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Azarenka leads Australian Open seeding

Azarenka leads Australian Open seeding

MELBOURNE, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka was announced as the No. 1 women's seed for the Australian Open, where last year she won her first Grand Slam title.
Li continues 2013 win streak

Li continues 2013 win streak

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Li Na, coming off a tournament title two days earlier, took a tough straight-set win Monday at the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney.

Petrova dispatches Wozniacki for TOC title

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Nadia Petrova breezed past Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets Sunday to win the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions title.

Top two seeds advance to TOC finals

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will meet second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia in the finals of the Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Petrova wins group at WTA's TOC

Petrova wins group at WTA's TOC

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Nadia Petrova claimed a three-set win Friday and completed group play undefeated at the WTA's Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Wozniacki perfect in TOC group play

Wozniacki perfect in TOC group play

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki completed a 3-0 round-robin run Thursday and three other players also advanced to the WTA Tournament of Champions semifinals in Bulgaria.
Wozniacki cruises to win in Sofia

Wozniacki cruises to win in Sofia

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki took a strong lead in her group while Nadia Petrova and Maria Kirilenko also won Wednesday at the WTA Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Wozniacki, Vinci open with wins in Sofia

Wozniacki, Vinci open with wins in Sofia

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci grabbed the early lead in group play with straight-set wins Tuesday at the WTA Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Azarenka remains atop women's tennis

Azarenka remains atop women's tennis

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka has run her stay at the No. 1 spot in the women's world tennis rankings to 32 weeks and could stay in that position for some time.
Petrova takes WTA title in Tokyo

Petrova takes WTA title in Tokyo

TOKYO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Nadia Petrova defeated defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets Saturday in winning the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Radwanska, Petrova to meet in Tokyo final

Radwanska, Petrova to meet in Tokyo final

TOKYO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska rolled back into the finals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo with a lopsided win Friday.
Radwanska escapes upset bug in Tokyo

Radwanska escapes upset bug in Tokyo

TOKYO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska picked up a win Thursday, avoiding the series of upsets during quarterfinals play of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Azarenka heads into third round in Tokyo

Azarenka heads into third round in Tokyo

TOKYO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka won six straight games in one stretch Wednesday in taking a second-round win at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Azarenka posts lopsided win in Tokyo

Azarenka posts lopsided win in Tokyo

TOKYO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka dropped just two games Tuesday in claiming a second-round victory at the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Wozniacki wins in Tokyo on short rest

Wozniacki wins in Tokyo on short rest

TOKYO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Last week's WTA winners Caroline Wozniacki, who won Monday, and Hsieh Su-Wei, who didn't, had tough three-set matches at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Wozniacki among Seoul quarterfinalists

Wozniacki among Seoul quarterfinalists

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Caroline Wozniacki earned a place in the quarterfinals of the Korean Open tennis championship with a straight-set win Thursday.
Kanepi wins but Kirilenko injured in Seoul

Kanepi wins but Kirilenko injured in Seoul

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Kaia Kanepi picked up a second-round win Wednesday but second-seeded Maria Kirilenko left the Korea Open tennis championship with an injury.
Azarenka moves on at U.S. Open

Azarenka moves on at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka needed just 59 minutes Friday to dismiss Zheng Jie and reach the round of 16 at the U.S. Open.

Azarenka, Stosur advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and defending champion Samantha Stosur were among the winners Monday in a rain-filled first day of the 2012 U.S. Open.
Murray defeats Federer for Olympic gold

Murray defeats Federer for Olympic gold

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Britain's Andy Murray touched off a festival at Wimbledon's Centre Court Sunday, winning the Olympic gold medal over the world's No. 1-ranked player.
Bartoli, Chan win marathon matches

Bartoli, Chan win marathon matches

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Marion Bartoli battled Christina McHale for nearly 3 hours Friday before earning a spot in the Mercury Insurance Open semifinals in California.

Top seed to play in Carlsbad quarterfinals

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Marion Bartoli survived a difficult test Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Mercury Insurance Open.
Sharapova advances to fourth round

Sharapova advances to fourth round

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Maria Sharapova and third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska used straight-set wins Friday to gain spots in the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships.
Sharapova, S. Williams head to 3rd round

Sharapova, S. Williams head to 3rd round

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Maria Sharapova finished strong and Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams were impressive throughout in second-round wins Thursday at Wimbledon.
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