All articles tagged "tennis"

Five Russian Tennis players in WTA top ten Five Russian Tennis players in WTA top ten

6 Mar, 04:53 PM 5 comments

Five Russian tennis players Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, Vera Zvonareva, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Nadezhda Petrova have retained their positions in the latest WTA top ten rankings

Tags: Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, Vera Zvonareva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadezhda Petrova, tennis, WTA

Maria Sharapova loses first match after comeback Maria Sharapova loses first match after comeback

13 Mar, 02:10 PM 2 comments

Former world number one Maria Sharapova made a tentative return from shoulder surgery Thursday, teaming with Elena Vesnina in a 6-2, 4-6, 10-7 loss to Russian Ekaterina Makarova and Belarussian Tatiana Poutchek in doubles play at the BNP Paribas Open.

Tags: Maria Sharapova, Elena Vesnina, tennis

Sharapova Withdraws from Sony Ericsson Open Sharapova Withdraws from Sony Ericsson Open

19 Mar, 05:21 PM 15 comments

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami this month, due to continued recovery from her shoulder injury. Sharapova has been suffering from a torn rotator cuff since April 2008 and has not played a tournament in singles since the Rogers Cup in Montréal in the summer of 2008.

Tags: Maria Sharapova, Sharapova, WTA, tennis

Russian teenager reaches semi-finals at Indian Wells Russian teenager reaches semi-finals at Indian Wells

20 Mar, 02:53 PM 6 comments

Russian high school student Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova continued her dream run by beating seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (8), 6-4 in the quarter-finals at Indian Wells

Tags: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Pavlyuchenkova, tennis

Four Russian tennis players reach Second Round of Sony Ericsson Open Four Russian tennis players reach Second Round of Sony Ericsson Open

26 Mar, 03:58 PM 18 comments

Four Russian players have won their first round matches to progress to the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open tournament in Miami.

Tags: WTA, ATP, tennis, Mikhail Youzhny, Maria Kirilenko, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova,

Russia’s Kuznetsova reaches semi-finals of Sony Ericsson Open Russia’s Kuznetsova reaches semi-finals of Sony Ericsson Open

1 Apr, 03:47 PM 3 comments

Eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova has triumphed against rising star 18-year-old Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the first women's quarter-final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Tags: Svetlana Kuznetsova, WTA, Caroline Wozniacki, tennis

Zvonareva and Kuznetsova to lead Russia against Italy Zvonareva and Kuznetsova to lead Russia against Italy

1 Apr, 09:06 PM 34 comments

World number five Vera Zvonareva and Svetlana Kuznetsova, who is currently eighth in WTA rankings, will lead Russia in the Fed Cup semi-final against Italy, skipper Shamil Tarpishchev said Wednesday.

Tags: Vera Zvonareva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, WTA, tennis

Russia’s Safina wins Italian Open Russia’s Safina wins Italian Open

9 May, 01:58 PM 3 comments

Russian tennis star Dinara Safina won her first title of the year Saturday by defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Italian Open.

Tags: Dinara Safina, tennis, Svetlana Kuznetsova

Anna Kournikova moves away from sexy tennis star image Anna Kournikova moves away from sexy tennis star image

19 May, 05:25 PM 15 comments

Anna Kournikova is moving away from her image as a sexy tennis star in hopes of reaching out to a much younger audience. Known as much for her good looks as her success on the court, Kournikova now works for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Cartoon Network.

Tags: Anna Kournikova, Boys and Girls Clubs, Cartoon Network, tennis

Maria Sharapova presents blinking phone dress Maria Sharapova presents blinking phone dress

19 Jun, 06:57 PM 3 comments

Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova presented a prototype dress to reporters that is designed to light up when the wearer's mobile telephone rings.

Tags: Maria Sharapova, tennis,

Serena Williams wants more Russian-sounding name Serena Williams wants more Russian-sounding name

23 Jun, 09:36 PM 15 comments

In a bizarre attack on the growing Russian crowd in women's tennis, Serena Williams has labelled the Eastern European players a bunch of nobodies.

Tags: Serena Williams, tennis,

Russia out of Davis Cup after loss to Israel Russia out of Davis Cup after loss to Israel

12 Jul, 03:06 PM 210 comments

Israel wrapped up a stunning 4-1 win over Russia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Sunday when Harel Levy beat Igor Kunitsyn 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2).

Tags: Russia, tennis, Davis Cup, Israel,



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