Removing Serena Williams as No 1 a step too far: Simona Halep
Removing Serena Williams as No 1 a step too far: Simona Halep

Simona Halep looked back on a "special year" Sunday following her remarkable ascent to number two in the rankings, but said the top spot remains a distant dream while Serena Williams is still playing.

Ivanovic in awe of Venus Williams

Venus Williams is close to her best again, according to Ana Ivanovic, the former world number one from Serbia, who managed to take only three games off the seven times former Grand Slam winner at the Dubai Open on Wednesday.

China`s Li targets second Slam title

China`s Li Na set her sights on a second Grand Slam title Saturday as she voiced hope a new, more aggressive approach could help her end her Australian Open jinx.

Coach says Li Na rose up to challenge against Serena

Chinese tennis player Li Na`s coach Carlos Rodriguez has said that he was proud of how this year`s Australian Open finalist played against Serena Williams in the WTA Championships final because it showed him what she can do if she was asked to.

Age no barrier as Li Na hits new heights

Li Na`s fine performance in getting to the final of the season-ending WTA Championships was one in the eye for those who suggested that her best was behind her.

Serena Williams predicts even better years to come

Serena Williams believes her best years may still be ahead of her after she ended 2013 in record-breaking style on Sunday.

Jelena Jankovic questions Serena William`s sportsmanship

Jelena Jankovic appeared to question Serena Williams` sportsmanship after losing a close three-set match to the game`s leading player in the semi-finals of the WTA Championships.

Li Na continues late-career surge

Li Na continued her remarkable late-career surge by reaching the final of the WTA Championships, the tour`s flagship season-ending tournament, for the first time on Saturday.

Li Na strikes first for China as Azarenka goes out

Li Na, the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title, added another famous first to her collection when she reached the semi-finals of the WTA Championships with a 6-2, 6-1 rout of an ailing Victoria Azarenka on Friday.

Serena keeps it simple with third win

Round-robin formats at tennis tournaments can cause confusion but Serena Williams has an easy solution, just keep winning.

Serena Williams powers to second win in Istanbul, Jelena Jankovic shines

World number one Serena Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the eighth time in eight matches between them to move ominoulsy towards the semi-finals of the WTA Championships.

Azarenka beats Sara Errani to win WTA Championships opener

World number two Victoria Azarenka has won the opening match of the WTA Championships on Tuesday by beating Italian Sara Errani 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Serena Williams aims to end 2013 on high in Istanbul

Serena Williams` verdict that she is "a bit disappointed" with her 2013 season indicates her urgency to overtake the 18 Grand Slam titles of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.

Angelique Kerber grabs final berth for WTA Finals

Angelique Kerber grabbed the eighth and final spot in the year-ending WTA Championships with the win in the quarterfinals of the Linz Open.

Radwanska mulls `playing left-handed` to beat Serena!

Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska has said that it is really tough to beat Serena Williams because she dictates everything like in their semi-final China Open clash on Saturday, where the Pole lost and joked she could now turn to playing left-handed to beat her.

Kirilenko, Petrova win WTA Championships

Russian women`s tennis pair of Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova won the WTA Championships after beating Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the final.

Williams defeats Sharapova to win WTA championships

Serena Williams completed a straight-sets victory over Russia`s Maria Sharapova in the WTA Championships final in Istanbul Sunday to win the tournament for the third time.

Maria Sharapova in Istanbul final after beating Azarenka

Maria Sharapova upset World No.1 Victoria Azarenka in straight sets to book an encounter with Serena Williams in Sunday`s WTA Championships final.

Victoria Azarenka secures No.1 ranking

Victoria Azarenka defeated China`s Li Na at the USD 4.9 million WTA Championships, a result that ensures the Belarusian holds the World No.1 spot at the end of the tennis season.

Aggression powered me past Errani: Sharapova

Aggression powered Maria Sharapova to victory over Italy`s Sara Errani in her opening match at the $4.9 million WTA championships here, the Russian said.