Top seeded Kuznetsova, Safarova in semis of Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova rallied to defeat Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 and advance to the Prague Open semifinals on Thursday The Russian, seeking her second title of the year, will play fourth-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia, who beat fifth-seeded Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4). Stosur wasted two match points at 5-4...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuznetsova, Safarova reach quarterfinals at Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Prague Open by beating unseeded Madison Brengle 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday. Kuznetsova will next play Monica Piug, who beat lucky loser Barbora Krejcikova 6-4, 6-4. Second-seeded Lucie Safarova also won, advancing after Lucie Hradecka retired with an injury while trailing 6-4, 2-0. Safarova will next...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuznetsova, Safarova, Pliskova advance at Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 in the first round of the Prague Open on Tuesday. Second-seeded Lucie Safarova also advanced after rallying to beat Mariana Duque-Marino 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. For the Czech, last year's finalist at the French Open, it was her first singles victory of the season. Safarova will next face Lucie Hradecka...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Qualifier beats Kuznetsova in NZ, 2nd upset win in 2 days

Austrian qualifier Tamira Paszek continued her strong run at the ASB Classic on Wednesday by beating two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova after defeating former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the first round. Paszek's 6-2, 6-3 win over fourth-seeded Kuznetsova deprived the Auckland tournament of another of its drawcards after the top two seeds, defending...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Momentum is a fickle beast for Monfils

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...
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Grown Man Battles Teenager for Female Tennis Player’s Towel

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...
Via The Garbage Time
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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