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Cirstea advances to WTA quarterfinals in Thailand

Cirstea advances to WTA quarterfinals in Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Sorana Cirstea converted all of her break chances in a second-round win Wednesday at the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in Thailand.
Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams dropped only three games Wednesday in advancing to the Australian Open third round with a record-tying 60th match win at the tournament.
Sharapova posts straight-set win in Brisbane

Sharapova posts straight-set win in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova, returning after a layoff due to injury, dropped only three games in a first-round win Monday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Date-Krumm falls in first round again

Date-Krumm falls in first round again

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Kimiko Date-Krumm was among three seeded players to drop first-round matches Wednesday at the 125K-level OEC Taipei WTA Challenger.

Kudryavtseva posts upset win at Taipei WTA Challenger

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Alla Kudryavtseva claimed a third-set tiebreaker in an opening-day upset Monday at the inaugural 125K series OEC Taipei WTA Challenger.
Schmiedlova wins 6-0, 6-0 at WTA Nanjing tournament

Schmiedlova wins 6-0, 6-0 at WTA Nanjing tournament

NANJING, China, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Anna Schmiedlova took nearly three-quarters of the points in a second-round shutout win Wednesday at the WTA 125K-level Nanjing Ladies Open in China.

Zheng wins with early WTA upset in Nanjing

NANJING, China, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Zheng Saisai defeated fifth-seeded Carolina Garcia in straight sets Monday in an opening-day upset at the WTA's 125K Nanjing Ladies Open.
Dominguez Lino, Larsson open Swedish Open with wins

Dominguez Lino, Larsson open Swedish Open with wins

BASTAD, Sweden, July 15 (UPI) -- Seeded players Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Johanna Larsson opened the Collector Swedish Open with impressive wins Monday.

Keys advances on upset at Aegon Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 13 (UPI) -- Madison Keys recorded a straight-set set Thursday and the right to meet No. 16-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova in the quarterfinals of the Aegon Classic in England.
Flipkens rallies for three-set win in Birmingham

Flipkens rallies for three-set win in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 12 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Kirsten Flipkens rallied for a three-set victory Wednesday in second-round play of the Aegon Classic tennis tournament in England.

Kerber reaches Monterrey quarterfinals

MONTERREY, Mexico, April 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Angelique Kerber was forced to three sets Thursday before securing a quarterfinal berth in the Monterrey Open.

Babos surprises Ivanovic in Monterrey Open

MONTERREY, Mexico, April 4 (UPI) -- Timea Babos pulled off the biggest surprise of the tournament Wednesday by ousting No. 4 seed Ana Ivanovic in the second round of the Monterrey Open.

Pervak moves ahead at Tashkent Open

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Ksenia Pervak advanced out of the first round but two seeded players fell Tuesday at the Tashkent Open tennis tournament in Uzbekistan.

Cibulkova easy opening-round winner

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., April 6 (UPI) -- Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia was a 6-2, 6-2 first-round winner over Romanian Edina Gallovits Monday at the inaugural MPS Group Championships in Florida.

Azarenka winner in first round in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka was a first round winner Monday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championship in Memphis.

Medina Garrigues goes to 2nd round in N.Z.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues and three other seeded players won first-round matches Monday in he ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.

Kuznetsova advances, Dementieva ousted

MONTREAL, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Open runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia was an easy second-round winner Tuesday at the women's $1.34 million Rogers Cup.

Pennetta, Medina Garrigues win at Palermo

PALERMO, Italy, July 9 (UPI) -- Italian Flavia Pennetta and Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues, the two top seeds, cruised to one-sided victories Wednesday in the Palermo International in Italy.
Arvidsson a first-round loser in Turkey

Arvidsson a first-round loser in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 19 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Sofia Arvidsson was upset in straight sets Monday in first-round play of the $200,000 Istanbul Cup.

Davenport reaches Memphis semifinals

MEMPHIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport and Shahar Peer advanced to the semifinals Thursday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.

No. 1 seed ousted at Indian tournament

KOLKATA, India, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Vania King posted a straight-set upset Tuesday of top-seeded Marion Bartoli in the first round of the $175,000 Sunfeast Open tennis tournament in India.

Tu reaches Forest Hills quarterfinals

FOREST HILLS, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Meilen Tu overcame the rain as well as a one-set deficit Wednesday while advancing to the second round of the Forest Hills Sony Ericsson Classic.

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.

Sharapova, Mauresmo win at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Maria Sharapova and defending champion Amelie Mauresmo each notched straight-set first-round victories Tuesday at Wimbledon.

Schiavone routed in Barcelona tennis

BARCELONA, Spain, June 13 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Francesca Schiavone won just two games Wednesday and was ousted from the inaugural Barcelona KIA tennis tournament in Spain. Schiavone was given a bye into the second round of the $145,000 tournament because of her high seeding but qualifier
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