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Knapp wins first career title at Tashkent Open

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Karin Knapp of Italy won her first career WTA title in her 12th year as a pro when she won the Tashkent Open by beating defending champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final on Saturday. Knapp saved nine break points, including all five in the first set, in prevailing 6-2, 7-6 (4). The third-seeded Knapp reached only one previous final, six years...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jovanovski vs. Knapp for Tashkent Open final

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Top seed Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia will defend her Tashkent Open title in the final after outlasting local wild card Nigina Abduraimova 6-4, 7-5 on Friday. Jovanovski, who committed eight double faults to 12, prevailed in a semifinal in which 10 of the 22 games were broken serves. After foiling the home crowd's hopes of an Uzbek in the final for only...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Knapp Sacks Riske: Italy Advances in Fed Cup Over USA

By Steve Fogleman (February 9, 2014) Karin Knapp followed up on her win over Christina McHale yesterday with a clinching 6-3, 7-5 victory today over Alison Riske in the first round of the 2014 Fed Cup season in Cleveland, Ohio. The Italians defeated the American team in all three live rubbers. Knapp did had some trouble closing it out over Riske, who was a last-minute replacement...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Italy beats United States behind Knapp's clincher

Karin Knapp won her second match of the weekend to give Italy a 3-1 win over the United States in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group on Sunday. Knapp defeated American Alison Riske 6-3, 7-5 to secure Italy's victory in the best-of-five series. She held a 5-2 lead in the second set, only to let Riske tie it at five. But Knapp regained the momentum and closed out the...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mistake on the Lake: Italy Sweeps USA on Day 1 in Fed Cup to Take 2-0 Lead

By Steve Fogleman (February 8, 2014) CLEVELAND – Team Italy blanked the USA on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio, to take a 2-0 lead in Fed Cup first round action. Christina McHale played a horrendous first set, ceding second serves to Karin Knapp. Knapp’s powerful backhand threatened to make the match a runaway for the Italian. McHale settled down in the second and broke twice to...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova survives heat, Knapp to reach Australian Open third round

Maria Sharapova survived the searing heat and intense challenge from Karin Knapp to advance to the third round of the Australian Open with a grueling 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 win in 3 hours, 28 minutes on Thursday.
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Knapp Dismisses Beck Easily in Austria

NÜRNBERGER GASTEIN LADIES Bad Gastein, Austria July 15-21, 2013 $235,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Friday, July 19, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals (8) Karin Knapp (ITA) d. (2) Annika Beck (GER) 60 61 Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d. Arantxa Rus (NED) 61 76(1) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. (WC) Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 63 60 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) d. [...]
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Knapp reaches third semifinal

Karin Knapp of Italy routed second-seeded Annika Beck of Germany 6-0, 6-1 at the Gastein Ladies on Friday to reach her third semifinal of the season. The 69th-ranked Knapp didn't face a break point and converted all five chances to break Beck's serve. Beck had beaten Knapp in straight sets in Nuremberg last month. Knapp, who also reached the semis in Slovakia and Colombia...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Knapp Knocks Out Top Seed in Tashkent

TASHKENT OPEN Tashkent, Uzbekistan September 10-15, 2012 $220,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Singles – First Round Karin Knapp (ITA) d. (1) Monica Niculescu (ROU) 26 63 75 (Q) Donna Vekic (CRO) d. (4) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 76(3) 63 (5) Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. (Q) Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) 36 64 75 (6) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. Dinah...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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