New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Ana Ivanovic won her first WTA title in more than two years, defeating Venus Williams in the finals of the 2014 ASB Classic, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. Ivanovic entered the ASB finals with a 1-8 career record against Venus, but got off to a fast start, winning five games in a row en route to the first set and...Read more
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The reigning champion Stanford Cardinal women's team and Virginia Cavaliers men's team remain atop the ITA Division I Team Rankings, as released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Stanford clipped Texas A&M 4-3 to win its 17th NCAA title last spring and the team will look to...Read more
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World number one Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-2, 7-6(7) in the Brisbane International women’s semifinals for a trip to the finals against world number two Victoria Azarenka. With the win, Serena extended her winning streak over Sharapova to14th consecutive victories. After blowing two...Read more
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Roger Federer has advanced to the semifinals of the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp, defeating Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 6-1 in just under an hour, serving nine aces and breaking serve five times. Federer is also through to the doubles semis with partner Nicolas Mahut. In the singles semis...Read more
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Ana Ivanovic will face Venus WIlliams for the 2014 ASB Classic title in Auckland, New Zealand, as the top two seeds have advanced to the finals. Venus advanced in easy fashion, a walkover victory against the number five seed, American Jamie Hampton, who was forced out of the event with a hip injury...Read more
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Number three-seeded Maria Sharapova and the top seeded Serena Williams will face each other in semifinals of the Brisbane International after Sharapova was a winner over Kaia Kanepi in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Serena scored a 6-3, 6-3 win over the number nine seed, Dominika Cibulkova. "It...Read more
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Andy Murray fell to Germany's Florian Mayer at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open quarterfinals in Doha on Wednesday, 6-3, 4-6, 2-6. Mayer, who earned one top 10 win last season against David Ferrer in the Shanghai Rolex Masters, defeated Murray for the first time in three chances in just under two hours...Read more
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Sixteen-year-old Ana Konjuh pulled off a major upset Tuesday at the ASB Classic in New Zealand in her debut at a WTA Tour-level event, shocking top-seeded Roberta Vinci 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Having just turned 16 four days ago, Konjuh had a breakthrough season in the juniors in 2013, winning the...Read more
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After a first-round bye, the top-seeded and world number one Serena Williams was victorious in her first match of the 2014 season, defeating Andrea Petkovic in straight sets at the Brisbane International, 6-4, 6-4. Serena dropped serve once early on, but unleashed 11 aces en route to her straight...Read more
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Andy Murray returned to action Tuesday, in his first match since Sept. 15, at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open with a very convincing 38-minute 6-0, 6-0 win over 19-year-old wild card Mousa Shanan Zayed. Murray is now 25-2 overall at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, where he won titles in 2008 and 2009...Read more
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Venus Williams returned to action at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday night, serving up a 6-3, 7-6(1) win over Andrea Hlavackova. Venus took a commanding 4-1 lead and eventually closed the first set out, 6-3. Hlavackova a 5-3 lead in the second set, but Venus battled back, winning...Read more
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On Monday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, it was world number seven and fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych who fell in upset fashion to Ivo Karlovic, 7-6(7), 7-6(4). Karlovic’s fourth win over Berdych in six FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings featured no breaks of serve. "It is really tough. I have played...Read more
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Maria Sharapova returned to action after four months on the shelf on Monday at the Brisbane International, defeating Caroline Garcia in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-0. Out since August with a right shoulder injury, Sharapova never faced a break point against Garcia in eight service games. "I think I was...Read more
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Roger Federer has announced that he will work with his childhood idol, Stefan Edberg, for 10 weeks in 2014. Edberg will join Severin Lüthi starting at the Australian Open, which begins Jan. 13. "I am happy to announce that beginning in Melbourne, Stefan Edberg will join Severin Lüthi on my coaching...Read more
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Tennis Channel will bring viewers tournament coverage from the 2014 Hyundai Hopman Cup beginning Monday, Dec. 30, at 8:30 a.m. ET. The network’s telecast will include action from around the world as well as U.S. competitions and the championship final of the annual international mixed-doubles...Read more