Serena Williams closing in on first Cincinnati title

World number one Serena Williams continued her march towards a first Western and Southern Open title, easing into the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati tournament with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of 13th seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta on Thursday.

Roger Federer passes tough test to reach last 16 in Cincinnati

Roger Federer survived an opening-match fright by outlasting Canada`s Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-2 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Serena Williams battles on in Cincinnati, Petra Kvitova falls

World number one Serena Williams won a tense battle of U.S. Open champions by taming Australia`s Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7) 7-6 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashes out of Cincinnati in first round

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Tuesday, suffering a humbling 6-1 6-4 opening-round loss to Russia`s Mikhail Youzhny two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Venus Williams falls at the first hurdle in Cincinnati

Venus Williams, fresh off a stirring run to last week`s Montreal final, ran out of gas in Cincinnati as she fell 6-7 (2) 6-3 6-4 to 16th seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in first-round action at the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday.

Cincinnati Open: Victoria Azarenka outshines world No 1 Serena Williams

Victoria Azarenka won a showdown between the world`s two top players by beating number one Serena Williams in a three-set thriller.

Rafael Nadal beats John Isner to win first Cincinnati crown

Rafael Nadal continued his outstanding hardcourt form beating John Isner 7-6, 7-6 in the final of the Western and Southern Open on Sunday.

Williams ends Li reign to reach first Cincinnati final

World number one Serena Williams fought her way to a 7-5 7-5 win over defending champion Li Na to reach the final of the Western and Southern Open on Saturday and close in on one of the few titles to elude her.

Nadal to meet Isner in Cincinnati final

Rafa Nadal continued his perfect run on the North American hardcourts taming Czech Tomas Berdych 7-5 7-6 (4) at the Western and Southern Open on Saturday to setup a final showdown with big-hitting American John Isner.

Williams storms into last four in Cincinnati

World number one Serena Williams was at her lethal best as she crushed Romanian Simona Halep 6-0 6-4 to romp into the semi-finals of the Western and Southern Open on Friday.

Djokovic and Murray stunned but Nadal stands tall

World number one Novak Djokovic and number two Andy Murray crashed out of the Western and Southern Open within an hour of each other on Friday, before Rafa Nadal restored order with a win over old rival Roger Federer.

Federer, Nadal to clash for the 31st time

Roger Federer would face Rafael Nadal for the 31st time after advancing to the last eight at the Western and Southern Open tennis championship.

Sharapova calls time on coach Connors following `shocking` Cincinnati loss

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova is believed to have decided to end her relationship with new coach Jimmy Connors, after losing to American Sloane Stephens in the second round of the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati .

Radwanska withdraws from Cincinnati

Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland withdrew from the Western and Southern Open for personal reasons on Thursday, sending defending champion Li Na of China through to the semi-finals.

Djokovic and Murray cruise while Federer sputters

The world`s two top-ranked players, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, cruised into the quarter-finals of the Western and Southern Open on Thursday as five-time champion Roger Federer sputtered into the last eight.

Good day for Grand Slam champs Djokovic, Murray, Nadal

The winners of the season`s first three grand slams Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal put on a masterclass at the Western and Southern Open on Wednesday.

Sharapova-Connors combo off to rocky start

The Maria Sharapova-Jimmy Connors partnership got off to a rocky start on Tuesday as Sloane Stephens shocked the third ranked Russian 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3 at the Western and Southern Open.