Photos from Rome: Kerber & Cibulkova make early exits

Angelique Kerber’s woes continued at the 2017 Internazionali BNL d’Italia as the world #1 suffered another second-round loss. Following early losses in Stuttgart and Madrid, Kerber fell prey to Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit in Rome, being...

Photos from Rome: Disaster strikes Maria Sharapova

After being all happy and upbeat following her round one win at the 2017 Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Tuesday turned out to be a nightmare day for Maria Sharapova in Rome. In the afternoon, the Russian...

Photos from Rome: Sharapova starts off strong

With Madrid in the books, the 2017 WTA clay season moves on to Rome for the final big tournament before this year’s French Open. Hosted in the historic Foro Italico, the Internazionali BNL d'Italia...

Serena reigns supreme in Rome

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Once again one of the sport's biggest champions ended up winning the final big clay tune-up event for the French Open. Serena WIlliams walked away with the trophy at the Campo Centrale, winning her first...

Americans in Rome: Williams and Keys contest finals

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On a day interrupted by rainfall and dire weather in the Italian capital, Madison Keys and Serena Williams managed to overcome difficult opponents to book their spot in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia finals. The all-American...

Semifinals are set: The last four in Rome!

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After the four matches on the women's side on Friday, the four semifinalists in Rome have been determined. Madison Keys and Garbine Muguruza will face each other at noon local time, whereas Serena Williams...

Svetlana Kuznetsova talks clay tennis, Qiaodan fashion and Serena Williams

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After reaching the finals of the Miami Open in April, Svetlana Kuznetsova was considering how to construct her clay season -- the surface she feels most comfortable on and that has yielded some of...

Muguruza and Bacsinszky set up blockbuster, Begu keeps rolling

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Thursday in Madrid got off to a quick start with Muguruza, Bacsinszky and Begu emerging as early winners on Pietrangeli, Grandstand and Court One -- René Denfeld recaps the victories of the first quarterfinalists...

Bacsinszky reloading in Rome

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After capturing her first title of the year in Rabat one and a half weeks ago, Timea Bacsinszky arrived at the Mutua Madrid Open with a new trophy in her bag -- but also a...

Bouchard fights past Kerber in a Pietrangeli battle

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After Victoria Azarenka's early exit, the Foro Italico provided a dramatic follow-up on Wednesday afternoon with Eugenie Bouchard and Angelique Kerber battling hard in a three-set contest -- in the end it was the Canadian...