Makarova, Mladenovic record upsets at Dubai Tennis Championships

Tuesday was a day of upsets at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Ekaterina Makarova defeated third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2, to reach the tournament’s Round of 16, while Kristina Mladenovic knocked out the tournament’s second seed and World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova, 6–2, 6–4. “It was such a great match, very tough and she’s a tough opponent...
Via Excelle Sports
12 hours ago

Makarova beats Cibulkova, advances to 3rd round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Ekaterina Makarova advanced to the third round of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 Tuesday. The 37th-ranked Russian had lost her first three matches against Cibulkova, but Makarova eliminated the Slovak in the third round of last month's Australian Open. ''I never beat her before (Australia...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The internet trolls for tennis are especially awful, and gambling could be why

The Australian Open — tennis’ first major of the season — is underway in Melbourne. And with that, it’s very likely those out on the court are facing plenty of pressure. Aside from the pressure these players put on themselves, there are plenty of outside forces getting after these players. There are the usual internet trolls that go after many high-profile figures. They’re...
Via The Comeback
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
Via Associated Press
April 08, 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...
Via Associated Press
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...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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