Australian Open, Day 2: Victoria Azarenka, Novak Djokovic lead proceedings as top seeds progress
Australian Open, Day 2: Victoria Azarenka, Novak Djokovic lead proceedings as top seeds progress

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka stormed through her grudge match with American Sloane Stephens on Tuesday to reach the second round at Melbourne Park.

Grudge match looms for comeback queen Victoria Azarenka
Grudge match looms for comeback queen Victoria Azarenka

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka faces a first-round grudge match against American Sloane Stephens as she seeks to resurrect her career at the opening Grand Slam of the season.

Sara Errani falls in Auckland first round
Sara Errani falls in Auckland first round

Second seed Sara Errani crashed out of the opening round of the Auckland Classic WTA tournament Monday, beaten in straight sets by Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova.

Top seed Ivanovic through in Birmingham but Stosur ousted

Top seed Ana Ivanovic breezed into the quarter-finals of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England with a 6-1 6-1 victory over American Lauren Davis on Thursday but second seed Samantha Stosur was knocked out.

Halep to meet Kuznetsova as Petkovic tackles Errani

Romania`s Simona Halep, the fourth and highest seed remaining in the French Open, qualified for the quarter-finals for the first time when she overcame America`s Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3.

Halep trying to make Romanian history

Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep reached the quarter-finals of the French Open on Monday as she defeated American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3.

Fourth seed Halep, Stephens into French Open last 16

Fourth seed Simona Halep had too many tricks up her sleeve for unseeded Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor as she glided into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-0 win on Saturday.

Stephens leads way for USA

She is the top-ranked American player left in the woman`s draw but that matters not to Sloane Stephens.

Sharapova joins Li Na to move into third round of Madrid Open

Russian ace Maria Sharapova has joined Chinese star Li Na in moving into the third round of the women`s Madrid Open following their respective second round wins on Tuesday.

Pennetta beats injured Radwanska in Indian Wells final

Italy`s Flavia Pennetta captured the biggest title of her career on Sunday when she beat Poland`s ailing Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Li Na downs Dominika Cibulkova to reach Indian Wells semis

Australian Open champion Li Na booked her semi-final berth at the Indian Wells hardcourt tennis tournament with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Dominika Cibulkova.

Holders Italy grab 2-0 Fed Cup lead over USA

Defending champions Italy moved within one match of advancing past the United States to the Fed Cup semi-finals after victories by Karin Knapp and Camila Giorgi on Saturday.

Australian Open: Advancing Azarenka sidesteps marriage talk

Victoria Azarenka had more trouble ducking questions about marriage than she did in overcoming Sloane Stephens on her way to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.

Defending champion Victoria Azarenka into Aussie quarters

Victoria Azarenka blasted past young American Sloane Stephens and into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday as the defending champion hit top form.

Victoria Azarenka enters fourth round of Australian Open

Defending Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has strengthened her title hopes after making into the knockout phases of the tournament following her third-round victory on Saturday.

No looking back in anger for American Stephens

Sloane Stephens was keen to swat away any references to a controversial clash against Victoria Azarenka at last year`s Australian Open as the American advanced to a possible fourth-round clash against the two-times champion on Monday.

Stephens suffers injury ahead of Australian Open

Rising star Sloane Stephens` Australian Open preparation suffered an untimely setback with a wrist injury at the mixed teams Hopman Cup on Friday.

Serena rivalry making me a better player, says Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka thinks her rivalry with Serena Williams is making her a better player and is looking forward to renewing it over the next four weeks at the Brisbane International and the Australian Open.

Sharapova to return to tennis next week for exhibition game against Ivanovic

Former World No.1 Maria Sharapova will play her first match since August when she takes on Serbian player Ana Ivanovic in Bogota, Colombia next week in an exhibition match.

US Open 2013: Serena Williams beats Sloane Stephens as Andy Murray cruises

Serena Williams easily won her eagerly-awaited clash with Sloane Stephens at the US Open on Sunday as normal service resumed at the last grand slam of year.