Francesca Schiavone

  • Shvedova beats Schiavone, sets up Miami clash with Serena 19-03-2014 09:22 AM

    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...
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Hantuchova advance at Open GDF Suez 28-01-2014 10:40 AM

    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,...
  • Voegele defeats Zakopalova in Linz 08-10-2013 09:24 AM

    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...
  • Elina Svitolina, Francesca Schiavone reach 2nd round in Linz 07-10-2013 10:59 PM

    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...
  • Serena powers into third round of China Open 01-10-2013 02:21 PM

    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...
  • Serena demolishes Schiavone in New York 27-08-2013 08:55 AM

    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 25-07-2013 10:27 AM

    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 15-06-2013 01:27 PM

    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...
  • Azarenka eases past Schiavone to reach quarter-finals 03-06-2013 04:58 PM

    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...
  • Francesca Schiavone eases into French Open 4th round 01-06-2013 08:28 PM

    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...
  • Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands in quarters of Rome WTA event 16-05-2013 03:55 PM

    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...
  • Vinci-Kvitova highlights Italy-Czech Fed Cup draw 19-04-2013 06:22 PM

    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...
  • Schiavone, Pennetta back in Italy's Fed Cup team 10-04-2013 11:50 PM

    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...
  • Williams, Sharapova advance in Doha 12-02-2013 11:42 PM

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