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Giorgi beats Knapp in straight sets to reach Generali Ladies final

LINZ, Austria -- Camila Giorgi defeated fellow Italian Karin Knapp 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Generali Ladies. Chasing her first career title, Giorgi will play either the seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic or Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany in Sunday's final. The 42nd-ranked Giorgi, who hasn't dropped a set in the tournament, will go into...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Friedsam joins Giorgi, Knapp in semifinals at Generali Ladies

  Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany rallied to defeat Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the Generali Ladies on Friday to advance to her first career semifinal. The 94th-ranked Friedsam, who won three qualifying matches and beat the third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round, came back from a break down in the third set and served two aces in the final game. Friedsam...
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11 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

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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