Found August 05, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Top-seeded Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday, beating 13th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-0, 6-3. Williams, coming off a tournament victory two weeks ago in the Swedish Open, set up a match Friday against Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova. "She wasn't able to play her game as much as she wanted to," Williams said. "When you play such a high-ranked player, you have to go in there with the mindset of do the best you can before they can step all over you and do well." Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli retired because of an abdominal injury early in the second set of her match against Rybarikova. "Kind of excess of tiredness and exhaustion on my body they feel," Bartoli said. "But it's so large, the pain is so large and we can't really say right now exactly (if) there is a tear at some point or if it's just like a huge tightness." Rybarikova led 7-6 (5), 1-0 when the seventh-seeded Barto...

Serena Williams not sure if she has peaked yet

At 31, most female tennis players are retired or winding down their careers. At 31, Serena Williams feels like she is still getting better. Williams, who turns 32 in September, is currently ranked No. 1 in the world and coming off a win at the French Open in June. She is in Toronto for the [...]

Serena Williams First to Qualify for TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships-Istanbul

(August 5, 2013) ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that singles World No.1 Serena Williams is the first player to qualify for this year’s TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, to be staged at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 22-27, 2013.   The TEB BNP Paribas […]

Venus Williams Dances With “Spandy Andy” at Exhibition Match (Video)

  So let me explain what you’re seeing here. Venus and Serena Williams played in a doubles exhibition match at the Rogers Cup yesterday in Toronto. And at some point, Venus and “Spandy Andy” here, who is apparently a YouTube sensation, did a little a dance off for the crowd who seemed to enjoy every bit of it. Check the video out here:   If you want a closer look check out...

Bartoli injured, retires at Rogers

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli retired because of an abdominal injury early in the second set of her third-round Rogers Cup match against Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova on Thursday. Rybarikova led 7-6 (5), 1-0 when the seventh-seeded Bartoli stopped playing. Bartoli was playing her first event since returning from a hamstring injury that sidelined her since her major victory...

Serena cruises in Rogers Cup opener

Top-seeded Serena Williams easily won her opening match in the Rogers Cup, beating Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night at Rexall Centre. Williams, coming off a victory 2-1/2 weeks ago in the Swedish Open, set up a third-round match Thursday against 13th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. Flipkens edged Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. Earlier...

Venus loses after long time away

Venus Williams, playing her first match in more than two months, fell 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 Tuesday to Kirsten Flipkens at the Rogers Cup. Williams lost in the first round of the French Open on May 26. The 33-year-old Williams then missed Wimbledon, after 16 consecutive appearances, because of a lower back injury. ''I wasn't really expecting to play that well in the first set...

Stephens advances at Rogers Cup

American Sloane Stephens advanced to the third round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, beating Germany's Mona Barthel 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Also, fourth-seeded Li Na of China topped Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-4; seventh-seeded Marion Bartoli of France routed American qualifier Lauren Davis 6-0, 6-3; and France's Alize Cornet of France beat 11th-seeded Maria Kirilenko...
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