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Topic - Vania King
Third-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium and fifth-seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia both lost in the first round of the Strasbourg International on Monday.
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Defending champion Li Na and Peng Shuai advanced Friday to set up an all-Chinese final at the Shenzhen Open.
Normally, when Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova are on the tennis court together, it's them against the world.
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.
At one end of the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center on Wednesday night, American Coco Vandeweghe served Aravane Rezai of France into submission. At the other, countrywoman Vania King experienced similar success. Their victories give the United States three quarterfinalists entering Thursday's action at the Citi Open.
American women are 10 for 10 so far at the French Open, giving the country its most representatives in the Grand Slam tournament's second round since 11 made it in 2003.
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.
Sloane Stephens and Vania King _ both ranked outside the top 100 _ upset seeded players at the U.S. Open on Thursday, giving the United States five women in the third round, its most since 2004.
The Kastles already have secured the top seed in the Eastern Conference for this weekend’s World Team Tennis playoff, but they have shown no signs of slowing down.
Vania King of the United States came back to edge Elena Baltacha of Britain 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Thursday in the French Open's second round.
Vania King is taking the U.S. Fed Cup roster spot originally expected to be filled by Venus Williams at next month's quarterfinal against Belgium.
"Usually, Americans are known to be bad on clay, because we don't play a lot on clay. ... Personally, I hated clay for so long _ up until, like, three years ago," said King, who splits time between California and Florida. "It's a different movement with sliding, and different preparation. On hard courts, you have to play the points quicker, and on clay, you have to be a little bit more patient and work the points more."
King, 23, said she only expects one thing: a fast match.