Angelique Kerber set to compete in Toray Pan Pacific Open

More Sports / Tennis Aug 17, 2018

Angelique Kerber set to compete in Toray Pan Pacific Open

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber of Germany will play in September's Toray Pan Pacific Open, organizers announced Friday. Kerber, currently ranked fourth in the world, will be joined by two other former world No. 1 players, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Spain's Garbine Muguruza. ...

Garbine Muguruza receives top WTA accolade

More Sports / Tennis Oct 21, 2017

Garbine Muguruza receives top WTA accolade

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is the WTA Player of the Year, and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens has been honored as the Comeback Player of the Year. The WTA announced the annual honors on Friday. The awards are voted on by members of the media. Other ...

Wozniacki storms into final

More Sports / Tennis Sep 23, 2017

Wozniacki storms into final

by Andrew McKirdy

Caroline Wozniacki ended Garbine Muguruza's honeymoon as world No. 1 in clinical fashion with a 6-2, 6-0 win on Saturday to book her place in the Toray Pan Pacific Open final against unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Wimbledon champion Muguruza went into this week's tournament in ...

Muguruza claims Wimbledon title

More Sports / Tennis Jul 16, 2017

Muguruza claims Wimbledon title

As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models. Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of Saturday, ...

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 wins French Open, denying Williams 22nd major title

More Sports / Tennis Jun 5, 2016

Muguruza wins French Open, denying Williams 22nd major title

The day before the French Open final, Serena Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was discussing whether his player would need to lift her level to beat Garbine Muguruza and collect a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title. "I don't know why everybody's so impressed with Garbine," Mouratoglou ...

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 ...