Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

More Sports / Tennis Sep 23, 2016

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

by Andrew McKirdy

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 in ...

Muguruza, Radwanska reach last four at WTA Finals

More Sports / Tennis Oct 30, 2015

Muguruza, Radwanska reach last four at WTA Finals

Garbine Muguruza continued her dream debut at the WTA Finals by completing round- robin play with a perfect 3-0 record to advance to the semifinals after a hard-fought 6-4. 4-6 ,7-5 victory over Petra Kvitova on Friday. By topping the White Group, the Spaniard set ...

Radwanska wins Pan Pacific Open

More Sports / Tennis 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 two ...

Bencic, Radwanska advance to Pan Pacific Open final

More Sports / Tennis 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. 1, ...

Nishikori rolls into quarters

More Sports / Tennis Feb 26, 2015

Nishikori rolls into quarters

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Mexico Open on Wednesday with a comfortable straight-sets win over Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun. The top-seeded Nishikori, seeking his second title of the season after triumphing in Memphis two weeks ago, took just under an hour ...