Davenport loses at Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Slovenia, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- In her return from a back injury, Lindsay Davenport lost in the second round of the J.P. Morgan Chase Open Tennis Tournament in Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Clijsters in Bank of the West semifinals

STANFORD, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- Belgian Kim Clijsters earned her 400th career singles victory Friday, as she reached the semifinals at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif.

Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne advance

EASTBOURNE, England, June 22 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne won their quarterfinal matches Thursday at the Hastings Direct International Championships in Eastbourne, England.

Mauresmo beaten at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England, June 21 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo Wednesday lost to compatriot Nathalie Dechy of France in three sets in the second round of the Hastings Direct International Championships. The Eastbourne, England, tournament is the final event before Wimbledon starts on Monday.

Kuznetsova in Eastbourne quarterfinals

EASTBOURNE, England, June 20 (UPI) -- French Open runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the quarterfinals Tuesday at the $600,000 Hastings Direct International Championships. Kuznetsova, seeded No. 4, defeated Japanese Ai Sugiyama 1-6, 6-1, 6-2. The 2004 U.S. Open champion, Kuznetsova capture

Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne in semifinals

PARIS, June 6 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Kim Clijsters and fifth-seeded fellow Belgian Justine Henin- Hardenne will meet in Thursday's semifinals at the French Open.

Sharapova, Mauresmo lose in Paris

PARIS, June 4 (UPI) -- Top seed Amelie Mauresmo and No. 4 Maria Sharapova both lost their fourth round matches Sunday at the French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris.

Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne advance in Paris

PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- Belgians Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne Saturday advanced to the women's fourth round at the French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris.

High women's seeds advance in Paris

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams all won third-round matches Friday at the French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris.

Myskina makes the semifinals at Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Anastasia Myskina of Russia was among Thursday's quarterfinal winners at the Istanbul Cup Tennis Tournament in Turkey.

Groenefeld leads winners at Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 24 (UPI) -- Second seed Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany Wednesday advanced to the third round of the clay-court Istanbul Cup in Turkey.

Clijsters beaten in Rome

ROME, May 18 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina Thursday stunned top seed Kim Clijsters, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), in the third round of the women's Italian Masters Tennis Tournament in Rome.

Clijsters, Dementieva move on in Rome

ROME, May 17 (UPI) -- Former champion Kim Clijsters and Elena Dementieva Wednesday both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Masters women's tennis tournament in Rome.

U.S. team closes out Germany at Fed Cup

ETTENHEIM, Germany, April 23 (UPI) -- The United States Sunday advanced to the semifinals of this year's Federation Cup with a 3-2 victory over Germany.

U.S. team takes 2-0 lead over Germans

ETTENHEIM, Germany, April 22 (UPI) -- The United States used two little-known players Saturday to take a 2-0 lead over Germany in the Federation Cup at Ettenheim.
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Anna-Lena Groenefeld
Dinara Safina of Russia forehand returns to Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany. Groenefeld won semifinal (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) at Fortis Championships WTA women's tennis tournament ($585,000 Tier II) at Luxembourg on October 1, 2005. (UPI Photo/Tom Theobald)

Anna-Lena Grönefeld (born on June 4, 1985 in Nordhorn, Lower Saxony, then West Germany) is a professional tennis player from Germany. She turned professional in 2003.

As of February 2006, Grönefeld was the No. 1 tennis player from Germany. She was coached and trained by Rafael Font de Mora in Scottsdale, Arizona until 2006. Anna-Lena is currently coached by former German pro tennis player Dirk Dier (since the WTA tournament in Stuttart in October 2006). She now lives and trains in Saarbrücken, Germany.

In June, 2003 she captured the prestigious French Open Junior title, becoming the first player from Germany since 1957 to accomplish this feat. In 2002 she was the Singles Champion of both the Belgium and Frankfurt International Championships and a finalist at the Orange Bowl. In July 2003, she won the Apple and Eve Newsday Long Island Classic, held in Woodbury, New York, defeating Bethanie Mattek in the final. She is an accomplished doubles player winning the French Open title and reaching the finals at Wimbledon. As a result of her tennis successes in 2003, Grönefeld had achieved the Junior World ranking of #1 in singles and doubles. She launched her professional career début under the direction of the USA Academy and Rafael Font de Mora.

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