Serena Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking after Maria Sharapova loses
Serena Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking after Maria Sharapova loses

Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals.

Caroline Wozniacki beats Agnieszka​ Radwanska in Singapore
Caroline Wozniacki beats Agnieszka​ Radwanska in Singapore

Denmark`s Caroline Wozniacki beat Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-3 at the WTA Finals in Singapore Wednesday to take top position in White Group of the season finale.

Singapore's bright lights leaves tennis players in the dark
Singapore's bright lights leaves tennis players in the dark

Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova were far from happy to be caught in the glare of the stadium lights at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Tuesday.

Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova; Agnieszk​a Radwanska wins
Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova; Agnieszk​a Radwanska wins

Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova`s bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to outlast the Russian 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 in their marathon opening group match at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.

Caroline Wozniacki outlasts erratic Maria Sharapova in WTA Finals
Caroline Wozniacki outlasts erratic Maria Sharapova in WTA Finals

 Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova`s bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to down the Russian 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 in their marathon opening group match of the WTA Finals on Tuesday.

Serena Williams slams `sexist, racist` slur from Russian tennis boss
Serena Williams slams `sexist, racist` slur from Russian tennis boss

World number one Serena Williams lashed out at "sexist" and racist" comments from the head of Russian tennis Sunday after he jokingly called her and her sister Venus the "Williams brothers".

Russian Federation chief apologises for jibe at Williams sisters
Russian Federation chief apologises for jibe at Williams sisters

 Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) President Shamil Tarpishchev has officially apologised for making an inappropriate comment about the Williams sisters on state television.

Serena Williams tops WTA world rankings
Serena Williams tops WTA world rankings

Serena Williams continued to dominate the WTA rankings despite being sidelined with an injury to her left knee.

Maria Sharapova moves to second place in world rankings post China Open win
Maria Sharapova moves to second place in world rankings post China Open win

Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova climbed to the second place in the WTA women's rankings on Monday after defeating Petra Kvitova to claim the China Open title on Sunday.

Maria Sharapova digs deep to beat Petra Kvitova in China Open final
Maria Sharapova digs deep to beat Petra Kvitova in China Open final

In a gruelling China Open final, Maria Sharapova dug deep to beat Petra Kvitova 6-4 2-6 6-3 on Sunday. The match in Beijing lasted two hours and 28 minutes. With the win, the Russian climbed up to number two in the WTA singles rankings.

Field set for WTA finals in Singapore
Field set for WTA finals in Singapore

Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard, Poland`s Agnieszka Radwanska, US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic have wrapped up the last four spots at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

Djokovic, Sharapova win in China Open as Wozniacki falls
Djokovic, Sharapova win in China Open as Wozniacki falls

Novak Djokovic continued his 100 percent record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov line-up for Brisbane
Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov line-up for Brisbane

French Open champion Maria Sharapova is set to take part in the Brisbane International as a tune-up for January`s Australian Open, along with Grigor Dimitrov, Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Stosur.

Sharapova, Berdych win but Radwanska falls in China
Sharapova, Berdych win but Radwanska falls in China

Five-times Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova made it through to the third round of the $5.4 million China Open Tuesday, while men`s third seed Tomas Berdych won his opening match.

Maria Sharapova powers through, Sara Errani tumbles in China
Maria Sharapova powers through, Sara Errani tumbles in China

World number four Maria Sharapova powered through her first-round match at the $5.4 million China Open on Sunday, but faces a tricky opponent at the next stage in Beijing.

Petra Kvitova ends Caroline Garcia's dream run to enter Wuhan semis
Petra Kvitova ends Caroline Garcia's dream run to enter Wuhan semis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova ended the dream run of France`s Caroline Garcia with a clinical performance to reach the semi-finals of the Wuhan Open on Thursday.

Maria Sharapova dumped out by Swiss qualifier in Wuhan
Maria Sharapova dumped out by Swiss qualifier in Wuhan

Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky continued to swipe past the seeds at the Wuhan Open on Wednesday by dumping world number four Maria Sharapova from the hard court tournament with a 7-6(3) 7-5 victory.

Seeds tumble at Wuhan Open but Maria Sharapova survives
Seeds tumble at Wuhan Open but Maria Sharapova survives

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.

Serena Williams dominates WTA rankings
Serena Williams dominates WTA rankings

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

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.