WTA

  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black lying fourth in Race to Singapore standings 4 days ago

    St. Petersburg: Sania Mirza, who will be skipping the Asian Games to focus on qualifying for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore, and Cara Black are lying fourth in the Race to Singapore standings with just over a month to go for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore. Meanwhile, the...
  • Maria Sharapova second to qualify for WTA Finals 4 days ago

    The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Thursday announced that Maria Sharapova has qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, to be staged at the Singapore Sports Hub October 17-26. "I am really excited to qualify for the WTA Finals and to bring the best in women's...
  • Leander Paes slides to lowest rank in 11 years 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The failure to defend his US Open title cost Leander Paes as the veteran Indian tennis star on Tuesday suffered a 23-place loss to slip to 35, his worst ranking in 11 years. Paes and Stepanek, who were defending 2000 points at Flushing Meadows, had crashed out in the...
  • Serena Williams qualifies for WTA Finals in Singapore September 6, 2014

    Defending champion Serena Williams is the first player to qualify for the year-ending WTA Finals to be held in Singapore Oct 17-26, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced Saturday. The top eight women's singles and women's doubles players and pairs qualify for the week long event, this time to be held...
  • Leander Paes drops out of top-10 in latest rankings August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes dropped out of top-10 after losing a place in the doubles ranking, while Rohan Bopanna slid to 29 following a steep loss of eight places in the new chart issued on Monday. Paes, who lost in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters with partner...
  • Victoria Azarenka out of Cincinnati event with knee injury August 12, 2014

    Mason: Defending champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open because of a right knee injury. The WTA says Azarenka withdrew after practicing on Tuesday. Azarenka was replaced in the draw by Mona Barthel. Azarenka injured her knee in her first-round win at Wimbledon and played in two tournaments...
  • Venus upsets Serena to reach Rogers Cup final August 10, 2014

    Venus Williams upset little sister Serena 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to register the first win over her top ranked sibling in five years and move into the Rogers Cup final in Montreal. The meeting marked the 25th time the sisters had squared off but the first time Venus had come...
  • Serena, Agassi to play in Singapore IPTL leg from December 2-4 August 4, 2014

    Singapore: Multiple Grand Slam champions Serena Williams and Andre Agassi will turn up for their IPTL franchise Singapore 'Slammers' during their home leg matches against UAE Royals, Team Manila and Indian Aces at the Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS) between December 2-4. "After the WTA Tour finals, this will be the second...
  • Sania Mirza enters doubles top-5 for first time in her career July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday. Sania, who turned a pro in 2003 and overcame a career-threatening wrist injury in between, has entered the top-five for the first time in...
  • Sania, Cara move to 2nd spot in race to year-end finals May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner on Monday became the number two team in the Race to Singapore for the WTA year-end finals in November. Sania and Cara won the Portugal Open and reached the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open last week. They now have 2,462 points and trail...
  • Bhupathi's IPTL opener moved to Manila May 10, 2014

    Manila: Manila will host the first leg of the newly launched International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which has attracted many top players of the ATP and WTA Tour to compete in the team competition. "Bringing world class tennis to new audience's has always been one of the objectives of the IPTL...
  • Ex-tennis player Elena Baltacha dies after cancer fight May 5, 2014

    London: Elena Baltacha, a former top-50 professional tennis player who had been fighting liver cancer since retiring from the game, died Sunday. She was 30. The former British No. 1 died peacefully surrounded by family and friends, the Women's Tennis Association said on its website. The Kiev-born Baltacha, who represented Britain...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black in quarter-finals of WTA Indian Wells March 9, 2014

    Indian Wells: Fifth seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black reached the quarter-finals of the WTA Paribas Open following a straight sets victory over Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears. The Indo-Zimbabwean pair beat the unseeded American combo 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 12 minutes in the second round of the USD...
  • Ivanovic beats Kerber in first round in Dubai Open February 19, 2014

    Dubai: Ana Ivanovic, world no.12, from Serbia on Tuesday beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in the first round of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here. After losing the first set, Ivanovic found back her pace and quickly decided the second set for herself, reported Xinhua. In...
  • Sania Mirza and Cara Black stunned by wild card pair at WTA Apia International January 6, 2014

    Sydney: Sania Mirza and Cara Black began their 2014 campaign with a shock first round defeat against wild card pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajlaat Tomljanovic at the WTA Apia International on Monday. The third seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair suffered a tame 3-6, 2-6 defeat in under an hour contest against the...
  • Venus Williams feeling fit, healthy for new season December 27, 2013

    Auckland: Venus Williams says she's as fit and healthy as she has been in years and hopes to turn a dream into reality when she starts her season at the Auckland WTA tournament from Monday. The seven-time grand slam winner arrived in Auckland from Los Angeles on Friday and said her...
  • WTA to add extra grass court tournament from 2015 December 13, 2013

    London: The WTA says it will add an extra grass-court tournament in Nottingham, England, to its calendar from 2015 to give players more time to gear up for Wimbledon. The ATP and WTA tours had previously announced that the break between the French Open and Wimbledon will be increased to three...
  • Serena Williams earns 5th WTA Player-of-the-Year award November 22, 2013

    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Serena Williams has warned the rest of women's tennis there is more to come from her after she was named WTA player of the year for the second year running and the fifth time overall. Williams enjoyed one of the greatest seasons in WTA history. She won 78...
  • Venus Williams to play at Hobart WTA November 13, 2013

    Sydney: Venus Williams is set to play in the Hobart WTA International in January, organisers said on Wednesday. The seven-time Grand Slam champion, now ranked 48, will be making her first appearance in the tournament in the run-up to the Australian Open in Melbourne, reported Xinhua. "The tournament is played on the...
  • Happy to be back in top 10: Sania Mirza November 1, 2013

    Riding on some strong performances this season partnering with Cara Black, the Indian ace has broken into top 10 in rankings. ...
  • Ivanovic beats Stosur at Tournament of Champions November 1, 2013

    Sofia: Ana Ivanovic overcame Sam Stosur 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 on Thursday for her second straight victory in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions. The two-time tournament winner played very aggressively to win the opening set in just 30 minutes. Stosur then broke Ivanovic's serve in the second...
  • Ivanovic, Halep win opening matches in Sofia October 30, 2013

    Sofia: Ana Ivanovic and Simona Halep cruised to straight-set victories on Tuesday in their opening round-robin matches at the season-ending Tournament of Champions. Top-seeded Halep of Romania defeated Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-3 in the Serdika group, while the other tournament favorite, Ivanovic, routed Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0, 6-2 in the...
  • Serena Williams beats Li Na for WTA title October 27, 2013

    Istanbul: Serena Williams ended her best season in style, rallying past Li Na 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday for her second straight WTA Championship and 11th title of the year. She became the first player to successfully defend the WTA title since Justine Henin in 2007. This was Williams' fourth WTA Championship....
  • Ailing Serena rallies, makes WTA final against Li Na October 26, 2013

    Istanbul: Serena Williams, in obvious discomfort and walking slowly during changeovers, struggled past Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Saturday and will play Li Na in the final of the WTA Championships. Li advanced to her first WTA Championships final by sweeping 2011 winner Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2, setting up a...
  • Li Na reaches WTA Championships final October 26, 2013

    Istanbul: Li Na advanced to her first WTA Championships final by sweeping past 2011 winner Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday. With the victory in the semi-final, Li will rise to a career-high No. 3 ranking, a jump of two places. She will play for the title Sunday against the winner...
  • Petra Kvitova joins Li Na in WTA Championships semi-finals October 26, 2013

    Istanbul: Li Na swept past the ailing Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-1 to earn a place in the semi-finals of the WTA Championships at the expense of the second-ranked Australian Open champion on Friday. The fourth-seeded Li will play 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who came from behind to beat Angelique Kerber 6-7...
  • Serena Williams to face Jelena Jankovic in Istanbul semi-finals October 26, 2013

    Istanbul: Li Na reached the semi-finals of the WTA Championships with a 6-2, 6-1 victory on Friday over Victoria Azarenka, who was wincing in pain from a back injury that brought her to tears. The fourth-seeded Li will play 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who rallied past Angelique Kerber 6-7 (3), 6-2,...
  • Victoria Azarenka out of WTA Championships in Istanbul October 25, 2013

    Istanbul: Li Na swept past the ailing Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-1 on Friday to earn a place in the semi-finals of the WTA Championships and knock out the second-ranked Australian Open champion. Azarenka hurt her back while serving in the sixth game of the first set and was clearly in pain...
  • Defending champion Serena Williams reaches WTA semis October 25, 2013

    Istanbul: Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA Championships by sweeping past Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday. Williams, the defending champion, won all three matches in her group without dropping a set. She's bidding for her fourth title in the elite, eight-women tournament. Earlier, Li Na outlasted Jelena...
  • Li Na beats Jelena Jankovic at WTA Championships October 24, 2013

    Istanbul: Li Na outlasted former doubles partner Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 on Thursday for her second victory in two matches at the WTA Championships. The key to the error-filled match full of long rallies was Li's break of serve in the third set for a 4-3 lead. The fourth-seeded Li has...