Bethanie Mattek Sands

  • Sharapova overpowers Mattek-Sands to reach second round January 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova celebrated her return to the grand slam spotlight on Tuesday with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4 win over American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 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...
  • Mattek-Sands upsets top seed Radwanska at Sydney January 7, 2014

    Sydney: American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated top-seeded and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-3 at the Sydney International on Tuesday. Mattek-Sands, 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 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and Wickmayer ousted American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Mattek-Sands 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 31-year-old's dominance that watching how her compatriots, even sister Venus these days, fare at grand slams has been rendered academic. On Tuesday, however, 18-year-old Madison Keys underlined that the former...
  • Sania-Bethanie 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 Mattek-Sands were forced to retire from their pre-quarterfinals 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...
  • Sania-Bethanie enter third round of French Open June 4, 2013

    Paris: Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands progressed to the third round of the women's doubles event with a three-set win over American pair of Lauren Davis and Megan Moulton-Levy here. Seeded seventh, Sania-Bethanie pair came from a set down to beat the American combination 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 in one...
  • Maria Kirilenko beats Bethanie Mattek-Sands in 4th round June 3, 2013

    Paris: Russia's Maria Kirilenko reached her first French Open quarter-final by ending the surprising run of 67th-ranked American Bethanie Mattek-Sands with a 7-5, 6-4 victory on Monday. The 12th-seeded Kirilenko lost in the fourth round at Roland Garros in 2010 and 2011. She trailed 4-1 at the start against Mattek-Sands, who...
  • Sania Mirza-Bethanie Mattek-Sands advance to Round 2 in Paris June 2, 2013

    Paris: Indo-American pairing of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 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. Sania-Bethanie won 6-3, 6-4 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 Mattek-Sands on Thursday, losing a rain-interrupted match 5-7 6-3 6-2. Sixth seed Li, who became a flagbearer for Asian tennis in 2011 when she won the French Open, edged the first...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis, Sania-Bethanie bow out in Rome May 18, 2013

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reached the semi-finals of the Rome Masters after getting a walkover from rivals Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek even as Sania Mizra and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 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 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...
  • Mirza-Bethanie in Round 2 of Rome Masters May 15, 2013

    Rome: Women's doubles sixth seeds of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached the second round of the Rome Masters here. The Indo-American pair beat Japanese-Latvian duo of Shuko Aoyama and Liga Dekmeijere 6-1, 6-3 in 58 minutes Tuesday. The winners broke their opponents five times in the match. They will face Italian-Australian...
  • Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands exit from Madrid Open May 9, 2013

    Madrid: Sania Mirza and her American pair Bethanie Mattek-Sands 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 Indo-American pair lost 5-7 1-6 to the unseeded Russian-Czech pair in one hour and...
  • Sania Mirza-Bethanie in 2nd round of Madrid Open May 7, 2013

    Madrid: Fifth seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza advanced to the next round at the Mutua Madrid Open with a three-set win over Daniela Hantuchova and Anabel Medina Garrigues. The Indo-American pair have been in terrific form this year, winning Premier-level titles in Brisbane and Dubai and finishing runners-up in Stuttgart. The...
  • Sania-Bethanie lose in the finals at Stuttgart April 28, 2013

    Stuttgart: Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands will have to wait for their third title of the season as they ended runners-up 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 Indo-American...
  • Gritty Sharapova sets up Stuttgart final against Li Na April 28, 2013

    Stuttgart: Top seed and holder Maria Sharapova battled through a tough three-set 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 6-3, 2-6,...
  • Sania-Bethanie enter semis of Stuttgart WTA event April 27, 2013

    Stuttgart: Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Liezel Huber and Janette Husarova to enter the women's doubles semi-final at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix here. The Indo-American pair got past the American-Slovak combination 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter-finals played on Friday. Sania-Bethanie next play Germany's Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic on...
  • Li Na ousts Petra Kvitova to book Stuttgart semi-final spot April 27, 2013

    Berlin: World number five Li Na withstood a late comeback from Petra Kvitova to beat the fifth-seeded Czech 6-3, 7-5 on Friday and set up a Stuttgart Grand Prix semi-final with American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The second seed from China was put under early pressure by a series of sizzling Kvitova...
  • Sania Mirza-Bethanie Mattek lose in Sony Open quarters March 27, 2013

    Miami: India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands on Wednesday crashed out of the Sony Open Miami Masters after losing their women's doubles quarter-final match against world No.1 pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in straight sets at Crandon Park, here. The seventh seeded Indo-American pair lost 1-6,...
  • Sania-Bethanie in quarters, Bopanna-Ram knocked out of Sony Open March 26, 2013

    Miami: Sania Mirza kept the Indian hopes alive by progressing to the women's doubles quarter-finals 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 ATP-WTA Sony Open. Sania and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands overcame...
  • Unseeded Czech Karolina Pliskova wins Malaysian Open March 4, 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...
  • Sania-Bethanie reach the final at Dubai February 23, 2013

    Dubai: Sania Mirza earned a shot at her second title of the season with partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands as they reached the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, here Friday. The unseeded Indo-American pair took out Australia's Anastasia Rodionova and Zimbabwe's Cara Black 6-2 7-5 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 Mattek-Sands 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...
  • Sania-Bethanie 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 Mattek-Sands here on Saturday. Sania-Bethanie edged out Czech-German duo of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 in a battle lasting little over one hour thirty minutes. There was very...
  • Sania-Bethanie reach first final of the season January 3, 2013

    Brisbane: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands on Thursday reached the first final of the new season when their opponents - Daniela Hantuchova and Katarina Srebotnik - conceded the semi-final match at the WTA Brisbane International, here. The unseeded Indo-American pair was leading 5-1 in the opening set when...
  • Sania-Bethanie ease into US Open Round 3 September 2, 2012

    New York: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands entered the women's doubles third round with a straight-set 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 Mattek-Sands 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 seven-time Grand Slam champion pulled out of the tournament before her second-round match last year because of an autoimmune disease. Williams was back on Tuesday, and she beat fellow American Bethanie...
  • Sania-Bethanie advance in Rogers Cup August 10, 2012

    Montreal: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands registered a straight-set victory over Julia Goerges of Germany and Czech Republic's Kveta Peschke 7-6(1), 6-3 to enter the second round of the Rogers Cup here. Seventh seeded Indo-American pair took an hour and 28 minutes to get the better of their...