Serena Williams beats Li Na in final to win fourth WTA Championships title
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Serena Williams beats Li Na in final to win fourth WTA Championships title

Williams collected her 11th title of the year and became the first player to defend the title since Justine Henin in 2007.

Jelena Jankovic questions Serena Williams
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Jelena Jankovic questions Serena Williams' sportsmanship

Serena Williams, who claims to be exhausted near the end of a long season, reacted with fretful worrying, and sometimes distracting behaviour while struggling to a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 two-hour win over Jelena Jankovic.

WTA Championships: Tearful Serena Williams sets up Li Na final clash
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WTA Championships: Tearful Serena Williams sets up Li Na final clash

The world No.1 overcame physical difficulties, emotional distress as well as a stubborn opponent in Jelena Jankovic before reaching the final of the WTA Championships with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win.

Li Na beats Victoria Azarenka to enter WTA Championships semifinals
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Li Na beats Victoria Azarenka to enter WTA Championships semifinals

The fourth-seeded Li Na will play 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who came from behind to beat Angelique Kerber 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3.

Serena Williams sweeps into WTA Championships semifinals
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Serena Williams sweeps into WTA Championships semifinals

Serena Williams was relentlessly focussed against 2011 winner Petra Kvitova, hitting 27 winners and 11 immaculately delivered aces.

Li Na closes in on WTA Championships semi-finals after win over Jelena Jankovic
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Li Na closes in on WTA Championships semi-finals after win over Jelena Jankovic

Li Na is already the first Chinese singles player to have won a Grand Slam title and to have reached the world's top five.

Victoria Azarenka shocked by Jelena Jankovic in WTA Championships
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Victoria Azarenka shocked by Jelena Jankovic in WTA Championships

The world number two from Belarussia admits to having become over-tired near the end of the season, and once the intelligent and strongly-focussed Jankovic had tenaciously clung to her break to take the first set she began to make steady progress.

Serena Williams makes speedy start to title defence at WTA Championships
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Serena Williams makes speedy start to title defence at WTA Championships

The world number one from the United States took little more than an hour and allowed only four games to Angelique Kerber, who beat her in Cincinnati last year but who was now outplayed almost from the moment she dropped serve in her opening service game.

Santosh Trophy to be held in two phases, Fed Cup in Kerala
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Santosh Trophy to be held in two phases, Fed Cup in Kerala

While the final phase would be held in Siliguri, West Bengal between January 15-31, 2014, the zonals are slated to be held between December 1-20, 2013.

Maria Sharapova pulls out of season-ending WTA Championships
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Maria Sharapova pulls out of season-ending WTA Championships

The 26-year-old Russian -- presently number three in the world -- had had to withdraw from the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of the injury and owing to a previous hip problem has played just one match since a second round exit at Wimbledon in June.

Li Na qualifies for year-end WTA Championships
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Li Na qualifies for year-end WTA Championships

The world number five booked her place in next month's WTA Championships in Istanbul featuring the top eight women's players.

Juan Martin Del Potro beats John Isner to win Washington title
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Juan Martin Del Potro beats John Isner to win Washington title

Del Potro stretched his Washington win streak to 14 matches by adding to the titles he won in the US capital in 2008 and 2009.

Rohan Bopanna-Andre Begemann ousted from Citi Open
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Rohan Bopanna-Andre Begemann ousted from Citi Open

The unseeded Indo-German pair, which had shocked top seeds, lost 4-6 6-7(1) to the Filipino-Briton combo in the second round of the USD 1,295,790 hard court tournament.

Rohan Bopanna, Andre Begemann shock top seeds in Citi Open
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Rohan Bopanna, Andre Begemann shock top seeds in Citi Open

They next face Treat Huey of Philippines and Briton Dominic Inglot in the quarter-finals.

Somdev Devvarman goes down fighting to
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Somdev Devvarman goes down fighting to 'good friend' John Isner in Washington Open

Somdev, who created a record by retaining the NCAA title beating Isner 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (2) in 2007, was overpowered in their first meeting after that collegiate final here Thursday.

Somdev Devvarman, Saketh Myneni win, Sanam Singh bows out of Citi Open qualifiers
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Somdev Devvarman, Saketh Myneni win, Sanam Singh bows out of Citi Open qualifiers

Somdev got the better of American Jesse Witten with a 7-5 6-0 scoreline. Sanam Singh had disappointment in store as he lost 0-6 5-7 to Australian 12th seed Samuel Groth.

Singapore grabs WTA Championships in record deal
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Singapore grabs WTA Championships in record deal

It is also a major addition to the portfolio of sports events in Singapore, which bills itself as an Asian events capital, alongside its Formula One grand prix and international golf tournaments.

Sloane Stephens blasts US Fed Cup teammate Serena Williams
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Sloane Stephens blasts US Fed Cup teammate Serena Williams

Stephens said Williams has not spoken to her since the 20-year-old beat 15-time major winner in the first Grand Slam of the year.

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