PATTAYA CITY, Thailand - A day after she endured a match point in the second set of her two-and-a-half-hour first round victory over Casey Dellacqua at the PTT Pattaya Open, No.4 seed Maria Kirilenko was on the brink of defeat against another Australian, but once again prevailed.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Playing in her first Grand Slam final and with the No.1 ranking on the line, Victoria Azarenka stepped up in a big way, recording a runaway 63 60 win over Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final.
MELBOURNE, Australia - With some inspired play on the most important points, Maria Sharapova battled past Petra Kvitova and into the final of the Australian Open on Thursday afternoon, getting to within one step away from her fourth Grand Slam title and a return to the World No.1 ranking.
MELBOURNE, Australia - With the possibility of it being the last Australian Open match of her career Kim Clijsters left it all on the court, pulling off a miracle comeback from quadruple match point to beat Li Na, 46 76(6) 64.
MELBOURNE, Australia - On a day where the stars of the WTA were battling it out on the biggest courts at the Australian Open, the closest match of the tournament was taking place on Court 6, and it produced an upset - Greta Arn survived No.17 seed Dominika Cibulkova to set up a date with a legend.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova absolutely blazed through their opening matches at the Australian Open on a hot and windy Tuesday. The next-highest seed to play wasn't as fortunate.
MELBOURNE, Australia - They had injury scares in the lead-up tournaments but Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki both had few problems in their first round matches at the big one on Monday, easing into the second round.