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LUCIE SAFAROVA RUMORS

Overnights Up For Serena’s French Open Win

The biggest star in women’s tennis gave NBC a boost in the overnights Saturday. French Open coverage featuring the Serena Williams/Lucie Safarova women’s final earned a 1.9 overnight rating on NBC Saturday morning, up 27% from coverage featuring Maria Sharapova/Simona Halep last year (1.5) and up a tick from coverage featuring Williams/Sharapova in 2013 (1.8). [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Downs Lucie Safarova, Captures Third French Open Title

PARIS — Serena Williams has won the French Open title for the third time after beating Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2. The top-ranked American has now won 20 Grand Slam titles. Safarova led 2-0 in the final set. Williams led 4-1 in the second set but then her serve fell apart as the 13th-seeded Czech player rallied to force a decider. Thumbnail photo via Michel Euler/Associated...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Day 12: Safarova and Williams into Final

The French Open women’s semifinals were completed today. The day featured two very different, but equally enjoyable matches. The first semifinal seemed to be the more intriguing. With Serena Williams looming on the other half of the draw, there was a lot on the line for both Lucie Safarova and Ana Ivanovic. For Safarova, this was only the second major semifinal in her career. The...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Reaches French Open Final Despite Flu, Will Face Lucie Safarova

PARIS — At changeovers in her French Open semifinal, an ill Serena Williams walked ever so slowly to the sideline, where even lowering herself to sit down seemed difficult. With the temperature nearing 85 degrees (30 Celsius) on the hottest day of the tournament, she pressed white towels filled with ice against her forehead and neck and guzzled water...
Via NESN.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Safarova tops Ivanovic, advances to 1st Grand Slam final at French Open

PARIS -- Lucie Safarova advanced to her first Grand Slam final with a 7-5, 7-5 win over former champion Ana Ivanovic at the French Open on Thursday. The 13th-seeded Czech player, who upset defending champion Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, has not dropped a set in the tournament. She will be up against either 19-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams or 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Safarova advances to 1st Grand Slam final at French Open

PARIS (AP) Lucie Safarova advanced to her first Grand Slam final with a 7-5, 7-5 win over former champion Ana Ivanovic at the French Open on Thursday. The 13th-seeded Czech player, who upset defending champion Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, has not dropped a set in the tournament. She will be up against either 19-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams or 23rd-seeded Timea...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova loses to Safarova in 4th round of French Open

PARIS (AP) Defending champion Maria Sharapova's bid for a third French Open title in four years is over. Coughing between points on an overcast day, the second-seeded Sharapova was outplayed throughout a 7-6 (3), 6-4 loss to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the fourth round Monday. It is Sharapova's earliest defeat at Roland Garros since 2010, when she was beaten...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pan Pacific Open: Madison Keys falls to Safarova

TOKYO -- Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the second round, where she will face wild-card entry Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. Bencic defeated...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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