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World No 71 Paula Badosa stuns Ash Barty in Charleston quarter-finals
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World No 71 Paula Badosa stuns Ash Barty in Charleston quarter-finals

Badosa, a former French Open junior champion, is the lowest-ranked player to beat Barty since September 2019.

I deserve the World No 1 ranking, says Ash Barty after Miami Open title defence
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I deserve the World No 1 ranking, says Ash Barty after Miami Open title defence

Barty, the 2019 French Open champion, has held the No 1 ranking since September of that year, despite skipping the rescheduled US and French Opens in 2020 to remain in Australia.

Women's tennis devises path back to its usual 52-weeks rankings setup
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Women's tennis devises path back to its usual 52-weeks rankings setup

It is a complicated way of calculating things, but in general, rankings points will remain part of a player's total for a minimum of a year and not more than two years.

Miami Open: Defending champion Ashleigh Barty on the road once again after pandemic absence
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Miami Open: Defending champion Ashleigh Barty on the road once again after pandemic absence

The 24-year-old from Queensland elected not to travel outside Australia after the WTA Tour resumed last year, skipping both the US Open and the rescheduled French Open at Roland Garros in September.

Kim Clijsters pulls out of Miami but 'not ready to quit' despite knee surgery, COVID-19
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Kim Clijsters pulls out of Miami but 'not ready to quit' despite knee surgery, COVID-19

Kim Clijsters only played three tournaments and three matches in 2020, beaten each time in the first round.

Sara Sorribes Tormo beats Eugenie Bouchard for maiden WTA title in Guadalajara
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Sara Sorribes Tormo beats Eugenie Bouchard for maiden WTA title in Guadalajara

The 24-year-old Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo was in her first WTA final, and made it count.

Qatar Open: Petra Kvitova defeats Jessica Pegula to set up final clash with Garbine Muguruza
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Qatar Open: Petra Kvitova defeats Jessica Pegula to set up final clash with Garbine Muguruza

Muguruza received a walkover into the title match after fellow former world number one Victoria Azarenka dropped out because of back pain

WTA Tour weighing possibility of changing 'frozen' COVID-19 rankings like men's tennis
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WTA Tour weighing possibility of changing 'frozen' COVID-19 rankings like men's tennis

WTA CEO Steve Simon said in a statement that the tour is "currently reviewing if any further adjustments to the rankings process will be made."

Two-time champion Kim Clijsters accepts wildcard into WTA Miami Open
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Two-time champion Kim Clijsters accepts wildcard into WTA Miami Open

Clijsters' comeback was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and she has yet to play in 2021. Miami will mark her first event since her first-round loss in the US Open in September.

Qatar Open: Former champions Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka through to quarters
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Qatar Open: Former champions Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka through to quarters

It was Jabeur who defeated the Czech during their last encounter in Doha in 2020 but this time it was 2017 Qatar champion Pliskova who booked her ticket to her first hard-court quarter-final since 2020 Dubai.

Qatar Open: Madison Keys returns to tour with straight-sets win over Belinda Bencic
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Qatar Open: Madison Keys returns to tour with straight-sets win over Belinda Bencic

Keys hit 24 winners against 13 for the sixth-seeded Bencic, who was coming off a loss to Iga Swiatek in the final of the Adelaide International on Saturday.

Qatar Open: Victoria Azarenka shines in cloudy Doha on day one, Jennifer Brady knocked out
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Qatar Open: Victoria Azarenka shines in cloudy Doha on day one, Jennifer Brady knocked out

Despite conceding the first set, Russia's Kuznetsova put up a spirited defence in the second leading to increasingly sprawling rallies with her well-matched Belarusian opponent.

Coco Gauff, Belinda Bencic advance to Adelaide International quarter-finals
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Coco Gauff, Belinda Bencic advance to Adelaide International quarter-finals

Coco Gauff beat sixth-seeded Petra Martic 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals of the hard-court tournament at Memorial Drive.

Ankita Raina relishing journey Down Under with maiden Slam appearance, WTA Tour win
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Ankita Raina relishing journey Down Under with maiden Slam appearance, WTA Tour win

In Australia, Ankita Raina got her much-awaited Grand Slam debut and in the same week a first WTA Tour level win.

Phillip Island Trophy: Ankita Raina records first victory in main draw of singles WTA Tour event
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Phillip Island Trophy: Ankita Raina records first victory in main draw of singles WTA Tour event

Ankita came from behind to beat the Italian 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the USD 235,238 hardcourt tournament.

Abu Dhabi Open 2021: Daria Kasatkina, Maria Sakkari win on first day of new season
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Abu Dhabi Open 2021: Daria Kasatkina, Maria Sakkari win on first day of new season

Kasatkina was the first winner of the new season, beating Wang Qiang 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 after trailing 2-0 in the deciding set. It was the Russian's first match since October, and Wang's first since March.

Australian Open 2021: CEO Craig Tiley assures players all is 'OK' for Melbourne
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Australian Open 2021: CEO Craig Tiley assures players all is 'OK' for Melbourne

The world's leading tennis players are set to start arriving in Melbourne from 15 January and must undergo 14 days in hotel quarantine, although they'll be allowed to practice for limited periods daily in a bio-secure bubble.

Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open 2021: Sofia Kenin 'happy to be travelling' as season starts in bio-bubble
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Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open 2021: Sofia Kenin 'happy to be travelling' as season starts in bio-bubble

Kenin, who is top seed in the year-opening WTA event in Abu Dhabi which starts on Wednesday, will be kept in a bubble along with her fellow competitors before they all move on to Melbourne for the delayed Australian Open.

Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Teenager Iga Swiatek wins French Open without dropping a set
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Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Teenager Iga Swiatek wins French Open without dropping a set

Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player, male or female, to win a grand slam singles title when she lifted the Suzanne Lenglen trophy in Paris.

Karolina Pliskova hires Naomi Osaka's ex-coach Sascha Bajin for 2021 season
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Karolina Pliskova hires Naomi Osaka's ex-coach Sascha Bajin for 2021 season

Pliskova published a photo on Facebook and Twitter featuring Bajin, fitness coach Azuz Simchich and a caption saying "Team Pliskova 2021".