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January 2nd, 2019

Nadal, Murray, Kyrgios, Svitolina Out Of Brisbane; Dimitrov Advances To Nishikori Showdown

The Brisbane event lost both top seeds, Rafael Nadal and Elina Svitolina, on Wednesday.

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April 8th, 2018

WTA Previews: Mladenovic Heads Lugano, Maria in Bogota

Tough starts for the struggling (1) Mladenovic vs. last year’s breakout player Siegemund, (9) Van Uytvanck vs. Dodin who she has lost to (winner to face Giorgi), and struggling comeback player (5) Kuznetsova vs. the powerful Barthel…

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January 6th, 2018

Svitolina, an Outside No. 1 Shot in 2017, Starts Strong with WTA Brisbane Crown

It was the continuation of a stunning run in championship matches for Svitolina. The Ukrainian went 5-0 in finals last year, three of them Premier-level, the first player to win three Premier titles in the same season. Year-end No. 1 Simona Halep by comparison was 1-4 in finals.

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January 5th, 2018

Siniakova Surprises Sharapova, To Face Halep In Shenzhen F; Svitolina Gains Revenge On Pliskova In Brisbane

Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina bid for the first WTA titles of the season on Saturday.

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