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Venus Out at French Open

Third-seeded Williams playing for third straight day

(Newser) - Venus Williams was eliminated from the French Open today, losing in the third round of the clay-court major for the third straight year. The third-seeded Williams, who reached the 2002 final at Roland Garros, lost to No. 29 Agnes Szavay of Hungary 6-0, 6-4. Williams was playing for the third... More »

Nadal Takes Top Seed

(Newser) - When the first tennis Grand Slam of the year gets under way in Australia Monday, a familiar name won't be atop the seedings. Roger Federer will be the No. 2 seed after four straight years in the top spot at Melbourne, the AP reports. Spaniard Rafael Nadal will be No.... More »

US Open Shocker: No. 1 Ivanovic Loses to No. 188

(Newser) - Top-ranked Ana Ivanovic lost in one of the biggest upsets in tennis history when she was stunned by 188th-ranked Julie Coin of France 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round of the US Open today. Coin screamed when Ivanovic's last shot sailed out, then hopped for joy. Ivanovic, of Serbia,... More »

Top-Seeded Ivanovic Upset at Wimbledon

Straight-sets win for China's Zheng, ranked No. 133 in world

(Newser) - Top-ranked Ana Ivanovic was upset today by Zheng Jie of China in the third round at Wimbledon. Ivanovic lost 6-1, 6-4 to Zheng, who entered the Centre Court match ranked No. 133. Ivanovic earned the No. 1 ranking after a victory at the French Open. The 20-year-old Serbian player had... More »

Ivanovic Beats Safina for French Open Crown

20-year-old wins first grand slam

(Newser) - An ecstatic Ana Ivanovic won her first grand slam today, beating Russian Dinara Safina to take the French Open crown, Reuters reports. Safina fought hard in the first set, turning a 4-1 deficit into a 4-4 but ultimately fell in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. “I feel so happy, I... More »

Can Young Blood Bring Sizzle Back to French Open?

Ivanovic, Safina could really put on a show

(Newser) - After some lackluster French Open women's finals in the recent past, this year's matchup between Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina looks promising, Barry Flatman writes in the London Times. Favorite (and new world No. 1) Ivanovic has been dominant, but Safina has taken 12 straight matches since winning in Berlin,... More »

Will This Be Serena's Year at French Open?

With Henin retired, she's got a chance to regain her dominance

(Newser) - Justine Henin's abrupt retirement clears the way for Serena Williams to reassert herself in women's tennis, writes Tom Perrotta in the New York Sun, and there's no better place to start than this week's French Open. Last year, Henin took Williams down in all three majors, but Serena now seems... More »

Sharapova Wins Australian Open

In straight sets, Russian star notches third Grand Slam title

(Newser) - Maria Sharapova polished her tennis resume and commercial appeal today by dunking Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-3, to win the Australian Open women's singles title. The 20-year-old dominated from the outset, controlling key points and letting up only once, with a poor service game in the first set that let her... More »

Ivanovic Rallies Back to Finals

Serbian drops first 8 games to Hantuchova before storming to victory

(Newser) - Daniela Hantuchova looked to be cruising to an easy victory over Ana Ivanovic in today's Australian Open semifinal match, but the fourth-seeded Serbian came back from a 6-0, 2-0 hole to win it. Ivanovic suddenly became dominant, answering Hantuchova's volleys and taking break points to storm back to a 0-6,... More »

Williams Sisters Advance to Quarters

Siblings stay on course to meet in Open semis

(Newser) - One of the US Open women's semifinals may be a family affair: Both Williams sisters are making serious runs at the final four. Venus, seeded 12th, and eighth seed Serena haven't lost a set yet, and each buzzed through her fourth-round match yesterday in two sets. Serena showed no ill... More »

Venus Advances to Semifinals

Comeback champ drives to be lowest seed to win Wimbledon

(Newser) - Three-time Wimbledon champ Venus Williams advanced to the tournament semifinals after defeating fifth-seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets yesterday. Crushing returns capped the 6-3 6-4 victory that wins her a face-off against Ana Ivanovic. Williams, who has played only occasionally this season and was seeded 28th, is trying to become... More »

Henin Scores French Open Threepeat

Straight-sets Belgian bests Ivanovic for Roland Garros title

(Newser) - Belgian clay-court luminary Justine Henin won her third straight Roland Garros in Paris today, breezing past Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 6-1 6-2 in the final. Ivanovic won a rare break from Henin in the first game, but collapsed soon thereafter, double-faulting five times and handing the 25-year-old her fourth French... More »

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