Romania's Simona Halep downed big-hitting American Madison Keys 6-4 6-2 to reach the last four at the Wuhan Open in China on Thursday and clinch a place at the season-ending WTA Finals.
Factbox on Germany's Angelique Kerber, who will contest her first U.S. Open women's singles final on Saturday against Czech 10th seed Karolina Pliskova.
RIO DE JANEIRO Top seed Novak Djokovic faces a hazardous first round at the Rio Olympics after Thursday's draw pitted him against Argentine powerhouse Juan Martin del Potro, the man who denied him a medal four years ago in London.
Following is a list of American Serena Williams' 22 grand slam singles titles as she equaled Steffi Graf's professional era record with victory at Wimbledon on Saturday
LONDON A time violation warning, a few spots of rain and the thunderous groundstrokes of her rival could not throw Venus Williams off her long-limbed stride as she reached the Wimbledon third round with a 7-5 4-6 6-3 win over Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari on Thursday.
LONDON Venus Williams accused Wimbledon officials of discriminating against its women champions and wants "equality" when it comes to scheduling matches on its two biggest showcourts.
LONDON After a season plagued with injuries and a health scare Jelena Jankovic, perhaps more than anyone, needed the tonic of a few days soaking up the Mallorcan sunshine last week.
Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber rebounded from early exits at her last two tournaments with a 6-1 6-1 second-round victory over Barbora Strycova at the Miami Open on Friday.
A dominant Serena Williams proved far too strong for defending champion Simona Halep as the American eased into the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-4 6-3 victory on Wednesday.
Serena Williams sent down seven aces on her way to a comprehensive 6-2 6-2 victory over Kateryna Bondarenko at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, setting up a mouth-watering quarter-final against defending champion Simona Halep.