SINGAPORE: Maria Sharapova continued her mastery of Romania's Simona Halep with a high quality 6-4 6-4 victory filled with bruising baseline rallies to edge closer to a last four berth at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.
NEW YORK: Few people gave Roberta Vinci any chance of taking down Serena Williams in their U.S. Open semi-final on Friday, not even the unseeded Italian who conceded she had already booked an early flight home.
NEW YORK: Serena Williams' bid for a rare calendar-year Grand Slam came to a shuddering halt at the U.S. Open on Friday when the three-times defending champion suffered a stunning 2-6 6-4 6-4 loss to unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci.
NEW YORK: Top-ranked Serena Williams prepared for the penultimate step in her calendar Grand Slam quest Friday while Italy's Flavia Pennetta beat Romanian Simona Halep to book a US Open finals berth.
NEW YORK: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runner-up Eugenie Bouchard launched their U.S. Open campaigns with a bang, blasting by their respective first-round opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday.