Articles by Barry Wood



Chakvetadze Maintains Winning Momentum

  • 26 October 06
  • Reuters
Anna Chakvetadze continued her winning form to sweep aside Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik 7-5, 6-2 at the Linz Open on Tuesday.

Petrova's Return to Winning Ways

  • 11 October 06
  • Reuters
Nadia Petrova's victory over French teenager Tatiana Golovin in Sunday's Stuttgart Grand Prix final marked the end of a traumatic time for the quiet Russian.

Kuznetsova Backs Plans for Tennis Revamp

  • 05 October 06
  • Reuters
The changes sweeping through women's tennis are music to the ears of world No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Back From Injury Layoff, Safin Upsets Davydenko

  • 01 March 06
  • Reuters
Russia's Marat Safin made an impressive return from a six-month injury layoff on Tuesday when he beat compatriot and world No. 5 Nikolai Davydenko 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Dubai Open.

Sharapova Falls to Henin in Dubai Final

  • 26 February 06
  • Reuters
Justine Henin-Hardenne won her 25th career title on Saturday when she defeated Maria Sharapova 7-5, 6-2 in the final of the Dubai Open.

Kiefer Ruins Safin's Sequence

  • 24 February 05
  • Reuters
No. 2 seed Marat Safin was beaten 7-6, 6-4 by Germany's Nicolas Kiefer in the opening round of the Dubai Championships on Tuesday.