BETHANIE MATTEK SANDS

  • Sharapova overpowers MattekSands to reach second round January 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova celebrated her return to the grand slam spotlight on Tuesday with an emphatic 63, 64 win over American Bethanie MattekSands to charge into the second round of the Australian Open. Sidelined from the U.S. Open and the latter part of last season with an injury to her right...
  • MattekSands upsets top seed Radwanska at Sydney January 7, 2014

    Sydney: American qualifier Bethanie MattekSands defeated topseeded and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 75, 63 at the Sydney International on Tuesday. MattekSands, who is back on tour after a long layoff with a knee injury, lost in the first round in Brisbane last week and had to win three matches...
  • Flavia Pennetta, Yanina Wickmayer advance at Rogers Cup August 6, 2013

    Toronto: Flavia Pennetta and Yanina Wickmayer advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup on Monday. Pennetta defeated Urszula Radwanska 63, 36, 62, and Wickmayer ousted American Bethanie MattekSands 64, 26, 64. MattekSands replaced Britain's Laura Robson, who pulled out because of a right wrist injury. Known for colorful outfits,...
  • Madison may hold keys to life after Serena Williams June 26, 2013

    London: It is tempting to classify American women's tennis in recent years as Serena Williams... full stop. Such has been the 31yearold's dominance that watching how her compatriots, even sister Venus these days, fare at grand slams has been rendered academic. On Tuesday, however, 18yearold Madison Keys underlined that the former...
  • SaniaBethanie exit French Open after injury June 4, 2013

    Paris: Indian challengers continued to exit from the French Open as Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands were forced to retire from their prequarterfinals following a groin problem to the latter, here Tuesday. Sania and Bethanie, seeded seventh, had annexed the first set but the American encountered a groin...
  • SaniaBethanie enter third round of French Open June 4, 2013

    Paris: Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie MattekSands progressed to the third round of the women's doubles event with a threeset win over American pair of Lauren Davis and Megan MoultonLevy here. Seeded seventh, SaniaBethanie pair came from a set down to beat the American combination 16, 63, 60 in one...
  • Maria Kirilenko beats Bethanie MattekSands in 4th round June 3, 2013

    Paris: Russia's Maria Kirilenko reached her first French Open quarterfinal by ending the surprising run of 67thranked American Bethanie MattekSands with a 75, 64 victory on Monday. The 12thseeded Kirilenko lost in the fourth round at Roland Garros in 2010 and 2011. She trailed 41 at the start against MattekSands, who...
  • Sania MirzaBethanie MattekSands advance to Round 2 in Paris June 2, 2013

    Paris: IndoAmerican pairing of Sania Mirza and Bethanie MattekSands advanced to the women's doubles second round at Roland Garros here on Saturday. Playing on Court No.1, the seventh seeds defeated French duo of Alize Cornet and Virginie Razzano in straight sets in the first round. SaniaBethanie won 63, 64 in one...
  • Vulnerable Nadal, Djokovic advance at French Open June 2, 2013

    Paris: For the third time in three matches at this year's French Open, Rafael Nadal hardly looked himself for a set. Unlike in the first two rounds, Nadal won his opening set on Saturday, albeit barely. The takeaway, even after another victory, was the same: The owner of a record...
  • Former champion Li Na knocked out at Roland Garros May 30, 2013

    Paris: China's only grand slam singles champion Li Na was bundled out of the French Open by American Bethanie MattekSands on Thursday, losing a raininterrupted match 57 63 62. Sixth seed Li, who became a flagbearer for Asian tennis in 2011 when she won the French Open, edged the first...
  • BhupathiBopanna in semis, SaniaBethanie bow out in Rome May 18, 2013

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reached the semifinals of the Rome Masters after getting a walkover from rivals Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek even as Sania Mizra and Bethanie MattekSands crashed out of the women's event, here. Berdych, who shocked world number one Novak Djokovic in the men's singles in...
  • Sania Mirza, Bethanie MattekSands in quarters of Rome WTA event May 16, 2013

    Rome: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands scored a straight set win over Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur to move to the quarterfinals of the WTA Premier event, here. The sixth seeded IndoAmerican pair registered a 64 63 win over the ItalianAustralian combination in one hour and 13 minutes...
  • MirzaBethanie in Round 2 of Rome Masters May 15, 2013

    Rome: Women's doubles sixth seeds of Sania Mirza and Bethanie MattekSands reached the second round of the Rome Masters here. The IndoAmerican pair beat JapaneseLatvian duo of Shuko Aoyama and Liga Dekmeijere 61, 63 in 58 minutes Tuesday. The winners broke their opponents five times in the match. They will face ItalianAustralian...
  • Sania Mirza and Bethanie MattekSands exit from Madrid Open May 9, 2013

    Madrid: Sania Mirza and her American pair Bethanie MattekSands made an early exit from the Madrid Open after losing their second round match in straight sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova on Thursday. The fifth seed IndoAmerican pair lost 57 16 to the unseeded RussianCzech pair in one hour and...
  • Sania MirzaBethanie in 2nd round of Madrid Open May 7, 2013

    Madrid: Fifth seeds Bethanie MattekSands and Sania Mirza advanced to the next round at the Mutua Madrid Open with a threeset win over Daniela Hantuchova and Anabel Medina Garrigues. The IndoAmerican pair have been in terrific form this year, winning Premierlevel titles in Brisbane and Dubai and finishing runnersup in Stuttgart. The...
  • SaniaBethanie lose in the finals at Stuttgart April 28, 2013

    Stuttgart: Sania Mirza and Bethanie MattekSands will have to wait for their third title of the season as they ended runnersup at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after losing the summit clash to Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel, on Sunday. Playing their third final of the season, the unseeded IndoAmerican...
  • Gritty Sharapova sets up Stuttgart final against Li Na April 28, 2013

    Stuttgart: Top seed and holder Maria Sharapova battled through a tough threeset claycourt match for the third day in a row on Saturday to book a place in the final of the Stuttgart Grand Prix. The Russian ended the challenge of home favourite Angelique Kerber, beating the third seed 63, 26,...
  • SaniaBethanie enter semis of Stuttgart WTA event April 27, 2013

    Stuttgart: Sania Mirza and Bethanie MattekSands defeated Liezel Huber and Janette Husarova to enter the women's doubles semifinal at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix here. The IndoAmerican pair got past the AmericanSlovak combination 75, 64 in the quarterfinals played on Friday. SaniaBethanie next play Germany's Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic on...
  • Li Na ousts Petra Kvitova to book Stuttgart semifinal spot April 27, 2013

    Berlin: World number five Li Na withstood a late comeback from Petra Kvitova to beat the fifthseeded Czech 63, 75 on Friday and set up a Stuttgart Grand Prix semifinal with American qualifier Bethanie MattekSands. The second seed from China was put under early pressure by a series of sizzling Kvitova...
  • Sania MirzaBethanie Mattek lose in Sony Open quarters March 27, 2013

    Miami: India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands on Wednesday crashed out of the Sony Open Miami Masters after losing their women's doubles quarterfinal match against world No.1 pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in straight sets at Crandon Park, here. The seventh seeded IndoAmerican pair lost 16,...
  • SaniaBethanie in quarters, BopannaRam knocked out of Sony Open March 26, 2013

    Miami: Sania Mirza kept the Indian hopes alive by progressing to the women's doubles quarterfinals even as country's challenge ended in the men's doubles with the defeat of Rohan Bopanna and his partner Rajeev Ram in the second round of ATPWTA Sony Open. Sania and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands overcame...
  • Unseeded Czech Karolina Pliskova wins Malaysian Open March 3, 2013

    Unseeded Czech Karolina Pliskova won her maiden WTA singles title beating American wildcard entrant Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The 20-year-old, playing her first singles final, dropped her first set in the tournament but rallied past Mattek-Sands 1-6 7-5 6-3. "I was a little nervous at the...
  • Sania combines with Bethanie to win Dubai doubles title February 23, 2013

    Dubai: India's Sania Mirza clinched her second doubles title of the season after she combined with partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands to defeat Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik in the title clash of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, here. The unseeded Indo-American duo prevailed over the Russian-Slovenia combo 6-4 2-6 10-7 in...
  • SaniaBethanie reach the final at Dubai February 22, 2013

    Dubai: Sania Mirza earned a shot at her second title of the season with partner Bethanie MattekSands as they reached the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, here Friday. The unseeded IndoAmerican pair took out Australia's Anastasia Rodionova and Zimbabwe's Cara Black 62 75 in the semifinals of the...
  • Somdev, Sania crash out; Bopanna and Bhupathi advance January 16, 2013

    Melbourne: Somdev Devvarman gave a mighty scare to world number 26 Jerzy Janowicz before fizzling out while Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands suffered a shock first round exit in a mixed day for the Indians at the Australian Open here on Wednesday. Somdev was well on course to...
  • SaniaBethanie win Brisbane title January 5, 2013

    Brisbane: Sania Mirza began her 2013 campaign in style by winning the Brisbane International tennis tournament with American partner Bethanie MattekSands here on Saturday. SaniaBethanie edged out CzechGerman duo of AnnaLena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke 46, 64, 107 in a battle lasting little over one hour thirty minutes. There was very...
  • SaniaBethanie reach first final of the season January 3, 2013

    Brisbane: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands on Thursday reached the first final of the new season when their opponents Daniela Hantuchova and Katarina Srebotnik conceded the semifinal match at the WTA Brisbane International, here. The unseeded IndoAmerican pair was leading 51 in the opening set when...
  • SaniaBethanie ease into US Open Round 3 September 2, 2012

    New York: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands entered the women's doubles third round with a straightset win on a mixed day for the Indians in the US Open here. The 13th seeded combination of Sania and Bethanie got the better of Croatian Darija Jurak and Hungary's Katalin Marosi...
  • Venus beats MattekSands to reach 2nd round August 29, 2012

    New York: Venus Williams overcame an early deficit for an easy win in her return to the US Open. The seventime Grand Slam champion pulled out of the tournament before her secondround match last year because of an autoimmune disease. Williams was back on Tuesday, and she beat fellow American Bethanie...
  • SaniaBethanie advance in Rogers Cup August 10, 2012

    Montreal: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands registered a straightset victory over Julia Goerges of Germany and Czech Republic's Kveta Peschke 76(1), 63 to enter the second round of the Rogers Cup here. Seventh seeded IndoAmerican pair took an hour and 28 minutes to get the better of their...