Russian Vera Zvonareva came from 5-1 down in the opening set to beat Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 7-6 6-0 in the semifinals of the WTA tournament in Tokyo Friday.
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.
Second seed Vera Zvonareva breezed into the Western and Southern Open quarterfinals with a comfortable victory over qualifier Petra Martic.
Four of the top 10 seeds at the Rogers Cup in Toronto were eliminated on a day of upsets at the WTA Tour event.
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.
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.
Venus Williams tells the WTA she is back and aiming to win and what it's like to have her sister Serena back.
Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki have been named as the top seeds for next week's Wimbledon tournament, the third grand slam of the season.
Serena Williams has been beaten in her comeback event in Eastbourne, losing a tight three-set second round match to top seed Vera Zvonareva on Wednesday.
Third seed Vera Zvonareva has become the lastest big name to crash out of the French Open at Roland Garros, beaten in three sets by fellow-Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
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.
Kim Clijsters is looking forward to taking a break after her title reign at the Miami Masters ended at the quarterfinal stage.
Last week's victory over world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Qatar Ladies Open once again confirmed Vera Zvonareva as Russia's top women's tennis player.
Ten thoughts in the wake of Pete Sampras' 6-3, 7-5 exhibition win over Andre Agassi:
Novak Djokovic matched Roger Federer's feat of three successive titles at the Dubai Tennis Championships by crushing the world No. 2 in Saturday's final.
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.
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.
Third seed Kim Clijsters booked a place in her sixth Australian Open quarterfinal with a straight-sets success over Russia's Ekaterina Makarova Monday.
World number three Kim Clijsters eased past Russia's Dinara Safina with a 6-0 6-0 victory in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
The beauty of tennis' new year, aside from the anticipation surrounding the Australian Open, is the chance to isolate certain truths out of nothing. The past week saw a flurry of insignificant events, but there was much to be learned about some of the sport's key players:
Some of the world's top female tennis stars talk about their New Years resolutions for 2011.
The world's top-ranked women's tennis players, Caroline Wozniacki and Vera Zvonareva, have crashed out of the Australian Open warm-up event in Sydney in their opening matches.
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.
Defending men's champion Novak Djokovic and newly-crowned women's world number one Caroline Wozniacki reached their respective finals at the China Open in Beijing on Saturday.
World number one Rafael Nadal has reached the semifinals of the Japan Open in Tokyo, but the tournament's second seed Andy Roddick is out.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and second seed Vera Zvonareva have both won their matches in the China Open in Beijing on Wednesday.
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.
Some of the greatest players never adjusted, if they even bothered to try. Pete Sampras knew he was doomed before the French Open even started. Bjorn Borg couldn't get his mind around the madness of New York City. Ivan Lendl tried to embrace grass courts, but he wasn't fooling anyone. John McEnroe skipped the French Open six times, and Jimmy Connors barely acknowledged its existence until he was 26 years old.
Cleaning out the notebook-or the digital equivalent -- after a hot, windy, wet but ultimately, satisfying 2010 U.S. Open.
Belgian Kim Clijsters overpowered seventh seed Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 in exactly one hour to successfully defend her women's singles title at the U.S. Open and win her third overall at the tournament.
Kim Clijsters willl face Vera Zvonareva in the women's final at the U.S. Open after the Belgian defending champion rallied from a set down to beat Venus Williams.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki remained on track for a first grand slam singles title after a straight sets win over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova saw the Dane progress to the semifinals of the U.S. Open.
Number one seed Caroline Wozniacki continued her imperious form at the U.S. Open as she demolished Kai-Chen Chang to reach round three.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki eased into the second round of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows, by beating qualifier Chelsey Gullickson in straight sets.
Caroline Wozniacki made light work of Vera Zvonareva to claim the Rogers Cup crown in Montreal just hours after winning her semifinal.
Kim Clijsters will undergo a scan on her injured thigh Monday in the countdown to her title defense at next week's U.S. Open in New York.
Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic continued her poor run of results as she crashed out in the opening round of the Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego on Tuesday.
We were considering expanding our random ruminations to 68-70 items. But fatigue has set in, so herewith, 50 thoughts on a strange Wimbledon ...
WIMBLEDON, England -- Three thoughts after the women's semifinals at the All England Club on Thursday:
Top seed and defending champion Serena Williams charged into her sixth Wimbledon final where she will play Russian Vera Zvonareva on Saturday.
Five-time champion Venus Williams sensationally crashed out in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon to unheralded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova on Tuesday.
Venus and Serena Williams' bid for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam doubles title ended when they were beaten in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
WIMBLEDON, England -- Three thoughts from the women's quarterfinals at the All England Club on Tuesday:
Last year's finalist Dinara Safina has been knocked out of the French Open in the first round by unseeded 39-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan.
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.
Robin Soderling shrugged off his poor form this season to win the ATP tournament in Rotterdam as final opponent Mikhail Youzhny was forced to retire hurt on Sunday.
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.
NEW YORK -- What we learned on the seventh day into night ...
This time last year, Vera Zvonareva was playing her way to the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics. Now she is ranked No. 7 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, and gaining strength after an ankle injury earlier this season. In a recent interview with SI.com, the 24-year-old Moscow native discussed her thoughts on the success of Russian women, her experience as a ball girl and her other life as a student of international affairs.
World No. 1 Dinara Safina became the first player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Championships after winning her opening match at the L.A. Women's Tennis Championships in Carson, California.
Top seed Elena Dementieva and fellow-Russians Vera Zvonareva and Nadia Petrova all came safely through their opening matches at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dinara Safina apologised to the Melbourne crowd after ending Jelena Dokic's Australian Open dream -- and then begged for their backing in her semifinal against Russian rival Vera Zvonareva.
Venus Williams will play Vera Zvonareva of Russia for the title at the WTA Tour's season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships after both came through testing three-set semifinals on Saturday.
Serena Williams' hopes of ending the year on a high note are over after she was forced to withdraw from the season-ending Sony Ericsson tournament in Doha with a stomach muscle problem.
Venus Williams and Vera Zvonareva took giant strides towards the semifinals of the WTA's season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships with hard fought three-set victories in round-robin play on Wednesday.
Top seed Ana Ivanovic returned to winning ways with a straight sets rout of Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 on Sunday in the final of the WTA tournament in Linz.
Jelena Jankovic, set to regain the world number one slot next week, defeated Vera Zvonareva in the quarterfinals of Stuttgart's Porshce Grand Prix to book a semifinal with Venus Williams.
Spain and Russia quickly wrapped up Fed Cup semifinal victories by taking winning 3-0 leads on Sunday.
Serena Williams continued her domination of Maria Sharapova and defending champion Jelena Jankovic crashed out in quarterfinal play at the Family Circle Cup.
Maria Sharapova remains unbeaten in 2008 after winning the Qatar Open with a 6-1 2-6 6-0 victory over fellow Russian Vera Zvonareva in Sunday's final in Doha.
Maria Sharapova will face her Russian compatriot Vera Zvonareva in the final of the Qatar Open on Sunday.
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.
Lindsay Davenport advanced to the semifinals of the WTA event in Auckland on Thursday with a 6-3 6-3 win over Italy's Sara Errani, but top seed Vera Zvonareva crashed out.
Top seed Nicole Vaidisova pulled out of the WTA Bell Challenge tournament in Quebec City when a wrist injury forced her to quit at one set all against Czech Renata Voracova in the first round.
Russia's Vera Zvonareva pulled off a big upset on Wednesday as she beat sixth-seed Amelie Mauresmo of France in their Kremlin Cup opener.
China's Li Na defeated Russian 15th seed Vera Zvonareva 6-4 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the ATP/WTA Pacific Life Open on Wednesday.
In-form Nadia Petrova beat fellow Russian Vera Zvonareva in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals of the Diamond Games WTA event in Antwerp on Thursday.
Serbian top seed Jelena Jankovic booked her place in the semifinals of the Auckland Classic with a comfortable victory over former champion Eleni Daniilidou of Greece on Thursday.
Russian 14th seed Dinara Safina beat compatriot Vera Zvonareva 6-3 7-5 to become the first woman into the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros on Sunday.
Defending champion Amelie Mauresmo reached the final of the Rome Masters by brushing aside sixth seed Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-4.
Third seed Vera Zvonareva lost to young Serb Ana Ivanovic while Justine Henin-Hardenne struggled to overcome Venezuela's Maria Vento-Kabchi for a place in the Warsaw quarter-finals.
Top seed Andy Roddick blasted 22 aces on his way to a 7-6 7-6 victory over Robby Ginepri in the quarter-finals of the Kroger St Jude event in Memphis.
Top seed Vera Zvonareva has gone out in the quarter-finals of the Thai Open, losing 6-4 6-2 to fellow-Russian Evgenia Linetskaya.
French Open champion Anastasia Myskina came to the rescue of home favorites Russia as they won the deciding doubles to clinch the Fed Cup crown by three rubbers to two against France in Moscow.
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.
Serena Williams came back from a set and two breaks down to beat Anastasia Myskina 4-6 6-3 6-4 on the opening night at the WTA Championships.
World No. 2 Amelie Mauresmo retained her title at the WTA Advanta Championships in Philadelphia on Sunday, defeating Russia's Vera Zvonareva 3-6 6-2 6-2 in the final.
Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati's hopes of qualifying for next week's lucrative season finale were crushed by quarter-final defeats at the Advanta Championships in Philadelphia.
Leading seeds Amelie Mauresmo, Venus Williams and Vera Zvonareva all registered second round victories at the Advanta Championships in Philadelphia.
Russian Vera Zvonareva became the second seed to crash out of the 650,000-dollar WTA event in Filderstadt going down to a 6-3 7-5 defeat against compatriot Elena Likhovtseva.
Red hot Lindsay Davenport reached the final of the Acura Classic hardcourt event in San Diego with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Russian Elena Dementieva.
French Open champion Anastasia Myskina led four Russians into the quarter-finals of the $1.3 million Acura Classic on Thursday.
Lindsay Davenport continued to slip through the Wimbledon draw with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Russian 12th seed Vera Zvonareva in the fourth round on Monday.
A sluggish Justine Henin-Hardenne had her French Open title ripped from her grasp, as the Belgian suffered the earliest defeat of a women's top seed in the grand slam's history.
French top seed Amelie Mauresmo crashed out of the Warsaw Cup on Friday, losing to fast-improving Italian Francesca Schiavone in three sets.
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