WTA Wuhan first round preview: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Alize Cornet

WTA Wuhan first round preview: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Alize Cornet

By Don Han
Tokyo finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Alize Cornet face off for the second time in two months as the winner will earn a place in the second round of the Wuhan Open facing Svetlana Kuznetsova there....
WTA Wuhan: Elena Vesnina starts her campaign with a win over local favorite Duan Yingying

WTA Wuhan: Elena Vesnina starts her campaign with a win over local favorite Duan Yingying

By Don Han
Elena Vesnina, despite putting in an inconsistent performance, defeated wildcard Duan Yingying in straight sets as she marched into the second round where she will face either Elise Mertens or Naomi Osaka. This was also Vesnina's first ever appearance in Wuhan....
WTA Wuhan: Ekaterina Makarova upsets Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets

WTA Wuhan: Ekaterina Makarova upsets Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets

By Don Han
Ekaterina Makarova got past 15th seed Anastasija Sevastova in the first round of the Wuhan Open without a hitch, triumphing in straight sets after just 78 minutes....
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WTA Tokyo: Caroline Wozniacki beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to defend title

After losing six finals earlier in the season, Caroline Wozniacki’s quest for a first WTA title of 2017 came to an end on Sunday, with the former world number one beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets to successfully defend the Toray Pan Pacific Open title. Wozniacki, who also won her first title of 2016 in Tokyo, had failed to win a set in any of her finals previously this season, though bageled Pavlyuchenkova in the opening set and then broke at the end of a tougher second set to seal a 6-0, 7-5 victory in an hour and 13 minutes and take the 26th WTA title of her career. Pavlyuchenkova and Wozniacki after the final (Getty/Koji Watanabe) The victory in Tokyo is fairly significant for the Dane, with Wozniacki in an increasingly strong position to qualify for the WTA Finals, which is just four weeks away, whilst a good run for the Russian...
WTA Tokyo: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ousts Angelique Kerber in thriller

WTA Tokyo: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ousts Angelique Kerber in thriller ByDon 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 ByBecky 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

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

After an emergency appendectomy overseas left him with a bill of more than CAD$14,000 that was left uncovered because he couldn’t afford any travel insurance, Steven de Waard, a 26-year-old Australian currently ranked number 133 in the world in doubles, courageously decided to open a GoFundMe page in the hopes of eventually raising enough money to cover a few thousand dollars in expenses, but has been met with the incredible support of tennis fans—and players—all over the world....
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....
ATP St. Petersburg: Damir Dzumhur fights off Liam Broady's challenge

ATP St. Petersburg: Damir Dzumhur fights off Liam Broady's challenge

By Susan Regisford
Damir Dzumhur ends the run of the qualifier, Liam Broady, to get to his third semifinals of the season....
WTA Tokyo: Caroline Wozniacki progresses as Dominika Cibulkova retires

WTA Tokyo: Caroline Wozniacki progresses as Dominika Cibulkova retires

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
Cibulkova had two match points in the second set, though missed both and was forced to retire as Wozniacki progressed to the last four in unfortunate circumstances....
WTA Tokyo: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova completes comeback to oust Barbora Strycova in three sets

WTA Tokyo: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova completes comeback to oust Barbora Strycova in three sets

By Don Han
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova put in a spirited display to defeat Barbora Strycova in three sets at the quarterfinal stage of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, extending her lead in their head-to-head to 4-0....
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 ByDon 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 ByOliver 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....
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