Serena Williams defeats Timea Bacsinszky for first win since January

World No.1 Serena Williams received a wildcard for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and played and won her first match since claiming her fifth Australian Open title back in January. Serena had a first-round bye...

Venus Williams cruises, holder Dinara Safina loses first match in Rome 2010

The 1999 Rome champion Venus Williams cruised to the third round of this year’s tournament with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Patty Schnyder. The fourth-ranked Williams, who had a bye in the first round,...

Ana Ivanovic beats Elena Vesnina at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia round one

Prior to her first match at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia Ana Ivanovic had lost nine of her last 11 matches, so the victory in the first round of the clay-court tournament in Rome is...

Maria Kirilenko upsets Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round of Rome

Maria Kirilenko defeated fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 3-6 6-4 in the second round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. After failing to defend her title at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix last week,...

World No.1 Dinara Safina beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to win Italian Open

World No.1 Dinara Safina claimed her first title since climbing to the top of the rankings with a 6-3 6-2 victory over fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Safina has...

Amazing Dinara Safina battles past excellent Venus Williams into Rome final

Magnificent Dinara Safina beat magnificent Venus Williams 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4 in a powerful battle of two hard-hitters and one of the best matches of the season, to reach the final of the Internazionali BNL...

Safina through to Rome semifinals, Kuznetsova takes out defending champion Jankovic

Quarterfinal matches were taking place today in Rome, and most notably, top seed and world No.1 Dinara Safina survived one more three-setter, while finally-noticeable Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated two-time defending champion Jelena Jankovic. World No.48 Maria...

Ivanovic out, Safina and Jankovic advance at Internazionali BNL d’Italia

Ana Ivanovic’s preparations for the defense of her French Open title suffered a setback as she was defeated 6-1 3-6 6-4 by Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round. Interestingly, the Serb was leading 4-0...

Serena Williams shocked by Patty Schnyder in the first round of Rome

Serena Williams, who on Monday stated that she was the real No.1 and not Dinara Safina, suffered a 6-2 2-6 6-1 defeat by Patty Schnyder in the second round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. The...

Safina, Ivanovic progress into third round in Rome

World number one Dinara Safina and fifth seed Ana Ivanovic moved into the third round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. The top-seeded Safina had to decide the first set against Virginie Razzano in a tiebreak,...
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