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Venus wins three-set thriller against Azarenka

Jan 01, 2019 - 5:33 PM

In a showdown between two former world No. 1 players, Williams proves the better finisher

LIKE FINE WINE. Venus Williams, although already 38 years old, shows she still has it. Photo by Greg Woods/AFP/Getty Images

Questions and comebacks in the French Open 2018 women's singles

May 26, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka compete in a Grand Slam together for the first time since the 2016 Australian Open

SEEDED. Russia's Maria Sharapova gets seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time since testing positive for a banned substance over two years ago. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Azarenka withdraws from U.S. Open amid custody fight

Aug 22, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Victoria Azarenka is locked in a legal battle for custody of her 8 month old son

WITHDRAWN. "I am sadly unable to compete in this year's US Open due to my ongoing family situation that I am working through," File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Wimbledon: Venus in tears, Murray, Nadal stroll as Wawrinka falls

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

World number 3 Stan Wawrinka is the opening day s biggest casualty losing to Russian debutant Daniil Medvedev while there were emotional comeback wins for Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka

DEFEATED. Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacts against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017. Medvedev won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Adrian Dennis/AFP

Azarenka defeats Kuznetsova to win Miami Open women's crown

Apr 03, 2016 - 4:31 AM

Two time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka wins her third title of the year at the WTA Miami Open

BIG WIN IN MIAMI. Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during the women's singles final match at the Miami Open tennis tournament. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Azarenka shocks Williams, wins Indian Wells title

Mar 21, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Azarenka blasts 5 aces while Williams commits 33 unforced errors and 5 double faults in the 88 minute championship

UPSET. Victoria Azarenka (L) from Belarus greets Serena Williams (R) from the USA after defeating her at the final match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Serena storms into US Open semis clash with Makarova

Sep 04, 2014 - 1:30 PM

World number one Williams kept her bid for a third straight US Open title – and sixth overall – alive as she stretched her perfect record over the 11th seeded Flavia Pennetta to 6 0

Serena Williams hits a return to Flavia Pennetta during their quarterfinals round match at the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship in New York, USA, 03 September 2014. John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Federer, Serena in cruise control as teen duo rock US Open

Aug 27, 2014 - 10:08 AM

UPDATED Federer and Serena found themselves sharing the headlines on the second day at Flushing Meadows with teenage upstarts CiCi Bellis and Borna Coric

RISING STAR. Catherine Bellis reacts after defeating Dominika Cibulkova during their women's singles first round match on Day Two of the 2014 US Open on August 26, 2014, New York City. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

China's Li storms past Cibulkova to win Australian Open title

Jan 25, 2014 - 7:10 PM

China s Li Na stormed to her second Grand Slam title on Saturday battling past brave underdog Dominika Cibulkova to become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open

OPEN AND SHUT. China's Li Na celebrates after winning her second Grand Slam title. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Ice-cool Serena Williams breezes to Australian Open third round

Jan 15, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Top seed Serena Williams stayed on track for her sixth Australian Open title with a straight sets demolition of Serbia s Vesna Dolonc on Wednesday

QUEST FOR 18. Serena Williams in action during her match against Vesna Dolonc of Serbia in round two of the Australian Open. Photo by David Crossling/EPA

Serena Williams wins 5th US Open, 17th Slam title

Sep 09, 2013 - 7:47 AM

UPDATED With her second title in a row the 31 year old American became the oldest Open Era women s winner in US Open history

PERFECT HIT. Serena Williams of the US hits a return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during the women's final on the fourteenth day of the 2013 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, 08 September 2013. EPA/Justin Lane

Unstoppable Williams look to seal 6th Wimbledon title

Jun 20, 2013 - 10:30 AM

With a 31 match winning streak Serena Williams sets her sights on a 6th Wimbledon title

UNSTOPPABLE. Williams is on a 31-match winning streak. Photo by EPA/Yoan Valat.

Sharapova returns to French Open final

Jun 07, 2013 - 12:26 AM

Maria Sharapova survives a grueling test to reach the French Open final for the second straight year after besting Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka

File photo by AFP.

Sharapova, Azarenka rekindle rivalry

Jun 06, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Maria Sharapova and Vika Azarenka brace for another intense match at the French Open

File photo by AFP.

Djokovic, Nadal take center stage in quarterfinals

Jun 05, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Superstars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could meet in the final four if they beat their respective quarterfinal foes on Wednesday

DESTINY. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic hopes to defeat Tommy Haas and reach this year's French Open semi-final. File photo by Agence France-Presse.

Sharapova, Azarenka make French Open last 8

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:41 PM

Defending champ Maria Sharapova and third seed Victoria Azarenka barges into French Open quarterfinals

TITLE DEFENSE. Maria Sharapova is keen to defend her title in the French Open. File photo by AFP.

Djokovic begins French Open assault

May 28, 2013 - 7:52 PM

World number one Novak Djokovic begins his French Open assault on Tuesday

Rafa through, Vika out at Madrid Masters

May 09, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Rafael Nadal made it to the Madrid Masters quarters while Australian Open champ Vika Azarenka slumped to a shock exit

File photo by AFP/Martin Bernetti.

Murray rises; Serena into 4th round

Mar 24, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Andy Murray and Serena Williams advanced to the next round in Miami by dispatching separate foes

Federer marches to Indian Wells fourth round

Mar 12, 2013 - 5:35 PM

Former world No 1 Roger Federer leads a pack of qualifiers to the fourth round in Indian Wells

World #1 again, Serena surprised to still be playing

Feb 17, 2013 - 10:41 AM

Back on top of women s tennis Serena Williams said that she never thought she d still be playing tennis at the age of 31

Sharapova: Love is all around me

Feb 15, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Tennis stars led by Maria Sharapova talked about love and romance on Valentine s Day

Tennis: Luckless Li says she blacked out during final

Jan 26, 2013 - 9:57 PM

I think I was a little bit worried when I fell down and my head hit the floor because for two seconds I couldn t really see anything It was totally black

China's Li Na serves against Russia's Maria Sharapova during their women's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST

Tennis: Azarenka wins Australian Open finals

Jan 26, 2013 - 7:40 PM

Li required two medical timeouts when she twice twisted her left ankle and also banged her head on the court

Tennis: Li Na wins opening set of Australian final

Jan 26, 2013 - 6:24 PM

She wins against Belarus top seed Victoria Azarenka

Azarenka row as Djokovic storms into final

Jan 24, 2013 - 11:42 PM

Defending champion Novak Djokovic crushed David Ferrer to reach the Australian Open final Thursday as Victoria Azarenka ignited a timeout row in setting up a women s title match with China s Li Na

Li shocks Sharapova to reach Australian Open final

Jan 24, 2013 - 1:38 PM

Li 30 defeated the world number two 6 2 6 2 in 1hr 33min and will now face the winner of Thursday s second semi final between world number one Victoria Azarenka and American teenager Sloane Stephens

China's Li Na serves against Russia's Maria Sharapova during their women's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST

Djokovic targets 2013 Grand Slam after 2012 heartbreaker

Dec 28, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Novak Djokovic believes he can become only the third man in history to hold all four majors at the same time in 2013 having come so agonizingly close last season

VICTORIOUS. Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the winners' trophy after the singles final against Switzerland's Roger Federer on the eighth day of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

Serena beats Azarenka for 4th US Open title

Sep 10, 2012 - 9:35 AM

Serena Williams captured her 15th Grand Slam title and fourth career US Open crown with a 6 2 2 6 7 5 victory over World No 1 Victoria Azarenka

ON HER WAY TO #15. Serena Williams hits a backhand against Victoria Azarenka during the Women's Final of the 2012 US Open. Photo by Philip Hall/USTA

Serena faces Azarenka for US Open women's title

Sep 08, 2012 - 9:19 AM

Will Serena Williams be able to beat world 1 Azarenka and clinch the Grand Slam treble?

Roland Garros: Azarenka, Stosur move on, Venus ousted

May 31, 2012 - 9:03 AM

Azarenka and Stosur moved closer to a potential quarter final showdown at the French Open