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Topic - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Brisbane International on Tuesday because of an injured right collarbone that left her unable to serve. She said she didn't want to aggravate the injury with the Australian Open two weeks away.
On the morning of her own tournament final match, Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova read about Serena Williams' domination over Maria Sharapova in the gold medal match of the Olympic Games.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova covered herself with wet towels. Two bags of ice rested on her knees and trainers handed her bottles of Gatorade and water. At that point, she said she was only half-conscious.
Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas will meet in the Citi Open semifinals Saturday, their first matchup since 2007.
Mardy Fish passed on the London Olympics. Tommy Haas wanted in.
Vania King and Coco Vandeweghe won Wednesday at the Citi Open to set up an all-American quarterfinal.
Tommy Haas and Alexandr Dolgopolov earned straight-set victories to advance to the second round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.
Top-seeded Mardy Fish rallied from an opening-set loss and beat Bjorn Phau 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday night in a first-round match in the Citi Open.
Marion Bartoli of France reached the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne championships on Wednesday after defeating Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-2, 6-2.
By 17, Vania King had won her first WTA title and cracked the top 50 in the rankings. There was just one problem _ she wasn't sure she actually liked playing tennis.
Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray got in about 15 minutes of tennis Wednesday _ barely enough to work up a sweat, but more than enough to get into a snit.
Whether or not she ends up holding the trophy at the end, Serena Williams has no competition at the U.S. Open this year.
They are two different players and, at times, it looks as if they're playing two different games.
Novak Djokovic put his hand to his ear to revel in the cheers pouring down from the stands.
Roger Federer made his way back into the French Open semifinals on Tuesday, and he'll now get a chance to end Novak Djokovic's perfect season.
"It was ridiculously hot out there," Pavlyuchenkova said. "I don't know seriously how people live here. It's unbelievable. I think they should consider changing the date of the tournament. . I've been in Australia for six years, and I know what is hot, and I know it's the same for everyone. But today, it just hit me."
She said her body felt abnormally hot from the moment she started warming up but didn't truly affect her play until midway through the first set.