Federer over Roddick in Australian preview

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, the decided favorite to win the Australian Open, defeated Andy Roddick in the finals of an exhibition tournament Saturday.

Venus, Roddick win Olympic openers

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Americans Andy Roddick and Venus Williams posted opening-round Olympic victories Sunday in the Games' first two Center Court matches.

Favorites have easy time in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Defending champion Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi and Silvia Farina Elia advanced Wednesday at the Nordic Light Open Wednesday.

Farina Elia, Molik advance in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Italian Silvia Farina Elia and third-seeded Aussie Alicia Molik won Tuesday in the opening-round of the Nordea Nordic Light Open.

Koukalova, Pennetta win Palermo openers

PALERMO, Italy, July 20 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Czech Klara Koukalova and fifth-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta were winners Tuesday in opening-round play at the Palermo International.

Hrbaty, Kostanic out of Ordina Open tennis

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 14 (UPI) -- Michaella Krajicek, sister of former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, fainted Monday and had to retire from her match at the Ordina Open.

Top four seeds in action advance in Vienna

VIENNA, May 18 (UPI) -- The top four seeds in action Tuesday at the Wien Energie Grand Prix advanced, led by No. 4 Maria Vento-Kabchi of Venezuela.

Medina Garrigues advances at Bogota tennis

BOGOTA, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Anabel Medina Garrigues was the only seed to advance Tuesday at the Copa Colsanitas Seguros Bolivar tennis tournament.

Top three seeds out at Moorilla tourney

HOBART, Australia, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Top seed Eleni Daniilidou retired Monday during her first-round match at the Moorilla International tennis tournament in Hobart, Australia.

Roddick wins late-night match at Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick sweated out a match that lasted past midnight Friday night and on his 21st birthday reached the third round of the U.S. Open.

Pistolesi earns quarterfinal berth

HELSINKI, Finland, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Second seed Anna Pistolesi of Israel earned a quarterfinal berth in the Nordic Light Open Thursday with a win over Myriam Casanova of Switzerland.

Talaja upsets Schnyder in Helsinki

HELSINKI, Finland, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Croatia's Silvija Talaja beat Switzerland's Patty Schnyder on Tuesday at the Nordea Nordic Light Open.

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:

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Top seed Mikaelian wins

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, June 10 (UPI) -- Top seed Marie-Gaianel Mikaelian of Switzerland bounced back from a first-set tiebreaker loss and beat Melinda Czink of Hungary in the first round of the Tashke
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