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Williams to finish as year-end No. 1

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Serena Williams didn't even lift a racket Friday, but still clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking on the WTA Tour.

Ferrer gets 600th win to reach Valencia semis

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Top-seeded David Ferrer earned his 600th career win by beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 Friday to set up a semifinal against Andy Murray at the Valencia Open.

WTA semis: Williams-Wozniacki, Halep-Radwanska

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Serena Williams made the semifinals of the WTA Finals and earned the year-end No. 1 ranking without hitting a ball on Friday.

Nadal to have season-ending appendicitis surgery

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London.

Serena receives apology from Tarpischev

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Serena Williams received a written apology from Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev, who made offensive comments last week when he called the American great and her older sister Venus the "Williams brothers."

Federer, Raonic, Dimitrov reach Basel quarters

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Hometown hero Roger Federer, fourth seed Milos Raonic and Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov were a trio of second-round winners Thursday at the $1.87 Swiss Indoors Basel tennis tournament.

Federer beats Istomin in Swiss Indoors 2nd round

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Top-seeded Roger Federer again had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors on Thursday.

Serena bounces back to best at WTA Finals

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown.

Sharapova wins, but falls short of Singapore semis

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Reigning two-time champion Serena Williams went 2-1 in round-robin action this week at the season-ending $6.5 million WTA Finals.

Ferrer, Murray reach Valencia quarterfinals

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

David Ferrer and Andy Murray both advanced to the Valencia Open quarterfinals after easy wins against error-prone opponents on Thursday.