Players most likely to win in Rome

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Internazionali BNL d'Italia is the most prestigious clay-court tournament after Roland Garros. It is a Tier I event with the prize money of $1,340,000. Amelie Mauresmo of France is seeded at the top. She...

Top seed Mauresmo dropped out of Rome

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Samantha Stosur, ranked 29th in the world, caused the first major upset at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, defeating top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo in a nail-biting match that lasted almost three hours. They played shot for shot,...

Superb Jankovic reaches Italian Open final

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Third-seeded Jelena Jankovic convincingly beat Patty Schnyder 6-1, 6-3 to advance to her first Rome final. JJ showed a high level of tennis -- she moved brilliantly, and with great precision hit the lines and...

Jankovic lifts her second Tier I trophy

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Jelena Jankovic defeated world number three and second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-1 to win the Internazionali BNL d'Italia and join Justin Henin as the only WTA players who have won three tournaments this...

Justine Henin withdraws from Italian Open, to be fined $20,000

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World No.1 Justine Henin has pulled out of the next week's Internazionali BNL d'Italia due to fatigue, and the WTA Tour said she will be fined $20,000 for the late withdrawal. Before the ongoing Qatar...

Tatiana Golovin won’t play Rome, Strasbourg and Roland Garros

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World No.21 Tatiana Golovin has withdrawn from the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Internationaux de Strasbourg, and from her home Grand Slam, Roland Garros. It's a pity, Golovin skipped Roland Garros last year too, the...

German Open champion Dinara Safina withdraws from Rome

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Last week was one of the most memorable times in Dinara Safina's career, as she won the Qatar Telecom German Open beating three Top 10 players on the way. Today, the Russian has withdrawn...

Top seed Ana Ivanovic upset by Tsvetana Pironkova in Rome

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Seed No.1 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia suffered a shock 6-4 5-7 6-2 loss to Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome. The fact that Ivanovic lost so...

Serena Williams pulls out of Internazionali BNL d’Italia due to back injury

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Fifth-seeded Serena Williams withdrew from her Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarterfinal against French qualifier Alize Cornet due to a back injury. Williams’ withdrawal gives world No.34 Cornet a walkover to the semifinals, where she'll face Russian...

Jelena Jankovic beats Venus Williams, advances to semifinals in Rome

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Defending champion Jelena Jankovic, seeded fourth, dismantled Venus Williams' power game and advanced to the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Jankovic defeated Williams 5-7 6-3 6-2. "I was fighting for every point,"...