Ekaterina Makarova

  • Safarova beats Makarova to reach Wimbledon last four July 1, 2014

    London: Lucie Safarova led the Czech charge into the Wimbledon semi-finals on Tuesday, beating Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-3, 6-1 to become the first woman through to the last four. The 27-year-old's victory guaranteed a Czech woman would reach the final as she will meet the winner of the later quarter-final...
  • Sania-Black storm into semis at Indian Wells March 13, 2014

    Indian Wells (California): India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black knocked out second-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina to enter the semi-finals of the women's doubles at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament here. Fifth-seeded Mirza and Black won 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday and will now play fourth...
  • Makarova ousts Zvonareva in Pattaya Open January 29, 2014

    Pattaya: Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova put her close friendship with Vera Zvonareva to one side by easily beating her fellow Russian 6-0, 6-2 in just 63 minutes in the second round of the Pattaya Open on Wednesday. Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and '10, couldn't handle her opponent's big groundstrokes...
  • Li Na through to Australian Open quarter-finals January 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Two-time finalist Li Na has advanced to the Australian Open quarter-finals for the third time in four years with a 6-2, 6-0 win in just 59 minutes over Ekaterina Makarova on Sunday. No. 4 Li, who broke No. 22-seeded Marakova's serve five times, lost to Victoria Azarenka in the 2013...
  • Venus Williams knocked out in first round of Australian Open January 13, 2014

    Melbourne: Ekaterina Makarova, who upset an injured Serena Williams in the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open, completed a Melbourne Park sweep of the Williams sisters by eliminating Venus 2-6 6-4 6-4 to advance to the second round on Monday. The 22nd seeded Russian came back from 3-0 down in...
  • Li becomes China's first US Open semi-finalist September 4, 2013

    New York: Li Na broke another barrier for Chinese tennis, becoming China's first semi-finalist at the US Open by beating Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2 on Tuesday at windy Flushing Meadows. The 31-year-old, fifth-seeded Li pumped both fists in joy after 24th seed Makarova sailed a backhand long to end...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska loses to Makarova in US Open's 4th round September 2, 2013

    New York: Agnieszka Radwanska simply can't make it past the fourth round at the U.S. Open, the Grand Slam tournament where she's had the least success. A 6-4, 6-4 loss to 24th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia on Sunday night marked the fourth time since 2007 that Radwanska left Flushing Meadows in...
  • Makarova, Vesnina win French Open women's doubles title June 9, 2013

    Paris: Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Grand Slam title together by defeating defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 7-5, 6-2 in the women's doubles final of the French Open on Sunday. It was the first major title for Vesnina but the second...
  • Russia beat Slovakia 3-2 in Fed Cup semis April 22, 2013

    Moscow: Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won the decisive doubles match Sunday as Russia completed a 3-2 comeback victory over Slovakia to reach the Fed Cup final. Slovakia won the first two singles on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead but Maria Kirilenko and Makarova won the reverse matches to level...
  • Russia beat Japan 3-2 in Fed Cup first round February 10, 2013

    Moscow: Ekaterina Makarova won the second reverse singles match and paired with Elena Vesnina to secure Russia a 3-2 victory over Japan in the Fed Cup on Sunday. Makarova and Vesnina beat Japan's Ayumi Morita and Misaki Doi 6-2, 6-2. Earlier Sunday, Morita put Japan in a 2-1 lead by beating...
  • Morita beats Makarova to level Fed Cup tie at 1-1 vs Russia February 10, 2013

    Moscow: Ayumi Morita beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 Saturday, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Russia in the Fed Cup event. Maria Kirilenko defeated veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the opening match. Four-time winner Russia played without Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva. In Sunday's singles, Kirilenko will...
  • Sharapova beats Makarova to set up semis clash with Li Na January 22, 2013

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova continued her dominating form at the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Ekatrina Makarova on Tuesday, conceding only nine games in five matches en route to a semifinal against Li Na. No.2-ranked Sharapova had a 6-2, 6-2 quarterfinal win over fellow Russian Makarova on Rod Laver Arena...
  • Makarova eager to face rampant Sharapova in quarters January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: Russian Ekaterina Makarova is eager to meet Maria Sharapova in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday even though her compatriot has been one of the dominant women players of the tournament. The 19th seed met Sharapova in the same round last year at Melbourne Park, with the...
  • Cibulkova advances to 2nd round at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2012

    Moscow: Defending champion Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup, rallying to beat Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Slovakian, who won her second career title in the United States in July, struggled in the first set, losing four consecutive games. But...
  • Soares-Makarova win US Open mixed doubles title September 7, 2012

    New York: Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Brazil's Bruno Soares completed an unlikely run to the US Open mixed doubles title by beating fourth-seeded Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Marcin Matkowski of Poland on Thursday. Makarova and Soares committed to the tournament at the last minute and the unseeded duo...
  • Sania enters second round of Dubai Open February 17, 2009

    Dubai: Sania Mirza continued her impressive form this year as she moved into the second round of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championship with a straight-set win over Russian Ekaterina Makarova in Dubai. The Indian ace, who lost in the final of the Pattaya Open, on Sunday continued her impressive form to...