Andrea Petkovic into Sofia semis, Ekaterina Makarova pulls out
Andrea Petkovic into Sofia semis, Ekaterina Makarova pulls out

German fourth seed Andrea Petkovic defeated second-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday to become the first player to qualify for the semi-finals of the WTA Tournament Of Champions.

Field set for WTA finals in Singapore
Field set for WTA finals in Singapore

Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard, Poland`s Agnieszka Radwanska, US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic have wrapped up the last four spots at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

Sania-Cara lying fourth in Race to Singapore standings
Sania-Cara lying fourth in Race to Singapore standings

Sania Mirza, who will be skipping the Asian Games to focus on qualifying for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore, and Cara Black are lying fourth in the Race to Singapore standings with just over a month to go for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

Makarova, Vesnina dash Hingis`s US Open title dream
Makarova, Vesnina dash Hingis`s US Open title dream

Martina Hingis`s hopes of winning her first Grand Slam doubles title since 2002 were shattered on Saturday when the Russian pairing of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina took the US Open title.

Makarova tunes up for Serena showdown with doubles win
Makarova tunes up for Serena showdown with doubles win

 Ekaterina Makarova limbered up for her US Open semi-final showdown with world number one Serena Williams by booking a spot in the women`s doubles final with Elena Vesnina on Thursday.

Serena Williams eyeing sixth US Open title
Serena Williams eyeing sixth US Open title

All joking aside, if this keeps up Serena Williams won`t need a back-up plan.

Serena Williams crushes Flavia Pennetta to reach US Open semi-finals
Serena Williams crushes Flavia Pennetta to reach US Open semi-finals

Two-times defending champion Serena Williams, in her black and white leopard dress, started quietly before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

`No excuses` despite food poisoning, says beaten Victoria Azarenka
`No excuses` despite food poisoning, says beaten Victoria Azarenka

 Former world number one Victoria Azarenka refused to blame a pedestrian performance in her US Open quarter-final defeat on Wednesday on food poisoning suffered the day before.

Ekaterina Makarova beats Victoria​ Azarenka to reach US Open semi-finals
Ekaterina Makarova beats Victoria​ Azarenka to reach US Open semi-finals

 Ekaterina Makarova outslugged Victoria Azarenka, the U.S. Open runner-up the last two years, 6-4 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.

Kei Nishikori, Ekaterina ​Makarova advance to US Open semi-finals
Kei Nishikori, Ekaterina ​Makarova advance to US Open semi-finals

Japan`s Kei Nishikori and Russia`s Ekaterina Makarova each reached their first grand slam semi-final after posting upset wins at the sun-drenched U.S. Open on Wednesday.

Serena Williams suffers US Open injury scare
Serena Williams suffers US Open injury scare

Serena Williams suffered a foot injury scare on the eve of her US Open quarter-final as she played doubles with sister Venus on Tuesday.

Rogers Cup: Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova toppled at Montreal

Petra Kvitova`s first tournament since her Wimbledon triumph came to an abrupt end on Thursday as she was bundled out of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Montreal by Ekaterina Makarova.

Safarova and Kvitova lead Czech assault

Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova led the Czech charge on Tuesday into the last four of Wimbledon, ensuring their nation a presence in the women`s final on Saturday.

Fourth seed Halep, Stephens into French Open last 16

Fourth seed Simona Halep had too many tricks up her sleeve for unseeded Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor as she glided into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-0 win on Saturday.

Sony Open doubles win gives Martina Hingis first title in 7 years

Switzerland`s Martina Hingis walked away with a share of the women`s doubles championship Sunday at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, winning her first title in seven years on the WTA Tour.

Sania Mirza and Cara Black storm into semi-finals

India`s Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black knocked out second-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina toenter the semi-finals of the women`s doubles at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament here.

Ivanovic in awe of Venus Williams

Venus Williams is close to her best again, according to Ana Ivanovic, the former world number one from Serbia, who managed to take only three games off the seven times former Grand Slam winner at the Dubai Open on Wednesday.

Serena Williams comes through first test since return

Women`s world number one Serena Williams eased into the third round of the WTA Dubai Open on Tuesday in her first match back since injuring her back at the Australian Open beating Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (10/8), 6-0.

Serena Williams says power and enthusiasm undimmed by age

World number one Serena Williams has warned younger rivals she remains as potent as ever before her first competitive match in more than four weeks at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday.

Makarova triumphs in Pattaya Open final

Ekaterina Makarova won her second career title on Sunday, claiming a 6-3 7-6 (7) victory over Czech Karolina Pliskova at the Pattaya Open.