Azerenka, Kvitova, Radwanska win on day 3 of WTA Championships

Victoria Azerenka, Petra Kvitova and Aginieszka Radwanska won on Thursday, the third day of the season-ending TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Turkey's largest city Istanbul.

Azarenka of Belarus prepares to hit a return to Li Na of China during their WTA tennis championships match in Istanbul, October 27, 2011

Azarenka of Belarus prepares to hit a return to Li Na of China during their WTA tennis championships match in Istanbul, October 27, 2011

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Li Na becomes first Chinese to reach WTA Championships

Chinese tennis star Li Na on Thursday became the fifth singles player to qualify for the prestigious TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships which would be held in Istanbul, Turkey on October 25-30, 2011, becoming the first Chinese singles player to book a spot on the WTA season-ending tournament.

"This year has been the most successful of my career so far and I'm very happy to have qualified," said Li Na. "I'm proud to be the first Chinese woman to qualify in singles for this event." Read more »

Dominika Cibulkova wins Vera Zvonareva in Kremlin Cup tennis match

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia hits a return against Vera Zvonareva of Russia during their Kremlin Cup tennis match in Moscow, Oct. 21, 2011.Dominika Cibulkova won 2-1.

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Hot Murray overtakes Federer

Andy Murray beat Spain's David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 to claim the Shanghai Rolex Masters title yesterday and move ahead of Swiss Roger Federer in the rankings for the first time in his career.

The victory completed a stunning Asian hat-trick for Murray and allowed the seemingly unstoppable Scot to leapfrog 16-time grand-slam champion Federer into third spot in the ATP list.

Murray's 25th victory from 26 matches - his only loss coming to world No. 2 Rafael Nadal of Spain - sends Federer out of the top three for the first time in eight years. Read more »

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