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KARIN KNAPP RUMORS & GOSSIP

Knapp wins first career title at Tashkent Open

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Karin Knapp of Italy won her first career WTA title in her 12th year as a pro when she won the Tashkent Open by beating defending champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final on Saturday. Knapp saved nine break points, including all five in the first set, in prevailing 6-2, 7-6 (4). The third-seeded Knapp reached only one previous final, six years...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovanovski vs. Knapp for Tashkent Open final

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Top seed Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia will defend her Tashkent Open title in the final after outlasting local wild card Nigina Abduraimova 6-4, 7-5 on Friday. Jovanovski, who committed eight double faults to 12, prevailed in a semifinal in which 10 of the 22 games were broken serves. After foiling the home crowd's hopes of an Uzbek in the final for only...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Townsend Striving for Top 50

  (March 6, 2014) INDIAN WELLS, California – Just a year ago a 16-year-old Taylor Townsend made her pro debut at the BNP Paribas Open knocking off top 100 player Lucie Hradecka. A year later the young American, another wildcard and a year wiser, Townsend tops No. 49 Karin Knapp 7-6(1), 6-1, Back in January Knapp extended Maria Sharapova to the brink at the Australian Open. The...
Via Tennis Panorama
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Knapp Sacks Riske: Italy Advances in Fed Cup Over USA

By Steve Fogleman (February 9, 2014) Karin Knapp followed up on her win over Christina McHale yesterday with a clinching 6-3, 7-5 victory today over Alison Riske in the first round of the 2014 Fed Cup season in Cleveland, Ohio. The Italians defeated the American team in all three live rubbers. Knapp did had some trouble closing it out over Riske, who was a last-minute replacement...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Italy beats United States behind Knapp's clincher

Karin Knapp won her second match of the weekend to give Italy a 3-1 win over the United States in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group on Sunday. Knapp defeated American Alison Riske 6-3, 7-5 to secure Italy's victory in the best-of-five series. She held a 5-2 lead in the second set, only to let Riske tie it at five. But Knapp regained the momentum and closed out the match...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy takes 2-0 lead over US in Fed Cup

Karin Knapp and Camila Giorgi won the opening singles matches to give Italy a 2-0 lead over the United States on Saturday in their Fed Cup quarterfinal. Knapp beat Christina McHale 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first match at Cleveland Public Auditorium, and Giorgi routed Madison Keys 6-2, 6-1 in the second. Since World Group play began in 1995, the United States is 0-10 after falling behind...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mistake on the Lake: Italy Sweeps USA on Day 1 in Fed Cup to Take 2-0 Lead

By Steve Fogleman (February 8, 2014) CLEVELAND – Team Italy blanked the USA on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio, to take a 2-0 lead in Fed Cup first round action. Christina McHale played a horrendous first set, ceding second serves to Karin Knapp. Knapp’s powerful backhand threatened to make the match a runaway for the Italian. McHale settled down in the second and broke twice to...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Draw Set for US-Italy Fed Cup in Cleveland

By Steve Fogleman (February 7, 2014) CLEVELAND – The US and Italian Fed Cup Team match ups are all set in Cleveland, having been determined during an afternoon draw ceremony on Friday at a downtown hotel two blocks from the site of the tie the Public Auditorium. The second-highest ranked American on the team, Christina McHale, will open against top Italian Team player Karin Knapp...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova survives heat, Knapp to reach Australian Open third round

Maria Sharapova survived the searing heat and intense challenge from Karin Knapp to advance to the third round of the Australian Open with a grueling 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 win in 3 hours, 28 minutes on Thursday.
Via FOXSports.com
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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