WTA Tour

  • Top-seeded Angelique Kerber cruises in Washington 31-07-2013 08:58 AM

    Washington: Top-seeded Angelique Kerber cruised past Irina Falconi 6-2, 6-3 in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday. With No. 15-ranked Sloane Stephens' loss on Monday, No. 9-ranked Kerber is 17 spots higher than any player remaining in the tournament. The German will face the winner of Melanie...
  • Victoria Azarenka loses to Serena Williams again 26-10-2012 08:14 AM

    Istanbul: American Serena Williams reached the semi-finals at the WTA Tour Championships in Istanbul on Thursday with what is fast becoming a routine defeat of world number one Victoria Azarenka. The Wimbledon and U.S Open champion recorded a 6-4 6-4 win at the season-ending event, her fifth triumph over the...
  • Stosur to face Schiavone in Sydney opener 07-01-2012 11:08 AM

    Sydney: Grand Slam champions Samantha Stosur and Francesca Schiavone will meet in the first round of the Sydney International - a rematch of their 2010 French Open final won by the Italian player. The high-profile encounter is a by-product of the strength of the field - nine of the top...
  • Sony Ericsson to end sponsorship of WTA tour 25-12-2011 04:02 PM

    London: Sony Ericsson is ending its sponsorship of the WTA tour at the end of the 2012 season. Sony Ericsson became the title sponsor of the women's tennis tour in 2005 tour under a six-year, $88 million deal. Although the contract was extended through the end of 2012, the mobile...
  • Venus Williams puts off return to tennis 21-12-2011 01:34 PM

    Auckland: Venus Williams has pulled out of January's ASB Classic in New Zealand where she was due to play her first competitive match since August. The 31-year-old Williams is still recovering from the immune system disease Sjogren's syndrome, which can cause fatigue and joint pain. Williams has played in several...
  • Top ranking not a priority for Sharapova 25-10-2011 03:10 AM

    Istanbul: World number two Maria Sharapova is just happy to be competing at the season-ending WTA Tour Championships this week and is not thinking about her outside chance of usurping Caroline Wozniacki as number one. The Russian has recovered from the ankle injury she suffered in Tokyo last month and...
  • Wozniacki, Zvonareva victorious in Doha 27-10-2010 01:28 PM

    Doha: Caroline Wozniacki crushed Elena Dementieva 6-1 6-1 at the WTA Championships on Tuesday to serve up a timely reminder to critics of her world number one ranking. Wozniacki blasted away from the baseline while Russian Dementieva could offer little in return, the Dane wrapping up the Maroon Group opener...
  • Chinese Taipei girls win doubles title 19-02-2007 12:34 PM

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