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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.
Azarenka takes quick second-round WTA win in Brisbane

Azarenka takes quick second-round WTA win in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- World No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka began her 2014 campaign with a straight-set, second-round win Wednesday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.

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
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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 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.
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.
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.
Serena Williams wins again at WTA Championships

Serena Williams wins again at WTA Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams beat third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka also lost Wednesday at the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Kvitova earns upset win at WTA Championships

Kvitova earns upset win at WTA Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova provided the first upset of the WTA Championships with a tight straight-set win Tuesday over world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska.
Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki won a WTA tournament last week but nonetheless saw her ranking drop Monday to No. 10 in the world.
Kerber's ranking unchanged; she earns WTA Championships invite

Kerber's ranking unchanged; she earns WTA Championships invite

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Angelique Kerber's win at the Generali Ladies Linz tournament doesn't improve her world ranking but did merit an invitation to the WTA Championships.
Kerber's quarterfinal win worth WTA Championship invite

Kerber's quarterfinal win worth WTA Championship invite

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Angelique Kerber had a win Friday that put her in both the semifinals of the Generali Ladies Linz tournament and the WTA Championships.
Voegele opens Ladies Linz tournament with three-set win

Voegele opens Ladies Linz tournament with three-set win

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Stefanie Voegele had a near-perfect third set Monday in gaining a spot in the second round of the Generali Ladies Linz WTA tennis tournament in Austria.
Shoulder injury ends Sharapova's season

Shoulder injury ends Sharapova's season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- No. 3-ranked Maria Sharapova said she won't play in any more tennis tournaments this year because of a right shoulder injury.
Jankovic back in WTA Top 10; Serena builds huge lead for No. 1

Jankovic back in WTA Top 10; Serena builds huge lead for No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic returns to the Top 10 and No. 1-ranked Serena Williams has a huge lead in Monday's update of the WTA rankings.
Petkovic beats Azarenka in China Open first round

Petkovic beats Azarenka in China Open first round

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Andrea Petkovic ousted world No. 2 and defending champion Victoria Azarenka in a first-round match Monday at the China Open tennis tournament.
Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova returns to the WTA Top 10 this week in the wake of her win at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.
Venus Williams wins again in Japan

Venus Williams wins again in Japan

TOKYO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Venus Williams rallied for a three-set win Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Venus Williams beats Victoria Azarenka at Pan Pacific Open

Venus Williams beats Victoria Azarenka at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Venus Williams defeated world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka in a second-round match Tuesday at the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
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