Andrea Petkovic Puts Her Re-Booted Tennis to Winning Test in Dubai
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Andrea Petkovic Puts Her Re-Booted Tennis to Winning Test in Dubai

Andrea Petkovic eased past Italian Camila Giorgi in her opening game at the Dubai Open.

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.

Andrea Petkovic Sorry for Slamming Chinese Fans
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Andrea Petkovic Sorry for Slamming Chinese Fans

Footage of the incident quickly did the rounds on social media, with some contributors accusing her of racism. But on Monday, Petkovic insisted she didn't mean to be rude.

Andrea Petkovic, Samantha Stosur, Svetlana Kuznetsova Out of Wuhan Open
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Andrea Petkovic, Samantha Stosur, Svetlana Kuznetsova Out of Wuhan Open

Russia's Kuznetsova, the winner of 2009 French Open and 2004 US Open, lost the lop-sided match 0-6, 1-6 to her compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Andrea Petkovic Fires Germany into Fed Cup Semis
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Andrea Petkovic Fires Germany into Fed Cup Semis

Germany, the 2014 finalists, will face Russia away in the semi-finals on April 18-19 after Petkovic again dug deep to seal a 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 win over Jarmila Gajdosova, with the third set of their fourth singles rubber taking nearly an hour.

Petra Kvitova, Andrea Petkovic to Clash in Fed Cup Final Opener
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Petra Kvitova, Andrea Petkovic to Clash in Fed Cup Final Opener

The Czechs are eyeing their third Fed Cup win in four years after lifting the trophy in 2011 and 2012. Germany are looking for their first title since 1992, when a team led by Steffi Graf and current captain Barbara Rittner won the title.

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.

18-year old Elina Svitolina denies Kimiko Date-Krumm to bag her maiden WTA title
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18-year old Elina Svitolina denies Kimiko Date-Krumm to bag her maiden WTA title

Eighteen-year-old Elina Svitolina of Ukraine denied veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm a date with history when she overpowered the Japanese 6-2 6-3 to lift the Indian Open, her maiden WTA title.

Andrea Petkovic topples top seed; Kimiko Date-Krumm packs off 2nd seed
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Andrea Petkovic topples top seed; Kimiko Date-Krumm packs off 2nd seed

Comeback German girl Andrea Petkovic toppled top seed Nina Bratchikova of Russia while Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm shocked compatriot and second seed Misaki Doi to storm into the semifinals of the WTA Indian Open, on Friday.

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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.

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