Former Foes Unite To Lead France Into Fed Cup Final Against Australia
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Former Foes Unite To Lead France Into Fed Cup Final Against Australia

Former Roland Garros doubles champions Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic beat Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu to secure a final date against Australia.

Maria Sharapova Crashes Out In Qatar Open First Round
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Maria Sharapova Crashes Out In Qatar Open First Round

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu.

Monica Niculescu Credits Sania Mirza with US Open Rd 1 Win
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Monica Niculescu Credits Sania Mirza with US Open Rd 1 Win

Monica Niculescu beat Czech 18th seed Barbora Strycova in US Open and credited Indian doubles partner Sania Mirza for the victory

Sania Mirza-Monica Niculescu Win Connecticut Title Ahead of US Open
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Sania Mirza-Monica Niculescu Win Connecticut Title Ahead of US Open

Sania Mirza and Romanian partner Monica Niculescu beat Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine and Chuang Chia-Jung of Taiwan in the Connecticut Open final

Monica Niculescu Beats Alize Cornet to Win Guangzhou Open
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Monica Niculescu Beats Alize Cornet to Win Guangzhou Open

Romania's Monica Niculescu captured the second WTA Tour title of her career, following her win in Florianopolis last year.

Top Seed Sabine Lisicki in a Hong Kong Hurry
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Top Seed Sabine Lisicki in a Hong Kong Hurry

Former Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki had spent almost two-and-a-half sapping hours on court the previous night in getting past Romania's Monica Niculescu in three sets, but was in a big hurry 24 hours later. The German sealed the second-round victory over her American opponent Grace Min in just 40 minutes as the mercury nudged 33 degrees celsi...

Sania Mirza, Liezel Huber shocked in quarters of Aegon International
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Sania Mirza, Liezel Huber shocked in quarters of Aegon International

It was second match in a row where Sania and Huber faced stiff competition from their rivals.

Breakthrough win for Niculescu in Brazil
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Breakthrough win for Niculescu in Brazil

Romania's Monica Niculescu captured her first career singles title with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Olga Puchkova of Russia in the final of the Brazil Cup at Florianopolis on Saturday.

Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka wins 1st-round match
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Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka wins 1st-round match

Azarenka powered to a 4-0 lead in the opening set over Niculescu, who is winless in singles tournaments on the WTA Tour.

Wozniacki storms into 4th round of Australian Open
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Wozniacki storms into 4th round of Australian Open

World number one Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Romania's Monica Niculescu on Friday.

Cilic, Petkovic reach China Open finals
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Cilic, Petkovic reach China Open finals

Marin Cilic deployed his powerful serve to ease past fellow Croatian Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday and reach the final of the China Open.

Giant-killer Niculescu battles into the semis at Beijing
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Giant-killer Niculescu battles into the semis at Beijing

Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu fought back from a set down against former champion Maria Kirilenko to reach the semi-finals of the China Open on Friday and keep her dream run alive.

China
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China's Li Na stunned in Beijing opener

French Open champion Li Na was humiliated in front of home fans on Sunday, crashing out in the first round of the China Open in straight sets to unheralded Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu.

Niculescu upsets Safarova at US Open
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Niculescu upsets Safarova at US Open

Monica Niculescu upset 27th-seeded Lucie Safarova in straight sets Friday at the US Open to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

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