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  • Sharapova, Venus sail into China Open second round

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Reigning French Open champion Maria Sharapova, former world number one Venus Williams and Australian Samantha Stosur sailed into the second round of the China Open with straight set victories on Sunday. Fourth seeded Sharapova...
  • Trailblazer Li hangs up racquet

    (Reuters) - A typical "neighbourhood kid" toting a badminton racquet in the Yangtze river port of Wuhan, eight-year-old Li Na could have had little idea the path the Chinese state set for her might lead to tennis glory, riches and Asia's first grand...
  • Factbox - Asian trailblazer Li Na

    (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on twice grand slam champion Li Na, who announced her retirement from tennis on Friday MAKING HER NAME * Born Feb 26, 1982 in Wuhan, China * Like many elite Chinese athletes, Li was hand-picked to train with the...
  • Factbox - The rise of China's women

    (Reuters) - Milestones in the progress of Chinese women's tennis after Li Na, the first Asian to win grand slam singles titles, announced her retirement from the sport on Friday. - - - - 2004 August - Sun Tiantian and Li Ting win China's first...
  • Serena easily dispatches fellow 18-year-old Townsend

    Serena easily dispatches fellow 18-year-old Townsend
    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Taylor Townsend has surely watched Serena Williams dominate first-round opponents at Grand Slams over the years. This time, the 18-year-old was on the business end of it at the U.S. Open. Williams cruised to a 6-3, 6-1...
  • Schiavone One Step From Main Draw

     Schiavone One Step From Main Draw
    NEW HAVEN — With a lack of homegrown qualifiers, the Connecticut Open will serve up international flavor this week. The qualifying field was cut from 24 to the final 12 on Saturday at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, with none of the seven...
  • Qualifying, Draw Event Kick Off Tennis In New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — Dominika Cibulkova's groan said it all. Cibulkova, the 13th-ranked singles player in the world, got things kicked off Friday afternoon at the Connecticut Open, as the WTA player representative in the main draw ceremony on the first day...
  • Connecticut Open Tennis Qualifying Field Announced

    NEW HAVEN — The Connecticut Open tennis tournament on Wednesday released its qualifying field of players who will compete for one of the six spots up for grabs in the main draw of the August event. Included in the field of 42 is a mix of...
  • U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers

    U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers
    NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers. But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
  • Sabine Lisicki outlasts Agnieszka Radwanska in a Wimbledon semifinal

    Sabine Lisicki outlasts Agnieszka Radwanska in a Wimbledon semifinal
    WIMBLEDON, England -- Sabine Lisicki of Germany was previously best known during this year’s Wimbledon tournament for upsetting favored Serena Williams in the round of 16. Lisicki will now be even better known as a first-time Wimbledon finalist....
  • Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final

    Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final
    WIMBLEDON -- It’s something of a cliché to discuss the obstacles that athletes have overcome to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports. Yet, if not for encountering difficulty along the way they might not have developed the determination that...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska on naked photo shoot: 'It was great, really fun'

     Agnieszka Radwanska on naked photo shoot: 'It was great, really fun'
    Agnieszka Radwanska, ranked fourth in the world and seeded second at this week's Southern California Open in Carlsbad, was recently featured in ESPN The Magazine body issue, which shows athletes tastefully unclothed. Radwanska's photo shoot had her...