Serena into Wimbledon last 16

Defending champion Serena Williams eased past Russia`s Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-2 to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Azarenka to meet Kirilenko in Kremlin Cup final

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reached her fourth final of the season here on Saturday, defeating Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in the semi-finals of the WTA Kremlin Cup.

Zvonareva shrugs off rain to grab Cincy tennis win

Sixth-seeded Vera Zvonareva waited through two rain delays totaling three and a half hours to pull off a come-from-behind victory over Maria Kirilenko in the Cincinnati Women`s Open.

Ferocious Zheng into Australian Open semis

Unseeded Zheng Jie became the first Chinese player ever to make the Australian Open semi-finals when she beat Russia’s Maria Kirilenko 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday. Zheng, who reached the same stage at Wimbledon in 2008, will now play Belgian wildcard Justine Henin for a place in Saturday’s final.

Kirilenko tells boyfriend: `Now go beat Federer`

Maria Kirilenko and her boyfriend Igor Andreev wanted to start 2010 with a bang.

Israeli Peer wins amid another round of protests

Israel’s Shahar Peer ignored noisy jeers at the ASB Classic from pro-Palestinian protestors Thursday, reaching the semi-finals over Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-0, 3-6, 6-1.