Pennetta cruises to Linz first-round win

Pennetta cruises to Linz first-round win

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Flavia Pennetta dropped just two games in breezing through a first-round win Tuesday at the $220,000 Generali Ladies Linz tournament in Austria.

Dementieva, Petrova win at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Elena Dementieva and fifth seed Nadia Petrova won their opening round matches Monday at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, Calif.
Serena to pass up Aussie Open tuneup event

Serena to pass up Aussie Open tuneup event

PERTH, Australia, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Open champion Serena Williams says a hamstring injury will keep her out of next month's Hopman Cup, an Australian Open tuneup tournament.

Parmentier, Zakopalova win in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain, June 9 (UPI) -- Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier and Czech Klara Zakopalova were among Monday's opening-round tennis winners at the Barcelona KIA.
Zvonareva eases into Prague second round

Zvonareva eases into Prague second round

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 29 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Vera Zvonareva claimed a straight-set victory Tuesday in first-round play at the $145,000 Prague Open.

Former World No. 1 Mauresmo wins at Amelia

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., April 7 (UPI) -- France's Amelie Mauresmo was a first-round winner Monday at the $600,000 Bausch & Lomb Championships in Florida.

Americans advance at Ericsson Open

MIAMI, March 26 (UPI) -- Americans Ashley Harkleroad and Vania King recorded first-round victories Wednesday at the Sony Ericksson Open, a 12-day, 96-player tournament.
Safina takes first-round hard-court win

Safina takes first-round hard-court win

GOLD COAST, Australia, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina opened defense of her Australian Women's Hardcourts title by rallying Monday for a three-set victory.

Srebotnik makes Slovenia Open quarters

PORTOROZ, Slovenia, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded and local favorite Katarina Srebotnik dropped just two games Thursday in charging into the quarterfinals of the $145,000 Slovenia Open.
JOHN HENDEL, NewsTrack Editor

Seeded players roll at Slovenia Open

PORTOROZ, Slovenia, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Sybille Bammer posted a solid first-round victory Tuesday at the $145,000 Slovenia Open hard-court tennis tournament.

Semifinals set at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- David Ferrer and Novak Djokovic posted three-set triumphs Thursday to set up a semifinal meeting at the U.S. Open.

Henin, Williams sisters win at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- No. 1 ranked Justine Henin and both of the Williams sisters advanced past the second round Wednesday at the U.S. Open.

Rain wipes out Day 1 at Forest Hills

FOREST HILLS, N.Y., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Four opening-round matches were postponed Tuesday because of rain at the Forest Hills Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Classic.

Harkleroad surprises in Pilot Pen tourney

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. wild-card entry Ashley Harkleroad dropped one game in winning a first-round match Monday at the $600,000 Pilot Pen tennis tournament in Connecticut.

Henin, Jankovic reach Rogers quarterfinals

TORONTO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Justine Henin Thursday reached the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup with a 7-5, 6-2, victory over Peng Shuai in Toronto.
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Meghann Shaughnessy
NYP2002083195 - FLUSHING MEADOWS, NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati hits a forehand in the first set of her match vs Meghann Shaughnessy at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, on Aug. 31, 2002. rlw/ja/John Angelillo UPI .

Meghann Shaughnessy (April 13, 1979 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American professional tennis player. She achieved a career-high singles ranking of #11 in 2001, and has won six WTA Tour singles titles. She is best known for her serve, which is one of the most powerful on tour, and has produced as many as 22 aces in a match.

Shaughnessy is coached by Rafael Font de Mora (managed by him since age 13 and coached by him for over 20 years). She is the niece of Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy.

Shaughnessy made her debut on the WTA Tour in 1996 at a tournament in Budapest, and broke into the top 100 in 1998. In 2000, Shaughnessy won her first WTA singles title at Beijing, defeating Iroda Tulyaganova in the final, and breaking into the top fifty. In her breakout year of 2001, Shaughnessy achieved a career-high singles ranking of #11, won the second singles title of her career at Quebec City, and reached the finals of Hamburg and her home tournament in Scottsdale. She also recorded wins over world number five Conchita Martínez, world number four Monica Seles, and world number two Venus Williams.

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