Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

Karin Knapp beats Roberta Vinci to win Nuremberg Cup

Karin Knapp  from Italy returns a ball to Italy's Roberta Vinci during the final of the Nuremberg  Cup tennis tournament in Nuremberg, Germany, Saturday May 23, 2015.   ( Daniel Karmann/dpa, via AP)

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Karin Knapp defeated fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 to win the Nuremberg Cup final on Saturday.

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Clock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open

In this May 15, 2015, file photo, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns the ball to Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, during a quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Federer will be competing in the 2015 French Open tennis tournament.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

PARIS (AP) — There are two distinct sounds one hears when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life’s clock.

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Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns gestures during a training session for the French Tennis Open at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 22, 2015 in Paris. The French Open starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.

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Vinci and Knapp to meet in Nuremberg Cup final

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Roberta Vinci advanced to the Nuremberg Cup final on Friday after second-seeded Angelique Kerber withdrew because of a back injury.

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Kerber defeats Doi to reach Nuremberg Cup semifinals

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Second-seeded Angelique Kerber reached the semifinals of the Nuremberg Cup with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Japanese qualifier Misaki Doi on Thursday.

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