Francesca Schiavone

  • Shvedova beats Schiavone, sets up Miami clash with Serena March 19, 2014

    Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova beat former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 6-2 at the Sony Open on Tuesday, earning a second-round meeting with world number one Serena Williams. The world number 59 broke the Italian to take the first set and broke again to move ahead 3-1 in the second before...
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Hantuchova advance at Open GDF Suez January 28, 2014

    Paris: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat Francesca Schiavone 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 and Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic won 7-6 (4), 6-2 against wild-card entry Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Open GDF Suez on Monday. Pavlyuchenkova struggled at times with her serve against Schiavone , making six double-faults, but...
  • Voegele defeats Zakopalova in Linz October 8, 2013

    Linz: Stefanie Voegele won the last eight games to beat Klara Zakopalova 5-7, 7-5, 6-0 on Monday and advance to the second round of the Generali Ladies. Voegele failed to serve out the second set at 5-3 as Zakopalova leveled at 5-5 but the 58th-ranked Swiss player didn't concede a game...
  • Elina Svitolina, Francesca Schiavone reach 2nd round in Linz October 7, 2013

    Linz: Elina Svitolina and Francesca Schiavone earned straight-sets wins on Monday to reach the second round of the Generali Ladies. The 44th-ranked Svitolina defeated Mona Barthel 6-2, 7-5 after the German double-faulted eight times and dropped five service games. Schiavone hit four aces in beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2. The top-seeded player in...
  • Serena powers into third round of China Open October 1, 2013

    Beijing: World No. 1 Serena Williams served 10 aces in a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Italy's Francesca Schiavone on Tuesday that moved her into the third round of China Open. It was Williams' third straight-set victory against her Italian opponent on a hard court this year following wins at the US...
  • Serena demolishes Schiavone in New York August 28, 2013

    New York: Serena Williams was so dominant in the first round of the US Open that her opponent really wanted a hug. So midway through the second set of defending champion Williams' 6-0, 6-1 victory on Monday night, Francesca Schiavone wandered behind the baseline, found a ball boy and enveloped...
  • Top-seeded Radwanska eases into Stanford quarters July 25, 2013

    Stanford: Agnieszka Radwanska used to practice outside in Poland during the winter, dodging behind buildings to keep the wind from becoming a problem. That determination helped make her one of the toughest competitors on tour, and she demonstrated that on Wednesday night in a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Francesca Schiavone...
  • Hantuchova beats Schiavone in Birmingham June 15, 2013

    Birmingham: Daniela Hantuchova rallied from a set and 4-1 down on Friday to beat former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and advance to the semi-finals of the grass-court Aegon Classic. Hantuchova won 6-7 (8), 6-4, 7-6 (3) to record another upset in a rainy week at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in...
  • Azarenka eases past Schiavone to reach quarter-finals June 3, 2013

    Paris: Women's third seed Victoria Azarenka screeched past Italian former champion Francesca Schiavone into the quarter-finals of the French Open on Monday, winning 6-3, 6-0 on Chatrier Court. Neither player found any rhythm on serve with five consecutive breaks but once Azarenka found her range, she pulled away to advance to...
  • Francesca Schiavone eases into French Open 4th round June 1, 2013

    Paris: Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone easily beat 13th-seeded Marion Bartoli of France 6-2, 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday. The Italian won at Roland Garros three years ago but is unseeded at this year's tournament. She broke Bartoli's serve five times overall and...
  • Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands in quarters of Rome WTA event May 16, 2013

    Rome: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands scored a straight set win over Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur to move to the quarter-finals of the WTA Premier event, here. The sixth seeded Indo-American pair registered a 6-4 6-3 win over the Italian-Australian combination in one hour and 13 minutes...
  • Vinci-Kvitova highlights Italy-Czech Fed Cup draw April 19, 2013

    Palermo: Roberta Vinci will face Petra Kvitova on the opening day of the Fed Cup semi-finals between Italy and the two-time defending champion Czech Republic. Vinci beat former Wimbledon champion Kvitova in straight sets in Poland last weekend to move up to a career-high ranking of No. 12. The semifinal opens...
  • Schiavone, Pennetta back in Italy's Fed Cup team April 10, 2013

    Rome: Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta are back in Italy's team for a Fed Cup semi-final against the Czech Republic. The veterans sat out the first round when Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci led the Azzurre to a 3-2 comeback win over the United States. Errani and Vinci remain in the...
  • Williams, Sharapova advance in Doha February 13, 2013

    Doha: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, dominating their opponents with straight-set victories. Williams, who will regain the No. 1 ranking if she reached the semi-finals, showed no signs of the back or ankle injuries that troubled her at the...
  • Kvitova beats Schiavone, advances to second round January 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has advanced to the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Italy's Francesca Schiavone. Kvitova has struggled at the start of her 2013 season, losing 6-1, 6-1 to Dominika Cibulkova in the first round last week at the Sydney...
  • Serena, Kvitova set up quarter-final meeting July 2, 2012

    London: Four-time champion Serena Williams overcame windy conditions and a gritty 65th-ranked opponent on Monday to pull out another three-set victory and reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, where she will meet the defending champion Petra Kvitova who ousted Francesca Schiavone on Monday. The sixth-seeded American won the last three games of...
  • Kim Clijsters withdraws from Unicef Open June 23, 2012

    Den Bosch, Netherlands: Kim Clijsters withdrew from the Unicef Open before the semi-finals on Friday because of a stomach muscle strain, saying she did not want to jeopardise playing in her last Wimbledon before retirement. Clijsters' physiotherapist, Sam Versleghers, said the 29-year-old Belgian felt the injury on Thursday during her tough...
  • Schiavone loses to unseeded Lepchenko June 2, 2012

    Paris: Unseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States beat 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 8-6 in the third round at Roland Garros on Saturday. The 63rd-ranked Lepchenko never had made it beyond the second round at any Grand Slam tournament. But she came back to eliminate Schiavone,...
  • Serena, Venus and Djokovic reach Australian Open QFs January 25, 2010

    Melbourne: Serena Williams is in such devastating form that a fifth Australian Open title appears well within her grasp at a season-opening Grand Slam where a majority of her main rivals have fallen by the wayside. She still needs to win three more matches to defend her title but on Monday's...