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October 28th, 2017

Simona Halep Clinches 2017 WTA No. 1 Ranking

Simona Halep is the 13th different player to finish as a WTA No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 6:29 pm in WTA, Year-End No. 1 | 6 Comments »

October 27th, 2017

Halep Eliminated From WTA Finals; Garcia Beats Wozniacki For Final SF Berth

The WTA Championships semifinals are set.

Posted by Staff @ 10:24 pm in WTA Championships | 5 Comments »

October 26th, 2017

Venus Gets Revenge On Muguruza, Reaches SFs At WTA Finals; Halep-Svitolina Friday

Who’ll get the final berth in the Singapore semifinals?

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 pm in WTA Championships | 6 Comments »

October 25th, 2017

Streaking Wozniacki Cliches WTA Finals Semifinal Berth; Updates

“It was so quick,” Svitolina said of the final four games. “I missed my chances. I cannot change them…My game was completely off.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:53 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

October 23rd, 2017

Wozniacki Wallops Svitolina, Halep Wins At WTA Finals; Venus v Ostapenko Tues.

Day two at the WTA Finals featured two beatdowns.

Posted by Staff @ 4:34 pm in WTA Championships | 12 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Preview: WTA Finals a Steal for Youngsters with Serena, Maria, Stars Sidelined

Next year will likely return to dominance by Serena, Maria or both. But this week we’re stuck with the also-rans vying for both a coveted year-end championship and a year-end No. 1 ranking. It’s being spun as the next generation taking over, but due to pregnancy, doping and injuries, it’s some youngsters getting a shot because the best players are sidelined.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:06 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

October 9th, 2017

After Finally Reaching No. 1, Simona Halep Admits She Couldn’t Sleep Ahead Of Her Beijing Final

Can you blame Simona Halep for not being able to sleep after reaching No. 1?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:06 pm in beijing | 2 Comments »

October 8th, 2017

Garcia Completes Asian Double Beating Halep To Win Beijing

Caroline Garcia became the first player to win the Wuhan-Beijing double.

Posted by Staff @ 6:55 pm in beijing | 1 Comment »

October 7th, 2017

Halep Avenges French Loss To Ostapenko To Reach No. 1 And Face Garcia In Beijing Final

New No. 1 will try to deny Carolina Garcia’s bid to become the first player to win the Wuhan-Beijing double.

Posted by Staff @ 11:05 pm in beijing | 1 Comment »

October 7th, 2017

Simona Halep Ascends To WTA No. 1 Ranking In Beijing

Simona Halep finally reaches No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 10:53 pm in Rankings, WTA | No Comments »

October 6th, 2017

Halep v Ostapenko In French Open Rematch Saturday At Beijing

Caroline Garcia will try for her second straight Asian title this weekend.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:25 pm in beijing | No Comments »

October 4th, 2017

Halep Finally Beats Sharapova To Reach Beijing QFs; Wozniacki-Kvitova Thurs.

After seven straight failed bids, Simona Halep finally got her first career win over Maria Sharapova and she did it in fine style with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Russian. “It was a great match, I think I played my best tennis against her,” Halep said after the 72-minute win. “I served pretty well, [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:05 pm in beijing | No Comments »

October 3rd, 2017

Sharapova To Face Halep Wednesday In Beijing

The rematch is on, but Simona Halep is 0-7 lifetime against Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in beijing | 6 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

August 29th, 2017

Sharapova Shines, 2 Top 10 Seeds Exit on Opening Day at US Open

“First round’s always, you know, tricky,” Wozniacki said after beating the qualifier Buzarnescu. “You just want to get through them, get them done, and move on, especially in Grand Slams. I was happy to finish off in two sets.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:27 am in Tennis, US Open | 18 Comments »