WTA Rogers Cup: Preview and Predictions

WTA Rogers Cup: Preview and Predictions

By Pete Borkowski
The top eight women in the world lead a packed field at the first big event of the US Open series as the summer hard court swing ramps up in Toronto....
WTA Rogers Cup first round preview: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Alize Cornet

WTA Rogers Cup first round preview: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Alize Cornet

By Don Han
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova faces a tricky test in her opening match at the Rogers Cup as former Top 20 player Alize Cornet awaits in the first round, with the winner of the match earning the opportunity to play world number one Karolina Pliskova in the second round....
WTA Rogers Cup first round preview: Daria Kasatkina vs Roberta Vinci

WTA Rogers Cup first round preview: Daria Kasatkina vs Roberta Vinci

By Don Han
It would be a blockbuster meeting in the first round of the Rogers Cup as Daria Kasatkina faces a tough opener in Roberta Vinci, where the win would be crucial for both players. The winner would also face fifth seed Elina Svitolina in the second round....
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WTA Washington: Ekaterina Makarova beats Dodin and advances to first final of 2017

Ekaterina Makarova managed to outgun the powerful Oceane Dodin in the semifinals of the Citi Open, triumphing in three tough sets as the Russian progressed to her first WTA final this year with an impressive performance. Her run was further spectacular when she did not have a coach accompanying her into the tournament. However, news broke out in her press conference after this match that she would start working with Nigel Sears, the former coach of the now-retired Ana Ivanovic, for the US Open Series. Dodin steals the first set 6-3 Makarova started the match serving and that decision proved to be effective as she came into the match firing, with her serves looking really solid in the early stages. Dodin was rusty in the first couple of games, unable to find her range as she misfired more often than ever. This resulted in the Russian earning three break points in her...
WTA Rogers Cup: Tough day for Canadians as qualifying action kicks off in Toronto

WTA Rogers Cup: Tough day for Canadians as qualifying action kicks off in Toronto ByMax Gao

Saturday marked the start of the 2017 Rogers Cup presented by the National Bank, with the qualifying draw at the 125th edition of the event kicking into high gear with seven Canadians in the draw, but only one of them making it past the first hurdle....
WTA Stanford: Catherine Bellis causes huge shock as she thrashes Petra Kvitova in a one-sided affair

WTA Stanford: Catherine Bellis causes huge shock as she thrashes Petra Kvitova in a one-sided affair ByDon Han

Catherine "Cici" Bellis delighted the crowd at the Bank of the West Classic with some impressive world-class tennis as she put in an amazing performance to totally outclass second seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinals....
WTA Washington: Ekaterina Makarova progresses to first semifinal of 2017 after Halep retires

WTA Washington: Ekaterina Makarova progresses to first semifinal of 2017 after Halep retires ByDon Han

Earning her sixth Top 10 victory of the year, Ekaterina Makarova progressed to just her first semifinal of 2017 at the Citi Open after top seed Simona Halep retired in the third set due to a heat illness....
Carol Zhao, a small town girl and former Stanford Cardinal with a big dream: exclusive

Carol Zhao, a small town girl and former Stanford Cardinal with a big dream: exclusive ByMax Gao

In an exclusive sit-down interview with VAVEL USA’s Max Gao, 22-year-old Canadian Carol Zhao discussed everything from her days as a Stanford Cardinal to the struggles of life on the professional tour, which she has openly expressed through a form of catharsis that she holds very dear to her heart: music....
WTA Stanford: Muguruza continues imperious form, rolls past Konjuh into final four

WTA Stanford: Muguruza continues imperious form, rolls past Konjuh into final four

By Max Gao
Top seed Garbiñe Muguruza continued her fine form in a ruthless display of first-strike tennis Friday afternoon at the Bank of the West Classic, dropping just four games to fifth seed Ana Konjuh to reach the semifinals....
Stan Wawrinka to miss the rest of 2017 with knee injury

Stan Wawrinka to miss the rest of 2017 with knee injury

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
Wawrinka will now be unable to defend his title at the US Open because of a knee injury that has been troubling him since Wimbledon. He will need surgery on the injury....
WTA Stanford: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova eases past tough opening test

WTA Stanford: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova eases past tough opening test

By Don Han
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova produced some world-class tennis as she managed to defeat a tricky opponent in Alison Riske, progressing to the quarterfinals on her debut at the Bank of the West Classic....
WTA Washington: Canadian teen Andreescu continues dream début week, stuns Mladenovic to advance to last eight

WTA Washington: Canadian teen Andreescu continues dream début week, stuns Mladenovic to advance to last eight ByMax Gao

Just days after making her WTA main draw début, Canadian teenager Bianca Vanessa Andreescu continued her dream week with a mightily impressive straight-sets victory over second-seeded Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic....
Maria Sharapova out of Rogers Cup due to injury

Maria Sharapova out of Rogers Cup due to injury ByOliver Dickson Jefford

The Russian has been forced out of what would have been the biggest tournament of her comeback with the same injury that saw her pull out during the Bank of the West Classic....
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