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Oct 23, 2014

Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals.

Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium, leaving her with only a slim chance of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot.

Oct 23, 2014

Tennis-Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking

SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals.

Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium, leaving her with only a slim chance of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot.

Oct 23, 2014

Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Maria Sharpova’s bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday.

The only woman capable of leapfrogging Serena Williams for the top spot, Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium.

Oct 23, 2014

Tennis-Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on

SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Maria Sharpova’s bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday.

The only woman capable of leapfrogging Serena Williams for the top spot, Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium.

Oct 23, 2014

Singapore bidding team concedes Japan will get new Super franchise

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore has effectively conceded it has lost out to Japan to become the 18th Super Rugby side.

Although the South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby (SANZAR) has not officially announced which Asian country would host the new team in an expanded competition, it has already been widely reported that Japan has won the bid ahead of Singapore.

Oct 23, 2014

Rugby-Singapore bidding team concedes Japan will get new Super franchise

SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Singapore has effectively conceded it has lost out to Japan to become the 18th Super Rugby side.

Although the South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby (SANZAR) has not officially announced which Asian country would host the new team in an expanded competition, it has already been widely reported that Japan has won the bid ahead of Singapore.

Oct 23, 2014

Wozniacki close to semis after Radwanska victory

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki all but booked her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals with an impressive 7-5 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday.

Showing no signs of fatigue after her exhausting three-set win over Maria Sharapova two days earlier, Wozniacki rebounded from a slow start to overrun Radwanska with an ominous display.

Oct 23, 2014

Tennis-Wozniacki close to semis after Radwanska victory

SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki all but booked her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals with an impressive 7-5 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday.

Showing no signs of fatigue after her exhausting three-set win over Maria Sharapova two days earlier, Wozniacki rebounded from a slow start to overrun Radwanska with an ominous display.

Oct 20, 2014

Williams tests injured knee by doing the splits

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams erased any concerns about her dicky left knee with a 6-4 6-4 win over Ana Ivanovic at the WTA Finals on Monday that featured two eye-popping demonstrations of her flexibility.

Never one to do things by half, Williams provided a startling exhibition of just how much her troublesome knee has improved since she pulled out of two events in China.

Oct 20, 2014

Tennis-Williams tests injured knee by doing the splits

SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams erased any concerns about her dicky left knee with a 6-4 6-4 win over Ana Ivanovic at the WTA Finals on Monday that featured two eye-popping demonstrations of her flexibility.

Never one to do things by half, Williams provided a startling exhibition of just how much her troublesome knee has improved since she pulled out of two events in China.

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