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Ana Ivanovic breaks through with win on grass at Birmingham

Ana Ivanovic finally conquered her grasscourt gremlins with her first-ever tournament win on the surface, a 6-3 6-2 victory over Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova earning her the Birmingham Open title.

Ana Ivanovic ends Sam Stosur's Australian Open

Michael Gleeson This was old ground and new. Sam Stosur was defeated by Ana Ivanovic and so again decamped from her home tournament unsatisfyingly early.

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Ana Ivanovic ends Sam Stosur's Australian Open

Samantha Stosur

Michael Gleeson This was old ground and new. Sam Stosur was defeated by Ana Ivanovic and so again decamped from her home tournament unsatisfyingly early.

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Ana Ivanovic dumps Serena Williams from Open

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia celebrates winning her fourth round match against Serena Williams of the United States

Serbian Ana Ivanovic has pulled off the upset of the Australian Open so far with defeat of top seed and overwhelming tournament favourite Serena Williams.

Ana Ivanovic defeats Serena Williams

2014 Australian Open tennis at Melbourne Park.  Serena Williams loses her match to Ana Ivanovic.  The Age. Photo: Angela Wylie. January 19 2014.

14th seed Ana Ivanovic suprised the world by defeating Number 1 seed Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 3-6 at Rod Lava Arena during The Australian Open in Melbourne.

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Australian Open: Teenager Eugenie Bouchard dumps Ana Ivanovic in the quarters

Eugenie Bouchard

Boom Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard has upset Serbia's Ana Ivanovic to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Serena Williams downs Caroline Wozniacki to make Cincinnati final

Serena Williams

Serena Williams moved within one win of a second pre-US Open hardcourt title on Saturday, reaching the Cincinnati Masters final with a 2-6 6-2 6-4 victory over Caroline Wozniacki.

Serena Williams wins Cincinnati title in final U.S. Open tune-up

Serena Williams reacts after her win against Ana Ivanovic.

Serena Williams finished her last U.S. Open tune-up in style by blowing away Serbian Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-1 to win her first title at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Sunday.

Serena Williams wins first Cincinnati title

Serena Williams has put her Wimbledon disappointment behind her.

Serena Williams has won her first Cincinnati title at the sixth attempt with a convincing 6-4 6-1 victory over Ana Ivanovic, just a week out from the defence of her US Open crown.

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Tennis-Lisicki fires fastest ever serve in Stanford defeat

German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

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Serena Williams to meet German Angelique Kerber in Stanford final

Top seed Serena Williams won the final eight games to rout Andrea Petkovic in the semi-final at the Stanford Classic in California on Saturday.

Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua notch wins in Montreal

Victorious: Samantha Stosur lets rip with a forehand in Montreal.

Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have made winning starts to their Toronto Masters campaigns in Montreal, but both face an uphill battle in the second round.

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Rod Laver says Nick Kyrgios will not beat Rafael Nadal

The hard-hitting Nick Kyrgios has all the weapons to be a star, Scott Draper says.

Linda Pearce Rod Laver will have none of this talk about Nick Kyrgios as a future top-five player or major championship winner.

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Stan Wawrinka unhappy with Wimbledon schedule

Stan Wawrinka .

Linda Pearce Stan Wawrinka has savaged the scheduling that has left him to play three best-of five-set matches in three days if he is to reach a maiden Wimbledon semi-final.

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Serena Williams not yet over Roland Garros exit ahead of Wimbledon

Serena Wlliams

Linda Pearce Q: Your French Open defeat, how long did it take you to get over that?Serena Williams: “Who says I was over it?

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Serena Williams dumped from Wimbledon by Alize Cornet

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Linda Pearce For the third consecutive grand slam since winning her 17th major in New York, Serena Williams has started as the overwhelming title favourite, but gone no further than the fourth round.

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Maria Sharapova primed for Wimbledon after Williams exit

Maria Sharapova is looking for successive Grand Slam tournament wins.

The shock losses suffered by top two seeds Serena Williams and Li Na have left Maria Sharapova with a smooth passage and the Russian is primed to win her second Wimbledon title, 10 years after...

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Rod Laver says Nick Kyrgios will not beat Rafael Nadal

The hard-hitting Nick Kyrgios has all the weapons to be a star, Scott Draper says.

Linda Pearce Rod Laver will have none of this talk about Nick Kyrgios as a future top-five player or major championship winner.

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2014 French Open draw - women's singles

Top seed: Serena Williams.

The completed draw for the women's singles at the 2014 French Open which gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday (prefiprefix number denotes seeding) (prefix number denotes seeding).

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Darren Cahill rules himself out of Tennis Australia job

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Linda Pearce While Australia is still lacking a player in the men's top 40, it also remains without a head of its high performance program, with Darren Cahill having ruled himself out of contention.