Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

Safarova beats Azarenka to win the Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Fed Cup winner Lucie Safarova beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday.

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Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia during a Mexican Tennis Open quarterfinal match in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia of France because of a stomach virus.

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Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final

Venus Willams of the U.S. returns the ball to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during the semifinal of the WTA Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Victoria Azarenka reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday after recovering from one set down to beat Venus Williams.

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Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves the ball to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia during a Mexican Tennis Open quarterfinal match in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals.

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Venus, Azarenka set up Qatar Open semifinal

Venus Willams of the US returns the ball to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the quarterfinals of the WTA Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Venus Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the second time this year to line up two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the Qatar Open semifinals on Thursday.

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