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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.

Oct 25, 2014

Tennis-Halep thumps Radwanska to set up rematch with Williams

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 at Singapore’s National Indoor Stadium.

Oct 25, 2014

WTA considers new women’s team event

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The WTA, the governing body for women’s tennis, is considering a plan to set up its own team event.

Women already compete in the Fed Cup, which is run by the ITF (International Tennis Federation) but the WTA is looking at starting up its own tournament.

Oct 25, 2014

Tennis-WTA considers new women’s team event

SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The WTA, the governing body for women’s tennis, is considering a plan to set up its own team event.

Women already compete in the Fed Cup, which is run by the ITF (International Tennis Federation) but the WTA is looking at starting up its own tournament.

Oct 25, 2014

Williams beats Wozniacki in three-set thriller

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 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.

Oct 25, 2014

Tennis-Williams beats Wozniacki in three-set thriller

SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (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 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.

Oct 24, 2014

Williams reaps benefits as her rivals slip up

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 matches but still emerged as the big winner after Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic both bowed out of the tournament despite winning their final matches.

Oct 24, 2014

Tennis-Williams reaps benefits as her rivals slip up

SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (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 matches but still emerged as the big winner after Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic both bowed out of the tournament despite winning their final matches.

Oct 24, 2014

Ivanovic bows out despite beating Halep at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic just missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the season-ending WTA Finals despite beating Simona Halep in the final group match on Friday.

Under the rules of the round-robin competition, Ivanovic needed to win in straight sets to leapfrog Serena Williams in the group standings and snatch the last available semi-final spot.

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