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Schiavone earns first-round win

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- Francesca Schiavone began the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday with only her fourth victory of the year, one that set up a meeting with No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova.

Flipkens, Arvidsson post Memphis wins

MEMPHIS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Kirsten Flipkens and defending champ Sofia Arvidsson each notched first-round wins Monday at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.

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.
Bartoli wins easily in China

Bartoli wins easily in China

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Marion Bartoli dropped just one game Monday in a first-round victory over Chan Wing-Yau at the Shenzhen Gemdale Open in China.

Stosur, Ivanovic take Day 1 Paris wins

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Samantha Stosur and former champions Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova were among the Day 1 winners Sunday at the French Open.

Top three seeds advance at Citi Open

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel and second-seeded Nadia Petrova both advanced in Tuesday's first-round play at the Citi Open in the College Park, Md.
Israel's Peer claims Tashkent championship

Israel's Peer claims Tashkent championship

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Israel's Shahar Peer won her second straight WTA event Sunday, defeating Akgul Amanmuradova in the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan.

Kinlenko wins; Peer, Cibulkova bow out

BARCELONA, Spain, June 10 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko won but top-seeded Israeli Shahar Peer and third-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova lost Tuesday at the Barcelona KIA.

Parmentier, Zakopalova win in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain, June 9 (UPI) -- Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier and Czech Klara Zakopalova were among Monday's opening-round tennis winners at the Barcelona KIA.

Qualifier wins, gets Henin in second round

BERLIN, May 5 (UPI) -- Qualifier Yung-Jan Chan claimed a first-round victory Monday and a shot at the world's No. 1 player in the $1.34 million German Open.
Zvonareva advanced to Prague semifinals

Zvonareva advanced to Prague semifinals

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 2 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Vera Zvonareva won but No. 2-seeded Shahar Peer was upset in quarterfinal play Friday at the $145,000 Prague Open.
Peer among those in Prague quarterfinals

Peer among those in Prague quarterfinals

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 1 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Shahar Peer was a straight-set winner Thursday as the four top seeds advanced to the quarterfinals of the $145,000 Prague Open tennis tournament.

Henin, Serena, Venus win; Davenport out

MIAMI, March 31 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Justine Henin, reigning champion Serena Williams and three-time winner Venus Williams advanced Monday at the Sony Ericsson Open.
Henin, Serena advance in Ericsson Open

Henin, Serena advance in Ericsson Open

MIAMI, March 28 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Justin Henin and Serena Williams were among the second-round winners Friday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Russians advance in Indian Wells tennis

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Third-round winners in the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., Sunday included Russians Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Davenport to play for Memphis title

Davenport to play for Memphis title

MEMPHIS, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport earned a berth in the championship match Friday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.

Davenport reaches Memphis semifinals

MEMPHIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport and Shahar Peer advanced to the semifinals Thursday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.

Davenport reaches Memphis quarterfinals

MEMPHIS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport, seeking her second title of the year, coasted into the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Morgan Keegan Championships.

Venus ousted in first round at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic ousted top-seeded American Venus Williams Tuesday in the first round at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.
Sharapova, Jankovic avoid Qatar upset bug

Sharapova, Jankovic avoid Qatar upset bug

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova advanced but a trio of high seeds failed to get past Thursday's second round at the $2.5 million Qatar Open tennis tournament.

Sharapova, Ivanovic advance

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic and No. 4 Maria Sharapova were second-round winners Wednesday at the Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar.
Mauresmo, Peer advance in Qatar

Mauresmo, Peer advance in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo and Shahar Peer each collected straight-set victories Monday in the first round of the $2.5 million Qatar Total Open tennis tournament.

Sharapova leads Russia's Fed Cup win

RAMAT HASHARON, Israel, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova and Anna Chakvetadze Sunday won their matches to complete defending champion Russia's 4-1 Fed Cup quarterfinal victory over Israel.
Henin advances at Australian Open

Henin advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Four Top 10-seeded women won third-round matches Friday at the Australian Open with only No. 3 Jelena Jankovic pushed to a third set.
Sharapova beats Davenport in Australia

Sharapova beats Davenport in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova derailed the comeback of Lindsey Davenport with a straight-set win Wednesday in the second round of the Australian Open.
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