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List of 2013 sports champions

List of 2013 sports champions

Sports champions for 2013
By United Press International
At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
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.
Jankovic back in WTA Top 10; Serena builds huge lead for No. 1

Jankovic back in WTA Top 10; Serena builds huge lead for No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic returns to the Top 10 and No. 1-ranked Serena Williams has a huge lead in Monday's update of the WTA rankings.
Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova returns to the WTA Top 10 this week in the wake of her win at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.
Zhang, Kng back in WTA Top 100

Zhang, Kng back in WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Zhang Shuai and Vania King, the finalists at last week's Guangzhou Open, both re-entered the Top 100 of the WTA rankings Monday.
Lucie Safarova, Bojana Jovanovski gain in WTA rankings

Lucie Safarova, Bojana Jovanovski gain in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Lucie Safarova and Bojana Jovanovski posted WTA tournament wins last week that pushed them up the women's world tennis rankings.
Li, Pennetta move up in rankings after U.S. Open

Li, Pennetta move up in rankings after U.S. Open

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- With the top-ranked U.S. Open finalists creating a rematch from 2012, the moves in the WTA rankings came from semifinalists Li Na and Flavia Pennetta.
Simona Halep reaches career-high 19th in rankings

Simona Halep reaches career-high 19th in rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Simona Halep is second only to Serena Williams in WTA tournament victories this year and has a career-high ranking to show for it.
Williams, Azarenka in line for U.S. Open final rematch

Williams, Azarenka in line for U.S. Open final rematch

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams could face three Top 10 players in her quest for a fourth title in the last six Grand Slam events.
Errani, Wozniacki rise in WTA rankings

Errani, Wozniacki rise in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Sara Errani and Caroline Wozniacki made gains Monday in the final WTA rankings update before the U.S. Open.

Serena Williams marches on at Western & Southern Open

CINCINNATI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams remained dominant Thursday and Caroline Wozniacki staged a comeback in the third round of the Western & Southern Open.
Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli retires from tennis

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli retires from tennis

CINCINNATI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Marion Bartoli, the surprise ladies champion at last month's Wimbledon championships, announced her retirement from tennis Wednesday.
Another step up in the career records for Serena Williams

Another step up in the career records for Serena Williams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Serena Williams already firmly ensconced as the No. 1 player in the world, is looking at more all-time records after she picked up her 54th WTA title.

Williams reaches quarterfinals in Toronto

TORONTO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Serena Williams and Magdalena Rybarikova, who have the best streaks going in women's tennis, set up a quarterfinal meeting Thursday at the Roger Cup.
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.
Azarenka up to No. 2 in WTA rankings

Azarenka up to No. 2 in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka dropped the title match in California but still improves her world ranking, passing Maria Sharapova to the No. 2 spot behind Serena Williams.

Magdalena Rybarikova wins, Sloane Stephens falls at Citi Open

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Defending champion Magdalena Rybarikova posted a win but second-seeded Sloane Stephens took a tumble Monday in the first round of the Citi Open.
Svitolina rising quickly in WTA rankings

Svitolina rising quickly in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- Elina Svitolina jumps 32 spots in the world rankings, which were updated Monday, after collecting her first WTA title.
No. 1 Serena at another milestone -- tie for 5th-most WTA titles

No. 1 Serena at another milestone -- tie for 5th-most WTA titles

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 22 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams has pulled into a tie for fifth-most WTA titles with 53.
Halep reaches best ranking of her career

Halep reaches best ranking of her career

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- Simona Halep, winning her third championship in four tournaments, continues her move up the WTA rankings.
Marion Bartoli up to 7th in women's tennis rankings

Marion Bartoli up to 7th in women's tennis rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 8 (UPI) -- Marion Bartoli matches her previous career high by moving to No. 7 in the women's tennis rankings after winning the Wimbledon title.

BBC presenter apologizes for saying Bartoli's 'not a looker'

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- BBC presenter John Inverdale apologized Sunday for his "ham-fisted" remarks when he said Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli was "not a looker."
Bartoli takes Wimbledon women's title

Bartoli takes Wimbledon women's title

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Marion Bartoli collected her first Grand Slam title with a dominating win over Sabine Lisicki in the women's singles final Saturday at Wimbledon.
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