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Alicia Molik retires from tennis

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Alicia Molik, who was ranked in the Top 10 among women's tennis players until a series of injuries limited her play, retired Friday from competitive tennis.
Davenport out of Olympics tennis

Davenport out of Olympics tennis

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- American tennis star Lindsay Davenport withdrew Friday from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games because of a lingering right knee injury.
Sharapova beats Davenport in Australia

Sharapova beats Davenport in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova derailed the comeback of Lindsey Davenport with a straight-set win Wednesday in the second round of the Australian Open.

Hantuchova, Bartoli advance in Austria

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Daniela Hantuchova and Wimbledon runner-up Marion Bartoli reached the quarterfinals Thursday at the Generali Ladies Linz in Austria.

Schnyder advances, Bammer ousted in Linz

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Swiss Patty Schnyder advanced, but eighth-seeded Austrian Sybille Bammer was eliminated Tuesday at the $600,000 Generali Ladies Linz event.

Vesnina advances in Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Wild-card entrant Elena Vesnina swept through her first-round match Tuesday at the $1.34 million Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

V.Williams' hot streak continues

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Venus Williams Thursday won her eighth consecutive match and advanced to the semifinals of the $175,000 Japan Open tennis tournament.

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.

Top-seed out at Guangzhou International

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues lost a tough three-set match Friday in the quarterfinals of the $175,000 Guangzhou International tennis tournament in China.

Razzano wins at 6-0, 6-0 in China

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Virginie Razzano didn't drop a game in posting a second-round victory at the $175,000 Guangzhou International tennis tournament in China.

Cibulkova is quick winner in China

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova breezed to an easy first-round victory Wednesday at the $175,000 Guangzhou International tennis tournament in China.

Rain wipes out Day 1 at Forest Hills

FOREST HILLS, N.Y., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Four opening-round matches were postponed Tuesday because of rain at the Forest Hills Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Classic.

Jankovic impressive at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 27 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Jelena Jankovic dropped just two games in cruising to a second-round victory Wednesday at Wimbledon, the English stop on tennis' Grand Slam.

Hingis wins first-rounder at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 25 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis beat back two match points in claiming a first-round victory at Wimbledon while Justine Henin and Serena Williams had easy wins Monday.

Vaidisova into second round at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Czech Nicole Vaidisova was among Monday's first-round tennis winners at the $600,000 International Women's Open.

Hantuchova, Li advance in DFS Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 12 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Daniela Hantuchova and fourth-seeded Na Li each had second-round wins at the grass-court $200,000 DFS Classic tennis tournament in England.

Molik, Santangelo win French Open doubles

PARIS, June 8 (UPI) -- The team of Alicia Molik and Mara Santangelo Friday captured the 2007 French Open women's doubles championship.

Top women seeds sail in French Open

PARIS, May 30 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Justine Henin was a straight-set victor Wednesday in the second round of the French Open.

Top seeds advance in Strasbourg tournament

STRASBOURG, France, May 23 (UPI) -- Top seed Amelie Mauresmo lost just five games Wednesday in moving into the quarterfinals of the $175,000 Strasbourg International tennis tournament in France.

Bartoli posts strong first-round win

STRASBOURG, France, May 22 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Marion Bartoli dropped just one game Tuesday in collecting a first-round victory at the $175,000 Strasbourg International tennis tournament. Bartoli had no trouble in eliminating Nicole Kriz, 6-1, 6-0, and advancing in the clay-court tourname

Kuznetsova advances in Pacific Life Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Elena Likhovtseva 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) Monday at the $2.1 million Pacific Life Open in a third-round matchup of Russians.

Oprandi among Pac Life winners

INDIANA WELLS, Calif., March 9 (UPI) -- Romina Oprandi collected a first-round victory at the $2.1 million Pacific Life Open, earning a shot at second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Seven seeded players in Qatar quarters

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Justine Henin was pushed in the second set Wednesday but held on for a second-round victory in the $1.34 million Qatar Open tennis tournament. Henin got past Alicia Molik 6-2, 7-6 (11-9) on a day in which seeded players rolled in the tournament

Schnyder among Qatar first-round winners

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Patty Schnyder claimed a three-set victory Tuesday in first-round play of the $1.34 million Qatar Open tennis tournament.
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