Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Sep 24, 2016

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki continued her late-season resurgence by beating second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on Saturday afternoon to advance to the final of the Pan Pacific Open. Radwanska was close to victory, leading 5-3 in the second set, but Wozniacki seized momentum when ...

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

Sep 23, 2016

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

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Rising teenage star Naomi Osaka reached her first-ever semifinal on the WTA Tour after conquering her demons in a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win over Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday. Eighteen-year-old Osaka, who toppled world No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova ...

Overpowering Osaka eliminates Cibulkova

Sep 21, 2016

Overpowering Osaka eliminates Cibulkova

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Teenage sensation Naomi Osaka claimed her biggest scalp to date after beating world No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Eighteen-year-old Osaka, whose appearance and playing style have drawn comparisons with her idol Serena ...

Blossoming star Osaka keeping things fun on court

Sep 20, 2016

Blossoming star Osaka keeping things fun on court

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On a day when Naomi Osaka reminded a group of young tennis players from northeastern Japan to remember that tennis is a game and should be fun, she spoke about her experiences as she climbed the rankings this summer. In her U.S. Open debut ...

Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

Sep 19, 2016

Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

Wild card Naomi Osaka defeated Japanese compatriot Misaki Doi in straight sets to claim local bragging rights and advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The big-serving 18-year-old registered a 6-4, 6-4 win in 85 minutes under the closed ...

Radwanska wins Pan Pacific Open

Sep 27, 2015

Radwanska wins Pan Pacific Open

Agnieszka Radwanska finished off her stellar week in Tokyo by beating Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Pan Pacific Open at Ariake Colosseum on Sunday. Radwanska was imperious in taking her 15th career victory, and second in Tokyo, giving up just ...

Bencic, Radwanska advance to Pan Pacific Open final

Sep 26, 2015

Bencic, Radwanska advance to Pan Pacific Open final

Rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic beat Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to storm into the final of the Pan Pacific Open, where she will face Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska. Bencic defeated Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4, her fourth win in a row over the former world No. ...

Cibulkova shines in hard-fought victory over Ivanovic

Sep 25, 2015

Cibulkova shines in hard-fought victory over Ivanovic

Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova scored a shock win over former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday, booking a semifinal spot with a straight-sets victory at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park. The diminutive world No. 48 Cibulkova overpowered her more ...

Pliskova eliminates Nara in second round

Sep 24, 2015

Pliskova eliminates Nara in second round

Kurumi Nara exited the Pan Pacific Open in a straight-sets second-round defeat to fourth seed Karolina Pliskova on Thursday. Nara, ranked 80th in the world, lost 6-2, 6-4 to the 11th-ranked Czech in 1 hour, 21 minutes at Tokyo’s Ariake Tennis Forest Park. Nara ...