Bencic beats Herzog to keep WTA Finals bid on track
MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic won six of the last seven games and beat Polona Hercog 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup.
Tired Medvedev out of Kremlin Cup after Shanghai win
MOSCOW (AP) — Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup because of fatigue, two days after winning the Shanghai Masters.
The fourth-ranked Russian was coming into the Moscow...
Pavlyuchenkova eases into 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Former finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova needed less than an hour to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3, 6-1 on Monday in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon:
LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY
There is no play on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon. Play will resume Monday with all men's and women's...
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska beat Caroline Garcia 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (3) to win the Internationaux de Strasbourg on Saturday in the longest final of the WTA...
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka defeated former champion Monica Puig 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Internationaux de Strasbourg clay-court tournament on...
Yastremska beats Tomljanovic to win Thailand Open
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Gutsy teenager Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine fought back from 2-5 down in the final set to beat sixth-seeded Alja Tomljanovic of Australia 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) for her second title at the Thailand Open on Sunday.
The No. 47-ranked Yastremska was just two points from defeat at deuce in the final set but fought to turn things around and won the match in two hours and 22 minutes. It was her second career title after she won in Hong Kong last year.
Tomljanovic in Thailand Open final for 4th try at 1st title
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Sixth-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic beat Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 6-4, 6-1 at the Thailand Open to reach her fourth WTA final on Saturday.
Chasing her first title, Tomljanovic next faces 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine, who beat Magda Linette of Poland 6-4, 6-3 in the other semifinal.
Yastremska beats Muguruza to reach Thailand Open semifinals
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska advanced to the semifinals at the Thailand Open by beating two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (5), 6-1 Friday.
The 18-year-old Yastremska also beat Muguruza last year in Luxembourg.
"I forgot about what happened last year as this is a different match," Yastremska said. "I watched highlights (of Muguruza's matches) to see how she played. Although I'm confident, but it was last year. I had to concentrate."
Muguruza beats Barthel in straight sets at Thailand Open
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Garbine Muguruza rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the second set to beat Mona Barthel 6-3, 7-5 Wednesday in the second round of the Thailand Open.
The two-time Grand Slam champion said it was a "difficult match."
"She had a lot of advantages but I'm happy that I kept fighting and ended up winning," said Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon a year later.
Muguruza will next face eighth-seeded Dayana Yastremska, who beat wild-card entry Peng Shuai 6-1, 6-4.
Svitolina in Fed Cup dispute with Ukraine tennis officials
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Australian Open quarterfinalist Elina Svitolina is in a dispute with the Ukrainian Tennis Federation and has withdrawn from her country's Fed Cup team.
Svitolina, who is ranked seventh in the world, says she can't play upcoming Fed Cup matches in Poland because she is injured. But the federation says she and Dayana Yastremska originally agreed to play but withdrew after their agent made unreasonable financial demands.
‘Don’t cry’: Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net.
Ukrainian teen who plays Serena next saw this matchup coming
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams' next Australian Open opponent, 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska, feels as if she saw Saturday's matchup coming a decade ago.
She tells the story of being at home in Ukraine at the age of 8 and watching on TV as Williams — whom she calls "a legend" — fell behind in a Grand Slam match. That was, understandably, distressing to the little fan. Dayana, who'd been taking tennis lessons since she was 4 1/2, decided Williams could use some help.
Alize Cornet advances to semifinals at Hobart International
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Former Hobart International champion Alize Cornet moved a step closer to another title in Tasmania with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen in the quarterfinals Thursday.
The sixth-seeded Cornet, who won the event in 2016 and hasn't dropped a set this year, overcame a fall and skinned knee to reach the semifinals.
Cornet served for the match at 5-2 in the second set but was broken as Minnen hit some clean winners.
Bencic advances at Hobart International
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Belinda Bencic eased into the quarterfinals at the WTA Tour's Hobart International, beating Australian wild card Zoe Hives 6-2, 6-4.
Hives pulled off an upset when she beat Johanna Larsson to reach the second round but couldn't repeat that form against a polished Bencic, who set up a quarterfinal against 18-year-old Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska.
Yastremska advances, Pavlyuchenkova ousted in at Hobart
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Teenager Dayana Yastremska has picked up in 2019 where she left off in 2018, beating Laura Siegemund 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round of the Hobart International.
Yastremska had a break-out year in 2018, forcing her way inside the top-100 for the first time. She showed why Monday with a dominant performance in windy conditions against Siegemund, who has been as high as No. 27 in the world.
Yastremska wins maiden WTA Title In Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) — Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska won her maiden WTA title by upsetting sixth-seeded Wang Qiang of China 6-2, 6-1 in 65 minutes at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
The 18-year-old was playing in her first career WTA final in only her 11th career appearance in the WTA tournament main draw.
Yastremska is the sixth teenager to advance to a WTA final in 2018 and the second to win a title. Serbian teen Olga Danilovic won the Moscow River Cup earlier in the year.
China’s best to play Ukrainian teen for Hong Kong WTA title
HONG KONG (AP) — Wang Qiang, the best Chinese women's player in tennis with a ranking of No. 24, will play Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska for a third career title at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
Wang posted two upset victories on Saturday by first finishing her rain-postponed quarterfinal against top-seeded Elina Svitolina and winning 6-2, 6-4. The victory over the fifth-ranked Svitolina marked Wang's first career win over a top-five player.
Cornet loses at Hong Kong Open, Muguruza advances
HONG KONG (AP) — Eighth-seeded Alize Cornet lost to 105th-ranked Lusksika Kumkhum of Thailand at the rain-affected Hong Kong Open on Wednesday, while No. 4 Garbine Muguruza easily advanced to the quarterfinals.
After rain delayed play for four hours, Cornet came from 4-1 down in the final set to force a tiebreaker but lost 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) against Kumkhum.
Kucova beats Ostapenko in 1st round at Hong Kong Open
HONG KONG (AP) — Kristina Kucova recorded her first WTA main draw victory in over a year when she beat Jelena Ostapenko 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of Hong Kong Open on Monday.
Ostapenko struggled with a left wrist injury at the Wuhan Open and China Open but still managed to win the first set.
Kucova will next face lucky loser Viktoriya Tomova, who defeated Dalila Jakupovic 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (3).