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Hantuchova, Halep advance in women's tennis rankings

Hantuchova, Halep advance in women's tennis rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 17 (UPI) -- Daniela Hantuchova and Simona Halep used WTA wins to make strong moves in the world women's rankings before the Wimbledon draw is made this week.

Simona Halep wins first WTA title at Nuremberg

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 15 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania beat Andrea Petkovic of Germany in Nuremberg Saturday for her first WTA career victory.
Petkovic, Halep advance to WTA Nuremberg final

Petkovic, Halep advance to WTA Nuremberg final

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 14 (UPI) -- Andrea Petkovic ousted top-seeded Jelena Jankovic in straight sets Friday and will meet Simona Halep in the finals of the WTA tournament in Germany.
Jankovic finished strong for WTA win in Germany

Jankovic finished strong for WTA win in Germany

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 13 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic finished strong Thursday in claiming a berth in the semifinals of the WTA's tournament in Nuremberg, Germany.
Jankovic wins twice at WTA tournament in Germany

Jankovic wins twice at WTA tournament in Germany

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 12 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic won twice but three high seeds were upset victims Wednesday at the WTA tournament in Nuremberg, Germany.

Alize Cornet, Julia Goerges notch early wins in rainy Nuremberg

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 11 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Alize Cornet and No. 4 Julia Goerges each logged a first-round victory in rainy conditions Tuesday at the first Nuremberg Versicherungscup.
Petrova advances on tough win WTA event in Germany

Petrova advances on tough win WTA event in Germany

STUTTGART, Germany, April 23 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded Nadia Petrova toughed out a first-round win Tuesday during play at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany.

Rain disrupts Family Circle Cup

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 4 (UPI) -- Eurgenie Bouchard and Steafine Voegele both defeated seeded players Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the rain-plagued Family Circle Cup.

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Burdette reaches third round in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 3 (UPI) -- Mallory Burdette came from behind to win her second-round match Wednesday and set up a meeting with the world's No. 1 player at the Family Circle Cup.

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Petkovic, Pennetta score Sony Open wins

MIAMI, March 19 (UPI) -- Germany's Andrea Petkovic and Flavia Pennetta of Italy logged victories Tuesday on the opening day of the Sony Open in Miami.

V. Williams, Niculescu in Luxembourg final

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- American Venus Williams will face off against Romania's Monica Niculescu for the title at the Luxembourg Open after both took semifinals victories Saturday.
V. Williams upset top seed in Luxembourg

V. Williams upset top seed in Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Venus Williams upset No. 1 seed Roberta Vinci Friday to advance to the semifinals at the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open tennis tournament.

Hantuchova, Petkovic take Luxembourg wins

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Former world Top 10 players Daniela Hantuchova and Andrea Petkovic each notched first-round, comeback victories Wednesday at the Luxembourg Open.

Azarenka nears second straight title

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, seeking her second consecutive tournament victory, easily posted a second-round win Thursday at the Generali Ladies Linz.
Mattek-Sands posts upset win in Austria

Mattek-Sands posts upset win in Austria

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands earned a second-round berth at the Generali Ladies Linz tennis tournament in Austria with an upset win Tuesday.

Li Na advances, Errani withdraws in China

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- China's Li Na advanced and French Open runner-up Sara Errani was forced to withdraw in first-round play Sunday at the Beijing Open.

Cibulkova, Vinci advance at rainy Tokyo

TOKYO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Seeded players Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia and Italy's Roberta Vinci each notched opening day wins Sunday at a rain-shortened Pan Pacific Open.

Wozniacki reaches New Haven quarterfinals

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki, seeking her fifth consecutive title at the event, reached the quarterfinals Wednesday at the New Haven Open.
Kerber again beats Wozniacki

Kerber again beats Wozniacki

STUTTGART, Germany, April 26 (UPI) -- Angelique Kerber had no trouble Thursday getting past Caroline Wozniacki and into the quarterfinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany.

Stosur, Bartoli among Stuttgart winners

STUTTGART, Germany, April 24 (UPI) -- Seeded players Samantha Stosur, Marion Bartoli and Li Na scored opening-round victories Tuesday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany.
S. Williams back in tennis Top 10

S. Williams back in tennis Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 2 (UPI) -- A quarterfinal appearance by Serena Williams at the Sony Ericsson Open last week was enough to return her to the women's tennis Top 10.
Unbeaten Azarenka No. 1 for 10th week

Unbeaten Azarenka No. 1 for 10th week

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 19 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka maintained her perfect run in 2012 but Caroline Wozniacki slipped a little further in the world women's tennis rankings.
Radwanska moves to career-high No. 5

Radwanska moves to career-high No. 5

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska edged past Samantha Stosur and into the No. 5 spot in the women's world tennis rankings.
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