V.Williams makes Korea Open semifinals

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Venus Williams said she wasn’t at her best but still won in straight sets Friday in quarterfinal play of the $145,000 Korea Open tennis tournament.

V.Williams goes to Korean Open quarters

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Venus Williams had little trouble Thursday qualifying for the quarterfinals of the $145,000 Korea Open in Seoul.

V.Williams wins in Korea Open first round

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Venus Williams claimed an easy first-round victory Tuesday in the first-round action of the $145,000 Korea Open hard-court tennis tournament.

Three seeds out at Korea Open first round

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Three seeded players, including No. 3 Ai Sugiyama, were upset Monday in first-round play at the $145,000 Korea Open hard-court tennis tournament in Seoul.

Jankovic dominates in China Open victory

BEIJING, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 3 Jelena Jankovic didn't lose a game Thursday in advancing to the quarterfinals of the $600,000 China Open tennis tournament.

Hingis among early winners at China Open

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Martina Hingis and No. 6 Agnes Szavay both collected first-round wins Tuesday in the $600,000 China Open hard-court tennis tournament.

Davenport returns to singles play with win

BALI, Indonesia, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport, in her first singles match in a year, posted a straight-set upset Tuesday in the $225,000 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Indonesia.
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Fedossova takes Bali tennis opener

BALI, Indonesia, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Youlia Fedossova didn't lose a game Monday in rolling to a first-round victory at the $225,000 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Indonesia.

Kuznetsova, Szavay reach Pilot Pen final

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova and qualifier Agnes Szavay Friday advanced to the championship match of the Pilot Pen at New Haven, Conn.

Kuznetsova coasts into semis

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova needed little effort Thursday to reach the semifinals at the Pilot Pen at New Haven, Conn.

Top seeds advance in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Maria Sharapova advanced into the third round of the East West Bank Classic Wednesday when Eleni Daniilidou retired in the second set.

Venus Williams off to fast start

SAN DIEGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Venus Williams crushed Anastassia Rodionova Monday in the first round of the $1.34 million Acura Classic in San Diego.

Top seeds advances in Stanford

STANFORD, Calif., July 26 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Anna Chakvetadze and fourth-seeded Patty Schnyder advanced past the second round Thursday at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif.

Srebotnik, Tu advance at Bank of the West

STANFORD, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Katarina Srebotnik bested Olga Poutchkova in straight sets Monday at the $600,000 Bank of the West Classic.

Ivanovic makes Ordina quarterfinals

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 19 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Ana Ivanovic was a second-round winner Tuesday at the $175,000 Ordina Open grass-court tennis tournament in The Netherlands. Ivanovic, the runner-up at the French Open, was given a second-round match on the quarterfinals of the tournament wh

Jankovic, Sharapova in Birmingham semis

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova and French Open semifinalist Jelena Jankovic were quarterfinal winners Saturday at the DFS Classic in Birmingham, England.

Jankovic moves into Birmingham quarters

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 15 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Jelena Jankovic rallied for a third-round win Friday at the rain-plagued $200,000 DFS Classic grass-court tennis tournament in England.

Rain washes out Birmingham schedule

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 14 (UPI) -- All eight third-round matches at the $200,000 DFS Classic grass-court tournament in Birmingham, England, were postponed Thursday because of rain. Play was pushed back one day but rain is also forecast for Friday.

Hantuchova, Li advance in DFS Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 12 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Daniela Hantuchova and fourth-seeded Na Li each had second-round wins at the grass-court $200,000 DFS Classic tennis tournament in England.

Vakulenko among first-round winners at DFS

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 11 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Julia Vakulenko rolled to a straight-set, first-round win Monday in the $200,000 DFS Classic grass-court tournament in England.

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.

Top seeds cruise in Portugal tennis

ESTORIL, Portugal, May 1 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Francesca Schiavone each had straight-set wins Tuesday in first-round play of the $145,000 Estoril Open in Portugal.

Dulko sole seed in Budapest semifinals

BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 27 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Gisela Dulko won Friday, becoming the only seeded player to advance to the semifinals of the $145,000 Budapest Grand Prix tennis tournament.

Defending champ loses at Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 27 (UPI) -- Second-seed and former champion Martina Muller of Germany was among Thursday's second-round losers at the Budapest Grand Prix.

Garbin withdraws from Budapest tournament

BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 25 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Tathiana Garbin won her match Wednesday but then withdrew from the Budapest Grand Prix because of a hamstring problem.
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