Bethanie Mattek-Sands http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28374/all en UPDATE 8-Tennis-Pattaya Open women's singles round 1 results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/tennis-pattaya-open-womens-singles-round-1-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pattaya Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Nina Bratchikova (Russia) beat Shahar Peer (Israel) 6-3 6-3 Kimiko Date-Krumm (Japan) beat Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa) 7-5 6-1 Luksika Kumkhum (Thailand) beat Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-2 6-2 8-Heather Watson (Britain) beat Timea Babos (Hungary) 6-1 3-0 (Babos retired) 5-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Tatjana Malek (Germany) 6-2 6-3 2-Maria Kirilenko (Russia) beat Akgul Amanmuradova (Uzbekistan) 6-3 7-5 Anast</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/tennis-pattaya-open-womens-singles-round-1-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Akgul Amanmuradova Anastasija Sevastova Bethanie Mattek-Sands Pattaya Women's Open Sorana Cîrstea Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740878 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Qatar Open results - collated http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tennis-qatar-open-results-collated <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the first day of the WTA Qatar Open here on Monday (x denotes seeding): </p> <p>1st rd</p> <p>Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4.</p> <p>Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x10) bt Mervana Jugic-Salkic (BIH) 6-1, 6-2</p> <p>Simona Halep (ROM) bt Olga Govortsova (BLR) 6-1, 6-0</p> <p>Ana Ivanovic (SRB x13) bt Tamira Paszek (AUT) 6-1, 6-2</p> <p>Mona Barthel (GER) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 6-4, 6-2</p> <p>Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) bt Zheng Jie (CHN) 6-2, 6-3</p> <p>Daria Gavrilova (RUS) bt Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tennis-qatar-open-results-collated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bethanie Mattek-Sands Caroline Wozniacki Tennis AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753087 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Malaysian Open results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/tennis-malaysian-open-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the WTA Malaysian Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>Women's singles</p> <p>1st round</p> <p>Patricia Mayr (AUT) bt Claire Feuerstein (FRA) 6-3, 6-4</p> <p>Karolina Pliskova (CZE) bt Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 6-3, 6-2</p> <p>Misaki Doi (JPN x5) bt Alberta Brianti (ITA) 6-2, 6-3</p> <p>Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Donna Vekic (CRO x6) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2</p> <p>afp</p> Bethanie Mattek-Sands AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:16:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766725 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Vekic first seeded casualty at Malaysian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/tennis-vekic-first-seeded-casualty-at-malaysian-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sixth-seed Donna Vekic of Croatia was the first seeded player to be knocked out of the BMW Malaysian Open Tuesday after she lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first round.</p> <p>The 16-year-old, who is ranked world number 93 and only turned professional in September, was outmanoeuvred in the match against an opponent who is better known for her doubles play.</p> <p>The 27-year-old Mattek-Sands, who is world number 197, arrived in Kuala Lumpur to participate in the rain-lashed tournament after winning a doubles title with India's Sania Mirza in Dubai last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/tennis-vekic-first-seeded-casualty-at-malaysian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Games Bethanie Mattek-Sands Bethanie Mattek-Sands Tennis AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:16:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767003 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 8-Tennis-Malaysian Open women's singles results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/tennis-malaysian-open-womens-singles-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Malaysian Open Women's Singles matches on Thursday Round 2 2-Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) beat Zhang Shuai (China) 6-2 6-2 Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (Austria) beat Wang Qiang (China) 6-3 6-2 3-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Akgul Amanmuradova (Uzbekistan) 6-3 6-3 Ashleigh Barty (Australia) beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 7-6(3) 6-4 Luksika Kumkhum (Thailand) beat 7-Eleni Daniilidou (Greece) 6-2 6-4 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 5-Misaki Doi (Japan) 6-4 7</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/tennis-malaysian-open-womens-singles-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Akgul Amanmuradova Ashleigh Barty Ayumi Morita Bethanie Mattek-Sands Hsieh Su-wei Nudnida Luangnam Tennis Xie Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769328 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: 'Lady Gaga' in Malaysian Open quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/tennis-lady-gaga-malaysian-open-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wildcard entry Bethanie Mattek-Sands stormed into the quarter-finals of the rain-delayed BMW Malaysian Open Thursday when she crushed Duan Ying-Ying of China 6-1, 6-4.</p> <p>The bubbly blonde, who is known as the Lady Gaga of tennis after attending the 2011 pre-Wimbledon party in a dress made of tennis balls created by the popstar's designer Alex Noble, hardly broke a sweat as she brushed aside her opponent.</p> <p>The colourful American, who also sports several tattoos, was one of five players to secure quarter-final berths so far.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/tennis-lady-gaga-malaysian-open-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Games Bethanie Mattek-Sands Human Interest Tennis AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:04:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769558 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Hsieh reaches Malaysian Open quarter-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/tennis-hsieh-reaches-malaysian-open-quarter-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Second seed and defending champion Hsieh Su Wei of Taiwan overcame fatigue, leg cramps and two opponents Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the rain-delayed BMW Malaysian Open.</p> <p>Hsieh, who ranks world number 23 and is hoping to become the first player to successfully defend the title, started her day by beating Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4 in a match held over from Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/tennis-hsieh-reaches-malaysian-open-quarter-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Games Bethanie Mattek-Sands Human Interest Tennis AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:33:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769826 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Tennis-Malaysian Open women's singles quarterfinal results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/tennis-malaysian-open-womens-singles-quarterfinal-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Malaysian Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) beat 2-Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 7-5 6-2 3-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Ashleigh Barty (Australia) 6-2 6-0 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (Austria) 7-5 6-1 4-Ayumi Morita (Japan) beat Luksika Kumkhum (Thailand) 6-7(7) 6-4 6-1</p> Bethanie Mattek-Sands Luksika Kumkhum Patricia Mayr-Achleitner Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770529 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Malaysian Open results - 1st update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/tennis-malaysian-open-results-1st-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the WTA Malaysian Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>Women's singles</p> <p>Quarter-finals</p> <p>Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Hsieh Su Wei (TPE x2) 7-5, 6-2</p> <p>Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x3) bt Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 6-2, 6-0</p> <p>Ayumi Morita (JPN x4) bt Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-1</p> <p>Karolina Pliskova (CZE) bt Patricia Mayr (AUT) 7-5, 6-1</p> <p>afp</p> Bethanie Mattek-Sands Tennis AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:17:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770917 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Defending champ Hsieh out of Malaysian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/tennis-defending-champ-hsieh-out-malaysian-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Defending champion Hsieh Su Wei lost in the BMW Malaysian Open's quarter-finals Friday, going down 7-5, 6-2 to American wildcard Bethanie Mattek-Sands.</p> <p>The Taiwanese's defeat, coupled with seed number one Caroline Wozniacki's first-round loss on Wednesday, means no defending champion or top seed has ever won the Malaysian Open.</p> <p>Asked about this "tournament jinx", second seed Hsieh just laughed and said: "It's a new feeling for me because it's the first time I'm defending a title. I tried my best to retain the title and hold on to my ranking points."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/tennis-defending-champ-hsieh-out-malaysian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ayumi Morita Bethanie Mattek-Sands Human Interest Tennis AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:16:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770972 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Pliskova sails into first career final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/tennis-pliskova-sails-first-career-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Karolina Pliskova qualified for her first ever WTA final by crushing fourth seed Ayumi Morita of Japan 6-0, 6-2 in just 47 minutes on Saturday.</p> <p>The world No. 127, who has not dropped a set in the tournament, said she was surprised by the ease of the victory and by how well she has been playing in the BMW Malaysian Open.</p> <p>"I expected a tough match but and I'm surprised it wasn't," said Pliskova, who turns 21 on March 21.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/tennis-pliskova-sails-first-career-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ayumi Morita Bethanie Mattek-Sands Tennis AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 11:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771616 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Malaysian Open results - 1st update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/tennis-malaysian-open-results-1st-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the WTA Malaysian Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>Women's singles</p> <p>Semi-finals</p> <p>Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x3) 6-4, 6-1</p> <p>Karolina Pliskova (CZE) bt Ayumi Morita (JPN x4) 6-0, 6-2</p> <p>afp</p> Bethanie Mattek-Sands Tennis AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 13:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771653 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Pliskova, Mattek-Sands eye first WTA title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/tennis-pliskova-mattek-sands-eye-first-wta-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American wildcard Bethanie Mattek-Sands and the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova strolled into the BMW Malaysian Open final Saturday with both seeking their first WTA singles crown.</p> <p>Mattek-Sands, who has 12 doubles titles to her name, including last week's Dubai Duty Free Championships with Sania Mirza, cruised past third seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-4, 6-1 in 73 minutes to set-up a meeting with Pliskova on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/tennis-pliskova-mattek-sands-eye-first-wta-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Games Bethanie Mattek-Sands Karolina Pliskova Tennis AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 14:15:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771657 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Pliskova wins maiden title in Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/tennis-pliskova-wins-maiden-title-malaysia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Karolina Pliskova shrugged off a first-set thrashing and a 40-minute rain delay to win her first WTA singles crown at the BMW Malaysian Open on Sunday.</p> <p>The Czech, who was playing in her first WTA final, broke American wildcard Bethanie Mattek-Sands' heart with a come-from-behind 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory in 106 minutes in Kuala Lumpur.</p> <p>Defeat for Mattek-Sands, who has 12 doubles titles to her name at the age of 28, meant her search for a first singles crown continues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/tennis-pliskova-wins-maiden-title-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bethanie Mattek-Sands Karolina Pliskova MPS Group Championships Sports in the United States AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 14:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772121 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: WTA Charleston results - 1st update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/tennis-wta-charleston-results-1st-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results on Monday from the first day of the $795,000 WTA Family Circle Cup (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>1st rd:</p> <p>Sorana Cirstea (ROM x11) bt Tatjana Malek (GER) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)</p> <p>Olga Govortsova (BLR) bt Jamie Hampton (USA) 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4</p> <p>Mathilde Johansson (FRA) bt Melinda Czink (HUN) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5</p> <p>Monica Puig (PUR) bt Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 6-4, 6-0</p> <p>Camila Giorgi (ITA) bt Mandy Minella (LUX) 6-4, 6-4</p> <p>Mallory Burdette (USA) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-1, 1-6, 6-0</p> <p>Varvara Lepchenko (USA x12) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/tennis-wta-charleston-results-1st-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bethanie Mattek-Sands Sorana Cîrstea AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:31:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798798 at http://www.globalpost.com