MARIA KIRILENKO

  • Karolina Pliskova beats Maria Kirilenko to reach final in Korea September 20, 2014

    Seoul: Secondseeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko 46, 76 (5), 63 and reach the final of the Korea Open. Pliskova hit 10 aces at Olympic Park Tennis Center to oust Kirilenko, who needed a wild card to enter...
  • Sharapova surges past compatriot Kirilenko at US Open August 26, 2014

    New York: French Open champion Maria Sharapova swept the last 10 games to surge past fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 64, 60 and into the second round of the US Open on Monday. Trailing 24 in the first set, the fivetimes grand slam winner tightened control of her booming groundstrokes to break...
  • Maria Kirilenko ends engagement to NHL star Alex Ovechkin July 22, 2014

    Another sports power couple's engagement is off. Two months after golfer Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she has called off her planned wedding to threetime NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. The two had been together since...
  • Ruthless Errani secures Fed Cup for Italy November 4, 2013

    Sara Errani romped to a 61, 61 win over Alisa Kleybanova in Cagliari to spur Italy to their third Fed Cup title in five years with a 40 win over Russia on Sunday. A secondstring Russian side, who had to contest the final without top players Maria Kirilenko, Elena Vesnina and...
  • Williams rallies to beat Kirilenko in China Open October 3, 2013

    Beijing: Topranked Serena Williams fought off three set points and rallied to beat Russian Maria Kirilenko 75, 75 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the China Open. Williams won her 70th match of the year and improved to 80 against Kirilenko. The unseeded Russian made Williams work for the win,...
  • Maria Kirilenko, Ana Ivanovic in Rogers Cup 2nd round August 7, 2013

    Toronto: Venus Williams lost in her first match in more than two months, falling 06, 64, 62 to Kirsten Flipkens at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday. It was Williams' first tour match since she lost in the first round of the French Open on May 26. The 33yearold missed Wimbledon,...
  • Robson upsets 10thseeded Kirilenko at Wimbledon June 26, 2013

    London: Laura Robson became the first British woman to defeat a top10 player at the All England Club in 15 years when she beat 10thseeded Maria Kirilenko 63, 64 in the first round at Wimbledon on Tuesday. The 19yearold Robson followed in the footsteps of Sam Smith, who upset No. 7...
  • Azarenka reaches Roland Garros semis beating Kirilenko June 5, 2013

    Paris: Thirdseeded Victoria Azarenka became the first woman representing Belarus to reach the semifinals of the French Open by defeating Maria Kirilenko of Russia 76 (3), 62 on Wednesday. The twotime Australian Open champ won five straight points to lead 61 in the tiebreaker before hitting a backhand crosscourt winner to...
  • Maria Kirilenko beats Bethanie MattekSands in 4th round June 3, 2013

    Paris: Russia's Maria Kirilenko reached her first French Open quarterfinal by ending the surprising run of 67thranked American Bethanie MattekSands with a 75, 64 victory on Monday. The 12thseeded Kirilenko lost in the fourth round at Roland Garros in 2010 and 2011. She trailed 41 at the start against MattekSands, who...
  • Nadal, Serena, Sharapova reach Madrid quarters May 9, 2013

    Madrid : Rafael Nadal cruised into the Madrid Open quarterfinals with a 62, 63 victory Thursday over Mikhail Youzhny that featured an array of creative shots. Topranked Serena Williams and No. 2 Maria Sharapova also reached the quarterfinals in straight sets. Having already established control by winning Youzhny's second service...
  • Slovakia lead Russia 10 in Fed Cup semifinals April 20, 2013

    Moscow: Dominika Cibulkova rallied to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 57, 61, 64 in the opening singles on Saturday to give Slovakia a 10 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals. Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia was scheduled to play Maria Kirilenko in the second singles match on indoor clay...
  • Azarenka pulls out of Indian Wells to gift Wozniacki semi-final spot March 15, 2013

    California: In a bizarre coincidence, top seed Victoria Azarenka and seventh-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur withdrew from their quarter-final matches at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday due to leg injuries. Australian Open champion Azarenka of Belarus pulled out with an inflamed right ankle after Stosur had exited earlier in the...
  • Kvitova ousted by Kirilenko at Indian Wells March 14, 2013

    California: Erratic serving cost Petra Kvitova dearly as the fifth-seeded Czech was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open by Russian Maria Kirilenko on Wednesday, losing 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the quarter-finals. Left-hander Kvitova double-faulted 13 times during an error-strewn match which ended after almost two-and-a-half hours when the 2011...
  • Morita beats Makarova to level Fed Cup tie at 11 vs Russia February 9, 2013

    Moscow: Ayumi Morita beat Ekaterina Makarova 62, 62 Saturday, giving Japan a 11 tie with Russia in the Fed Cup event. Maria Kirilenko defeated veteran Kimiko DateKrumm 76 (3), 64 in the opening match. Fourtime winner Russia played without Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva. In Sunday's singles, Kirilenko will...
  • Serena Williams advances to quarterfinals in Australia January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: Serena Williams continued her run toward a third consecutive major title by beating Maria Kirilenko 62, 60 on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Williams has lost only one match since her firstround exit at the French Open last year. Since then, she has won the...
  • Arvidsson stuns Bartoli, Kirilenko advances October 17, 2012

    Moscow: Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup by beating Marion Bartoli of France 63, 60, while Russia's Maria Kirilenko defeated her compatriot and wild card Elena Vesnina. Arvidsson broke Bartoli three times and dropped serve twice in the first set of the secondround match. The...
  • Kirilenko withdraws from Korea Open September 19, 2012

    SEOUL: Maria Kirilenko of Russia withdrew from a secondround match at the Korea Open on Wednesday because of a back injury. Organizers said Kirilenko complained of back pain during a match with South Korean player Lee Sora. Nadia Petrova of Russia defeated Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 62, 64 in her...
  • Sharapova out of Australian Open, Safina advances January 18, 2010

    Melbourne: Former champion Maria Sharapova's return to Melbourne Park ended in a shock 76, 36, 64 defeat by fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday. Sharapova, who won the 2008 title on her last appearance at Rod Laver Arena, posted 66 unforced errors and...