January 18th, 2018
Players turning in upsets in the heat were Taipei’s Su-Wei Hsieh stunning No. 3 Garbine Muguruza 7-6(1), 6-4, unheralded American Bernarda Pera defeating No. 9 Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-5, Sharapova ousting No. 14 Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6(4), Japan’s Naomi Osaka beating No. 16 Elena Vesnina 7-6(4), 6-2, and Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich topping No. 28 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 6-1.
January 17th, 2018
The second round concludes with a loaded Thursday schedule feating Federer, Djokovic, Halep, Kerber and Sharapova.
January 16th, 2018
“I felt a pain on the court, but I didn’t have time to check it,” said Halep after tweaking her ankle during the match. “I feel that nothing is broken, but the pain is big. I have to see the doctors…My ankles are not good. That’s why I tape all the time.”
January 12th, 2018
(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…
January 6th, 2018
Halep turned around after the singles final to beat Siniakova again in the doubles championship, teaming with Irina-Camelia Begu to beat Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova 1-6, 6-1, 10-8.
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January 5th, 2018
Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina bid for the first WTA titles of the season on Saturday.
January 3rd, 2018
At the Australian Open, Simona Halep will be the top seed at a Grand Slam for the first time in her career.
December 31st, 2017
Halep is trying to stay atop the WTA rankings this week, and Ostapenko is coming off an exhibition win over Serena Williams…Interesting starts include (5) Wang vs. the upset specialist Riske (winner to meet Sharapova), and (2) Ostapenko vs. the lesser Pliskova, winner to meet the scrappy Giorgi…
October 28th, 2017
Simona Halep is the 13th different player to finish as a WTA No. 1.
October 27th, 2017
The WTA Championships semifinals are set.
October 26th, 2017
Who’ll get the final berth in the Singapore semifinals?
October 25th, 2017
“It was so quick,” Svitolina said of the final four games. “I missed my chances. I cannot change them…My game was completely off.”
October 23rd, 2017
Day two at the WTA Finals featured two beatdowns.
October 22nd, 2017
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.
October 9th, 2017
Can you blame Simona Halep for not being able to sleep after reaching No. 1?