Clijsters nears No. 1 ranking

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Kim Clijsters crushed French lefthander Emilie Loit Wednesday, 6-1, 6-1, in the second round of the JP Morgan Chase Open.

Sharapova, Likhovtseva win openers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Russian teenager Maria Sharapova beat Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik, 6-3, 6-1, Monday to advance at the JP Morgan Chase Open.

Sharapova defeats Dokic

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova defeated 11th seed Jelena Dokic Saturday in a 6-4, 6-4 win, continuing her Wimbledon streak.

Maleeva reaches final at DFS Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 14 (UPI) -- Magdalena Maleeva fought back from the brink of defeat Saturday to reach the final of the grasscourt DFS Classic.

Raymond reaches DFS Classic third round

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 10 (UPI) -- Former champion Lisa Raymond reached the third round of the DFS Classic Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Russian Anastassia Rodionova.

French Open begins Monday

PARIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Serena Williams opens defense of her French Open crown Monday as she attempts to continue her domination of Grand Slam events.

Australian Open Women's Draw

MELBOURNE, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The women's draw for the 2003 Australian Open:

Australian Open Women's Draw

MELBOURNE, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The women's draw for the 2003 Australian Open:

Hewitt advances in Japan

TOKYO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Top seed Lewitt Hewitt avoided the upset bug Wednesday at the rain-delayed Japan Open as three other seeds from the top 10 fell out of the tournament.

Hewitt wins first Wimbledon title

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- Lleyton Hewitt, etching his name alongside the great Australian champions of the past with his first Wimbledon crown, routed No. 28 David Nalbandian of Argentin

Seles reaches third round

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Seeded Americans Monica Seles and Meghann Shaughnessy rolled into the third round Thursday at the Pacific Life Open.

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Williams says he's headed for Miami

Kournikova ousted in first round

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Anna Kournikova was eliminated in the first round of the $5.05 million Pacific Life Open Wednesday, falling to Lilia Osterloh, 6-1, 6-4.
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