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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.

Eugenie Bouchard splits with coach Nick Saviano
Eugenie Bouchard splits with coach Nick Saviano

 Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard announced Wednesday that she has split with her long-time coach Nick Saviano.

Sania Mirza named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia
Sania Mirza named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was Tuesday appointed the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the South Asian region by UN Women at an event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women.

Melanie Oudin to undergo heart operation
Melanie Oudin to undergo heart operation

American tennis star Melanie Oudin, who was diagnosed last month with a heart condition, says she will undergo surgery for the problem on Thursday.

The 23-year-old Oudin said she was recently diagnosed with a type of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat.

WTA mulling new women`s tennis World Cup
WTA mulling new women`s tennis World Cup

Women`s tennis is considering introducing a new World Cup team event, its head said Saturday, a move which may bring competition for the soon-to-be-launched International Premier Tennis League.

WTA considers new women's team event
WTA considers new women's team event

The WTA, the governing body for women`s tennis, is considering a plan to set up its own team event.

China`s Li Na opens WTA Finals in Singapore
China`s Li Na opens WTA Finals in Singapore

Retired Chinese star Li Na opened the WTA Finals in Singapore with a ceremonial first serve on Monday.

Martina Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur
Martina Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur

 Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers".

India's Karman Kaur Thandi qualifies for WTA Future Stars final
India's Karman Kaur Thandi qualifies for WTA Future Stars final

 India's Karman Kaur Thandi qualified for the Under-16 finals of the 2014 WTA Future Stars event with a straight-set win over Indonesia's Rifanty Khafiany 6-1 7-5.

Cilic, Pavlyuchenkova win Kremlin Cup titles
Cilic, Pavlyuchenkova win Kremlin Cup titles

US Open champion Marin Cilic continued his fine season by beating fifth seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut in straight sets to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Sunday.

Serena Williams slams `sexist, racist` slur from Russian tennis boss
Serena Williams slams `sexist, racist` slur from Russian tennis boss

World number one Serena Williams lashed out at "sexist" and racist" comments from the head of Russian tennis Sunday after he jokingly called her and her sister Venus the "Williams brothers".

Reigning US Open champ Marin Cilic joins UAE Royals' IPTL campaign
Reigning US Open champ Marin Cilic joins UAE Royals' IPTL campaign

Reigning US Open champion and World No.9 Marin Cilic will represent the UAE Royals, the Dubai based IPTL franchise, in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

Marin Cilic to meet Roberto Bautista-Agut in Moscow`s final
Marin Cilic to meet Roberto Bautista-Agut in Moscow`s final

US Open champion Marin Cilic battled back from a set down to advance into the Kremlin Cup final after beating last year`s runner-up Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on Saturday.

WTA fines Russian tennis chief over Williams comments
WTA fines Russian tennis chief over Williams comments

The WTA said Friday it has fined Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev $25,000 over a comment questioning the gender of Serena and Venus Williams.

Local favourite Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on song in Moscow
Local favourite Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on song in Moscow

Sixth-seed local favourite Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova secured her second round Kremlin Cup ticket on Tuesday with a straight-set victory over Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh on Tuesday.

China set to hold elite women`s tennis event
China set to hold elite women`s tennis event

The expansion of women`s tennis into Asia gathered pace on Thursday when it was announced that a new WTA "Elite Trophy Zhuhai" will be played in southern China next year.

Maria Sharapova moves to second place in world rankings post China Open win
Maria Sharapova moves to second place in world rankings post China Open win

Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova climbed to the second place in the WTA women's rankings on Monday after defeating Petra Kvitova to claim the China Open title on Sunday.

Spain Davis Cup captain will need much more than Murray's praise
Spain Davis Cup captain will need much more than Murray's praise

For Spain's newly appointed Davis Cup captain, Gala Leon Garcia, Andy Murray's backing may not be enough for her to survive the demands of the game, on and off the court.

Determined Caroline Garcia dumps Agnieszka Radwanska out of Wuhan
Determined Caroline Garcia dumps Agnieszka Radwanska out of Wuhan

World number six Agnieszka Radwanska was booted out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open on Monday by a determined Caroline Garcia of France in a hard-fought three-set battle.