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Oct 26, 2014

Tennis-Halep pays heavy price for beating Williams

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Simona Halep, like many others before her, learnt a hard lesson on Sunday, that there is a hefty price to pay for beating Serena Williams.

Just days after the diminutive Romanian handed Williams her heaviest defeat in 16 years, she was brought back to earth with a thud, thrashed 6-3 6-0 in the WTA Finals title match.

Oct 26, 2014

Ruthless Williams avenges loss to Halep in WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Serena Williams destroyed Romania’s Simona Halep 6-3 6-0 on Sunday to win the WTA Finals championship in Singapore, proving once again why she remains the most formidable force in women’s tennis.

Williams avenged her “embarrassing” loss to Halep in the group stage of the season-ending tournament with a ruthless display, overpowering her pint-sized opponent at every opportunity.

Oct 26, 2014

Tennis-Ruthless Williams avenges loss to Halep in WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Serena Williams destroyed Romania’s Simona Halep 6-3 6-0 on Sunday to win the WTA Finals championship in Singapore, proving once again why she remains the most formidable force in women’s tennis.

Williams avenged her “embarrassing” loss to Halep in the group stage of the season-ending tournament with a ruthless display, overpowering her pint-sized opponent at every opportunity.

Oct 25, 2014

Wozniacki targets New York marathon after tennis loss

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A glutton for punishment or a woman on a mission? Either way, Caroline Wozniacki has no intentions of putting her feet up just yet after her last tennis match of the season.

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.

Oct 25, 2014

Halep thumps Radwanska to set up Williams rematch

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – If beating Serena Williams is considered the toughest challenge in women’s tennis, then spare a thought for Romania’s Simona Halep.

To win the WTA Finals, Halep faces the daunting prospect of defeating Williams, not once, but twice in less than a week.

Oct 25, 2014

Tennis-Halep thumps Radwanska to set up Williams rematch

SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) – If beating Serena Williams is considered the toughest challenge in women’s tennis, then spare a thought for Romania’s Simona Halep.

To win the WTA Finals, Halep faces the daunting prospect of defeating Williams, not once, but twice in less than a week.

Oct 25, 2014

Tennis-Wozniacki targets New York marathon after tennis loss

SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) – A glutton for punishment or a woman on a mission? Either way, Caroline Wozniacki has no intentions of putting her feet up just yet after her last tennis match of the season.

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.

Oct 25, 2014

Williams puts friendship to side against Wozniacki

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 either way.

Oct 25, 2014

Tennis-Williams puts friendship to side against Wozniacki

SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (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 either way.

Oct 25, 2014

Halep thumps Radwanska to set up rematch with Williams

SINGAPORE (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 at Singapore’s National Indoor Stadium.

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