Hlavackova, Mirnyi win mixed doubles U.S. Open title

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Andrea Hlavackova and Max Mirnyi won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title Friday in straight sets over Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez.

Stosur stuns Peer at East West Classic

CARSON, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- Samantha Stosur and Melinda Czink pulled off first-round upsets Monday in the East West Bank Classic tennis tournament in Los Angeles.

Davenport a winner in Quebec City opener

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- American Lindsay Davenport continued her comeback Tuesday by beating seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany in the first round of the Bell Challenge.

V.Williams keeps winning streak alive

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Venus Williams ran her match winning streak to seven with a second-round victory Wednesday in the $175,000 Japan Open tennis tournament.

Kirilenko ousted in Japan Open first round

TOKYO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Maria Kirilenko, a runner-up in last week's tournament, was ousted Tuesday in the first round of the $175,000 Japan Open tennis tournament.

V.Williams wins in Korea Open first round

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Venus Williams claimed an easy first-round victory Tuesday in the first-round action of the $145,000 Korea Open hard-court tennis tournament.

Three seeds out at Korea Open first round

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Three seeded players, including No. 3 Ai Sugiyama, were upset Monday in first-round play at the $145,000 Korea Open hard-court tennis tournament in Seoul.

Davenport continues strong return

BEIJING, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Lindsey Davenport remained unbeaten in her return to singles tennis with a straight-set win Wednesday in second-round play at the China Open.

Hingis among early winners at China Open

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Martina Hingis and No. 6 Agnes Szavay both collected first-round wins Tuesday in the $600,000 China Open hard-court tennis tournament.

Mirza, Morigami nail first-round wins

CINCINNATI, July 16 (UPI) -- Third seed Sania Mirza and seventh seed Akiko Morigami grabbed first-round victories Monday at the women's Western & Southern Financial Open.

Jankovic, Bartoli advance at Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Marion Bartoli of France were winners Wednesday at the Bell Challenge tennis tournament in Quebec City, Quebec.

Hingis advances at the Sunfeast Open

CALCUTTA, India, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Top seed Martina Hingis of Switzerland Wednesday advanced to the third round of the Sunfeast Open at Calcutta, India.

Schnyder leads winners in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, July 19 (UPI) -- Defending champion Patty Schnyder was an easy second-round winner Wednesday at the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati.

Roddick withdraws in Miami

MIAMI, March 25 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick withdrew during his first match at the NASDAQ-100 Friday, giving Fernando Verdasco a spot in the next round.

Slovak Sucha takes tennis title in Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Martina Sucha of Slovakia beat American Abigail Spears Sunday in the championship match of Canada's Bell Challenge tennis tournament.
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Abigail Spears (born July 12, 1981 in Valley Center, California) is a professional American tennis player.

Spears turned professional in 2000. Spears has reached the third round at the 2005 Australian Open, and the first round at the 2005 French Open, 2005 Wimbledon tournament (where she also reached the third round in the doubles tournament with Lisa McShea) and the 2005 U.S. Open. She reached the third round at the 2008 Wimbledon doubles tournament with Raquel Kops-Jones and the duo posted their best result to date by reaching the quarterfinals at the 2008 U.S. Open doubles tournament.

Spears has also qualified for the U.S. Open twice. Spears has achieved a singles ranking of World Number 66 on June 6, 2005. Her highest doubles ranking was World Number 40 on June 15, 2009. Despite the fact that Spears has not won a WTA singles title, she has won three WTA doubles titles. She has participated in the U.S. Open doubles draw 10 times between 1998 and 2008. Abigail resides in Colorado and plays right-handed.

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