Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki had to battle past Poland's Urszula Radwanska 7-6 6-2 in the opening round of her home tournament in Copenhagen.
SI.com's Jon Wertheim breaks down the women's seeds at the Australian Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses and predictions. Click here for the men's report.
Home favorite Samantha Stosur admitted that the expectation on her shoulders ahead of the Australian Open feels "like a bombshell" following Monday's first-round defeat at the Sydney International.
Serena Williams tamed strong winds at the U.S. Open to book her place in the quarterfinals with a comprehensive defeat of Ana Ivanovic.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 29. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.
Tournament favorite Serena Williams has been seeded 28th by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for next week's final grand slam, the U.S. Open, at Flushing Meadows.
CNN's Ayesha Durgahee reports on how fashion in tennis is big business ahead of the 125th staging of Wimbledon.
Venus Williams will have the chance to avenge last year's shock Wimbledon defeat by Tsvetana Pironkova after the Bulgarian pulled off another upset victory to reach the fourth round in London on Friday.
Defending champion Serena Williams joined her sister Venus in the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday, but French Open runner-up Francesca Schiavone suffered a shock defeat.
Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at Wimbledon. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses, and his predicted winners.
I hadn't seen much college tennis until the NCAA tournament came to my area (Stanford) last month, and it was a revelation. It struck me that a lot of talented young players have no idea what they're missing, and that current trends on the women's pro tour could affect significant change.
Wrapping up a French Open that was as compelling as it was historic:
China's Li Na became the first Asian tennis player to win a grand slam singles title as she defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the final of the French Open on Saturday.
Ten thoughts on Li Na's 6-4, 7-6 (0) victory over Francesca Schiavone in Saturday's French Open final:
CNN's Kate Giles interviews defending French Open Women's champion Francesca Schiavone.
Li Na became the first Chinese player to reach the French Open final after a comprehensive victory over former world number one Maria Sharapova.
They come from worlds of their own, driven by passion, ingenuity and a competitive spirit. If you want to know what's missing in American women's tennis, be sure to catch Thursday's French Open semifinal between Francesca Schiavone and Marion Bartoli -- and take full notice of two women who dare to be different.
Francesca Schiavone kept alive her hopes of defending the French Open crown with a come from behind victory against Russian teenager Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Roland Garros Tuesday.
Francesca Schiavone returned "home" to the scene of her French Open triumph last year with an emphatic victory in her opener against 19-year-old American Melanie Oudin Monday.
Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the French Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses, and his predicted winners.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are on course to meet in the semifinals of the French Open after the draw for the second grand slam of the season was unveiled on Friday.
Top seed Francesca Schiavone suffered a shock first-round exit at the Malaysian Open on Monday, losing 2-6 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 to Australia's Jelena Dokic.
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki came through her opener against Nadia Petrova at the WTA Qatar Open after a string of seeded players crashed out Wednesday.
We are pleased to announce that women's tennis scored a resounding 3-1 victory over football in the realm of weekend intrigue. The categories:
The scores made it seem so ordinary -- 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 -- but the Caroline Wozniacki-Francesca Schiavone quarterfinal was a beacon of contrast at the Australian Open and the ultimate showcase for women's tennis. We may not see anything like it, with so much at stake, until Schiavone returns to the French Open to defend her title.
Francesca Schiavone from Italy and Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova created history on Sunday at the Australian Open as they played out the longest women's match in a grand slam event.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki kept her hopes of a maiden grand slam title alive on Tuesday when she came from behind to defeat Francesca Schiavone in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
SI.com's Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the Australian Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses, and his predicted winners. Have your say here.
When John Isner played Nicolas Mahut in 2010, the American finally staggered off the court victorious -- 11 hours and a staggering 168 games later in the longest match in tennis history.
Ten things I'd like to see as the 2011 tennis year unfolds:
1. The new sheriff. Was it really 2009 that the last holdout caved, and we reached a rare consensus that Roger Federer was the best player in the modern era? Suddenly it's a race again. After retiring from the Australian Open with a knee injury, Rafael Nadal stormed back to win three straight majors, completing the career Grand Slam and bringing his total to nine -- still seven fewer than Federer, but ahead of his trajectory. If Nadal completes the "Rafa Slam" in Australia, the debate will only intensify. Pick a side, but agree it makes for compelling theater.
The institutional restriction of creativity in women's tennis can make the risk-eschewing, by-the-book fraternity of NFL head coaches seem like a hippie commune.
• Francesca Schiavone authored one of the better stories in tennis over the past year, playing the match of her life and winning the French Open women's singles title. The Italian veteran offered a fine sequel Sunday in San Diego, helping Italy defend its Fed Cup title. Schiavone knocked off Coco Vandeweghe -- a surprise fill-in for Melanie Oudin -- to get Italy on the board against the United States team. Then Flavia Pennetta did the rest, beating both Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Vandeweghe again. Brava.
SI.com caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim about Elena Dementieva's sudden retirement following Friday's season-ending loss to Francesca Schiavone at the WTA Championships in Qatar.
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki powered to a straight sets win over Elena Dementieva in their WTA Championships opener to close on the year-end top spot in the world rankings.
Samantha Stosur stopped Caroline Wozniacki from clinching the year-end women's No. 1 tennis ranking with a shock 6-4 6-3 victory at the WTA Championships in Qatar on Wednesday night.
Kimiko Date Krumm celebrated her 40th birthday by reaching the third round of the Pan Pacific WTA tournament in Tokyo as opponent Daniel Hantuchova retired when trailing in the deciding set on Tuesday.
The U.S. Open is often a barometer of American tennis and its prospects for the future, but appearances can be deceiving. Ryan Harrison struck just about everyone as the real thing, a clever and imaginative kid who has every right to think big. The women's side -- and that's two years running -- has the look of a mirage.
Holder Kim Clijsters has continued her march towards a second successive U.S. Open title with a convincing straight sets victory over Serb Ana Ivanovic on Sunday.
When is the last time the two finalists of a Grand Slam event lost in the first round of the subsequent Slam? Francesca Schiavone and Sam Stosur both out in the first round of Wimby 2010? That can't have happened much. -- Jake Rupp, Manassas, Va.
Perhaps there's no resurrecting Roger Federer. Maybe he dropped the definitive hints at recent Wimbledons, strolling onto the court in those over-the-top evening jackets, as if preparing for a bit of pipe smoking with Alistair Cooke. Perhaps the rest of his career is just one big barnstorming tour -- "Come see the greatest player who ever lived!" -- as he swats those legendary groundstrokes, generally dominant but occasionally laying a massive egg.
French Open champion Francesca Schiavone crashed out of Wimbledon in the first round after losing in three sets to unseeded Russian Vera Dushevina.
The WTA Tour has never been so popular and financially robust. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
With a record winner's prize of almost $1.5 million, there's a lot at stake for the 128 women tennis players lining up at the hallowed lawns of Wimbledon in the coming fortnight.
So the aftermath for Francesca Schiavone, apparently, goes something like this in the realm of television and marketing: "Nice story, good for Italy, that's about it, let's move on."
Scattered thoughts after a weirdly endearing French Open:
Francesca Schiavone defeated Samantha Stosur 6-4, 7-6 (2) to win the French Open title.
Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam tennis title when she overpowered fellow first-time finalist Samantha Stosur at the French Open on Saturday.
SI.com caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim after Francesca Schiavone defeated Samantha Stosur in the French Open women's singles final, 6-4, 7-6(2).
Samantha Stosur will play Francesca Schiavone for the French Open title after both came through their semifinals.
Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian to reach the French Open's final four in the modern era after dumping third seed Caroline Wozniacki out at Roland Garros.
Second seed Venus Williams crashed out of the French Open with a straight sets defeat to Nadia Petrova of Russia in their fourth round clash in Paris on Sunday.
Top seed Serena Williams is through to the second round of the French Open after a straight sets win over Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele on Monday.
Defending champions Italy have reached their fourth Fed Cup final in five years after whitewashing the Czech Republic 5-0 in Rome's Stadio Nicola Pietrangeli.
Italy are in a strong position to claim the Fed Cup after building up a 2-0 lead over an under strength United States team in the final in Reggio Calabria.
Italy's Francesca Schiavone claimed the second title of her WTA Tour career with a straight sets victory over Olga Govortsova of Belarus in Sunday's Kremlin Cup final in Moscow.
Francesca Schiavone of Italy and Olga Govortsova of Belarus will contest Sunday's final of the Kremlin Cup after both secured straight sets victories in their semifinal match-ups.
Wimbledon champion Venus Williams breezed into the semifinals of the WTA Zurich Open with a straight sets win over Francesca Schiavone of Italy on Friday night.
Svetlana Kuznetsova improved her chances of reaching the number one spot later this year by reaching her second final of 2008 in Dubai.
Defending champions Italy defied 40-degree temperatures to come back from 2-1 down to beat France 3-2 and reach the Fed Cup final on Sunday.
Sixth seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and eighth seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy marched into the second round of the $1.3 million Qatar Open on Monday.
Polish teenager Agnieszka Radwanksa caused her second big shock in as many days when she defeated top seed Elena Dementieva of Russia 7-5 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Luxembourg Championship on Friday.
Justine Henin-Hardenne will be out for three weeks with a torn knee muscle which forced her to quit in the decisive match of the Fed Cup final.
Italy won the Fed Cup for the first time when Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne was forced to retire with a knee injury during the deciding doubles in Charleroi.
Italy's Francesca Schiavone powered past Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 6-1 6-3 to take the opening match of this weeekend's Fed Cup final in Charleroi on Saturday.
Italy reached their first Fed Cup final on Sunday when Flavia Pennetta overcame Spain's Lourdes Dominguez-Lino 6-2 6-4 to give her team an unassailable 3-1 semifinal lead in Zaragoza.
World number two Kim Clijsters suffered a surprise 6-4 7-6 defeat by Russian Dinara Safina in the last 16 of the Italian Open in Rome on Thursday.
Venus Williams banked her second victory in 24 hours Tuesday, reaching the third round of the Rome Masters with a 6-1 6-4 win over Czech Lucie Safarova.
Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova ended the comeback run of Venus Williams to advance to the semifinals of the WTA event in Warsaw on Friday.
Francesca Schiavone saved a match point as she beat world number one Amelie Mauresmo 4-6 7-6 6-4 to give Italy a 2-1 lead over France in their Fed Cup first round tie in Nancy on Sunday.
Spain and the United States are within touching distance of reaching the Fed Cup semifinals.
Top seed Nadia Petrova beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-4 6-4 for the first time in five meetings to win the Bausch & Lomb Championships final on Sunday.
Top seed Nadia Petrova advanced to the final of the Amelia Island Tournament on Saturday with a 6-3 6-2 win over 15th-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova.
The Australian Open is bracing itself for another body blow as women's world number two Kim Clijsters was forced to pull out of the Sydney International event on Wednesday with a hip injury.
Patty Schnyder reached her second final in a week and her fifth of the year by beating Ana Ivanovic 7-5 6-2 at the Linz Open on Saturday.
Second seed Amelie Mauresmo has made an ignominious exit from the Kremlin Cup at the hands of Italy's Francesca Schiavone.
Lindsay Davenport won her fourth title of the year when she beat Francesca Schiavone 6-2 6-4 in the final of the Bali International.
Top seed Lindsay Davenport cruised into the semifinals of the Wismilak International event with a 6-3 6-1 win over Maria Elena Camerin.
France's Nathalie Dechy slithered out in the first round of the Rome Masters when she lost 4-6 6-1 6-4 to home favorite Maria Elena Camerin on Monday.
Guillermo Coria beat David Sanguinetti of Italy 6-1 7-6 and then teamed with Gisela Dulko to defeat Italy in mixed doubles and give Argentina a 2-1 win in the Hopman Cup opener in Perth on Sunday.
Italy's Maria Elena Camerin upset fourth seed Karolina Sprem of Croatia 6-4, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Gaz de France Stars tennis tournament in Hasselt, Belgium.
Venus Williams crushed Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the $585,000 Warsaw Cup WTA tournament.
Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the final of the J and S Cup in Warsaw, with a 6-3, 6-2 win over ninth seeded Italian Francesca Schiavone.
French top seed Amelie Mauresmo crashed out of the Warsaw Cup on Friday, losing to fast-improving Italian Francesca Schiavone in three sets.
Francesca Schiavone became the first seed to fall at the Dubai Open on Monday when she was outplayed 6-4 6-4 by Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Top seed Kim Clijsters returned to winning ways after the fourth Grand Slam final loss of her career by racing into the quarterfinals of the Paris Indoor Open.
World No.1 Justine Henin-Hardenne sounded a warning to her Australian Open rivals with a straight sets win over Amelie Mauresmo of France in the final of the Sydney international.
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