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Vinci beats Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-4 at WTA Elite Trophy

ZHUHAI, China — U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci won her first match at the WTA Elite Trophy, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday. One break in each set proved enough for the fourth-seeded Italian, who saved all three break points she faced. The tournament brings together 11 of the top players who did not qualify for last week's WTA Finals in Singapore, including Caroline...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuznetsova wins Kremlin Cup, beating Pavlyuchenkova

MOSCOW (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova swept aside a tired Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-1 to win the Kremlin Cup on Saturday. Kuznetsova's dominance was never in doubt against an opponent who had admitted she was exhausted as she played her 10th match in 12 days. Pavlyuchenkova held serve with difficulty in the early stages but struggled to move around the court and was soon overwhelmed...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuznetsova and Pavlyuchenkova to meet in Moscow final

MOSCOW (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova will face reigning champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in an all-Russian Kremlin Cup final after both won their semifinals on Friday. Two-time Grand Slam winner Kuznetsova overcame Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 6-4 despite twice going a break down in the second set. At 4-2 down, Kuznetsova fought back to win the next four games and take the match. ...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Momentum is a fickle beast for Monfils

Dear readers, today’s piece will be a lesson in the craziness, the by-the-minute topsy-turviness, the mayhem that tennis is capable of producing. The stage? Men’s quarterfinal matchup number two, Gaël Monfils, the last Frenchman in the draw, the shining hope of the host nation, against Andy Murray, the staid Scot, the Wimbledon-conqueror himself, the perfect foil for the showman...
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Grown Man Battles Teenager for Female Tennis Player’s Towel

In sporting events, adults usually give up souvenirs for kids in attendance. Well, that wasn’t the case on Monday. After Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Lucie Safarova in the fourth round of the 2014 French Open, she threw some of her personal gears into the crowd. Then this grown man in suit battled for Kuznetsova’s towel with a teenager. You don’t see this often. It’s safe to...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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