Who’s the best of the best? Istanbul will tell.

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The 2011 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul start tomorrow, not affected by the devastating earthquake that killed around 270 people in Turkey. Players and the Tour expressed their condolences, but their job is...

Victoria Azarenka wins Luxembourg, ends Monica Niculescu’s hopes of first WTA title

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It was not meant to be that we get two first-time WTA titlists this weekend - Dominika Cibulkova did it, Monica Niculescu did not, and instead world No.3 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus comfortably won...

Bartoli retires, Radwanska qualifies for Istanbul afterall

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Marion Bartoli needed three things to take the last spot in the season-ending WTA Championships: to win Osaka - check!, to have Agnieszka Radwanska lose before the quarterfinals in Moscow - check!, to win...

Safarova sends in-form Radwanska packing and waiting for Istanbul qualifying results

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World No.8 Agnieszka Radwanska is the hot player of this period, sort of a late-season bloomer, having won two big tournaments of Tokyo and Beijing in back-to-back weeks of the end of September and...

Maria Sharapova arrived in Istanbul

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At the end of September, in Tokyo quarterfinals, Maria Sharapova twisted her ankle during serve. The MRI scan showed no big damage to the ankle, the Russian started practicing little by little and is...

Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta to defend WTA Championships title in Istanbul

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Doubles team of Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta will have a chance to defend their WTA Championships title from Doha by becoming the third doubles partnership to qualify for the year-end event, which will...

Maria Sharapova’s winter 2011 Nike dress released

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If you visit Maria Sharapova’s official website you will see some new Nike clothes being advertised, and among them is a V-neck dress in the shades ranging from turquoise to blue/gray which I expect...

Zvonareva and Stosur sixth and seventh to qualify for Istanbul

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Vera Zvonareva and Samantha Stosur have occupied the sixth and seventh spot in the draw of the $4,900,000 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which means that only one more player can qualifier for the...

Li Na qualifies for Istanbul WTA Championships

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This season Li Na became the first Asian to win a Grand Slam, at the Australian Open she became the first Asian Grand Slam finalist, the Chinese 29-year-old also equaled the highest ranking ever...

Let’s tune up for Bali tournament (and beaches)

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The second edition of the $600,000 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali, the last tournament of the WTA season, will feature up-and-coming stars, but also established players including Grand Slam champion Ana Ivanovic. To...