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 16, 64, 61 and Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic won 76 (4), 62 against wildcard 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 doublefaults, but...
  • Voegele defeats Zakopalova in Linz October 8, 2013

    Linz: Stefanie Voegele won the last eight games to beat Klara Zakopalova 57, 75, 60 on Monday and advance to the second round of the Generali Ladies. Voegele failed to serve out the second set at 53 as Zakopalova leveled at 55 but the 58thranked 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 straightsets wins on Monday to reach the second round of the Generali Ladies. The 44thranked Svitolina defeated Mona Barthel 62, 75 after the German doublefaulted eight times and dropped five service games. Schiavone hit four aces in beating Karolina Pliskova 75, 62. The topseeded player in...
  • Serena powers into third round of China Open October 1, 2013

    Beijing: World No. 1 Serena Williams served 10 aces in a 64, 75 victory over Italy's Francesca Schiavone on Tuesday that moved her into the third round of China Open. It was Williams' third straightset victory against her Italian opponent on a hard court this year following wins at the US...
  • Serena demolishes Schiavone in New York August 27, 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...
  • Topseeded 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 64, 63 victory over Francesca Schiavone...
  • Hantuchova beats Schiavone in Birmingham June 15, 2013

    Birmingham: Daniela Hantuchova rallied from a set and 41 down on Friday to beat former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and advance to the semifinals of the grasscourt Aegon Classic. Hantuchova won 67 (8), 64, 76 (3) to record another upset in a rainy week at the Wimbledon warmup tournament in...
  • Azarenka eases past Schiavone to reach quarterfinals June 3, 2013

    Paris: Women's third seed Victoria Azarenka screeched past Italian former champion Francesca Schiavone into the quarterfinals of the French Open on Monday, winning 63, 60 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 13thseeded Marion Bartoli of France 62, 61 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 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...
  • VinciKvitova highlights ItalyCzech Fed Cup draw April 19, 2013

    Palermo: Roberta Vinci will face Petra Kvitova on the opening day of the Fed Cup semifinals between Italy and the twotime defending champion Czech Republic. Vinci beat former Wimbledon champion Kvitova in straight sets in Poland last weekend to move up to a careerhigh 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 semifinal against the Czech Republic. The veterans sat out the first round when Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci led the Azzurre to a 32 comeback win over the United States. Errani and Vinci remain in the...
  • Williams, Sharapova advance in Doha February 12, 2013

    Doha: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, dominating their opponents with straightset victories. Williams, who will regain the No. 1 ranking if she reached the semifinals, 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 64, 26, 62 victory over Italy's Francesca Schiavone. Kvitova has struggled at the start of her 2013 season, losing 61, 61 to Dominika Cibulkova in the first round last week at the Sydney...
  • Serena, Kvitova set up quarterfinal meeting July 2, 2012

    London: Fourtime champion Serena Williams overcame windy conditions and a gritty 65thranked opponent on Monday to pull out another threeset victory and reach the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, where she will meet the defending champion Petra Kvitova who ousted Francesca Schiavone on Monday. The sixthseeded 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 semifinals 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 29yearold 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 36, 63, 86 in the third round at Roland Garros on Saturday. The 63rdranked 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 seasonopening 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...