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Tweet fuels talk of Marion Bartoli return
Tweet fuels talk of Marion Bartoli return

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli sparked speculation on Tuesday of a return from retirement less than two years after bowing out of professional tennis.

Lucie Safarova closes in on WTA top ten
Lucie Safarova closes in on WTA top ten

The Czech Republic`s Lucie Safarova is banging at the door of an otherwise unchanged top ten in Monday`s WTA rankings thanks to her win in the Doha Open.

Victoria Azarenka to face Caroline Wozniacki in Qatar quarters
Victoria Azarenka to face Caroline Wozniacki in Qatar quarters

Victoria Azarenka will face another former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in an intriguing Qatar Open quarter-final after seeing off WTA rising star Elina Svitolina in three sets in Doha on Wednesday.

Venus Williams and Petra ​Kvitova head pile of scattered seeds in Dubai
Venus Williams and Petra ​Kvitova head pile of scattered seeds in Dubai

Titleholder Venus Williams and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova headed a long list of seeds blown away on Wednesday at the  Dubai Open.

Venus Williams suffers first Dubai defeat in a decade
Venus Williams suffers first Dubai defeat in a decade

Venus Williams lost her title and an unbeaten record stretching back a decade when she subsided to a 6-4, 6-2 third round Dubai Open defeat against Lucie Safarova

Peng Shuai loses to Tsvetana Pironkova in Dubai Open tennis
Peng Shuai loses to Tsvetana Pironkova in Dubai Open tennis

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai lost in a neck-and-neck match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round of the women's annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here.

Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova get out of jail in Dubai
Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova get out of jail in Dubai

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki both escaped from trouble when it seemed they might be on their way out of the Dubai Open on Tuesday.

Serena Williams, Genie Bouchard pull out of Dubai Tennis Championships
Serena Williams, Genie Bouchard pull out of Dubai Tennis Championships

Australian Open champion Serena Williams has pulled out of this week`s Dubai Tennis Championships, organisers said on Saturday.

Evgeniya Rodina trumps Kurumi Nara in second Pattaya upset
Evgeniya Rodina trumps Kurumi Nara in second Pattaya upset

Russia`s Evgeniya Rodina comfortably dispatched Japan`s Kurumi Nara in another surprise upset at Pattaya Thursday to make it through to the third round of the WTA tournament.

Top seed Peng Shuai tumbles out in Pattaya upset
Top seed Peng Shuai tumbles out in Pattaya upset

 China`s top ranked player Peng Shuai tumbled out of the Thailand Pattaya Open in a three set loss to Japan`s Misaki Doi, as two-time champion Vera Zvonareva advanced to the third round also at the expense of a Chinese player.

Broken toe cause of early Australian Open exit: Ana Ivanovic
Broken toe cause of early Australian Open exit: Ana Ivanovic

Former women's World No.1 Ana Ivanovic Wednesday cited a broken toe as one of the reasons for her first round exit from the Australian Open tennis tournament, saying it interfered with her preparation.

Fairytale ends for Madison Keys but grand slam hunger grows
Fairytale ends for Madison Keys but grand slam hunger grows

Making the semi-finals of the Australian Open gave Madison Keys belief she could contend with the best players in the women`s game, but also made the hard-hitting 19-year-old more determined to take an extra step at the grand slams.

Rod Laver Arena is really imposing, says smiling Lucie Hradecka
Rod Laver Arena is really imposing, says smiling Lucie Hradecka

For about 20 minutes on Monday, Lucie Hradecka felt that playing on Rod Laver Arena was so overwhelming that she was never going to be able to nail a first serve or return anything that Ana Ivanovic blasted at her.

Heather Watson wins Hobart International final
Heather Watson wins Hobart International final

England`s Heather Watson won her second WTA title with victory over Madison Brengle in the final of the Hobart International on Saturday.

Samantha Stosur seeks help for `choking` in matches: Reports
Samantha Stosur seeks help for `choking` in matches: Reports

Australia`s Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur has revealed she almost quit tennis last year as she continues to battle mental demons on the court, reports said on Sunday.

Halep in Shenzhen final, Kvitova out in upset
Halep in Shenzhen final, Kvitova out in upset

Top seed Simona Halep sailed into the WTA Shenzhen Open final on Friday and will face Timea Bacsinszky after the Swiss world number 47 upset double Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova.

Petra Kvitova marches on in Shenzhen
Petra Kvitova marches on in Shenzhen

Czech world number four Petra Kvitova thrashed Serbia`s Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday.

Ankita Raina wins maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title
Ankita Raina wins maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title

Continuing her steady progress in the WTA circuit, India's Ankita Raina overwhelmed British teenager Katy Dunne in straight sets in a one-sided final to lift her maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title at the Deccan Gymkhana here on Saturday.

WTA, Perform sign single biggest commercial contract in history of women's tennis
WTA, Perform sign single biggest commercial contract in history of women's tennis

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and Perform, a British media company, have signed a record deal worth 535 million dollars for the broadcasting rights to the women's tennis tour in its annual calendar, triggering the single biggest commercial contract in the history of women's sport.

Martina Navratilova to coach Agnieszka Radwanska
Martina Navratilova to coach Agnieszka Radwanska

 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is to coach former world number two Agnieszka Radwanska after Christmas, the Polish star has announced.