MELBOURNE, Australia - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is the first player through to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, beating two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-3 in a fourth-round match at Rod Laver Arena.Pavlyuchenkova led 2-0 in ...
Jan 22, 2017
MELBOURNE, Australia - Angelique Kerber had a straight-sets win for the first time in her first Australian Open title defense, starting her 6-0, 6-4 third-round victory with an eight-game streak against Kristyna Pliskova on Friday.Top-ranked Kerber ...
Jan 20, 2017
BRISBANE, Australia - Angelique Kerber predicted that 2017 was going to have a different feel for her, considering her phenomenal breakout season last year.It certainly started differently, with the top-ranked German losing to sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 3-6, ...
Jan 6, 2017
TWO-time US Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki has defeated a top-10 opponent for the first time in nearly a year, bouncing back from a horrid start to beat 2004 champ Svetlana Kuznetsova.The ninth-seeded Kuznetsova won the first four ...
Sep 1, 2016
LONDON - It was raining, ever so slightly, and her Wimbledon fourth-round match was slipping away, ever so slightly, when Serena Williams stumbled as she ran to the net, winding up seated on the slick Centre Court grass.Her opponent, two-time ...
Jul 5, 2016
LONDON - For Caroline Wozniacki, just winning a Grand Slam match these days would be nice.The former No. 1-ranked player came into Wimbledon unseeded at a major for the first time in eight years and with a world ranking of No. ...
Jun 29, 2016
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Serena Williams' early exit at the Miami Open cleared the way for two younger players to reach the final.Svetlana Kuznetsova is 30. On Saturday, she'll face the winner of Thursday night's (Friday, ...
Apr 1, 2016
WASHINGTON - If all else fails, John Isner knows he can count on his serve to help him out, particularly when it comes to hard courts.The 6-foot-10 American hit 17 aces, won 37 of 40 first-serve points on Wednesday ( ...
Aug 6, 2015
KEY BISCAYNE, Florida - Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs.For Williams, tennis is ...
Mar 31, 2015
MELBOURNE, Australia - With her most famous fan sitting in the crowd wearing a shirt reminding her to keep calm, defending champion Victoria Azarenka overcame some early jitters to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday and advance to the Australian ...
Jan 23, 2013
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