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Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova; Radwanska wins

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SINGAPORE - Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova's bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to outlast the Russian 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 in their marathon opening group match at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.

Serving stigmas still haunting resurgent Ivanovic

SINGAPORE - When Ana Ivanovic crunched Serena Williams's opening serve back past the world number one for a venomous winner it suggested she wasn't going to be overawed by her illustrious opponent. The Serb's own serve, however, told a different story.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 21 Oct 2014

Williams, Halep enjoy opening wins at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE - Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia's Ana Ivanovic to open the defense of her WTA Finals title with a 6-4 6-4 victory in the opening match of the elite eight-player tournament on Monday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 20 Oct 2014

Serving stigmas still haunting resurgent Ivanovic

SINGAPORE - When Ana Ivanovic crunched Serena Williams's opening serve back past the world number one for a venomous winner it suggested she wasn't going to be overawed by her illustrious opponent. The Serb's own serve, however, told a different story.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 20 Oct 2014

Williams tests injured knee by doing the splits

SINGAPORE - World number one Serena Williams erased any concerns about her dicky left knee with a 6-4 6-4 win over Ana Ivanovic at the WTA Finals on Monday that featured two eye-popping demonstrations of her flexibility.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 20 Oct 2014

Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur

SINGAPORE - 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".

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 20 Oct 2014

Serena slams Russian chief for 'sexist' slur

SINGAPORE - World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" comments after the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president described her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers".

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 19 Oct 2014

Serena leads ailing women to Singapore for WTA Finals

SINGAPORE - The top eight women in world tennis have limped to the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore this week, with creaking knees and form fears casting a shadow over the WTA's latest big tournament push in Asia.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 18 Oct 2014

Williams gets kind draw for WTA Finals defense

SINGAPORE - World number one Serena Williams was handed the best possible draw for her WTA Finals title defense with the 33-year-old American grouped with two injury doubts and avoiding the in-form players.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 18 Oct 2014

WTA bans Russia tennis chief for 'Williams brothers' jibe

- The president of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 and banned from the women's tour for a year after referring to Serena and Venus Williams as "the Williams brothers" on a television chat show last week.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 17 Oct 2014
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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