S. Williams takes Istanbul first-rounder

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 22 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Venus Williams lost just three games Tuesday in cruising through her first-round match at the $200,000 Istanbul Cup tennis tournament. Williams rolled by Tatiana Poutchek 6-1, 6-2, and earned a second-round pairing against Aravane Rezai in t

Hantuchova rallies for Italian Masters win

ROME, May 14 (UPI) -- No. 9-seeded Daniela Hantuchova dropped the first set Monday before posting a first-round win at the $1.34 million Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.

Jankovic advances at Amelia Island

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Serbian Jelena Jankovic was an easy second-round winner Wednesday at the Bausch & Lomb Tennis Championships in Amelia Island, Fla.

Hantuchova opens with win in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova rolled to a straight-set victory Monday in the first round of the $1.34 million Qatar Open.

Santangelo, Mirza win Pattaya openers

BANGKOK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Italian Mara Santangelo and Indian Sania Mirza were among Monday's first-round winners at the Pattaya Women's Open.

Chakvetadze to Hobart semifinals

HOBART, Australia, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Anna Chakvetadze needed three sets Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the Moorilla Hobart international tennis tournament in Australia. Chakvetadze beat the only other seeded player remaining in the field, taking out seventh-seeded Jie Z

Upsets mark first round at Hobart

HOBART, Australia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Flavia Pennetta and Maria Kirilenko, top four seeds, dropped first-round matches Monday in the Moorilla Hobart International tennis tournament in Australia.

Hingis advances at Gold Coast tournament

GOLD COAST, Australia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Martina Hingis and Tathiana Garbin each claimed victories Thursday, pairing them in the semifinals of the Australian Women's Hardcourts tournament.

Safina advances in Australian Hardcourts

GOLD COAST, Australia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina and Ana Ivanovic, the tournament's Nos. 2 and 3 seeds, have earned quarterfinal berths in the Australian Women's Hardcourts tennis tournament.

Hingis rolls in Australian tournament

GOLD COAST, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Martina Hingis lost just one game in cruising to a victory Tuesday in the Australian Women's Hardcourts tennis tournament.

Hingis upset in Korean Open

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- India's Sania Mirza upset top-seeded Martina Hingis in second-round play Thursday at the $145,000 Korea Open women's tennis tournament.

Jankovic cruises in China Open first round

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic lost only one game in collecting a first-round victory Monday in the $600,000 China Open tennis tournament.

Chinese Na Li wins Stockholm opener

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Chinese Na Li defeated Estonian Maret Ani 6-1, 7-5 Monday at the Nordea Nordic Light Open.

Smashnova, Dominguez Lino reach finals

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 29 (UPI) -- Israeli Anna Smashnova and Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino advanced Saturday to the final at the Budapest Grand Prix with straight set semifinal wins.

Smashnova again tops Castano in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 28 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded Anna Smashnova beat top seed Catalina Castano in straight sets in Friday's quarterfinals of the Budapest Grand Prix Tennis Tournament in Hungary.

Castano wins at Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Catalina Castano of Colombia Thursday advanced to the third round of the Budapest Grand Prix in Hungary.

Krajicek leads winners at Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 26 (UPI) -- Michaella Krajicek and Anna Smashnova were second-round winners Wednesday at the Budapest Grand Prix in Hungary.

Castano, Smashnova advance in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Colombian Catalina Castano and defending champ Anna Smashnova were first-round winners Tuesday at Hungary's Budapest Grand Prix.

Arvidsson and Jackson win DFS openers

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 12 (UPI) -- Swede Sofia Arvidsson and American Jamea Jackson were among Monday's opening-round winners at the DFS Classic tennis tournament.

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, 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.

Marquee names prevail at German Open

BERLIN, May 11 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Martina Hingis Thursday were among the third-round winners at the clay-court German Open in Berlin. Mauresmo, who is the top-ranked player on the WTA Tour, beat Anna Chakvetadze of Russia, 6-4, 6-2. Henin-Harden

Henin-Hardenne makes semis at Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 14 (UPI) -- Reigning champion Justine Henin-Hardenne won her quarterfinal match Friday at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C.

Schnyder reaches third round in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 11 (UPI) -- Former finalist Patty Schnyder of Switzerland was a second-round winner Tuesday at the $1.34 million Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C.
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