Serena Williams has secured the year-end world No. 1 ranking for the third time in her career.
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.
Christopher Clarey Despites being a spectator, Pam Shriver looked flushed as she left Show Court 3.
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 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.
Linda Pearce Australia's US Open winner is yet to bring her best game to Melbourne.
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...
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.
Linda Pearce, London Lindsay Davenport says women's champion will be Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova.
Linda Pearce, London For all her defiance, bordering on rudeness, Venus Williams, 32, is struggling.
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.
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.
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.
Former world No 1 Lindsay Davenport has pulled out of the Australian Open after discovering she is pregnant with her second child.
American tennis star Lindsay Davenport has scuttled rumours of retirement by entering the 2009 Australian Open.
Graham Dunbar Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won the Zurich Open on Sunday for her second singles title of the season.
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.
Ben Walker Olympic champions Rafael Nadal and Elena Dementieva started their US Open campaigns on Monday by overcoming stiff challenges from unseeded opponents.
Japanese veteran Ai Sugiyama has upset seventh-seeded Patty Schnyder 6-4 7-5 in the second round of the East West Bank Classic.
Australian Samantha Stosur has celebrated her return to the top 100 world rankings with a win over Israeli Shahar Peer at a WTA event in Los Angeles.