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July 30th, 2017

Peng Wins Jiangxi Open; Teens Making WTA Debut Win Doubles

Chinese teenagers competing in their first WTA event won the doubles final when 18-year-old Jiang Xinyu and 16-year-old Tang Qianhui defeated Arina Rodionova and Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3, 6-2.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

March 6th, 2017

Barty Wins WTA Kuala Lumpur from Outside Top 150

It was the first career singles final for the 20-year-old, who has won two doubles titles in six career finals, finishing runner-up at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2013.

Posted by Staff @ 12:42 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 1st, 2016

Kristyna Pliskova, Sister of US Open Finalist Karolina, Wins 1st WTA Title in Tashkent

“I’m very happy to win my first ever WTA title,” Pliskova said. “My game was not as expected, however it’s not easy to win any tournament.

Posted by Staff @ 3:27 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 31st, 2016

WTA Events During Olympics in Brazil, China Defy Description…But Here They Are

No. 94 Pereira gets seeded, and it must be strange for the Brazilian to be playing a WTA event in Brazil as her country at the same time hosts the Olympic tennis…

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 17th, 2016

Radwanska Leads 6 of Top 10 Women at Stuttgart; Istanbul; WTA Previews

Lots of floaters in the draw and tough opening-round match-ups including (1) Radwanska vs. Petkovic, (8) Safarova vs. Pliskova in an all-Czech, (6) Vinci vs. Makarova, (3) Muguruza vs. Lisicki, and (2) Kerber vs. the riser Beck in an all-German…

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 am in Istanbul, Stuttgart, Tennis | Comments Off

February 27th, 2016

Italians Vinci, Errani Head WTA Events in Malaysia, Mexico This Week

(1) Errani looking at the hot-handed Cibulkova 2nd rd., and Wozniacki can seemingly lose to anyone at any time, with a ranking that has plunged to No. 22…Wildcards went to Mexico’s Victoria Rodriguez and Marcela Zacarias, and former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone…

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Kuala Lumpur, Monterrey, Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 3rd, 2015

Surprising Nao Hibino Wins Tashkent Title In Just Her Second WTA Event

There’s a new champion on the WTA.

Posted by Staff @ 11:14 am in Asia | 5 Comments »