Svetlana Kuznetsova wins Pilot Pen title when Agnes Szavay retires

Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia won her first title this season when qualifier Agnes Szavay of Hungary retired with a back injury Saturday while leading 6-4, 0-3 at the Pilot Pen. Agnes Szavay missed an...

Henin wins Rogers Cup, beats Jankovic yet again

Top-seeded Justine Henin claimed her sixth title of the year with a thrilling 7-6(3), 7-5 victory over second-seeded Jelena Jankovic at the Rogers Cup presented by American Express in Toronto. This match was Henin's seventh...

Henin, Golovin, Jankovic, Zi in Rogers Cup semifinals

It was a very windy day in Toronto, but top-ranked Justine Henin managed to beat Nadia Petrova in straight sets 7-6 6-3. The Belgian will next meet Chinese qualifier Yan Zi, famous for defeating...

Amelie Mauresmo, Na Li withdraw from US Open

France’s Amelie Mauresmo and China’s Na Li won’t play at the US Open which starts August 27. As expected, former world number one Amelie Mauresmo has pulled out of the final Grand Slam of the...

Ana Ivanovic suffers shock loss at Rogers Cup in a day of upsets

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic was surprisingly beaten 6-3, 6-1 by China's Zi Yan in the second round of Toronto. Yan, a Grand Slam champion in doubles, played well above her ranking of 169, giving...

Maria Sharapova to visit Chernobyl for the first time

Highest-paid female athlete Maria Sharapova plans to visit Chernobyl, perhaps after Wimbledon next July, as a United Nations goodwill ambassador. Sharapova's family was one of many affected by the nuclear catastrophe that took place 21...

Ivanovic sails past Petrova, wins Los Angeles Classic

Third seed Ana Ivanovic clinched her second title of the year beating fourth seed Nadia Petrova in the final of the East West Bank Classic in Los Angeles. The Serb won 7-5 6-4 to...

Battling Ivanovic beats Jankovic, advances to Los Angeles final

World No.5 Ana Ivanovic extended her head-to-head superiority over Jelena Jankovic to 4-1 defeating her 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in an all-Serbian semifinal at the East West Bank Classic. The Ivanovic vs. Jankovic match was a...

Martina Hignis and Radek Stepanek break up

I can’t believe it! Just when I thought that Hingis was the driving-force of Stepanek’s fantastic form and spectacular results (the Czech plays better than ever, as if he’s in top 10!), I hear...

Maria Sharapova skips Rogers Cup

Maria Sharapova is added to the never-ending list of Toronto withdrawals. The reason is that she has played too many matches lately, and she needs to rest for the US Open. Sharapova’s withdrawal was more...
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