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Tennis: Kvitova leads Czechs against Italy in Fed Cup

Holders Czech Republic on Wednesday named a five-member squad led by world number eight Petra Kvitova for their Fed Cup semi-final tie against Italy on clay in Palermo on April 20-21. Besides Kvitova, team captain Petr Pala has called up world number 21 Klara Zakopalova and 25th-ranked Lucie Safarova along with doubles specialists Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, the world numbers four and five in doubles.

Tennis: WTA Charleston results - collated

Results on Friday from the fifth day of the $795,000 WTA Family Circle Cup: Quarter-finals Venus Williams (USA x5) bt Madison Keys (USA) 6-4, 6-4 Jelena Jankovic (SRB x9) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-2, 6-1 Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE x6) 6-4, 6-1 Stefanie Voegele (SUI) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 3rd rd Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Mallory Burdette (USA) 6-4, 6-2 Madison Keys (USA) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 Venus Williams (USA x5) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA x12) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Tennis: WTA Charleston results - 3rd update

Results on Friday from the fifth day of the $795,000 WTA Family Circle Cup: Quarter-finals Venus Williams (USA x5) bt Madison Keys (USA) 6-4, 6-4 Jelena Jankovic (SRB x9) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-2, 6-1 Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE x6) 6-4, 6-1 3rd rd Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Mallory Burdette (USA) 6-4, 6-2 Madison Keys (USA) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 Venus Williams (USA x5) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA x12) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 Lucie Safarova (CZE x6) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM x11) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Tennis: Williams set to defend Charleston clay crown

World No. 1 Serena Williams, fresh from winning a record sixth Miami Masters title, will seek her third trophy of the season at the WTA Family Circle Cup claycourt event. Defending champion and top seed Williams, who like the other top-eight seeds received a first-round bye, will play her first match on Tuesday against Italy's Camila Giorgi, who eliminated Mandy Minella 6-4, 6-4 on Monday.

Tennis: Williams set to defend Charleston clay crown

World No. 1 Serena Williams, fresh from winning a record sixth Miami Masters title will seek her third trophy of the season at the WTA Family Circle Cup claycourt event. Defending champion and top seed Williams, who like the other top-eight seeds received a first-round bye, will open her defence of the title against Italy's Camila Giorgi, who eliminated Mandy Minella 6-4, 6-4 on Monday.

UPDATE 5-Tennis-Indian Wells women's singles round 2 results

March 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Indian Wells Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Saturday Urszula Radwanska (Poland) beat 15-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-3 6-4 8-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Alize Cornet (France) 6-4 3-6 6-3 1-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 6-4 6-1 24-Mona Barthel (Germany) beat Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 6-1 6-4 29-Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat Kimiko Date-Krumm (Japan) 3-6 7-5 6-1 11-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Taylor Townsend (U.S.

Tennis: Dubai WTA Open results - 5th update

Results from the second day of the Dubai WTA Open here on Tuesday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Samantha Stosur (AUS x7) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-3, 6-1 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x8) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-2, 6-2 Roberta Vinci (ITA) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-3, 6-2 Nadia Petrova (RUS) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 Sara Errani (ITA x5) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-2, 6-1 Zheng Jie (CHN) bt Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 afp13

Tennis: Dubai WTA Open results - 4th update

Results from the second day of the Dubai WTA Open here on Tuesday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x8) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-2, 6-2 Roberta Vinci (ITA) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-3, 6-2 Nadia Petrova (RUS) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 Sara Errani (ITA x5) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-2, 6-1 Jie Zheng (CHN) bt Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 afp13

UPDATE 6-Tennis-Dubai Championships women's singles round 1 results

Feb 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Dubai Championships Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 7-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-3 6-1 Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 6-3 6-2 8-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-2 Zheng Jie (China) beat Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 6-2 2-6 7-5 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-1 Nadia Petrova (Russia) beat Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 5-7 6-3 6-2 5-Sara Err

Tennis: Qatar Open results - collated

Results from the third day of the WTA Qatar Open on Wednesday (x denotes seeded player): 2nd rd Victoria Azarenka (BLR x1) bt Romina Oprandi (SUI) 6-2, 6-3 Christina McHale (USA) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE x17) 6-4, 6-2 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) bt Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 Sara Errani (ITA x6) bt Timea Babos (HUN) 6-4, 6-0 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x4) bt Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 6-3, 6-2 Ana Ivanovic (SRB x13) bt Simona Halep (ROM) 6-3, 0-0 - retired Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x10) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 7-6 (9/7), 6-0
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