Posts Tagged Tennis

Rybarikova beats Giorgi in Connecticut Open semis

Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, stretches for a backhand during a semifinal against Samantha Stosur, of Australia, at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday.

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Rosol beats Lu in 3 sets in semis

Lukas Rosol, of Czech Republic, reacts after defeating Yen-Hsun Lu, of Taiwan, in their semi-final match at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Rosol defeated Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic advanced to the finals of the Winston-Salem Open on Friday after beating Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the final tuneup for next week’s U.S. Open.

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US OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18

In this May 25, 2014, file photo, Serena Williams returns the ball during a first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Alize Lim at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Serena Williams could become the first woman in nearly 40 years to win three consecutive U.S. Opens, but she has not been past the fourth round at a major in 2014.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it.

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Injured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open

John Isner returns a shot against Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, during their match at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — John Isner’s preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.

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Kvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open

Magdalena Rybarikova, of Slovakia, celebrates after her 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 victory over Alison Riske, of the United States, during a quarterfinal match at the New Haven Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

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