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Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Three Top 5 players are potentially ahead for Victoria Azarenka in her quest for a third consecutive Australian Open title.
Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were named the No. 1 seeds Thursday for the first major tennis championship of the year -- the Australian Open.
Mattek-Sands pulls off major Sydney upset

Mattek-Sands pulls off major Sydney upset

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Bethanie Mattek-Sands ousted top-seeded and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets Tuesday at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova lost in the semifinals and Li Na won a tournament but Sharapova still moves ahead of Li in the WTA rankings, which were updated Monday.
Serena Williams tops Azarenka in Brisbane final

Serena Williams tops Azarenka in Brisbane final

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams defended her Brisbane International championship with a 6-4, 7-5 win Saturday over second-ranked Victoria Azarenka.
Serena Williams, Azarenka to meet in Brisbane final

Serena Williams, Azarenka to meet in Brisbane final

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Serena Williams will take on Victoria Azarenka in a 1-2 rankings matchup in the final of the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Serena Williams to meet Sharapova in Brisbane semis

Serena Williams to meet Sharapova in Brisbane semis

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova won quarterfinal matches at the Brisbane International Thursday to set up the first blockbuster tennis match of 2014.
Serena Williams advances in straight sets at Brisbane

Serena Williams advances in straight sets at Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams opened her new season with a straight-set win Tuesday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Lisicki opens 2014 WTA season with straight-set win

Lisicki opens 2014 WTA season with straight-set win

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Sabine Lisicki posted a straight-set win as the 2014 WTA season kicked off Sunday at the Brisbane International.

WTA 2014: All chasing Serena Williams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- WTA players to watch in 2014 include Li Na, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep but they're all chasing Serena Williams.
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
Serena Williams, Djokovic take ITF year-end honors

Serena Williams, Djokovic take ITF year-end honors

LONDON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- No. 2-ranked men's player Novak Djokovic and No. 1 women's player Serena Williams were selected the ITF world champions for 2013.
Luksika Kumkhum reaches WTA Top 100

Luksika Kumkhum reaches WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Luksika Kumkhum cracked the WTA Top 100 after collecting her 10th ITF title.
Serena Williams voted WTA Player of the Year

Serena Williams voted WTA Player of the Year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- World No. 1-ranked Serena Williams was voted the WTA Player of the Year, repeating the honor for a second consecutive year and fifth time overall.
Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Serena Williams' run atop the WTA rankings is likely to last quite a while yet, a situation that will put her in even more historic company.
Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Alison Van Uytvanck won the last WTA tournament of the year for her first tour title and reached the Top 100 in the rankings.
Halep reaches 11th in WTA rankings after sixth win of 2013

Halep reaches 11th in WTA rankings after sixth win of 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Simona Halep, who hadn't won a WTA title until June, now has six championships this year and is close to joining the women's tennis Top 10.
Halep improves to 2-0 in WTA's ToC group play

Halep improves to 2-0 in WTA's ToC group play

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Simona Halep improved to 2-0 in group play with a straight-set win in the WTA's Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Halep opens WTA Tournament of Champions with win

Halep opens WTA Tournament of Champions with win

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Simona Halep was among the winners Tuesday at the start of the WTA Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Li Na's run at the WTA Championships boosts her to No. 3 in the women's world rankings but it's Serena Williams who sets the pace in women's tennis.

Serena Williams rallies past Li Na for WTA Championships victory

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Serena Williams overcame a slow start Sunday, rallying past Li Na to win the WTA Championships and wrap up one of the best seasons of her career.
Serena Williams ousts Jankovic in WTA Championships semifinals

Serena Williams ousts Jankovic in WTA Championships semifinals

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Serena Williams of the United States topped seventh-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic Saturday to reach the finals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Li unbeaten in group play at WTA Championships

Li unbeaten in group play at WTA Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Li Na completed a round-robin sweep Friday while Petra Kvitova and Jelena Jankovic also earned spots in the semifinals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Serena completes 3-0 run through Championships group play

Serena completes 3-0 run through Championships group play

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams completed her sweep through group play of the WTA Championships with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Petra Kvitova.
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