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Dominika Cibulkova lives up to top seed with Mexican Open win

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova led a parade of seeded players that advanced to the second round of the Mexican Open Tuesday.
Friedsam takes upset win at Shenzhen Open

Friedsam takes upset win at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam defeated No. 4-seeded Bojana Jovanovski in Monday's first-round play of the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in China.

Zhang Shuai continues WTA winning streak

NINGBO, China, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Zhang Shuai continued her recent strong play with a 6-1, 6-1 upset Tuesday of second-seeded Zheng Jie at the WTA's 125K series tournament in China.

Jovanovski opens WTA 125 series tournament with win

NINGBO, China, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Bojana Jovanovski opened the WTA's 125 Series tournament in Ningbo, China, with a straight-set win Sunday.
Jovanovski claims first-round upset at Guangzhou

Jovanovski claims first-round upset at Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Bojana Jovanovski, coming off a tournament win, opened her draw at the Guangzhou Open in China with an upset Tuesday of No. 1-seed Sorana Cirstea.
Another step up in the career records for Serena Williams

Another step up in the career records for Serena Williams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Serena Williams already firmly ensconced as the No. 1 player in the world, is looking at more all-time records after she picked up her 54th WTA title.
Peer edges Zheng for Suzhou Ladies Open title

Peer edges Zheng for Suzhou Ladies Open title

SUZJOU, China, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Shahar Peer ended Zheng Saisai's string of upsets with a three-set win Saturday in the final at the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open.
Peer, Zheng to meet in Suzhou Ladies Open final

Peer, Zheng to meet in Suzhou Ladies Open final

SUZJOU, China, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Shahar Peer and Zheng Saisai used upset wins Friday to set up a meeting in the finals of the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open tennis tournament in China.

Upset win has Zheng Saisai in Suzhou semifinals

SUZJOU, China, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Zheng Saisai outlasted Chinese countrywoman Zhang Shuai for a three-set win in Thursday's quarterfinal play of the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open in China.

Seeded players go 6-0 at WTA Chinese tournament

SUZJOU, China, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Timea Babos won in straight sets and seeded players went 6-0 Wednesday in the second round of the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open.
Svitolina rising quickly in WTA rankings

Svitolina rising quickly in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- Elina Svitolina jumps 32 spots in the world rankings, which were updated Monday, after collecting her first WTA title.

Elina Svitolina picks up first WTA title at Baku Cup

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 28 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Elina Svitolina earned her first WTA title with a 6-4, 6-4 win Sunday over Shahar Peer at the Baku Cup tournament in Azerbaijan.
Svitolina, Peer to meet in Baku Cup final

Svitolina, Peer to meet in Baku Cup final

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 27 (UPI) -- Elina Svitolina and Shahar Peer posted solid wins Saturday that boosted them into the finals of the Baku Cup tennis tournament in Azerbaijan.

Svitolina makes another WTA semifinal

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 26 (UPI) -- Elina Svitolina gained her second consecutive WTA semifinals berth with an upset win Friday at the Baku Cup tennis tournament in Azerbaijan.
Upset win sends Peer into Baku Cup quarterfinals

Upset win sends Peer into Baku Cup quarterfinals

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 25 (UPI) -- Shahar Peer pulled off a three-set upset Thursday in gaining a spot in the quarterfinals of the Baku Cup tennis tournament in Azerbaijan.
Jovanovski starts Baku Cup defense with win

Jovanovski starts Baku Cup defense with win

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 23 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Bojana Jovanovski claimed a straight-set win Tuesday in first-round play of the Baku Cup tennis tournament in Azerbaijan.

Golubic, Martic claim upset wins in Austria

BAD GASTEIN, Austria, July 16 (UPI) -- Qualifier Viktorija Golubic and Petra Martic posted first-round upset wins Tuesday at the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies tennis tournament in Austria.
Halep makes semifinals of Hungarian Grand Prix

Halep makes semifinals of Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 12 (UPI) -- Simona Halep, looking for a third title in her last four tournaments, earned a spot Friday in the semifinals of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Peer uses upset to reach quarterfinals in Hungary

Peer uses upset to reach quarterfinals in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 11 (UPI) -- Shahar Peer lost only two games Thursday for an upset win that advanced her into the quarterfinals of the Hungarian Grand Prix tennis tournament.
Safarova, Cornet ousted in first-round upsets in Budapest

Safarova, Cornet ousted in first-round upsets in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 9 (UPI) -- Top seeds Lucia Safarova and Alize Cornet were both beaten in straight sets Tuesday in first-round play of the Hungarian Grand Prix tennis tournament.

Sharapova, Li Na, A. Radwanska win at French Open

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova advanced with a first-round victory at the French Open Monday, joining China's Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.
Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

OEIRAS, Portugal, April 30 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Dominika Cibulkova were beaten Tuesday in first-round matches at the Portugal Open.

Kvitova, Vinci advance to Katowice Open semifinals

KATOWICE, Poland, April 12 (UPI) -- Top seed Czech Petra Kvitova and second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci advanced to the semifinals at the inaugural Katowice Open with easy victories Friday.

Kvitova, Vinci reach Katowice Open quarterfinals

KATOWICE, Poland, April 11 (UPI) -- Top seeded Czech Petra Kvitova and second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday at the Katowice Open in Poland.

Kanepi marks return with Katowice win

KATOWICE, Poland, April 9 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia marked her return from an injury with a dominating first-round victory Tuesday at the inaugural Katowice Open.
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