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Donna Vekic, Daniela Hantuchova to vie for Birmingham title

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 15 (UPI) -- Croatian teenager Donna Vekic will face Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova to vie for the title of the Aegon Classic after each won a semifinal Saturday.
Hantuchova wins long quarterfinal in Aegon Classic

Hantuchova wins long quarterfinal in Aegon Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 14 (UPI) -- Daniela Hantuchova beat Francesca Schiavone in a 3 1/2-hour battle Friday and earned a spot in the semifinals of the Aegon Classic tennis tournament.

Keys advances on upset at Aegon Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 13 (UPI) -- Madison Keys recorded a straight-set set Thursday and the right to meet No. 16-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova in the quarterfinals of the Aegon Classic in England.
Flipkens rallies for three-set win in Birmingham

Flipkens rallies for three-set win in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 12 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Kirsten Flipkens rallied for a three-set victory Wednesday in second-round play of the Aegon Classic tennis tournament in England.

U.S. qualifier Alison Riske upends Tamira Paszek in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 11 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Tamira Paszek of Austria fell in a second-round upset to young American qualifier Alison Riske Tuesday at the grass-court Aegon Classic.
Stosur wins first-rounder at rainy French Open

Stosur wins first-rounder at rainy French Open

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Samantha Stosur rolled to a first-round victory Tuesday at the French Open, where rain was affecting the schedule.
Top seeds ousted at WTA's Strasbourg International

Top seeds ousted at WTA's Strasbourg International

STRASBOURG, France, May 21 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Tamira Paszek were ousted in Tuesday's first-round play at the Strasbourg International tennis tournament in France.
Williams, behind serve, extends Madrid winning streak

Williams, behind serve, extends Madrid winning streak

MADRID, May 9 (UPI) -- World No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams dropped just two points on serve Thursday in grabbing a berth in the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open.
Makarova beats Azarenka at Madrid Open

Makarova beats Azarenka at Madrid Open

MADRID, May 8 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova stunned world No. 3 Victoria Azarenka in three sets Wednesday in a second-round match at the Mutua Madrid Open.

Sara Errani kicks off Madrid Open with win over Urszula Radwanska

MADRID, May 4 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Sara Errani of Italy kicked off the Madrid Open Saturday with a straight-set victory over Poland's Urszula Radwanska.

Cornet, Scheepers win second-round matches in Morocco

MARRAKECH, Morocco, April 24 (UPI) -- Alize Cornet rallied for a second-round win Wednesday at the Morocco Grand Prix WTA tennis tournament.

Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina complete Russia Fed Cup rally

MOSCOW, April 21 (UPI) -- The Russian doubles team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina bested their Slovakian opponents Sunday, completing an improbable Fed Cup semifinal rally.

Slovak Republic opens Fed Cup with 2-0 lead over Russia

MOSCOW, April 20 (UPI) -- The Slovak Republic notched two singles victories Saturday in the opening matches of their Fed Cup semifinals series against Russia.
Cibulkova, Hantuchova anchor Slovaks in Fed Cup

Cibulkova, Hantuchova anchor Slovaks in Fed Cup

MOSCOW, April 19 (UPI) -- Fed Cup veterans Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova will have the singles assignments for the Slovak Republic a semifinal series against Russia.

Kuznetsova takes first-round Miami win

MIAMI, March 20 (UPI) -- Former Miami champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia moved on to the second round Wednesday with a straight-set victory at the Sony Open.

Azarenka, Kerber move on at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 10 (UPI) -- Defending champ Victoria Azarenka breezed in a second-round match and No. 4 Angelique Kerber also advanced Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open.

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Azarenka withdraws from Dubai championship

Azarenka withdraws from Dubai championship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- World No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka on Tuesday withdrew from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships due to injury.

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Serena Williams nears return to No. 1

Serena Williams nears return to No. 1

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka didn't lose a game Thursday at the Qatar Total Open but Serena Williams pulled within one win of taking the rankings' top spot.
Azarenka among 2nd-round winners in Doha

Azarenka among 2nd-round winners in Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and No. 4-seed Agnieszka Radwanska had clear wins Wednesday in second-round matches of the WTA's Qatar Total Open.

Cepelova, Hantuchova wins boost Slovakia

NIS, Serbia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jana Cepelova and Daniela Hantuchova each logged a reverse singles victory Sunday, boosting Slovakia over Serbia and into the Fed Cup semifinals.

Serbia and Slovak Republic tied at Fed Cup

NIS, Serbia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Daniela Hantuchova of Serbia beat Bojana Jovanovski in Saturday's second singles match to even the Fed Cup series against the Slovak Republic 1-1.
Rookie in key Fed Cup spot for Serbia

Rookie in key Fed Cup spot for Serbia

NIS, Serbia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- With top Serb players out, Fed Cup rookie Vesna Dolonc is being called on to play three matches for Serbia in a series versus the Slovak Republic.

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