Serena Williams dispatches Johanna Larsson to break record

Serena Williams added another record to her collection on Saturday afternoon. Williams defeated Sweden’s Johanna Larsson easily, 6-1, 6-2, in the third round of the U.S. Open. With the win, she became the leader in women’s singles career Grand Slam wins with 307. That record was previously held by Martina Navratilova. Williams also pulls within one win of having the most by...
Via Excelle Sports
September 03, 2016

Svitolina beats Larsson to move into Connecticut Open final

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Ukraine's Elina Svitolina beat Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-2 Friday to move into the final of the Connecticut Open, the last women's tuneup before the U.S. Open. The match began with three consecutive service breaks before the 21-year-old Svitolina found her touch and took control. The 10th seed broke Larsson at love in the fifth game of the second set...
Via Associated Press
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

American Rogers loses to Larsson at Connecticut Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) American Shelby Rogers has lost to Johanna Larsson of Sweden 7-6 (1), 6-4 at the Connecticut Open. The 23-year-old Rogers managed one point in the first-set tiebreaker. She trailed 5-2 in the second set before winning two straight games. Larsson, ranked No. 62, needed four match points while serving at 5-4 to win. Larsson, a lucky loser, will face the winner...
Via Associated Press
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Larsson, Friedsam produce straight-set wins to reach Linz semis

LINZ, Austria -- Johanna Larsson of Sweden defeated Madison Brengle 7-5, 7-6 (6) at the Generali Ladies on Friday, setting up a semifinal against Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany. The 59th-ranked Larsson rallied from 5-2 down to take the opening set against her American opponent and saved a set point at 5-4 in the second. It will be Larsson's third semifinal of the season and the first...
Via Associated Press
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rio Open: Begu, Larsson advance to second round

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Second-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania has advanced to the second round of the Rio Open, defeating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-3 in the outdoor clay event. Another seeded player, No. 5 Johanna Larsson of Sweden, also advanced in the joint WTA-ATP event. She defeated Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor when the Spanish player retired with an injury with Larsson...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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