Lindsay Davenport

A serener Serena

Linda Pearce A shock loss to Virginie Razzano in 2012 was the catalyst for Serena Williams' rebirth.

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How Serena Williams rebooted her career after grand slam debacle

Serena Williams

Linda Pearce Serena Williams says she will be happy even if she never wins another tennis match and yet win is all she seems to do.

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Women need to provide better value for their money

Serena Williams

In 1973, the six-time Wimbledon singles champion Billie-Jean King defeated the men's player Bobby Riggs in a legendary match that is the subject of a cinema documentary, The Battle of the Sexes.

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Serena ends season on top

Serena Williams.

Serena Williams has secured the year-end world No. 1 ranking for the third time in her career.

Women's tennis the winner in epic match

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns a shot to Angelique Kerber of Germany  during their tennis match on the second day of the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)

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...

I'm obviously a very good player, I've just got to let it happen

Sam Stosur

Linda Pearce This is not another story about Samantha Stosur's miserable start to summer, or her performance anxiety at home, or her failure to reach a quarter-final at Melbourne Park.

Home fans wait for Stosur to get on a roll and roar

She has been three years in the top 10, but last year Sam Stosur was bundled out in the first round at Melbourne Park.

Linda Pearce Australia's US Open winner is yet to bring her best game to Melbourne.

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Teen could be Keys to the future

Madison Keys

Christopher Clarey Despites being a spectator, Pam Shriver looked flushed as she left Show Court 3.

Challenger shows the nerve to be idol threat

Serena Williams

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.

Positive signs for Stosur

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce, London Lindsay Davenport says women's champion will be Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova.

Venus vows to go for gold

Struggling: Venus Williams after her first-round loss to Elena Vesnina.

Linda Pearce, London For all her defiance, bordering on rudeness, Venus Williams, 32, is struggling.

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Stosur sets up clash with Serena Williams in Charleston semi-finals

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Australia's Samantha Stosur booked her semi-final spot at the WTA Charleston clay court event with a pair of three-set wins Friday, ruining the prospect of an all-Williams clash.

Germany beat US 2-1, Russia down Taiwan

James Blake's bid for a third Hopman Cup title will have to wait after the United States slumped out of contention with a 2-1 loss to Germany on Wednesday.

United States out of Hopman Cup

Justin Chadwick James Blake's quest for a record third Hopman Cup title has been dashed after the United States slumped to a 2-1 loss to Germany on Wednesday.

Hewitt prepares for 'crossroads' summer

Darren Walton Lleyton Hewitt's make-or-break season gets underway in Perth on Saturday as the world's tennis stars chase grand slam glory and $35 million in riches.

Pregnant Davenport out of Aussie Open

Former world No 1 Lindsay Davenport has pulled out of the Australian Open after discovering she is pregnant with her second child.

Davenport to play 2009 Australian Open

American tennis star Lindsay Davenport has scuttled rumours of retirement by entering the 2009 Australian Open.

Williams beats Pennetta in Zurich final

Graham Dunbar Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won the Zurich Open on Sunday for her second singles title of the season.

Kuznetsova crashes out of US Open

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.

Nadal, Dementieva win US Open matches

Ben Walker Olympic champions Rafael Nadal and Elena Dementieva started their US Open campaigns on Monday by overcoming stiff challenges from unseeded opponents.