April 22, 2002 |
Iva Majoli became the lowest-ranked player to win a top-tier tournament when she defeated Patty Schnyder, 7-6 (5), 6-4, yesterday for the championship of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C., her first singles title since the 1997 French Open. The match was also the first top-tier women's final featuring two unseeded players, with Majoli ranked 58th in the world and Schnyder 30th. Majoli also became the first unseeded player to win the Family Circle Cup, earning $182,000 in the $1.2 million tournament at the Tennis Center at Daniel Island.
April 7, 2013
At the Family Circle Cup on Saturday in Charleston, S.C., Serena Williams routed Venus Williams , 6-1, 6-2, in the most one-sided match the sisters' long rivalry. Top-ranked Serena, who won her 14th straight match at Family Circle, will play for her second straight title in this tournament Sunday against Jelena Jankovic . Jankovic, the 2007 champion, defeated Stefanie Voegele , 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2 in the other semifinal. This was the first time since 2009 the Williams sisters were playing each other in a tournament.
April 17, 2004 |
Venus Williams advanced to her first semfinal of the year, beating Vera Zvonareva, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C. Williams, seeded fourth and the highest remaining seed in the event, has become a crowd favorite. "I've never played in front of a crowd that's really, really been so behind me, ever," Williams said after yesterday's win. "It's almost to the point of, 'OK, how do I deal with this?' So it's definitely, definitely nice.
April 6, 2013
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said Thursday the school is reviewing allegations of rules violations in the football program during its 2010 national championship season but doesn't believe they are credible. In a report by Selena Roberts posted on roopstigo.com, former Auburn players Mike McNeil and Darvin Adams were quoted saying they received or were offered money from coaches. McNeil said he had a grade changed to stay eligible. Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik denied the allegations.
April 20, 2000 |
Alexandra Stevenson's time in South Carolina politics is over for now. The 19-year-old tennis star, who said she played in the Family Circle Cup partly to educate people about the state's Confederate flag controversy, lost her doubles match yesterday. She said she won't return to Columbia, where she met with Gov. Jim Hodges on Monday, to address the General Assembly. "I'm going home," Stevenson said, an ice pack on her left shoulder. "I think I've done enough. " Stevenson and partner Jelena Dokic fell to Anna Kournikova and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in straight sets.
April 18, 2004 |
Venus Williams beat Jelena Kostanic of Croatia, 6-4, 6-1, yesterday at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C., to reach her first final of the year. She will face Spain's Conchita Martinez in today's final, after Martinez defeated Switzerland's Patty Schnyder, 6-4, 6-3. Martinez and Schnyder taunted each other in their match, and Schnyder refused to shake her opponent's hand afterward. The 16th-seeded Martinez won this tournament in 1994 and '95. In doubles, Martin Navratilova and Lisa Raymond beat Schnyder and Nicole Pratt of Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (7)
April 3, 1995 |
Herschel Walker's professional career has come full circle. The Heisman Trophy-winning running back started his career at Giants Stadium as a member of the New Jersey Generals of the defunct United States Football League. And the former Eagle now returns to the Meadowlands as a member of the New York Giants. Walker and the Giants reached a tentative agreement on a contract yesterday, Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said, adding that the team plans to hold a news conference with Walker today.
April 19, 2004 |
Venus Williams spun around, waved and touched her heart, mouthing "I love you" to the crowd. After waiting 14 months for a tournament title, she had her celebration down pat. No longer injured or tentative, Williams breezed through two wonderful sets and ended her drought by coming back to beat Conchita Martinez, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, yesterday at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C. "I just wanted to start this year from here," said Williams,...
April 1, 1995 |
Andre Agassi gave the heavily favored U.S. team an opening victory over Italy in the Davis Cup yesterday in Palermo, Sicily. Agassi defeated Andrea Gaudenzi, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1, in just over two hours, though a heavy rain interrupted the match for 90 minutes. Because of rain, the second singles match between Pete Sampras and Italy's Renzo Furlan was postponed until today, along with the doubles. The final two singles matches are scheduled for tomorrow. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the world's No. 1 player, made a painful exit, and defending champion Conchita Martinez made a forceful entrance into the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup in Hilton Head, S.C. Sanchez withdrew from a tournament for the first time in her 10 years as a pro, because of a right ankle sprain sustained a day earlier.
April 5, 2012
The NCAA Frozen Four is making its first appearance in the Sun Belt, as the four hockey teams will gather in Tampa, Fla., for Thursday's semifinals. And in keeping with the theme of breaking traditions, there are two first-time participants. Union College, a 2,133-student liberal arts school from Schenectady, N.Y., and Ferris State of Big Rapids, Mich., will meet in one semi. The "other" semifinal is a more familiar matchup to college hockey fans: Boston College (31-10-1)