A fired-up Serena Williams shot down last year`s finalist Dominika Cibulkova Wednesday to set up an all-American Australian Open semi-final with teenager Madison Keys, who brought sister Venus` dream run to a grinding halt.
Two-time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka will no longer bite her tongue or try to fit into any media-trained "image" as she makes her way on the tennis tour, the Belarusian said at the Australian Open on Saturday.
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.
Organisers of the WTA`s inaugural Wuhan Open, still reeling from last week`s retirement of the city`s tennis trailblazer Li Na, suffered the loss of further headline acts on Monday with the early exit of seeded players.
World number two Li Na powered her way past 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 7-5 and into the semi-finals of the Sony Open on Wednesday, setting up another rematch of the Australian Open final against Slovakia`s Dominika Cibulkova.