Osaka withdraws from Stuttgart semi with ab strain

Tennis 04/27/19, 11:26

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals because of an abdominal injury on Saturday.Osaka said she began to feel the injury before her quarterfinal on Friday, when she came back from 5-1 down in the third set to beat Donna Vekic of Croatia."I wanted to wait to ...

Bertens beats Vekic to win St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

Tennis 02/03/19, 10:45

Kiki Bertens won her third title in six months on Sunday, beating Donna Vekic 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the final of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.Second-seeded Bertens came back from 5-2 down in the first set to win four straight games and force a tiebreaker. Eighth-seeded Vekic saved three match ...

Bertens beats Sabalenka to reach St. Petersburg final

Tennis 02/02/19, 08:42

Kiki Bertens reached her first final since September with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Aryna Sabalenka at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Saturday.The eighth-ranked Bertens broke Sabalenka's serve four times and fired in nine aces as she moved to a career 3-0 record over 10th-ranked Sabalenka.Eighth-seeded Donna Vekic ...

Petra Kvitova loses to Vekic in St. Petersburg

Tennis 02/01/19, 09:31

Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova struggled with her serve and was eliminated from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Friday after losing to eighth-seeded Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.The second-ranked Kvitova landed only 48 percent of her first serves, double-faulted six times and was broken five times.Kvitova, the ...

Petra Kvitova beats Azarenka in 2 sets in St. Petersburg

Tennis 01/30/19, 09:28

Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova won eight straight games to take control of the match before needing a tiebreaker to finally beat Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.Kvitova, playing her opening match after a first-round bye, went from trailing ...

Azarenka to play Kvitova after beating Gasparyan

Sports 01/29/19, 12:29

Victoria Azarenka set up a meeting with Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Tuesday after a sometimes-shaky 6-4, 6-1 win over Russian qualifier Margarita Gasparyan.Azarenka, herself a two-time Australian Open champion, struggled on serve at times and gave up three breaks to Gasparyan. However, ...

Medvedev beats Raonic to reach Brisbane International semis

Sports 01/04/19, 04:08

Fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev has beaten Milos Raonic 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at the Brisbane International.The score was level at 4-4 in the third, when Medvedev got the decisive break on a succession of unforced errors from 2016 Brisbane champion Raonic. Medvedev will next meet either Alex ...

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