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TENNIS NEW YORK (AP) Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game against 81st-ranked American Vania King. Williams quickly put her rough start behind her and beat King 6-1, 6-0 in 56 minutes to reach the third round of the U.S . Open. While buzz around the tournament grounds...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams rolls past Vania King in second round of U.S. Open

  Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. And, yes, even a 17-time major champion such as Williams can lose in the early going at the sport's biggest tournaments, as she has repeatedly in 2014. Quickly putting behind a poor-serving start...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What was once trash now becomes memorabilia at Flushing Meadows

  In past U.S. Opens, it may have been the kind of stuff that was swept up and thrown away: Placards that identified players at news conferences. Banners hung from light poles. Towels players used to wipe away their sweat. Now, all of it -- the obscure and the obvious -- is collected as bits of sports memorabilia and sold in a kiosk under the stands of Court 11 at the Billie Jean...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

US OPEN SCENE: Serena's opponent sure can sing

NEW YORK (AP) She might have been out-hit by Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, but Vania King hit all the right notes at her news conference afterward. King, a 25-year-old based in Florida, studied music as a kid. In 2006, she performed ''America the Beautiful'' in Arthur Ashe Stadium before a tournament night session. So following King's 6-1, 6-0 loss the top-ranked Williams in...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams runs US Open win streak to 16

NEW YORK (AP) After three double-faults in her first service game, Serena Williams was in control the rest of the way and stretched her winning streak to 16 matches at the U.S. Open. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams needed only 56 minutes Thursday to beat 81st-ranked Vania King 6-1, 6-0 to reach the third round at Flushing Meadows. Five of Williams' 17 Grand Slam singles...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Demolishes Vania King in US Open Second Round

(August 28, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS - Serena Williams, getting over a poor serving start, demolished fellow American Vania King 6-1, 6-0 in the second round of US Open on Thursday. The win gives two-time defending US open champion Williams a 16-match win streak at the final major of the year. “I’ve been working really hard,” Williams said. “The results just hadn’t been coming...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

CiCi Bellis moves to bigger stage for second round at U.S. Open

  American teen CiCi Bellis returns to action at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996. The 15-year-old Californian, ranked 1,208th and playing not only in her first Grand Slam main draw but also her first tour-level event, will try to follow up her surprising victory over 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What to watch at US Open: Bellis, 15, back at it

NEW YORK (AP) American teen CiCi Bellis returns to action at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996. The 15-year-old Californian, ranked 1,208th and playing not only in her first Grand Slam main draw but also her first tour-level event, will try to follow up her surprising victory over 12th-seeded Dominika...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Madison Keys Claims First WTA Title with Win at Eastbourne

  #450994570 / gettyimages.com (June 21, 2014) Nineteen-year-old American Madison Keys won her first WTA tour title on Saturday defeating third seed Angelique Kerber 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 to win the Aegon International event at Eastbourne on Saturday, Keys is the first American to win the event since Chanda Rubin won back-to-back titles in 2002 and 2003, and she is also the youngest...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results Round-Up for April 11, 2014

CLARO OPEN COLSANITAS Bogotá, Colombia April 7-April 13, 2014 $250,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Friday, April 11, 2014 Singles – Quarterfinals (1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (Q) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 64 64 (5) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Romina Oprandi (SUI) 61 75 (6) Vania King (USA) d. Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) 76(4) 75 Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. (8) Lourdes...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results Round-Up for April 10, 2014

  COPA OPEN COLSANITAS Bogotá, Colombia April 7-April 13, 2014 $250,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Thursday, April 10, 2014 Singles – Second Round (1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (LL) Sofia Shapatava (GEO) 64 63 (5) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Danka Kovinic (MNE) 26 63 64 (Q) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) d. (7) Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 64 76(3) Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. Irina...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results Round-Up for April 8, 2014

  COPA OPEN COLSANITAS Bogotá, Colombia April 7-April 13, 2014 $250,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Singles – First Round Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) d. (2) Sloane Stephens (USA) 63 63 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. (4) Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 63 61 (5) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. (Q) Florencia Molinero (ARG) 63 64 (7) Paula Ormaechea (ARG) d...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Results Round-Up for April 7, 2014

COPA OPEN COLSANITAS Bogotá, Colombia April 7-April 13, 2014 $250,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Monday, April 7, 2014 Singles – First Round Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. (3) Karin Knapp (ITA) 63 76(4) (6) Vania King (USA) d. Tadeja Majeric (SLO) 61 75 (8) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) d. Teliana Pereira (BRA) 62 64 Alexandra Panova (RUS) d. Kristina Mladenovic...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Schiavone ousted in 1st round in Brazil, still winless in 2014

Fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 5-7 in the first round of the Brazil Cup on Monday, extending her winless streak to six matches this year. The former world No. 4 and 2010 French Open champion was broken five times by the unseeded Zahlavova Strycova, losing the match in 2 hours, 19 minutes. Schiavone,...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Schiavone ousted in 1st round in Brazil

Fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 5-7 in the first round of the Brazil Cup on Monday, extending her winless streak to six matches this year. The former world No. 4 and 2010 French Open champion was broken five times by the unseeded Zahlavova Strycova, losing the match in 2 hours, 19 minutes. Schiavone,...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Match: Vania King vs. Sara Errani on New Year’s Day From Shenzhen Open in China

by Terence Leong What happens when two top doubles players meet up against in other in singles? It happened in the second round of Shenzhen Open in China when Vania King, ranked No. 85 in singles and the 2010 Wimbledon and US Open doubles champion, faced Sara Errani, ranked No. 7 in singles and No. 1 in doubles, in a New Year’s Day confrontation. King prevailed in a grueling 2...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na, Peng Shuai advance to all-Chinese final at Shenzhen Open

Defending champion Li Na and Peng Shuai advanced Friday to set up an all-Chinese final at the Shenzhen Open. Top-seeded Li defeated Germany's Annika Beck 6-1, 6-3, while fifth-seeded Peng advanced in a walkover when American Vania King withdrew with a right thigh injury. ''It'll be a tough match tomorrow,'' Li said. ''We're quite familiar with each other and have improved a lot...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na tops Niculescu, advances to Shenzhen Open semifinals

Top-seeded Li Na advanced to the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open by beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 Thursday. Li, the defending champion, will next play Annika Beck of Germany. Beck defeated Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. Also advancing to the semifinals was fifth-seeded Peng Shuai of China. Peng beat Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-2 and...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na advances to Shenzhen Open quarterfinals

Top-seeded Li Na romped to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Ukraine's Nadiya Kichenok on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open. American Vania King also advanced, upsetting second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3, while Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria defeated third-seeded Czech Klara Zakopalova 7-6 (2), 6-4 in another second round upset. In other matches...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na Advances, Vania King Stuns Seed Sara Errani

Vania King playing Carlsbad (January 1, 2014) Top-seed and defending champion Li Na has moved into the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open moving past Ukraine’s Nadiya Kichenok 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday. American Vania King earned her first ever victory over a top-10 player when she upset No. 7 Sara Errani of Italy 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3. King will play Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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