Murray Advances Easily, Seed Killers From Wednesday Fall on Friday

(June 28, 2013) No. 2 seed and 2012 London Olympic champion Andy Murray continued his straight sets streak by defeating Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 to reach the fourth round under a closed roof at Wimbledon on Friday. Meanwhile, two days ago several … [Read more...]

Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic All Fall on Day 3 of Wimbledon

(June 26, 2013) Four former number ones – Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic all lost in the second round on Wednesday at Wimbledon. Sharapova was ousted by Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito ranked … [Read more...]

Vesnina Stuns Ivanovic in Eastbourne

By Ros Satar   (June 17, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England -   Elena Vesnina def. Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 Elena Vesnina overcame the seventh seed Ana Ivanovic in the first match on Centre Court as the women had to regroup and restart when rain … [Read more...]

Another Late Night Victory for Radwanska, Conquers Ivanovic

By Ros Satar   (June 2, 1013) PARIS - It was another late start for Roland Garros 4th seed Agnieszka Radwanska and from the outset, the games were going to be long rallies on Sunday.   Ana Ivanovic’s opening game saw 8 deuces before … [Read more...]

Ivanovic Moves Past Martic

  By Ros Satar   (May 26, 2013) PARIS - Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic came through a sticky spell to win in three sets against Croatia’s Petra Martic, in her first round match 6‑1, 3‑6, 6‑3.   Ivanovic, who has not made it past the … [Read more...]

Sharapova Survives Another Three-Set Match to Move into Stuttgart Final

By Tumaini Carayol (April 27, 2013) STUTTGART - In a world where the phrase "counterpuncher" has become maimed and warped beyond reason and measure, Angelique Kerber epitomizes the word in its simplest form. The difference between Kerber and the … [Read more...]

Sharapova and Ivanovic Turn Back the Clock in Stuttgart

  By Tumaini Carayol (April 26, 2013) STUTTGART - Six years ago, this battle was fought in the penultimate round of the greatest clay court event on the planet. As Ana Ivanovic dispatched forehand winner after stone cold forehand winner, the … [Read more...]

Ivanovic and Petkovic Duel in Stuttgart

  By Tumaini Carayol   (April 23, 2013) STUTGART - Despite what the order of play suggested, Monday evening marked the true beginning of the Porsche Grand Prix. As Andrea Petkovic and Ana Ivanovic marched the court, it was the first time … [Read more...]

Ivanovic Surprises Germany In World Group Playoff

By Tumaini Carayol (April 21, 2013) STUTTGART - There were few surprises on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group playoff tie between Germany and Serbia. As expected, Ana Ivanovic maneuvered past Mona Barthel in a tight three-set contest that … [Read more...]

Stosur Building Confidence, Comes Back to Beat Peng

By Curt Janka (March 11, 2013) INDIAN WELLS, California – Sam Stosur had to dig deep and come from behind in the third set to beat Shuai Peng 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Peng may have been a familiar opponent, but the match was much more tightly contested than … [Read more...]