Mattek-Sands and Safarova win their fourth Grand Slam title at Australian Open

On Friday, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won their fourth Grand Slam title together at this year’s Australian Open. The American-Czech duo defeated Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) and Peng Shuai (China) in the final 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3. “We were celebrating like five-year-old kids out there,” Mattek-Sands told Australian Open reporters. “It still feels amazing...
Via Excelle Sports
28 days ago

Mattek-Sands, Safarova win 2nd Aussie Open doubles title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Czech Lucie Safarova enhanced their reputation as the dominant duo in women's doubles by winning the Australian Open title for the second time. The second-seeded pair had to scramble from behind to eventually overwhelm Czech Andrea Hlavackova and China's Peng Shuai 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 in a tense final. It extended the...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams forced a reporter to apologize for saying she played poorly

On Thursday morning, Serena Williams defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 at the Australian Open.  It may not have been Serena’s most dominant performance ever, but she was never in danger of losing, and most importantly she now moves on to the third round.After the match, the first question posed to Williams was about unforced errors and double-faults, implying that she had not played...
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January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Williams, Safarova in French Open final rematch at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) On paper, Serena Williams' second-round match on Thursday against Lucie Safarova should be no contest. The six-time Australian Open champion in search of her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title has beaten the Czech player all nine times they've met, including the 2015 French Open final. But Safarova, ranked 61st, saved nine match points in the second...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2017  |  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

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...
June 06, 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...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pan Pacific Open: Madison Keys falls to Safarova

TOKYO -- Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the second round, where she will face wild-card entry Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. Bencic defeated...
Via Associated Press
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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