World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka rallied from a set and 4-0 down to unseeded Italian Alberta Brianti as she eventually emerged into the second round of the French Open on Monday.
Maria Sharapova beat Li Na in three sets to defend her Italian Open title in Rome on Sunday in a bizarre match played in sometimes heavy rain and amid the distraction of football fans gathering nearby.
Roger Federer talks to CNN's Ray D'Alessio shortly after his tennis victory at Indian Wells in California.
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka talks to CNN's Mark McKay after winning the Indian Wells title to be 23-0 this year.
Serena Williams bemoaned the amount of unforced errors she made after suffering a quarterfinal defeat to fellow former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki at the Miami Masters.
Longtime rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal remain on course for a semifinal showdown at the Indian Wells Masters after both former world No. 1s moved into the last eight of the U.S. hard-court tournament.
Third seed Li Na and fourth seed Jelena Jankovic have both been forced to withdraw from the Paris Indoor Open on Tuesday because of injury.
Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese male to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open since 1932 when he held on to earn a shock five-set win over sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Monday.
Defending champion Kim Clijsters will face Li Na for the first time since last year's Australian Open final after both women reached the last 16 of the tennis season's opening grand slam on Friday.
World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki began her latest bid for a first grand slam title with a 6-2 6-1 win over Anastasia Rodionova on Monday, joining last year's finalists Kim Clijsters and Li Na in the second round of the Australian Open.
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.
Third seed Victoria Azarenka defeated defending champion Li Na 6-2 1-6 6-3 on Friday to win the Sydney International in their final warm-up for next week's Australian Open.
When Li Na clinched the French Open crown, willed on by 100 million Chinese fans, it fulfilled a moment of destiny for both player and country.
WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster talks to CNN about leading tennis through uncertain economic times.
U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur stormed into the semifinals of the season-ending WTA Championships after crushing China's Li Na 6-1 6-0 in Istanbul.
Petra Kvitova dumped Caroline Wozniacki out of the WTA Championships with a straight sets victory that sealed her place in the final four.
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will open proceedings at the WTA Championships in Istanbul Tuesday in her first appearance in the prestigious end-of-season finale.
World number four Andy Murray continued his recent good form on Wednesday with a battling 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 6-4 first-round win over Marcos Baghdatis at the Japan Open.
Caroline Wozniacki survived a first round scare at the China Open Monday then defended French Open champion Li Na who has been the subject of fierce criticism for exiting at the same stage to a lowly-ranked opponent.
World number one Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the second round of the U.S. Open Tuesday with a straight sets victory over Nuria Llagostera Vives of Spain.
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.
Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati with a toe injury.
Maria Sharapova headed the pack as four of the top 10 seeds at the Western and Southern Open advanced to the third round of the Cincinnati event with wins on Tuesday.
Four of the top 10 seeds at the Rogers Cup in Toronto were eliminated on a day of upsets at the WTA Tour event.
WIMBLEDON, England -- The rain is coming and going. Kate and William have yet to arrive. But the contenders remain, as does drama for week two. Herewith our Week One Wimbledon grades.
French Open champion Li Na of China has become the biggest name to crash out of Wimbledon so far, beaten in a three-set second round thriller by German wildcard Sabine Lisicki.
They are two of the defining players of their generation, both returning to action at this week's AEGON International in Eastbourne.
Li Na has been the toast of China ever since she became the country's first Grand Slam tennis champion.
Li Na wins the women's singles title in the French Open. Kate Giles reports from Paris.
CNN's Kate Giles speaks with tennis player Li Na who beat Maria Sharapova to reach the French Open finals.
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.
Some scattered thoughts from the 2011 French Open, delivered stateside:
The weight of China's sporting expectation weighs upon the slim shoulders of Li Na once again this weekend.
Li Na became the first Chinese player to reach the French Open final after a comprehensive victory over former world number one Maria Sharapova.
Li Na set up a French Open semifinal clash with former world number one Maria Sharapova after toppling fourth seed Victoria Azarenka at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have both reached the semifinals of the Rome Masters after coming through their last eight matches on Friday.
World number one Caroline Wozniacki has crashed out of the Madrid Masters, beaten by Germany's Julia Gorges for the second time in just over a week.
Top seed Rafael Nadal and second seed Novak Djokovic remain on course for a mouth-watering Madrid Masters final showdown after both players extended their impressive winning runs on Wednesday.
Fifth seed Samantha Stosur made it safely through to the second round of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany on Tuesday beating Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 7-5 6-1.
China's Li Na won her first match since losing in the final of the Australian Open in January after victory over Anastasija Sevastova at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany.
Fifth seed Andy Murray has crashed out in his opening match of the Indian Wells tournament in California, beaten in straight sets by American qualifier Donald Young -- ranked 143rd in the world.
CNN's Stan Grant visits a bar as people watch Chinese Tennis Star Li Na try to win a grand slam.
Flotsam and jetsam from the 2011 Australian Open.
SI.com caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim after Kim Clijsters' 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Li Na in the Australian Open women's singles final.
By the middle of the second set in their Australian Open semifinal, it was apparent that Roger Federer could not hurt Novak Djokovic. Heaven knows he tried. Over the years, he has tried in more ways than one.
China's Li Na made history on Thursday by becoming the first Asian tennis player to reach the singles final of a grand slam tournament in the Open era, ending the Australian hopes of world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.
SI.com caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim after Roger Federer's 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-4 loss to Novak Djokovic in Thursday's Australian Open semifinals.
World No. 3 Kim Clijsters remains on course to win a second consecutive grand slam singles title after overcoming a challenge from Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open.
Kim Clijsters stayed on course to win back to back grand slams but was not at her best in grinding out a 7-6 6-3 win over Alize Cornet of France in their third round match at the Australian Open Saturday.
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.
China's Li Na recovered from 5-0 down in the opening set to defeat third seed Kim Clijsters 7-6 6-3 in the final of the Sydney International tournament on Friday.
Top seeds Serbia have been forced to withdraw from Saturday's Hopman Cup final because of an injury to former world number one Ana Ivanovic.
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki is the new women's world number one after reaching the quarterfinals of the China Open.
Former world No. 3 David Nalbandian has continued his latest comeback from injury by reaching his first semifinal of 2010 at the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, but top seed Tomas Berdych suffered a shock defeat.
Venus Williams has joined her sister Serena in withdrawing from next week's Cincinnati Open, citing a knee problem that could dent her hopes of success at the U.S. Open.
Defending champion Serena Williams will face former winner Maria Sharapova in the fourth round at Wimbledon after both players progressed comfortably on Saturday.
Martina Navratilova talks about this year's Wimbledon and the longest tennis match in history.
Serena Williams made a confident start to her Wimbledon title defense with a straight sets defeat of world number 148 Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal.
Top seed Li Na defeated former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova 7-5, 6-1 in the final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England.
Maria Sharapova battled to a three-set victory over American qualifier Alison Riske to reach the final of the WTA tournament in Birmingham on Saturday.
Rain caused major delays at the French Open on Thursday, but there was still time for the hopes of former champion Ana Ivanovic and veteran giantkiller Kimiko Date Krumm to be washed away.
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.
Former world number one Justine Henin suffered the first blip in her comeback to competitive tennis as she crashed out in the second round of the WTA event Indian Wells in California.
Israel's Shahar Peer continued her superb run at the Dubai Open by beating Li Na of China to reach the semifinals of the WTA Tier One tournament on Thursday.
China's first top ten ranked tennis player, Li Na, is aiming to take Chinese tennis to the top.
China's Li Na hit the heights earlier this year when she made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open, beating Venus Williams along the way.
A year after being denied entry due to her Israeli nationality, Shahar Peer has reached the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championship by knocking out top seed Caroline Wozniacki.
So it has come to this in the world of big-time tennis: You're 28 years old, absolutely in your prime, cherishing the game -- and you're some kind of mythical superhero, a miracle of longevity and commitment.
Cleaning out the Australian Open notebook, a "G Moment" if ever there were one...
CNN's Emily Chang has reaction in China to the unprecedented run by Li Na and Zheng Jie at the Australian Open.
For the first time this week two Chinese women made it to the final four of a grand slam tennis tournament. And although neither could advance to the final of the Australian Open, the progress of Zheng Jie and Li Na wowed audiences internationally and back home in China.
China's Li Na rallied from a set down to stun sixth Venus Williams and reach the semifinals of the Australian Open.
Zheng Jie and Li Na have sent the whole of China into euphoria with their dominating form in the knockout stages at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
China's Li Na took down the No. 4 seed Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open on Monday in Melbourne, following compatriot Zheng Jie into the quarterfinals -- the first time Chinese women have made it this far in the season's first Grand Slam.
Defending champion Serena Williams swept into the Australian Open third round with a 6-2 6-1 win over unseeded teenager Petra Kvitova in little over an hour on Thursday.
Jelena Jankovic, the highest-ranked player left in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, advanced to the semifinals on Thursday with a 6-4 6-3 win over Marion Bartoli.
Venus and Serena Williams are both through to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, their first tournament since contesting the Wimbledon final earlier this month.
The leading three seeds are all through to the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart -- with top seed and newly-installed world number one Dinara Safina the most impressive of the trio.
World number one Dinara Safina and fellow-Russian Elena Dementieva are through to the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, although they suffered varying fortunes on Tuesday.
Top three seeds Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva are through to the last four of the Paris Indoor tournament after getting past French oppenents in their quarterfinals on Friday.
Tournament favorite Andy Murray has been seeded only fourth for the men's singles at the Australian Open in Melbourne next week.
Olympic semifinalist Li Na and compatriot Peng Shuai crashed out of the China Open in the first round in Beijing on Tuesday, on a disastrous day for the host nation.
Rafael Nadal's ascent to the top ranking has been accompanied by significant amount of press coverage -- even during an already crowded Olympic season. But, I was particularly struck by the video clip on the ATP Web site congratulating Rafa for this achievement. Full disclosure: I am a huge Rafa fan, but I am curious as to what is driving this. Is it due to Roger's incredible run of 237 weeks? Or is it something else? I can't imagine ATP doing this if Roger recaptures No. 1 next year, or even if Djokovic takes it, for that matter. Any insights on this? -- Tony Hooper, New York
The top three seeds in the Olympics men's singles, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, all moved easily into the third round with convincing wins in Beijing on Tuesday.
China's Li Na has stunned Belgian fourth seed Kim Clijsters 4-6 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
Russia's Vera Zvonareva staged a remarkable comeback to send defending champion Maria Sharapova crashing out of the Pacific Life Open on Tuesday, completing an afternoon of major upsets in the women's draw.
Martina Hingis began her quest for a record fifth Pan Pacific Open title with a crushing 6-1 7-5 win over Australia's Nicole Pratt in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Russian second seed Anastasia Myskina made a disappointing start to her 2007 campaign by falling at the first hurdle to Argentina's Gisela Dulko in the Auckland Classic on Monday.
Na Li made tennis history at Wimbledon when she became the first Chinese player to reach a grand slam quarterfinal, toppling Czech Nicole Vaidisova 4-6 6-1 6-3.
Li Na has become the first Chinese player in Wimbledon history to reach the singles fourth round when she upset Russian fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 6-2 6-3.
Maria Sharapova swept China's Li Na aside in straight sets to keep her bid for a third straight victory at the DFS Classic in Birmingham firmly on track.
Holder Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced to the German Open semifinals with a 6-4 7-6 win over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Fifth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova needed two hours 48 minutes to see off the challenge of unseeded Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic in the first round of the US$600,000 Qatar Open on Tuesday.
French Open champion Gaston Gaudio claimed his third title of the year with a 6-1 2-6 6-1 victory over Spain's Tommy Robredo in the final of Estoril Open.
Former winner Jennifer Capriati has withdrawn from next week's Australian Open because of an injury to her right shoulder, organizers have announced.
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