World No. 4 Andy Murray rebounded from his quarterfinal loss in Monte Carlo with a comfortable win in the opening round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday.
Serena Williams avenged her 2011 U.S. Open final defeat to Samantha Stosur with a straight-sets win over the Australian sixth seed to reach the last eight of the WTA tournament in Miami Monday.
World No.1 Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the Dubai Open Wednesday because she did not wish to risk an ankle injury she has been carrying since winning the Australian Open last month.
Victoria Azarenka surrendered just three games to Samantha Stosur as she claimed her third title of an impressive year at the Qatar Open.
Victoria Azarenka is through to the final of the Qatar Open after a straight sets victory over Poland's Aginezska Radwanska in Doha on Saturday.
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka made it 15 straight wins in 2012 after she defeated Yanina Wickmayer to reach the Qatar Open semifinals.
Sixth seed and home favorite Samantha Stosur became the first high-profile casualty at the Australian Open on Tuesday, but five-time champion Serena Williams eased to victory on her return from injury.
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 has revealed she is not in love with playing tennis, despite an impressive straight sets victory on her return to action at the Brisbane International tournament.
Kim Clijsters returned to competitive action on the WTA Tour with a convincing straight sets win over Simona Halep in Brisbane Sunday.
1. The Djoker got away ... from the rest of the field. We're a spoiled bunch, us tennis fans. First we get the unsurpassed play of Roger Federer. Then comes Rafael Nadal. And in 2011, a Third King arrives. In a thoroughly dominating year, Novak Djokovic won three Grand Slams, 10 titles overall, 70 matches (against six losses) and a record $12.6 million in prize money. The Serb also prevailed in 10 of 11 matches against the other two members of the Big Three, maybe his most impressive accomplishment. And he did it all while comporting himself like a pro. Adje, indeed.
Petra Kvitova will face Victoria Azarenka in the final of the WTA Championships in Istanbul on Sunday.
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.
Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul after suffering successive straight-sets defeats.
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki survived the loss of the opening set to beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 5-7 6-2 6-4 in their Red Group opener at the WTA Championships in Istanbul Tuesday.
Rafael Nadal made a strong start to the defense of his Japan Open crown on Tuesday, defeating wildcard entrant Go Soeda 6-3 6-2.
U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur has lost her first match since winning in New York, going down in three sets to Russian Maria Kirilenko in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Australia's Samantha Stosur produces one of the biggest shocks in U.S. Open final history.
Long considered one of the world's great tennis nations, Australia hasn't seen a Grand Slam title in almost 10 years -- when Lleyton Hewitt won Wimbledon in 2002.
Australia's Samantha Stosur produced one of the biggest shocks in U.S. Open final history, beating Serena Williams in straight sets at Flushing Meadows to secure her first Grand Slam success.
Unpredictability is one of the great virtues of sports. Want scripted endings? You go to the theater. Want choreography? Go to the ballet. Then there are sports, the best reality TV going, virtually limitless in their capacity for surprise.
Serena Williams will face world number one Caroline Wozniacki for a place in the U.S Open final after both women recorded last eight victories in New York.
Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati with a toe injury.
Serena Williams secured her second straight title since coming back from long-term injury and illness as she beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4 6-2 in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto Sunday.
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.
A day after her sister Serena's comeback was ended in Eastbourne, Venus Williams suffered a similar fate losing in the quarterfinals to Daniela Hantuchova.
World number one Caroline Wozniacki suffered another morale-sapping defeat at the French Open as she was dumped out by 28th seed Daniela Hantuchova.
It might be best for Caroline Wozniacki if she doesn't even look at what's left of the French Open women's draw. It will only make her more depressed.
World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is through to the third round of the French Open after beating Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak 6-3 7-6 (8-6) on Wednesday.
Last year's beaten finalist Samantha Stosur charged into the second round on the first day of the French Open Sunday with a straight sets win over Czech Iveta Benesova.
Put aside the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal storyline for a moment. It's one of the sport's most compelling developments in years, perhaps to come to a head at the French Open, but from this corner, the best story of the Rome Masters was Maria Sharapova's stirring triumph.
Maria Sharapova boosted her hopes of winning a first French Open title next month by beating last year's runner-up Samantha Stosur in the final of the Rome Masters on Sunday.
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal continued his winning ways on clay as he reached the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-3 6-1 win over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo on Thursday.
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.
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:
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.
Kim Clijsters survived a car crash to book her place in the final of the WTA Championships in Doha, where she will face world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday.
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.
Home favorite Kimiko Date Krumm made tennis history on Friday, beating world number eight Samantha Stosur at the Japan Open to become the oldest woman to beat a top-10 player on the WTA Tour.
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.
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.
This week's Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, reaches a notable milestone as the tournament celebrates its 40th year -- the oldest WTA Tour event on the circuit.
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.
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.
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.
SI.com's Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at Wimbledon. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses to watch and his predicted winners.
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters crashed out in the quarterfinals of WTA tournament in Eastbourne as she went down in straight sets to Victoria Azarenka of the Belarus.
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 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.
Francesca Schiavone defeated Samantha Stosur 6-4, 7-6 (2) to win the French Open title.
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.
Australian Sam Stosur continued her giant-killing habit at the French Open by beating top seed Serena Williams to book a place in the final four.
SI.com caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer S.L. Price after Samantha Stosur defeated Serena Williams in the French Open quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 8-6. Price is in Paris covering the tournament.
If Rafael Nadal has the most formidable set of arms in tennis, Samantha Stosur's can't be far behind. Stosur has been coming on fast in the women's game, increasingly recognized as a threat to the elite, and on Memorial Day it became official. The powerful, smooth-flowing Australian took down four-time champion Justine Henin at the French Open and clearly won the battle of self-assurance.
I see many articles calling Sam Stosur's victory over Justine Henin an upset. How is it an upset when a seventh seed defeats the 22nd seed? --Karl Sponberg, Bellingham, Wash.
Samantha Stosur of Australia inflicted Justine Henin's first French Open defeat since 2004 to set up a quarterfinal against Serena Williams.
Venus Williams is through to the semifinals of the Madrid Open with a straight set win over Samantha Stosur on Friday.
Former world number one Justine Henin won the first tournament since her comeback as she beat Samantha Stosur of Australia in the final of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart on Sunday.
Join us now for a weekend recap of the Fed Cup, a well-meaning event that has no sense of time. Grab some Tang, or perhaps that bottle of Rheingold you've been saving. Bring tools: a calculator, maybe an abacus, and above all, some common sense. It's really in short supply around here.
Is Andy Murray about to become the next Guillermo Coria? --Simha, Atlanta
1. Rafa returns: Clay season is upon us, which, of course, means it's time for Rafael Nadal to reduce the rest of the field to rubble. Never mind that he'd failed to win a title in nearly a year and looked a smidge off -- "Like 87 percent Rafa," a friend estimated -- in the first four months of 2010. Nadal was up to his old domina-tricks last week in Monte Carlo, winning the title for the sixth (!) straight year and nearly double-bageling two opponents including Fernando Verdasco in the final. As we saw last year on the middle Sunday of the French Open, anything can happen on any given day. But if Nadal stays injury-free and sustains anything close to this level of tennis over the next two months, he's your favorite at Roland Garros again.
World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki hopes to be fit for this year's second grand slam tournament, the French Open, despite suffering an ankle injury in an American event.
Caroline Wozniacki has earned a career-high world No. 2 tennis ranking after winning through to the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in California.
Now that the Aussie Open is reaching the halfway point, time to revise your picks. Of those left standing, who's going to reach the semis and the finals? --Scott Freeman, Atlanta, Ga.
Defending champion Serena Williams cruised into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday after comfortable win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets.
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.
Hopman Cup hosts Australia suffered a shock defeat in the opening match of the mixed teams tennis tournament in Perth on Saturday, losing 2-1 to Romania.
Italy's Flavia Pennetta beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4 6-3 to win the WTA tournament in Los Angeles, her eighth career title.
Top seed Serena Williams has crashed out of the Bank of the West Classic, but her older sister Venus reached the semifinals after thrashing Maria Sharapova.
Svetlana Kuznetsova set up an all-Russian French Open final with Dinara Safina after defeating Australian Sam Stosur in three sets in Thursday's second semifinal.
Former winner Serena Williams crashed out of the French Open on Wednesday leaving seventh-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to face Australian Samantha Stosur for a place in the final at Roland Garros.
Fourth seed Elena Dementieva followed third-ranked Venus Williams in departing the French Open at the third-round stage after being upset by Samantha Stosur on Saturday.
World number one Rafael Nadal reached the fourth round of the ATP and WTA hardcourt tournament at Key Biscayne in Florida on Monday with a 7-5 6-3 success over Portugal's Frederico Gil.
Second seed Dinara Safina saw her chances of taking over from Serena Williams as world number one shattered by a straight sets defeat to Australian Samantha Stosur at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
Not to take anything away from Safin, but all that smack Djokovic said about Federer seems quite anti-climatic when he loses in the second round. You think he's blushing in embarrassment right now? -- Jeff K, Foster City, Calif.
The culmination of the 2007 season begins on Tuesday, when the top eight singles players and top four doubles teams in the world compete for the WTA Championships in Madrid. All year, players have battled for enough quality points to earn a place among the elite in the year's final event.
The competition is hotting up on day six, as the seeds start to come up against each other and the quality of the big names is put to the test.
Over a 13-year pro career, Lisa Raymond has won 62 doubles titles, including a career Grand Slam. She and her current partner, Australian Samantha Stosur, are currently ranked No. 1 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Lisa writes for SI.com on alternate weeks about her career, life on the tour and other tennis news and notes.
Make way for a woman's touch! Lisa Raymond is one of the most successful doubles players in the world. Over a 13-year pro career, the Philadelphia-area native has won 61 doubles titles, including a career Grand Slam. She and her current partner, Australian Samantha Stosur, are currently ranked No. 1 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Lisa will check in from time to time with SI.com to rap about her career, life on the tour and other tennis news and notes.
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.
Maria Sharapova reached her 12th semifinal of the season by beating fifth-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 7-6 7-5 at the Generali Ladies championship in Linz on Friday.
Second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne will play defending champion Lindsay Davenport in an intriguing final at the New Haven event after both came through their semifinals.
Justine Henin-Hardenne became the highest-seeded casualty at the Nasdaq-100 Open after she lost 7-5 6-4 to Meghann Shaughnessy in the second round.
Maria Sharapova's build-up to the defense of her Wimbledon crown remained on track after a hard-fought win over Australia's Samantha Stosur on Thursday.
Australian second seed Alicia Molik stumbled to a straight sets defeat to American Laura Granville in the second round of the Edgbaston tournament.
Amelie Mauresmo began the defense of her Rome Masters title with a 6-2 6-0 second-round win over Australia's Samantha Stosur on Wednesday.
Second seed Amelie Mauresmo dispelled any concerns about her fitness with a clinical 6-2 6-3 win over in-form local Samantha Stosur at the Australian Open on Monday.
Top-seeded Russian Nadia Petrova has withdrawn from her quarter -final at the Australian women's hardcourt championships.
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova needed less than an hour to see off Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-2 6-1 and book her place in the semi-finals of the Hansol Korea Open on Friday.
Australia's Samantha Stosur produced the shock of the day with a 7-6 6-3 win over American fourth seed Meghann Shaughnessy in the first round of the Australian women's hardcourt championship.
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