Eighth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium comfortably beat Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-1, 6-3 at the Open GDF Suez on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal against top-seeded Maria Sharapova.
Last year's runner-up, Sara Errani, also reached the last eight in straight sets.
Flipkens converted all four of her break points against Meusburger, and the third-seeded Errani broke Karin...
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January 29, 2014
The biggest day of Kirsten Flipkens’ life ended in a punishing defeat, 6-1 6-2, as French 15th seed Bartoli put paid to Belgian hopes. Bartoli suspected that Flipkens’ knee problem was a factor in the one-sided nature of the contest, but admitted she was seeing the tennis ball like a football after nodding off just an hour before they took to the court.
By reaching the semifinals, Kirsten Flipkens matched Kim Clijsters’ best Wimbledon run. For the better part of a decade, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin battled each other for major titles and the World No. 1 ranking while simultaneously putting Belgium on the international sporting stage. Who would’ve ever imagined that a nation that covers just under 12,000 square miles with...
Kirsten Flipkens put on a clinical performance to upset former champion Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and reach the Wimbledon semifinals on Tuesday.
Featuring in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, the bespectacled Flipkens played with real determination and made only five unforced errors. She fell face-first on the court and kissed the grass after closing out the match with an ace...
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July 02, 2013
Belgium tennis pro Kirsten Flipkens stopped her fourth-round match against Flavia Pennetta at Wimbledon on Monday to ask for quiet from a BBC broadcaster.Flipkens reportedly became upset when journalist John Watson was speaking too loudly while presenting a segment on BBC World News.During the second set, Flipkens decided that she couldn't take anymore, and gestured angrily up...
Simona Halep made it two titles in a row Saturday, beating Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-interrupted final at the Topshelf Open grass court tournament.
The 21-year-old Romanian was a break up at 5-4 when rain forced a 75-minute delay. She came back and held serve to take the set.
She then broke Flipkens' serve twice to take a 3-0 lead before the Belgian broke back.
Kirsten Flipkens photo by Cristiano Andujar/Foto Arena
By Barbara Galiza
(February 26, 2013) Florianópolis – This week, at 27, Kirsten Flipkens reached the highest ranking of her career – 31st – and became Belgium’s No. 1 tennis player for the first time. Her happiness, however, was short-lived. Complaining of a right leg injury, Flipkens fell in three sets in WTA Florianópolis’...
After the year she's had, a lopsided loss to Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open is an event Kirsten Flipkens can keep in perspective.
Nine months ago, Flipkens flew from a tournament in Thailand to her native Belgium and stepped off the plane with extreme pain in her calf. She went to a doctor and was told she had blood clots in both legs.
''My life could have been...
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January 20, 2013