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Top seed Klara Zakopalova into Rio Open quarterfinals

RIO DE JANERIO, Brazil, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Klara Zakopalova made short work of her second-round opponent to advance Wednesday at the inaugural Rio Open tennis event.

Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens advance at Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki and 20-year-old American Sloane Stephens each recorded a first-round victory Tuesday at the Luxembourg Open.

Samantha Stosur bounced, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Unheralded American qualifier Victoria Duval upset No. 11 Samantha Stosur and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka breezed to a first-round win Tuesday at the U.S. Open.

Defending champ Melanie Oudin bounced at Aegon Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 10 (UPI) -- Defending champ Melanie Oudin earned an early exit Monday at the Aegon Classic, falling in straight sets on Day 1 of the grass-court event.

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.

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Williams sisters advance at Sony Open

Williams sisters advance at Sony Open

MIAMI, March 21 (UPI) -- Serena and Venus Williams both reached the third round of the Sony Open Thursday, using very different methods to do so.

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Petkovic, Pennetta score Sony Open wins

MIAMI, March 19 (UPI) -- Germany's Andrea Petkovic and Flavia Pennetta of Italy logged victories Tuesday on the opening day of the Sony Open in Miami.

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.

Schiavone advances at Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France, May 22 (UPI) -- Francesca Schiavone advanced to the second round of the Strasbourg International tennis event Tuesday, dispatching Romanian Alexandra Cadantu.
Top-seed Lisicki ousted in Strasbourg

Top-seed Lisicki ousted in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France, May 21 (UPI) -- French player Pauline Parmentier scored a 6-4, 6-4 win over top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany Monday at the Strasbourg International tennis event in France.
Ivanovic, Henin, Sharapova, Serena advance

Ivanovic, Henin, Sharapova, Serena advance

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Serbian Ana Ivanovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Monday, defeating Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).
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.

Cibulkova an upset victim in Tashkent Open

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova won just four games Wednesday in being upset in first-round play of the $145,000 Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan.

Fedossova takes Bali tennis opener

BALI, Indonesia, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Youlia Fedossova didn't lose a game Monday in rolling to a first-round victory at the $225,000 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Indonesia.

Santangelo advances at India tennis

BANGALORE, India, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Defending champion Mara Santangelo rallied to claim a three-set victory Thursday in the second round of the Sony Ericsson International tournament in India.

Bardina sneaks by in Sony tournament

BANGLAORE, India, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Vasilisa Bardina was pushed to a third-set tiebreaker Tuesday before advancing in the Sony Ericsson International tennis tournament in India. Bardina defeated Kristina Barrois, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), to take the first-round victory in the

Santangelo, Mirza win Pattaya openers

BANGKOK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Italian Mara Santangelo and Indian Sania Mirza were among Monday's first-round winners at the Pattaya Women's Open.

Garrigues loses in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain Wednesday was a straight sets loser in the second round of the Bangkok Open tennis tournament.

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Defending champ Kremer loses

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- No. 7 Patty Schnyder of Switzerland knocked off defending champion and fourth-seeded Anne Kremer of Luxembourg on Friday, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the semifinals

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