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Australian Open: List of Women's Singles champions in Open Era
Australian Open: List of Women's Singles champions in Open Era

American tennis icon Serena Williams on Saturday romped home to her 19th Grand Slam singles title defeating her rival, Maria Sharapova in just little under two hours in front of a packed Rod Laver Arena crowd.

Li Na always dreamed of being a stay-home mum
Li Na always dreamed of being a stay-home mum

Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na Tuesday said she has long wanted a child and to be a stay-at-home mum after announcing she was pregnant at the Australian Open.

Retired star Li Na announces pregnancy to Aussie crowd
Retired star Li Na announces pregnancy to Aussie crowd

Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na announced she was pregnant Monday in front of 15,000 cheering fans at the Australian Open.

Tina Maze heads race for Laureus Sportswoman of Year Award
Tina Maze heads race for Laureus Sportswoman of Year Award

Some of the world's biggest sporting stars, including Sochi Winter Olympics medallist Tina Maze, are involved in a fierce competition for the 2015 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award, which is promising to be one of the closest contests ever.

Coming to Broadway soon? Serena, the musical
Coming to Broadway soon? Serena, the musical

Serena Williams said she`d like to see a musical of her life performed on Broadway after she reached the WTA Finals title match following a strong dose of drama and Mariah Carey.

China`s Li Na opens WTA Finals in Singapore
China`s Li Na opens WTA Finals in Singapore

Retired Chinese star Li Na opened the WTA Finals in Singapore with a ceremonial first serve on Monday.

China`s Li Na rules out retirement U-turn
China`s Li Na rules out retirement U-turn

Chinese star Li Na ruled out a return to tennis Sunday despite quitting the sport just months after winning her second Grand Slam title.

Australian Open lifts prizemoney by 10%
Australian Open lifts prizemoney by 10%

The Australian Open will hike total prizemoney 10 percent in 2014 to A$36 million ($31.44 million), organisers said on Tuesday.

Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open
Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal.

Li Na says tennis `only chance` after father`s death
Li Na says tennis `only chance` after father`s death

China`s Li Na said her ground-breaking career can be traced back to the death of her father when she was 14, a pivotal moment which meant tennis success was her "only chance".

Serena Williams dominates WTA rankings
Serena Williams dominates WTA rankings

American Serena Williams continued to dominate the WTA rankings, the latest list published Monday.

Playing less extended my career: Serena Williams
Playing less extended my career: Serena Williams

World number one Serena Williams said Monday that playing less tennis has helped extend her glittering career, as she acknowledged in the wake of Li Na`s retirement that players` bodies can "betray" them.

Maria Sharapova leads tributes as Li Na says goodbye
Maria Sharapova leads tributes as Li Na says goodbye

Maria Sharapova led tributes to Li Na at China`s Wuhan Open Sunday as the local hero tearfully explained her decision to retire to journalists in Beijing.

`No regrets` for retiring Li Na at emotional farewell
`No regrets` for retiring Li Na at emotional farewell

Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na said Sunday she has "no regrets" about her decision to retire over persistent knee injuries, but told an emotional news conference she reached the decision only after thinking long and hard.

Nishikori says hopes to fill Li void in Asia
Nishikori says hopes to fill Li void in Asia

The retirement of China`s Li Na may have robbed Asian tennis of its brightest star, but U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori has put up his hand to fill the breach.

Kei Nishikori expresses shock over Li Na retirement
Kei Nishikori expresses shock over Li Na retirement

Japan`s Kei Nishikori expressed shocked over Chinese star Li Na`s injury-forced retirement on Friday but added that he hopes to become the new leader of tennis in Asia.

Angelique Kerber salutes retiring Li Na
Angelique Kerber salutes retiring Li Na

World No.8 Angelique Kerber on Friday paid tribute to the retiring two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na of China, who announced her departure from tennis Friday.

`Sad day` for tennis, says Martina Hingis on Li Na`s exit
`Sad day` for tennis, says Martina Hingis on Li Na`s exit

Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis said Friday Li Na`s retirement was a loss to world tennis, crediting the Chinese star with raising the game`s profile in her home country.

Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announces retirement
Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announces retirement

Two-time Grand Slam champion, Lina Na has announced her retirement. The 32-year-old confirmed the news through her official Facebook account in a note titled "Letter From Li Na".

China`s Li Na set to retire - State media
China`s Li Na set to retire - State media

China`s two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia`s most successful tennis career.