is the full women's draw for #Wimbledon. Let the games begin!! (In three days) pic.twitter.com/g3Uel4HfCO — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 The first thing which stands out about the women’s draw is that the bottom half is a vast green field (word choice intentional, since this...
Via Attacking The Net
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pliskova, Kerber to meet in WTA Birmingham final

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reached her first grass-court final when she beat Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-2, 7-6 (6) in the Aegon Classic on Saturday. Pliskova's final hurdle will be Angelique Kerber, who won the other semifinal against German compatriot Sabine Lisicki, the former Wimbledon finalist, 6-3, 6-3. The sixth-seeded Pliskova and...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Halep loses to Mladenovic in quarterfinals at Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep lost 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (4) Friday in a back-and-forth match against Krisytina Mladenovic of France in the quarterfinals of the Aegon Classic. Mladenovic was outplayed in the first set but then won the second in only 20 minutes as Halep imploded with five double-faults. She failed to serve out the match at 5-3 in the third, but clinched...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Former champs Lisicki, Hantuchova set up Birmingham quarter

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) A day after hitting a WTA Tour-record 27 aces, Sabine Lisicki produced another powerful performance which carried her into the Aegon Classic quarterfinals on Thursday and a chance to regain the title. The U.S.-based German delivered a battery of heavy groundstrokes and more unstoppable serves in beating 2009 champion Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6 (7), 6-4. Lisicki...
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Women's preview: Who will make the quarters?

By Melanie Schumilas The road to the Roland Garros on the women’s side has proved to be as sporadic as ever. Serena Williams lost her first match of the season at Madrid to Petra Kvitova (who she had previously never lost to). After a stellar season that has included three titles thus far, Simona Halep was turned back in the first round of Madrid. And after a small stretch...
Via isportsweb.com
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic retires with injury at Nuremberg Cup

  Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic retired with an injury during her opening match at the Nuremberg Cup on Monday, while fellow Germans Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki advanced to the second round at the clay-court tournament. Petkovic retired when she was 5-0 down to Julia Putintseva of Kazakhstan with what appeared to be a right thigh problem. Earlier, the second-seeded Kerber defeated...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Germans Kerber, Lisicki advance at Nuremberg Cup

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) German players Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki advanced to the second round of the Nuremberg Cup by winning their opening matches at the clay-court tournament on Monday. The second-seeded Kerber defeated Rebecca Peterson of Sweden 7-5, 6-4 and the third-seeded Lisicki defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-4, 7-5. Kerber next faces the Czech Republic...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabine Lisicki crashes out 6-0, 6-0 against Zarina Diyas

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Zarina Diyas routed Germany's Fed Cup player and former Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. Kazakhstan's top player had lost in the first round of her previous two tournaments, but brushed aside Lisicki in 64 minutes on the indoor clay in Stuttgart. Diyas is ranked No. 32, while Lisicki is...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Russia rallies from 2-0 deficit to beat Germany in Fed Cup semis

  Russia reached the Fed Cup final Sunday, sealing victory at home over Germany in the last doubles rubber. Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won 6-2, 6-3 against Andrea Petkovic and Sabine Lisicki to stop a German comeback that had seen them bounce back from 2-0 down in the best-of-five tie after Saturday's play. Russia's win sets up a match with defending champion the...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Russia-Germany semifinal heats up in singles

SOCHI, Russia -- Russia and Germany's Fed Cup semifinal headed to a decisive doubles rubber Sunday after Angelique Kerber thrashed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Playing for the first time in the best-of-five World Group tie and needing to win to keep Germany in the semifinal, Kerber swept Russia's Pavlyuchenkova away in a 6-1, 6-0 win that lasted just 52 minutes. ''I knew I had to go...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams earns 700th win to reach Miami Open semis

  Seven-time champion Serena Williams overcame some shaky play Wednesday for her 700th career victory, beating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the Miami Open. Williams won despite an unreliable serve, a poor second set and 51 unforced errors. The victory was her 16th in a row on Key Biscayne, where she's the two-time defending champion. The No. 1-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Indian Wells WTA Review: A Tale Of Things Timeless, Tenacious And Temporary

For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But how you played the Game. – Grantland Rice * Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. – Red Sanders * The two above quotes — one from a giant in American sportswriting from the first half of the 20th century, the other from a succesful American college football...
Via Attacking The Net
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Indian Wells WTA Review: A Tale Of Things Timeless, Tenacious And Temporary

For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But how you played the Game. – Grantland Rice * Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. – Red Sanders * The two above quotes — one from a giant in American sportswriting from the first half of the 20th century, the other from a succesful American college football...
Via Bloguin Best
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wozniacki cruises to straight-sets win in 1st round at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki avoided a repeat of her last appearance at the Malaysian Open - a first-round loss - by dispatching Chinese qualifier Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday. Wozniacki was bounced out in her Malaysian debut two years ago, but took no chances this time with an early break., and kept rolling. No. 2-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany and...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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