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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gulbis forced out of Wimbledon by injury

Gulbis forced out of Wimbledon by injury

RIGA — Latvian tennis fans will have to miss what could have been a very exciting match after budding star Ernests Gulbis was forced to pull out of Wimbledon due to a hamstring injury. Had Gulbis played he was projected to have a rematch with top player Rafael Nadal. Gulbis, who managed to beat top-seeded […]

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