Top seed Lucie Safarova bounced from Citi Open in first round
Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday. Mladenovic rallied
Murray edges Isner to reach Cincy quarterfinals
women's play, top-seeded Serena Williams continued her pursuit of her first title in this tournament with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Flavia Pennetta. Simona Halep also reached the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Lucie Safarova .
Tuesday's Sports in Brief
Williams knocked off sister Serena while reaching the finals in Montreal on Sunday, finishing runner-up. She lost to Lucie Safarova 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 in the first round Tuesday. Fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova broke Madison Keys to go up 3-0
VWilliams loses, Azarenka withdraws in Cincinnati
MASON, Ohio (AP) Lucie Safarova outlasted Venus Williams 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. Suarez Navarro
Isner again gets bounced in first round, this time north of the border
played in Montreal since 2000, when she was forced to retire from the third set of the final with an injury. No. 15 seed Lucie Safarova , Alize Cornet and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova also moved on. Safarova beat Sorena Cirstea 6-4, 6-2, and Cornet eliminated
Wednesday's Sports in Brief
rain. Williams needed only 59 minutes of playing time to beat Stosur. The American set up a match against 15th-seeded Lucie Safarova , a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Magdalena Rybarikova. Williams is 6-0 against Safarova. Second-seeded Petra Kvitova
Thursday's Sports in Brief
Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-5, 6-4. Williams has won the Rogers Cup three times when it is held on alternate years in Toronto, including last
Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard withdraws from Citi Open
final at Wimbledon on July 5. Ranked No. 7 in the world, the 20-year-old Canadian has made three previous appearances in the Washington event. Wimbledon semifinalist Lucie Safarova will replace Bouchard as the Citi Open's top seed.
Kvitova advances to Wimbledon semis
left in the women's draw after Maria Sharapova lost to Angelique Kerber in the fourth round on Tuesday. Kvitova hit 29 winners compared to Zahlavova Strycova's 5. Kvitova's win set up an all-Czech semifinal against Lucie Safarova .
Thursday's Sports In Brief
won on her sixth match point and will play 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who beat fellow Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 6-1. Bouchard lost in the semifinals at the year's two previous majors, the Australian Open and French