Hope, horror, as Ukrainian war refugees exceed 6 millionMay 13, 2022 GMT
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Expectant mother Galina Kubiak says she misses her home in Ukraine but has fallen in love with Romania, the neighboring country where she fled with her two small children to escape the war.
Kontaveit stretches run to win St. Petersburg Ladies TrophyFebruary 13, 2022 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Anett Kontaveit overcame Maria Sakkari 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5 in the final of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday for her fourth straight indoor title.
The second-seeded Kontaveit needed nearly three hours to beat top-seeded Sakkari, recovering from being a break down in the second and third sets to claim her sixth singles title overall.
Sakkari vs. Kontaveit in St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy finalFebruary 12, 2022 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Maria Sakkari will face Anett Kontaveit in the final of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy after the top-seeded players came through the semifinals on Saturday.
Sakkari defeated Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 in a match that lasted just over three hours, while the second-seeded Kontaveit had a somewhat easier path to the final by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-4.
Kontaveit beats Halep to secure spot at WTA FinalsOctober 31, 2021 GMT
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Anett Kontaveit of Estonia secured a spot at the season-ending WTA Finals after beating Simona Halep 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Transylvania Open on Sunday.
Kontaveit won her fourth title in the last 10 weeks and fifth overall.
Halep, Kontaveit ease into final in RomaniaOctober 30, 2021 GMT
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Simona Halep reached a WTA final for the 12th straight season after routing Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk 6-0, 6-1 Saturday and setting up a title match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia at the Transylvania Open.
Halep, Kontaveit reach semis; Raducanu falters in RomaniaOctober 29, 2021 GMT
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep cruised into the semifinals of the Transylvania Open on Friday, but U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu lost to a fellow teenager in less than an hour.
Halep overcomes back injury to reach quarters in RomaniaOctober 28, 2021 GMT
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep overcame a back injury to defeat Varvara Gracheva of Russia 6-4, 6-2 Thursday and reach the quarterfinals of the Transylvania Open.
Top seeds Halep, Kontaveit earn straight-set wins in RomaniaOctober 27, 2021 GMT
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Simona Halep won a battle of generations in Romanian tennis on Wednesday by defeating Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Transylvania Open.
Ruse, one of the up-and-coming talents in Romania inspired by former No.
Raducanu beats Hercog in Romania for 1st win since US OpenOctober 26, 2021 GMT
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Emma Raducanu rallied to beat Polona Hercog of Slovenia 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 at the Transylvania Open on Tuesday for her first win since her stunning run to the U.S. Open title more than six weeks ago.
Gasanova saves 2 match points, beats Teichmann in RomaniaOctober 25, 2021 GMT
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Anastasia Gasanova of Russia saved two match points before outlasting fourth-seeded Jil Teichmann 4-5, 6-0, 7-5 Monday in the first round of the Transylvania Open.
The 146th-ranked Gasanova held her serve at 5-3 down in the final set before winning four straight points on Teichmann's serve when the Swiss player had two chances to close out the match.