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Sharapova, Azarenka advance to French Open fourth round

Sharapova, Azarenka advance to French Open fourth round

PARIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, despite slips in their games, won matches Saturday that put them in the fourth round of the French Open.

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Petkovic, Pennetta score Sony Open wins

MIAMI, March 19 (UPI) -- Germany's Andrea Petkovic and Flavia Pennetta of Italy logged victories Tuesday on the opening day of the Sony Open in Miami.

Azarenka, Stosur through to U.S. quarters

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and defending champion Samantha Stosur won in straight sets Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open.

Bartoli advances at Bank of West Classic

STANFORD, Calif., July 15 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli defeated qualifier Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-3 Monday at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, Calif.

Razzano of France upset at Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France, May 20 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Virginie Razzano of France was upset by Taipei's Yung-Jan Chan 6-1, 6-0 Tuesday at the Strasbourg International tennis tournament.

Sharapova and Davenport win in Amelia

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- Top seed Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round Tuesday at the Bausch & Lomb Championships and three-time champion Lindsay Davenport also won.
Chakvetadze, Szavay reach final in Paris

Chakvetadze, Szavay reach final in Paris

PARIS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Russian Anna Chakvetadze and seventh-seeded Hungarian Agnes Szavay won semifinal matches Saturday to advance to the final of the Open Gaz de France.

Ivanovic, Hantuchova win at Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova will meet Sunday for the title of the Fortis Championships at Luxembourg.

Sharapova, Serena fall at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, July 4 (UPI) -- Venus Williams beat Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-3, while Justin Henin eliminated Serena Williams, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, at Wimbledon Wednesday.

Garrigues beats Mauresmo at Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France, May 26 (UPI) -- Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues prepared for the French Open Saturday with a win over France's Amelie Mauresmo in the final at the Strasbourg International.

Dechy out at Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 10 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka, a 17-year-old from Belarus, beat No. 5 seed Nathalie Dechy of France 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 Thursday in the second round of the Prague Open.

Bartoli victorious; Dulko upset in Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli was a first-round winner but second-seeded Argentine Gisela Dulko was upset Tuesday at the Prague Open tennis.

Kuznetsova advances in Pacific Life Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Elena Likhovtseva 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) Monday at the $2.1 million Pacific Life Open in a third-round matchup of Russians.

Zvonareva, Jankovic in ASB Classic final

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Vera Zvonareva, the tournament runner-up last year, on Friday earned return trip to the finals of the ASB Classic in New Zealand.

Jankovic wins at New Zealand's ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic posted a straight-set victory Wednesday to move into the quarterfinals of the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.

Kuznetsova beats Davenport to reach final

BALI, Indonesia, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the Wismilak International tennis final Saturday with a victory over third-seeded American Lindsay Davenport.

Mauresmo, Sharapova advance at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Top seed Amelie Mauresmo and third-seeded Maria Sharapova advanced in third-round play Sunday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Safina, Shaughnessy win Amelia openers

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., April 3 (UPI) -- Russian Dinara Safina and veteran American Meghann Shaughnessy were among Monday's opening-round winners at the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Top-seeded Farina Elia upset in Slovenia

PORTOROZ, Slovenia, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The inaugural Slovenia Open lost its top seed Tuesday when German Vanessa Henke upset Silvia Farina Elia 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4.

Dementieva rolls in JPMorgan Chase Open

CARSON, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva posted a second-round victory Wednesday at the $585,000 JPMorgan Chase Open in California.

Russian Myskina withdraws in Linz

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Russian Anastasia Myskina decided Monday to pull out of the $585,000 Generali Ladies Linz because of the flu.

Bartoli, Weingartner win in first round

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli and German Marlene Weingartner recorded first-round wins Monday at the inaugural Western & Southern Women's Open.

Davenport remains unbeaten on clay

STRASBOURG, France, May 19 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport remained unbeaten on clay this season with a victory Wednesday in the second round of the Strasbourg International.

Davenport to play Bartoli at Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France, May 17 (UPI) -- American Lindsay Davenport will face Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli in the second round of the Strasbourg International.
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