Madrid Open: Simona Halep stunned by Alize Cornet, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki through
Madrid Open: Simona Halep stunned by Alize Cornet, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki through

 World number two Simona Halep slumped to a shock 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 defeat to France`s Alize Cornet in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday.

Simona Halep stunned by Alize Cornet, Maria Sharapova through in Madrid
Simona Halep stunned by Alize Cornet, Maria Sharapova through in Madrid

World number two Simona Halep slumped to a shock 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 defeat to France`s Alize Cornet in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday.

Victoria Azarenka against Venus Williams in first round of Madrid Masters
Victoria Azarenka against Venus Williams in first round of Madrid Masters

World No.16 Venus Williams and No.31 Victoria Azarenka are the two star tennis players clashing in the first round of the Madrid Masters.

Serena Williams holds top spot in WTA rankings
Serena Williams holds top spot in WTA rankings

With 9,981 points, American Serena Williams continues to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings published on Monday.

Angelique Kerber shocks Caroline Wozniacki in Stuttgart final
Angelique Kerber shocks Caroline Wozniacki in Stuttgart final

Germany`s Angelique Kerber extended her winning streak to 11 matches with a three-sets win over Caroline Wozniacki to win the Stuttgart claycourt title on Sunday.

Champion Maria Sharapova dumped by Angelique Kerber in Stuttgart
Champion Maria Sharapova dumped by Angelique Kerber in Stuttgart

Three-time defending Stuttgart champion Maria Sharapova lost her opening claycourt match of the season Thursday, going down 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Germany`s Angelique Kerber in the German city.

Fed Cup final: Russia to face Germany without injured Maria Sharapova
Fed Cup final: Russia to face Germany without injured Maria Sharapova

Russia`s hopes of winning a place in the Fed Cup final suffered a setback as world number two Maria Sharapova dropped out through injury just days ahead of the semi-final with Germany.

French Open increase in prize money pot to euros 20.2m
French Open increase in prize money pot to euros 20.2m

Come May, and the winner of French Open will earn more in prize money. The organisers of the prestigious clay court tennis tournament, French Tennis Federation announced that the total pot has been increased by three million euros to over 28 million, with singles champions receiving 1.8m each.

Maria Sharapova to miss Fed Cup clash with Germany
Maria Sharapova to miss Fed Cup clash with Germany

World number two Maria Sharapova will miss Russia`s Fed Cup semi-final with Germany this weekend in Sochi because of a leg injury, the Russian tennis federation announced Tuesday.

Leander Paes jumps on the IPTL bandwagon, to play for Japan Warriors
Leander Paes jumps on the IPTL bandwagon, to play for Japan Warriors

The 2015 edition of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will see Leander Paes taking on some of the greatest names of the sport. The 41-year-old was on Sunday drafted into Japan Warriors, the league's new and fifth franchise.

WTA rankings: Carla Suarez breaks into top 10 as Serena Williams consolidates
WTA rankings: Carla Suarez breaks into top 10 as Serena Williams consolidates

Spain`s Carla Suarez for the first time broke into the top 10 of the WTA rankings, published Monday, after reaching the final of the Miami tournament.

Simona Halep bows out but more struggles with Serena Williams await
Simona Halep bows out but more struggles with Serena Williams await

Simona Halep is emerging as one of the few players on Tour capable of putting up a real fight against Serena Williams and the Romanian`s performance in Thursday`s Miami Open semi-final was another indication of her growing stature in the game.

Miami Open: Maria Sharapova suffers shock loss, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki progress
Miami Open: Maria Sharapova suffers shock loss, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki progress

Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6(4) 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open on Thursday.

Hard for Simona Halep to think of top spot while Serena Williams rules
Hard for Simona Halep to think of top spot while Serena Williams rules

World number three Simona Halep says it is hard to imagine reaching the top of the world rankings as long as Serena Williams is playing the game but believes she has what it takes to win a grand slam. 

My Russian heritage is non-negotiable, says Maria Sharapova
My Russian heritage is non-negotiable, says Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova`s life-changing move from Siberia to Florida as a seven-year-old propelled her on a path to fame and fortune but she says she would never turn her back on her mother country.

Indian Wells finalist Jelena Jankovic breaks into top 20
Indian Wells finalist Jelena Jankovic breaks into top 20

Serbia`s Jelena Jankovic, the runner-up in Indian Wells final, climbed four places to 17th in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday. 

Novak Djokovic`s success is about dealing with pressure
Novak Djokovic`s success is about dealing with pressure

Novak Djokovic leaned back in his chair in the hot sun, took a drink of water, and couldn`t stop his hands from shaking.

Sharapova, Djokovic advance at Indian Wells, Wozniacki out
Sharapova, Djokovic advance at Indian Wells, Wozniacki out

Second seed Maria Sharapova and defending champ Novak Djokovic eased through third round Indian Wells matchups but fourth seeded Caroline Wozniacki bit the dust in the California desert on Monday.

Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova battles past error-prone Victoria Azarenka
Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova battles past error-prone Victoria Azarenka

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova needed six match points to grind out a 6-4, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka in a rare early marquee matchup at Indian Wells on Monday.

Paribas Open: Maria Sharapova, Flavia Pennetta reach third round
Paribas Open: Maria Sharapova, Flavia Pennetta reach third round

Twice winner Maria Sharapova and reigning champion Flavia Pennetta advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, though in sharply contrasting fashion.