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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 ...

Kato, Diyas advance to Japan Women's Open final

/ Sep 16, 2017

Kato, Diyas advance to Japan Women's Open final

Plucky qualifier Miyu Kato produced an epic comeback to advance to her first WTA Tour final on Saturday night, beating Croatia's Jana Fett 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open. Kato, ranked No. 171 in the world, survived match point ...

Kato storms into semifinals at Japan Women's Open

/ Sep 15, 2017

Kato storms into semifinals at Japan Women's Open

Qualifier Miyu Kato stunned Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open on Friday. Kato, the world No. 171 and the only local player left in the singles draw, was in total control at Ariake Tennis Forest Park, ...

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

/ Sep 14, 2017

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

Local favorite Kurumi Nara's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open were shattered on Thursday with a straight sets defeat to China's Wang Qiang. World No. 57 Wang broke 108th-ranked Nara five times in a dominant display en route to a 6-2, ...

/ Sep 14, 2017

Serena reveals baby's name via social media

Go ahead and add another title to Serena Williams' collection: Mom. The tennis star announced via social media on Wednesday that she gave birth to a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Williams posted about her baby on Instagram and Twitter accounts and is heard saying ...

Nara powers past Osaka in Japan Women's Open clash

/ Sep 13, 2017

Nara powers past Osaka in Japan Women's Open clash

Kurumi Nara claimed local bragging rights with a stunning 6-3, 6-0 win over rising star Naomi Osaka on Wednesday to reach the second round of the Japan Women's Open. Nara, ranked 108th in the world, romped past the 46th-ranked Osaka in 70 minutes to book ...