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Victoria Azarenka, Daniela Hantuchova withdraw from WTA event
Victoria Azarenka, Daniela Hantuchova withdraw from WTA event

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus has withdrawn from next week`s WTA event in Washington because of a right shoulder injury, tournament officials said Thursday.

Lesia Tsurenko wins first WTA title in Istanbul
Lesia Tsurenko wins first WTA title in Istanbul

Ukraine`s Lesia Tsurenko, ranked 71 in the world, won her first WTA tournament, the Istanbul Cup on Sunday, when she defeated Poland`s Urszula Radwanska 7-5, 6-1.

Wimbledon set for heat breaks - but only for women
Wimbledon set for heat breaks - but only for women

Wimbledon, long associated with depressing rain delays, will introduce emergency playing rules for hot weather for the first time on Wednesday when temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30s.

Wimbledon set for heat breaks -- but only for women
Wimbledon set for heat breaks -- but only for women

Wimbledon, for long associated with depressing rain delays, will introduce emergency playing rules for hot weather for the first time on Wednesday when temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30s.

Laura Robson to end injury nightmare at Eastbourne
Laura Robson to end injury nightmare at Eastbourne

Former British number one Laura Robson revealed on Thursday that she will finally return to action in the Wimbledon warm-up event at Eastbourne after 17 months out with a wrist injury.

Sabine Lisicki fires record 27 aces
Sabine Lisicki fires record 27 aces

Big-serving German Sabine Lisicki blasted 27 aces in her second round Birmingham triumph over Belinda Bencic on Wednesday, a new record for a WTA tournament.

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic beaten in Birmingham
Defending champion Ana Ivanovic beaten in Birmingham

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic double-faulted on match point on the way to losing to qualifier Michelle Larcher De Brito in the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Wednesday.

Croatian Ana​ Konjuh wins Nottingham final
Croatian Ana​ Konjuh wins Nottingham final

Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh won her first WTA tour title on Monday when she defeated Romania`s Monica Niculescu 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the final in Nottingham.

Mahut and Giorgi claim victories in Rosmalen

Two weeks before the start of Wimbledon, Nicolas Mahut and Camila Giorgi won the ATP and WTA grass tournaments respectively in Rosmalen.

The 33-year-old French qualifier Mahut beat second seeded David Goffin from Belgium 7-6(1), 6-1 in the final on Sunday, Xinhua reported. 

Lucie Safarova withdraws from Birmingham WTA event
Lucie Safarova withdraws from Birmingham WTA event

Losing French Open finalist Lucie Safarova has withdrawn from the WTA grass-court tournament in Birmingham that gets under way on Monday.

Qualifier Nicolas ​Mahut, Camila Giorgi win Dutch grass-court titles
Qualifier Nicolas ​Mahut, Camila Giorgi win Dutch grass-court titles

Frenchman Nicolas Mahut came through the qualifying rounds to win the Dutch grass court event at `s-Hertogenbosch on Sunday, beating Belgian David Goffin 7-6 (7/1), 6-1.

Novak Djokovic back in action as top seed in Rome
Novak Djokovic back in action as top seed in Rome

Novak Djokovic returns to clay-court action after a three-week break hoping to put the final touches on his impeccable game with a fourth title at the Italian Open.

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.

Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep book Stuttgart semi berths​
Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep book Stuttgart semi berths​

Romania`s Simona Halep will face Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart after her straight-sets win over Italy`s Sara Errani on Friday.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis suffer shock first defeat in Stuttgart
Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis suffer shock first defeat in Stuttgart

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lost their first competitive match as a women's doubles team as they crashed out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix here.

Will do all I can to remain number one: Sania Mirza
Will do all I can to remain number one: Sania Mirza

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza says she would do all it takes to maintain her world number one ranking.

France seek another Fed Cup surprise against Czechs
France seek another Fed Cup surprise against Czechs

Memories of a spectacular comeback against Italy two months ago will propel France as they face holders the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup semi-finals at the weekend.

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.

Hope more youngsters take up sports as career: Sania Mirza
Hope more youngsters take up sports as career: Sania Mirza

Back in the country after a third successive WTA title triumph which catapulted her to the top of world doubles rankings, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza hopes that her feat would inspire youngsters to take up the sport as a career.

Becoming world no. 1 is surreal feeling: Sania Mirza
Becoming world no. 1 is surreal feeling: Sania Mirza

 There has been many cherished moments in her eventful tennis journey during the last decade but the enormity of becoming World No 1 is such that Sania Mirza has been left with a "surreal feeling" even though she had always dreamt of achieving this feat.