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Simona Halep powers to number one and Beijing final

Simona Halep surged to number one in the world for the first time and into the final of the China Open as she beat Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4.

Venus ponders return to top form 20 years after first glory

Venus Williams pondered 20 years of success and setbacks since reaching her first US Open final on Tuesday after moving one victory shy of another New York hard courts championship match.

Petra Kvitova stuns Garbine Muguruza at US Open

Petra Kvitova powered past Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in Sunday’s US Open night session to reach the quarter-finals.

Venus, Stephens in quarterfinals, Muguruza out

Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens fought their way into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Sunday, leading a charge of Americans into the last eight of the competition.

Venus, Sharapova advance in US Open

New aunt Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza rolled into the last 16 at the US Open on Friday.

Venus celebrates 20 years at US Open, awaits Serena return

Venus Williams celebrated her 20th anniversary at the US Open on Monday as the tournament celebrated 20 years of Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she claimed two of her seven Grand Slam titles.

Sharapova draws No. 2 Halep in US Open first round

Russian wildcard Maria Sharapova, making her return to Grand Slam tennis after a 15-month doping suspension, will face world number two Simona Halep in the first round of the US Open.

Svitolina destroys Wozniacki in WTA Toronto final

Elina Svitolina crushed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Toronto WTA trophy on Sunday, capturing her fifth title of 2017 and her second final of the season over the former world number one.

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