Mauresmo retires injured, Azarenka and Bartoli into Brisbane International final

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Second seed Victoria Azarenka beat Italian Sara Errani in the Brisbane semifinals, while Marion Bartoli advanced when Amelie Mauresmo retired hurt during the first set of their semifinal. "I'm obviously very happy - I just...

Victoria Azarenka beats Marion Bartoli for first WTA singles title

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Second seed Victoria Azarenka defeated Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-1 in the final of the Brisbane International to claim her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title. Prior to the final in Brisbane, the 19-year-old Belorussian...

Ana Ivanovic and Fernando Verdasco break up

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Ana Ivanovic and Fernando Verdasco had been dating since the 2008 US Open, but the word is out that their romantic relationship has ended. According to a friend of Ana's, the tennis star broke up...

Dinara Safina enters Brisbane International

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This is a bit old news that I didn't have time to report earlier: Dinara Safina has entered the Brisbane International, a warm-up tournament for the Australian Open, despite the serious back injury which...

Dinara Safina withdraws from Brisbane International

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It seemed insane when Dinara Safina entered the Brisbane International, because just shortly before entering the tournament the Russian had stated that because of her back injury she might skip the Australian Open, which...

Kim Clijsters wins Brisbane International, Yanina Wickmayer victorious at ASB Classic

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Women's Tennis Blog is back from vacation. I spent more than two wonderful weeks in China and now it's time to resume posting. Thank you all for being so supportive and not minding the...

Brisbane International to get Premier status in 2012

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The Brisbane International tournament, taking place in the beginning of the season, will be more significant as of 2012, as the WTA awarded it a Premier level status. The aim of this move is...

Samatha Stosur back home, handed keys to Gold Coast

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(click on the image above to watch the video) By winning the 2011 US Open title, Samantha Stosur achieved a great thing for her career and for her home country of Australia, which is now...

Serena Williams to make Brisbane debut

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The Brisbane tournament, which will be upgraded from International to Premier status next season, will host Serena Williams for the first time in 2012. Well, I never played in Brisbane and I've never been to...

Kim Clijsters’ rehab going well, exhibition in Belgium in December

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In her latest blog entry Kim Clijsters reveals that her injury recovery process is progressing well, she's practicing three or four times a week, preparing for the Antwerp Diamond Games exhibition on December 8...