Suarez Navarro, Niculescu among early Brasil Tennis Cup winners

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro cruised in a first-round match and defending champ Monica Niculescu also advanced Monday at the Brasil Tennis Cup.
Kvitova notches Memphis first-round win

Kvitova notches Memphis first-round win

MEMPHIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova claimed a first-round win Sunday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Tenn.

Pennetta advances in Monterrey

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 4 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta knocked off American Jilly Craybas 6-1, 6-0 Tuesday in the first round of the first Monterrey Open women's tennis event.

Petrova wins Bell Challenge Opener

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Nadia Petrova cruised past fellow Russian Maria Mokh 6-1, 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Bell Challenge in Canada.
Nadia Petrova advances in Ohio tournament

Nadia Petrova advances in Ohio tournament

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Nadia Petrova scored a straight-set win Tuesday to reach the second round of the Western & Southern Financial Women's Open in Mason, Ohio.

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.

Venus Williams wins as U.S. ties Russia

STOWE, Vt., July 14 (UPI) -- Venus Williams defeated Nadia Petrova in three sets Saturday to help the United States draw even with Russia in their Fed Cup semifinal match at Stowe, Vt.

Bartoli wins, Kirilenko upset in Thailand

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Top seed Marion Bartoli of France was among Tuesday's winners, but second seed Russian Maria Kirilenko was upset at the Pattaya Women's Open.

Jankovic makes the quarters at Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Serbia's Jelena Jankovic Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the WTA Tour's Bell Challenge tennis tournament in Quebec City, Quebec.

Bammer beats Dechy at Bangkok

VIENNA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Austria's Sylvia Bammer Thursday was a surprise winner against Natalie Dechy of France in the second round of the Bangkok Open tennis tournament.

Garrigues loses in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain Wednesday was a straight sets loser in the second round of the Bangkok Open tennis tournament.

Top seeds win, Hingis out at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The top three women seeds won, but No. 8 Martina Hingis was ousted in Thursday's second round at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow, N.Y.

3 former U.S. Open champs advance

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Former champions Justine Henin-Hardenne, Lindsay Davenport and Svetlana Kuznetsova won second-round matches at the U.S. Open.

Williams takes 1st round at Chase Open

CARSON, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. tennis ace Serena Williams posted a first round win in the $600,000 JPMorgan Chase Open in Carson, Calif., upsetting 11th-seed Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-1. Williams came into the tournament ranked 108th because of a knee injury and will face fellow Amer

Belgium beats U.S., meets Italy in final

OSTEND, Belgium, July 16 (UPI) -- Belgium beat the United States Sunday and will play Italy in the women's Fed Cup finals.
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