Karolina Pliskova Beats Maria Kirilenko to Reach Korea Open Final
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Karolina Pliskova Beats Maria Kirilenko to Reach Korea Open Final

Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova hit 10 aces at Olympic Park Tennis Center to oust Russia's Maria Kirilenko, who needed a wild card to enter the tournament she won in 2008.

US Open: Maria Sharapova Beats Former Doubles Partner Maria Kirilenko to Reach Second Round
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US Open: Maria Sharapova Beats Former Doubles Partner Maria Kirilenko to Reach Second Round

Maria Sharapova beat former doubles partner and childhood frined Maria Kirlenko 6-4, 6-0 in her opening game at the US Open.

Wimbledon 2013: Laura Robson stuns Maria Kirilenko to stop British women wipeout
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Wimbledon 2013: Laura Robson stuns Maria Kirilenko to stop British women wipeout

Laura Robson stunned Russian 10th seed Maria Kirilenko with a straight sets win on Tuesday that ensured a female British presence in the second round at Wimbledon.

Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka reach French Open semis
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Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka reach French Open semis

The defending champion Russian, seeded second this year, survived a nightmare start to hold on to her crown for at least another day with a 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over tough Jelena Jankovic in a compelling quarter-final tie.

French Open: Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic renew childhood rivalry
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French Open: Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic renew childhood rivalry

Whether they are on friendly terms is another matter with the pair enduring an uneasy relationship since those childhood days, although both camps play down talk of a feud.

Angelique Kerber reaches quarterfinals of Monterrey Open
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Angelique Kerber reaches quarterfinals of Monterrey Open

Kerber, ranked sixth in the world, broke Kudryavtseva 10 times, but dropped her own serve eight times to allow her Russian opponent to stay in the match.

Maria Sharapova reaches Indian Wells final
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Maria Sharapova reaches Indian Wells final

Sharapova, seeking a first title since her 2012 French Open triumph gave her a career Grand Slam, will face former world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.

Maria Kirilenko beats Elena Vesnina to enter Pattaya Open semis
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Maria Kirilenko beats Elena Vesnina to enter Pattaya Open semis

Kirilenko, who last year lost to Ana Ivanovic in the final, will take on Sorana Cirstea of Romania on Saturday.

Serena Williams demolishes Maria Kirilenko
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Serena Williams demolishes Maria Kirilenko

Williams has lost only one match since her first-round exit at the French Open last year. Since then, she has won the Wimbledon, Olympic, U.S. Open, season-ending championship and Brisbane International titles.

Hard-hitting Serena Williams fires a warning at the Australian Open
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Hard-hitting Serena Williams fires a warning at the Australian Open

There was no stopping the American, with Williams firing down her equal fastest serve of 207 kilometres per hour (128 mph) -- also clocked in round two against Garbine Muguruza -- on her way to taking the set in 31 minutes.

Maria Kirilenko rings in new year with Alex Ovechkin
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Maria Kirilenko rings in new year with Alex Ovechkin

However Kirilenko, 25, said she had not yet set a wedding date with NHL player Ovechkin, who is also Russian.

Maria Kirilenko gets engaged to  Alex Ovechkin
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Maria Kirilenko gets engaged to Alex Ovechkin

Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko has gotten engaged to compatriot ice hockey player Alex Ovechkin.

Czech Republic close to Fed Cup defence against Serbia
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Czech Republic close to Fed Cup defence against Serbia

Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova breezed past their Serbian rivals to give holders Czech Republic a 2-0 lead in the Fed Cup final here on Saturday.

Kirilenko-Petrova win WTA Championships
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Kirilenko-Petrova win WTA Championships

The Russian women's tennis pair of Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova won the WTA Championships after beating Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka here in the final.

Kremlin Cup: Maria Kirilenko edges out Yaroslava Shvedova to reach quarters
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Kremlin Cup: Maria Kirilenko edges out Yaroslava Shvedova to reach quarters

Russia's Maria Kirilenko weathered a tenacious performance from Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to reach the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup tennis here Thursday.

Back injury forces Kirilenko to withdraw from Korea Open
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Back injury forces Kirilenko to withdraw from Korea Open

A back injury forced former champion Maria Kirilenko of Russia to withdraw from a first-round match of the Korea Open on Wednesday.

London 2012: Azarenka takes tennis bronze for Belarus
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London 2012: Azarenka takes tennis bronze for Belarus

World No.1 Victoria Azarenka beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko in straight sets to take the bronze for Belarus in the women's singles tennis at the London Games Saturday.

London 2012 Tennis: Maria Sharapova sinks Kirilenko to reach final
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London 2012 Tennis: Maria Sharapova sinks Kirilenko to reach final

Maria Sharapova swept into her first Olympic final as the Russian world number three defeated compatriot Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-finals on Friday.

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