• Williams beats Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at WTA Finals

    Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defense remain in the balance. Williams was humbled by Simona Halep the previous day, when the 18-time Grand Slam champion won only two games.…

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  • Nadal crushes Herbert for Basel last-eight place

    Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) - Rafael Nadal shrugged off his impending date with appendix surgery by routing outclassed Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the Swiss Indoors quarter-finals.

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  • Tennis - Murray downs Fognini to reach Valencia last eight

    - Andy Murray eased into the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Italian Fabio Fognini.

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  • Tennis-Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on

    * Kvitova beats Sharapova 6-3 6-2 * Wozniacki defeats Radwanska 7-5 6-3 * Williams on verge of sealing year-end top ranking (Adds quotes, updates with Kvitova beating Sharapova) By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Maria Sharpova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by…

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  • Embarrassed Williams suffers humbling defeat

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ecstasy and euphoria are the usual emotions world number one Serena Williams experiences on a tennis court. On Wednesday, she encountered a different one - embarrassment. One of the game's all-time greats, a winner of 18-grand slam singles crowns, 63 WTA…

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  • Tennis-Halep leaves a big impression on King

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Long before Simona Halep's demolition job on Serena Williams at the WTA Finals, the Romanian was already winning over another of the game's greats. In an era when the biggest and most powerful women seem to win all the titles, the pint-sized Halep…

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  • Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefan

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic is a proud father.

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  • Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking after Sharapova loses

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon…

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  • Williams blitzes Bouchard to keep Finals hopes alive

    Serena Williams hit back from her embarrassing defeat at the WTA Finals by demolishing Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 to keep her campaign alive in fearsome fashion on Thursday. After only winning two games against Simona Halep, a grimly focused Williams only lost two against Bouchard as she swept the…

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  • Tennis-World number one Williams walloped by Halep

    (adds result of late game, scenarios) * Williams wins only two games for first time in 16 years * Conqueror Halep moves top of Red Group with second win By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Simona Halep handed an out-of-sorts Serena Williams the joint heaviest defeat of her long and…

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  • Tennis - Equal prize money row 'really sad', says King

    - Tennis legend Billie Jean King slammed opposition to equal Grand Slam prize money for men and women as "really sad" Thursday and called for more men to follow Andy Murray's lead by hiring a female coach.

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  • Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova was beaten 6-3…

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  • Wozniacki close to semis after Radwanska victory

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki all but booked her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals with an impressive 7-5 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday. Showing no signs of fatigue after her exhausting three-set win over Maria Sharapova two days…

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  • Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

    SINGAPORE (AP) -- Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion's career.

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  • Tuesday's Sports Briefs

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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  • Tennis-Halep conjures up match of her life to beat Serena

    By Yaocheng Lee SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - French Open finalist Simona Halep produced her best ever tennis to stun Serena Williams 6-0 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday but the Romanian is keeping her feet firmly on the ground. She had suffered bitter defeats in her three previous encounters…

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