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Indian Wells | Serena’s Winning Return

A warm night in the desert saw Serena Williams’ long awaited return to competitive singles action after more than a year out of the game. An expectant Thursday night crowd in Indian Wells had been kept waiting for nearly an hour by an over-running men’s singles match, but when Serena followed Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas onto court there was an enthusiastic welcome for the returning twice former...

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Indian Wells | Osaka dumps Sharapova

Former world No1, Maria Sharapova, currently ranked 41 thanks to a series of wildcards last year which gave her the opportunity to get back into the system quickly following her drugs ban on her return to the Tour, crashed out of Indian Wells in the opening round on the first day of...

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Dubai | Svitolina defends her title successfully

Top-seeded Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Dubai title to continue to keep herself in contention for the world number one slot.  It was her second title of the year with an emphatic 6-4 6-0 victory against the unseeded 20-year-old Daria Kasatkina for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships...

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Doha | Kvitova wins battle of Wimbledon champions

Petra Kvitova has had a great start to the season as she scores her 13th consecutive win in a run which included collecting the St Petersburg title a fortnight ago back and now adding the Doha crown for her 22nd title overall. The Czech, a two-time Wimbledon champion, beat the current reigning SW19 title holder, 3-6 6-3 6-4 having also defeated the current word number one Caroline Wozniacki in a gruelling semi-final, 3-6 7-6(3)...

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Brisbane | Svitolina cruises to title

Elina Svitolina won the Brisbane International title to give her chances at the first big one of the season in a week’s time, a great boost. She has continued where she left off last year when she picked up five of her 10 career titles and rose to No3 in the world...

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Auckland | Despite rain delays, the top two seeds reach final

It’s been a fraught week in Auckland where players have suffered from rain delays during the week and actually lost two days of play pushing the final into Sunday rather than the traditional Saturday. But for Caroline Wozniacki and Julia Goerges, the respective two seeds, it has been a good week in their first tournament of the season as they fought through their halves of the draw to make the final of the Auckland...

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