Amelie Mauresmo

Amelie Mauresmo advances at Kremlin Cup

Amelie Mauresmo has rallied to beat Alize Cornet 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the Kremlin Cup.

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Casey Dellacqua ready for big time, bloody oath she is

Single-minded: Casey Dellacqua's relationship with coach Shannon Nettle and her doubles success have fuelled her confidence for singles campaigns.

Linda Pearce Six years ago, her passage to the fourth round was a fairytale. Now it's about experience.

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Australian Open 2014: Casey Dellacqua aims for late-career peak

Casey Dellacqua

Linda Pearce On this same weekend six years ago, Casey Dellacqua needed to look at the morning papers to make sure she had not been dreaming.

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Battle of the maidens offers surprise twist

Sabine Lisicki

Greg Baum The key is to ascertain which player would be less surprising as a first-time winner.

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Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announces retirement

France's Marion Bartoli poses with the winner's Venus Rosewater Dish after beating Germany's Sabine Lisicki in their women's singles final of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli made a shock retirement announcement on Wednesday, shortly after losing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters to Romania's Simona Halep.

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'I am incredible': sweet sixteenth for Serena

Serena Williams.

Simon Briggs, Paris The victory at Roland Garros provided a perfectly formed conclusion to the latest chapter of Serena Williams' story.

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Home courts not only a problem for Stosur

Sam Stosur

Linda Pearce How does Stosur avoid another grim ending to what is looming as a depressingly familiar script?

Home fans wait for Stosur to get on a roll and roar

She has been three years in the top 10, but last year Sam Stosur was bundled out in the first round at Melbourne Park.

Linda Pearce Australia's US Open winner is yet to bring her best game to Melbourne.

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Champion gets down to grass tacks

Serena Williams with her trophy.

Linda Pearce, London Serena Williams' win was not just the culmination of all that has happened, but perhaps the start of something else.

Azarenka wins Brisbane WTA title

It was a case of fifth time lucky for Belarusian Victoria Azarenka in the Brisbane International women's final on Saturday night.

Injured Dokic OK for Australian Open

Paul Carter Jelena Dokic says the Achilles injury that has forced her out of the Hobart international should not stop her competing at the Australian open.

Azarenka, Bartoli in Brisbane decider

Victoria Azarenka has another chance to bag her first career title on Australian soil after defeating Italy's Sara Errani at the Brisbane International.

Injury forces Dokic out of Hobart

Australian drawcard Jelena Dokic has withdrawn from the Hobart International tennis tournament with an Achilles injury.

Fed Cup selection a turning point: Dokic

Paul Carter Jelena Dokic arrived in Hobart saying her return to Australia's Fed Cup squad after eight years marks her improving relationship with tennis authorities.

Ivanovic crashes out in Brisbane

Top seed Ana Ivanovic has been eliminated from the Brisbane International by Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo in straight sets.

Ivanovic's man makes name for himself

Fernando Verdasco - better known as tennis glamour girl Ana Ivanovic's boyfriend - has dug deep to win through to the Brisbane International semi-finals.

Ivanovic survives Brisbane scare

Laine Clark The trademark fist punch finally returned for top seed Ana Ivanovic after Italy's Roberta Vinci threatened to deliver a stunning second round knockout.

Mauresmo relieved after Brisbane escape

Jim Morton An exhausted Amelie Mauresmo had to ask how many match points she failed to convert after finally completing her version of 'The Great Escape' in Brisbane.

Dokic aiming to qualify in Hobart

Jelena Dokic will continue her preparations for this year's Australian Open in Hobart after being granted a wildcard into qualifying.

Stosur holds court in Brisbane

Crystal Ja Australia's top ranked woman Sam Stosur has produced an impressive straight sets victory on her first day of the Brisbane International.