Konta beats Bertens to reach Italian Open semifinals

Sports 05/18/19, 08:31

Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours on Saturday to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court result of her career.Konta's only previous final on clay came recently in Rabat, Morocco, where she lost the title match to Maria Sakkari.This result ...

Osaka withdraws from Rome quarters with right hand injury

Tennis 05/17/19, 05:04

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due to a right hand injury on Friday.Osaka was scheduled to meet Kiki Bertens, who advanced to the semifinals via walkover.It wasn't immediately clear how serious the injury was, or if it will affect Osaka's status for the French Open, which ...

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 ...

Petra Kvitova advances to quarterfinals of Miami Open

Tennis 03/25/19, 14:48

Petra Kvitova faced only one break point and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open by beating Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3 on Monday.Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, is ranked a career-high No. 2 and will rise to No. 1 if she wins the title. No. 1 Naomi Osaka lost ...

Djokovic, Nishikori, Halep ousted at Indian Wells

Sports 03/12/19, 20:49

It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic the biggest name ushered out in the desert.Djokovic and Philipp Kohlschreiber resumed their third-round match on Tuesday that had been suspended because of rain a night earlier. The unseeded German knocked off the ...

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 ...

Kvitova beats Barty in Sydney International women’s final

Sports 01/12/19, 06:49

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Ashleigh Barty 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the women's singles final on Saturday at the Sydney International.Barty led the deciding set 3-0 before Kvitova began a comeback to win her 26th WTA title.Barty beat No. 1 Simona Halep, No.9 Kiki Bertens and No.12 Elise ...

Ashleigh Barty into Sydney International singles final

Tennis 01/11/19, 01:21

Ashleigh Barty continued her strong run at the Sydney International with a semifinal win over Kiki Bertens, beating the Dutch player 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 Friday.Barty withstood 15 aces from Bertens in the 2-hour, 18-minute match to advance to her second consecutive final in Sydney.She will play two-time Wimbledon champion ...

Sasnovich, Barty through to Sydney International semifinals

Tennis 01/10/19, 01:58

Aliaksandra Sasnovich's impressive start to the season continued on Thursday with a straight-sets win over Timea Bacsinszky to advance to the Sydney International semifinals.The No. 33-ranked Sasnovich, who made it to the quarterfinals last week in Brisbane, was in control most of the way to beat the Swiss 6-3, 6-3.Sasnovich ...

Svitolina beats Bertens at WTA Finals

Tennis 10/27/18, 07:53

Last year Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to play singles at the WTA Finals. This year Svitolina became the first woman from her country to reach the season-ending final after beating Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Saturday."It feels amazing and it was such a tough battle today," ...

Osaka retires with injury, Bertens reaches WTA semifinals

Tennis 10/26/18, 08:58

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka finished her debut appearance at the WTA Finals on Friday with an injury and an 0-3 record. Osaka was trailing Kiki Bertens 6-3 when she retired from the match with an upper left leg injury. Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a return shot while competing against Kiki ...

Kerber beats Osaka in 3 sets at WTA Finals

Tennis 10/24/18, 11:07

Angelique Kerber held her nerve and held her serve, a combination that helped the Wimbledon champion beat Naomi Osaka 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 on Wednesday at the WTA Finals.Kerber saved 13 of the 18 break points she faced, including five in the final game of the first set, to improve to ...

Osaka drawn with 2 other Grand Slam champions at WTA Finals

Tennis 10/20/18, 02:38

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka was drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens for her debut appearance at the WTA Finals in Singapore.Karolina Pliskova, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina are in the other group for the end-of-season tournament starting on ...

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