Maria Kirilenko

  • 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 three-time 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 6-1, 6-1 win over Alisa Kleybanova in Cagliari to spur Italy to their third Fed Cup title in five years with a 4-0 win over Russia on Sunday. A second-string 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: Top-ranked Serena Williams fought off three set points and rallied to beat Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 7-5 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the China Open. Williams won her 70th match of the year and improved to 8-0 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 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 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 33-year-old missed Wimbledon,...
  • Robson upsets 10th-seeded Kirilenko at Wimbledon June 26, 2013

    London: Laura Robson became the first British woman to defeat a top-10 player at the All England Club in 15 years when she beat 10th-seeded Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4 in the first round at Wimbledon on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Robson followed in the footsteps of Sam Smith, who upset No. 7...
  • Azarenka reaches Roland Garros semis beating Kirilenko June 5, 2013

    Paris: Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka became the first woman representing Belarus to reach the semifinals of the French Open by defeating Maria Kirilenko of Russia 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Wednesday. The two-time Australian Open champ won five straight points to lead 6-1 in the tiebreaker before hitting a backhand crosscourt winner to...
  • 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...
  • Nadal, Serena, Sharapova reach Madrid quarters May 9, 2013

    Madrid : Rafael Nadal cruised into the Madrid Open quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-3 victory Thursday over Mikhail Youzhny that featured an array of creative shots. Top-ranked 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 1-0 in Fed Cup semi-finals April 20, 2013

    Moscow: Dominika Cibulkova rallied to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in the opening singles on Saturday to give Slovakia a 1-0 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 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...
  • Serena Williams advances to quarter-finals in Australia January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: Serena Williams continued her run toward a third consecutive major title by beating Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-0 on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Williams has lost only one match since her first-round 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 quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup by beating Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 6-0, 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 second-round match. The...
  • Kirilenko withdraws from Korea Open November 16, 2012

    SEOUL: Maria Kirilenko of Russia withdrew from a second-round 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 So-ra. Nadia Petrova of Russia defeated Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 6-2, 6-4 in her...
  • Sharapova out of Australian Open, Safina advances March 27, 2010

    Melbourne: Former champion Maria Sharapova's return to Melbourne Park ended in a shock 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 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...