Angelique Kerber

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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.

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Angelique Kerber upsets Maria Sharapova in fourth round

Maria Sharapova

Linda Pearce Maria Sharapova suffers Wimbledon heartache as she is defeated by Germany's Angelique Kerber.

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Sam Stosur rallies but falls to Angelique Kerber in Fed Cup

Australia's Sam Stosur.

Linda Pearce German No.1 Angelique Kerber gives her country an unassailable 3-0 semi-final lead with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 defeat of Sam Stosur.

Seeded players feel the US Open heat

Andy Murray cramps up during the US Open.

Lynn Zinser For most seeded players in the US Open, the opening matches are a chance to work out a few wrinkles, shake off some rust and become used to the swirling winds, the warm conditions and the speed of...

Venus Williams and Kimiko Date-Krumm attacked by bees

Venus Williams started with a soft forehand, shifted to a gentle backhand and even tried to blow away a most pesky opponent.

Serena Williams downs Sam Stosur in tense Cincinnati third round battle

World number one Serena Williams won a tense battle of U.S. Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7) 7-6 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern 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 thumps Sam Stosur at Toronto Masters

Sam Stosur

Samantha Stosur has been dispatched by world No.1 Serena Williams in straight sets at the Toronto Masters.

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Serena Williams wins WTA Stanford title

Serena Williams holds the winner's trophy after defeating Angelique Kerber.

World number one Serena Williams climbed out of an early hole to beat third-seeded German Angelique Kerber 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 to win the WTA Stanford title.

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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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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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Simona Halep second Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon quarter-finals

Simona Halep returns to  Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas during their fourth-round match on Tuesday.

London French Open runner-up races to a 6-3, 6-0 fourth-round win over Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas.

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Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard set up Wimbledon semi-final showdown

Eugenie Bouchard prepares to unleash her powerful forehand against Angelique Kerber.

Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard breezed into the women's Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday.

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Murray dethroned as youth rises at Wimbledon

Andy Murray.

Martyn Herman The mayhem created by an Australian firecracker the previous evening was continued in brutal fashion by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday as he annihilated defending Wimbledon champion Andy...

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Happy Caroline Wozniacki back in the groove on Eastbourne grass

Caroline Wozniacki.

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was happy to be back on grass and enjoying her game again after easing into the quarter-finals of the pre-Wimbledon Eastbourne event on Wednesday.

Sam Stosur to play in Australia's Fed Cup semi-final

Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur will next month make the long trek back home from the northern hemisphere to Queensland for Australia's first Fed Cup semi-final since 1993.

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Storm Sanders is starting to make her mark

On target: Storm Sanders is starting to make her mark.

Linda Pearce Storm Sanders is known to her friends as Stormy, or Storminator, and sometimes Thunder, but the likeable tennis teen and self-confessed ''nerd'' insists she is nothing like her angry-sounding name.

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Samantha Stosur wary of Fed Cup threat Petkovic

Samantha Stosur has singled out Germany's Andrea Petkovic as a serious threat to Australia's hopes of winning the Fed Cup for the first time in 40 years.

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Alicia Molik confident ahead of Fed Cup tie

Linda Pearce Australian captain Alicia Molik believes she has the team to reach the nation's first Fed Cup decider since Liz Smylie, Wendy Turnbull and Anne Minter lost the 1984 decider to Czechoslovakia, with...

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Australia's Fed Cup team aiming to end final drought

Teaming up: From left, Samantha Stosur, Ashleigh Barty, Casey Delacqua and Storm Sanders.

Linda Pearce Fed Cup is like Davis Cup's little sister, the sibling that struggles to be noticed, the one that suffers a minor identity crisis beyond its dedicated inner circle.