Georgina Garcia-Perez destroys Japan in Fed Cup

Tennis Feb 10, 2019

Georgina Garcia-Perez destroys Japan in Fed Cup

Spain's Georgina Garcia-Perez, ranked 161st in the world, drove a stake through Japan's heart on Sunday by completing wins in all three of her matches for a 3-2 victory in their Fed Cup World Group II first-round tie. Forced to play doubles due to a ...

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

More Sports / Tennis 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 ...

Kato, Diyas advance to Japan Women's Open final

More Sports / Tennis 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

More Sports / Tennis 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, ...

Hirano, Ishikawa reach third round at worlds

More Sports Jun 1, 2017

Hirano, Ishikawa reach third round at worlds

Miu Hirano and Kasumi Ishikawa were victorious on the third day of action at the World Table Tennis Championships Wednesday, making it five out of five Japanese to advance to the third round of the women's singles. World No. 8 Hirano defeated Suthasini Sawettabut of ...

Hozumi, Kato fall in bid to reach final

More Sports / Tennis Jan 25, 2017

Hozumi, Kato fall in bid to reach final

Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato were knocked out of the women's doubles in the semifinals at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Hozumi and Kato were aiming to become the first Japanese pair ever to reach the final of a Grand Slam event, but their surprise ...