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Serena Williams topples Azarenka for Italian Open championship

World # 1, Serena Williams continued her dominance on top of the WTA tour by handily dismissing # 3, Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in the championship match of the 2013 Italian Open completed in Rome today. In doing so, Serena extended her longest career winning streak to 24 consecutive matches. Her previous longest streak had

Sharapova withdraws from the Italian Open

Two-time defending champion, Maria Sharapova has withdrawn before her Italian Open quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Sara Errani due to an illness. Sharapova says on Twitter that she "didn't recover after being sick last week and it got me again last night." Sharapova didn't have any problems in her previous match as she had an easy

Azarenka withdraws from Sony Open

World No. 3 Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the 2013 Sony Open before her opening match on Friday because of a lingering right ankle injury. The same injury forced Azarenka to withdraw before her quarterfinal match a week ago at Indian Wells because of inflammation and tendinitis. Azarenka has a 17-0 record this year with two

Sharapova dominates to win at Indian Wells

On Sunday at Indian Wells, Maria Sharapova showed a dominating performance to take the title over Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2 in the 2013 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Maria not only dominated the final, she dominated the entire tournament, breezing through without dropping a set. She encountered only one tie-break, against No. 6 seed,

Azarenka takes Qatar Open final over Serena Williams

World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka is no longer World No. 1 in spite of defeating No. 2 ranked Serena Williams in the final of the 2013 Qatar Open held in Doha, Qatar Feb. 11-Feb 17. Final score: 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-3. In spite of the loss, Serena took over the No. 1 ranking simply by advancing

Serena Williams wins Australian Open tune-up

No. 3 ranked 31-year-old Serena Williams of the USA says she is playing some of her best tennis, and she backed up her statement with an easy win over 36th ranked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Saturday in the Brisbane International final, 6-2, 6-1. Serena has won 35 of her past 36 matches, including titles

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