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Serena Williams rolls past Vania King in second round of U.S. Open

  Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. And, yes, even a 17-time major champion such as Williams can lose in the early going at the sport's biggest tournaments, as she has repeatedly in 2014. Quickly putting behind a poor-serving start...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

US OPEN SCENE: Serena's opponent sure can sing

NEW YORK (AP) She might have been out-hit by Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, but Vania King hit all the right notes at her news conference afterward. King, a 25-year-old based in Florida, studied music as a kid. In 2006, she performed ''America the Beautiful'' in Arthur Ashe Stadium before a tournament night session. So following King's 6-1, 6-0 loss the top...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Demolishes Vania King in US Open Second Round

(August 28, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS - Serena Williams, getting over a poor serving start, demolished fellow American Vania King 6-1, 6-0 in the second round of US Open on Thursday. The win gives two-time defending US open champion Williams a 16-match win streak at the final major of the year. “I’ve been working really hard,” Williams said. “The results just hadn’t been coming...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Li Na Advances, Vania King Stuns Seed Sara Errani

Vania King playing Carlsbad (January 1, 2014) Top-seed and defending champion Li Na has moved into the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open moving past Ukraine’s Nadiya Kichenok 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday. American Vania King earned her first ever victory over a top-10 player when she upset No. 7 Sara Errani of Italy 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3. King will play Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Zhang wins Guangzhou Open over King

Zhang Shuai of China won her first WTA singles title Saturday by defeating qualifier Vania King 7-6 (1), 6-1 in the final of Guangzhou Open. Zhang converted her first break point of the match in the opening game of the second set and went on to break King two more times to wrap up the match in 1 hour, 37 minutes. Zhang became the first Chinese player to win the Guangzhou Open since...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

King advances at Guangzhou Open

American qualifier Vania King advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating 2011 champion Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 on Monday. Scheepers finished the match with 10 double-faults. Defending champion Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan also reached the second round, beating Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 6-1, 6-2, while eighth-seeded Monica Puig of Puerto...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Spotlight on American Tennis Player Vania King

Vania King at the Sony Ericsson Open (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) American Vania King may seem like a veteran on the WTA Tour but at only 23-years-old, she is one of the more experienced younger players in women’s tennis. Currently sitting at a steady world number 54, she will soon best her career-high of #50 from back in 2006. I had a chance to chat with Vania after...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Vania King: A Model of Consistency

Vania King, ranked No. 54 in the world, will take on the 15th seed Ana Ivanovic in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, FL. Call it the Vania King generation. With the Williams sisters seemingly nearing the end of their careers and the focus of American tennis turning to young rising stars such as Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens, King remains one of the standout...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

At 22, Vania King learns to make peace with tennis

By 17, Vania King had won her first WTA title and cracked the top 50 in the rankings. There was just one problem _ she wasn't sure she actually liked playing tennis.
Via Sign on San Diego
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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