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Kanepi continues to impress on grass

Kanepi continues to impress on grass

LONDON — Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi fine vein of form on grass has continued at Wimbledon. Her latest victim was Romania’s Edina Gallovits who could only push the Estonian in the second set before falling in two 6-4, 7-5. Kanepi had the upper hand throughout, pushing her opponent to an astonishing 16 times, converting on five […]

Kanepi causes first major Wimbledon upset

Kanepi causes first major Wimbledon upset

LONDON — Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi has caused the first major upset at Wimbledon, ousting 6th seeded Australian Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-4. The Estonian has shown stellar form of recent seeing her climb back to 80 in the world rankings, a number which is bound to drop further following Wimbledon. Kanepi was undaunted by the recent […]

Sevastova ousted early

Sevastova ousted early

LONDON — Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova has suffered an early exit from the ladies single draw, falling to former world no.1 Justine Henin. After having a strong build up to the French Open, a tough draw there and here as well has subsequently seen the promising young Latvian packing her bags earlier than what some pundits […]

Unheralded Lithuanian starts well at Wimbledon

Unheralded Lithuanian starts well at Wimbledon

LONDON — Lithuanian Ričardas Berankis has made it through to the second round in his first-ever junior Grand Slam. In one of Monday’s lesser known match ups, the former junior world no. 1 has moved past the first round by dispatching of Australian Carsten Ball 6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 7-6. After looking strong in the opening […]

EPL team Blackpool coming to Jelgava

EPL team Blackpool coming to Jelgava

JELGAVA, Latvia — FK Jelgava is about to take on the biggest challenge in the club’s history when English Premier League newcomers Blackpool come to town. Blackpool, who are directed by Latvian Velory Belokon agreed to the game late last week which is set to take place at the Jelgava Olympic Centre on Sept. 2. […]

Li tops Kanepi in AEGON quarterfinals

Li tops Kanepi in AEGON quarterfinals

BIRMINGHAM, U.K — A tough schedule has finally gotten the better of Kaia Kanepi at the AEGON Classic. In an event dogged by bad weather, Kanepi became one of the culprits, forced to play almost two whole matches in one day, with the pressure proving too tough. Having moved into the round of 16 early […]

Kanepi into final 16

Kanepi into final 16

BIRMINGHAM, UK — Kaia Kanepi has moved into the final 16 of the AEGON Classic without dropping a set. Her second victim at the tournament was Australian Jarmila Groth who perhaps pushed Kanepi further than some would have predicted, before the Estonian was finally able to prevail 7-6 (5), 7-5. Kanepi played anything but a […]

Sūduva join Ventspils for Triobet final

Sūduva join Ventspils for Triobet final

LIEPAJA, Latvia — Sūduva have joined Ventspils in next month’s Triobet Baltic League final. The Lithuanians move through to the final after defeating Liepājas Metalurgs 4:2 on aggregate. Having won the first-leg 3:0 last month at home in Marijampole, the Lithuanians left Liepājas Metalurgs with all the work to do on the return-leg in Liepāja […]

Ventspils through to Triobet Baltic League final

Ventspils through to Triobet Baltic League final

TALLINN — Ventspils are the first team to book their spot in the Triobet Baltic League football final. The Latvians moved through to the final after holding their opposition FC Flora to a 0-0 result in the return-leg semi final on Tuesday evening, giving them an aggregate 2-0 victory, following their first-leg victory last month. […]

Who can prevent an all-Latvian final?

Who can prevent an all-Latvian final?

JELGAVA, Latvia — Ventspils and Liepājas Metalurgs are aiming for an all-Latvian final, as they prepare for the Triobet Baltic League semifinal return legs. However, for this to happen they will first have to overcome their worthy opposites; Flora of Estonia and Sūduva of Lithuania respectively. Sūduva are sitting best to break up the all-Latvian […]

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