Defending champion Heather Watson bows out of Japan Open
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Defending champion Heather Watson bows out of Japan Open

Monica Puig, seeded eighth in the event and ranked 48th in the world, outlasted 92nd-placed Watson 6-4, 6-4 in 94 minutes.

Sania Mirza, Liezel Huber in quarter-finals of Eastbourne WTA event
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Sania Mirza, Liezel Huber in quarter-finals of Eastbourne WTA event

Sania and Huber will now fight it out with Romania's Monica Niculescu and Czech Republic's Klara Zakopalova for a place in the semifinals.

Heather Watson
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Heather Watson's French Open exit crowns miserable British showing

Laura Robson was sent packing Monday by former world number one Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Baltacha won just three games Tuesday in losing to New Zealand's Marina Erakovic.

Sharapova aiming for rare double at Sony Open
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Sharapova aiming for rare double at Sony Open

World No.2 Maria Sharapova is aiming to become just the third player, after Steffi Graf and Kim Clijsters to win back-to-back Indian Wells and Sony Open titles.

Agnieszka Radwanska continues her winning march
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Agnieszka Radwanska continues her winning march

Poland's Radwanska is on an unmatched win run this year after claiming tournaments in Auckland and Sydney, and next faces one of two former world number ones, Ana Ivanovic or Jelana Jankovic.

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'Bonkers' Britain looks for Andy Murray, Heather Watson bounce

Having waited 76 years for a men's Grand Slam champion and 24 years to celebrate a women's tour winner, Britain, once the cash-heavy, running joke of world tennis, is suddenly a serious player.

Maria Sharapova overcomes Heather Watson challenge
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Maria Sharapova overcomes Heather Watson challenge

Maria Sharapova came back from one set down to beat Heather Watson 6-7 (9/7), 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Wimbledon 2012: Agnieszka Radwanksa in last 16
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Wimbledon 2012: Agnieszka Radwanksa in last 16

Polish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska reached the Wimbledon last 16 on Friday with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Britain's Heather Watson.

Heather Watson ends Britain
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Heather Watson ends Britain's 10-year Wimbledon wait

Heather Watson ended Britain's 10-year wait to have a woman in the third round at Wimbledon as the youngster swept to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Jamie Hampton of the United States on Wednesday.

Petkovic, Szavay, Kanepi withdraw from Wimbledon
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Petkovic, Szavay, Kanepi withdraw from Wimbledon

Recent top-10 player Andrea Petkovic of Germany has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a persistent right ankle injury.

Brit hopes on Murray as pommies bashed
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Brit hopes on Murray as pommies bashed

Andy Murray was the last Briton standing after a humiliating first day for the nation at the Australian Open on Monday when five players failed to win a single set.

Li, Azarenka make early running at Australian Open
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Li, Azarenka make early running at Australian Open

China's French Open champion Li Na negotiated a tough first match at the Australian Open Monday while third seed Victoria Azarenka laid down an early marker at the year's first grand slam.

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