March 18th, 2018
Osaka is the sixth different Indian Wells champion in six years and the first to win an initial title at Indian Wells since Daniela Hantuchova in 2002.
March 17th, 2018
“I was a little bit surprised, especially the start of the second set, because I feel like she gave me…free points, but I didn’t try to think too much about it,” Osaka said.
March 16th, 2018
“You kind of hope for this kind of scoreline, but you never know if you’re actually going to get it,” Venus said afterwards. “I was happy with way I played. Playing deep in a big tournament is exciting, fantastic.”
February 24th, 2018
It was Svitolina’s second title of the year after Brisbane last month. She improved to an impressive 11-2 in career championship matches.
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February 23rd, 2018
Daria Kasatkina seeks the biggest title of her career Saturday in Dubai.
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February 22nd, 2018
Elina Svitolina will collide with fellow former No. 1 Angelique Kerber in a rematch of their 2017 Dubai semifinal.
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February 18th, 2018
The field loaded with floaters includes tough starts for (8) Mladenovic vs. (WC) Osaka, then the winner of Kvitova-Kontaveit; (7) Konta vs. the veteran Pavlyuchenkova then the winner of Radwanska-Kasatkina; (5) Garcia vs. Safarova; and (2) Muguruza vs. the Mertens-(WC) Bellis winner…
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January 29th, 2018
Three Top 10ers in the field, including the new world No. 1 and Australian Open champion Wozniacki…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting starts for (8) Kasatkina 2nd rd. vs. the Barthel-Cornet winner, (4) Mladenovic vs. the Sorana Cirstea-Cibulkova winner, (6) Pavlyuchenkova vs. Makarova, (3) Garcia vs. Bacsinszky making her 2018 debut, (7) Vesnina vs. (WC) Kvitova (winner to meet Begu), and (2) Ostapenko vs. the former world No. 2 (WC) Zvonareva vs. Bertens winner…
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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…
October 4th, 2017
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, […]
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April 9th, 2017
Kasatkina over the week defeated Monica Puig, pal Daria Gavrilova, No. 10 seed Irina-Camelia Begu, and in the semifinals Laura Siegemund.
February 16th, 2017
Angelique Kerber is just 4-4 on the season.
February 15th, 2017
Garbine Muguruza won one and lost one Wednesday in Doha.
February 11th, 2017
The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, with challenging starts for (1) Kerber vs. the Begu-Kasatkina winner, (4) Radwanska after a bye vs. the former No. 1 Wozniacki, (8) Strycova vs. the former Slam champ Stosur 2nd rd., (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Pavlyuchenkova, and (2) Pliskova after a bye looking at an opener against the French riser Garcia (then the No. 5 seed Muguruza next round)…
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January 30th, 2017
Three Top 10ers in the field, in addition to Australian Open runner-up and former No. 1 Venus Williams
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