KARIN KNAPP RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
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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...
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

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.
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Knapp Dismisses Beck Easily in Austria

NÜRNBERGER GASTEIN LADIES Bad Gastein, Austria July 15-21, 2013 $235,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Friday, July 19, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals (8) Karin Knapp (ITA) d. (2) Annika Beck (GER) 60 61 Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d. Arantxa Rus (NED) 61 76(1) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. (WC) Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 63 60 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) d. [...]
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Knapp reaches third semifinal

Karin Knapp of Italy routed second-seeded Annika Beck of Germany 6-0, 6-1 at the Gastein Ladies on Friday to reach her third semifinal of the season. The 69th-ranked Knapp didn't face a break point and converted all five chances to break Beck's serve. Beck had beaten Knapp in straight sets in Nuremberg last month. Knapp, who also reached the semis in Slovakia and Colombia...
Via Fox Sports
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Barthel, Begu, Knapp advance at Gastein Ladies

Top-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany needed only 35 minutes to advance to the second round of the Gastein Ladies, routing Chiara Scholl of the United States 6-0, 6-0 on Monday. Barthel lost only eight points on her serve and didn't face any break points. The 31th-ranked German took over the top seeding after defending champion Alize Cornet pulled out with a shoulder injury. Third...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 2 seed Dulgheru loses in Bogota (AP)

Second-seeded Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania was knocked out of the first round of the Copa BBVA Colsanitas on Tuesday, losing to Karin Knapp of Italy 6-2, 6-2. Three other seeded players made better starts at the clay-court tournament. No. 3 Romina Oprandi of Switzerland defeated Alexandra Cadantu of Romania 6-2, 6-2; No.
Via Yahoo! Sports
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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