Feb 20, 2013 13:00 EST
Petra Kvitova, the former Wimbledon champion from the Czech Republic, continued her exciting return to form here on Wednesday with a performance which edged her nearer the tenth title of her career.
Feb 20, 2013 10:46 EST
Serena Williams has pulled out of the $2,000,000 Dubai Open, partly to consolidate her remarkable return to world number one two days ago by focusing on her home tournament, in Miami, in the second half of next month.
Feb 10, 2013 11:13 EST
World number one Victoria Azarenka's tennis-playing stock has never been higher, but further repairs to her image may be appropriate during her title defence at the Qatar Open, which has nine of the world's top ten, starting Monday.
Jan 31, 2013 02:19 EST
China's Australian Open finalist Li Na said Thursday she is confident she can use her hard-won experience to hold off the emerging generation of players as she chases more Grand Slam glory.
Jan 18, 2013 08:27 EST
Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open fourth round without dropping serve Friday and Maria Sharapova was also a class apart as she floored seven-time major-winner Venus Williams.
Jan 18, 2013 08:26 EST
A rampant Maria Sharapova blitzed Venus Williams on Friday as she led a parade of top women's seeds into the Australian Open fourth round.
Jan 18, 2013 03:04 EST
The women's top seeds barely shifted out of first gear Friday with Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber and Li Na leading the drive into the Australian Open fourth round.
Jan 17, 2013 22:46 EST
China's top player Li Na breezed past Romania's Sorana Cirstea in straight sets Friday to ensure a place in the Australian Open's fourth round.
Jan 17, 2013 09:24 EST
Serena Williams survived a busted lip and Roger Federer and Andy Murray raced into round three on a day of ice-packs and sunscreen as temperatures soared at the Australian Open on Thursday.
Jan 17, 2013 05:19 EST
Kimiko Date-Krumm smashed through another age barrier and Ayumi Morita set up a dream clash with Serena Williams as Japanese women starred at the Australian Open on Thursday.
Jan 16, 2013 15:11 EST
Defending champion Novak Djokovic oozed class in an awesome performance at the Australian Open Wednesday as Maria Sharapova stormed into the third round without dropping a game.
Jan 16, 2013 05:07 EST
Maria Sharapova served up her second double bagel of the Australian Open Wednesday, piling pressure on hobbling favourite Serena Williams, as Samantha Stosur again suffered in front of her home fans.
Jan 16, 2013 03:10 EST
A dominant Maria Sharapova routed another hapless opponent as ninth seed Samantha Stosur flopped out of the Australian Open, amid increasing speculation about Serena Williams' fitness.
Jan 14, 2013 05:00 EST
Former finalist Li Na and Japan's Kei Nishikori made encouraging starts on Monday as they kicked off their campaigns to become the Grand Slam tournament's first Asian winners.
Jan 10, 2013 20:59 EST
World number one Victoria Azarenka and 15-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams were Friday pitted in the same half of the women's singles draw for next week's Australian Open.
Jan 08, 2013 02:24 EST
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska stretched her winning streak to six matches with a straight sets victory over Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm in brutal heat at the Sydney International Tuesday.
Jan 07, 2013 06:21 EST
Former champion Li Na and Zheng Jie starred on a successful day for Asian players on Monday at the Sydney International, the last major lead-in tournament to next week's Australian Open.
Jan 05, 2013 20:25 EST
Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur faces a tough opponent in China's Zheng Jie in the first round of the Sydney International, a critical lead-up to her Australian Open campaign.
Jan 02, 2013 03:31 EST
The ASB Classic in Auckland was reduced to only three seeded players after the second round, in which second seed Julia Goerges was knocked out by Sweden's Johanna Larsson.
Oct 06, 2012 06:19 EDT
Zhang Ze said he took inspiration from Grand Slam-winner Li Na after a record-breaking run which raised hopes that China's struggling men could finally emerge from the shadows of their women's tennis stars.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Nickname(s)||Zhingy, Little Jie|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Residence||Chengdu, Sichuan, China|
|Date of birth||5 July 1983|
|Place of birth||Chengdu, Sichuan, China|
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 41⁄2 in)|
|Weight||57 kg (130 lb; 9.0 st)|
|Turned pro||16 January 2003|
|Plays||Right-handed; two-handed backhand|
|Career prize money||US $2,690,931|
|Career titles||3 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 15 (18 May 2009)|
|Current ranking||No. 35 (14 December 2009)|
|Grand Slam results|
|Australian Open||4R (2009)|
|French Open||4R (2004)|
|US Open||3R (2008, 2009)|
|Career titles||11 WTA, 16 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (10 July 2006)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2006)|
|French Open||SF (2006)|
|US Open||QF (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)|
|Last updated on: August 10, 2009.|