Women’s Tennis Championship in Dubai
Sara Errani from Italy returns the ball to opponent Serena Williams from United States, on the third day of the Dubai Tennis Championships, February 17, 2009. Williams won the match 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)
World No. 1 Serena Williams increases her lead this week in the women's world tennis rankings and Sara Errani sets a personal best by moving to fifth.
Serena Williams of the United States cruised into the Italian Open finals Saturday by dispatching Simona Halep of Romania 6-3, 6-0.
No. 1-ranked Serena Williams won her last eight games Friday in advancing to the semifinals of the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
Top seeds Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova lost just four games between them Thursday in gaining spots in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open in Rome.
Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova posted a solid straight-set win Wednesday at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
Sara Errani matches her career-high ranking with a move to sixth and Caroline Wozniacki also is up a spot in Monday's update of the women's tennis rankings.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, the world's top two ranked players, posted straight-set wins Saturday and will meet in the finals of the Mutua Madrid Open.
World No. 1 Serena Williams needed to rally Friday to claim a quarterfinal win at the Mutua Madrid Open.
World No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams dropped just two points on serve Thursday in grabbing a berth in the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open.
Laura Robson posted a second-round upset of world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska in Monday's play at the Mutua Madrid Open.