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Serena Williams captures 2nd straight Cincinnati title
Serena Williams captures 2nd straight Cincinnati title

Serena Williams continued to work her way up the list of WTA tennis legends, winning her 69th career title with a straight-set win over Simona Halep at the WTA Cincinnati tournament.

Teenager Belinda Bencic upsets Ana Ivanovic, to face Serena Williams in Rogers Cup semis
Teenager Belinda Bencic upsets Ana Ivanovic, to face Serena Williams in Rogers Cup semis

The 18-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat fifth seed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 at Rogers Cup tennis tournament's quarter-finals to continue her rise.

Simona Halep roars back to reach Toronto WTA semis
Simona Halep roars back to reach Toronto WTA semis

Romanian second seed Simona Halep advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA Rogers Cup on Friday by roaring back to defeat Polish sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 0-6, 6-3, 6-1.

WTA boss, Martina Navratilova demand tough action on Nick Kyrgios
WTA boss, Martina Navratilova demand tough action on Nick Kyrgios

WTA Tour chairman Stacey Allaster and women`s tennis legend Martin Navratilova demanded tougher punishment for Australian ATP player Nick Kyrgios in the wake of his sex slur during a match.

Angelique Kerber outlasts Karolina Pliskova to win Stanford title
Angelique Kerber outlasts Karolina Pliskova to win Stanford title

Germany`s Angelique Kerber claimed her fourth title of 2015 by outlasting rising star Karolina Pliskova in a three-set marathon final at the WTA Tour`s Stanford tournament on Sunday.

Samantha Stosur likes odds as Serena Williams Grand Slam spoiler
Samantha Stosur likes odds as Serena Williams Grand Slam spoiler

Samantha Stosur, the last woman to beat Serena Williams at the US Open, likes her chances of disrupting the American star's calendar Grand Slam bid if she gets the chance.

Aussie Samantha Stosur collects 500th career singles win
Aussie Samantha Stosur collects 500th career singles win

Australia`s Samantha Stosur, the 2011 US Open champion, won her 500th career singles match victory Tuesday, defeating France`s Kristina Mladenovic 6-2, 6-2 at the WTA and ATP Washington Open.

Victoria Azarenka, Daniela Hantuchova withdraw from WTA event
Victoria Azarenka, Daniela Hantuchova withdraw from WTA event

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus has withdrawn from next week`s WTA event in Washington because of a right shoulder injury, tournament officials said Thursday.

Lesia Tsurenko wins first WTA title in Istanbul
Lesia Tsurenko wins first WTA title in Istanbul

Ukraine`s Lesia Tsurenko, ranked 71 in the world, won her first WTA tournament, the Istanbul Cup on Sunday, when she defeated Poland`s Urszula Radwanska 7-5, 6-1.

Wimbledon set for heat breaks - but only for women
Wimbledon set for heat breaks - but only for women

Wimbledon, long associated with depressing rain delays, will introduce emergency playing rules for hot weather for the first time on Wednesday when temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30s.

Wimbledon set for heat breaks -- but only for women
Wimbledon set for heat breaks -- but only for women

Wimbledon, for long associated with depressing rain delays, will introduce emergency playing rules for hot weather for the first time on Wednesday when temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30s.

Laura Robson to end injury nightmare at Eastbourne
Laura Robson to end injury nightmare at Eastbourne

Former British number one Laura Robson revealed on Thursday that she will finally return to action in the Wimbledon warm-up event at Eastbourne after 17 months out with a wrist injury.

Sabine Lisicki fires record 27 aces
Sabine Lisicki fires record 27 aces

Big-serving German Sabine Lisicki blasted 27 aces in her second round Birmingham triumph over Belinda Bencic on Wednesday, a new record for a WTA tournament.

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic beaten in Birmingham
Defending champion Ana Ivanovic beaten in Birmingham

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic double-faulted on match point on the way to losing to qualifier Michelle Larcher De Brito in the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Wednesday.

Croatian Ana​ Konjuh wins Nottingham final
Croatian Ana​ Konjuh wins Nottingham final

Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh won her first WTA tour title on Monday when she defeated Romania`s Monica Niculescu 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the final in Nottingham.

Mahut and Giorgi claim victories in Rosmalen

Two weeks before the start of Wimbledon, Nicolas Mahut and Camila Giorgi won the ATP and WTA grass tournaments respectively in Rosmalen.

The 33-year-old French qualifier Mahut beat second seeded David Goffin from Belgium 7-6(1), 6-1 in the final on Sunday, Xinhua reported. 

Lucie Safarova withdraws from Birmingham WTA event
Lucie Safarova withdraws from Birmingham WTA event

Losing French Open finalist Lucie Safarova has withdrawn from the WTA grass-court tournament in Birmingham that gets under way on Monday.

Qualifier Nicolas ​Mahut, Camila Giorgi win Dutch grass-court titles
Qualifier Nicolas ​Mahut, Camila Giorgi win Dutch grass-court titles

Frenchman Nicolas Mahut came through the qualifying rounds to win the Dutch grass court event at `s-Hertogenbosch on Sunday, beating Belgian David Goffin 7-6 (7/1), 6-1.

Novak Djokovic back in action as top seed in Rome
Novak Djokovic back in action as top seed in Rome

Novak Djokovic returns to clay-court action after a three-week break hoping to put the final touches on his impeccable game with a fourth title at the Italian Open.

Serena Williams holds top spot in WTA rankings
Serena Williams holds top spot in WTA rankings

With 9,981 points, American Serena Williams continues to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings published on Monday.