WTA Tokyo: Garbine Muguruza beats Monica Puig in first match as world number one

WTA Tokyo: Garbine Muguruza beats Monica Puig in first match as world number one

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
The Spaniard faced a tough opening set against Monica Puig, who had won the only previous meeting between the two, though Muguruza eventually eased through to reach the last eight....
WTA Tokyo: Dominika Cibulkova eases past Carla Suarez Navarro

WTA Tokyo: Dominika Cibulkova eases past Carla Suarez Navarro

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
The Slovak has often struggled this year, though put in one of her best performances of the season to ease past the dangerous Spaniard and reach the second round....
Where has it all gone so wrong for Kristina Mladenovic?

Where has it all gone so wrong for Kristina Mladenovic?

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
Mladenovic has now lost her past 14 sets, including a horrific 6-0, 6-0 loss to Qiang Wang in Tokyo today. After a strong start to the season, where has it all gone wrong?...

WTA Tokyo: Angelique Kerber avenges US Open loss to Naomi Osaka

Angelique Kerber looked solid in her opening round 6-3, 6-4 win at the Toray Pan Pacific Open over Naomi Osaka. The German avenged her loss in the opening round of the US Open to the Japanese who blew her off the court. This time, it was a more consistent performance from the German as Osaka looked shaky at times. Kerber will now face the winner of the Madison Brengle and Daria Kasatkina match. Kerber Absorbs Osaka's Power The German had the early opportunities to break Osaka after the Japanese took a short ball and dumped it well wide with a backhand, but a forehand long on break point had the 19-year-old back at deuce. It was Osaka's turn to hit a forehand long to give Kerber a second break chance, and a net cord fell onto Osaka's side which gave the break to the two-time Grand Slam champion, leaving the crowd in shock.  A...
WTA Tokyo: Wang Qiang claims incredible double-bagel win over world number 15 Kristina Mladenovic

WTA Tokyo: Wang Qiang claims incredible double-bagel win over world number 15 Kristina Mladenovic ByDon Han

Wang Qiang put in a clinical display to defeat eighth seed Kristina Mladenovic 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open for the biggest win of her career....
WTA Tokyo: Agnieszka Radwanska withdraws due to illness

WTA Tokyo: Agnieszka Radwanska withdraws due to illness ByOliver Dickson Jefford

The Pole, a two-time champion in Tokyo, has been forced out of this year’s edition of the tournament due to flu....
Guilherme Clezar fined for offensive gesture in Davis Cup tie

Guilherme Clezar fined for offensive gesture in Davis Cup tie

By Craig Vickers
The Brazilian directed a racist gesture towards a line judge during his country's Davis Cup clash with Japan in Osaka....
WTA Tokyo first round preview: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Catherine Bellis

WTA Tokyo first round preview: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Catherine Bellis

By Don Han
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Catherine Bellis face off in the opening round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in what could be a very intriguing match-up between the two unseeded players....
2017 Toray Pan Pacific Open: Preview and Predictions

2017 Toray Pan Pacific Open: Preview and Predictions

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki and former world number one Angelique Kerber are amongst the stars in action in what should be an exciting tournament in the Japanese capital....
WTA Moscow: Svetlana Kuznetsova spearheads packed field

WTA Moscow: Svetlana Kuznetsova spearheads packed field ByDon Han

Svetlana Kuznetsova, Johanna Konta, and Dominika Cibulkova are the notable players who are entered in the entry list of the Kremlin Cup, the last WTA event of the year for most of the players....
WTA Hong Kong: Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki lead the field

WTA Hong Kong: Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki lead the field ByDon Han

A large contingent of top-20 players will head towards the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open as Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are slated to be the top seeds in the tournament but they will face several tough challenges amongst the field, which includes Johanna Konta and Kristina Mladenovic...
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