Category: Archive 2011

Linz 2011: main draw pick

Sara plays in Linz this week. In singles, she will play her first round against Polona Hercog. They have played once before, in Marbella on clay in 2009. Sara won that match in 2...

Beijing 2011: 2nd round doubles

Unfortunately, Sara and Roberta didn’t pull off the upset in Beijing yesterday. King and Shvedova beat them comfortably;1-6 2-6. Next week, Sara will play the Generali Ladies Linz presented by voestalpine; the week after...

Beijing 2011: Main draw picks

The draw for the mandatory China Open in Beijing has been released and Sara will play Petra Cetkovska from the Czech Republic. Their only previous meeting was in Palermo earlier this year, and Cetkovska...

Tokyo 2011: Withdrawal / site update

Unfortunately, Sara has withdrawn from the Toray Pan Pacific Open, which starts in Tokyo tomorrow. No official reason has been given yet. Hopefully she will be back for the mandatory event in Beijing next...

US Open 2011: Rain delay

Sara and Roberta were supposed to play their quarterfinal at the US Open today, but it has rained in New York all day and all the matches have been cancelled. The schedule for tomorrow’s...

US Open 2011: Doubles Quarterfinal

Sara has reached the first doubles Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career! Today, Roberta Vinci and Sara beat 2nd seeds Dulko/Pennetta 4-6 7-5 6-2. As the score suggest, the match was really close. There...

US Open 2011: First round loss

Unfortunately Sara couldn’t win her first match at the US Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova proved too strong. In the first set, Kuznetsova quickly went two breaks ahead, but Sara leveled the match to 4-4. At...

US Open 2011: Doubles draw

The US Open doubles draw has been released. Sara and Roberta are 15th seed and play Aoyama/Yakimova in the first round. The first seeds they can meet are 2nd seed Dulko/Pennetta, in the 3rd...