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Halep shows intent with first-round demolition in Paris


PARIS - Simona Halep knows the claycourts of Paris well after winning the juniors' title here six years ago, and she showed a firm intent to shake up the main tournament with a first-round demolition of Alisa Kleybanova.

Third-time lucky Li keeps her wits to win Australian Open

MELBOURNE - "Best speech ever" was the universal verdict to Li Na's unscripted thanks at the trophy ceremony after she erased two near-misses at Melbourne Park with a joyous victory in her third Australian Open final on Saturday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 25 Jan 2014

Li takes the extra step to win Australian Open

MELBOURNE - China's Li Na banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday to win her second major title and give the grand slam of the Asia-Pacific its first Asian singles champion.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 25 Jan 2014

Li hoping for third time lucky at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE - Li Na's memories of her previous Australian Open finals are not fond ones as she prepares for a third at Melbourne Park on Saturday against first-time finalist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 24 Jan 2014

Factbox - Australian Open women's finalists

MELBOURNE - Brief biographies of the women's finalists at the 2014 Australian Open on Saturday:

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 24 Jan 2014

Li's feet on the ground after reaching third final

MELBOURNE - Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final after her coach Carlos Rodriguez helped calm her for a thumping victory over teenager Eugenie Bouchard in the semi-finals on Thursday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 23 Jan 2014

Indian Wells organizers hope Williams sisters end boycott

- BNP Paribas Open organizers were hopeful that Serena Williams would end a 13-year boycott of the event at Indian Wells when the world number one's name was listed on Wednesday among the entries for this year's edition.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 22 Jan 2014

Tough words from coach helped me into semis: Li

- China's Li Na allowed herself a small smile of satisfaction after she advanced to her fourth Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday, mindful that an inquisition from coach Carlos Rodriguez earlier in the tournament had helped her get there.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 20 Jan 2014

Serena mulls lifting Indian Wells boycott

MELBOURNE - Women's world number one Serena Williams has held out the possibility of lifting her 13-year boycott of the Indian Wells tournament after being inspired by a movie about Nelson Mandela, the American said at the Australian Open on Friday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 17 Jan 2014

List of U.S. Open women's singles winners

- List of U.S. Open women's singles champions (since tennis turned professional in 1968).

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 08 Sep 2013
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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