Top seed Lisicki to face Schiavone in Hong Kong last-four
Top seed Lisicki to face Schiavone in Hong Kong last-four

Top seed Sabine Lisicki and former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone will meet in the last-four of the WTA Hong Kong Open after winning their quarter-final matches Friday.

Serena `better than Graf`, says Schiavone
Serena `better than Graf`, says Schiavone

Francesca Schiavone Monday said she regarded Serena Williams as better than Steffi Graf after she drew within four Grand Slam titles of the German great`s Open-era record.

Bartoli happy to be on the outside looking in

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli will enjoy the French Open from the safety of a television commentary box this year, free from the pressure loaded on the shoulders of the home brigade.

Shvedova beats Schiavone, sets up Miami clash with Serena

Kazakhstan`s Yaroslava Shvedova beat former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4 6-2 at the Sony Open on Tuesday, earning a second-round meeting with world number one Serena Williams.

Former British No.1 Baltacha fighting liver cancer

Former British number one Elena Baltacha revealed on Friday that she is battling liver cancer.

Stosur survives as top players toil in warmups

Australia`s Samantha Stosur failed to allay fears she could be heading for another early exit at her home grand slam with a scrappy performance in Hobart while a trio of big names tumbled out of the Sydney International on Monday.

Serena Williams stumbles through into third round of China Open

Serena Williams stumbled her way through to the third round of the China Open Tuesday, claiming victory over Francesca Schiavone in an unconvincing two sets.

Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci advance to second round at China Open

Fifth seed Sara Errani and 10th seed Roberta Vinci, both from Italy, reached the second round of the China Open here Saturday but they followed different paths en route to respective victories.

Schiavone hugs US Open ballboy in Serena trouncing

As she slipped to a 6-0, 6-1 US Open defeat to Serena Williams, Francesca Schiavone slumped into the arms of a ballboy on Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

Serena Williams demolishes Francesca Schiavone at US Open

Serena Williams needed just one hour on Monday to remind everyone why she remains the overwhelming favourite to win the US Open.

Serena makes successful return to hard courts

Top ranked Serena Williams made a successful return to hard courts with a 6-3 6-2 thrashing of former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.

Victoria Azarenka celebrates birthday with WTA win

Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka, playing for the first time since an injury withdrawal from Wimbledon, celebrated her birthday with a WTA win at Carlsbad.

Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska wins opener in Stanford

World number four Agnieszka Radwanska easily defeated Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 6-3 in her opening match at the WTA Tour`s Stanford tournament.

Fed Cup powers eye final, USA in Williams boost

Russia, Italy and defending champions Czech Republic, with 14 Fed Cup titles between them, take their powerful legacies into the semi-finals this weekend.

US Open, Day 2: Wozniacki out, Djokovic in second round

Caroline Wozniacki has become the first big name to crash out of the US Open after losing to world No.96 Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, while Novak Djokovic demolished his first-round opponent in the men`s draw.

Schiavone fights back to oust Robson

Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone was forced to fight back from a set down to beat British youngster Laura Robson in the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Kvitova win clinches Czechs` spot in Fed Cup final

Petra Kvitova put defending champions the Czech Republic into the Fed Cup final with a 6-4 7-6 win over Italy`s Francesca Schiavone on Sunday.

Schiavone, Kvitova the latest bug victims

The widespread viral infection at Indian Wells claimed two big names on Monday as former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova both pulled out.

Ivanovic beats Schiavone 6-1, 7-5 in Dubai

Ana Ivanovic defeated Francesca Schiavone 6-1, 7-5 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Pressure telling on Stosur, says Schiavone

Italian Francesca Schiavone thinks Sam Stosur is struggling to handle the pressure of public expectation ahead of the Australian Open. Stosur agrees.