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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.

Oct 24, 2014

Tennis-Ivanovic bows out despite beating Halep at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (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.

Oct 24, 2014

Kvitova targets Fed Cup win after WTA Finals exit

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova has set her sights on winning a third Fed Cup in four years for the Czech Republic after she was unceremoniously dumped out of the WTA Finals on Friday.

The Wimbledon champion needed to win her final group match against Caroline Wozniacki to stay in the season-ending championship but was sent packing with a 6-2 6-3 loss.

Oct 24, 2014

Tennis-Kvitova targets Fed Cup win after WTA Finals exit

SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova has set her sights on winning a third Fed Cup in four years for the Czech Republic after she was unceremoniously dumped out of the WTA Finals on Friday.

The Wimbledon champion needed to win her final group match against Caroline Wozniacki to stay in the season-ending championship but was sent packing with a 6-2 6-3 loss.

Oct 24, 2014

No regrets for Sharapova after meltdown ends her season

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s final match of the year was a bittersweet moment for the Russian ace. She beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2 in an enthralling match at the WTA Finals that encapsulated the best and worst of her game.

Her worst came in the second set when she threw away her last chance of winning the tournament and finishing the year ranked number one in the world, a feat that has eluded her throughout her illustrious career.

Oct 24, 2014

Tennis-No regrets for Sharapova after meltdown ends her season

SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s final match of the year was a bittersweet moment for the Russian ace. She beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2 in an enthralling match at the WTA Finals that encapsulated the best and worst of her game.

Her worst came in the second set when she threw away her last chance of winning the tournament and finishing the year ranked number one in the world, a feat that has eluded her throughout her illustrious career.

Oct 23, 2014

Halep leaves a big impression on King

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Long before Simona Halep’s demolition job on Serena Williams at the WTA Finals, the Romanian was already winning over another of the game’s greats.

In an era when the biggest and most powerful women seem to win all the titles, the pint-sized Halep almost looks like a throwback to another era.

Oct 23, 2014

Tennis-Halep leaves a big impression on King

SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Long before Simona Halep’s demolition job on Serena Williams at the WTA Finals, the Romanian was already winning over another of the game’s greats.

In an era when the biggest and most powerful women seem to win all the titles, the pint-sized Halep almost looks like a throwback to another era.

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