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No. 8 Pironkova last seed standing at Istanbul Cup

ISTANBUL (AP) Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria was the only seed - the No. 8 and last - to reach the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals on Thursday. Pironkova defeated Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, then learned fourth-seeded Alize Cornet of France was overhauled by Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, and fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi lost an all-Italian match with Francesca Schiavone. Flipkens...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Suarez Navarro beats Pironkova, advances to semis

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday. The fifth-seeded Spanish player was under pressure knowing that only a straight-set victory would secure her spot in the semis. Home favorite Pironkova tried hard but failed to convert two set points at 6-5 in the...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Pironkova beats Kerber in Sydney for first career title

Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova beat fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to win her first WTA title at the Sydney International. Pironkova, who was ranked outside the top 100 despite reaching the Wimbledon semifinals in 2010, beat three top 10 players in Sydney, 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani, 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Kerber...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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