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October 25, 2014 12:59 PM Williams beats Wozniacki in three-set thriller to reach WTA final

The best of friends off the court, the pair slugged it out like two prizefighters for almost two and a quarter hours until Williams delivered the killer blow to end a contest filled with drama and escalating tension. The world number one looked to be on the ropes after losing the first set and smashing her racquet in frustration, then falling 5-4 behind 7

October 23, 2014 10:27 AM Williams assured of No 1 spot

Singapore - Maria Sharapova's hopes of becoming the year-end world number one went up in smoke Tuesday when she crashed in straight sets to Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The Russian superstar needed a win to have any chance of overtaking top-ranked Serena Williams but she blew up in spectacular fashion as Kvitova won 6-3, 6-2 in 75 minutes 9

October 23, 2014 10:05 AM Williams assured of year-end Number one ranking after Sharapova loses - Tennis

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday when Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for a second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova only had a slim mathematical chance of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot and needed a strong showing at the WTA Finals 3

October 23, 2014 2:30 AM Serena dealt heaviest blow

SINGAPORE: Simona Halep handed an out-of-sorts Serena Williams the joint heaviest defeat of her long and illustrious career as the Romanian beat the world number one 6-0 6-2 at the WTA Finals yesterday. As well as Halep played in moving her opponent around Singapore's purple Indoor hardcourt, the 33-year-old American only had herself to blame for the defeat 7

October 22, 2014 11:04 PM Serena beaten 6-0, 6-2

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 titles; the owner of four Olympic gold medals, Williams has become accustomed to success. But on Singapore’s 4

October 22, 2014 10:09 PM Red-faced Williams stunned 0-6, 2-6 by Halep

It’s not often that the word “embarrassing” can be used on Serena Williams. That was exactly how the world No. 1 player described herself after her shock 0-6, 2-6 defeat by Romanian world No. 4 Simona Halep in their Red Group match yesterday at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. After a convincing opening win over Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic 3

October 22, 2014 4:25 PM Serena Williams shocker changes nothing for Eugenie Bouchard

SINGAPORE: Eugenie Bouchard said she would go for broke against Serena Williams in a last-ditch bid to rescue her WTA Finals campaign after slumping to her second big defeat on Wednesday. Bouchard, who went down 6-1, 6-3 to Ana Ivanovic in Red Group, said she would not change her approach despite the world number one's shock 6-0, 6-2 defeat to Simona 7

October 22, 2014 4:12 PM Simona Halep drops just TWO games as she trounces Serena Williams

Simona Halep crushed world number one Serena Williams 6-0 6-2 to record the best win of her career at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The Romanian made it two wins out of two in the Red Group by inflicting one of the heaviest defeats of Williams' career. Halep, the fourth seed, took apart her opponent's serve in the first set, allowing the American to win just six points 3

October 22, 2014 2:25 PM Eugenie Bouchard drops 2nd match at WTA Finals

Ana Ivanovic recovered from her opening loss to race to a 6-1 6-3 victory over an out-of-sorts Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday, putting her back into the mix for a WTA Finals last-four berth. The Serb was edged by world number one Serena Williams in her first appearance in the elite eight-woman event since 2008 on Monday, but was ruthlessly efficient on her first 5

October 22, 2014 2:06 PM Ivanovic downs Bouchard for first Singapore win

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic recovered from her opening loss to race to a 6-1 6-3 victory over an out-of-sorts Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday, putting the world number seven back into the mix for a WTA Finals last-four berth. The Serb was edged by world number one Serena Williams in her first appearance in the elite eight-woman event since 2008 on Monday 2