Fed Cup: Maria Sharapova puts Russia in charge, Italy, Australia lead too
Fed Cup: Maria Sharapova puts Russia in charge, Italy, Australia lead too

Maria Sharapova defeated Urszula Radwanska 6-0, 6-3 as Russia took a 2-0 lead over Poland in the Fed Cup World Group Saturday with the superstar taking a first step towards the Rio Olympics.

Maria Sharapova to spearhead Russia in Fed Cup
Maria Sharapova to spearhead Russia in Fed Cup

World number two Maria Sharapova will spearhead Russia in their Fed Cup opening round match against Poland in Krakow from March 7-8, national Olympic team manager Vladimir Kamelzon said Tuesday.

Lucie Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic in Tokyo
Lucie Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic in Tokyo

Seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova battled back to beat wild card Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Pan Pacific quarter-finals, spoiling the Swiss teenager`s upward momentum this year.

Swiss teen Bencic upsets Kuznetsova in Tokyo
Swiss teen Bencic upsets Kuznetsova in Tokyo

Rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic upset two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-0 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo Monday, maintaining recent impressive form.

Citi Open: Svetlana Kuznetsova ends four-year title drought

Russian veteran tennis star Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Citi Open final, for her first WTA title in four years.

Halep eases into maiden grand slam semi-final in Paris

Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep outfoxed former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 6-2 to reach her first grand slam semi-final on Wednesday.

Rain delays start of action at French Open

Torrential rain delayed the start of quarter-final action on day 11 of the French Open on Wednesday.

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.

Kuznetsova leads senior surge as Paris stars fade

Svetlana Kuznetsova led a seniors surge into the French Open last 16 on Saturday with a marathon win over Petra Kvitova as Roland Garros lost the fourth of its top five seeds.

Kuznetsova downs Kvitova in French Open marathon

Svetlana Kuznetsova won a three-hour 13 minute thriller to defeat Petra Kvitova 6-7 (3/7), 6-1, 9-7 and reach the French Open last-16 Saturday as the tournament lost the fourth of its top five seeds.

Rafael Nadal plays unseeded Mayer as defence gathers pace

Top seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal’s trouble-free passage through the early rounds at the French Open is expected to continue against unseeded Argentine Leonardo Mayer in the third round on Saturday. 

Suarez Navarro claims Portugal title

Spain`s Carla Suarez Navarro claimed her first WTA title on Saturday when she beat Russia`s Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-4 at the Portugal Open.

Kuznetsova beats Vesnina to end final absence

Svetlana Kuznetsova reached her first final in more than three years on Friday with a 6-3, 6-1 semi-final win over fellow Russian Elena Vesnina at the ATP-WTA Portugal Open.

Sania-Black in BNP Paribas Open final

India`s Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black stormed into the women`s doubles final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament here.

Sabine Lisicki withdraws from Pattaya Open

Top seed Sabine Lisicki has withdrawn from the Pattaya Open due to a right shoulder injury.

Stosur survives as top players toil in warmups

Australia`s Samantha Stosur failed to allay fears she could be heading for another early exit at her home grand slam with a scrappy performance in Hobart while a trio of big names tumbled out of the Sydney International on Monday.

Petkovic, Radwanska through in China Open

World number four Agnieszka Radwanska powered her way through to the last 16 of the China Open with a convincing victory over American teenager Madison Keys on Wednesday.

Svetlana Kuznetsova out of Wimbledon

Former French Open and US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of an abdominal strain, the All England Club announced on Wednesday.

Li Na crashes out of Madrid Masters

It was a bad day for two of three Chinese tennis players at Madrid Masters as both Li Na and Zheng Jie lost their first round matches.

Svetlana Kuznetsova enters Portugal Open quarters

Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova has reached the quarterfinals of the Portugal Open tennis event beating Kazakhstan`s Galina Voskoboeva.