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WTA Championships: Li Na’s win carries her closer to another first

Li Na of China waves after defeating Sara Errani of Italy during their tennis match at the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. The world's top female tennis players compete in the championships which runs from Oct. 22 until Oct. 27. AP

Li Na made an encouraging start to her bid to qualify for her first WTA Championships semi-finals when she contained a courageous second set fight-back by Sara Errani, the sixth-seeded Italian, to win 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) on Wednesday.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Hingis goes 0-2 in return to Grand Slam tennis

Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, returns during her women's doubles match with partner Daniela Hanuchova, of Slovakia, while facing Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, both of Italy, at the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in New York. AP

At times, Martina Hingis looked like the champion of old — such as when she was pounding forehands or placing crisp volleys right where she wanted them.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Williams moves on at US Open; teary Errani exits

Serena Williams. AP FILE PHOTO

The considerable gulf between No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 4 Sara Errani was hard to ignore in their back-to-back matches Thursday at the U.S. Open.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Radwanska tops Errani to make Rogers Cup semis

Sara Errani of Italy serves the ball against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the quarter final of the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Toronto. AP

Top-seeded Serena Williams eased into the Rogers Cup semifinals by overpowering Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1 on Friday.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Errani into French Open semi-finals

Italy's Sara Errani celebrates defeating Poland's Agniezska Radwanska in two sets, 6-4, 7-6, in their quarterfinal match at the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday June 4, 2013. AP Photo/Petr David Josek

Italian fifth seed Sara Errani reached the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday with a 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) win over Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Sharapova keeps Miami title quest on track

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts after a play against Sara Errani, of Italy, during the Sony Open tennis tournament Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Sharapova won 7-5, 7-5. AP

Maria Sharapova kept her quest for a first Miami title on track Wednesday with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-5 quarter-final triumph over Italy’s Sara Errani.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova entertains crowd in exhibition event

Russia's Maria Sharapova gestures during an exhibition tennis match with Serbia's Ana Ivanovic against Italy's Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic won singles matches against Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in an exhibition event Saturday before losing to the Italians in doubles.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

‘Incredible’ Serena world best, says humbled Errani

Serena Williams

Sara Errani hailed Serena Williams as “incredible” on Friday after the lightweight Italian became the American’s latest humiliated US Open victim.

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Errani makes Italian history in Palermo

Italy's Sara Errani plays a forehand shot during her third round women's singles defeat to Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova on day six of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 30, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

Sara Errani captured the Palermo Open on Sunday to become the first Italian ever to win four WTA titles in a season.

Posted: July 16th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Williams’ next Wimbledon opponent wins perfect set

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Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan returns a shot to Sara Errani of Italy during a third round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday, June 30, 2012. AP/Sang Tan

Absolutely perfect — 24 points played, 24 points won. Can’t be any better than wild-card entry Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazahstan was at the beginning of her third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday, winning every single point in the 15-minute first set of what became a 6-0, 6-4 victory over French Open runner-up Sara Errani of Italy. It’s the only “golden set” for a woman in the 44 years of professional tennis.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tennis: Stosur sizes up Errani at French Open

Samantha Stosur of Australia celebrates winning her  quarter final match against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday June 5, 2012. Stosur won in two sets 6-4, 6-1. AP/Christophe Ena

Australia’s Samantha Stosur is expecting a heavyweight French Open semi-final challenge from pint-sized Italian Sara Errani and won’t be fooled by the slight figure on the other side of the net.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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