Francesca Schiavone


Lleyton Hewitt out, but Sam Stosur wins at Indian Wells Masters

Lleyton Hewitt's bid for a 600th tour win has been ended by giant South African Kevin Anderson, but fellow Australian Samantha Stosur safely progressed to the third round of the Indian Wells Masters.


Li Na believes her best is yet to come

Doha Chinese star who won her second Grand Slam title last month will earn a world number two ranking.


Australian Open: Tiny Slovak now the giant killer

Greg Baum dinkus

Greg Baum If there is a theme to this year's Open, it was articulated long ago by Henry Ford: 'History is bunk.'


Victoria Azarenka swelters in faltering start to title defence

Victoria Azarenka.

Defending Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka had to fight hard to fend off her unseeded opponent in her first round match.

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Australian Open: Women's singles round one results

All the round one results from the women's draw at the 2014 Australian Open.


Serena struggles to make progress in China Open

Beijing Top seed claims victory over Francesca Schiavone in an unconvincing display.


Stosur at home in Paris


Linda Pearce Australian has bitter-sweet memories of Roland Garros but her record there is good.


Sharapova romps into second round

Paris Defending champion Maria Sharapova dropped just eight points on serve to ease into the French Open second round on Monday with a 6-2 6-1 win over Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei.


Budding stars continue to rise

Ashleigh Barty

Liam Fitzgibbon PARIS: Australian prodigies Ashleigh Barty and Nick Kyrgios are set to continue their rapid rise up the world rankings after breakthrough wins at the French Open.

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Sharapova, Azarenka into last 16

Maria Sharapova

Defending champion Maria Sharapova and third-seeded Victoria Azarenka reached the French Open last-16 on Saturday, but piled up a combined 18 double faults and 65 unforced errors between them.


Sharapova, Azarenka in last-16

Maria Sharapova.

Dave James Defending champion Maria Sharapova and third-seeded Victoria Azarenka endured rocky rides at the French Open on Saturday as the United States boasted a nine-year Grand Slam high of four women in the...


Stosur crashes out of French Open

Samantha Stosur.

Liam FitzGibbon Jelena Jankovic has defeated Samantha Stosur in the third round of the French Open to continue a frustrating year for the Australian world No.9.


Stosur claims time on her side

Paris Samantha Stosur left bitterly disappointed after crashing out in the third round of the French Open.


Haas sets record with entry into last eight

Germany's Tommy Haas shows his elation after defeating Russia's Mikhail Youzhny.

Paris Tommy Haas becomes third oldest man, and first German in 17 years, to reach quarter-finals.

Azarenka into French Open quarter-finals

Third seed Victoria Azarenka reached the French Open quarter-finals for the third time on Monday with a 6-3 6-0 win over 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone.


Azarenka, Sharapova progress at Open

Belarus' Victoria Azarenka.

Defending champion Maria Sharapova has joined third seed Victoria Azarenka in the French Open quarter-finals as both posted routine fourth round wins.


The BIGGER apple

Having a ball: Sam Stosur is looking forward to her US Open defence.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's back in New York, but can she keep her US Open crown?


Djokovic targets grand slam

Novak Djokovic

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 agonisingly close last year.


Injury scare, but Djokovic bounces back

Ouch: Novak Djokovic (right) doubles over in pain after being struck on the leg by an advertising sign.

Justin Chadwick Serbian world No. 1 escapes injury despite copping the brunt of a falling barrier.

Djokovic hurt by falling barrier

A corporate box facia gives way as spectators surge to get an autograph from Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Serbian world No.1 Novak Djokovic escaped injury despite copping the brunt of a falling barrier while signing autographs at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Monday.