Pennetta, Kuznetsova, Kanepi, Baltacha withdraw from US Open

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The US Open starts in six days and so far we know that four WTA players will not participate: Flavia Pennetta of Italy, the 2004 US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, Kaia Kanepi...

Sharapova downs Venus for Rome semifinals

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Defending champion Maria Sharapova is through to the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, beating wildcard Venus Williams 6-4 6-3 in the final eight. After a closely-fought first set, the Russian second seed broke Venus'...

Angelique Kerber continues her winning ways in Doha, Hantuchova and Cibulkova out

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At the Qatar Total Open, in an all-German first-round encounter between fresh first-time WTA titlist Angelique Kerber and ninth seed Sabine Lisicki, the newer German force took charge, overcame stomach problems, came back from...

Zheng wins Auckland as Pennetta adds her name to the injured players list

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At the ASB Classic in Auckland, world No.34 Zheng Jie won her first title since 2006, but the final match was an unfinished battle, as her opponent Flavia Pennetta retired at 2-6 6-3 2-0...

Flavia Pennetta beats Agnieszka Radwanska in Singapore exhibition final

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A big tennis exhibition featuring six WTA stars (including two Top 10 members) took place on December 16-18 in Singapore and Italian Flavia Pennetta walked away with a victory bowl, defeating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in...

Schiavone beats both the Williams sisters in Milan, dances to “Beat It”

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Never in their eight previous matches in the period of eight years, from 2002 to 2010, had Francesca Schiavone beaten Venus Williams, and at the December 3rd exhibition event in Milan, the Italian managed...

Little Flavia Pennetta playing tennis in a romantic white dress

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Thanks to Linda, who scanned childhood photos from Flavia Pennetta's autobiography "Dritto al cuore" (Straight to the Heart), and Women's Tennis Blog reader Tony, who retweeted me the pictures, you get to see the tennis star when...

Flavia Pennetta puts it out there: single with satisfactory sex life

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You have to love Flavia Pennetta. In an interview with Diva e donna the Italian admitted how former boyfriend and former tennis world No.1 Carlos Moya hurt her, because she believed they would be...

Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta to defend WTA Championships title in Istanbul

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Doubles team of Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta will have a chance to defend their WTA Championships title from Doha by becoming the third doubles partnership to qualify for the year-end event, which will...

Flavia Pennetta joins Steffi Graf’s record

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Last week at the China Open Flavia Pennetta defeated singles and doubles No.1s on the same day – Caroline Wozniacki and Liezel Huber – thus joining the legendary Steffi Graf as the only other...