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Tennis: Petkovic wins Charleston title

Andrea Petkovic, who is coming back from a string of injuries in recent years, earned her first title in nearly three years Sunday with a straight-set win in the Family Circle Cup. Germany's Petkovic posted a 7-5, 6-2 win over rising star Jana Cepelova for her third WTA Tour crown and first since winning in Strasbourg in 2011. Her first title came fiver years ago in Bad Gastein. Petkovic clinched the win in the eighth game of the second set when Cepelova's forehand return sailed past the baseline.

Venus rises again to win in Charleston

(Reuters) - Venus Williams, battling a mystery bug and a dogged opponent who refused to lie down, advanced to the third round of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston on Wednesday. A day after her younger sister Serena was surprisingly beaten at the South Carolina event, Williams kept the family flag flying with a 7-5 7-5 victory over South African Chanelle Scheepers. It was anything but easy for the 33-year-old Williams, who won the tournament a decade ago but has struggled with health issues in recent years.

Tennis: Kerber leads Germany against Aussies in Fed Cup

Germany will be lead by world number seven Angelique Kerber for their Fed Cup semi-final clash against seven-time winners Australia from April 19-20, captain Barbara Rittner confirmed on Monday. However 15th-ranked Sabine Lisicki, who won the Miami WTA doubles title on Sunday playing with Switzerland's Martina Hingis, will not be making the trip to Brisbane. "We only have one thing in our head - to get to the final," said Rittner, who revealed the team would also include Andrea Petkovic, ranked 40, Julia Goerges, ranked 89, and Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 13th in the doubles.

Tennis: Hingis, Lisicki take Miami doubles title

Martina Hingis shrugged off her 33 years to partner Sabine Lisicki to the Miami WTA doubles title on Sunday in only the pair's second tournament together. The Swiss veteran and her German partner downed second seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, 4-6, 6-4, 10-5. The wildcard entrants won the last seven points of the deciding super tiebreaker to take the trophy. On their way to the final, Hingis and Lisicki beat sixth seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Safarova and fifth seeds Cara Black and Sania Mirza.

Tennis: Hingis, Lisicki take Miami doubles title

Martina Hingis shrugged off her 33 years to partner Sabine Lisicki to the Miami WTA doubles title on Sunday. The veteran Swiss veteran and her German partner downed second seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, 4-6, 6-4, 10-5. The wildcard entrants won the last seven points of the deciding super tiebreaker to take the trophy. dj/ea

Tennis: WTA Dubai Open results - collated

Results on second day of the WTA Dubai Open (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Ana Ivanovic (SRB) bt Angelique Kerber (GERx6) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-1, 7-5 Jelena Jankovic (SRB x5) bt Maryna Zanevska (UKR) 6-4, 6-3 Alize Cornet (FRA) bt Simona Halep (ROM x7) 6-1, 1-1 abandon Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x8) bt Sabine Lisicki (GER) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 Annika Beck (GER) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 Flavia Pennetta (ITA) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 7-5, 6-4 2nd rd

Tennis: Wozniacki inspired by forthcoming wedding

Caroline Wozniacki admitted that she was being inspired by the imminence of her wedding to Rory McIlroy after bringing about a great survival in the first round of the Dubai Open. The former world number one from Denmark seemed pleased enough with her performance in recovering from a set, 0-1 and love 40 down to beat Sabine Lisicki, the Wimbledon finalist, but looked transformed with joy when talking about marrying the former world number one golfer from Northern Ireland.

Tennis: Wozniacki inspired by forthcoming wedding

Caroline Wozniacki admitted that she was being inspired by the imminence of her wedding to Rory McIlroy after bringing about a great survival in the first round of the Dubai Open. The former world number one from Denmark seemed pleased enough with her performance in recovering from a set, 0-1 and love 40 down to beat Sabine Lisicki, the Wimbledon finalist, but looked transformed with joy when talking about marrying the former world number one golfer from Northern Ireland.

Tennis: Zvonareva into second round at Pattaya Open

Two-time champion Vera Zvonareva was through to the second round of the Pattaya Open Tuesday, claiming the first victory of her comeback following an 18-month absence from the game due to illness and injury. The Russian won 6-3, 6-2 over the tenacious Peangtan Plipuech of Thailand, who saved 14 of 19 break points she faced and engaged Zvonareva in some lengthy rallies to stretch the match to one hour 42-minutes.

Tennis: Zvonareva into second round at Pattaya Open

Two-time champion Vera Zvonareva was through to the second round of the Pattaya Open Tuesday, claiming the first victory of her comeback following an 18-month absence from the game due to illness and injury. The Russian won 6-3, 6-2 over the tenacious Peangtan Plipuech of Thailand, who saved 14 of 19 break points she faced and engaged Zvonareva in some lengthy rallies to stretch the match to one hour 42-minutes.
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