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Serena Williams out with back injury

Serena Williams out with back injury

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams, citing a lower back injury, withdrew Wednesday from the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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Azarenka withdraws from Dubai championship

Azarenka withdraws from Dubai championship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- World No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka on Tuesday withdrew from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships due to injury.

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Sharapova continues strong Australian run

Sharapova continues strong Australian run

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Maria Sharapova lost her first games of the 2013 Australian Open Friday but gained the fourth round with a straight-set win over Venus Williams.
Sharapova in another 6-0, 6-0 win

Sharapova in another 6-0, 6-0 win

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- World No. 2-ranked Maria Sharapova Wednesday posted her second consecutive 6-0, 6-0 win in moving to the third round of the Australian Open.

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Sharapova, Venus win Australian openers

Sharapova, Venus win Australian openers

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Maria Sharapova posted a double-bagel win and Venus Williams dropped just one game Monday, the opening day of the 101st Australian Open.
Top women's seeds all advance in Sydney

Top women's seeds all advance in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Li Na lost just one game Tuesday as the top seeds at the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney advanced to the quarterfinals.
Li continues 2013 win streak

Li continues 2013 win streak

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Li Na, coming off a tournament title two days earlier, took a tough straight-set win Monday at the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney.
Upsets mark WTA first round at Auckland

Upsets mark WTA first round at Auckland

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Nudnida Luangnam and Jamie Hampton posted first-round upset wins Monday at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Wozniacki perfect in TOC group play

Wozniacki perfect in TOC group play

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki completed a 3-0 round-robin run Thursday and three other players also advanced to the WTA Tournament of Champions semifinals in Bulgaria.
Wozniacki, Vinci open with wins in Sofia

Wozniacki, Vinci open with wins in Sofia

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci grabbed the early lead in group play with straight-set wins Tuesday at the WTA Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Parmentier posts upset at WTA Japan event

Parmentier posts upset at WTA Japan event

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Pauline Parmentier stunned second-seeded Zheng Jie in straight sets Thursday in advancing to the quarterfinals of the HP Japan Women's tennis tournament.
Zheng moves to second round in Osaka

Zheng moves to second round in Osaka

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Zheng Jie survived a long three-set challenge Tuesday in advancing to the second round of the HP Japan Women's Open in Osaka.
Wozniacki wins in Tokyo on short rest

Wozniacki wins in Tokyo on short rest

TOKYO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Last week's WTA winners Caroline Wozniacki, who won Monday, and Hsieh Su-Wei, who didn't, had tough three-set matches at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Illness forces Bartoli out in China

Illness forces Bartoli out in China

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Marion Bartoli bowed out of her first-round match at the Guangzhou International Women's Open in China due to illness.
Azarenka moves on at U.S. Open

Azarenka moves on at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka needed just 59 minutes Friday to dismiss Zheng Jie and reach the round of 16 at the U.S. Open.

Clijsters ousted in final tournament

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters, playing in what she has said will be her final tournament, lost Wednesday in the second round of the U.S. Open.

Azarenka, Stosur advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and defending champion Samantha Stosur were among the winners Monday in a rain-filled first day of the 2012 U.S. Open.

Radwanska retires in New Haven match

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland retired with a shoulder injury Tuesday, allowing Olga Govortsova to win their second-round match at the New Haven Open.
Sharapova, S. Williams head to 3rd round

Sharapova, S. Williams head to 3rd round

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Maria Sharapova finished strong and Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams were impressive throughout in second-round wins Thursday at Wimbledon.
Kvitova among Tuesday winners at Wimbledon

Kvitova among Tuesday winners at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- Top 10 seeds Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Serena Williams and Marion Bartoli all had straight-set wins Tuesday in their first-round matches at Wimbledon.
Jankovic, Oudin to vie for Aegon title

Jankovic, Oudin to vie for Aegon title

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 17 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic will meet Melanie Oudin for the title of the rain-delayed Aegon Classic after both won their semifinal matches Sunday.
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