Kirsten Flipkens

  • Li Na, Agnieszka Radwanska reach 2nd round at Madrid Open May 5, 2014

    Madrid: Seeded women's players Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska overcame stubborn resistance to win their first-round matches at the Madrid Open on Monday. The second-seeded Na held off Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 7-6 (7) before the third-seeded Radwanska ousted Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (3), 6-2 on the clay at the Magic...
  • Maria Sharapova gets wake-up call to reach Miami quarters March 24, 2014

    Fourth seed Maria Sharapova got a much-needed wake-up call after sleep-walking her way through the opening set before dispatching Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday to reach the Sony Open quarter-finals. German fifth seed Angelique Kerber also needed three sets to get by Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Sharapova,...
  • Errani and Flipkens advance to Open GDF quarters January 30, 2014

    Paris: Eighth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium comfortably beat Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-1, 6-3 at the Open GDF Suez on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal against top-seeded Maria Sharapova. Last year's runner-up, Sara Errani, also reached the last eight in straight sets. Flipkens converted all four of her break points...
  • Suarez Navarro, Flipkens reach quarters in Linz October 10, 2013

    Linz: Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium advanced to the quarter-finals of the Generali Ladies on Wednesday. The No. 4-seeded Suarez Navarro defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1, 6-4. In her seventh quarter-final of the season, Suarez Navarro will play the fifth-seeded Flipkens, who routed Camila Giorgi...
  • Venus Willams uproots Flipkens in first round at US Open August 28, 2013

    New York: Venus Williams rolled back the years to beat Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of the US Open on Monday as the final grand slam of the year burst into life. Roared on by an energetic New York crowd on a blustery day at Flushing Meadows, Williams showed...
  • Venus Williams falls in first round in Toronto August 7, 2013

    Venus Williams got off to a flying start in her return from a two-month layoff but her game quickly fell apart as the seven-times grand slam champion slumped to a 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 loss to Kirsten Flipkens in the Rogers Cup first round on Tuesday. Seeds Maria Kirilenko (11) Jelena Jankovic...
  • Sabine Lisicki, Marion Bartoli reach Wimbledon final July 4, 2013

    London: Sabine Lisicki advanced to her first Wimbledon final a couple of hours after Marion Bartoli reached her second. Lisicki, a 2011 semi-finalist at the All England Club, beat fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 Thursday on Centre Court, overpowering her opponent at the start and then hanging on at...
  • Bartoli crushes Flipkens to reach Wimbledon final July 4, 2013

    London: Marion Bartoli wasted little time in advancing to her second Wimbledon final, dancing and grunting her way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday. The 15th-seeded Frenchwoman jumped ahead 3-0 in the first set and broke early in the second for another 3-0 lead. Flipkens, a...
  • Opportunity knocks as outsiders reach semis at Wimbledon July 3, 2013

    London: The leading ladies have exited stage left but the understudies kept this most volatile of Wimbledon scripts bubbling along on Tuesday to ensure a new name will be engraved on the trophy come Saturday. Emerging from a quarter-final line-up featuring women from eight different nations and with just two...
  • Flipkens reaches 1st Grand Slam semis at Wimbledon July 3, 2013

    London: Kirsten Flipkens was diagnosed with life-threatening blood clots in both her legs just over a year ago. On Tuesday, the Belgian reached the Wimbledon semi-finals. "It's amazing, it's more than a dream come true to be in the semifinals of a Grand Slam, it's ridiculous," the 20th-ranked Flipkens said. "Last...
  • Shocks leave last eight women dreaming of Wimbledon title July 2, 2013

    Eight women from eight different countries will walk through the gates of the All England Club on Tuesday harbouring genuine title hopes following a Wimbledon wipeout of the headline attractions. Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova, Wimbledon champion in 2011, and China's Li Na, French Open winner in the same year,...
  • Simona Halep beats Kirsten Flipkens to win Topshelf Open June 22, 2013

    Rosmalen: Simona Halep made it two titles in a row Saturday, beating Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-interrupted final at the Topshelf Open grass court tournament. The 21-year-old Romanian was a break up at 5-4 when rain forced a 75-minute delay. She came back and held serve to take the...
  • Simona Halep and Kirsten Flipkens reach Topshelf Open final June 21, 2013

    Rosmalen: Simona Halep reached her second final in a week by beating third-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-2 at the Topshelf Open on Friday to set up a final against Kirsten Flipkens. It was the second easy win against a top player on Rosmalen's grass courts for the in-form Romanian, after...
  • Flipkens bows out of Aegon Classic June 14, 2013

    Birmingham: Top-seeded Kirsten Flipkens lost at the Aegon Classic on Thursday, leaving four seeded players in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon tuneup. Flipkens was beaten 7-6 (5), 6-2 by 16th-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova on another rainy day in Birmingham. Third-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania defeated Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 and is...
  • Flipkens advances to round three of Aegon Classic June 13, 2013

    Birmingham: Top seeded Kirsten of Belgium came from a set down to beat Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic and advance to the third round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Wednesday. On a rain-affected third day, Flipkens won 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 and will play Magdalena Rybarikova for a place in the quarterfinals. Third...
  • Victoria Azarenka progresses to round four at Indian Wells March 12, 2013

    Indian Wells: Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka struggled to find her rhythm against Kirsten Flipkens in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday but finished strong to beat the Belgian 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. After the wayward start, the top seed and defending champion stormed through the final set,...
  • Tommy Haas reaches 2nd round at Memphis February 21, 2013

    Memphis, Tennessee: Germany's Tommy Haas advanced to the second round of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory over Russia's Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Haas was a finalist at last week's SAP Open in San Jose. He is a three-time Memphis champion. He won...
  • Kirsten Flipkens beats Ana Ivanovic at Generali Ladies October 13, 2012

    Linz: Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium defeated two-time champion Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-0 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies. Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka, fifth-seeded Julia Goerges and Irina-Camelia Begu also advanced to the semi-finals. Flipkens, who is ranked 66th and had to qualify for the main draw, trailed 3-1 before winning...
  • Azarenka brushes aside Flipkens at US Open November 16, 2012

    New York: Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka advanced to the third round of the US Open with a straight-set win over qualifier Kirsten Flipkens. Azarenka won 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes Wednesday. The Australian Open champ from Belarus has never been past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows. Flipkens, a 133rd-ranked Belgian, beat 60th-ranked...