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Wozniacki captures third Pan Pacific crown

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Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki captured the Toray Pan Pacific Open title for the third time after beating unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 7-5 in Sunday's final. Denmark's Wozniacki, who manhandled world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals, came flying out the blocks at Ariake Coliseum with a first-set ...

Date says coaching not part future plans

/ Sep 20, 2017

Date says coaching not part future plans

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Former world No. 4 Kimiko Date said Wednesday she has yet to give life after sport a serious thought, as she is still going back and forth between strange emptiness and ecstatic relief now that she has retired from competitive tennis. "There's a sentiment of ...

Pliskova at peace after splitting with coach

/ Sep 19, 2017

Pliskova at peace after splitting with coach

Former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova said Tuesday her decision to split with coach David Kotyza will be the breath of fresh air she needs down the stretch run of the season toward the WTA Finals in Singapore next month. Pliskova enjoyed a measure of ...

Diyas ends Kato's challenge to win Japan Women's Open

/ Sep 17, 2017

Diyas ends Kato's challenge to win Japan Women's Open

Local favorite Miyu Kato's fairy-tale run at the Japan Women's Open ended in heartbreak on Sunday, as the petite 22-year-old suffered a straight-sets defeat in the final against fellow qualifier Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan. Both players were gunning for their first WTA title but Diyas ...

/ Sep 17, 2017

Typhoon frustrates Japan in Davis Cup playoff

Typhoon showers again washed out play in the Davis Cup World Group playoff between Japan and Brazil on Sunday with the host on the cusp of victory. Japan, which took a 2-0 lead after Friday's opening singles, was set to play Yasutaka Uchiyama and Kiwi-born ...