Inexperienced Italian, U.S., teams meet in Fed Cup

Inexperienced Italian, U.S., teams meet in Fed Cup

CLEVELAND, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Italy's Karin Knapp will be the only player born before 1990 on the schedule this weekend when Italy opens its Fed Cup title defense against the United States.
Serena Williams rained out at U.S. Open, sister Venus eliminated

Serena Williams rained out at U.S. Open, sister Venus eliminated

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top seed Serena Williams was forced to wait a day to play her second-round match at the U.S. Open Wednesday while her sister was eliminated from the tournament.

Serena Williams storms into semifinals

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Wimbledon and Olympic champion Serena Williams blasted her way into the semifinals of the U.S. Open Wednesday with another one-sided victory.
Olympic Roundup: Phelps, newcomers shine

Olympic Roundup: Phelps, newcomers shine

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The man whose record-setting career is almost over and two young women whose careers are just beginning staged three races to remember at the Olympics Friday.

Azarenka, Sharapova advance at Madrid

MADRID, May 8 (UPI) -- World no. 1 Victoria Azarenka and second-ranked Maria Sharapova moved on to the Round of 16 with victories Tuesday at the Madrid Open.
Kvitova to meet Sharapova in Aussie semis

Kvitova to meet Sharapova in Aussie semis

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova, who each can climb to No. 1 in the world women's rankings, advanced Wednesday to the semifinals of the Australian Open.
Safina, Serena win openers in China

Safina, Serena win openers in China

BEIJING, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Top seeds Dinara Safina of Russia and American Serena Williams posted straight-set victories Sunday in the first-round of the China Open in Beijing.

Williams sisters advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Serena and Venus Williams both won their third-round matches in straight sets Friday, moving them a step closer to a semifinal meeting at the U.S. Open.

Dementieva, Safina reach Medibank final

SYDNEY, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Russians Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina will clash for the championship of the $600,000 Medibank International in Sydney.

Jankovic falls, Serena withdraws at Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Russia's Vera Zvonareva defeated world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic in the Sony Ericcson Championships Friday in Qatar, rallying for a three-set victory.

Women's U.S. Open final moves to Sunday

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The women's final and one of the men's semifinals in the U.S. Open were postponed Saturday until Sunday because of Tropical Storm Hanna.

Blake wins Olympic debut

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- James Blake won his first-round Olympic tennis match Sunday and top-seeded Serbian Ana Ivanovic withdrew from the Games with a thumb injury.
Ivanovic, Serena advance in French Open

Ivanovic, Serena advance in French Open

PARIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Serbian Ana Ivanovic and American Serena Williams were among highly seeded players advancing with opening-round wins Sunday in the French Open.

Austrian Bammer upset at Italian Open

ROME, May 13 (UPI) -- Austrian left-hander Sybille Bammer was upset Tuesday by Belarusian Victoria Azarenka at the $1.34 million Italian Open.

Serena, Zvonareva are Charleston finalists

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 19 (UPI) -- American Serena Williams and Russian Vera Zvonareva moved Saturday into the finals of the $1.34 million Family Circle Cup at Charleston, S.C.
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American Serena Williams prepares for her first round match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on May 27, 2007. The match was suspended because of rain with Pironkova holding a 6-5 lead in the first set. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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