Overpowering Osaka eliminates Cibulkova

More Sports / Tennis Sep 21, 2016

Overpowering Osaka eliminates Cibulkova

by Andrew McKirdy

Teenage sensation Naomi Osaka claimed her biggest scalp to date after beating world No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Eighteen-year-old Osaka, whose appearance and playing style have drawn comparisons with her idol Serena Williams, ...

Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

More Sports / Tennis Sep 19, 2016

Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

Wild card Naomi Osaka defeated Japanese compatriot Misaki Doi in straight sets to claim local bragging rights and advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The big-serving 18-year-old registered a 6-4, 6-4 win in 85 minutes under the closed roof ...

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, ...

Cibulkova shines in hard-fought victory over Ivanovic

More Sports / Tennis Sep 25, 2015

Cibulkova shines in hard-fought victory over Ivanovic

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova scored a shock win over former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday, booking a semifinal spot with a straight-sets victory at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park. The diminutive world No. 48 Cibulkova overpowered her more well-credentialed ...

Pliskova eliminates Nara in second round

More Sports / Tennis Sep 24, 2015

Pliskova eliminates Nara in second round

Kurumi Nara exited the Pan Pacific Open in a straight-sets second-round defeat to fourth seed Karolina Pliskova on Thursday. Nara, ranked 80th in the world, lost 6-2, 6-4 to the 11th-ranked Czech in 1 hour, 21 minutes at Tokyo's Ariake Tennis Forest Park. Nara was ...

Nara ousts Doi in Pan Pacific Open opener

More Sports / Tennis Sep 22, 2015

Nara ousts Doi in Pan Pacific Open opener

Kurumi Nara advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open after defeating Misaki Doi on Tuesday. Nara, ranked 80th, knocked off her 86th-ranked Japanese compatriot and doubles partner 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 in a 1-hour, 40-minute match. Nara will face fourth seed Karolina Pliskova ...