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McHale edges Siniakova for Japan Women's Open title

Sep 18, 2016

McHale edges Siniakova for Japan Women's Open title

American seventh seed Christina McHale claimed the Japan Women’s Open on Sunday for her first WTA tour title, coming back from a set down to beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at a rain-hit Ariake Tennis Forest Park. World No. ...

Nadal helps Spain get back to Davis Cup elite

Sep 18, 2016

Nadal helps Spain get back to Davis Cup elite

Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez clinched the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie for Spain with a hard-fought doubles win over India in New Delhi on Saturday. Nadal and Lopez, who won the doubles gold at the recent Rio Olympics, helped Spain take an ...

Siniakova, McHale advance to Japan Women's Open final

Sep 17, 2016

Siniakova, McHale advance to Japan Women's Open final

Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic and seventh seed Cristina McHale of the United States reached the final of the Japan Women’s Open in contrasting fashion on Saturday, when the Japanese pair of Shuko Aoyama and Makoto Ninomiya won the doubles title. Unseeded Siniakova, ...

Zhang outlasts Lepchenko in Japan Women's Open quarterfinals

Sep 16, 2016

Zhang outlasts Lepchenko in Japan Women's Open quarterfinals

Zhang Shuai of China overcame Varvara Lepchenko of the United States to 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-3 in the women’s quarterfinals at the Japan Women’s Open on Friday to remain on course for her second career title. Zhang was the highest remaining seed at No. ...

Osaka cruises into second round at Japan Women's Open

Sep 14, 2016

Osaka cruises into second round at Japan Women's Open

Japanese youngster Naomi Osaka had a resounding first round victory at the Japan Women’s Open on Wednesday, dispatching Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-0, 6-2 in under an hour. The 18-year-old world No. 69, who made her Grand Slam debut this year and reached the third ...

Nara breezes past Paszek at Japan Women's Open

Sep 12, 2016

Nara breezes past Paszek at Japan Women's Open

Kurumi Nara eased past Tamira Paszek of Austria 6-2, 6-2 on Monday in the first round of the Japan Women’s Open. Nara, ranked 81st in the world, had lost twice to her 105-ranked opponent this year but leveled their career head-to-head at 2-2 with ...

Sep 12, 2016

Nishikori moves up to world No. 5

Kei Nishikori moved up two spots to fifth in the ATP world rankings Monday after reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Open. At Flushing Meadows, Nishikori defeated second-ranked Andy Murray — just his second win over the Scotsman in nine meetings — to advance ...