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Mirza in second round at rainy Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 13 (UPI) -- Seeded Indian Sania Mirza was one of only four winners Tuesday at the rain-plagued DFS Classic tennis tournament.

High women's seeds advance in Paris

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams all won third-round matches Friday at the French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris.

Defending champ advances at Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France, May 25 (UPI) -- Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic and Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain Thursday advanced at the Strasbourg International Tennis Tournament in France.

Top-seed Schnyder loses at Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France, May 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland Wednesday was among the losers in the second round of the Strasbourg International Tennis Tournament in France. Schnyder was beaten by unseeded Martina Muller of Germany, 6-4, 6-3. Also losing were third-seeded Nat

Dechy, Medina Garrigues win openers

STRASBOURG, France, May 23 (UPI) -- Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy and defending champion Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain were among Tuesday's opening-round winners at the Strasbourg International.

Williams, Hingis set for Rome semis

ROME, May 19 (UPI) -- Venus Williams and Martina Hingis Friday advanced to the semifinals at the women's Italian Masters Tennis Tournament in Rome.

Clijsters beaten in Rome

ROME, May 18 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina Thursday stunned top seed Kim Clijsters, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), in the third round of the women's Italian Masters Tennis Tournament in Rome.

Venus Williams, Hingis win Rome openers

ROME, May 15 (UPI) -- Five-time Grand Slam champions and former world No. 1s Venus Williams and Martina Hingis won Monday at the $1.34 million Internazionali d'Italia.

Martina Hingis wins opener in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland, May 1 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Martina Hingis of Switzerland was among Monday's opening-round winners at the $600,000 women's J&S Cup in Warsaw, Poland.

Hingis a winner in Doha women's opener

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Swiss Martina Hingis was a first-round winner Monday at the $600,000 Qatar Total Open.

Myskina, Hantuchova win Dubai openers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Russian Anastasia Myskina and Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova led Monday's first-round winners at the $1 million Dubai Duty Free Women's Open.

Vaidisova, Hantuchova win openers in Tokyo

TOKYO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic and Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia posted opening-round wins Tuesday at the $1.34 million Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Davenport advances to third round

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- World No. 1 American Lindsay Davenport posted a straight-set victory in Wednesday's third-round action at the 2006 Australian Open.

Schnyder wins, Molik retires in Zurich

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Swiss favorite Patty Schnyder was among Tuesday's winners but defending champion Alicia Molik of Australia retired at the $1.3 million Zurich Open.

Jankovic knocked off in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Russian Anna Chakvetadze defeated Serbian Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in Monday's opening-round action at the $600,000 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament.

Henin-Hardenne, Petrova in German final

BARLIN, Germany, May 7 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium will play Nadia Petrova of Russia in Sunday's final of the German Open.

Davenport posts first win this year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 5 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Lindsay Davenport of the United States defeated Serbian Jelena Jankovic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Saturday to win the $1 million Dubai Open.

Serena suffers first loss of 2005

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 4 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport reached the finals of the Dubai Open Friday while Serena Williams retired with a sore shoulder.

U.S. Open champ ousted in second round

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 1 (UPI) -- Reigning U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was ousted Tuesday in the second round of the $1 million Dubai Open.

Venus Williams advances in Advanta

VILLANOVA, Pa., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Venus Williams beat fellow American Lisa Raymond, 6-2, 6-1, Tuesday at the Advanta Championships.

Former No. 1 Mauresmo in Linz final

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- France's Amelie Mauresmo defeated Serbian Jelena Jankovic in Saturday's semifinals at the Generali Ladies Linz.

Mauresmo reaches semifinals

FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- New world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo led the top four seeds into the semifinals Friday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

Serena, 3 Russians reach Beijing semis

BEIJING, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Serena Williams of the United States and three Russians advanced Friday to the semifinals of the China Open tennis tournament.

Kuznetsova advances in Beijing tennis

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova survived a tough battle Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open.

Serena moves into China Open quarterfinals

BEIJING, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Serena Williams of the United States rallied in the final set Wednesday to beat Dinara Safina and reach the quarterfinals of the China Open.
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