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LUCIE SAFAROVA RUMORS

French Open finalist Lucie Safarova out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The WTA Tour says French Open finalist Lucie Safarova has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of the lingering effects of a bacterial infection she picked up last year. Safarova also tweeted: ''As an athlete I'm used to fight on court to win. Today it's off court to get my health back...'' The No. 9-ranked Safarova's best Australian Open singles...
Via Associated Press
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Muguruza defeats Safarova in WTA Finals debut

SINGAPORE -- Second seed Garbine Muguruza had a successful debut at the WTA Finals, recording a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win against Lucie Safarova on Monday. Muguruza, who is the first Spaniard to play in the WTA Finals since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 2001, didn't face a break point in the first set and captured it by breaking Safarova's serve in the final game. The eighth-seeded Safarova...
Via Associated Press
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open runner-up Safarova says she has bacteria infection

  French Open finalist Lucie Safarova has been hospitalized in the Czech Republic with an unspecified infectious disease, and it's not clear when she may recover. Safarova posted a message with a photo from the hospital in Brno on Facebook on Wednesday: "It's been really hard month for me. Injury and now fighting bacteria infection in hospital!" Safarova has already qualified for...
Via Associated Press
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucie Safarova advances to Connecticut Open final

  Fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic held off lucky-loser Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) on Friday in the Connecticut Open semifinals. Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova, also from the Czech Republic, faced third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the second semifinal. ''It's going to be a tough finals match, which it should be,'' Safarova...
Via Associated Press
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Q&A with Lucie Safarova

We sat down with Lucie following her 1st round win at the 2015 Connecticut Open and it didn't take long before the laughter ensued.  She was both thoughtul and comical with her answers but I really wish there was video proof of her last karaoke adventure! Check out her answers below and enjoy!
Via Onthegotennis
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Downs Lucie Safarova, Captures Third French Open Title

PARIS — Serena Williams has won the French Open title for the third time after beating Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2. The top-ranked American has now won 20 Grand Slam titles. Safarova led 2-0 in the final set. Williams led 4-1 in the second set but then her serve fell apart as the 13th-seeded Czech player rallied to force a decider. Thumbnail photo via Michel Euler/Associated...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Day 12: Safarova and Williams into Final

The French Open women’s semifinals were completed today. The day featured two very different, but equally enjoyable matches. The first semifinal seemed to be the more intriguing. With Serena Williams looming on the other half of the draw, there was a lot on the line for both Lucie Safarova and Ana Ivanovic. For Safarova, this was only the second major semifinal in her career. The...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Reaches French Open Final Despite Flu, Will Face Lucie Safarova

PARIS — At changeovers in her French Open semifinal, an ill Serena Williams walked ever so slowly to the sideline, where even lowering herself to sit down seemed difficult. With the temperature nearing 85 degrees (30 Celsius) on the hottest day of the tournament, she pressed white towels filled with ice against her forehead and neck and guzzled water...
Via NESN.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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