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Suarez Navarro, Niculescu among early Brasil Tennis Cup winners

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro cruised in a first-round match and defending champ Monica Niculescu also advanced Monday at the Brasil Tennis Cup.

Klara Zakopalova advances, Francesca Schiavone upset in Rio

RIO DE JANERIO, Brazil, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Klara Zakopalova advanced but second-seeded Francesca Schiavone tumbled Tuesday in first-round play at the inaugural Rio Open.
Zakopalova, Pavlyuchenkova win in WTA stop in Paris

Zakopalova, Pavlyuchenkova win in WTA stop in Paris

PARIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Klara Zakopalova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova posted wins Monday in opening-day play at the GDF Suez Open tennis tournament in Paris.
Cibulkova, Li set for women's Australian Open final

Cibulkova, Li set for women's Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Dominika Cibulkova goes for a pair of firsts Saturday when she plays Li Na for the 2014 Australian Open women's singles title.
Sharapova posts straight-set win in Brisbane

Sharapova posts straight-set win in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova, returning after a layoff due to injury, dropped only three games in a first-round win Monday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Safarova advances at Luxembourg in straight sets

Safarova advances at Luxembourg in straight sets

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova was among four straight-set winners in first-round play Monday at the Luxembourg Open WTA tennis tournament.
Stosur claims WTA win in Japan

Stosur claims WTA win in Japan

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Samantha Stosur defeated Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in Sunday's final at the WTA's HP Japan Women's Open Tennis tournament.
Kerber overcomes slow start for WTA win at Linz

Kerber overcomes slow start for WTA win at Linz

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Top-seed Angelique Kerber rebounded from a first-set shutout in claiming a first-round win Wednesday at the Generali Ladies Linz WTA tournament in Austria.
Voegele opens Ladies Linz tournament with three-set win

Voegele opens Ladies Linz tournament with three-set win

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Stefanie Voegele had a near-perfect third set Monday in gaining a spot in the second round of the Generali Ladies Linz WTA tennis tournament in Austria.
Li claims easy second-round China Open win

Li claims easy second-round China Open win

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Local favorite Li Na dropped just one game Tuesday in posting a second-round win at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.

Italians Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci record first-round China Open wins

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci each recorded a first-round victory Saturday to help kick off the China Open in Beijing.
Radwanska, Pavlyuchenkova to play for Korea Open title

Radwanska, Pavlyuchenkova to play for Korea Open title

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- World No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska and third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova earned wins Saturday that put them in the final of the KDB Korea Open in Seoul.
Radwanska breezes into Korea Open semifinals

Radwanska breezes into Korea Open semifinals

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- World No 4-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska dropped just two games Friday in advancing to the semifinals of the KDB Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul.
Date-Krumm posts KDB Korea Open upset win

Date-Krumm posts KDB Korea Open upset win

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Kimiko Date-Krumm, whose first WTA match came in 1989, ousted second-seeded Maria Kirilenko in a second-round match of the KDB Korea Open in Seoul.
Pavlyuchenkova escapes upset, wins at KDB Korea Open

Pavlyuchenkova escapes upset, wins at KDB Korea Open

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova escaped the string of upsets Wednesday with a second-round victory at the KDB Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul.
Radwanska, Kirilenko among Korea Open winners

Radwanska, Kirilenko among Korea Open winners

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Top seeds Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Kirilenko both won in straight sets Tuesday during the first round of the KDB Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul.
Serena Williams rained out at U.S. Open, sister Venus eliminated

Serena Williams rained out at U.S. Open, sister Venus eliminated

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top seed Serena Williams was forced to wait a day to play her second-round match at the U.S. Open Wednesday while her sister was eliminated from the tournament.
Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded four-time champion Serena Williams and elder sister Venus, a two-time winner herself, each recorded a first-round win Monday at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams tops field at U.S. Open

Serena Williams tops field at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Serena Williams opens the defense of her U.S. Open singles title with a match against Francesca Schiavone, a player she hasn't lost to since 2009.
Serena Williams reaches third round at Rogers Cup

Serena Williams reaches third round at Rogers Cup

TORONTO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Serena Williams coasted to a win in her first appearance of the tournament Wednesday and Magdalena Rybarikova won her seventh straight match at the Rogers Cup.

No. 1 seed Azarenka advances in California

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka rolled to an easy win over Francesca Schiavone Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Southern California Open.
Stosur wins in Southern California Open first round

Stosur wins in Southern California Open first round

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Samantha Stosur used a strong second set Monday to advance out of the first round of the Southern California Open tennis tournament.

Radwanska breezes into quarterfinals

STANFORD, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Agnieszka Radwanska breezed into the quarterfinals Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Francesca Schiavone at the Bank of the West Classic.

Sorana Cirstea, Madison Keys take early victories at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif., July 23 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea and American teenager Madison Keys each posted an opening-round victory Monday at the Bank of the West Classic.
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.
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