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The 15-time Grand Slam winner will replace top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in next week's rankings after coming from a set down to beat former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open.
Serena Williams spent most of the past week downplaying the prospect of returning to the top of the rankings. Then it happened and she couldn't hold back the tears.
Serena Williams can reclaim the No. 1 ranking at the Qatar Open, a spot the 15-time major champion has not held since October 2010.
Angelique Kerber survived some nervous moments before fending off American teenager Madison Keys in the third round of the Australian Open, then got to blow out the candles on a cake to celebrate her 25th birthday.
Kimiko Date-Krumm is the oldest woman in the Australian Open draw at 42, with some competitors less than half her age still in high school.
Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Brisbane International on Tuesday because of an injured right collarbone that left her unable to serve. She said she didn't want to aggravate the injury with the Australian Open two weeks away.
Lucie Safarova will open the Fed Cup final for the defending champion Czech Republic against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia.
Petra Kvitova regards the Fed Cup final this weekend as a last chance to salvage a season after her stellar performances in 2011.
Petra Kvitova regards this weekend's Fed Cup final as her last chance to salvage a year which has been a big comedown after her stellar 2011.
Defending champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from the WTA Championships because of a viral illness and will be replaced by Samantha Stosur.
Serena Williams returns to the WTA Championships with the Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles, plus the Olympic gold medal, yet with no chance of finishing the year as the No. 1 in the world.
Not accustomed to losing the last point at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters picked up her bag, waved and bid adieu to the fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium — summoning up a melancholy smile before making her way to the tunnel.
Venus Williams' reinvigorating week ended with a bad back and gritty comeback that wasn't quite enough.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Rogers Cup on Friday because of a knee injury.
Organizers of the New Haven Open have announced 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been granted a wildcard into the tournament.
She said after her victory that she definitely feels she's closing in on the top players.
"This tournament was a really tough draw, everybody's playing," Kvitova said. "After the offseason, it's hard to be on the court against some opponents."