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WTA Tour wrap: Kasatkina destroys Bencic for Roland Garros third round spot

DARIA Kasatkina caused the upset of the day by ousting 10th seed Belinda Bencic from Roland Garros in their second round clash. The Russian took no prisoners in a one-hour and 16-minute beating, running out a 6-2 6-2 winner over the talented Swiss player. Bencic was one of only two seeds to fall outside of […]

WTA Tour wrap: Osaka and Sabalenka fire as Kerber falls at Roland Garros

IT was a convincing opening day at the 2021 Roland Garros, with the Round of 128 seeing just one seed fall from 10 of the day’s entrants. One of those winners was Naomi Osaka, who has been well and truly in the media spotlight this week following her announcement not to partake in press conferences during […]

WTA Tour wrap: Frenchwomen and seeds win on opening day at Strasbourg

IT was a fairly comprehensive day of results on the opening day at the WTA Tour’s Internationaux de Strasbourg, as the two seeds reigned supreme and a couple of hometown hopefuls enter the second round. The two seeds were predictable smashing out first round victories, as third seed Ekaterina Alexandrova flew out of the blocks against […]

WTA Tour wrap: Jabeur dominates in Charleston as China and Argentina worry big guns in Billie Jean Cup

TOP seed Ons Jabeur has flexed her muscles with a 48-minute demolition job of Japan’s Nao Hibino to reach the semi-finals of the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston. Jabeur only dropped one game in the 6-0 6-1 domination at the WTA 250 event to be the raging favourite in the tournament. The Tunisian restricted […]

WTA Tour wrap: Teenage stars take the cake

FOUR of the eight quarter finalists at the 2021 MUSC Health Women’s Open have been decided after four matches were played out on the Charleston clay. Third seed Shelby Rogers was the only seeded player through to the quarter finals, defeating American Claire Liu in straight sets, 6-2 6-2. The second highest ranked remaining player […]

WTA Tour wrap: Americans reign on opening day of Charleston 250 event

IT was a successful opening day of the 2021 MUSC Health Women’s Open WTA 250 event in Charleston, with the Americans mostly successful on home soil and seeing four of the day’s five seeds collect wins. Third seed Shelby Rogers exploded out of the blocks with a 6-0 6-1 victory over compatriot Caty McNally, requiring just 62 minutes […]

WTA Miami Open 1000: Collins wins against Mladenovic as Latvian duo advance

IN a blockbuster second day at the WTA Miami Open 1000, the Round of 128 was completed with some interesting results. It was a real mix of winners, with some experienced players and some young guns winning through to the second round in an action-packed day. The first Round of 64 match was also decided […]

WTA Tour wrap: Li and Ostapenko the big winners on opening days at Monterrey and St. Petersburg

PROCEEDINGS have begun at the WTA 250 tournament in Monterrey, Mexico and WTA 500 tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, with some quality talents making their mark already. At Monterrey, one seed fell and one seed prevailed in tight encounters to open the competition, as eighth seed Ann Li ran out victorious in a 6-3 7-5 matchup with Dutch […]

Teenager Tauson wins on Grand Slam debut as Pliskova and Kenin challenged

DAY three of the 2020 Roland Garros saw the remainder of the Round of 128 finish up their matches, with some predictable top seeds in Karolina Pliskova, Sofia Kenin and Aryna Sabalenka making their way through to the second round although the former two had to fight back after strong showings from their opposition. The […]

Svitolina and Rybakina to face off in Strasbourg final

ELINA Svitolina and Elena Rybakina will face off in the final of the Internationaux de Strasbourg after triumphing in their respective semi-finals today. Svitolina defeated fourth seed Aryna Sabalenka in three tight sets, while Rybakina got past unseeded Nao Hibino 6-3 6-4 to end the Japanese talent’s run at the semi-final stage. Rybakina took an […]

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