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U.S. Open women's preview: Can anyone stop Serena?

The U.S. Open has arrived. The story of the tournament will be Serena Williams’ attempt to complete the calendar Grand Slam, which has not been done since 1988. She’s the overwhelming favorite to win the tournament. She’s won the Open for three years running, so New York has been a happy hunting ground for her. She’ll undoubtedly feel some pressure attempting this historic...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Citi Open Tennis Tournament Nears Quarterfinal Rounds in Washington DC

As the tennis season waits for the fourth and final Major championship in Queens, New York, big-time players from the ATP Tour have been playing in our nation’s capital at the Citi Open, benefiting the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. The field for the Citi Open certainly doesn’t lack star power, as Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic, John Isner, Richard Gasquet...
Via Attacking The Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Knapp beats top-seeded Errani to reach Gastein Ladies final

BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Karin Knapp outlasted top-seeded Sara Errani 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5 to set up a final against Australia's Samantha Stosur at the Gastein Ladies on Sunday. The all-Italian match was moved from Saturday because of rain. The final will be played later Sunday. The 43rd-ranked Knapp rallied from 3-0 down to take the opening set in a tiebreaker. Errani, who is ranked...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Stosur beats Schmiedlova to reach Gastein Ladies final

BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Samantha Stosur reached her second final of the season after winning the last five games to beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-1, 7-5 at the Gastein Ladies on Saturday. The 23rd-ranked Australian, who won her seventh career title in Strasbourg in May, will play top-seeded Sara Errani or fellow Italian Karin Knapp in Sunday's final. The second...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Stosur, Schmiedlova reach semifinals at Gastein Ladies

BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Samantha Stosur advance to her second semifinal of the season by beating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-3, 6-2 Friday at the Gastein Ladies. The second-seeded Australian, who won her seventh career title in Strasbourg in May, avoided break points to set up a semifinal match against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia. A week after winning in Bucharest...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Friedsam retires with ankle injury at Gastein Ladies

BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) German tennis player Anna-Lena Friedsam was carried off the court on a stretcher after spraining her ankle while leading Klara Koukalova of Czech Republic 6-1, 4-0 in the first round of the Gastein Ladies on Monday. Tournament organizers had no immediate update on Friedsam's injury. The 21-year-old German reached a career-high 73rd on this week's WTA rankings...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Strycova advances in Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Third-seeded Barbora Strycova beat Grace Min of the United States 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Swedish Open. It was Strycova's fifth appearance at Bastad and the Czech player next faces Russia's Evgeniya Rodina. Two other seeded players, Carina Witthoeft and Tatjana Maria, both made early exits. Fifth-seeded Witthoeft started well but...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Day 6: Matches to Watch

The first week of the 2015 French Open is nearing an end. In recent years the top men have made it through the early stages of majors with ease, while some of the top women have been prone to upsets. That pattern seems to be continuing this year. Three of the top six seeded women have been upset, including one of the heavy favorites, Simona Halep. So what will tomorrow bring? Let’s...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova sets up meeting with Stosur at French Open

PARIS (AP) Maria Sharapova will get an early test in her bid for a third French Open title. The defending champion, who has been battling a cold, limited her mistakes to just eight unforced errors as she beat Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. Sharapova advanced to a third-round match against 2010 French Open finalist Samantha Stosur. The Australian...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Stosur wins first title this year in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur rallied to beat Kristina Mladenovic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Strasbourg International on Saturday, claiming her first title of the year. The 26th-ranked Stosur, a former French Open runner-up, is returning to form after reuniting last month with former coach David Taylor. Before Strasbourg, where she won a seventh career...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Stosur defeats Stephens to reach final in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to her first final this season with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens at the Strasbourg International Friday. Stosur, a former French Open finalist, is hitting form at the right time, with the clay-court Grand Slam tournament starting on Sunday at Roland Garros. Next up for Stosur will be Kristina Mladenovic, who...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seed Keys withdraws from Strasbourg; Stephens into semis

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys withdrew from the Strasbourg International on Thursday because of an elbow injury, giving French player Kristina Mladenovic a walkover into the semifinals. Keys, who rallied from one set and 5-0 down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0) on Wednesday, pulled out as a precautionary measure ahead of the French Open...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Stosur advances to face Tomljanovic in Strasbourg International quarters

STRASBOURG, France -- Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International with a walkover after opponent Lesia Tsurenko withdrew with a back injury on Tuesday. Stosur, a former finalist at the French Open, will next play Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Shelby Rogers 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2. Also, Sloane Stephens lost only five points on her first serve...
Via AP on Fox
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Stosur advances to Strasbourg International quarterfinals

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International with a walkover after opponent Lesia Tsurenko withdrew with a back injury on Tuesday. Stosur, a former finalist at the French Open, will next play Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Shelby Rogers 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2. Also, Sloane Stephens lost only five points on her first...
Via AP on Fox
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Netherlands and Australia 1-1

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Casey Dellacqua, a late replacement for the injured Samantha Stosur, beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets to draw Australia level with the Netherlands after the first day Saturday of their Fed Cup World Group playoff. Australia, a losing semifinalist last year, suffered a setback before the tie even started when former U.S. Open champion Stosur pulled...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Fast Five With Samantha Stosur

What’s your favorite cell phone app right now? I just seem to be using the WhatsApp one a lot and the Go Pro App.  What’s that?  You can link your camera and sync it through WiFi.  Have you ever heard the term binge-watching?  No.  It’s when you watch a show for several hours at a time. I haven’t done that. If you weren’t a tennis player, what would be your...
Via Onthegotennis
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki beats Stosur in 3 to advance in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Caroline Wozniacki served for the match three times before finally beating Samantha Stosur 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 Tuesday in the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The third-seeded Dane led 5-2 in the third set but struggled to close it out. ''They do say third time lucky, right?'' Wozniacki said. ''I was hoping for that.'' Wozniacki has been...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Germany beats Australia to reach Fed Cup semifinals

  Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber both won Sunday for Germany to advance to the Fed Cup semifinals at Australia's expense with an insurmountable 3-1 lead in their World Group tie. Petkovic defeated Jarmila Gajdosova 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 in just under two hours to set up a semifinal against Russia, which defeated Poland in Krakow. Earlier, Kerber needed 1 hour, 27 minutes to beat Australian...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Samantha Stosur – The Tim Tebow of Women’s Tennis

  Australian Samantha Stosur was knocked out of the Australian Open today, but she became famous around the world as the muscular women’s tennis player who has a sculpted upper body. Stosur, 30, isn’t new to the WTA. She has six career tour titles and won the 2011 U.S. Open. But it was the above photo from Getty photographer Cameron Spencer that put Stosur on the Internet’s...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wozniacki out of Sydney International with wrist injury

SYDNEY (AP) Caroline Wozniacki's Australian Open preparations took a hit on Monday when she was forced to withdraw from her first-round match at the Sydney International with a wrist injury. Wozniacki had dropped the first set to Barbora Zahlavova Styrcova of the Czech Republic 6-4 and was tied at 1-1 in the second set when she walked to the net and indicated she couldn't continue...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Samantha Stosur survives first-round marathon match in Sydney

  Australia's Samantha Stosur overcame her home-crowd jitters to rally for a 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3 win over Lucie Safarova in the first round of the Sydney International on Monday. Stosur has long struggled to match her other Grand Slam results -- including a win at the 2011 U.S. Open -- at her home major, the Australian Open, as well as other tournaments Down Under. Last week, she...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Stosur prevails in 1st round marathon match in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) Australia's Samantha Stosur overcame her home-crowd jitters to rally for a 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3 win over Lucie Safarova in the first round of the Sydney International on Monday. Stosur has long struggled to match her other Grand Slam results - including a win at the 2011 U.S. Open - at her home major, the Australian Open, as well as other tournaments Down Under. Last week...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Muguruza beats Makarova at Tournament of Champions

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Garbine Muguruza's perfect serve helped her to a surprise 6-2, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Wednesday. The WTA's rising star from Spain, who replaced the injured Samantha Stosur, needed just 69 minutes to cruise past the Russian favorite. ''She played very aggressive...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Muguruza beats Makarova at WTA Tournament of Champions

  Garbine Muguruza's perfect serve helped her to a surprise 6-2, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Wednesday. The WTA's rising star from Spain, who replaced the injured Samantha Stosur, needed just 69 minutes to cruise past the Russian favorite. In the Sredets group, Andrea Petkovic of...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Stosur reaches semifinals at Japan Women's Open

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Defending champion Samantha Stosur advanced to the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open by beating Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-1 Friday. Stosur, a two-time champion in Osaka, had nine aces. She will next face third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, who beat Lauren Davis of United States 6-2, 6-4. American teenager Madison Keys, one of the favorites for...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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