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Tennis: Radwanska reaches Indian Wells final

Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska turned the tables on Simona Halep on Friday, beating the sixth-seeded Romanian 6-3, 6-4 to reach the women's final at Indian Wells. After losing to Radwanska in their first three meetings, 22-year-old Halep had won the last two, including a victory over the world number three in the semi-finals at Doha en route to the Qatar Open crown last month.

Tennis: Radwanska reaches Indian Wells semi-finals

Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland reached the semi-finals of the Indian Wells hardcourt tournament on Wednesday with a three-set win over Jelena Jankovic. Radwanska triumphed 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 over the former world number one from Serbia, who won the title in the California desert in 2010. In the semi-finals Radwanska will face rising Romanian star Simona Halep, who defeated Australian qualifier Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-2. bb/dw

Tennis: Jankovic beats Wozniacki to set up Radwanska clash

Jelena Jankovic ended her skid against Caroline Wozniacki on Tuesday, booking a quarter-final clash at Indian Wells against second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska. Jankovic, seeded seventh, defeated 10th-seeded Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1 in a battle of former world number ones. In a rematch of the 2010 final in the California desert won by Jankovic, the seventh-seeded Serb showed no sign of the back trouble that required several visits from the trainer during her third-round victory over Magdalena Rybarikova on Sunday.

Tennis: Davis topples hobbled Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka's fighting spirit just wasn't enough on Friday as the injured third seed was sent packing from Indian Wells by 66th-ranked American Lauren Davis. With the world number four from Belarus hobbled by a painful left foot, the 20-year-old Davis triumphed 6-0, 7-6 (7/2). "Basically all I had was my fighting spirit today," said Azarenka, who was playing her first tournament since a quarter-final exit at the Australian Open. She had returned to the practice court less than a week earlier, after three weeks in a protective boot.

Tennis: Second-seeded Radwanska wins Indian Wells opener

Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska reached the third round of the WTA and ATP Masters hard court tournament at Indian Wells on Friday with a straight-sets win over British qualifier Heather Watson. Poland's Radwanska, ranked number three in the world, needed one hour and 24 minutes to get past the 134th-ranked Watson 6-4, 6-3. She next faces either Russian Elena Vesnina or Germany's Annika Beck. "The first match is always challenging," said Radwanska, who like all 32 men's and women's seeds enjoyed a first-round bye.

Tennis: Peng ousts former champ Zvonareva at Indian Wells

China's Peng Shuai booked her second-round berth at the Indian Wells ATP Masters and WTA tournament on Wednesday with a three-set win over former champion Vera Zvonareva. Zvonareva, a former world number two who was sidelined for all of 2013 with illness and a right shoulder injury, had been seeking just her second match win since the 2012 Olympics, but was unable to make her wild card go far as she fell 4-6, 6-0, 7-5.

Tennis: Peng outs former champ Zvonareva at Indian Wells

China's Peng Shuai booked her second-round berth at the Indian Wells ATP Masters and WTA tournament on Wednesday with a three-set win over former champion Vera Zvonareva. Zvonareva, a former world number two who was sidelined for all of 2013 with illness and a right shoulder injury, had been seeking just her second match win since the 2012 Olympics, but was unable to make her wild card go far as she fell 4-6, 6-0, 7-5.

Tennis: Serena tops WTA world rankings

Germany's Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep of Romania both moved up two places in the WTA world top 10 rankings, with Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic slipping down three spots. Serena Williams continues to dominate the rankings and is nearly a massive 6,000 points clear of second ranked Li Na of China despite going out in the semi-finals in Dubai last week to Alize Cornet of France. Sister Venus, who won the title in Dubai, her first tournament triumph in 16 months, gained 15 places to stand at 29th. WTA Top 20 rankings

Tennis: WTA Dubai Open results

Results on third day of the WTA Dubai Open (x denotes seeding): 2nd round Flavia Pennetta (ITA) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x2) 6-4, 6-1 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x8) bt Annika Beck (GER) 6-4, 6-4 Venus Williams (USA) bt Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 6-2, 6-1 afp

Tennis: WTA Qatar Open results - collated

Results from the fifth day of the WTA Qatar Open in Doha on Friday (x denotes seeding): Quarter-finals Angelique Kerber (GER x6) bt Petra Cetkovská (CZE) 6-1, 6-0 Jelena Jankovic (SRB x5) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x3) 6-1, 6-3 Simona Halep (ROU x7) bt Sara Errani (ITA x4) 6-2, 6-0 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x2) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-2, 6-1 afp
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