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.
Venus Williams' injury nightmare continued on Friday as the American was forced to retire after only one game of her third-round match against Andrea Petkovic at the Australian Open.
Unseeded Svetlana Kuznetsova claimed her first singles title in over a year after battling past Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the Mercury Insurance Open.
Holder Svetlana Kuznetsova has been dumped out of the French Open at the third round stage, beaten in three sets by fellow-Russian Maria Kirilenko.
Defending women's champion Svetlana Kuznetsova survived four match points before scraping into the third round of the French Open on a rain-interrupted fourth day at Roland Garros.
Holder Svetlana Kuznetsova overcame a shaky start to reach the second round of the French Open with a straight sets victory over Romania's Sorana Cirstea on Sunday.
Top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova tumbled out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Saturday, but two-time champion Kim Clijsters cruised into the third round.
Russian Nadia Petrova on Sunday upset one of the Australian Open tournament favorites after beating compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Second seed Serena Williams stormed into the semifinals of the season-ending WTA Championships in Doha, while sister and defending champion Venus kept her slim hopes alive.
Sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova has moved into the top five in the world after beating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets in the final of the China Open in Beijing.
Svetlana Kuznetsova eased to a semifinal victory over fellow Russian Nadia Petrova to set up a meeting with Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the China Open.
Kim Clijsters' blistering return to competitive tennis gathered pace on Thursday with a hard-fought victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in Cincinnati.
Defending champion Venus Williams avenged a blot on her 2009 season to set up a last-16 clash with Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon, but their fellow former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic and French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova crashed out of the tournament on Saturday.
World number one Dinara Safina's wait for her first grand slam title continues, after she was beaten in straight sets by compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final of the French Open at Roland Garros.
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.
Two-time defending champion Jelena Jankovic has crashed out of the Rome Masters at the quarterfinal stage, beaten in straight sets by in-form Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova secured her first WTA Tour victory since winning in 2007 in New Haven, beating compatriot and world number one Dinara Safina in straight sets to claim the Porsche Grand Prix title in Sturttgart.
World number one Dinara Safina had to come from a set down to beat Flavia Pennetta of Italy 3-6 7-5 6-0 on Saturday to set up a final showdown against fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus continued her remorseless rise up the world rankings by reaching the final of the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne in Florida.
Sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova has failed in her attempts to reach a third successive Indian Wells final, crashing out in three sets to Polish wildcard Urszula Radwanska.
Russia retained the Fed Cup when Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Spanish number one to give her team an unassailable 3-0 lead in the final in Madrid
Top seed Maria Sharapova finally found some form at the French Open to clinch a place in the fourth round at Roland Garros, while Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova was also in ruthless form to secure her spot.
Holders Russia and former champions Spain moved closer to a showdown in the Fed Cup final on Saturday after both took comfortable 2-0 overnight leads in their semifinal ties.
Defending champion Serena Williams battled injury and scorching Florida temperatures to beat third seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 7-5 6-3 in the Key Biscayne semifinals.
Svetlana Kuznetsova handed Maria Sharapova her first defeat of 2008 on Friday to set up a clash with top-seed Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Pacific Life Open.
Unseeded Elena Dementieva came through a star-studded field to lift the Dubai Open title with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 defeat of Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova, the second seed and former US Open champion.
Svetlana Kuznetsova improved her chances of reaching the number one spot later this year by reaching her second final of 2008 in Dubai.
Injured Ana Ivanovic, the top seed in a major event for the first time in her career, has been forced to withdraw from the Qatar Open after only one match.
Second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova crashed out of the Australian Open on a rain-hit Saturday, joining fellow Russian Anna Chakvetadze in departing the first Grand Slam of 2008 in the third round.
World number one Justine Henin had to fight off a determined challenge from second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova to claim her 40th WTA tour title at the Sydney International tournament on Friday.
Fourth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova struggled into the U.S. Open final after claiming an error-filled 3-6 6-1 6-1 victory over fellow-Russian Anna Chakvetadze.
Russian Anna Chakvetadze reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, taking the last six games Wednesday to beat Shahar Peer 7-5 6-1 at the U.S. Open.
Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova moved smoothly into the US Open quarterfinals on Monday, profiting from a bottom half of the women's draw that has been blown wide open.
Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova battered her way into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Czech Klara Zakopalova.
James Blake warmed up for next week's U.S. Open in perfect fashion by beating fellow American Mardy Fish 7-5 6-4 on Saturday to win the ATP event in New Haven.
Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva set up an all-Russian semifinal at the WTA event in New Haven, a repeat of their 2004 U.S. Open final, won by Kuznetsova.
Three-time champion Venus Williams served up another imposing display of grass court tennis to reach the Wimbledon semifinals with a straight sets victory over Russian fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.
On day 10 the quarterfinals began, the big names came out in force and the quality of tennis stepped up a notch.
Maria Sharapova was given a brief scare on her way to a 6-1 6-4 victory over Russian qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva in the French Open third round on Saturday.
Defending champions Italy and France set up a Fed Cup last-four meeting with sweeping victories in their quarterfinals on Sunday.
Svetlana Kuznetsova stepped closer to claiming her third title in four weeks after thrashing Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 6-4 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Friday.
Top-ranked Amelie Mauresmo overcame a second set scare to grind out a 6-1 3-6 7-6 win over sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic and advance to the China Open final.
World number one Amelie Mauresmo beat American Lindsay Davenport for the first time in 12 matches on Friday, taking her place in the semifinals of the China Open with a 6-4 6-3 win.
Svetlana Kuznetsova collected her second title of the season on Sunday when she defeated Marion Bartoli of France 7-5 6-2 to win her third Bali International title.
Lindsay Davenport and Svetlana Kuznetsova will clash in the semifinals of the Wismilak International, after completing straightforward victories in Bali.
Former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has put out fellow-Russian Elena Dementieva 6-3 3-6 6-2 to reach the semifinals in New Haven.
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.
Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova celebrated her 21st birthday with a 6-3 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Romina Oprandi in the first round at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova survived a tough first outing on the Eastbourne grass to beat Japan's Ai Sugiyama 1-6 6-1 6-2 on Tuesday.
Justine Henin-Hardenne won her third French Open title when she defeated Russian eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-4 on Saturday.
Belgian defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne ruined Kim Clijsters's birthday when she outclassed her compatriot 6-3 6-2 to reach the final of the French Open on Thursday.
Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova followed up her upset win over world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo by dazzling another grand slam champion in the French Open quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova came back from the brink of defeat to beat Italian qualifier Romina Oprandi 6-4 5-7 7-6 and reach the semifinals of the Italian Open in Rome on Friday.
Holder Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced to the German Open semifinals with a 6-4 7-6 win over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Top seeded Kim Clijsters claimed her first title since October as she defeated in-form Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-2 in the final of the WTA tournament in Warsaw on Sunday.
Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova ended the comeback run of Venus Williams to advance to the semifinals of the WTA event in Warsaw on Friday.
Svetlana Kuznetsova returned to the form that had won her the 2004 U.S. Open title with a straight sets win over Russian compatriot Maria Sharapova in the final of the WTA event in Miami.
Former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia earned a semifinal clash against fifth-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne with a straight sets victory on Wednesday over Serbian Ana Ivanovic.
Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has been dumped out of the U.S. Open on the opening day, beaten 6-3 6-2 by fellow Russian Ekaterina Bychkova - the world number 97.
Elena Dementieva avoided one of the worst defeats of her career, narrowly beating German qualifier Sabine Klaschka 2-6 6-3 8-6 in the second round
Top seed Maria Sharapova has reached the last 16 of the Rome Masters but Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova failed to join her.
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova ended the 17-match winning streak of Kim Clijsters when she beat the former world number one 2-6 6-2 6-3 in the semi-finals of the WTA claycourt event.
Kim Clijsters extended her winning streak to 16 matches when she defeated Russia's Maria Kirilenko 6-2 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament in Warsaw.
The Russian assault on the WTA Tour continued at the Masters Series event as two high seeds cruised into the third round.
Indian wild card Sania Mirza pulled off a major upset when she beat US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-2 in the second round of the Dubai Open.
Defending champion Roger Federer reached the third round at the men's Australian Open with an easy 6-3 6-4 6-4 win over Japanese qualifier Takao Suzuki.
Russia's U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has been cleared of a doping offense.
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.
Amelie Mauresmo made a powerful start in her bid to end the year as world number one with a 6-1 6-0 rout of Vera Zvonareva at the WTA Championships.
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova set up an intriguing semi-final showdown with fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova at the China Open after her opponent Jelena Jankovic retired hurt on Friday with an ankle injury.
Little-known Chinese player Li Na gave U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova a run for her money at the China Open before the Russian emerged victorious after three sets.
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova won her first title since September 2002 with a 2-6 7-6 6-4 success against Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in the final of the Eastbourne International.
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.
Anastasia Myskina and Svetlana Kuznetsova won the opening singles to give favorites Russia a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup World Group first-round tie in Moscow.
Anastasia Myskina has entered the top five of the WTA world rankings for the first time.
World No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne banked her third win of the year 7-6 6-3 against Russian teenager Svetlana Kuznetsova to retain her title at the Dubai Open.
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.
Second seed Nadia Petrova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian women's hardcourt championships with a 6-2 6-2 win over Australia's Nicole Pratt.
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