Osaka wins first of 2 matches in a busy day at Italian Open

Sports 05/16/19, 05:18

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka comfortably beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3 in the first of her two matches at the Italian Open on Thursday.With play backed up following a rainout on Wednesday, Osaka was also to play Mihaela Buzarnescu or Julia Goerges for a spot in the quarterfinals.Osaka can hold on to ...

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, ...

Zvonareva beats Makarova in straight sets in St. Petersburg

Tennis 01/28/19, 08:35

Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy by beating Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4 Monday.The 34-year-old Zvonareva returned to the top 100 in the rankings this month after a six-year absence.Zvonareva will next play either Julia Goerges of Germany or Maria Sakkari of ...

Osaka into China Open quarters, Zhang upsets Kerber

Tennis 10/04/18, 04:37

Naomi Osaka maintained her strong form since winning the U.S. Open by reaching the China Open quarterfinals by crushing Julia Goerges 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday.Osaka made a slow start, saving a break point and enduring five deuces in the eight-minute first game. But she broke Goerges' serve in the next ...

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