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Three upsets in Paris quarterfinals

Three upsets in Paris quarterfinals

PARIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Sara Errani won but upsets knocked three other high seeds out Friday in quarterfinal play of the 21e Open GDF Suez tennis tournament in Paris.
Bertens, Suarez Navarro post Paris upsets

Bertens, Suarez Navarro post Paris upsets

PARIS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Kiki Bertens and Carla Suarez Navarro advanced on upset wins Thursday in second-round play of the 21e Open GDF Suez tennis tournament in Paris.

Barthel advances on Paris upset

PARIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Mona Barthel pulled off a three-set upset Wednesday in second-round play at the 21e Open GDF Suez WTA tennis tournament in Paris.
Azarenka No. 1 but S. Williams close 2nd

Azarenka No. 1 but S. Williams close 2nd

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka holds onto the world No. 1 ranking but Serena Williams has moved into a close second in WTA rankings updated Monday.
Azarenka, S. Williams advance easily

Azarenka, S. Williams advance easily

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and third-ranked Serena Williams dropped just three games between them Thursday in second-round wins at the Australian Open.

Serena Williams wins despite ankle injury

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams, slowed momentarily by an ankle injury, didn't lose a game Tuesday in her first-round match at the Australian Open.
Vesnina jumps in WTA rankings

Vesnina jumps in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska kept her 2013 record perfect and Elena Vesnina won her first WTA title just ahead of the year's first major tennis tournament.

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Azarenka, Williams in possible semi match

Azarenka, Williams in possible semi match

MELBOURNE, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka's road to repeating as Australian Open champion could include a semifinal match against third-ranked Serena Williams.

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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 moves to sixth in WTA rankings

Li moves to sixth in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Top-10 players Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska and Li Na all picked up tournament titles last week but only Li improved her WTA ranking.
Wozniacki wins Sydney opener

Wozniacki wins Sydney opener

SYDNEY, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- No. 7-seeded Caroline Wozniacki advanced but fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova was ousted Sunday at the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney.

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Serena Williams wins again at Brisbane

Serena Williams wins again at Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Serena Williams had another solid victory Tuesday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament but world No. 2 Maria Sharapova withdrew from the event.
Azarenka starts 2013 at No. 1

Azarenka starts 2013 at No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Defending Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka opens the WTA 2013 schedule with the world No. 1 ranking but Serena Williams is moving up quickly.

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S. Williams opens new season with victory

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Serena Williams showed few signs of rust after toe surgery, cruising to a first-round win in the season-opening Brisbane International in Australia Sunday.
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams finish strong, top 2012 tennis

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams finish strong, top 2012 tennis

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka capped years in which each won six tournaments, including a Grand Slam event, with world No. 1 tennis rankings.
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Azarenka, S. Williams post Istanbul wins

Azarenka, S. Williams post Istanbul wins

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and American star Serena Williams will face off after each won a match in round robin play Wednesday at the WTA Championships.
Sharapova among first-day WTA winners

Sharapova among first-day WTA winners

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska all had straight-set wins Tuesday in opening-day play of the WTA Championships in Turkey.

Short turnaround no problem for Kvitova

CINCINNATI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova, who won a rain-delayed Rogers Cup title only two days ago, returned to action Wednesday at the Western & Southern Open with another victory.
Federer wins, Venus loses at Olympics

Federer wins, Venus loses at Olympics

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Top seeds Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka reached the quarterfinals of the Olympic tennis tournament Wednesday while Venus Williams was eliminated.

Serena, Kvitova win, Sharapova out

Serena, Kvitova win, Sharapova out

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) -- Four-time winner Serena Williams and defending champion Petra Kvitova advanced Monday at Wimbledon but world No. 1 Maria Sharapova was eliminated.
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