WTA Tokyo: Caroline Wozniacki beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to defend title

WTA Tokyo: Caroline Wozniacki beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to defend title

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
The Dane did not face a single break point against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final, capturing her first title of the season....
WTA Tokyo: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ousts Angelique Kerber in thriller

WTA Tokyo: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ousts Angelique Kerber in thriller

By Don Han
Despite looking on course for a straightforward win, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova had to make it complicated before defeating Angelique Kerber in the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, prevailing in three tight sets....
WTA Tokyo: Caroline Wozniacki cruises past Garbiñe Muguruza to reach another final

WTA Tokyo: Caroline Wozniacki cruises past Garbiñe Muguruza to reach another final

By Becky Walker
The former world number one put in a dominant performance against the current world number one to progress to her seventh final of 2017....

Steven de Waard undergoes emergency appendectomy, launches crowdfunding campaign: exclusive

It was a cool Monday morning when Steven de Waard arrived at the Hollyburn Country Club to make last-minute preparations before hitting the court for his first-round match at the Odlum Brown VanOpen in Vancouver. De Waard, a 26-year-old Australian doubles specialist born and raised straight out of Brisbane, had arrived just days earlier from another ATP Challenger in Aptos, California, when he met up with compatriot Marc Polmans in Vancouver, his long-time friend and partner for the week. For two days, preparations couldn’t have gone any better: de Waard had settled into living with his housing family for the week—a cheaper and more practical alternative to hotels for players who are looking to save a few bucks on accommodations—and he and Polmans were looking back to their clinical best in practice heading into the tournament as the number three seeds. De Waard was competing at the ATP Challenger in Vancouver with compatriot...
Laver Cup day one recap: Tiebreaks dominate matches as Team Europe starts out strongly

Laver Cup day one recap: Tiebreaks dominate matches as Team Europe starts out strongly ByNoel John Alberto

Nine total tiebreaks in the opening day saw Team Europe fly out to a 3-0 lead before Kyrgios and Sock grabbed a late doubles point for Team World....
WTA Tokyo: Garbiñe Muguruza steers to comfortable win over Caroline Garcia

WTA Tokyo: Garbiñe Muguruza steers to comfortable win over Caroline Garcia ByDon Han

World number one Garbiñe Muguruza continues her fine run with a routine victory over Caroline Garcia in straight sets, prevailing 6-2, 6-4....
Report: WTA Finals line-up could be expanded to 16 players from 2019 onwards

Report: WTA Finals line-up could be expanded to 16 players from 2019 onwards

By Don Han
An interview with the tournament director of the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy Alexander Medvedev saw the Russian mention that the WTA is considering the expand the field of the WTA Finals to 16 players from the current eight when the tournament gets relocated to another location after their contract in Singapore ends....
WTA Tokyo: Angelique Kerber edges past Karolina Pliskova

WTA Tokyo: Angelique Kerber edges past Karolina Pliskova

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
The German picked up by far her best win of 2017 against the world number four, recording the first break in the entire match to seal an impressive victory....
ATP St. Petersburg: Fabio Fognini ousts home favorite Mikhail Youzhny

ATP St. Petersburg: Fabio Fognini ousts home favorite Mikhail Youzhny

By Craig Vickers
The Italian silenced the native Russian crowd in his first match since his ignominious US Open exit....
WTA Tokyo quarterfinal preview: Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova

WTA Tokyo quarterfinal preview: Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova ByOliver Dickson Jefford

Two women who have been the world number one in 2017 face off in what is an intriguing quarterfinal clash in Tokyo....
WTA Tokyo: Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki battles past Shelby Rogers

WTA Tokyo: Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki battles past Shelby Rogers ByOliver Dickson Jefford

Wozniacki fell a set down, and a break down in the final set, to Rogers, though the defending champion battled back to secure a hard-fought victory in her first match....
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