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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 ...

/ Sep 11, 2017

Pliskova makes winning start at Japan Women's Open

Fourth-seeded Czech Kristyna Pliskova overcame Taiwan's Chang Kai-chen in straight sets to advance to the second round of the Japan Women's Open on Monday. Pliskova, who took a wild card and came to the $250,000 hardcourt tournament at the last minute, reeled off 14 aces ...

Kamiji wins U.S. Open women's wheelchair singles title

/ Sep 11, 2017

Kamiji wins U.S. Open women's wheelchair singles title

World No. 1 Yui Kamiji earned her third Grand Slam title of the season by winning the women's singles final at the U.S. Open wheelchair championships on Sunday. The top-seeded Japanese beat the second-seeded Diede de Groot of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-2 in the 1-hour, ...

Nadal sweeps by Anderson in final

/ Sep 11, 2017

Nadal sweeps by Anderson in final

Rafael Nadal against Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final shaped up as quite a mismatch — and that's exactly what it was. With his game at a high level at the end of an unusually easy path through a Grand Slam field, Nadal overwhelmed ...