Greg Baum THIS was the meeting of the immovable obstacle and the immovable obstacle and, inevitably it took a long time to resolve.
Linda Pearce WHEN people ask Martina Navratilova (major singles titles: 18) how she would fare in a fantasy singles match against Serena Williams (major singles titles: 15, and mounting), she has a stock response.
Linda Pearce A new mentor has helped the Chinese star become a formidable figure on centre court, writes Linda Pearce.
Linda Pearce THE technical improvement in Li Na's tennis has been with her serve and forehand; the bigger change in China's most famous sportswoman is a happy combination of heart, legs and mind.
Glenn Cullen, Sydney Two men let winnable matches turn into losses at the Sydney International.
Istanbul Pioneering Li Na aims to make more tennis history by becoming the oldest leading player in the game as well as the first super-rich player from communist China.
Linda Pearce This was a women's match-of-the-year candidate, just when one was needed. A marvellous three-set, three-hour exhibition at the WTA Championships, in which top seed Victoria Azarenka saved two match...
Linda Pearce, Istanbul The longest best-of-three-set match in WTA Championships history has won Agnieszka Radwanska a semi-final place in the $4.9 million year-end tournament for the first time.
Linda Pearce, Istanbul Sam Stosur's self-assessment is ''seven out of 10'' for the season she has completed.
Dave James World No.1 Victoria Azarenka has crashed out of the French Open in a major boost to Samantha Stosur's title hopes.
Paris Defending champion Li Na crashed out of the French Open on Monday while Maria Sharapova survived a deluge of errors on a bitterly cold day in Paris to struggle into the quarter-finals.
Linda Pearce 'What happened?' Victoria Azarenka kept asking, as if she did not dare to believe all the questions her performance had just answered.
Emma Quayle If the tennis gods have any sense of destiny, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will stare intensely at each other from opposite ends of Rod Laver Arena in two week's time.
Jim Morton Tennis great John Newcombe has tipped Scotsman Andy Murray to break a 73-year British drought at this month's Australian Open.
Venus Williams has avenged a loss by routing ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-3 at the US Open to set up a possible showdown with her sister Serena.
Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has become the latest casualty in the women's draw at the US Open, losing to Katarina Srebotnik in the third round.
Greg Heakes World No.1 Ana Ivanovic will face some notable obstacles in her quest for her first US Open, which starts on Monday.
Newly-crowned world No.1 Rafael Nadal will launch his assault on the US Open with an opening round match against a qualifier.
World No.1 Ana Ivanovic and Russian star Maria Sharapova return from their poor Wimbledon campaigns this week at the WTA Rogers Cup in Montreal.
Justin Chadwick Charismatic former world No.1 Marat Safin will join his younger sister Dinara Safina at the 2009 Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth.