Young Americans stars headline Men's singles wildcards at US Open

Young Americans stars headline Men's singles wildcards at US Open

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
Players such as Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul are amongst those who have received a wildcard into the main draw at Flushing Meadows....
WTA Cincinnati: Ekaterina Makarova strolls to comfortable victory over Barbora Strycova

WTA Cincinnati: Ekaterina Makarova strolls to comfortable victory over Barbora Strycova

By Don Han
Ekaterina Makarova played some impressive tennis to triumph in the first round of the Western and Southern Open, prevailing in straight sets against the faltering Barbora Strycova....
WTA Cincinnati: Elena Vesnina overcomes huge scare to outgun Caroline Garcia

WTA Cincinnati: Elena Vesnina overcomes huge scare to outgun Caroline Garcia

By Don Han
Elena Vesnina displayed a clinical serving performance in her first round win over Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Western and Southern Open as she prevailed in three tough sets, serving especially well at the crucial moments....

WTA Cincinnati: Sloane Stephens defeats Lucie Safarova for the second straight week

Sloane Stephens and Lucie Safarova faced off once again at the Western and Southern Open. The two met last week at the Rogers Cup with the American winning a three set thriller, saving match points to advance to the semifinals in only her second tournament back since injury. Stephens took the match 6-4, 7-6(5) and will play 14th-seeded Petra Kvitova in the second round. Stephens Strikes First Stephens was tested on serve early on, having to save two break points with some timely hitting, forcing errors out of the Czech. She would eventually hold for one-all. In her second service game, she was once again forced to save break point before holding once again. In the following service game, this time, it was Stephens with break chances but could not convert. It was the American who would get the first break of the set for 4-3, breaking at 15. The 24-year-old American closed...
Philip Bester “at peace” as he prepares to hang up his racquet on home soil: exclusive

Philip Bester “at peace” as he prepares to hang up his racquet on home soil: exclusive ByMax Gao

Ahead of his final tournament at the Odlum Brown VanOpen, Philip Bester sat down with VAVEL USA’s Max Gao to discuss everything from his struggles with injury to his fondest memories from a roller coaster 10-year professional career....
ATP Cincinnati: Jared Donaldson upsets Roberto Bautista Agut

ATP Cincinnati: Jared Donaldson upsets Roberto Bautista Agut ByNoel John Alberto

The young American continues his fine North American hard court form  after upsetting the 14th-ranked Spaniard....
Timea Bacsinszky out of US Open due to thigh and hand injuries

Timea Bacsinszky out of US Open due to thigh and hand injuries

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
The Swiss, a French Open semifinalist earlier this year, has not played since Wimbledon and will now miss both the Connecticut Open and the US Open....
WTA Cincinnati: Madison Keys edges out Coco Vandeweghe in tight three set affair

WTA Cincinnati: Madison Keys edges out Coco Vandeweghe in tight three set affair

By Noel John Alberto
The two friends met once again, this time in the early rounds of Cincy. Keys would go on to take it in three sets....
Elina Svitolina: I still have a long journey ahead of me

Elina Svitolina: I still have a long journey ahead of me

By Pete Borkowski
Despite her young age, Elina Svitolina plays the role of champion extremely well. Coming off a fifth title of 2017 at the Rogers Cup, the 22-year-old had a lot to say about her mentality, her toughness, and her own expectations now that she is established as one of the world's best....
ATP Cincinnati second round preview: Rafael Nadal vs Richard Gasquet

ATP Cincinnati second round preview: Rafael Nadal vs Richard Gasquet ByNoel John Alberto

The Spaniard looks to continue his dominant head-to-head record against the Frenchman as they meet for the first time in a couple of years....
Roger Federer withdraws from Western and Southern Open

Roger Federer withdraws from Western and Southern Open ByNoel John Alberto

The Australian Open and Wimbledon champion has withdrawn from the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati citing a back problem....
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