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Greece's Maria Sakkari reacts during her semi final match against Poland's Iga Swiatek(REUTERS)

Sakkari, Kontaveit advance to Ostrava Open final

AP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 10:49 PM IST
  • Fourth-seeded Sakkari broke her Polish opponent for a 6-5 lead in the final set before converting her first match point when Swiatek’s forehand went wide. The Greek advanced to her first final since 2019 after losing nine straight WTA semifinals.
Italy's Camila Giorgi in action during her quarter-final match against Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka(Action Images via Reuters)
Italy's Camila Giorgi in action during her quarter-final match against Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka(Action Images via Reuters)

Camila Giorgi knocks out top seed Sabalenka at Eastbourne

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Giorgi knocked out fifth seed Karolina Pliskova in the opening round, also in three sets, meaning it is the first time in her career that she has had two wins over top-10 players at the same tournament.
Naomi Osaka of Japan serves the ball against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on day seven of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Naomi Osaka of Japan serves the ball against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on day seven of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Osaka tops Kontaveit, back in US Open quarters

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 02:06 PM IST
The fourth-seeded Osaka never faced a break point and beat the 14th-seeded Kontaveit 6-3, 6-4 in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
France's Fiona Ferro reacts during her first round match against France's Kristina Mladenovic.(REUTERS)
France's Fiona Ferro reacts during her first round match against France's Kristina Mladenovic.(REUTERS)

Fiona Ferro upsets Kontaveit to win Palermo Open

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 10:11 AM IST
It was Ferro’s second WTA title and the 23-year-old sealed it on her second championship point when Kontaveit hit a return long.
Craotia's Petra Martic returns the ball to Russia's Ludmilla Samsonova, during Palermo Ladies Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Craotia's Petra Martic returns the ball to Russia's Ludmilla Samsonova, during Palermo Ladies Open tennis tournament.(AP)

Martić and Kontaveit reach Palermo Open semifinals

PALERMO, Sicily | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 08:13 AM IST
Ferro eliminated two-time Palermo champion Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1; and Giorgi saved two match points in the second set before rallying past seventh-seeded Dayana Yastremska 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 after nearly three hours.
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit.(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit.(REUTERS)

Simona Halep destroys Anett Kontaveit to reach Australian Open semis

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Fourth seed Simona Halep took just 53 minutes to thrash Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-1 6-1 and storm into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Spain's Garbine Muguruza celebrates after her match against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.(REUTERS)
Spain's Garbine Muguruza celebrates after her match against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.(REUTERS)

Halep, Muguruza close on hat-tricks in Australian Open quarter-finals

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka were chief among six of the top 10 women’s seeds who tumbled out in round three.
Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts after defeating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.(AP)
Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts after defeating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.(AP)

Resurgent Garbine Muguruza beats Kiki Bertens to reach Melbourne quarters

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:48 AM IST
Garbine Muguruza powered into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 demolition of ninth-seed Kiki Bertens in just 68 minutes on Monday.
Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit celebrates winning her match against Poland’s Iga Swiatek.(REUTERS)
Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit celebrates winning her match against Poland’s Iga Swiatek.(REUTERS)

Anett Kontaveit holds off teenager Iga Swiatek to reach Australian Open last eight

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Anett Kontaveit recovered from a set down to unseeded 18-year-old Iga Swiatek and fended off a late charge to fight her way into the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Belgium's Elise Mertens.(AP)
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Belgium's Elise Mertens.(AP)

Ruthless Simona Halep races into Australian Open quarter-finals

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 09:57 AM IST
Simona Halep raced into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday with a straight-sets victory over Elise Mertens.
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) reacts against Lorenzo Sonego (ITA).(USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) reacts against Lorenzo Sonego (ITA).(USA TODAY Sports)

Nick Kyrgios fined $113,000 for Cincinnati Masters meltdown

Cincinnati | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 11:26 PM IST
The ATP said the massive sanction included individual fines for ball abuse, leaving the court without permission, an audible obscenity and unsportsmanlike conduct during his second round loss to Russia’s Karen Khachanov.
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.(AFP)
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.(AFP)

Karolina Pliskova keeps no. 1 hopes alive by reaching Toronto quarters

Toronto | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Karolina Pliskova saw off Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5 to set up a last-eight clash with either Canadian rising star Bianca Andreescu or fifth-seeded Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens.
aria Sharapova of Russia hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit.(AFP)
aria Sharapova of Russia hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit.(AFP)

Rogers Cup: Maria Sharapova, Johanna Konta fall in Toronto

Toronto | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Estonian Kontaveit battled back from a set and a break down in the first-round match to defeat the five-time Grand Slam champion, who entered the tournament as a wild card.
Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Japan's Kurumi Nara in two sets, 6-3, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019.(AP)
Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Japan's Kurumi Nara in two sets, 6-3, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019.(AP)

French Open: Mother Serena shows her compassionate side

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 09:46 AM IST
After her second round win over Kurumi Nara in the French Open on Thursday, Williams stated that becoming a mother had made her approach younger players on the Tour in a different way.
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates with the trophy after the winning the Stuttgart Tennis Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates with the trophy after the winning the Stuttgart Tennis Grand Prix.(REUTERS)

Petra Kvitova beats Anett Kontaveit to win Stuttgart Open title

Stuttgart | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 01:28 AM IST
The Czech star, a two-time Wimbledon champion and runner-up at the Australian Open in January, succeeds compatriot Karolina Pliskova as champion at the clay-court event.
File image of Tennis star Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)
File image of Tennis star Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)

Stuttgart Open: Injured Naomi Osaka pulls out of semi-final

Stuttgart | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 08:00 PM IST
The 21-year-old Japanese was scheduled to play a semi-final tie against Estonian eighth seed Anett Kontaveit on Saturday evening, but announced in the afternoon that she would be unable to play.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts in her quarterfinal match against Croatia's Donna Vekic.(AFP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts in her quarterfinal match against Croatia's Donna Vekic.(AFP)

Thrilling comeback sees ‘stressed out’ Osaka into Stuttgart semi-final

Stuttgart | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 10:01 PM IST
The dramatic comeback saw Osaka reach her first ever clay court semi-final, where she will face either Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit or former world number one and two-time major winner Victoria Azarenka on Saturday.
Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns the ball to Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, during the Miami Open.(AP)
Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns the ball to Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, during the Miami Open.(AP)

Petra Kvitova comes from behind to reach Stuttgart Open semi-finals

Stuttgart | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 07:20 PM IST
Petra Kvitova overcame a rocky start to beat Anastasija Sevastova in three sets and progress to the last four of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart on Friday.
Sloane Stephens celebrates after winning her French Open fourth round match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit.(REUTERS)
Sloane Stephens celebrates after winning her French Open fourth round match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit.(REUTERS)

Sloane Stephens thrashes Anett Kontaveit to reach French Open last eight

Reuters, Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:21 PM IST
Sloane Stephens is into her first quarterfinal at the French Open after defeating Anett Kontaveit on Sunday.
Petra Kvitova shakes hands with Estonia's Anett Kontaveit after their French Open third round encounter on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Petra Kvitova shakes hands with Estonia's Anett Kontaveit after their French Open third round encounter on Saturday.(REUTERS)

Petra Kvitova’s hot streak ended by Anett Kontaveit in French Open

Reuters, Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Petra Kvitova committed 56 unforced errors as the Czech number eight seed lost 7-6(6), 7-6(4) to Estonian Anett Kontaveit in the third round at the French Open on Saturday.
Petra Kvitova reacts after a point during her French Open second round match against Lara Arruabarrena on Wednesday.(AFP)
Petra Kvitova reacts after a point during her French Open second round match against Lara Arruabarrena on Wednesday.(AFP)

Petra Kvitova, Elina Svitolina through to French Open third round

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 04:58 PM IST
Petra Kvitova is through to the third round of the French Open, making light work of 91st-ranked Lara Arruabarrena. Elina Svitolina also achieved the same feat thanks to a win over Viktoria Kuzmova.
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