Dear readers, today’s piece will be a lesson in the craziness, the by-the-minute topsy-turviness, the mayhem that tennis is capable of producing. The stage? Men’s quarterfinal matchup number two, Gaël Monfils, the last Frenchman in the draw, the shining hope of the host nation, against Andy Murray, the staid Scot, the Wimbledon-conqueror himself, the perfect foil for the showman...
In sporting events, adults usually give up souvenirs for kids in attendance. Well, that wasn’t the case on Monday.
After Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Lucie Safarova in the fourth round of the 2014 French Open, she threw some of her personal gears into the crowd. Then this grown man in suit battled for Kuznetsova’s towel with a teenager. You don’t see this often. It’s safe to...
(May 1, 2014) Second seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada fell 6-4, 6-1 to former French Open champion, Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Portugal Open on Thursday. The former Roland Garros champion’s experience showed on the clay of Oeiras.
“She was consistent, but aggressive when she had to be,” Bouchard said to WTAtennis.com. “I tried to play my game...
Two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of Wimbledon because of an abdominal strain.
The Russian was seeded No. 26 at the All England Club and her withdrawal has resulted in the 33rd-ranked Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic climbing into the seedings at No. 32.
Kuznetsova won the US Open in 2004 and the French Open in 2009 but has never progressed further...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 17, 2013) Svetlana Kuznetsova needed only 52 minutes to dispose of twenty-sixth seed Hsieh Su-Wei and progress through to a third round meeting with Spaniard Carla Suarez-Navarro on Saturday.
The two time Grand Slam champion missed much of the second half of the 2012 season due to a knee injury and fell outside of the top 50 for the first time in 11...
Former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova stumbled to a three-set loss to unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the first round of the ASB Tennis Classic on Monday.
The two-time Grand Slam winner won the first set in a tight tiebreak but struggled in windy conditions and went down 7-6 (6), 6-2, 7-5.
Swirling winds on center court at the Auckland Tennis Center contributed to...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2012
Shortly after losing in the first round of the Italian Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova decided to make a change.
With a straight-set win in the opening round of the French Open already complete, it looks like it was a change for the better.
The 2009 French Open champion has struggled since winning her second Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. But after the disappointing loss in Rome...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2012
Second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova is out of the Grand Prix SAR after retiring with a leg injury in the third set of her second-round match against Irina-Camelia Begu on Wednesday.
Former French and U.S. Open champion Kuznetsova breezed through the first set 6-1, lost the second in a tiebreaker and trailed 3-2 in the third when she pulled out.
Sixth-seeded Chanelle Scheepers of...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2012
Maria Sharapova showed a photo of herself with short locks over on Facebook and the tennis world went cray. Then we found out it was a wig.
Svetlana Kuznetsova showed up at the FED CUP presser in Moscow today wearing this hairy situation on her head. Then we found out it's REAL.
So...Alexandr. Give Sveta her hair back.
[Photo(s) credit: AP]
While in Auckland, Svetlana Kuznetsova displayed a new tattoo on the inside of her right arm which says,
Pain doesn't kill me, I kill the pain.
With all the injuries happening early in the 2012 season, I hope this tattoo gives her some sort of magic shield against getting injured herself.
Sveta, already has two other tattoos (that I am aware of). One on the inside...