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.
World No. 2 Petra Kvitova continued her perfect start to 2012 by helping the Czech Republic win the Hopman Cup teams event for the second time, beating France 2-0 in Saturday's final.
Four of the top 10 seeds at the Rogers Cup in Toronto were eliminated on a day of upsets at the WTA Tour event.
Russian tennis star Alisa Kleybanova has released a statement confirming she has been diagnosed with cancer.
WIMBLEDON, England -- We've had an early casualty on Centre Court this year, a longtime fixture put to pasture on the grass. The seeds have survived -- some more easily than others. But you'll note that as players walk onto the court, they no longer bow and curtsy before the Royal Box. This tradition has been dying slowly over the past few years. It's now officially dead. The Duke of Kent, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, requested an end to the practice, claiming it no longer fits in with the modern game. (This comes months after Buckingham Palace explicitly asserted that those meeting royalty should only bow or curtsey if they want to.) The Club relented. Bowing before Royalty is now voluntary.
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.
Germany's Julia Gorges upset world number one Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 in Sunday's final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.
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.
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic will face fellow Serbian player Ana Ivanovic in the last 16 at Indian Wells, after both eased through the third round.
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters has revealed that her ambition is to adopt a child once her glittering tennis career is over.
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters talks about having more children ahead of the Indian Wells Masters tournament.
Second seed Marion Bartoli and former world number one Dinara Safina are both through to the second round of the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.
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.
Tennis stars Caroline Wozniacki and Vera Zvonareva talk to Open Court about their new World rankings.
Kim Clijsters has regained the WTA Tour Championship title, seven years after last winning it, after a hard-fought three-set victory over Caroline Wozniacki in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.
Japan's Kimiko Date Krumm has failed in her bid to become the oldest-ever winner of a WTA Tour event, losing in the final of the Japan Open to Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn.
Japanese veteran Kimiko Date Krumm has reached the Japan Open final with a 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 victory over third seed Shahar Peer of Israel in Osaka.
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.
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters is through to the quarterfinals of the Montreal Cup after crushing Kaia Kanepi of Estonia for the loss of just three games on Thursday.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki secured the eighth WTA Tour title of her career after a straight sets victory in the final of the inaugural Danish Open in Copenhagen on Sunday.
World No. 4 Andy Murray will seek to win his first tennis title of 2010 when he faces defending champion Sam Querrey in Sunday's final of the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles.
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.
The WTA Tour has never been so popular and financially robust. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
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.
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.
Maria Sharapova completed her French Open preparations with a straight sets win over Germany's Kristina Barrois to win the WTA tournament in Strasbourg on Saturday.
Former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic overcame current top-ranked player Serena Williams in an epic clash to reach the final of the Italian Open on Friday.
Venus Williams is looking forward to a continuing her winning run after retaining her Abierto Mexicano Telcel title in Acapulco on Sunday.
Venus Williams claimed the 42nd title of her glittering career as she successfully defended her Dubai Tennis Championship crown on Saturday.
Kim Clijsters defeated fellow comeback queen Justine Henin in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday, saving two match-points and wasting three as she won an epic clash.
The week after Wimbledon, Stacey Allaster was officially named the new CEO of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Since then, a former No. 1 player returned and won the U.S. Open. The Tour's most marketable star blew a gasket in the U.S. Open semifinals, a meltdown that became an international cause célèbre. One Belgian was suspended for an anti-violating simply because she failed to keeps administrator advised of her whereabouts. Another Belgian, a seven-time Grand Slam champ, is returning. And the WTA's title sponsor is, by most accounts, a longshot to renew. Otherwise, it's been an uneventful 150 days.
Italy's Francesca Schiavone claimed the second title of her WTA Tour career with a straight sets victory over Olga Govortsova of Belarus in Sunday's Kremlin Cup final in Moscow.
Francesca Schiavone of Italy and Olga Govortsova of Belarus will contest Sunday's final of the Kremlin Cup after both secured straight sets victories in their semifinal match-ups.
A few thoughts as tennis takes its annual autumnal tumble off the radar ...
A few thoughts as the season winds to an end ...
World number one Dinara Safina crashed out of the WTA tournament in Los Angeles as Maria Sharapova battled back reach the quarterfinals with a three-set win over Alona Bondarenko.
Maria Sharapova took a step closer to her first tournament victory since January 2008 as she moved into the semifinals of the L.A. Women's Tennis Championships on Friday night.
Maria Sharapova continued her rehabilitation from injury with a comfortable victory at the L.A. Women's Tennis Championships on an opening day that saw early exits for three of the four seeded players in action.
Venus Williams beat Elena Dementieva in the first match of the Bank of the West Classic semifinal on Saturday, the official WTA Tour website reported.
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the popularity of the WTA Tour rivaled its men's counterpart, when stars like the then-up-and-coming Williams sisters held court with Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles, Justine Henin, Mary Pierce and, yes, Anna Kournikova.
Injury-plagued Maria Sharapova is returning to WTA Tour action at next week's Warsaw Open in Poland, the former world number one announced on her personal Web site.
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.
Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer has won her opening round match in the clay-court SAR tournament in Fes, Morocco, just two months after being refused a visa to play in the United Arab Emirates.
Germany's Sabine Lisicki claimed her maiden WTA Tour title with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Danish fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the $1 million Family Circle Cup in South Carolina.
Second seed Dinara Safina of Russia came safely through her first test in the WTA Tour event at Key Biscayne with a straight sets win over Mathilde Johansson.
Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova returned to action after a seven month injury layoff in a doubles match at Indian Wells in California.
Venus Williams made it back to back wins on the WTA Tour as she beat defending champion Flavia Pennetta to claim the Mexican Open title in Acapulco.
Organizers of a tennis tournament in Dubai, criticized for banning an Israeli player, said Tuesday they were trying to protect the woman from anti-Israel protests.
The WTA is speaking out against a decision by Dubai to deny an Israeli tennis player a visa. CNN's Pedro Pinto reports.
Dubai could lose its place on the Women's Tennis Association Tour calendar after Israeli Shahar Peer was denied entry to compete at this week's event, the WTA supremo warned Monday.
Triple grand slam winner Lindsay Davenport has pulled out of next month's Australian Open because she is pregnant with her second child.
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.
Jelena Jankovic will climb to the top of the world women's tennis rankings for the first time when the next list is released on August 11, the WTA Tour announced on Saturday.
The former tennis phenom enjoys being out of the limelight – and with Enrique Iglesias
World No. 3 Maria Sharapova has blasted the ruling body of women's tennis over its demands for top players ahead of this month's Italian Open in Rome.
Tennis great Monica Seles has officially retired -- five years after playing the last match of her professional career.
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- The Australian summer has come to an end and the next stop for the women on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour early into 2008 is Federation Cup. Immediately, we're forced to shift gears from our individual mind set to the team concept.
Walk into any mall in America right now and you're bombarded with the holiday spirit. But the most recognizable sign of all is, of course, Santa Claus and the children who each year come and sit on his lap, reeling off what they want from St. Nick. Will it be the newest American Girl doll? Maybe the latest Nintendo Wii game?
Third seed Julia Vakulenko will face comeback queen Lindsay Davenport in her first WTA Tour final at the Bell Challenge on Sunday.
MOSCOW -- Maria Sharapova suffered another tough defeat on Wednesday at the hands of one of the WTA Tour's crop of future stars, Victoria Azarenka, in her opening match here at the Kremlin Open. It was the two-time Slam champion's first match since her disappointing third-round loss at the U.S. Open.
The Australian tennis pro (part of the world's No.2-ranked doubles team and a former No. 1 doubles player) has won 19 career doubles title on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. She is currently ranked No. 36 in the world in singles. 1. Forget to Breathe, Renee Cassar
Rising Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko will face top seed Venus Williams in Sunday's final of the Korea Open.
Comeback queen Lindsay Davenport will face a rematch with Jelena Jankovic on Saturday as she seeks to reach a second successive WTA Tour final.
Lindsay Davenport continued her dream return to WTA Tour action as she advanced to the quarterfinals of the China Open by defeating eighth seed Eleni Daniilidou 7-5 6-3.
A quick Baguette, while waiting out still another rain delay ...
Programming note: Check in later this week for our 2007 French Open Seed Reports.
ROME -- When most people hear the phrase "criminal background check," they immediately envision a scene from Law & Order, or perhaps a front-page story in the New York Post. Their last thought would be anything having to do with tennis.
Could there be a bigger honor for an athlete than representing her country in competition?
Before we get started, a huge congratulations to my Florida Gators for winning their second straight NCAA men's basketball title. Luckily for me, the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour's clay-court season kicked off this week down the road from my alma mater in Amelia Island, Fla.
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.
India's top-ranking tennis player, Sania Mirza, will be unable to play for at least four weeks after tearing a ligament in her right knee, a doctor said Saturday.
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.
I'm going to take some heat for saying this, but I can't be sensitive and ignore the truth: Women's tennis is in a very weak and desperate state.
Along with postal service, driving traffic, and jumbo shrimp, we add tennis offseason to the list of our favorite oxymorons. So, here it is the first week of January -- barely six weeks after the Masters Cup final -- and tennis is back in the agate type. Herewith, a quiz of divinations for the new season. And if you miss a few, no worries. It's round robin, so you can re-enter the draw!
World number three Justine Henin-Hardenne has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup in Montreal because of a knee injury.
Serena Williams will return to competitive tennis in Cincinnati next week, after a lengthy injury layoff, and says she "hopes to blow the joint up," and return to the top of the world rankings.
Former world number eight Alicia Molik has been handed a wildcard into the Wimbledon women's draw.
Serena Williams expects to return to competitive tennis over the next few months after being sidelined with a knee injury since January's Australian Open.
Justine Henin-Hardenne lost for the first time at the Family Circle Cup, beaten 2-6 6-3 6-2 by Swiss star Patty Schnyder in the semifinals in Charleston on Saturday.
Former world No.1 Martina Hingis made a successful return to the WTA Tour with a 6-2 6-1 win over Maria Vento-Kabchi at the Australian hardcourt event on the Gold Coast.
Amelie Mauresmo of France won her third consecutive Advanta Championship by beating Russian Elena Dementieva 7-5 2-6 7-5 in the final in Philadelphia.
Fifth seed Alica Molik battled for nearly three hours before crashing out 7-6 6-7 6-4 Monday night to Mariana Diaz-Oliva in the first round of the China Open.
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.
Leading seeds Amelie Mauresmo, Venus Williams and Vera Zvonareva all registered second round victories at the Advanta Championships in Philadelphia.
Russian domination of the WTA Tour continued apace on Sunday as Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova won the iKorean Open in Seoul and Elena Dementieva triumphed in the Gaz de France event in Belgium.
Lindsay Davenport made short work of Russian qualifier Lioudmila Skavronskaia to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA Stanford Classic.
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week's JP Morgan Chase Open following her unexpected victory at the grasscourt grand slam.
World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne has pulled out of this week's WTA Family Circle Cup because of hypoglycemia, a condition caused by low blood sugar levels.
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