WTA Beijing: Halep breaks Sharapova curse, cruises into last eight

WTA Beijing: Halep breaks Sharapova curse, cruises into last eight

By Max Gao
World number two Simona Halep dropped just four games in a clinical display of defence to offence to score her first win over Maria Sharapova and move into the last eight for just the second time in six appearances at the China Open....
Caroline Wozniacki sixth to qualify for the WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki sixth to qualify for the WTA Finals

By Noel John Alberto
The Dane qualifies for Singapore for the first time since 2014....
Karolina Pliskova to work with Rennae Stubbs at WTA Finals

Karolina Pliskova to work with Rennae Stubbs at WTA Finals

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
The world number four will work with the Australian, a former world number one in doubles, for two weeks at the end of the season following her recent split with David Kotyza....

Venus Williams fifth to qualify for WTA Finals

It has been a historic season for Venus Williams. Her stellar Grand Slam results have seen her propel up the rankings to a top-five spot in the world, but it has also given her a chance to compete at the WTA Finals in Singapore.  The American will join Garbiñe Muguruza, Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, and Caroline Wozniacki in the field. This will be her first time qualifying for the field since 2010 and barring injury, will be making her first appearance at the WTA Finals since 2009.  Performing On The Grandest Stages Despite having no titles to date, the 37-year-old has performed exceptionally at Grand Slams with her worst result being a fourth round showing. At the Australian Open, she just squeaked by Kateryna Kozlova in her opener before storming through her next four matches. She ran into some problems against compatriot Coco Vandeweghe where she dropped a set but still managed to make...
ATP Beijing: Alexander Zverev marches into the quarterfinals

ATP Beijing: Alexander Zverev marches into the quarterfinals ByCraig Vickers

The 20-year-old dispatched Fabio Fognini in emphatic style to advance....
Karolina Pliskova fourth to qualify for WTA Finals

Karolina Pliskova fourth to qualify for WTA Finals ByNoel John Alberto

The former world number one looks to better her round-robin result from the WTA Finals last year....
WTA Beijing second round preview: Maria Sharapova vs Ekaterina Makarova

WTA Beijing second round preview: Maria Sharapova vs Ekaterina Makarova

By Don Han
Maria Sharapova and Ekaterina Makarova face off in what could be a thrilling second-round encounter at the China Open, with the winner potentially facing world number two Simona Halep next....
WTA Beijing: Ekaterina Makarova strolls to win over Jennifer Brady

WTA Beijing: Ekaterina Makarova strolls to win over Jennifer Brady

By Don Han
Ekaterina Makarova was simply clinical in her serving today, overpowering Jennifer Brady in the opening round of the China Open to set up a meeting with Maria Sharapova....
WTA Beijing: Sharapova exacts her revenge on Sevastova in three-hour, late-night thriller

WTA Beijing: Sharapova exacts her revenge on Sevastova in three-hour, late-night thriller

By Max Gao
Maria Sharapova avenged her loss to Anastasija Sevastova from four weeks ago at the U.S. Open with a thrilling three-hour epic in their first-round rematch at the China Open....
WTA Beijing: Duan Ying-Ying caps off long day, takes out Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets

WTA Beijing: Duan Ying-Ying caps off long day, takes out Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets ByPavitra Ganesan

The wildcard closed out the night handing the Frenchwoman her ninth straight loss....
WTA Beijing: Daria Kasatkina marches into the second round with win over Natalia Vikhlyantseva

WTA Beijing: Daria Kasatkina marches into the second round with win over Natalia Vikhlyantseva ByDon Han

Daria Kasatkina overcame some slip-ups in the first set and managed to defeat compatriot Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the first round of the China Open, claiming the win in straight sets....
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