Kvitova, Li, Zvonareva, Williams withdraw from this week’s tournaments

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Three top players, Petra Kvitova, Li Na, and Vera Zvonareva, have announced withdrawals for the $2,000,000 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, while Serena Williams will skip the Whirlpool Monterrey Open. World No.3 Kvitova announced on...

Clijsters advances to Australian Open quarterfinals with four match points saved against Li

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The fourth round of the Australian Open feautred a rematch of last year's final and the outcome was the same - Kim Clijsters defeated Li Na. The score 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 took the Belgian...

Predictions for 2012 year-end WTA Top 10, best foreteller wins an autograph

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The 2012 has gained its full swing with the Australian Open, and our loyal contributor and reader John Bolan would like to share his predictions of how the Top 10 rankings will look like...

Big names successfully complete Friday third round matches at the Australian Open

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Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic, Li Na, Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska all advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open and only Azarenka lost more than four games in a set. Wozniacki...

Azarenka, Li cruise through Australian Open first round

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The weekend's Sydney finalists Victoria Azarenka and Li Na are both safely through to the second round of the Australian Open. Sydney titlist Azarenka felt Heather Watson's resistance only in the first two games of...

Australian Open 2012 preview: women’s field wide open

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Dear readers, professional tennis instructor Florian Meier from OnlineTennisInstruction.com is back with another guest post, this time presenting his take on the Australian Open women's draw. Florian's previous contributions to Women's Tennis Blog included in-depth...

Azarenka prevents Li’s back-to-back titles in Sydney

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Playing against defending champion Li Na in the final of the Apia International Sydney, Victoria Azarenka dominated the first set 6-2 before Li stormed through the second without facing a break point and by...

Li reaches back-to-back Sydney finals, ends Kvitova’s bid for No.1

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Saying "It’s sport" on her Facebook page, Petra Kvitova consoled herself after a 1-6 7-5 6-2 loss to Li Na in the semifinals of the Apia International Sydney. As you know, Kvitova could have...

Li Na welcomes Lisicki, Moya and Sampras in Wuhan

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There was a big women’s tennis exhibition event in Singapore during the weekend, and elsewhere in Asia there was more relaxed tennis going on – the reigning Roland Garros champion Li Na welcomed fellow...

Part 2: Top 10 players in 2011 – what do their losses suggest?

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On Monday our guest poster and stats lover Omair dug us into the numbers of his detailed analysis about the number of wins year-end Top 10 players scored over Top 10 players in 2011...