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Tennis: Bouchard holds off Venus in Charleston

Canadian starlet Eugenie Bouchard held off former world number one Venus Williams 7-6 (8/6), 2-6, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Family Circle Cup quarter-finals. Bouchard, an Australian Open semi-finalist who is seeded sixth in the green claycourt WTA premier level event, saved two set points in the first-set tiebreaker, and rallied from a break down in the third to advance to a meeting with either second-seeded Serbian Jelena Jankovic or Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic. Williams followed her younger sister, world number one and top seed Serena Williams, out of the tournament.

Hingis returns to winner's circle in Miami

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - Martina Hingis made a winning return when the Swiss player and German partner Sabine Lisicki claimed the Sony Open doubles title on Sunday with a 4-6 6-4 (10-5) over Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. The title was Hingis's first since winning the doubles in Doha in 2007. Since retiring that year, Hingis, a former-world number one, has flirted with a doubles comebacks.

Tennis: China's Li Na advances as Kleybanova withdraws

China's Li Na reached the third round of the Miami Masters on Friday after her intended opponent Alisa Kleybanova withdrew with illness before their match. The walkover sends the second seed into a contest against the winner from Daniele Hantuchova and American Madison Keys. Romanian sixth seed Simona Halep also pulled out, citing a toe injury. She will be replaced in the draw by Czech Jana Cepelova, who will face Australian Casey Dellacqua in the second round. str/nr

Tennis: Fed Cup: Slovakia 1 Germany 3

Results on Sunday in the Fed Cup World Group first round tie between Slovakia and Germany in Bratislava:- Slovakia 1 Germany 3 Angelique Kerber (GER) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) Jana Cepelova/Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) bt Julia Goerges/Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) 4-6, 6-3, 10-7 Saturday Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 Angelique Kerber (GER) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 7-6 (11/9), 6-1 afp

Tennis: Fed Cup: Slovakia 0 Germany 2

Collated results FedCup World Group first round tie between Slovakia and Germany in Bratislava on Saturday:- Slovakia 0 Germany 2 Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 Angelique Kerber (GER) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 7-6 (11/9), 6-1 afp

Tennis: Fed Cup: Slovakia 0 Germany 1

Results in Bratislava on Saturday in the FedCup World Group first round tie between Slovakia and Germany:- Slovakia 0 Germany 1 Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 2-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 Playing later Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Angelique Kerber (GER) ak

Tennis: Sharapova cruises into Paris quarter-finals

Russian top seed Maria Sharapova dished out a 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova in the second round to cruise into the WTA Paris Open quarter-finals on Wednesday. A shock fourth-round loser at the season-opening Grand Slam the Australian Open in Melbourne earlier this month Sharapova regained the winning thread at the Stade Coubertin, serving 10 aces with just two double faults.

Tennis: I almost pulled out injured, says Serena

World number one Serena Williams on Sunday revealed she has a back injury and almost pulled out of the Australian Open, after she was upset in the fourth round by Ana Ivanovic. The top seed said she was on strong medication and her movements were hindered, but refused to blame the problem for her performance. "Maybe I wasn't the best physically, but that had nothing to do with it," she said, after being sensationally upset by the Serb 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the fourth round. "I think Ana just played a really good match. She did what it takes to win."

Tennis: Top seed Serena breaks Australian Open wins record

World number one Serena Williams set a new record of 61 Australian Open wins Friday as she scorched into the fourth round -- and warned she plans to get even better. The American top seed used her powerful serve to good effect as she raced past experienced Slovak Daniela Hantuchova on another hot Melbourne day, 6-3, 6-3 in 80 minutes. Williams, bidding for a sixth Australian Open crown, now faces either former world number one Ana Ivanovic or 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur for a place in the quarter-finals.

Tennis: Williams sisters pull out of Aussie Open doubles

Four-time champions the Williams sisters pulled out of the Australian Open doubles on Friday after an injury to elder sister Venus. The American pair withdrew from their first-round match with Kristina Mladenovic and Flavia Pennetta because of the injury to Venus's lower left leg. Serena Williams, seeking her sixth singles title in Melbourne, said she hoped to be back next year playing doubles with Venus. The extent of the injury was not known.
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