Serena Williams puts her No. 1 ranking and Mutua Madrid Open title on the line this week.
Maria Sharapova collected her 29th WTA title with a win in Germany that allowed her to keep close to No. 1 Serena Williams in the women's tennis rankings.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova repeated as titlist at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Sunday, rolling past Li Na in straight sets.
Top-seeded Maria Sharapova outdueled Angelique Kerber Saturday to reach the finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany.
No. 1-seed Maria Sharapova was again pushed to a third set Friday before winning a berth in the semifinals at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany.
Maria Sharapova and Li Na, the event's top two seeds, reached the quarterfinals Thursday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
The prize purse at this year's Wimbledon Championships will total $34.4 million, an increase of about 40 percent over 2012, tournament officials said Tuesday.
Serena Williams remains ranked No. 1 in women's tennis but a strong field at this week's WTA tournament in Germany looks to shake up the Top 10.
UPI Almanac for Friday, April 19, 2013.
Roberta Vinci last week improved to 8-1 in WTA tournament finals and reached a career milestone in the process.