Belarus reaches Fed Cup semis, beats Germany 3-0

Tennis 02/10/19, 07:18

Aryna Sabalenka won the opening reverse singles to send Belarus to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday.Sabalenka cruised past Laura Siegemund 6-1, 6-1 to give Belarus an insurmountable 3-0 lead over host Germany in the best-of-five series on an indoor hard court at the Volkswagen Halle in Braunschweig.The ...

Bertens beats Sabalenka to reach St. Petersburg final

Tennis 02/02/19, 08:42

Kiki Bertens reached her first final since September with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Aryna Sabalenka at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Saturday.The eighth-ranked Bertens broke Sabalenka's serve four times and fired in nine aces as she moved to a career 3-0 record over 10th-ranked Sabalenka.Eighth-seeded Donna Vekic ...

Petra Kvitova loses to Vekic in St. Petersburg

Tennis 02/01/19, 09:31

Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova struggled with her serve and was eliminated from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Friday after losing to eighth-seeded Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.The second-ranked Kvitova landed only 48 percent of her first serves, double-faulted six times and was broken five times.Kvitova, the ...

Sabalenka beats van Uytvanck in St. Petersburg opener

Sports 01/31/19, 08:28

Aryna Sabalenka recovered from a second-set slipup to reach the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy quarterfinals on Thursday, beating Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 6-4.In her first match since reaching a career-high ranking of No. 10 on Monday, the Belarusian trailed 3-1 in the second before winning four games in a row.Sabalenka, ...

Zvonareva beats Makarova in straight sets in St. Petersburg

Tennis 01/28/19, 08:35

Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy by beating Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4 Monday.The 34-year-old Zvonareva returned to the top 100 in the rankings this month after a six-year absence.Zvonareva will next play either Julia Goerges of Germany or Maria Sakkari of ...

17-year-old from Jersey, Anisimova, wins at Australian Open

Tennis 01/18/19, 07:11

All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after another Friday to upset 11th-seeded Aryna ...

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