Svetlana Kuznetsova http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38573/all en Tennis: Quick change gives Kuznetsova leg up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/tennis-quick-change-gives-kuznetsova-leg <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>Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova's cold-weather wardrobe proved more trouble than the chilly temperatures on Friday at the Indian Wells ATP Masters and WTA tournament.</p> <p>The Russian had to bounce back from being blanked in the opening set to beat former World No. 1 Jelena Jankovic 0-6, 6-2, 7-5.</p> <p>"I tried to play in the long tight pants first set. I cannot," said Kuznetsova, who advanced to a third-round meeting with ninth-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/tennis-quick-change-gives-kuznetsova-leg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marion Bartoli Svetlana Kuznetsova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777841 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Tight spot no problem for triumphant Kuznetsova http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/tennis-tight-spot-no-problem-triumphant-kuznetsova <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>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>INDIAN WELLS, California, March 8 (Reuters) - Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova found herself in a tight spot in more ways than one at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday but managed to escape with a come-from-behind victory after a timely wardrobe change.</p> <p>Overwhelmed in the opening set on a chilly day at Indian Wells, Kuznetsova immediately felt more comfortable when she discarded her leggings and went on to upset 18th-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic 0-6 6-2 7-5 in the second round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/tennis-tight-spot-no-problem-triumphant-kuznetsova" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jelena Janković Svetlana Kuznetsova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777871 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Kuznetsova beats Vesnina to end final absence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140502/tennis-kuznetsova-beats-vesnina-end-final-absence <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>Svetlana Kuznetsova reached her first final in more than three years on Friday with a 6-3, 6-1 semi-final win over fellow Russian Elena Vesnina at the ATP-WTA Portugal Open.</p> <p>The seventh-seed who owns grand slam titles from 2004 in Paris and 2009 in New York, will Saturday play the winner from Spanish top seed Carla Suarez Navarro and Romanian qualifier Irina Begu</p> <p>The 28-year-old Kuznetsova last played a final in February, 2011 in Dubai, where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki. The Russian's last trophy was earned at 2010 San Diego.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140502/tennis-kuznetsova-beats-vesnina-end-final-absence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elena Vesnina Elena Vesnina Svetlana Kuznetsova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis AFP Fri, 02 May 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6136790 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Kuznetsova beats Vesnina for first final since 2011 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140502/tennis-kuznetsova-beats-vesnina-first-final-2011 <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>Svetlana Kuznetsova reached her first final in more than three years on Friday with a 6-3, 6-1 win over fellow Russian Elena Vesnina to set up a clash with Carla Suarez Navarro at the ATP-WTA Portugal Open.</p> <p>The Russian seventh-seed who owns grand slam titles from 2004 in Paris and 2009 in New York. will take on the Spanish top seed competing in her third straight final here but without a career trophy of any kind.</p> <p>Suarez Navarro overcame Romanian qualifier Irina Begu 7-6 (7/3), 6-1 in one and three-quarter hours,</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140502/tennis-kuznetsova-beats-vesnina-first-final-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Svetlana Kuznetsova AFP Fri, 02 May 2014 16:20:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6136920 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Kuznetsova bids to end final drought in Portugal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140502/tennis-kuznetsova-bids-end-final-drought-portugal <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>Svetlana Kuznetsova reached her first final in more than three years on Friday with a 6-3, 6-1 win over fellow Russian Elena Vesnina to set up a clash with Carla Suarez Navarro at the ATP-WTA Portugal Open.</p> <p>The Russian seventh-seed who owns grand slam titles from 2004 in Paris and 2009 in New York. will take on the Spanish top seed competing in her third straight final here but without a career trophy of any kind.</p> <p>Suarez Navarro overcame Romanian qualifier Irina Begu 7-6 (7/3), 6-1 in one and three-quarter hours,</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140502/tennis-kuznetsova-bids-end-final-drought-portugal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elena Vesnina Svetlana Kuznetsova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis AFP Fri, 02 May 2014 17:09:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6136950 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Third time lucky as Suarez Navarro wins in Portugal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140503/tennis-third-time-lucky-suarez-navarro-wins-portugal-0 <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>Carla Suarez Navarro made it third time lucky at the Portugal Open on Saturday, finally lifting the title after losing the last two finals.</p> <p>The Spanish top seed beat Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in two hours, 10 minutes for her first career trophy after finishing on the losing side in her first five finals.</p> <p>"I'm very happy that I've finally won a title," said the champion. "I was nervous today, it's not easy playing here.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140503/tennis-third-time-lucky-suarez-navarro-wins-portugal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carla Suárez Navarro Carla Suarez Navarro Svetlana Kuznetsova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis AFP Sat, 03 May 2014 16:18:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6137724 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Third time lucky as Suarez Navarro wins in Portugal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140503/tennis-third-time-lucky-suarez-navarro-wins-portugal-1 <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>Carla Suarez Navarro made it third time lucky at the Portugal Open on Saturday, finally lifting the title after losing the last two finals</p> <p>The Spanish top seed beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-4 in two hours, 10 minutes for her first career trophy after finishing on the losing side in her first five finals.</p> <p>"I'm very happy that I've finally won a title," said the champion, "I was nervous today, it's not easy playing here.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140503/tennis-third-time-lucky-suarez-navarro-wins-portugal-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carla Suárez Navarro Carla Suarez Navarro Svetlana Kuznetsova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis AFP Sat, 03 May 2014 17:02:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6137741 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycle of life offers hope to Kuznetsova at Roland Garros http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140531/cycle-life-offers-hope-kuznetsova-at-roland-garros <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>By Robert Woodward</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - After overcoming fifth seed Petra Kvitova in a claycourt street fight on Saturday, Svetlana Kuznetsova considered whether the cycles of life meant this was her year to win the French Open again. </p> <p>The Russian won at Roland Garros in 2009, five years after claiming the U.S. Open title, so maybe it is her time to win again in 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140531/cycle-life-offers-hope-kuznetsova-at-roland-garros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dinara Safina Svetlana Kuznetsova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 31 May 2014 17:20:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6163201 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Kuznetsova ends four-year WTA title drought http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140803/tennis-kuznetsova-ends-four-year-wta-title-drought <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>Svetlana Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion, snapped a four-year WTA title drought Sunday by outlasting Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win the WTA Washington Open.</p> <p>The 29-year-old Russian had not won a title since August of 2010 at San Diego but Kuznetsova, 20 times a WTA runner-up, broke Nara in the final game to collect her 14th career crown.</p> <p>"It feels like it has been too long," Kuznetsova said. "You really miss this feeling. It's a nice feeling."</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140803/tennis-kuznetsova-ends-four-year-wta-title-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Svetlana Kuznetsova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis AFP Mon, 04 Aug 2014 03:15:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6222257 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuznetsova ends four-year title drought http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140804/kuznetsova-ends-four-year-title-drought <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Russian veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Citi Open final on Sunday, winning her first WTA title in four years.</p> <p>The 29-year-old Russian collected her 14th WTA title, but her last one dated back to 2010, when she lifted the trophy in San Diego.</p> <p>The current world number 26 was the winner of the 2004 US Open and 2009 French Open.</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.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Svetlana Kuznetsova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis Xinhua News Agency Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:45:21 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6222330 at http://www.globalpost.com