World number one Dinara Safina and third seed Venus Williams crashed out in major upsets at the China Open in Beijing on Monday. Venus was the first to go as she lost for the second successive week to Russian teenager Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Maria Sharapova landed the Toray Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo on Saturday as her final opponent Jelena Jankovic was forced to retire injured in the first set. Unseeded Russian Sharapova was leading 5-2 when Jankovic pulled out with a right wrist injury
Kim Clijsters exclusively told CNN she is happy to provide an inspiration to working mothers everywhere after she sensationally won the U.S.
Melanie Oudin, the Georgia teenager making a Cinderella run at the U.S. Open tennis championships, didn’t expect to stay in New York so long.
Unseeded Kim Clijsters is through to the semifinals of the U.S.
Top seed Serena Williams has crashed out of the Bank of the West Classic, but her older sister Venus reached the semifinals after thrashing Maria Sharapova.
Venus and Serena Williams are both through to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, their first tournament since contesting the Wimbledon final earlier this month. Top seed and Wimbledon champion Serena was made to work hard by China’s Li Na before progressing 6-3 7-6.