Justine Henin to launch 2008 season in Sydney

After skipping the Australian circuit in 2007 because of personal problems, world number one Justine Henin is eager to start the upcoming tennis season at the January 6-12 Medibank International in Sydney. “I am very...

Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams won’t play Sydney’s Medibank International

Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams have reorganized their schedules and decided to skip the Medibank International in Sydney. The two former world number ones will instead prepare for the 2008 Australian Open at the J...

Injured Amelie Mauresmo, Na Li withdraw from Australian Open warmup

Amelie Mauresmo and Na Li have withdrawn from the Medibank International, the last major tuneup event before the Australian Open. Mauresmo has re-injured her left thigh, while Li has a right knee injury. "Unfortunately I have...

Justine Henin, Eleni Daniilidou take titles at Australian Open warm-ups

World No.1 Justine Henin of Belgium won the Medibank International in Sydney, while world No.42 Eleni Daniilidou of Greece won the Moorilla Hobart International in Hobart. Justine Henin won her 28th match in a row...

Serena Williams landed in Sydney, hamstring injury gone

World number two Serena Williams has arrived in Sydney and will shake off the Christmas-New Year rust at the Medibank International. The American declared she was fully fit to start competing. "I don’t think I...

Serena Williams saves four match points to overcome Samantha Stosur in Sydney

Top seed Serena Williams avoided an early exit at the Medibank International Sydney, fighting off four match points against Australia's Samantha Stosur in the first round. Stosur was serving for victory at 5-4 in the...

Zvonareva, Azarenka, Bartoli all withdraw from Sydney International

Vera Zvonareva, Victoria Azarenka and Marion Bartoli pulled out of the Medibank International Sydney because of injury and illness. Russian world No.7 Zvonareva withdrew from her first-round match against Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues after suffering...

Serena Williams moves into Sydney quarterfinals

Contrary to the Moorilla Hobart International where not even one seeded player reached the quarterfinals, the seeds at the Medibank International Sydney were doing strong in their second-round matches. Actually, six of the quarterfinalists...

Serena Williams survives Caroline Wozniacki in Sydney

In the quarterfinals of the Medibank International Sydney, top seed Serena Williams was pushed to the limit by Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, who had three match points but failed to convert them. The world No.12 Wozniacki...

Elena Dementieva beats Serena Williams in Sydney, to meet Dinara Safina in final

Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva scored her ninth successive win, beating top seed Serena Williams in the semifinals of the Medibank International Sydney. In the final, the in-form Russian will meet another Russian, Dinara...
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