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Sharapova falls short

Serena Williams made the semifinals of the WTA Finals and earned the yearend No. 1 ranking without hitting a ball on Friday. Williams’ fortune was at the expense of Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova. Ivanovic had a shot at reaching the semis, and Sharapova had a slimmer chance at the ...

Serena rolls by Bouchard

Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA ...

Halep routs Serena at WTA Finals

Oct 22, 2014

Halep routs Serena at WTA Finals

Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion’s career. The last time Williams managed to win just two games in a WTA Tour or ...

In-shape Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova during WTA Finals

Oct 22, 2014

In-shape Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova during WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki credited her training for next month’s New York Marathon as a key factor in her victory over Maria Sharapova in a grueling three-set match in the WTA Finals on Tuesday. Wozniacki won 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 to beat Sharapova for the ...

Serena takes opener at finals

Oct 21, 2014

Serena takes opener at finals

A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams from extending her winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16 straight victories at the season-ending championships by ...

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

Oct 20, 2014

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals. The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 ...

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

Oct 19, 2014

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

David Ferrer came from a break down in the final set to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3) on Saturday and set up a final against Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open. Top-seeded Ferrer will appear in his fourth final ...

Oct 19, 2014

Serena hits back at Russian official

Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist. Shamil Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from tour involvement for a year for making the comments on ...

Oct 18, 2014

Tarpischev gets one-year WTA ban

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams’ gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday that it is seeking Tarpischev’s ...

Federer outlasts Simon to win Shanghai Masters

Oct 12, 2014

Federer outlasts Simon to win Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer edged a resilient Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-2) to win the Shanghai Masters and claim the 81st title of his career on Sunday. The 17-time Grand Slam winner had blown away world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals ...

Stosur retains Japan Open title in Osaka

Oct 12, 2014

Stosur retains Japan Open title in Osaka

Big-serving Australian Samantha Stosur retained a title for the first time in her career Sunday with a resounding 7-6, 6-3 victory over Zarina Diyas in the Japan Women’s Open final. Top seed Stosur, who has struggled to hit the heights since winning the U.S. ...

Federer powers past Djokovic, into Shanghai Masters final

Oct 12, 2014

Federer powers past Djokovic, into Shanghai Masters final

Roger Federer blew away Novak Djokovic in a fearsome Shanghai Masters performance Saturday to end the Serb’s incredible winning streak in China and set up a final with Gilles Simon. A brilliant attacking display from the 17-time Grand Slam winner, who served with aggression ...

Rivals set for Shanghai semi

Oct 11, 2014

Rivals set for Shanghai semi

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer set up a rematch of their Wimbledon final with convincing straight-set wins to reach the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 to extend his winning streak in China to 28 ...