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Safarova beats Azarenka in Qatar, wins first tourney since 2013

DOHA, Qatar -- Lucie Safarova beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday. It was her sixth career title and first since Qubec City in 2013. ''It's an amazing feeling. I'm so happy to win the title. It's been a long time. I'm happy at the way season has progressed,'' said Safarova. The Czech snapped wild card Azarenka's 14-match winning...
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Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Victoria Azarenka reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday after recovering from one set down to beat Venus Williams. The two-time champion Azarenka, beat Williams 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. ''Venus was kicking my butt left and right and I didn't know what to do. In the second set I took control,'' said Azarenka. She will face Lucie Safarova in Saturday's final, after...
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Karolina Pliskova reaches Dubai semis, again beating Safarova

  For the second consecutive week, Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of a tournament by beating Lucie Safarova. On Thursday at the Dubai Tennis Championships, Pliskova recovered from a set and a service break down to win 3-6, 7-6 (5) 6-1. The 18-year-old Pliskova, seeded 17th, defeated Safarova in straight sets last week in Antwerp, Belgium. She will next face unseeded...
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Venus Williams loses to Safarova in 3rd round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Defending champion Venus Williams is out of the Dubai Tennis Championships after losing in the third round in straight sets to 11th-seeded Lucie Safarova. The eighth-seeded Williams looked listless in the humid 93 degree Fahrenheit (34 c) temperatures as Safarova cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 victory. Williams offered Safarova six opportunities to break...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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