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Serena Williams runs winning streak to 26 matches

Serena Williams runs winning streak to 26 matches

PARIS, May 29 (UPI) -- Serena Williams ran her personal winning streak to 26 matches with an impressive second-round win at the French Open.
Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

OEIRAS, Portugal, April 30 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Dominika Cibulkova were beaten Tuesday in first-round matches at the Portugal Open.

Gajdosova starts title defense with win

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Defending champion Jarmila Gajdosova lost just three games Tuesday in a first-round win at the Guangzhou International Women's Open tennis tournament in China.

Cibulkova eliminated in Texas

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova was ousted Wednesday and wild-card Melaine Oudin was eliminated as well at the inaugural Texas Tennis Open.

Defending Sweden champ Rezai advances

BASTAD, Sweden, July 4 (UPI) -- Defending champion Aravane Rezai advanced but third-seeded Lucie Safarova fell in an upset Monday in first round action at the Swedish Open.
Top seed beaten at WTA event in Morocco

Top seed beaten at WTA event in Morocco

FES, Morocco, April 20 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Aravane Rezai and No. 3-seeded Lourdes Dominguez Lino were both ousted Wednesday at the WTA tournament in Morocco.
Rezai needs three sets to win in Morocco

Rezai needs three sets to win in Morocco

FES, Morocco, April 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Aravane Rezai rallied for a three-set win Tuesday at the WTA's tournament in Morocco.

Third-seeded Rezai falls at Monterrey Open

MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Aravane Rezai of France tumbled in a first-round upset at the Monterrey Open Monday, losing in straight sets to Alla Kudryavtseva.
Rezai among four upsets in Luxembourg

Rezai among four upsets in Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Aravane Rezai won only one game and was among four seeded players beaten Wednesday at the Luxembourg Open tennis tournament.
Kanepi, Oprandi advance on upsets in Italy

Kanepi, Oprandi advance on upsets in Italy

PALERMO, Italy, July 16 (UPI) -- Kaia Kanepi and Romina Oprandi pulled off upsets Friday and qualified for the semifinals at the Palermo International tennis tournament in Italy.
Rezai takes straight-set win in Italy

Rezai takes straight-set win in Italy

PALERMO, Italy, July 15 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Aravane Rezai took a straight-set win Thursday and earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the Palermo International tennis tournament in Italy.
Pennetta takes an easy victory in Italy

Pennetta takes an easy victory in Italy

PALERMO, Italy, July 13 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Flavia Pennetta rolled to an easy first-round win Tuesday at the Palermo International tennis tournament in Italy.

Rezai captures Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden, July 10 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Aravane Rezai of France won the third title of her career Saturday with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 decision over Gisela Dulko at the Swedish Open.
Top seeds advance to Swedish Open semis

Top seeds advance to Swedish Open semis

BASTAD, Sweden, July 8 (UPI) -- Flavia Pennetta's tough straight-set win completed a sweep of the top four seeds in quarterfinal play Thursday at the $220,000 Collector Swedish Open.
Pennetta sharp in second-round win

Pennetta sharp in second-round win

BASTAD, Sweden, July 7 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Flavia Pennetta lost only two games in advancing to the quarterfinals of the $220,000 Collector Swedish Open clay court tennis tournament.
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Aravane Rezai of France hits a shot during her French Open fourth-round match against Russian Dinara Safina at Roland Garros in Paris on May 31, 2009. Safina defeated Rezai 6-1, 6-0. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Aravane Rezaï ( Persian: ارغوان رضایی Arqavān Rezāyi Persian pronunciation: , Latin alphabet: Aravane Rezaï, born 14 March 1987) is an Iranian-French tennis player born in Saint-Étienne, France to Iranian parents. She is the current French No. 5 in women's tennis. Rezaï took up tennis after a childhood stint as her older brother's ball girl. She has defeated many top players on the WTA circuit, such as Jelena Janković, Justine Henin, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina, Francesca Schiavone, Caroline Wozniacki, Marion Bartoli, Victoria Azarenka, Flavia Pennetta, and Ai Sugiyama. Her career high rank was No. 15, achieved on 11 October 2010.

She competed for Iran at the Women's Islamic Games, winning gold in 2001 and 2005.

For the second year in a row, Rezaï lost in the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open. However, her French Open run was more successful. She struggled through to the third round of the tournament, defeating Ai Sugiyama of Japan along the way. She fell to Nicole Vaidišová, in a hard fought three-setter. Her Wimbledon dreams were also put on hold as she fell in the first round of qualifying. At the 2006 U.S. Open, she reached the fourth round, her career best Grand Slam singles result.

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