Rivals in Rome?
Last week in Madrid, Serena Williams played Maria Sharapova in the final. This is the matchup that many in tennis would love to be able to call a rivalry, but Serena stubbornly refuses to let it happen.
Saturday May 18
The Globe and Mail
Serena Williams reaches Italian Open final
Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during the women's quarter-final match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain at the Rome Masters tennis tournament May 17, 2013.
Fri May 17, 2013
Maria Sharapova withdraws from Italian Open
Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn before her Italian Open quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Sara Errani because of an illness.
Djokovic reaches last 8 but Li falls to Jankovic
WORLD No. 1 Novak Djokovic made short work of Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach the quarterfinals of the Italian Open in Rome yesterday with a 6-1 6-4 win.
Mon May 13, 2013
Sara Errani matches career high in tennis rankings
Sara Errani matches her career-high ranking with a move to sixth and Caroline Wozniacki also is up a spot in Monday's update of the women's tennis rankings.
Sat May 11, 2013
Watchdog report finds IRS knew of Tea Party targets in 2011
' oversight and government reform panel, will confirm the IRS targeting conservative and other groups seeking tax-exempt status under 501 4 of the tax laws.
Tennis : Serena, Sharapova set up Madrid Masters final clash
MADRID: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will battle it out for the world number one ranking when they meet in the Madrid Open final on Sunday after both came through Saturday's semifinals in straight sets.
Nadal reaches 7th straight final at Madrid Open
Serena Williams from the U.S. reacts after winning a point during a match against Sara Errani from Italy at the Madrid Open tennis tournament, in Madrid, Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Smoke forces evacuation of White House West Wing
Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster - District of Columbia Fire department trucks and personnel respond to a call at the White House, Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Washington.
Serena Williams beats Errani to reach Madrid final
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Fri May 10, 2013
Kvitova to defend her New Haven Open title
Petra Kvitova, the No. 8-ranked women's player in the world, has committed to return to the Nutmeg state and defend her New Haven Open championship this summer.
The Star Online
Serena given first serious test in Madrid
World number one Serena Williams was given her first serious test at this year's Madrid Open as she had to recover from being obliterated in the second set to beat unseeded Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3 0-6 7-5 in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Mon May 06, 2013
The Miami Herald
Sharapova wins Madrid opener
The former world No. 1 and reigning French Open champion stayed hot by handling Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru 7-5, 6-2 on the clay courts at The Magic Box.
Sat May 04, 2013
Errani among first-round winners in Madrid
Sara Errani of Italy was the lone seeded player in action Saturday to start the Madrid Open and the 2012 French Open runner-up had an easy win against Poland's Urszula Radwanska.
Pavlyuchenkova wins first clay title
Oeiras, Portugal Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Portugal Open and claim her first trophy on clay.
Wed May 01, 2013
Does Schiavone Have One More Paris Run in Her?
We know that Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are the heavy favorites to win the French Open this spring.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Defending Champion & World No. 8 Kvitova and World No. 14 Bartoli Commit To New Haven Open
Defending Champion and World No. 8 Petra Kvitova and World No. 14 Marion Bartoli have committed to play the 2013 New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara, a WTA event that is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series to be held August 16-24, 2013 at the Connecticut Tennis Center, it was announced today by Tournament Director Anne ... (more)
Mon Apr 22, 2013
The Week in Preview: April 22
The men are in full clay swing. Rafael Nadal has left Novak Djokovic and his poodle, Pierre, with the winner's trophy back in Monte Carlo, and is already in Barcelona taking questions from the press.
The Star Online
Italya s Vinci seals Fed Cup final date against gritty Russia
MILAN: Roberta Vinci secured Italy's fifth Fed Cup final appearance in eight years on Monday after battling past Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic to give the hosts an unassailable lead on the red clay of Palermo yesterday.
Sun Apr 21, 2013
Petra Kvitova downs Sara Errani, keeping Czechs alive in Fed Cup
Petra Kvitova bested Sara Errani in a reverse singles match Sunday, keeping the Czech Republic alive in its Fed Cup semifinal series against Italy.