Sep 04, 2012 19:45 EDT
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka advanced to the US Open semi-finals for the first time on Tuesday while Russian third seed Maria Sharapova struggled before rain left her match postponed until Wednesday.
Sep 04, 2012 15:11 EDT
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka advanced to the US Open semi-finals for the first time on Tuesday with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5) victory over seventh-seeded defending champion Samantha Stosur of Australia.
Jun 18, 2012 11:50 EDT
French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who could be ruled out of Wimbledon with a badly twisted little finger, was on Monday selected for France's Olympic team.
May 10, 2012 10:22 EDT
Serena Williams staged a recovery at the expense of Caroline Wozniacki as the American reached the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday in a battle of former number one players.
Jan 18, 2012 20:32 EST
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Russia's golden girl Maria Sharapova spent only 64 minutes disposing of an American qualifier to reach the third round of the Australian before setting her mind on a life-long goal to win a medal for Russia at the Olympics.
Jan 17, 2012 21:57 EST
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Champion Kim Clijsters flirted with dishing out the fifth Australian Open 'double bagel' of her career on Wednesday as she steamrolled her way past France's Stephanie Foretz Gacon 6-0 6-1 and into the third round.
Oct 01, 2011 07:33 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former world number one Dinara Safina has no chance of making a comeback from injury and will soon announce her retirement, according to big brother Marat Safin.
Sep 04, 2011 16:32 EDT
Italy's Flavia Pennetta carved out a 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) victory over a fighting Peng Shuai on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
Aug 01, 2011 12:40 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former world number one Dinara Safina will not play again this year because of persistent back pain, the Russian said Monday.
Jun 19, 2011 09:23 EDT
LONDON, Jun (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal could become the first player to begin the defense of his Wimbledon title under cover on Monday as rain threatens to dampen the start of the grasscourt grand slam.
May 22, 2011 10:56 EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - Gusty winds and half-empty stands gave no sense of the usual Parisian glamour as last year's French Open runner-up Samantha Stosur began with an easy win on Sunday and Lleyton Hewitt pulled out injured.
May 20, 2011 09:13 EDT
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were placed on a French Open semi-final collision course on Friday as defending champion Rafael Nadal was handed an opener against Wimbledon marathon man John Isner.
May 20, 2011 08:03 EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's route to a maiden title at Roland Garros and the world number one ranking could be a hazardous one following Friday's draw for the French Open which starts on Sunday.
May 19, 2011 06:15 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters will not have played a match in almost two months when she returns at the French Open but if anyone can make a big impression after a lengthy absence the Belgian can.
May 19, 2011 05:24 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - With several of her main threats on the treatment table rather than the tennis court, world number one Caroline Wozniacki may never get a better chance to break her grand slam duck and win the French Open.
May 18, 2011 21:11 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Trying to pick a winner in the women's draw for this year's French Open is like trying to get a ticket for the final -- nearly impossible.
May 14, 2011 09:01 EDT
ROME (Reuters) - Venus Williams has joined her sister Serena in withdrawing from the French Open because of injury, the WTA said on Saturday.
May 12, 2011 16:42 EDT
Former world number one Serena Williams on Thursday was forced to pull out of the French Open, the tournament she won in 2002, after failing to recover from a long-term foot injury, the French tennis federation said.
May 12, 2011 13:41 EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - Former world number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open because she has not fully recovered from health issues, organizers said on Thursday.
May 12, 2011 11:50 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former world number one Dinara Safina will miss the French Open after taking an indefinite break from tennis, the Russian said on Thursday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Nickname(s)||Dina, Marat's Sister,Bean|
|Date of birth||April 27, 1986|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)|
|Plays||Right-handed; two-handed backhand|
|Career prize money||US$9,767,469|
|Career titles||12 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (April 20, 2009)|
|Current ranking||No. 2 (November 2, 2009)|
|Grand Slam results|
|Australian Open||F (2009)|
|French Open||F (2008, 2009)|
|US Open||SF (2008)|
|WTA Championships||RR (2008)|
|Olympic Games||Silver medal (2008)|
|Career titles||8 WTA, 3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (May 12, 2008)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2004, 2005)|
|French Open||3R (2006, 2007, 2008)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2005, 2008)|
|US Open||W (2007)|
|Major doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||QF (2008)|
|Last updated on: August 17, 2009.|