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Wozniacki celebrates return to top with Dubai title

An excellent week's work for Caroline Wozniacki ended in perfect fashion as the 20-year-old Dane secured her first title of the year here yesterday.

Wozniacki wears down weary Jankovic in Dubai

Caroline Wozniacki will aim to celebrate her return to the top of the world rankings by winning her first title of the year today. The 20-year-old Dane, who will reclaim the world No 1 spot from Kim Clijsters in tomorrow's updated list, meets Svetlana Kuznetsova here in the final of the Dubai Championships.

Wozniacki out for revenge and top spot

It will not be the sort of setting where you would expect the world No 1 ranking to be at stake, but Caroline Wozniacki will try to put such matters out of her mind when she meets Shahar Peer here today in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

Wozniacki unruffled by demotion

Caroline Wozniacki's reign as world No 1 ended yesterday, but as she prepared for her opening match here at this week's Dubai Duty Free Championships the 20-year-old Dane was accentuating the positive.

Soderling win keeps Murray out of world top four

Andy Murray's hopes of returning to No 4 in today's updated world rankings list were dashed yesterday when Robin Soderling successfully defended his indoor title at Rotterdam, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the final. Soderling, whose only defeat in three tournaments this year was against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the fourth round of the Australian Open, had to beat Tsonga to keep his place in the top four.

Clijsters wins to complete remarkable five-year climb back to summit

Kim Clijsters will return to No 1 in the world rankings next week for the first time for five years.

Clijsters goes walkabout as 'Aussie Kim' basks in her popular win

Some of Melbourne's Saturday night revellers must have woken up yesterday morning wondering whether they had overdone the celebrations the night before. Surely that could not have been the new Australian Open champion and those doubles-playing twin brothers they had seen wandering the streets just a few hours earlier?

Aussie Kim home and dry with Down Under title

Eleven years after making her Australian Open debut, eight years after announcing what proved to be a short-lived engagement to the local hero Lleyton Hewitt and seven years after losing in her only previous final here, "Aussie Kim" finally lived up to her name.

Clijsters wins Australian Open title over Li

Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open title and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 today in the Australian Open final.

Li win could earn Asia the prize of a Slam event of its own

The Asian Tennis Federation hopes that the appearance of Li Na in today's Australian Open final here against Kim Clijsters will bolster the continent's chances of hosting the equivalent of a fifth Grand Slam tournament.

Li to kick out snoring husband in bid to break China's duck

Jiang Shan, Li Na's husband and coach, should prepare himself for an uncomfortable night's sleep. His wife, the first Chinese player ever to reach a Grand Slam final, is threatening to banish him from their bedroom as she prepares to take on Kim Clijsters here tomorrow in the biggest match of her career.

Li Na becomes first Chinese player in singles Grand Slam final

Heaven knows what would have happened to Li Na’s marriage if she had lost her Australian Open semi-final against Caroline Wozniacki. The 28-year-old world No 11 became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final when she beat Wozniacki 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 here today, but revealed afterwards that her husband and coach, Jiang Shan, had not been entirely helpful in the build-up to the biggest win of her life.

Kim Clijsters sets up semi-final with Vera Zvonareva

Kim Clijsters is confident of producing the improved performance she feels is required to beat Vera Zvonareva in the Australian Open semi-finals tomorrow.

Andy Murray battles past Dolgopolov into semi-finals

Andy Murray reckoned he played the finest tennis of his life when he reached the Australian Open final here 12 months ago. At the rate he is going the 23-year-old Scot might soon have to revise that verdict.

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