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Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova ( Светла́на Алекса́ндровна Кузнецо́ва (help·info)); born June 27, 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player and ... More »Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova ( Светла́на Алекса́ндровна Кузнецо́ва (help·info)); born June 27, 1985) is a Russian professional tennis player and as of October 10, 2011 ranked No. 21 in the WTA singles and No. 90 in the doubles ranking. Kuznetsova has appeared in four singles Grand Slam finals, winning two, and has also appeared in six doubles finals, winning once. She has qualified five times for the round-robin stage of the WTA Tour Championships but has never qualified for the semifinals. Her first Grand Slam title came at the 2004 US Open, making her the third Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title, after Anastasia Myskina and Maria Sharapova who won at the 2004 French Open and 2004 Wimbledon tournaments respectively. Kuznetzova's second Grand Slam title was the 2009 French Open, defeating Serena Williams in the quarterfinal, Samantha Stosur in the semifinal, and compatriot Dinara Safina in the final in straight sets. At the 2006 French Open and the 2007 US Open singles... [ Wikipedia ]

Sam Stosur faces off with Svetlana Kuznetsova in Kremlin Cup semis

MOSCOW (AP) -- Samantha Stosur will face doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup after both players won in straight sets Friday. Stosur extended her unbeaten run to eight matches by defeating Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-4, while Kuznetsova beat ...

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Svetlana Kuznetsova, Alize Cornet advance at Kremlin Cup

Svetlana Kuznetsova is looking to win her 14th career WTA title, her first since her 2010 win in San Diego. MOSCOW (AP) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion who last won a tournament three years ago, advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating ...

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US Open: Former Major winners Petra Kvitova, Svetlana Kuznetsova sent packing

US Open: Former Major winners Petra Kvitova, Svetlana Kuznetsova sent packing US Open: Former Major winners Petra Kvitova, Svetlana Kuznetsova sent packing The 2011 Wimbledon champion Kvitova fell to to 81st-ranked US wildcard Alison Riske while Kuznetsova lost to Flavia ...

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WTA Cincinnati Open: Samantha Stosur makes light work of Svetlana Kuznetsova

Former US Open winner Samantha Stosur is through to the second round of the WTA Cincinnati Open with a 6-1 7-5 success over fellow Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova. The Australian, who was the runner up at the French Open in 2010, had suffered a dip in form recently that has seen ...

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Russia, without top players, takes on Italy in Fed Cup final

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia will be missing top players Svetlana Kuznetsova and Maria Sharapova when it faces Italy in the Fed Cup final next week. Russia selected its 12th highest-ranked player, Alexandra Panova, as its main singles player on Wednesday for the Nov. 2-3 final in Cagliari...

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Samantha Stosur, Simona Halep to meet in Kremlin Cup final

MOSCOW (AP) -- Samantha Stosur beat doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4 Saturday and will face Simona Halep of Romania in the Kremlin Cup final. Stosur will play for her second title in two weeks. Halep routed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-2, 6-1 to advance to her fifth ...

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Venus Williams upsets Victoria Azarenka at Pan Pacific Open

Svetlana Kuznetsova also advanced by beating third-seeded Sara Errani 6-4, 6-4. Kuznetsova will next face 15th-seeded Sorana Cirstea, who beat Misaki Doi 6-1, 6-2. Eugenie Bouchard defeated ninth-seeded American Sloane Stephens 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-3. She will play sixth-seeded Jelena ...

Sam Stosur rolls into second round of Western & Southern Open

Sam Stosur defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 7-5 in round 1 of the Western & Southern Open. MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur moved into the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova on Monday. Stosur, who won ...

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WTA Kremlin Cup: Svetlana Kuznetsova defeats Lesia Tsurenko in front of home crowd

Home favourite Svetlana Kuznetsova progressed to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with a 7-5 6-2 win over Lesia Tsurenko in Moscow. Two-time grand slam winner Kuznetsova was pushed hard in the opening set but ultimately had too much for her Ukrainian opponent, who served six ...

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Wimbledon: Svetlana Kuznetsova withdraws with injury

Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of next week's Wimbledon Championships with an abdominal injury. The Russian, three times a quarter-finalist, was due to be 26th seed for the third Grand Slam event of the year. Her withdrawal means Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic becomes the ...

Svetlana Kuznetsova, Samantha Stosur among Kremlin Cup winners

Svetlana Kuznetsova, shown in this year's French Open, was among the quarterfinal winners Friday at the WTA's Kremlin Cup in Moscow. UPI/David Silpa MOSCOW, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur rode wins Friday over higher-seeded players into the semifinals of ...

Stosur faces Kuznetsova in Kremlin Cup semifinals

MOSCOW (AP) -- Samantha Stosur will face doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup after both players won in straight sets Friday. Stosur extended her unbeaten run to eight matches by defeating Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-4, while Kuznetsova beat ...

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Wimbledon 2013: Svetlana Kuznetsova won't play, has abdominal strain

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova has withdrawn from this year's Wimbledon tournament with an abdominal strain. Kuznetsova, 27, is a two-time grand slam champion, having won the 2004 US Open and the 2009 French Open. She has reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on three occasions...

Indian Wells 2014 Draw: Results, Player Seedings, Brackets and Twitter Reaction

— Beyond The Baseline (@SI_BTBaseline) March 4, 2014 If you're looking for dark horses, keep an eye out for Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Wozniacki has reached the final in three of the past four years, winning here in 2011. Jankovic won it all the year ...

Power Ranking the Top 20 Women's Players Heading into 2014 Australian Open

Svetlana Kuznetsova is among the handful of women on tour who have won more than one Grand Slam title. Last year she reached the quarterfinals at the Aussie Open. Always a threat, the reason Kuznetsova comes in at 17 is that she has a championship resume. Much like her doubles ...

WTA Apia International Sydney: World No 8 Jelena Jankovic out in first round

However, there were some big-name casualties in the first round as grand slam winners Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone both crashed out. Kuznetsova lost a tough three-set battle against America's Varvara Lepchenko 3-6 6-3 5-7, while Schiavone went down in straight sets ...

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Stosur, Kuznetsova advance to Kremlin Cup semis

Moscow, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Former U.S. Open champions Samantha Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova were among the quarterfinal winners Friday and will meet in the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup. Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open winner, toppled former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, 7-5, 6-4, in ...

Vinci, Kuznetsova win; Kirilenko ousted in Moscow

Moscow, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Highest-standing seed Roberta Vinci and Russian crowd favorite Svetlana Kuznetsova moved into the quarterfinals, while Muscovite Maria Kirilenko went by way of the upset Wednesday at Kremlin Cup indoor tennis event. The Italian Vinci overcame Russian ...

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Kuznetsova advances at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO — Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia beat third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Koji Sasahara | AP Photo Ayumi Morita of Japan returns a shot against Serbia's Jelena Jankovic during their second round match of the Pan ...

Kuznetsova out of Wimbledon with abdominal strain

Two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of Wimbledon because of an abdominal strain. Two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of Wimbledon because of an abdominal strain. The Russian was seeded No. 26 at the All England Club. Her ...

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