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Kanepi falls short against Hantuchová

Kanepi falls short against Hantuchová

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Kaia Kanepi has entered a losing streak after her impressive win against no. 14 Shahar Peer earlier this month, losing the second round at Montreal and out in the first in New Haven. Kanepi was defeated in only two sets by Daniela Hantuchová, with the Slovakian brushing her aside after a […]

Gulbis, Kanepi bow out of tourneys

Gulbis, Kanepi bow out of tourneys

CINCINATTI, U.S. — Both Baltic tennis stars Ernests Gulbis and Kaia Kanepi have been eliminated from their respective tournaments this week. Gulbis reached the top 16 in the Cincinnati Masters to put up a solid effort against no. 4 Andy Murray. However, after winning the first set 4-6 the drawback of the Latvian’s usual aggressive […]

Kanepi upsets to win in Montreal

Kanepi upsets to win in Montreal

MONTREAL — Budding Estonian tennis star Kaia Kanepi showed No. 14 ranked Shahar Peer a thing or two in Wimbledon, taking the Israeli down 6-3, 6-3 and continuing her hot streak. Kanepi has been playing the best tennis of her young career this summer, becoming the first Estonian to win a WTA singles tourny when […]

Gulbis chokes in Canada

Gulbis chokes in Canada

TORONTO — Ernests Gulbis tried his best but failed to perform any better in Canada than his disappointing result at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, this time going down 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 to Robin Söderling in the second round of the Rogers Cup. Gulbis took the opening set, but after two hours he succumbed […]

Gulbis back on track in Montreal

Gulbis back on track in Montreal

MONTREAL — Budding Latvian tennis star Ernests Gulbis is back on track in Canada’s Rogers Cup after an embarrassing defeat in Los Angeles last month. In the first round of the Rogers Cup “The Gull” flew past Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets, coasting by 6-1 in the first and coming back from a 3-0 […]

Gulbis booted from LA by Falla

Gulbis booted from LA by Falla

LOS ANGELES — Turned out to be not such an impressive comeback for Ernests Gulbis after all. After managing to put away Lukas Lacko 7-5, 7-5 in the first round of the Farmers Classic on Tuesday, Gulbis just didn’t have the stamina to defeat Colombian Alejandro Falla in a long, hard-fought match on Thursday. Gulbis […]

Gulbis wins after time off

Gulbis wins after time off

LOS ANGELES — It was a tough match but in the end Ernests Gulbis came through, defeating Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko 7-5, 7-5 in the first round of the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles. This was Gulbis’ first action since a hamstring injury forced the budding Latvian tennis star out of Wimbledon. “It was a tough […]

Kanepi wins Palermo WTA tournament

Kanepi wins Palermo WTA tournament

TALLINN — Kaia Kanepi won the Internazionali Femminili di Tennis tournament in Palermo, Italy, becoming the first Estonian tennis player to win a WTA title. Kanepi showed her true potential in the tournament, playing the best tennis of her career thus far. In the final on Sunday Kanepi defeated Flavia Pennetta of Italy in straight […]

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 […]

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 […]

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