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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.

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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 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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Rod Laver says Nick Kyrgios will not beat Rafael Nadal

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

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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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Stosur, Stan, Sharapova out of Rome tennis

World No.2 Li Na defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-1 on Thursday to reach the Rome Masters quarter-finals on a day of upsets which included defeats for Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, Maria...

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Rafael Nadal edges Andy Murray in Rome Masters quarter-finals

World No.1 Rafael Nadal dug deep to maintain his chances of defending his Rome Masters tennis title with a gutsy come-from-behind 1-6 6-3 7-5 win over Andy Murray on Friday in the quarter-finals.

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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.

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Svetlana Kuznetsova downs Petra Kvitova to reach last 16 in French Open

Paris Svetlana Kuznetsova won a three-hour, 13-minute thriller to defeat Petra Kvitova 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 9-7 and reach the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday as the tournament lost the fourth of its top...

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Unstoppable Nadal marches on in Paris

Rafael Nadal

Julien Pretot Rafael Nadal once again showed he is the man to beat at the French Open after putting down a brief rebellion from Argentine Leonardo Mayer to win 6-2 7-5 6-2 and reach the fourth round despite a sore...

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Casey Dellacqua downs Sam Stosur in Birmingham

Casey Dellacqua has upstaged higher-ranked compatriot Samantha Stosur to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA event in Birmingham.