• Serena Williams gets chance to avenge Halep defeat

    SINGAPORE (AP) -- After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss.

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  • Wozniacki eyes maiden Slam title after 'learningful' year

    Caroline Wozniacki set her sights on winning her first Grand Slam title on Saturday as she expressed pride at emerging strongly from a difficult year including her break-up with golfer Rory McIlroy. Wozniacki's narrow loss to Serena Williams in the WTA Finals semis did not stop her reflecting with…

  • UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray ousts fighting Ferrer to boost London bid

    (Adds update and tennis tags to headline) * Murray fights past Spaniard in Valencia semi * Scot closing on London World Tour finals berth * Will play Spaniard Robredo in Valencia final VALENCIA, Spain, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray took another step towards securing a berth at next month's World…

  • Williams puts friendship to side against Wozniacki

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - There were no wild celebrations or fist pumps from Serena Williams after she beat Caroline Wozniacki at the WTA Finals on Saturday. Instead, the world number one was overcome with remorse after beating her good friend in an epic match that could have gone…

  • Coric upsets Nadal to reach Swiss Indoors semis

    Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis. There was no such slip-up for Roger Federer as the top-seeded Swiss remained on course for his sixth title in Basel…

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  • Tennis besties Serena and Caroline are out on the town again

    Facing off in the U.S. Open finals obviously had no effect on the friendship of Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki

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  • Williams and Halep advance to final

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams, her insatiable will to win as strong as ever, regained her composure after smashing her racquet and being on the brink of defeat to beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6 6-3 7-6(6) on Saturday and reach the title match at the WTA Finals. The world…

  • Torrid season over as Nadal opts for surgery

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's announcement on Friday that he will miss the ATP World Tour Finals because of appendicitis ended a difficult year for the Spaniard during which he has endured injury, illness and worrying defeats. The 28-year-old's ninth French Open crown in June…

  • Tennis-Wozniacki targets New York marathon after tennis loss

    Rather than take an immediate break after losing to Serena Williams at the WTA Finals on Saturday, Wozniacki is already looking ahead to another sporting challenge -- her first marathon. The Dane has been pounding the streets for months to prepare herself for the ultimate test of endurance, which…

  • Tennis - Tennis: Halep beats Radwanska to reach WTA Finals title match

    - Romania's Simona Halep beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 to set up a WTA Finals title match against world number one Serena Williams in Singapore on Saturday.

  • No regrets for Sharapova after meltdown ends her season

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's final match of the year was a bittersweet moment for the Russian ace. She beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2 in an enthralling match at the WTA Finals that encapsulated the best and worst of her game. Her worst came in the…

  • Tennis-Nadal rules himself out of ATP World Tour Finals

    LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Former world number one Rafa Nadal will miss the ATP World Tour Finals next month after opting to have surgery to remove his appendix. The Spanish 14-times grand slam champion told reporters after losing to Croatian teenager Borna Coric at the Swiss Indoors in Basel on…

  • Ferrer gets 600th win to reach Valencia semis

    Top-seeded David Ferrer earned his 600th career win by beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 Friday to set up a semifinal against Andy Murray at the Valencia Open. Ferrer, a three-time champion in Valencia, became the fourth active player to reach the milestone, joining Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael…

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  • Tennis-Halep thumps Radwanska to set up rematch with Williams

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Simona Halep crushed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-2 on Saturday to join Serena Williams in the championship decider at the WTA Finals. The pint-sized Romanian rebounded from her loss to Ana Ivanovic in the last group match on Friday to dominate Radwanska…

  • Williams reaps benefits as her rivals slip up

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - With a little help from her rivals, Serena Williams secured a place in the last four of the WTA Finals on Friday and clinched the year-end number one ranking for the fourth time in her illustrious career. The American was not involved in Friday's final group…

  • Tennis - Murray battles past Anderson into Valencia semis

    - British number one Andy Murray rallied from a set down to reach the semi-finals of the Valencia Open on Friday with a 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 6-4 win over South Africa's Kevin Anderson.

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  • Coming to Broadway soon? Serena, the musical

    Serena Williams said she'd like to see a musical of her life performed on Broadway after she reached the WTA Finals title match following a strong dose of drama and Mariah Carey. Williams said rather than follow retired Chinese star Li Na, whose story reportedly has film-makers interested, she…