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One Baltic club passes first round of qualifying

One Baltic club passes first round of qualifying

RIGA — Of the four Baltic teams to appear in the first round of UEFA Europa League qualifying, only one will move on to join a further five Baltic clubs in the second round. There were four teams from the Baltics involved in the first round of qualifying, but after participating in a home and […]

Sevastova moves onto quarters in fashion

Sevastova moves onto quarters in fashion

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova has moved into the final 8 following a destructive performance in the round of 16. Showing little respect for the 5th seeding of her opponent Shuai Peng of China, Sevastova took just over 48 minutes to run over the world no. 44 6-1, 6-1. Peng was completely outplayed by […]

Taaramäe prominent in Tour de France stage 2

Taaramäe prominent in Tour de France stage 2

SPA, Belgium— Young Estonian cyclist Rein Taaramäe has gained valuable exposure in the opening stages of the Tour de France. On Monday’s second stage, the tour continued its journey through Belgium, with riding cycling 201 km from Brussels to Spa. It is tradition for the tour to start in another country, with riders finally hitting […]

Sevastova turns around losing streak in Budapest

Sevastova turns around losing streak in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary — After two tough grand slam draws, Latvian Anastasija Sevastova has returned to winning ways in Budapest. The world no. 59 struggled early against her much lower-ranked opponent Belarusian Anastasiya Yakimova, before finding her rhythm to prevail in three sets 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Sevastova was clinical on break point, forcing Yakimova to brink […]

Kanepi disappoints in Sweden

Kanepi disappoints in Sweden

BASTAD, Sweden — Kaia Kanepi has been unable to back up her form from the previous two weeks which saw her reach the quarterfinals in Wimbledon. Her efforts at Wimbledon and at the AEGON International in Birmingham two weeks prior saw her leapfrog to 38 in the world, a ranking she failed to live up […]

Baltic clubs start so-so in Europe

Baltic clubs start so-so in Europe

JELGAVA, Latvia — Three Baltic team featured on the opening day of UEFA football for the 2010/2011 season, with two ties and a loss. Thursday marked the beginning of 2010/2011 qualification for Europe’s second tier footballing competition, the UEFA Europa League. In something of a drawn out qualifying process, yesterday’s opening qualifying day featured football […]

Kanepi ousted following enthralling encounter

Kanepi ousted following enthralling encounter

LONDON — Estonian Kaia Kanepi has lost her Wimbledon quarterfinal match, missing out on her first Grand Slam semifinal billing. While it was Kanepi who had the early advantage it was her Czech opponent Petra Kvitova who prevailed in the end, claiming the match in three set, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 8-6. In the battle of […]

Hot streak Kanepi into Wimbledon’s final 8

Hot streak Kanepi into Wimbledon’s final 8

LONDON — Kaia Kanepi is continuing to turn heads as her dream run at Wimbledon continues. Her latest victim, Czech Klara Zakopalová had little answers for Kanepi’s game based around her powerful, albeit erratic serve as the Estonian cruised to a 6-2, 6-4 victory. What is all the more remarkable about Kanepi’s run is that […]

Kanepi destroys 31st seed in London

Kanepi destroys 31st seed in London

LONDON — Kaia Kanepi has made her Wimbledon intentions clear, walking over Romanian 31st seed Alexandra Dulgheru in the round of 32. Dulgheru offered little resistance to one of the most on-form players on tour at the moment as Kanepi swept her aside 6-1, 6-2 in little under an hour. Kanepi pushed her opponent to […]

Berankis goes down fighting

Berankis goes down fighting

LONDON — Young Lithuanian Ričardas Berankis showed plenty of fight before falling to the much more fancied Feliciano López at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Playing in his first ever grand slam, Berankis had done well to make it past the first round and would have been happy enough to claim a set of the 22nd seed […]

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