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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...
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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...
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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...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Japan Women's Open: Stosur advances as Gajdosova retires with injury

OSAKA, Japan -- Defending champion Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open on Thursday when Jarmila Gajdosova retired with an injury while training 7-6 (4), 1-0. The top-seeded Stosur will next face Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Also, Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan beat Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 6-0, 6-1, Lauren Davis of the United States defeated...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Samantha Stosur advances at Japan Women's Open

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Defending champion Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open on Thursday when Jarmila Gajdosova retired with an injury while training 7-6 (4), 1-0. The top-seeded Stosur will next face Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Also, Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan beat Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 6-0, 6-1, Lauren Davis of the United States defeated...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams out of China Open with injury

BEIJING (AP) Defending champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the China Open with a left knee injury. The top-ranked Williams had been due to face Australian Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals on Friday. Playing with strapping on her knee, the American beat Lucie Safarova 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 in the third round Thursday evening and then skipped her post-match press conference because...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wang reaches semifinals at Guangzhou Open

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Chinese wild-card entry Yafan Wang advanced to the semifinals of the Guangzhou Open by beating Kai-Lin Zhang 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Thursday. Wang had eliminated top-seeded Samantha Stosur in the first round and will next face Monica Niculescu in the semifinals. Niculescu has yet to drop a set in the tournament, and beat Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st round

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Samantha Stosur was the most notable among the five seeds to lose in first-round action at the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday. The 2011 U.S. Open champion fell to Chinese wild card Wang Yafan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Stosur won only two of her 11 break points, while Wang, ranked 251st, 231 spots below Stosur, took four of her six chances. Also ousted were No. 3 Sloane...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former champ Samantha Stosur out at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Former champion Samantha Stosur is out at the U.S. Open. The 24th-seeded Australian lost to Kaia Kanepi 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8) in the second round Thursday. Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open title, holds the distinction as the last woman to beat Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows. Williams has won the past two titles and on Thursday extended her winning streak at the...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Flipkens No Fluke

Flipkens photo by Cristiano Andujar/Foto Arena By Jack Cunniff (August 21, 2014) NEW HAVEN – Samantha Stosur continued to improve her 2014 form with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 quarterfinal win over Kirsten Flipkens in the Connecticut Open. It was a competitive match throughout, with Stosur pulling ahead at the end by capturing the final three games. But she had her hands full with Flipkens...
Via Tennis Panorama
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former U.S. Open Champ Tries to Recapture Form at Connecticut Open

#453783546 / gettyimages.com   By Jack Cunniff (August 18, 2014) NEW HAVEN – It has been a tough summer for Samantha Stosur. The Australian, who won the U.S. Open Ladies Singles Championship in 2011, suffered three straight opening round losses in Eastbourne, Wimbledon, and Stanford. The loss in Stanford was a low point, as she fell to a Japanese qualifier, Naomi Osaka, who was...
Via Tennis Panorama
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Loves The Chase

by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – A finalist last year, Serena Williams made a successful, but tense debut at the 2014 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. With a slight edge in two tie-breaks, she defeated Australia’s Samantha Stosur: 7-6 (7), 7-6 (7). “It’s been really good to play such close matches and then come out on top even though I’m defeated and then down....
Via Onthegotennis
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Roland Garros Week 1 Review: The Top 10 WTA Stories

The first week of a major typically concerns the undercard matchups and the floaters in the draw, the players who unexpectedly reach the second week. However, whenever a big name in the sport is knocked out of the bracket, that’s a headline development, and at the women’s Roland Garros tournament, we saw a number of highly-seeded casualties. The past week of results has paved...
Via Bloguin Best
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Roland Garros Week 1 Review: The Top 10 WTA Stories

The first week of a major typically concerns the undercard matchups and the floaters in the draw, the players who unexpectedly reach the second week. However, whenever a big name in the sport is knocked out of the bracket, that’s a headline development, and at the women’s Roland Garros tournament, we saw a number of highly-seeded casualties. The past week of results has paved...
Via Attacking The Net
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Samantha Stosur is still as jacked as ever

Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur advanced to the fourth round of the French Open on Friday with a win over Dominika Cibulkova. She also reminded all those in attendance and watching the match at home that she can still bench press more than you. As LB pointed out a long, long time ago, Stosur is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Internazionali BNL d’Italia Rome Results and Schedule

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA Rome, Italy May 12-18, 2014 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Thursday, May 15, 2014 WTA Singles – Third Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 61 62 (2) Li Na (CHN) d. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 63 61 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 61 (6) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (12) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 62 63 (11) Ana Ivanovic...
Via Tennis Panorama
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis – WTA Results and Schedules for Charleston and Monterrey

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP Charleston, USA March 31-April 6, 2014 $710,000/Premier Green Clay/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Singles – Second Round Jana Cepelova (SVK) d. (1) Serena Williams (USA) 64 64 (6) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. (Q) Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 62 60 (7) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 63 57 61 Teliana Pereira (BRA) d. (8) Sorana Cirstea (ROU...
Via Tennis Panorama
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Stars and National Associations Prepare for World Tennis Day

(February 24, 2014) The ITF’s member National Associations will join some of the world’s leading tennis stars in celebrating the second World Tennis Day on Monday 3 March. World Tennis Day aims to promote tennis and increase participation among players around the globe, with over 60 nations already confirmed to take part.   This year’s World Tennis Day will be centred around...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Australia blanks Russia to end 2 decades out of semis

Samantha Stosur beat Victoria Kan 6-2 6-3 Sunday to give Australia a winning 3-0 lead over Russia in their Fed Cup World Group tie, lifting the Australians into the semifinals for the first time in 20 years. Stosur, the world No. 16 and former US Open champion, had too much power for 158th-ranked Kan, winning 24 of 25 points on first serve. Russia altered its lineup to send the...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Power in Pink: Samantha Stosur to wear new ASICS tennis at the Australian Open.

Bubble gum to roses, a girl's love of pink just grows more sophisticated. Sam Stosur will wear it at the Australian Open in its most powerful glory. Above, her new tennis dress by ASICS. It offers seamless design and slim fit in an all performance fabrication. A racerback provides for free range of motion. Pretty ehh? Added are a lightweight ASICS Shield Visor and Gel-Resolution...
Via Tennis Identity
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 10, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 10, 2014 AUCKLAND RESULTS – FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 2014 Singles – Semifinals Y Lu (TPE) d [1] D Ferrer (ESP) 64 76(4) [3] J Isner (USA) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 36 76(2) 64 Doubles – Semi-finals [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) 64 60 [2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA) d E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA)...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 9, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 9, 2014 AUCKLAND RESULTS – THURSDAY, 9 JANUARY 2014 Singles – Quarter-finals [1] D Ferrer (ESP) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 63 57 64 [3] J Isner (USA) d [5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 67(4) 76(4) 76(5) Y Lu (TPE) d [LL] S Johnson (USA) 64 64 R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [WC] J Sock (USA) 61 63 Doubles – Quarter-finals [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stosur, del Potro advance after tough wins in Aussie Open warmups

Former U.S. Open champions Juan Martin del Potro and Samantha Stosur rallied to win their second-round matches against tough French opponents Wednesday at Australian Open warm-up tournaments. Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Sydney International, while Stosur saved two match points and eked out a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7) win over Kristina Mladenovic at the Hobart International...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Duval and Vickery Move into Final of the USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs

    Sachia Vickery (December 21, 2013) NORCROSS, Ga. – A pair of 18-year olds in  Sachia Vickery and Vicky Duval will play each other Sunday for a main draw wild card into January’s Australian Open. Each advanced to the final of the Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs at Life Time Athletic at Peachtree Corners. Vickery defeated Grace Min, 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-4, and Duval took out...
Via Tennis Panorama
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs Roundup for Friday, December 20, 2013

Steve Johnson (December 20, 2013) NORCROSS, Ga.  – Denis Kudla and Steve Johnson are still on the outside looking in, hoping 2014 is a year their perspectives change for good.   Kudla and Johnson, both of whom spent time in the Top 100 this summer, each won their opening matches in the 2013 Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs, pocketing the first of three victories needed here...
Via Tennis Panorama
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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