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May 7th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Yeah another thread for her. Lets keep this one going ;)

Tomorrow 2nd round of Rome qualies, vs AMG.

May 7th, 2011, 07:16 PM
When I saw the QD I thought that it would have been tough to beat Flipkens and AMG, but now after today's matches I think that if she plays her tennis (and I'm sure she can) she has chances to enter in MD.

I'm sayin' this also because today AMG wasn't that brilliant.;)

Wish Karin starts with quali also in minor WTA Events.

May 7th, 2011, 07:17 PM
She simply doesn't have the ranking for that now. She needs to move up 200 places before she can do that.

May 7th, 2011, 10:45 PM
AMG is too much for her now... already gained some easy points.

May 8th, 2011, 12:36 AM
AMG is too much for her now... already gained some easy points.

We'll see tomorrow. :fiery:

May 8th, 2011, 09:16 AM
We shall see :p
Karin will play at 12.00 on Pietrangeli. Good luck, after everything she had to fight, she deserves all the luck of this world. Surprise us again Karin.

May 8th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Lost 46 26... she needs to work a lot on her serve, she held it once or twice in the whole match.
Howewer, Karin should be back in Top 350 with this round won...

May 16th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Brescia 25K R1
Karin Knapp (ITA) d. (4)Julia Mayr (ITA) 64 60


May 16th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Julia :bigcry:
But good for Karin :yeah: Last year she lost to the same opponent in 3 sets... and now she bagelled her (even if Julia is no more the same). Wow :)

May 18th, 2011, 12:01 PM
Karin won again :yeah:

Karin Knapp (ITA) d. (Q)Vivien Jujashzova (I think :weirdo:) 75 61


May 18th, 2011, 03:50 PM
keep going :)

May 18th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Dream final would be Remondina-Knapp :D
By the way good job Karin and also good draw to make it into the final. So c'mon :)

May 18th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Rome should have given her a lot of confidence, hope she can really build on these last weeks :)

May 18th, 2011, 07:24 PM
BTW, around 40 points to defend untill october (and this week she has already earned 14 pts)... there's space to improve both in her play and in her ranking.;)

May 18th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Next is Buryachok, and eventually one between Enache and Jani... a final is possible, the most important now is to defeat Irina :yeah:

Jun 12th, 2011, 06:36 PM
Karin just won the 25.000$ of Campobasso :)
It's her first win after the comeback. So proud of her. Hope she can continue winning, we need her so much.. :hug:

Jun 12th, 2011, 07:58 PM
so happy :yeah:

Jun 16th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Back into top250 after this weeks points are added:hearts:
Keep moving up, Karin!

Jun 16th, 2011, 02:35 PM
already in top250 :eek: are you sure?she was barely in top400 before Rome :scratch:
edit: you're right :lol:
USO quali here we go :)

Jun 19th, 2011, 05:45 PM

Looking so fit:hearts:

Another 25K final this week. I hope she takes it easy next week, and then gets to play 100K Cuneo, and Palermo.

dos Santos
Jun 23rd, 2011, 08:22 AM
ITF.25k.Padova.WS.FR.Mladenovic.vs.Knapp.Part (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MR2NTZY0)

Jun 23rd, 2011, 09:11 PM
Karin is into another SF :eek:
but she didn't get the WC for Cuneo :speakles: don't play there :)

Jun 24th, 2011, 07:10 PM
shes in the final again !!

3rd final in a row !!

Jun 24th, 2011, 08:05 PM
Karin is ready to fight again against the big girls now :)

Jun 24th, 2011, 08:08 PM
If Cuneo doesn't want to give her a WC, I hope Palermo does;) For MD or qualies, I don't really care.

Oh, and good luck in the final:bounce:

Jun 24th, 2011, 08:26 PM
they will give her a MD WC for Palermo :) WTF she's way better than Dentoni and Floris :lol:

Jun 25th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Karin saved this fail day for Italy :lol:

Karin Knapp (ITA) d. (2)Laura Thorpe (FRA) 63 60

Jun 25th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Karin:worship: :cheer:

Jul 11th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Qualified for Palermo :D

60 62 over Dekmeijere
62 61 over Burnett
61 36 76 over Mircic, after being a double break behind in the 3rd, and then twice a single break behind :eek:

Jul 11th, 2011, 07:36 PM
so happy :sobbing: hope she doesn't play tomorrow............................

Jul 12th, 2011, 11:53 AM
Would LOVE to see R2 Vs. Alberta :hearts:

Aug 3rd, 2011, 02:34 PM
25K Monteroni:

1st round double breadstick over Geuer
2nd round bagel and breadstick over Grymalska


Aug 3rd, 2011, 02:35 PM
OMG Karin is finally back :sobbing:
next is Rottman so more bagels to come :hearts:

Aug 4th, 2011, 03:45 PM
6-0 6-4:)
That deserves a smile


Aug 4th, 2011, 03:57 PM
another bagel :inlove:
my dream final is so close :)
looking so good and fit :bowdown:

Aug 5th, 2011, 03:51 PM
so lovely :hearts:

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/185266_146993612048590_145628578851760_303126_3001 601_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250293_147512278663390_145628578851760_304507_8267 205_n.jpg

now the bad news: she retired from SF :bigcry:

Aug 5th, 2011, 07:49 PM

Hope the injury was nothing bad.

Aug 5th, 2011, 07:58 PM

Hope the injury was nothing bad.

It's only for precaution. Next tournament UO QUALI :bounce:

Aug 5th, 2011, 08:03 PM
allez :cheer: she didn't want to face again AGR :oh:

Aug 8th, 2011, 10:46 PM
Karin is back alright :bolt:

So much game there to be going to waste.

Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:33 AM
(15)Renata Voracova (CZE) vs Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)
Elena Bogdan (ROU) vs Karin Knapp (ITA)
Anna Floris (ITA) vs Alize Lim (FRA)
(20)Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) vs Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR)

not bad :)

Aug 24th, 2011, 06:02 AM
Beat Bogdan in 3 sets :)
Now Krunic.

Aug 24th, 2011, 08:57 AM
Great win. I think she can qualify here :hearts:

Aug 24th, 2011, 09:51 AM
love it :hearts:

Aug 26th, 2011, 06:02 AM
Won with Krunic 60 75 :woohoo:
Now, please, destroy the howler monkey :cheer:

Aug 26th, 2011, 07:11 AM

Please, please, qualify :hearts:

Aug 26th, 2011, 09:40 AM
so happy :sobbing:
one more!

Aug 26th, 2011, 07:38 PM
46 62 :woohoo:

Aug 26th, 2011, 08:55 PM
46 62 76(1)

fucking epic :hysteric:

Aug 26th, 2011, 08:57 PM

So amazing:cheer: Since april she's been doing so well, and it's so great to see her back at this level :D

Aug 26th, 2011, 10:46 PM
So f***g amazing!! :hysteric:
Now draw Oudin :oh:

Aug 27th, 2011, 06:37 AM
It's time to beat AMG now :cheer:

Aug 29th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Lost 7-6 4-6 3-6 :hug:

It's a better result than when she played her in Rome though :) And she did really well to qualify.
Next week, Karin will play in Mestre. Hope she'll play a few big challengers, perhaps even WTA qualies (*cough*Luxembourg) in the rest of the year - keep testing herself against better opponents.

Aug 30th, 2011, 09:45 AM
that was so close :sad: up 76 42

dos Santos
Sep 10th, 2011, 07:50 PM
ITF.2011.Biella.WS.R2.Kucova.vs.Knapp (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ODJBDDGK)

dos Santos
Sep 10th, 2011, 07:54 PM
ITF.2011.Biella.WS.QF.Knapp.vs.Kanepi (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VW9DRLFE)

Oct 17th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Amazing run in Luxemburg !!!:inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove:

Oct 17th, 2011, 04:52 PM
so happy :)

Oct 17th, 2011, 06:40 PM
I finally watched her today. She played well:cool: Especially in the first set. 2nd set as well, but she complicated things for herself:tape:
Eleni had played well in the 1st 2 rounds, and I was afraid her slice and variation would hurt Karin, but none of that :)

Niculescu could trouble her, but if she keeps it together, I don't see why she couldn't win a round.

Oct 22nd, 2011, 10:56 AM
So, obviously, Karin didn't keep it together vs Niculescu :p Neither did Monica though:lol:

I filmed a few points vs Eleni:

Oct 24th, 2011, 07:48 PM
her hair are way shorter right?:p

Oct 24th, 2011, 08:00 PM
Yeah. Didn't look very nice tbh. Maybe offcourt;)

Jan 12th, 2012, 03:33 PM
AO qualies: won 6-4 6-3 over Bychkova:yeah:
Next is Nara :)

Good luck:cheer:

Jan 12th, 2012, 03:45 PM
forza :cheer:

Feb 14th, 2012, 06:58 PM
Good win against Dulgheru in Bogotà 1st round :D Keep going :D

Feb 16th, 2012, 08:06 PM
Won vs granny Catalina Castano 63 26 62 :D Next is the Russian Panova in the quarters :)

Feb 17th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Lost in 2 set :sad: not a bad tournament anyway :)

Apr 6th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Karin is back on court in Barcelona:

(2)Karin Knapp (ITA) v Yuliya Beygelzimer (UKR)
(wc)Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) v Ani Mijacika (CRO)
Victoria Larriere (FRA) v Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR)
Severine Beltrame (FRA) v (6)Petra Rampre (SLO)

She's planning on a heavy schedule in the next weeks (Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Fes, Estoril. Madrid, Rome:o), lets see what actually comes of it....

Apr 7th, 2012, 05:42 AM
Good luck Karin :D

Both in quali and the MD , 10 Italians would play ! If we don't win the tourney...:lol:

Apr 7th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Karin is back on court in Barcelona:

(2)Karin Knapp (ITA) v Yuliya Beygelzimer (UKR)
(wc)Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) v Ani Mijacika (CRO)
Victoria Larriere (FRA) v Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR)
Severine Beltrame (FRA) v (6)Petra Rampre (SLO)

She's planning on a heavy schedule in the next weeks (Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Fes, Estoril. Madrid, Rome:o), lets see what actually comes of it....

heavy schedule if you go deep every week :devil:
she starts with a ridiculous 63 60 against a player who has done nothing for years :o

David Barker
Apr 7th, 2012, 09:34 PM
heavy schedule if you go deep every week :devil:
she starts with a ridiculous 63 60 against a player who has done nothing for years :o

Beygelzimer has been Top 100 and is still capable of good wins....she thrashed Karen, from 23 won the last 10 games. kK won only 9 points in the second set.

May 1st, 2012, 03:21 PM
She won 7-5 6-2 vs Daniilidou in Estoril 1st round :D

May 2nd, 2012, 04:39 PM
Good good win after a 2 hours and half battle against Makiri ! :D In the right way to coming back to her higher level :D

May 2nd, 2012, 04:57 PM
2nd WTA QF of the year :bigclap:

May 2nd, 2012, 05:23 PM
What a come back!!:drool::eek:

May 3rd, 2012, 02:15 PM
7-6 1st set :D Half of the Galina is eaten :p

May 3rd, 2012, 03:46 PM
7-6 2-6 6-4 :D She won but another long match . I hope she could recover a bit of energies for the next match :hug:

May 4th, 2012, 12:57 PM
She was too tired :sad: Anyway a great week :hug:

May 4th, 2012, 01:00 PM
No shame in losing to Carla. She's had a great week indeed.:cool:

May 4th, 2012, 04:58 PM

May 15th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Karin got WC for Rome and beat Vinci in first round 6/4 2/6 6/2 :eek: :yeah:

May 15th, 2012, 05:31 PM
Well done, Karin! Glad she's taking her chances!

May 15th, 2012, 05:32 PM
so great see her having some good wins again :hearts:

May 16th, 2012, 02:43 PM
3-6 6-4 vs Cibulkova. Brava to win the 2nd :D Forza !

May 23rd, 2012, 03:36 PM
She lost to Vandeweghe in RG Quali 1st round .

I thought she could qualify at least :tape:

Jan 12th, 2013, 04:06 PM
Karin qualified for Aus Open MD. Last AO main draw appearance was 2009 ! :hearts:

Lucky draw. R1 vs Koehler, then in R2 could wait out of form Jankovic. Viel Glück ! ;)

Jan 12th, 2013, 04:22 PM
If she beats Koehler she should be back in the top100 :bounce:

*now watch her lose*

Feb 22nd, 2013, 08:36 PM
Good news. Karin reached Bogota SF ! :yeah:

#1 seed Jankovic next. Their first meeting. Auf gehts ;)

dos Santos
Feb 23rd, 2013, 07:53 AM

Feb 23rd, 2013, 08:13 AM
Hope she can do it :cheer:
Good luck Karin!

Feb 28th, 2013, 03:55 PM

1st round: Knapp def. Larsson 63 61
2nd round: Knapp def. Oprandi (8) 64 76(2)
QF: vs. Soler-Espinosa

Two good tournaments in a row for Karin :cheer:
Back in Top 100 as well in the live rankings!!

Mar 1st, 2013, 01:47 AM
Go Knapp !! http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/cheer.gif

No live stream today or ?

Mar 1st, 2013, 04:22 PM
lost to Soler-Espinosa 26 26, quite disappointing result, serve was not working well it seems! :(
anyway, still a good tournament for Karin, hope that her results will get a bit more consistent finally!
Good thing is that she should be back in top 100, unless Pliskova wins Kuala Lumpur!

Mar 22nd, 2013, 12:21 AM
Why wasn't Karin in IW/Miami? New injury? :sad:

Apr 18th, 2013, 04:02 PM
Karin had a small surgery, they had to remove a cyst, that´s why she wasn´t playing any tournaments after Acapulco.
Her next tournaments are Marrakech,Estoril, Madrid,Rome and RG!

May 28th, 2013, 09:58 PM
Pics of her French Open 1st round against Sloane :-)
http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/861359karin.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=861359karin.jpg)
http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/876653karin1.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=876653karin1.jpg)

Jun 11th, 2013, 09:26 PM
Amazing comeback win in Nürnberg, Karin ! :worship:

She was 2-6 1-5 down vs Pfizenmaier, but won 2-6 7-6 7-5 :eek: :hearts:

Very happy for Karin. R2 vs Annika Beck. Viel Glück ;)

Jun 25th, 2013, 08:39 PM
Nürnberg R2: Karin vs Annika Beck


Jun 25th, 2013, 08:41 PM
Karin beats Hradecka in Wimbledon R1 with 6-3 6-4 ! :cheer:

Her 1st Grand Slam MD win since AO 2009 and her first Wimbledon victory :yeah:

Nix zu verlieren in R2 gegen Safarova. Einfach genießen, Karin ;)

Jun 26th, 2013, 03:02 PM
Karin def. Safarova 4/6 6/4 6/4

Great win for Karin, played some good tennis, was break down in 2nd and 3rd set but managed to fight back, serve was on fire again, 10 aces!

160pts and Sharapova next, a bit unlucky here with the draw but hope she can show a good match at least and finally have some more consistent results after Wimbledon as well! :lol:

edit: ok ok, she will face Larcher and not Sharapova :hysteric:
another tough match but realistic chances here at least, will be interesting for sure, H2H 1-0 for Karin, US Open 2011 76 in 3rd set :lol:

Jun 26th, 2013, 09:38 PM
Karin played an amazing match today, draw is really open so good luck!

Jun 27th, 2013, 08:43 PM
Great win, Karin. Into Wimbledon R3 for first time ! :D:yeah:

Karin hat wirklich toll gespielt. Weiter so. Viel Glück vs Larcher De Brito :kiss:

Jun 28th, 2013, 04:21 PM
Come on!

Jun 28th, 2013, 07:07 PM
Second week, baby.

Let her eat Cake.

Jun 28th, 2013, 07:19 PM
result was 75 62, only got broken once in the whole match when she served for the 1st set at *54, 1st serve on fire again, won over 80% of the pts and hit 14 aces, problems as usual over 2nd serve but great performance once again.

Next up is Bartoli, nothing to lose against her, hope that her serve will work again and then we´ll see how it goes...:)

Jun 30th, 2013, 02:12 PM
Karin into Wimbledon R4 ! :speakles::hearts::hearts::hearts:

Starke Leistung. Ihr bestes Grand Slam Resultat. Viel Glück vs Bartoli ;)

Jun 30th, 2013, 04:55 PM
Incredible story. I will create a whole discussion about her amazing comeback next week.

Jul 1st, 2013, 03:27 PM
Overmatched against Bartoli and lost 2 & 3:(

Jul 1st, 2013, 04:47 PM
Karin :hug:
Still a great tournament for her, 2nd serve got killed today by Bartoli but no surprise, was just too tough today for her but great chances to reach the top 50 now again, hope that some good results will follow now!!

Jul 1st, 2013, 06:24 PM
She was visibly nervous, nothing was good today. Yet a remarkable week for her! She should work to get herself in the Top 50 in the months to come.

Jul 9th, 2013, 06:46 PM
Into Palermo 2nd round.

Jul 9th, 2013, 09:06 PM
good scoreline against Pereira, 63 62, great serve stats as well again, hope she can beat Zakopalova also!!

Jul 16th, 2013, 08:52 PM
lost a tough match against Zakopalova then, 46 in 3rd set, after coming back from 15!

In Bad Gastein she won her first match easily against Solovyeva and faces Cadantu tomorrow, good chances to reach the QFs IMO!!

Jul 17th, 2013, 03:53 PM
Karin Knapp def. Alexandra Cadantu 76(5) 46 61

Couldn´t watch it but first two sets were typical Karin mess, leads *40 in 1st set, then suddenly 45* behind but wins it somehow in the TB at least, 2nd set many breaks as well, 3rd set was quite good then at least if u look at the stats only, match was always in Karin´s hands anyway.

Beck next, will be tough, Karin had no chance in Nürnberg earlier and she is often not consistent enough but we´ll see...good luck :)

Jul 17th, 2013, 04:13 PM
I watched bits today. It was a typical Karin mess indeed.:tape: :lol: She's just unable to win easily these days. :o

She's gonna be ranked close to top60 now!

Jul 17th, 2013, 04:22 PM
love to see Karin so consistent in WTAs :hug:
her game is more suited for faster surfaces so can't wait for next months :inlove: should really end the year in top50 :)

Jul 18th, 2013, 06:32 PM
It always makes me happy when Karin wins matches.
Another excellent tournament and heading towards the Top 50. Amazing.

Jul 19th, 2013, 10:13 AM
Bad Gastein SFs. :hearts:

Jul 19th, 2013, 10:21 AM
she has a shot to get her 1st WTA title...

Jul 19th, 2013, 01:44 PM
I watched bits today. It was a typical Karin mess indeed.:tape: :lol: She's just unable to win easily these days. :o

She's gonna be ranked close to top60 now!

:oh: :lol:

surprised that Karin was able to win that easy, I mean, match was in her hands for sure but usually it´s hard for her to stay consistent in matches against players like Beck but serve worked well today again it seems, not even faced a Breakpoint, really good, happy that she won it that easily :D

Against Meusi now, that will be tough, Austrian is in good clay shape and Gastein GOAT anyway and Karin is 0-2 down in H2H (one match 2007 in Gastein).

Good luck! :cheer:

Jul 19th, 2013, 08:05 PM
Karin into Bad Gastein SF ! :D:yeah:

Sehr schön. Weiter so. Viel Glück jetzt vs Meusburger ;)

Jul 19th, 2013, 08:20 PM
:oh: :lol:

surprised that Karin was able to win that easy, I mean, match was in her hands for sure but usually it´s hard for her to stay consistent in matches against players like Beck but serve worked well today again it seems, not even faced a Breakpoint, really good, happy that she won it that easily :D

Against Meusi now, that will be tough, Austrian is in good clay shape and Gastein GOAT anyway and Karin is 0-2 down in H2H (one match 2007 in Gastein).

Good luck! :cheer:
I know:haha: :oh:
I could only follow the sb, but I think Beck was injured? Either way, good tournament for Karin!

Jul 20th, 2013, 01:54 PM
Meusburger def. Knapp 64 63

well, I can´t say that I am really surprised but still, losing to Meusburger is still just disappointing somehow but it seems that it is really tough to beat her these days but obviously not a great day from Karin. :mad:

anyway, still a good tournament, withdrew from Baku next week, not really sure now where she plays next....

Aug 12th, 2013, 02:42 PM
Karin qualified for Cincinnati after two solid wins against Arruabarrena and Larsson. Sadly, she now faces Kerber.

Aug 16th, 2013, 09:33 PM
lost to Kerber after a good 1st set 76 06 16!!

Currently plays Quali in New Haven, won her first match vs An.Rodionova 62 63, now against Alexandra Mueller, should beat her as well, Pennetta or Beck would wait in final q-round.

Aug 18th, 2013, 04:21 PM
Karin's FQR is on Ken Thomas's www.radiotennis.com at the moment.

It's not as straightforward as the last match against Beck.

Aug 18th, 2013, 05:45 PM
She won. :drool:

Aug 18th, 2013, 05:46 PM
Knapp def Beck 76 46 62 :yeah:

break down a few times in 1st set, break up in 2nd set already, typical mess but easy 3rd set, 8 aces to 8 DFs..
Another good tournament for Karin, more consistent finally!! :drool:

Aug 18th, 2013, 05:51 PM
She really needs to cut out the unnecessary threesetters:tape: But it's another excellent win for her!

Aug 18th, 2013, 06:36 PM
She will face Stephens, Hsieh, Vesnina or another Qualifier.

Aug 18th, 2013, 06:37 PM
her serve seems to be working well again, 8 aces :)
now hope will draw a tanking opponent :p

Aug 18th, 2013, 08:21 PM
Knapp (Q) vs. Svitolina (LL)

Aug 18th, 2013, 08:30 PM
Okay she is losing it. :oh:

Aug 19th, 2013, 09:46 PM
^^ fail :oh:

Knapp def. Svitolina 63 64 :yeah:

Good win for Karin, 1st serve was on fire it seems, especially in 2nd set, well done :D

Aug 20th, 2013, 05:46 AM
Nice way to jinx Svitolina. :oh:
Next Wozniacki I think. Best of luck. :tears:

Aug 21st, 2013, 09:16 PM
Wozniacki def. Knapp 61 75

well, first set was awful, better 2nd set with some great shots but often a bit too brainless, not ready for the balls comin back from Woz, enough said already in GM about it, Woz loves playing players like Karin but I hope that Karin is somehow able to learn from such matches in future as she obviously would have the weapons to beat players like Wozniacki.

Anyway, I hope for a good draw in NY, she could win some matches there as well if she gets lucky, we´ll see!!

Aug 21st, 2013, 09:21 PM
Good luck in NY. Three matches won here and 80 points taken. :)

Aug 22nd, 2013, 10:52 AM

Karin Knapp, despite playing a good match with flashes of excellent tennis, can not overcome in the second round of the WTA tournament in New Haven, leaving the road to the former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, impostasi in straight sets with a score of 6 -1,7-5 in 1 hour and 48 minutes of play.
The first set was won easily by the Danish, Italian woman sees in the game but too imprecise groundstrokes, so as to suffer two breaks in the fourth and sixth part, to direct the decisive part in the hands of former No. 1 in the world.
In the second set, aided by a physical decline of her opponent and an improvement in both the service and groundstrokes, the Italian, is able to take the lead, creating well as two opportunities to break to go and serve for the set, but when topical the partial class of the Danish comes out and scored with a break in the eleventh game builds the opportunity to serve for the match, immediately exploited the occasion by winning the second set with a score of 7-5.
The South Tyrolean player, came in the second round starting with the qualifiers, will be back on the field next week to compete in the main draw of the 'U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

Article from: https://www.facebook.com/TennisteItaliane?ref=hl

Aug 24th, 2013, 10:03 AM
1st round: Karin vs. Grace Min (Q)

Karin has the bigger weapons and should be able to win this but I am never too confident when it is about Karin :scared: :lol:

Possible 2nd round probably against Vesnina!!

Aug 24th, 2013, 11:55 AM
I don't feel confident at all for this match. I have read that Karin even had some problems to her knee since the night of the match against Wozniacki, but even if she is healthy, Min is not an easy opponent. Good luck. :p

Aug 27th, 2013, 07:00 PM
Karin def. Min 6/3 6/1 :)

easy, much easier tha expected but that match was totally in Karin´s hands anyway, no break for Min, even over 2nd serve she won more than 60% of the pts, hope she can annoy Vesnina now also!!

Aug 29th, 2013, 02:22 PM
Gut gemacht, Karin ! :cheer:

Vesnina next who leads Head To Head 1-0. Viel Glück ;)

Aug 29th, 2013, 02:23 PM
i'm really confident, forza :)

Aug 29th, 2013, 06:16 PM
If Karin beats the no. 22 seed and there's no stream to watch it on, did it really happen?

Aug 29th, 2013, 06:22 PM
61 64, great scoreline, 13 to 53 in 2nd set, even made 50% of the pts over 2nd serve against a player like Vesnina, that´s a really great sign, Karin herself killed that 2nd serve of Vesnina herself, awesome season for Knapp, back into top 50 now, well deserved!!

Now against Vinci, H2H is 2-1 for Karin but all on clay, we´ll see, Karin obviously with more power but also with more errors for sure, hope she can show another good match.

Aug 29th, 2013, 06:26 PM
i'm really confident, forza :)

Told ya!
Back in top50 and she has a winnable match too next.

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Aug 31st, 2013, 12:01 PM
Nice surprise. Karin beat Vesnina 6-1 6-4 ! :eek::yeah:

Into R3, her best US Open ever. Now upset annoying Vinci :armed:

Aug 31st, 2013, 12:18 PM
Vinci is everything but annoying. A shame people associate her with Errani so much.
Good luck Karin, you will need it.

Chichi GOAT
Aug 31st, 2013, 02:42 PM
A shame people associate her with Errani so much.

That shade :bigcry: Poor Sara :hug:

Forza Karin!!!

Sep 1st, 2013, 11:27 AM
Karin lost 46 36 to Vinci!!

Not the best match from Karin, wasted early breaks in both sets, a shame that she couldn´t win this one.
4th round vs. Giorgi would have been interesting for sure...
Anyway, still a good tournament for Karin, hope she can keep it up for the rest of the year!! :)

Sep 16th, 2013, 10:09 PM
Karin had to withdraw from all Asian tournaments! :(


article says that she has a wrist inflammation, also that she would be fine for Tokyo and China Open again (but withdrew from both as well now), hope that she will be ok for Linz and Luxembourg at least! :unsure:

Sep 17th, 2013, 05:16 AM
Oh dear. :sad:

Oct 9th, 2013, 02:26 PM
Linz,1st round:

Knapp def. Hantuchova 62 76(6)

Good win for Karin, Hantuchova not in good shape at all (beside her lucky US Open run), so there were good chances to win this but wasn´t sure about Karin´s shape as well after her wrist problems.
I couldn´t watch it but 1st set stats look great, in 2nd set 1st serve was completely gone but still managed to win it in two, Vögele next, who can be tough but should be beatable as well, good luck!!

Oct 9th, 2013, 08:48 PM
This is indeed a pretty nice win. :yeah: Hantuchova may not be great in terms of shape, but this is still a nice result.
Voegele next? If she feels well, she can win it. Sadly we don't know much about her current shape..

Oct 10th, 2013, 09:47 PM
lost 64 26 57 to Vögele, match was a mess, 13 DFs included, fought back from 04* and 35* down in 3rd set, just to lose 57 after having BP at 5-5....:tape:

anyway, was not easy for sure after her longer break, Luxemburg´s courts are really fast, so should definitely suit her also, hope for a good result there now! :)

dos Santos
Oct 11th, 2013, 04:49 PM

Oct 15th, 2013, 09:52 PM
Lux, 1st round:

Knapp def. Kartantcheva 46 63 63

won it at least, Petkovic or Bouchard next, can´t see her winning that! :(

Oct 16th, 2013, 09:24 PM
Guter Auftakt in Luxemburg, Karin ! :yeah:

Sesil has an awful serve (no Ace, 9 DFs). Petkovic next. Viel Glück ;)

Oct 17th, 2013, 03:42 PM
Knapp def. Petkovic 75 75 :yeah:

Good win for Karin here, 1st set stats are a mess, serve worked much better in 2nd set :D

Oct 17th, 2013, 08:45 PM
Spitze Sieg über Petkovic, Karin ! :) :hearts:

I like Petkovic too though. Viel Glück im Viertelfinale vs Sabine ;)

Oct 18th, 2013, 10:32 PM
Lisicki def. Knapp 75 46 60

2 good sets from Karin, even served for the 1st set at *54, 3rd set was a mess but still a good tournament!
She will play some bigger ITF tournaments now before the off season, good chances to get into top 40!! :)

Dec 24th, 2013, 11:44 AM

Karin :hysteric: :lol:

Dec 28th, 2013, 08:52 AM

K.Knapp (8) vs. Görges
Q vs. Q

Can´t say that Görges is a tough draw these days but I still don´t like it! :ras:
anyway, good draw in general, winner of 1st round should definitely reach QF!

Dec 28th, 2013, 09:26 AM
Who knows what Goerges did during the off season :lol: Tricky round, a loss would not be a drama.

Dec 31st, 2013, 06:23 AM
Görges def. Knapp 46 76 76

Tough defeat for Karin, was 4-2 up in 3rd set, both players served well it seems, only 3 breaks in the whole match, Karin only got broken once but still wasn´t enough! :hug:

Dec 31st, 2013, 10:54 AM
Oh Karin :hug: Good effort though.

Jan 4th, 2014, 10:00 AM
Against a qualifier in Hobart. Just let not be Muguruza.

Jan 5th, 2014, 09:20 AM
Cabeza it is!!
should definitely win this, 2nd round vs Vesnina or Puig!!

Jan 5th, 2014, 09:33 AM
Don't flop to that useless pusher please :lol:

Jan 5th, 2014, 09:44 PM

Karin is playing doubles at AO with Jelena Jankovic ! :eek: :hearts:

Jan 6th, 2014, 08:44 AM
Lost to Cabeza Candela :tape: Horrible.

Jan 6th, 2014, 09:31 AM
Karin was leading *40 in 1st set and fucked it up, awful, no consistency at all yet..bad start into 2014, now needs a good draw in Melbourne!!!

Jan 6th, 2014, 04:15 PM
She really needs an easy round in Melbourne. But my impression is that she is not playing bad overall, she is just lacking the rhythm of real matches played..

Jan 13th, 2014, 09:36 PM
Aus Open

Paula Ormaechea vs Karin Knapp
[3] Maria Sharapova vs Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Karin should at least win her R1 match. Viel Glück, Karin ! ;)

Jan 14th, 2014, 05:20 PM
Knapp def. Ormaechea 6/4 6/2

Easy win for Karin, was important after her bad start into 2014!
No pressure vs Sharapova, hope she can show a good match! :)

Jan 14th, 2014, 05:21 PM
Yas Karin, 70 points in the bag :yeah: Do your best against Masha.

Jan 15th, 2014, 07:37 PM
Sehr schön, Karin. Freut mich. Wichtiger Sieg in Runde 1 ! :D

R2 vs Sharapova. Their only meeting was FO 2008, Maria won 7-6 6-0. Viel Glück ;)

Jan 15th, 2014, 07:43 PM
Also in doubles Karin/Jankovic beat Pavlyuchenkova/Zvonareva 6-2 6-4 ! :hearts:

This is Karin`s first ever win in doubles at a Grand Slam :eek: Great :)

Jan 15th, 2014, 07:43 PM
Great team :oh:

Jan 16th, 2014, 12:56 AM
She won the 2nd set ! Forza Karin !

Jan 16th, 2014, 11:22 AM
Lost 10-8 third set to Maria :hug: But gained many fans tonight. Many positive things to take.

Jan 16th, 2014, 02:51 PM
yeah, great fight from Karin,some great shots, so much power, was running and fighting really well, some stupid errors as well obviously, some problems with her fh here and there but can be proud!! :hug:
She had a small chance when she was leading 87, had 15-0 on Russians serve but then made an easy mistake, service game after she went down 0-40 too fast after bad serves and then couldn´t fight back anymore.

Hope she can improve further, would be great if she could be seeded at RG!!

Jan 25th, 2014, 06:19 PM
Karin :hug:

But a fantastic match vs Sharapova. Bin sicher, ganz Südtirol ist stolz auf dich :yeah:

Jan 25th, 2014, 06:23 PM
AO R2: Sharapova def. Karin 6-3 4-6 10-8


For sure a match to remember ;)

Jan 25th, 2014, 06:32 PM

Thursday, 16 January, 2014

Q. How are you feeling now?
KARIN KNAPP: I'm feeling good. I mean, I played a great match and it was so close. It's normal that at the end a little bit you want to win at the end because it was so close, but I played a great match and looking forward to doing many matches like this.

Q. Even though it was like 44 degrees or something ridiculous, were you able to...
KARIN KNAPP: No, it was really hot. I know that it was hot for me, but I know it was hot also for Maria. We were fighting both I think with the heat.

It was really tough, but we didn't stop. We played, and that was it.

Q. Do you think the play should have stopped?
KARIN KNAPP: Yeah, it was hot. I think maybe they could change some rules, because it's not the same like playing under the roof or with the sun. So maybe.

Q. Did you ever feel like it was dangerous out there?
KARIN KNAPP: I think it helped to me a bit the 10 minutes after the second set. That helped me a lot, because I think also we went to the locker room and we could cool down a little bit.

That help a bit, but how I said, I think they should change some rules.

Q. You played a great game today. Did you feel like you had it in the bag in third set?
KARIN KNAPP: Yeah, it's not easy to think this with Maria, but I think I played my game from the beginning to the end. I tried to hit, to make pressure, because that's what I have to do.

And, yeah, there were two I think Maria served she made some double faults, but I think she played really, really good also the second serve. I tried to attack, and there were two returns out like this, and at the end she won, so... (Smiling).

Q. What did you think about your shot on break point that hit the net and went over for you?

Q. On break point at 5 4, when you hit the return that hit the net and fell on her side to win the point.
KARIN KNAPP: I was lucky (smiling).

I mean, but this is tennis. It's like this. They were, how you said, I was lucky there. I think if these two returns were not out like this but in, it could change, so...

Luck. It's in the game, so...

Q. Do you take confidence moving forward after this performance today against Maria?
KARIN KNAPP: Yes, yes, it gave me confidence, because Maria is, I mean, in the three best players of the world. So I trying to find as much as possible these feelings and getting to play games like this all the time, and it gave me confidence, yes.

Q. How serious is the heart problem you had a couple years ago? How serious was that? Did you think you might not be able to keep playing?
KARIN KNAPP: No, that was a problem that I, how you say, resolve with two surgeries. But it's fine. I do just the controls every year for me, for myself, but that's all done, all fine.

Q. At the time were you worried about whether it would affect your tennis and whether you'd be able to keep playing?
KARIN KNAPP: Yes, yes, of course, because you have to do two surgeries in your heart. They always going to touch your heart.

But it was not easy. A lot of difficult moments. But I keep trying to get back, and I'm really happy.

Jan 27th, 2014, 01:53 PM
Paris, indoors:

1st round: Karin vs. Arruabarrena (Q)
2nd round: Errani

Arruabarrena played a good Quali in Paris but Karin still should win, no doubt about that.
2nd round vs Errani would be interesting for sure, definitely a chance for Karin to win that as well, H2h between Karin and Sara is 4-0 for Karin! :oh:
anyway, let´s hope that she can win her first round match first!!

Jan 28th, 2014, 03:22 PM
1st round: Knapp def. Arruabarrena 6/4 6/1 :cool:

good luck against Errani!!

Jan 30th, 2014, 03:49 PM
lost 46 36 to Errani :mad:
too many errors and serve also wasn´t working, a shame, expected her to take at least ont set but wasn´t good enough today!
One win here at least and some good points for her ranking! :)

Feb 2nd, 2014, 06:37 PM
Karin :hug:

I can`t stand Errani. She is so annoying. Errani was not the better tennis player, she was just better at keeping the ball in play and let Karin make UEs. Well, at least Karin won her Paris R1 match. But she must work on her footwork/movement.

Feb 9th, 2014, 07:37 PM
Italy won against USA in FedCup!
Karin was Italian No.1 and won both of her matches against McHale and Riske! :cheer:

Doha,1st round against Garcia, who totally sucks lately, should definitely win that if she isn´t too tired after FC,
possible 2nd round vs JJ, good luck!!

Feb 9th, 2014, 08:30 PM
Happy Karin won her 2 Fed Cup singles matches. Keep up this form ! :yeah:

A loss to Garcia in Doha R1 would be extremely disappointing. Karin must reach R2 :p

Feb 9th, 2014, 08:35 PM
soooooo happy for karin, she played 2 amazing matches and finally is getting consistent results. ranking is so close so hope she will get a seed for RG and Wimbledon, would be excellent.
i fear she will withdraw from doha :sad: don't know if she's on dubai's EL too, hope she gives it a try at least, win a match would be important.

Feb 11th, 2014, 07:15 PM
she didn´t withdraw from Doha and won her first match 64 61 against Garcia! :D
Little drama in 1st set as usual, had the 50* lead and then choked but was able to break Garcia again at 54*!!

Now against Dramaqueen JJ, good luck! :D

Feb 14th, 2014, 12:57 PM
Karin lost in Doha R2 to Jankovic 0-6 2-6 ! :hug:

But Jankovic seems in good form. And at least Karin won her R1 match :)

Feb 15th, 2014, 08:33 AM
Karin won 6-1 6-2 against Hlavackova in Dubai QR1 :yeah:

Feb 15th, 2014, 08:36 AM
no chance against JJ :(
but yeah, was a tough match + Karin played much lately, had to travel a lot also, not easy for her!

well done for her win today against Hlavackova! :D
Beck probably next, Karin knows her well, should be able to beat her again if she doesn´t make too many UEs!

Feb 15th, 2014, 08:45 AM
For now Spears is winning, not Beck :lol: Does Karin know Abby good too?

Feb 15th, 2014, 09:06 AM
Bouchard and Pironkova are losing too so from toughest spot it is turning to the weakest :lol:
Anyway, even if she qualify, the field in MD is so tough!:o

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Feb 15th, 2014, 09:13 AM
Genie will pull through. Not so sure about Pironkova though. Beck came back too :lol:

Feb 15th, 2014, 09:37 AM
Bouchard no way she is loosing, she is very tough mentally, she will win it somehow...

Feb 16th, 2014, 07:21 AM
No bueno, Karin. No bueno :(

Feb 16th, 2014, 09:44 AM
06 57 to Beck!
Karin only was able to hold her serve once in the entire match :help:
I guess she was just too tired, many matches recently, she just needs some time off now before IW and Beck is a nightmare opponent for Karin on a bad day as she usually doesn´t give you any free points.

Feb 16th, 2014, 09:46 AM

Mar 6th, 2014, 10:09 PM
IW,1st round:

Townsend def. Knapp 76 61 :facepalm:

0 aces, 8 DFs :o

Mar 8th, 2014, 01:25 PM
Karin wrote on her FB page: 'A bad day can happen to everyone I think...'.

Mar 19th, 2014, 05:03 PM
Mayr-Achleitner def. Knapp 36 61 64 :o

Really bad from Karin, IW and Miami, total flop, hope she can improve on clay again, 2014 is not really satisfying so far :mad:

Mar 19th, 2014, 09:33 PM
bad bad bad
next is bogotà where she will be seeded

Mar 21st, 2014, 02:37 PM
WTF Karin is in absolutely awful form right now :facepalm:

At Indian Wells horrible loss to WC Townsend, now at Miami to Q Mayr-Achleitner

She can`t win matches anymore. Only R1 exits. Please improve, Karin !

Mar 31st, 2014, 08:42 PM
Monterrey, 1st round:

Jaksic def. Knapp (7) 63 64 :o

awful, Karin sucks, 2014 is a mess, FedCup was her highlight, rest is shit :sobbing:
of course, breaks back at 3-5* just to lose her serve at *45 incl 2 DFs :rolleyes:

Mar 31st, 2014, 09:13 PM
omg 3 horrible losses in a row

Apr 1st, 2014, 12:57 PM
She is struggling so much :unsure:

Apr 7th, 2014, 07:27 PM
Bogota, 1st round:

she continues to suck on clay also, lost to Scheepers 36 67!
Her serve is totally gone as well, 7 breaks for Scheepers and 12 DFs!

:help: was close to top 30 a while ago and now she can´t win matches anymore at all :o

dos Santos
Apr 9th, 2014, 04:14 PM

Apr 28th, 2014, 03:59 PM
Estoril, 1st round:

Shvedova def. Knapp 62 64

5th defeat in a row :help:

May 3rd, 2014, 10:09 PM
Madrid, 1st round:

Jovanovski def. Knapp 61 61

Just awful, back to challengers soon if she continues like that :o

May 12th, 2014, 01:25 PM
Rome,1st round:

Ivanovic def. Knapp 61 61

Karin´s Horror show continues, disgusting performance, what happened? :sobbing:

May 19th, 2014, 10:25 AM
Is today's match streamed? Is Karin playing well, or Peer badly? Looks like a much-needed change of fortune, in either case.

May 19th, 2014, 10:31 AM

R1: Karin def. Peer 6-3 6-2 ! :cheer:

Finally Karin won a match again. So important. Very happy for her :)

Strong serving. 8 Aces. Viel Glück in R2 vs Hercog :kiss:

May 19th, 2014, 10:34 AM
Is today's match streamed? Is Karin playing well, or Peer badly? Looks like a much-needed change of fortune, in either case.

yes, it was streamed


May 19th, 2014, 10:37 AM
Finally a win :) I have no idea what is going wrong since Fed Cup if February, but every win is gold at the moment.


May 19th, 2014, 02:49 PM
It's about time she won something. And beating Peer on the way is a nice things too :)

May 19th, 2014, 02:56 PM
First win since February!! :sobbing:
1st serve worked again today, 8 aces, 84% won, good stats, good scoreline!!!

Hercog next, definitely not easy on clay and I don´t expect her to win but I hope that she can show a good match at least.

Karin had good chances to reach the top30 this year, get seeded for RG and Wimbledon but now it looks really bad, especially once her Wimbledon pts get off, she needs some luck now with her draws also to avoid a big fall in the rankings.

May 20th, 2014, 02:51 PM
Karin leads 6-3 1-0 ! Weiter so. Auf geht`s ! ;)


May 20th, 2014, 03:31 PM
Karin won 63 63 :banana:

May 20th, 2014, 05:18 PM
First WTA QF of the season :sobbing: Next is probably Garcia though.

dos Santos
May 21st, 2014, 11:29 AM

May 22nd, 2014, 08:50 AM
Karin into Nürnberg QF ! :bounce:

She really plays well at Nürnberg. 2 straight set wins :)

Nothing to lose vs #7 Garcia. Viel Glück, Karin ;)

May 22nd, 2014, 08:53 AM
Garcia is going to be tough :scared:

May 22nd, 2014, 04:24 PM
Knapp def. Garcia 67 64 64 :cheer:

Great tournament for Karin, was about time!! :yeah:

May 22nd, 2014, 07:35 PM
Amazing win, Karin ! :hearts: :banana:

Nürnberg is a very positive tournament for Karin. First QF, first SF this season :worship:

Karin could have won the Tiebreak already. But she won. And I`m very happy

May 22nd, 2014, 09:22 PM
:worship: So happy for her.

May 23rd, 2014, 01:48 PM
Roland Garros

1st round:

Knapp vs. Barthel

I don´t like :sobbing:

May 25th, 2014, 10:49 AM
Don't flop to Mona, please :p

May 26th, 2014, 02:37 PM
Barthel def Knapp 64 60

No chance for Karin :sad:
She was able to win some matches in Nürnberg at least, losing to Barthel is not a shame anymore these days, 2nd set was too clear but maybe she got tired as well.
Hope she can get some wins on grass now, 4th round Wimbledon to defend.

May 30th, 2014, 11:01 AM
Karin :facepalm:

But never in doubt. I always knew she would flop in R1. The bagel is embarrassing

I wish Karin could show better tennis at Grand Slams. We all know her talent

May 31st, 2014, 02:20 PM
randomly doing well in doubles :lol:

Jun 20th, 2014, 11:00 AM
WIMBLEDON, 1st round:

Knapp vs. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)

Tough first round here for Karin, Pliskova wasn´t that impressive on grass but Karin herself didn´t play at all and she plays a horrible season (apart from Nürnberg).
Quite likely that she will lose all of her 4th round pts of last year! :(

Jun 24th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Karin takes the first set in a TB.

Jun 24th, 2014, 12:17 PM
Karin 7-6(4) 4-6 *1-1 Ka. Pliskova

Jun 24th, 2014, 12:52 PM
Serves for it but gets broken.

5-4* final set

8 points in a row lost from *5-3 30-15

Topped out at 9 or 10--live scoreboard jumped from *0-30 to *15-40

Gets back to deuce, but is broken anyway.

KaPlisk to serve for it.

Chokey, chokey, chokey. 6-6. Into extra time (no penalty shoot out).

Jun 24th, 2014, 01:26 PM
Karonlina Pliskova defeats Karin Knapp 6-7(4) 6-4 10-8 (from *2-5 final set)

Jun 24th, 2014, 01:34 PM
nice choke :o
52 in 3rd, breaks back then at 56* just to get broke again at 88 :o
It´s not like her expected her to win, although Pliskova was far from impressive on grass but she shouldn´t waste such chances, that´s really bad!!!

Bad Gastein points to defend soon as well, 3rd round US Open...does´t look great anymore :(

Jun 29th, 2014, 01:54 PM
Karin :facepalm:

What a choke ! 5-2 in 3rd set -> 8-10 :o

Karin clearly lacks mental strength :sad:

Jul 2nd, 2014, 02:20 PM
Karin received a WC for 50k in Versmold!
Actually not a bad idea to play there to get some wins and confidence back but...

1st round:

Cepede Royg d. Knapp (1) 6-3 7-6(5)

:help: :o :weirdo:

no comment!!!

Jul 2nd, 2014, 04:32 PM
karin :o :smash:

Jul 3rd, 2014, 09:30 AM
can't believe all this struggle :o now so many pts to defend in Bad Gastein

Jul 3rd, 2014, 12:10 PM

Jul 7th, 2014, 04:50 PM
1st round, Bucharest

Knapp vs. Olaru (WC)

I will stop posting in her thread if she manages to lose to half retired Olaru :hysteric:

Jul 7th, 2014, 08:44 PM
1st round, Bucharest

Knapp vs. Olaru (WC)

I will stop posting in her thread if she manages to lose to half retired Olaru :hysteric:

please not, but i,m agree that a lost here would be really bad

Jul 8th, 2014, 08:32 AM
i'm gonna bet on Olaru :oh: 5,00 :speakles: