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Cornet upsets Serena Williams in Dubai semifinals

Cornet upsets Serena Williams in Dubai semifinals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Alize Cornet beat world No. 1 Serena Williams for the first time Friday and denied an all-Williams final at the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with wins Thursday.
Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Qualifier Flavia Pennetta won eight consecutive games Wednesday in beating No. 2-seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Cetkovska upsets No. 1-seed Li Na in Qatar

Cetkovska upsets No. 1-seed Li Na in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Petra Cetkovska outlasted top-seeded Li Na for a marathon three-set victory Thursday in a second-round match of the Qatar Total Open.
Li, six other top seeds advance at Qatar Open

Li, six other top seeds advance at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Li Na led a parade of WTA Top 10 players into the third round of the Qatar Total Open 2014 with a three-set win Wednesday.
Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Li Na returned to the world No. 3 ranking Monday after winning the Australian Open and quarterfinalist Simona Halep made the Top 10 for the first time.
Muguruza continues surprising run at Australian Open

Muguruza continues surprising run at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova both won third-round matches Saturday and Garbine Muguruza continued her strong play at the Australian Open.
Sharapova wins 10-8 in third set at Australian Open

Sharapova wins 10-8 in third set at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Maria Sharapova played for nearly 3 1/2 hours in the hottest part of the day Thursday before claiming a second-round win at the Australian Open.
Azarenka, Sharapova move to second round in Australia

Azarenka, Sharapova move to second round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka overcame a slow start but won her first-round match in straight sets Tuesday at the Australian Open.
WTA titles boost Pironkova, Muguruza in rankings

WTA titles boost Pironkova, Muguruza in rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Tsvetana Pironkova and Garbine Muguruza made solid gains this week in the women's world tennis rankings after picking up their first WTA titles.
Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Three Top 5 players are potentially ahead for Victoria Azarenka in her quest for a third consecutive Australian Open title.
Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were named the No. 1 seeds Thursday for the first major tennis championship of the year -- the Australian Open.
Mattek-Sands pulls off major Sydney upset

Mattek-Sands pulls off major Sydney upset

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Bethanie Mattek-Sands ousted top-seeded and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets Tuesday at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova lost in the semifinals and Li Na won a tournament but Sharapova still moves ahead of Li in the WTA rankings, which were updated Monday.
Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova ousted fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic during Monday's first-round play at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announce engagement

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announce engagement

SYDNEY, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki said she happily accepted golfer Rory McIlroy's New Year's Eve marriage proposal.
Lisicki opens 2014 WTA season with straight-set win

Lisicki opens 2014 WTA season with straight-set win

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Sabine Lisicki posted a straight-set win as the 2014 WTA season kicked off Sunday at the Brisbane International.

WTA 2014: All chasing Serena Williams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- WTA players to watch in 2014 include Li Na, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep but they're all chasing Serena Williams.
Luksika Kumkhum reaches WTA Top 100

Luksika Kumkhum reaches WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Luksika Kumkhum cracked the WTA Top 100 after collecting her 10th ITF title.
Maria Sharapova hires new coach for comeback

Maria Sharapova hires new coach for comeback

MOSCOW, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova decided on a new coach this week, naming Sven Groeneveld to replace Jimmy Connors.
Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Serena Williams' run atop the WTA rankings is likely to last quite a while yet, a situation that will put her in even more historic company.
Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Alison Van Uytvanck won the last WTA tournament of the year for her first tour title and reached the Top 100 in the rankings.
Halep reaches 11th in WTA rankings after sixth win of 2013

Halep reaches 11th in WTA rankings after sixth win of 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Simona Halep, who hadn't won a WTA title until June, now has six championships this year and is close to joining the women's tennis Top 10.
Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Li Na's run at the WTA Championships boosts her to No. 3 in the women's world rankings but it's Serena Williams who sets the pace in women's tennis.
Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki won a WTA tournament last week but nonetheless saw her ranking drop Monday to No. 10 in the world.
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