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Tennis: WTA Dubai Open results

Results on the fifth day of the WTA Dubai Open on Friday (x denotes seeding): Semi-finals Venus Williams (USA) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x8) 6-3, 6-2 afp

Tennis: WTA Dubai Open results - collated

Collated results on the fourth day of the WTA Dubai Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding): Quarter-finals Venus Williams (USA) bt Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 6-3, 7-5 Caroline Wozniacki (DENx8) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 6-1, 6-2 Serena Williams (USAx1) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRBx5) 6-2, 6-2 Alize Cornet (FRA) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 7-5, 6-3 afp

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 Dubai Open results - 1st update

Results on second day of the WTA Dubai Open (x denotes seeding): 1st round 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 afp

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: Wozniacki shocked by unheralded Muguruza

Unheralded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza overcame her nerves to send former world number one Caroline Wozniacki crashing out of the Australian Open Saturday, continuing her stellar run of form. The 20-year-old won her first WTA title with victory over Czech Klara Zakopalova at this month's Hobart International, an achievement even more impressive in that she was a qualifier. She didn't drop a set from the qualifiers to the final and has stayed on a roll at Melbourne Park, coming from a set down to send the 10th-seeded Wozniacki packing 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Tennis: Wozniacki shocked by unheralded Muguruza

Unheralded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza overcame her nerves to send former world number one Caroline Wozniacki crashing out of the Australian Open Saturday, continuing her stellar run of form. The 20-year-old won her first WTA title with victory over Czech Klara Zakopalova at this month's Hobart International, an achievement even more impressive in that she was a qualifier. She didn't drop a set from the qualifiers to the final and has stayed on a roll at Melbourne Park, coming from a set down to send the 10th-seeded Wozniacki packing 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Wozniacki crashes out in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki made an early exit from the Australian Open on Saturday with a 4-6 7-5 6-3 loss to rising Spanish talent Garbine Muguruza in the third round. Dane Wozniacki, seeded 10th, appeared to be on course for a sixth appearance in the fourth round in seven visits to Melbourne Park when she wrapped up the first set in 39 minutes.

Tennis: Sharapova, Wozniacki wobble but stay alive

Third seed Maria Sharapova and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki survived frights at the Australian Open Thursday but dug deep to grind their way into the third round. Russian star Sharapova, the 2008 champion, came through a brutal three-set marathon against 44th ranked Karin Knapp in intense heat. She battled temperatures of up to 42 Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) and a third set lasting nearly two hours to down the Italian 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 and set up a clash with France's Alize Cornet, who broke down in tears of frustration during her game.
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