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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.
Mattek-Sands, Pliskova make WTA final

Mattek-Sands, Pliskova make WTA final

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 2 (UPI) -- Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Karolina Pliskova each posted upsets Saturday in reaching the finals at the WTA's BMW Malaysian Open tennis tournament.
Mattek-Sands wins in Malaysian upset

Mattek-Sands wins in Malaysian upset

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 1 (UPI) -- Bethanie Mattek-Sands ousted defending champion Hsieh Su-Wei in Friday's quarterfinal play of the BMW Malaysian Open tennis tournament.

Hsieh wins twice at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Defending champion Hsieh Su-Wei won two matches Thursday in advancing to the quarterfinals of the WTA's BMW Malaysia Open tennis tournament.
Wozanicki loses first-rounder in Mayalsia

Wozanicki loses first-rounder in Mayalsia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Wang Qiang ousted top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in three sets Wednesday in a first-round match of the BMW Malaysian Open tennis tournament.
Makarova helps Russia defeat Japan

Makarova helps Russia defeat Japan

MOSCOW, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova won a singles match and was part of a winning doubles team Sunday that gave Russia a 3-2 Fed Cup series win over Japan.
Morita has Japan, Russia even in Fed Cup

Morita has Japan, Russia even in Fed Cup

MOSCOW, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Ayumi Morita used a straight-set win over Ekaterina Makarova Saturday to pull Japan even with Russia after the first day of their Fed Cup first-round series.
Kirilenko leads off for Russia in Fed Cup

Kirilenko leads off for Russia in Fed Cup

MOSCOW, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Maria Kirilenko, coming off a tournament win, was placed in the leadoff spot for Russia in this weekend's Fed Cup first-round series against Japan.

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Kirilenko through to Pattaya semifinals

Kirilenko through to Pattaya semifinals

PATTAYA, Thailand, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Maria Kirilenko used a straight-set win Friday to advance to the semifinals of the WTA's PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.
Hantuchova loses in WTA event in Thailand

Hantuchova loses in WTA event in Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Daniela Hantuchova was defeated during her second match Thursday at the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in Thailand.
WTA event in Thailand rained out

WTA event in Thailand rained out

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Rain forced all matches set for Wednesday at the WTA's PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand to be delayed.
Azarenka, S. Williams win again

Azarenka, S. Williams win again

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka needed three sets but Serena Williams advanced in two Saturday in the third round of the Australian Open.
Azarenka, S. Williams advance easily

Azarenka, S. Williams advance easily

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and third-ranked Serena Williams dropped just three games between them Thursday in second-round wins at the Australian Open.

Serena Williams wins despite ankle injury

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams, slowed momentarily by an ankle injury, didn't lose a game Tuesday in her first-round match at the Australian Open.
Top women's seeds all advance in Sydney

Top women's seeds all advance in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Li Na lost just one game Tuesday as the top seeds at the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney advanced to the quarterfinals.
Li continues 2013 win streak

Li continues 2013 win streak

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Li Na, coming off a tournament title two days earlier, took a tough straight-set win Monday at the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney.
Li gains second round in Shenzhen

Li gains second round in Shenzhen

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Li Na rolled into the second round of the Shenzhen Gemdale Open tennis tournament in China Tuesday with a dominant second-set performance.
Bartoli wins easily in China

Bartoli wins easily in China

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Marion Bartoli dropped just one game Monday in a first-round victory over Chan Wing-Yau at the Shenzhen Gemdale Open in China.
Stosur advances, McHale out in Osaka

Stosur advances, McHale out in Osaka

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Samantha Stosur collected a first-round victory but third-seeded Christine McHale was ousted Monday at the HP Japan Women's Open tennis tournament.

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.
Illness forces Bartoli out in China

Illness forces Bartoli out in China

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Marion Bartoli bowed out of her first-round match at the Guangzhou International Women's Open in China due to illness.

Williams sisters advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Venus and Serena Williams advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open with easy victories in Tuesday's opening round.
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