Ashleigh Barty clinches top spot in group at WTA Finals

Tennis Oct 31, 2019

Ashleigh Barty clinches top spot in group at WTA Finals

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty clinched pole position in the Red Group after defeating Petra Kvitova in straight sets at the WTA Finals on Thursday. The French Open champion stormed into the semifinals with a crushing 6-4, 6-2 win in 1 hour and 28 minutes ...

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to start WTA Finals campaign

Tennis Oct 27, 2019

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to start WTA Finals campaign

Naomi Osaka extended her winning-streak to 11 matches after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-4 in the first of three round-robin matches at this year's WTA Finals on Sunday. Osaka, the Australian Open champion, arrived in Shenzen having won the ...

Sharapova gets second straight win

More Sports / Tennis Oct 28, 2015

Sharapova gets second straight win

Maria Sharapova won her second straight match since her return from injury, beating top-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday at the WTA Tour finals. The Russian's two wins this week are her only victories since a leg injury sidelined her after losing to Serena Williams ...

More Sports / Tennis Oct 27, 2015

Kerber, Muguruza win WTA Finals openers

Heavy-hitting base liners Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber brushed aside Czech challengers to make a winning start to their WTA Finals campaign on Monday. Spaniard Muguruza dispatched Lucie Safarova 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) before Germany's Kerber overcame an error-strewn and unwell Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) ...

Serena routs Halep in final

More Sports / Tennis Oct 27, 2014

Serena routs Halep in final

The lead-up to Sunday's championship match at the WTA Finals suggested Serena Williams would face a major challenge to beat Simona Halep, but then, the No. 1-ranked player has made a career out of performing at her best when it matters most. She did it ...

Serena, Halep showdown set

More Sports / Tennis Oct 26, 2014

Serena, Halep showdown set

After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss. She didn't have to wait long. The ...

Sharapova falls short

More Sports / Tennis Oct 25, 2014

Sharapova falls short

Serena Williams made the semifinals of the WTA Finals and earned the yearend No. 1 ranking without hitting a ball on Friday. Williams' fortune was at the expense of Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova. Ivanovic had a shot at reaching the semis, and Sharapova had ...