Czech Republic beats Lleyton Hewitt, Australia team at Hopman Cup
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Czech Republic beats Lleyton Hewitt, Australia team at Hopman Cup

Jiri Vesely defeated Lleyton Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4 before Karolina Pliskova came from 3-1 down in the second set to beat Jarmila Wolfe Gajdosova 7-5, 6-3 at Perth, Western Australia.

Venus Williams withdraws from Hobart International
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Venus Williams withdraws from Hobart International

Venus said that she needs time to rest after playing the first tournament of 2014 in Auckland.

France into Hopman Cup final
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France into Hopman Cup final

The French - Alize Cornet and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga - will face the top-seeded Polish pairing of Agnieszka Radwanska and Grzegorz Panfil in Saturday's final.

US Open: Czech women down Aussie duo to win doubles title
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US Open: Czech women down Aussie duo to win doubles title

The first all-Czech duo to win the US Open crown took home $460,000. They also won the 2011 French Open title.

Wimbledon: Hsieh and Peng win women
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Wimbledon: Hsieh and Peng win women's doubles title

Hsieh became the first player from Taiwan to win a Grand Slam title while Peng gave China its first doubles title at a major in seven years.

Wimbledon 2013: Rohan Bopanna-Jie Zheng, Sania Mirza-Horia Tecau enter mixed doubles quarters
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Wimbledon 2013: Rohan Bopanna-Jie Zheng, Sania Mirza-Horia Tecau enter mixed doubles quarters

The Asian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Jie Zheng defeated unseeded Swedish-Hungarian duo Johan Brunstrom and Katalin Marosi 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1 in one hour and 29 minutes.

Qualifier Jamie Hampton to face Elena Vesnina in Eastbourne final
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Qualifier Jamie Hampton to face Elena Vesnina in Eastbourne final

Hampton squandered five set points in the opening set to give the momentum to her opponent, But Wozniacki was unable to serve out the second set leading 5-4 after winning the first in a tiebreaker and came up short in the third.

Li Na warms up for Wimbledon with first win on grass
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Li Na warms up for Wimbledon with first win on grass

Li led fellow seeds to opening victories on a calm day at normally blustery Devonshire park. Number three Angelique Kerber beat Sorona Cirstea 6-4, 6-4 while 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova stopped Monica Niculescu 6-4, 6-1.

Li Na and Angelique Kerber advance at Eastbourne WTA event
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Li Na and Angelique Kerber advance at Eastbourne WTA event

The second-seeded Chinese Li Na player will play 2011 champion Marion Bartoli of France in the second round.

Victoria Azarenka struggles into French Open last 16
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Victoria Azarenka struggles into French Open last 16

Third seed Victoria Azarenka came from a set down to beat France's Alize Cornet 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the French Open fourth round on Saturday.

Angelique Kerber clinches fourth-round berth at Indian Wells
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Angelique Kerber clinches fourth-round berth at Indian Wells

Kerber had a breakthrough season in 2012, winning two titles and moving into the top 10 in the world rankings. She has struggled to build on that success this year, in part because of a back injury that forced her out of Germany's Fed Cup team.

Maria Kirilenko rings in new year with Alex Ovechkin
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Maria Kirilenko rings in new year with Alex Ovechkin

However Kirilenko, 25, said she had not yet set a wedding date with NHL player Ovechkin, who is also Russian.

Elena Vesnina wins Hobart International
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Elena Vesnina wins Hobart International

Unseeded Vesnina ended Barthel's winning run of 12-straight matches in Hobart, and finally clinched her first title after five previous losses in finals.

Agnieszka Radwanska has Auckland title in the bag
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Agnieszka Radwanska has Auckland title in the bag

The Polish star was off to buy her 11th Louis Vuitton handbag to celebrate -- the tournament top-seed says she traditionally treats herself to a new handbag "as a reward" for each WTA title and already has 10 in her collection.

Alize Cornet sets up clash vs Stosur in Kremlin Open
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Alize Cornet sets up clash vs Stosur in Kremlin Open

France's Alize Cornet beat Anastasia Rodionova of Australia in straight sets to book a place in the second round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday where she will play Australian Sam Stosur.

China Open: Azarenka, Sharapova move ahead
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China Open: Azarenka, Sharapova move ahead

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and No. 2 Maria Sharapova both advanced to the second round of the China Open on Monday.

Wozniak hurts shoulder, withdraws in Quebec City
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Wozniak hurts shoulder, withdraws in Quebec City

Canadian star Aleksandra Wozniak injured her right shoulder during a warm-up session and withdrew from Bell Challenge on Thursday before her scheduled second-round match against Melanie Oudin.

Cibulkova, Wickmayer crash out in Quebec
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Cibulkova, Wickmayer crash out in Quebec

Dominika Cibulkova and Yanina Wickmayer crashed out of the Bell Challenge on Wednesday, eliminating the top two seeds from the WTA tournament.

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