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Second-seeded Makarova advances at Family Circle Cup

  Second-seeded Ekaterina Makarova knew she wouldn't be her sharpest with only a day to work on the Family Circle Cup's slower, clay-court surface. Makarova needed three sets to defeat Zhang Shuai of China 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 Wednesday and move into the round of 16. The 26-year-old Russian lost in the doubles final at the Miami Open on Sunday, giving her little time to adjust to the change...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekaterina Makarova sprints into semifinals at Australian Open

  Ekaterina Makarova raced to a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the match and beat third-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0 in the first quarterfinal at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The win in just 68 minutes under cool, sunny skies at Melbourne Park advanced the Russian player to a semifinal against either Maria Sharapova or Eugenie Bouchard, who played the second match on Rod...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Makarova beats Pliskova to win Pattaya Open championship

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia won her first tournament in almost four years after she beat Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (7) in the final of the Pattaya Open on Sunday. Makarova needed 1 hour, 36 minutes to defeat the 66th-ranked Pliskova and claim her second career title. She also won in Eastbourne on grass in 2010. "I had to focus on my return...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova to face Pliskova in Pattaya Open final

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia beat Andrea Hlavackova 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Pattaya Open where she will play Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic for the first time. Makarova is chasing her second career title after winning in Eastbourne in 2010. She needed 1 hour, 46 minutes to eliminate Czech doubles specialist Hlavackova. ''She was playing...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Australian Open Day 1 Roundup

Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Venus Williams was in a knock-down, drag-out fight with the #22 seed Ekaterina Makarova (the woman who took out her sis Serena in the 4th round in 2012).  She battled fiercely, but in the end she made one too many errors and was knocked out the Australian Open in 3 sets.  Here is the *slightly* silver lining.......the consensus on her dress (via Twitter...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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