WTA Rogers Cup second round preview: Karolina Pliskova vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova By Don Han

Karolina Pliskova faces a tough opener at the Rogers Cup as she opens her Toronto campaign against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in her first match as the world number one....


WTA Rogers Cup second round preview: Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Catherine Bellis By Don Han

Svetlana Kuznetsova, the eighth seed of the tournament, faces a very tough opponent in her opening round match as Catherine Bellis would look to create a huge upset in the second round of the Rogers Cup....


WTA Rogers Cup second round preview: Sloane Stephens vs Petra Kvitova By Don Han

It would be the first meeting between Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova in the second round of the Rogers Cup, with the win being very important and confidence-boosting for either player....
G. Dabrowski/J. Ostapenko
E. Hozumi/M. Kato


WTA Rogers Cup: Ostapenko rebounds in doubles with Dabrowski, battle past Hozumi/Kato

Max Gao | Just two hours after suffering an emotional three-set loss at the hands of American Varvara Lepchenko, Jelena Ostapenko joined forces with fellow French Open champion Gabriela Dabrowski to impressively rebound in the doubles on Monday evening, battling past the resilient all-Japanese pairing of Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato, 7-5, 6-3, to advance to the second round of the 2017 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. Breaks Galore in the Opening Set Before Ostapenko Finally Holds Her Nerve (and Serve!) In front of a full house on Court 3, it was Dabrowski and Ostapenko who struck first, roughing out an early service hold before breaking in the ensuing game to take a 2-1 lead, much to the delight of the Canadian fans. And once Ostapenko consolidated the break at love with four huge serves, the Canadian-Latvian pairing seemed to be in cruise control, but all was not like it seemed from there. Eri Hozumi (in black) and Miyu Kato discuss strategy before the former serves during their first-round match at the 2017 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. | Photo: Max Gao Using their longtime experience as a team, Hozumi and Kato were able to put together a vital hold in the fifth game to stay within touching distance of Dabrowski and Ostapenko. That service hold would later be the last for either team until the 12th game of the opening set where, after six straight breaks of serve, it was Ostapenko who would be able to hold her nerve despite a few difficulties on...


WTA Rogers Cup: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova outhits Alize Cornet; loses one game in 57 minutes By Don Han

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova put in one of her best performances of the year when she outclassed Alize Cornet from the start to finish in their first round encounter at the Rogers Cup, triumphing in straight sets after losing just one game in the process....


WTA Rogers Cup: Ekaterina Makarova strolls to surprise victory over Peng By Don Han

Fresh off her third WTA title, Ekaterina Makarova carried her momentum over to the Rogers Cup as she outgunned Peng Shuai in straight sets, surprisingly triumphing without facing any major problems....


Orlando Pride stride past Washington Spirit By Kudzi Musarurwa

A second half blitz from the Pride gave them a big win over the Spirit in this week's round of NWSL matches....


Ethan Finlay traded to Minnesota United FC By Jay Stucchio

Columbus Crew SC has dealt Ethan Finlay to Minnesota United....


Genie Bouchard: I'm a bit low in confidence By Pete Borkowski

Following a disappointing first round loss on home soil, Genie Bouchard spoke about the state of her game and the steps she's taking to get back to the top....


WTA Rogers Cup: Agnieszka Radwanska cruises into round two By Pete Borkowski

Tenth seed Agnieszka Radwanska made what was expected to be a challenging match look easy as she raced past Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets to kick off her Rogers Cup campaign....

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World Athletics Championships: Sam Kendricks takes home the gold while more frustration for Renaud Lavillenie By Pathik Gamana

In a highly contested Pole Vault competition, Sam Kendricks continued his red hot form by winning the gold medal. Lisek of Poland took home the silver medal whilst Lavillenie had to settle for bronze....
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