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Azarenka survives scare as defending champ Li Na cruisesupdated: Tue May 29 2012 05:49:00

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.

Sharapova lifts trophy in rainy Romeupdated: Sun May 20 2012 15:12:00

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.

Federer wins at Indian Wellsupdated: Wed May 16 2012 14:56:00

Roger Federer talks to CNN's Ray D'Alessio shortly after his tennis victory at Indian Wells in California.

No. 1 Azarenka extends winning runupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 08:03:00

World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka talks to CNN's Mark McKay after winning the Indian Wells title to be 23-0 this year.

Wozniacki ends Serena's hopes of record sixth Miami titleupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 08:03:00

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.

Federer, Nadal join Djokovic in Indian Wells quarterfinalsupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 09:30:00

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.

Injuries force out both Li and Jankovicupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 11:20:00

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.

Japan's Nishikori makes history at Australian Openupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 10:54:00

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.

Clijsters faces Li in Aussie final rematchupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 12:31:00

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.

No. 1 Wozniacki wins Melbourne openerupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 09:45:00

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. Jon Wertheim: Australian Open women's seed reportupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 11:50:00'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.

Azarenka downs defending champion Li in Sydney finalupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 08:49:00

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.

Li Na's breakthrough year: China's destiny fulfilledupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 10:15:00

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.

Stacey Allaster : Running the WTAupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 10:15:00

WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster talks to CNN about leading tennis through uncertain economic times.

Stosur and Zvonareva seal Istanbul semifinal berthsupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 14:22:00

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.

Kvitova dumps Wozniacki out of WTA Championshipsupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 07:23:00

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 Kvitova opens WTA finals in Istanbul updated: Wed Oct 26 2011 18:31:00

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.

Murray battles past Baghdatis in Tokyoupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 13:59:00

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.

Wozniacki defends Li Na after surviving her own China scareupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 14:27:00

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.

Wozniacki cruise into second round as Li Na crashes outupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 00:40:00

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.

Serena only seeded 28th for U.S. Openupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 15:50:00

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.

Injured Serena withdraws in Cincinnatiupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 08:19:00

Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati with a toe injury.

Sharapova heads top-seed wins in Cincinnatiupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 07:28:00

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.

Top women seeds crash out of Rogers Cup in Torontoupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 11:07:00

Four of the top 10 seeds at the Rogers Cup in Toronto were eliminated on a day of upsets at the WTA Tour event. Jon Wertheim: Wimbledon midterm gradesupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 02:09:00

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 crashes outupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 19:53:00

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.

Williams sisters back at Eastbourneupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 06:26:00

They are two of the defining players of their generation, both returning to action at this week's AEGON International in Eastbourne.

Li Na success serves up dilemma for China's tennis systemupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 08:47:00

Li Na has been the toast of China ever since she became the country's first Grand Slam tennis champion.

China's first Grand Slam championupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 08:47:00

Li Na wins the women's singles title in the French Open. Kate Giles reports from Paris.

French Open finalist Li Naupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 22:31:00

CNN's Kate Giles speaks with tennis player Li Na who beat Maria Sharapova to reach the French Open finals.

Li Na makes history with French Open triumphupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 10:54:00

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. Jon Wertheim: Nadal's domination, Li's breakthrough, more on French Openupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 16:41:00

Some scattered thoughts from the 2011 French Open, delivered stateside:

China watches as Li Na bids for tennis history in Parisupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 03:53:00

The weight of China's sporting expectation weighs upon the slim shoulders of Li Na once again this weekend.

History-maker Li Na to face Schiavone in French Open finalupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 17:49:00

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 sets up Sharapova semifinal with victory over Azarenkaupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 18:13:00

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.

Nadal and Murray through to Rome semisupdated: Fri May 13 2011 13:46:00

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have both reached the semifinals of the Rome Masters after coming through their last eight matches on Friday.

Top seed Wozniacki sent crashing by Gorges once againupdated: Thu May 05 2011 14:05:00

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.

Nadal and Djokovic maintain winning runs in Madridupdated: Thu May 05 2011 05:27:00

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.

Stosur strolls into Stuttgart second roundupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 18:33:00

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.

Li Na ends losing streak with Sevastova victory in Stuttgartupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 07:29:00

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 Murray sent crashing in Indian Wells openerupdated: Sun Mar 13 2011 09:01:00

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.

Watching Li Naupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 04:37:00

CNN's Stan Grant visits a bar as people watch Chinese Tennis Star Li Na try to win a grand slam. Jon Wertheim: Clijsters' comeback, Djokovic's domination, more on Aussie Openupdated: Sun Jan 30 2011 19:26:00

Flotsam and jetsam from the 2011 Australian Open. Jon Wertheim: Clijsters' newfound domination could lead to historic seasonupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 07:40:00 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. Bruce Jenkins: Matured Djokovic accords more respect than ever beforeupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 13:13:00

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.

Chinese star Li Na faces Clijsters in Australian Open finalupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 13:48:00

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. Jon Wertheim: 'Federer upset' is the headline, but Djokovic is the storyupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 12:56:00 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.

Clijsters faces Zvonareva rematch in Australian Open semifinalsupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 09:46:00

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.

Clijsters battles into last 16 at Australian Openupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:20:00

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.

Schiavone prevails in historic epicupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:19:00

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.

Li fightback stuns Clijsters in Sydney finalupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 10:37:00

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.

Ivanovic injury forces Serbia out of Hopman Cup finalupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 11:18:00

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.

Wozniacki tops world rankings after winupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 11:15:00

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki is the new women's world number one after reaching the quarterfinals of the China Open.

Nalbandian into semis as Berdych bows out; Stosur stunnedupdated: Sat Aug 07 2010 13:08:00

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.

Injured Venus to skip Cincinnati eventupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 17:39:00

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.

Serena to face Sharapova at Wimbledonupdated: Sat Jun 26 2010 13:55:00

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 Wimbledonupdated: Sat Jun 26 2010 13:55:00

Martina Navratilova talks about this year's Wimbledon and the longest tennis match in history.

Serena races into Wimbledon second roundupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 14:41:00

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.

Li Na beats Sharapova in Birmingham finalupdated: Sun Jun 13 2010 10:59:00

Top seed Li Na defeated former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova 7-5, 6-1 in the final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England.

Sharapova to face Li Na in Edgbaston finalupdated: Sat Jun 12 2010 16:02:00

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.

Ivanovic's Paris bid ends in damp squib; Veteran Date Krumm succumbsupdated: Thu May 27 2010 17:35:00

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.

Serena heads list of seeds to progressupdated: Mon May 24 2010 16:41:00

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.

Henin and Li Na crash out at Indian Wellsupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 07:56:00

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.

Israeli Peer extends Dubai run to last four; next faces Venus Williamsupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 15:24:00

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.

Talk Asia: Li Naupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 20:32:00

China's first top ten ranked tennis player, Li Na, is aiming to take Chinese tennis to the top.

Li Na: Taking Chinese tennis to the topupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 20:32:00

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.

Peer stuns top seed Wozniacki in Dubaiupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 14:05:00

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. Bruce Jenkins: Federer has taken throwback path to greatnessupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 17:25:00

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. Jon Wertheim: Fifty thoughts from the decade's first Grand Slamupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 16:12:00

Cleaning out the Australian Open notebook, a "G Moment" if ever there were one...

China's triumph in Australiaupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 07:17:00

CNN's Emily Chang has reaction in China to the unprecedented run by Li Na and Zheng Jie at the Australian Open.

China's progress could be sign of glory to comeupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 07:17:00

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.

Li stuns Venus to reach Australian semisupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 11:10:00

China's Li Na rallied from a set down to stun sixth Venus Williams and reach the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Chinese euphoria at women's doubleupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 06:34:00

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.

Tennis: China's Li Na beats Wozniackiupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 00:58:00

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.

Williams pair continue smooth progressupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 08:18:00

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.

Jankovic cruises through to Tokyo semifinalsupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:43:00

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.

Williams sisters both through in Californiaupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 08:57:00

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.

Safina leads top seeds through in Stuttgartupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 17:31:00

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.

Top two Russian seeds through in Stuttgartupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 17:17:00

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 through to Paris semifinalsupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 15:36:00

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.

Favorite Murray seeded fourth in Melbourneupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 07:45:00

Tournament favorite Andy Murray has been seeded only fourth for the men's singles at the Australian Open in Melbourne next week.

Home favorites crash out of China Openupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 15:29:00

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. Jon Wertheim: Putting Rafa's rise in context, shopping on Fifth Avenue and moreupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 18:30:00

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

Federer, Nadal and Djokovic cruise throughupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 14:22:00

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.

Clijsters challenge ended by Li Naupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 16:59:00

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.

Sharapova crashes out, will lose No. 1 rankingupdated: Tue Mar 13 2007 16:39:00

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.

Hingis off to great start in Tokyoupdated: Wed Jan 31 2007 04:44:00

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.

Dulko dumps second seeded Myskinaupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 07:39:00

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.

Li makes history as seeds progressupdated: Mon Jul 03 2006 10:56:00

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 sinks fifth seed Kuznetsovaupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 10:40:00

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.

Sharapova remains on treble courseupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 13:34:00

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.

Henin through to Berlin last fourupdated: Fri May 12 2006 15:20:00

Holder Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced to the German Open semifinals with a 6-4 7-6 win over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Hantuchova struggles past Peschkeupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 11:01:00

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.

Gaudio collects the Estoril titleupdated: Sun May 01 2005 14:05:00

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.

Capriati to miss Australian Openupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 04:26:00

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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