Kerber's win puts Germany in Fed Cup semifinals

Kerber's win puts Germany in Fed Cup semifinals

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Angelique Kerber claimed a close victory Sunday that allowed Germany to gain a spot in the Fed Cup semifinals with a series win over Slovakia.
Cibulkova leads Slovaks against Germany in Fed Cup

Cibulkova leads Slovaks against Germany in Fed Cup

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Dominika Cibulkova returns to the courts this weekend, leading Slovakia against Germany in a Fed Cup quarterfinal series.

Washington Kastles win 33rd consecutive game

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Wins by Martins Hingis and Kevin Anderson helped the Washington Kastles tie the Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in professional sports.
Defending champ out at Gastein Ladies

Defending champ out at Gastein Ladies

BAD GASTEIN, Austria, July 22 (UPI) -- Magdalena Rybarikova defeated defending champion Pauline Parmentier in second-round play at the Gastein Ladies tennis tournament in Austria.

Top seed reaches Palermo semis

PALERMO, Italy, July 17 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Flavia Pennetta and defending champion Sara Errani moved into the semifinals of the Palermo International Friday.

Schnyder reaches Palermo quarterfinals

PALERMO, Italy, July 16 (UPI) -- Patty Schnyder, coming off a runner-up finish last week in Budapest, reached the quarterfinals Thursday at the Palermo International.

U.S. beats Germany 4-1 in Fed Cup quarters

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport and Ashley Harkleroad won Monday to give the United States a 4-1 victory over Germany in the Fed Cup quarterfinals.

U.S.-Germany Fed Cup match postponed

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Germany Fed Cup quarterfinal matches in California were postponed until Monday because of rain.

Davenport loses at Fed Cup

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport lost in the opening singles rubber of the Fed Cup quarterfinal Saturday, setting up a 1-1 tie between the United States and Germany.

Davenport leads U.S. in Fed Cup

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport will lead off for the United States Saturday when the Fed Cup quarterfinals begin at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.

Loit rallies for Nordic Light win

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Emilie Loit rallied for a three-set victory earning a quarterfinals spot in the $145,000 Nordic Light Open tennis tournament in Sweden. Loit dropped the first set Wednesday but won a pair of tiebreakers, eliminating Ruano Pascual with a tough

Garrigues is first-round winner in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 31 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues posted a straight-set victory Tuesday in the first round of the $145,000 Nordic Light Open tennis tournament in Sweden.

Schiavone makes Gastein quarterfinals

BAD GASTEIN, Austria, July 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Francesca Schiavone was pushed to a third set Thursday before advancing to the quarterfinals of the $175,000 Gastein Ladies tennis event in Austria.

Szavay keeps on winning in Austria

BAD GASTEIN, Austria, July 25 (UPI) -- Agnes Szavay of Hungary dropped just one game Wednesday in her first-round match at the $175,000 Gastein Ladies tennis event in Austria.

Kanepi, Knapp win at Austrian tournament

BAD GASTEIN, Austria, July 24 (UPI) -- Kaia Kanepi and Karin Knapp collected first-round victories Tuesday at the $175,000 Gastein Ladies clay-court tennis tournament in Austria.
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Anna-Lena Groenefeld
Dinara Safina of Russia forehand returns to Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany. Groenefeld won semifinal (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) at Fortis Championships WTA women's tennis tournament ($585,000 Tier II) at Luxembourg on October 1, 2005. (UPI Photo/Tom Theobald)

Anna-Lena Grönefeld (born on June 4, 1985 in Nordhorn, Lower Saxony, then West Germany) is a professional tennis player from Germany. She turned professional in 2003.

As of February 2006, Grönefeld was the No. 1 tennis player from Germany. She was coached and trained by Rafael Font de Mora in Scottsdale, Arizona until 2006. Anna-Lena is currently coached by former German pro tennis player Dirk Dier (since the WTA tournament in Stuttart in October 2006). She now lives and trains in Saarbrücken, Germany.

In June, 2003 she captured the prestigious French Open Junior title, becoming the first player from Germany since 1957 to accomplish this feat. In 2002 she was the Singles Champion of both the Belgium and Frankfurt International Championships and a finalist at the Orange Bowl. In July 2003, she won the Apple and Eve Newsday Long Island Classic, held in Woodbury, New York, defeating Bethanie Mattek in the final. She is an accomplished doubles player winning the French Open title and reaching the finals at Wimbledon. As a result of her tennis successes in 2003, Grönefeld had achieved the Junior World ranking of #1 in singles and doubles. She launched her professional career début under the direction of the USA Academy and Rafael Font de Mora.

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