Apr 19, 2012 20:04 EDT
Serena Williams' bid to win a first Olympic Games gold medal in singles has brought her to this European outpost of world tennis for her first Fed Cup assignment on foreign soil in 13 years.
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.
Sep 05, 2011 01:34 EDT
Samantha Stosur dropped an epic second-set tiebreaker but recovered to beat Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-7 (15/17), 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
Sep 03, 2011 00:55 EDT
- NEW YORK (Reuters) - Australian Sam Stosur beat Russian Nadia Petrova 7-6 6-7 7-5 to reach the last 16 of the U.S. Open in a three hour, 16 minute battle on Friday in the tournament's longest women's match of the tie-break era.
Feb 15, 2011 08:08 EST
Usain Bolt could line up in the 2012 Olympic 100 metres final on August 5 while Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe could clash in the pool on July 30, according to the Games timetable revealed on Tuesday.
Dec 01, 2010 14:57 EST
Kim Clijsters, whose five titles in 2010 included her second US Open crown in a row, was named the WTA Player of the Year in awards voting announced by the tour on Wednesday.
Dec 01, 2010 10:41 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Belgian Kim Clijsters sealed a glittering comeback with the Women's Tennis Association award for player of the year and swiftly paid tribute to her fellow competitors, the WTA announced on Wednesday.
Nov 07, 2010 08:39 EST
BALI (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic secured a return to the top 20 as a 6-2 7-6 win over Alisa Kleybanova in the final of the Tournament of Champions Sunday earned the former world number one a second tournament victory in three events.
Nov 06, 2010 07:03 EDT
BALI (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic celebrated her 23rd birthday by defeating Kimiko Date Krumm 7-5 6-7 6-2 to reach the final of the Tournament of Champions in Bali Saturday.
Nov 03, 2010 15:06 EDT
Extended absences of injured Williams sisters give WTA, fans glimpse of future without them. Tennis fans in the Gulf are used to seeing Serena and Venus Williams at the WTA Championships. Each sister won the season-ending title recently, and coming into this year's event, their images were everywhere from billboards to tournament programs.
Nov 03, 2010 12:43 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Olympic champion Elena Dementieva, who stunned the tennis world by announcing her retirement last week, said starting a family was one of the main reasons for her decision to quit the sport.
Oct 29, 2010 19:08 EDT
Game, set match: Elena Dementieva retires after 13 years on tour and 2 Grand Slam finals. In a ceremony filled with tears, Elena Dementieva retired from tennis after a loss at the WTA Championships ended her 13-year career.
Oct 29, 2010 15:52 EDT
DOHA (Reuters) - Elena Dementieva lost 6-4 6-2 to Italy's Francesca Schiavone at the WTA Championships on Friday before stunning the crowd by announcing her retirement from tennis.
Oct 29, 2010 15:11 EDT
DOHA (Reuters) - Elena Dementieva, who won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games, called time on her 12-year tennis career on Friday and said it felt like the "end of the world."
Oct 28, 2010 18:59 EDT
DOHA (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki rolled up her sleeves and battled back from a set down to defeat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 3-6 6-1 6-1 at the WTA Championships on Thursday, sewing up the year-end world number one ranking.
Oct 28, 2010 18:00 EDT
For an hour, the 20-year-old top seed seemed in danger of going out of the event, until she worked out the clever tactical patterns of Francesca Schiavone, the French Open champion from Italy, and triumphed 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Oct 27, 2010 18:01 EDT
DOHA (Reuters) - Samantha Stosur's stunned world number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-3 at the WTA Championships on Wednesday, while Vera Zvonareva and Kim Clijsters also claimed group stage wins.
Oct 26, 2010 15:34 EDT
The 20-year-old Dane outplayed Elena Dementieva, the former Olympic champion from Russia, 6-1, 6-1, bringing her 31st win in 33 matches since the start of August, during which she has won five of her seven tournaments.
Oct 26, 2010 14:18 EDT
The 20-year-old Dane needed little more than 50 minutes to overcome Elena Dementieva, the former Olympic champion from Russia, by 6-1, 6-1, demonstrating some of the consistency and versatility which has brought such a remarkable sequence in recent weeks.
Oct 26, 2010 14:02 EDT
DOHA (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki crushed Elena Dementieva 6-1 6-1 at the WTA Championships Tuesday to serve up a timely reminder to critics of her world number one ranking.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Date of birth||October 15, 1981|
|Place of birth||Moscow, then Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (140 lb; 10.1 st)|
|Turned pro||25 August 1998|
|Plays||Right; Two-handed backhand|
|Career prize money||US$ 12,308,247|
|Career titles||14 WTA, 3 ITF titles|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (6 April 2009)|
|Current ranking||No. 5 (12 October 2009)|
|Grand Slam results|
|Australian Open||SF (2009)|
|French Open||F (2004)|
|Wimbledon||SF (2008, 2009)|
|US Open||F (2004)|
|WTA Championships||SF (2000, 2008)|
|Olympic Games|| Gold (2008)
|Career titles||6 WTA, 3 ITF titles|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (14 April 2003)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2005, 2006, 2007)|
|French Open||3R (2004)|
|US Open||F (2002, 2005)|
|Major doubles tournaments|
|WTA Championships||W (2002)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2004)|
|Last updated on: 12 October 2009.|