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Petkovic to play doubles for Germany in Fed Cup semifinals

MOSCOW (AP) Germany has surprisingly left its two highest ranked players to play only doubles when the team faces Russia in the Fed Cup semifinals. Eleventh-ranked Andrea Petkovic and No. 14 Angelique Kerber were named in Sunday's doubles team to face Vera Zvonareva and Elena Vesnina. In singles, 63rd-ranked Julia Goerges will start Germany's challenge on Saturday against Svetlana...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Defending champ Ivanovic rolls into Monterrey Open quarters

  Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-2. Ivanovic will face France's Kristina Mladenovic, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Russia's Vera Zvonareva in the hard-court event at Sierra Madre Tennis Club. Second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy and eighth-seeded Magdalena...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rybarikova outlasts Hercog in Monterrey Open

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Eighth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia outlasted Polona Hercog of Slovenia of 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (9) on Wednesday night in the second round of the Monterrey Open. France's Kristina Mladenovic also advanced in the hard-court event at Sierra Madre Tennis Club, topping Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-2. In late matches, top-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia faced...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Erakovic saves 3 match points to reach Thai Open semis

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) Marina Erakovic of New Zealand staved off three match points to beat two-time former champion Vera Zvonareva of Russia 2-6, 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the Thailand Open quarterfinals on Friday. The unseeded Erakovic was persistent and smart from 6-2, 2-0 down, also limiting her unforced errors. She saved a match point in the second-set tiebreaker at 6-5 by unleashing...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seed Peng falls in Thailand Open 2nd round

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) Top-seeded Peng Shuai of China fell to Misaki Doi of Japan 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 in the second round of the Thailand Open on Wednesday. Doi, in their first meeting, handed Peng her earliest loss in Pattaya. Peng had reached at least the quarterfinals in four previous appearances. Doi's first quarterfinal since October 2013 will be against seventh-seeded Monica Puig...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena and Venus Williams advance to 3rd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Williams sisters have advanced to the third round at the Australian Open, with top-ranked Serena fending off set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and Venus beating fellow American Lauren Davis in straight sets. Serena Williams, seeking a sixth Australian and 19th Grand Slam title, saved three set points in the ninth...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Halep & Zvonareva march on at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China (AP) Top seed Simona Halep cruised into the quarterfinals of Shenzhen Open by defeating Russian wild card Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2, 6-2 in the second round on Wednesday. Halep, last year's French Open finalist, will meet Aleksandra Krunic after the Serbian qualifier came back from 6-3, 5-2 down to beat Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1. Krunic saved...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona Halep survives tough opening match in Shenzhen

  Top-seeded Simona Halep overcame 10 double faults and a tough challenge from Germany's Annika Beck to advance to the second round of the Shenzhen Open with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory on Monday. Halep, last year's French Open runner-up, was down a break in the deciding set before reeling off the final four games to clinch the match. China's top player, third-seeded Peng Shuai, was...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Halep survives tough opening match in Shenzhen

SHENZHEN, China (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep overcame 10 double faults and a tough challenge from Germany's Annika Beck to advance to the second round of the Shenzhen Open with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory on Monday. Halep, last year's French Open runner-up, was down a break in the deciding set before reeling off the final four games to clinch the match. China's top player, third-seeded...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Makarova ousts fellow Russian Zvonareva in Pattaya Open

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova put her close friendship with Vera Zvonareva to one side by easily beating her fellow Russian 6-0, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the second round of the Pattaya Open on Wednesday. Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2010, couldn't handle her opponent's big groundstrokes in her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova ousts Zvonareva in Pattaya Open

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova put her close friendship with Vera Zvonareva to one side by easily beating her fellow Russian 6-0, 6-2 in just 63 minutes in the second round of the Pattaya Open on Wednesday. Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and '10, couldn't handle her opponent's big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na tops Zvonareva, advances to 2nd round at Shenzhen Open

Top-seeded Li Na advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open by beating Vera Zvonareva of Russia 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday. Monica Niculescu of Romania also advanced, beating Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Also, Yung-Jan Chan of Taiwan defeated Zhang Shuai of China 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Timea Babos of Hungary advanced when Nadiya Kichenok of Ukraine retired while trailing...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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