Flipkens, Tsurenko reach Tashkent Open quarterfinals

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Second-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium scraped into her sixth quarterfinals of the year at the Tashkent Open, edging Maria Sakkari of Greece 7-6 (0), 3-6, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday. Flipkens set up a quarterfinal meeting with Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic. Only twice this year has Flipkens reached the semifinals. Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko continued...
Via Associated Press
September 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Flipkens advances, Buyukakcay out at Tashkent Open

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Second-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium saved 12 of 14 break points and beat Ana Bodgan of Romania 7-6 (7), 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the Tashkent Open. Flipkens is the highest ranked player in the tournament after top-seeded Johanna Larsson withdrew with an illness before main-draw play began. The Belgian will face Greece's Maria Sakkari...
Via Associated Press
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Flipkens beats Bencic to advance at Connecticut Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Belgian Kirsten Flipkens added to an already memorable summer Tuesday, beating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the opening round of the Connecticut Open. Flipkens, who upset Venus Williams at the Olympics, had lost in the second round of qualifying in New Haven. But, she was moved into the main draw after Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko withdrew from...
Via Associated Press
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Upset alert: Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens defeats No. 6 Venus Williams in Rio

Venus Williams lost her opening match in the women’s singles tournament of the Rio Olympics to Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkins, ranked 62nd in the world. Flipkens lost the first set to Williams, but eventually won in a tiebreak, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). While the crowd tried to rally Williams during the tiebreak with “U-S-A” chants, Flipkens proved resilient and withstood one final...
Via Excelle Sports
August 06, 2016

Highlights: Venus Williams vs. Kirsten Flipkens

Fifth seed Venus Williams lost to Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of singles Saturday in a tight three sets.
Via CSN Chicago
August 06, 2016

Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium wins at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium moved into the second round of the Miami Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win over Laura Robson of Great Britain on Tuesday. Flipkens declined to talk after the match about the terrorist attacks that took place in Belgium on Tuesday. The 504th-ranked Robson is playing only her second WTA-level tournament of the year, losing in the first...
Via Associated Press
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova beats Kirsten Flipkens, reaches Sony Open quarters

Maria Sharapova lost the first four games Monday before settling down to become the first quarterfinalist at the Sony Open by beating Kirsten Flipkens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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