Kateryna Bondarenko wins DFS Classic, her first WTA title

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World No.45 Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine squeezed past Belgian teenager Yanina Wickmayer in the final of the DFS Classic in Birmingham to win her first WTA Tour title. Twelfth-seeded Bondarenko needed two tie-breaks to...

Marion Bartoli doubtful for Wimbledon after losing at DFS Classic

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Last year’s Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli may miss the 2008 Championships because of a wrist injury. Top-seeded Bartoli was upset in the second round of the DFS Classis on Wednesday and after the loss she...

Jankovic, Sharapova, Safina to skip Wimbledon warmup event

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Defending champion Jelena Jankovic, last year's finalist Maria Sharapova, and the 2008 French Open finalist Dinara Safina have all decided to skip the DFS Classic in Birmingham, a Wimbledon warmup event which starts June...

Jankovic beats Sharapova to win DFS Classic

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Jelena Jankovic has been amazing this year – she reached a career-high No. 3 in the singles rankings, and collected titles from Auckland (hardcourt), Charleston (clay), Rome (clay), adding to them today’s Birmingham trophy...

Sharapova, Jankovic meet in DFS Classic final

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Maria Sharapova, the No. 1 seed and a two-time champion in Birmingham, beat Marion Bartoli of France 7-5, 6-0 in a semifinal on Sunday. Bartoli, who completed her suspended quarterfinal earlier Sunday, defeated third-seeded...

Sharapova, Jankovic reach semis in rainy B’ham

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Top-seeded Maria Sharapova (BTW, currently the highest-paid female athlete) had to win two matches on Saturday to reach the last four of the rain-hit DFS Classic. She beat Austria’s Tamira Paszek 6-3 4-6 6-2...

Maria Sharapova feels at home in Birmingham

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The DFS Classic has started on Monday, and world No. 2 Maria Sharapova is glad to be back on the grass courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club. Maria, the No. 1 seed, is a regular...