Apr 08, 2012 14:48 EDT
Fifth seeded Serena Williams captured her 40th career WTA title by overpowering ninth seeded Czech Lucie Safarova 6-0, 6-1 at the Charleston claycourt tournament on Sunday.
Feb 28, 2012 12:37 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television ballroom contest "Dancing With the Stars" took a step back from controversy with its new cast unveiled on Tuesday, including tennis champ Martina Navratilova, several TV actors, an opera singer and Gladys Knight without her "Pips."
Feb 27, 2012 19:00 EST
Tennis great Martina Navratilova will compete on the 14th season of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars'. Tennis great Martina Navratilova will compete on the 14th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. ABC announced the 12 competitors for the upcoming season during Tuesday's Good Morning America. The 55-year-old Navratilova will compete against Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert, Donald Driver, Sherri Shepherd, Gavin DeGraw, Roshon Fegan, Maria Menounos, Jaleel White, Gladys Knight, William Levy, and Katherine Jenkins. Navratilova, who dominated the women's tennis circuit for more than a decade, racking up 18 Grand Slam wins and a record 9 women's single titles at Wimbledon, came out gay in 1981. She is among a handful of openly gay sports figures. In announcing the cast, GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts noted that traditionally athletes enjoy an advantage on the show. ?But tennis is all closed up. This is all open. My hands are totally doing the wrong thing,? Navratilova said. (The video is embedded
Feb 20, 2012 15:57 EST
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki hit back at Martina Navratilova on Monday for claiming that the Dane had never deserved to be top of the world rankings.
Jan 27, 2012 06:42 EST
Martina Navratilova on Friday questioned whether Margaret Court had had "feelings for women" as she renewed her attack on the Australian great's staunch opposition to gay marriage.
Jan 25, 2012 01:42 EST
Tennis legend Margaret Court reignited controversy over her views on homosexuality Wednesday as she defied gay protest threats by visiting the Australian Open.
Jan 24, 2012 10:12 EST
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - David Ferrer has moved almost unnoticed into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but world number one Novak Djokovic knows the serious threat the Spaniard will pose Wednesday.
Jan 24, 2012 09:42 EST
Growing player discontent over pay and conditions could herald a shake-up in professional tennis -- but there is little danger of an all-out strike, according to experts.
Jan 24, 2012 04:20 EST
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Given the avalanche of criticism Caroline Wozniacki received for being world number one without winning a grand slam, the Dane could be forgiven if she never wanted her top ranking back.
Jan 24, 2012 00:43 EST
Caroline Wozniacki will lose her number one ranking after her Australian Open quarter-final defeat to defending champion Kim Clijsters on Tuesday, according to official calculations.
Jan 24, 2012 00:20 EST
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Champion Kim Clijsters ended Caroline Wozniacki's Australian Open title hopes and her hold on the world's top ranking Tuesday when she beat the 21-year-old 6-3 7-6 to advance to a semi-final against Victoria Azarenka.
Jan 23, 2012 04:20 EST
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nobody feels that Caroline Wozniacki is the rightful world number one and the Dane owes her top ranking to a flawed WTA system, according to Martina Navratilova.
Jan 23, 2012 01:11 EST
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova slammed Margaret Court's "outdated" views on gay marriage and said the women's game was crying out for a new star in outspoken comments, on Monday.
Jan 19, 2012 09:25 EST
Five-time champion Serena Williams brushed off fears about her injured ankle Thursday as she sailed into the Australian Open's third round with her 500th career win.
Jan 18, 2012 23:47 EST
Five-time champion Serena Williams brushed off fears about her injured ankle as she sailed into the Australian Open's third round with her 500th career win.
Jan 16, 2012 11:24 EST
Britain's Laura Robson wore a rainbow hairband supporting equal rights at the Australian Open on Monday, after tennis great Margaret Court caused controversy with her comments about gay marriage.
Jan 15, 2012 00:46 EST
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova insisted Sunday that becoming world number one has never been one of her dreams, although she did concede reaching the pinnacle of the sport would be "nice".
Jan 12, 2012 00:30 EST
Australia's greatest women's tennis player Margaret Court says she will not be deterred by gay activists planning to target the Australian Open over her views on homosexuality.
Nov 14, 2011 17:53 EST
(Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was voted WTA's Player of the Year Monday following a season in which she claimed her debut grand slam title, steered the Czech Republic to Fed Cup glory and shot up 32 places in the world rankings.
Nov 14, 2011 17:11 EST
Czech Republic tennis star Petra Kvitova's astonishing year ended with her being voted by the press the WTA player of the year on Monday.