CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston after posting straight-set wins on Saturday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Defending champion Kiki Bertens and third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, both among the top 10 players in the world, lost Thursday at the Volvo Car Open.
Top-seeded Pliskova reaches semifinal at Tainjin Open
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Karolina Pliskova and Timea Bacsinszky both won Friday at the Tianjin Open, and they will next face each other in the semifinals.
The top-seeded Pliskova, who is still hoping to qualify for a third straight WTA Finals in Singapore, beat Katie Boulter 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 despite being down a break in the third set.
Bacsinszky, who had been sidelined for six months with a right leg injury, upset fourth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5).
Garcia, Mertens cruise into Tianjin quarterfinals
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France moved into the Tainjin Open quarterfinals after defeating Chinese qualifier Zhang Yuxuan 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday.
The 16th-ranked Garcia will play sixth-seeded Petra Martic of Croatia for a semifinal berth on Friday.
Third-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium also advanced by defeating Slovakian qualifier Jana Cepelova 6-2, 6-3.
Pliskova and Sabalenka reach Tianjin Open quarterfinals
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Karolina Pliskova and Aryna Sabalenka both moved closer to a spot in the WTA Finals by reaching the quarterfinals at the Tianjin Open on Wednesday.
The top-seeded Pliskova beat Polona Hercog 6-1, 6-2, while the fourth-seeded Sabalenka defeated Magda Linette 6-1, 6-3.
Pliskova, who saved the one break point she faced in the final game of the match, is 4-1 against Hercog and now in eighth place in the race to qualify for Singapore.
Osaka and Wozniacki both advance at China Open
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka and second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki both advanced to the second round of the China Open on Monday.
The eighth-seeded Osaka beat Zarina Diyas 6-4, 6-3, while Wozniacki defeated Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-3.
Osaka will next face Danielle Collins, who advanced on Sunday.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Top-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia returned to the Bucharest Open final after semifinal opponent Polona Hercog retired hurt after their first set on Saturday.
Sevastova won the set 6-1, and the eighth-seeded Hercog, of Slovenia, retired. Hercog started the match with her right thigh heavily strapped.
Sevastova also reached the Bucharest final in 2016, only to lose to local star Simona Halep on the clay.
ROME (AP) — Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov pulled off another big win, overcoming a slow start to beat 15th-seeded Tomas Berdych 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Italian Open on Tuesday.
Also on the red clay of the Foro Italico, three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova defeated 16th-seeded Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, defending champion Elina Svitolina routed Petra Martic 6-1, 6-2, and defending French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko eliminated Zhang Shuai 6-2, 7-5.
Top-seeded Wozniacki advances at ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the quarterfinals of the ASB Tennis Classic on Wednesday, beating Petra Martic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2.
After taking 58 minutes to beat American Madison Brengle in her first-round match Tuesday, Wozniacki needed only 53 minutes to beat unseeded Martic, despite dropping her serve in the first game of the second set.
Flipkens beats Vekic at ASB Classic in Auckland
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Donna Vekic became the first seeded player ousted at the ASB Tennis Classic when she lost 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 to Belgium's Kristen Flipkens on Monday in a rain-interrupted first-round match.
After losing a first set which was punctuated by rain delays and a five-minute break when Flipkens sought treatment for an injured shoulder, the eighth-seeded Vekic seemed to hold the upper hand, sweeping the second set in 34 minutes.
PARIS (AP) — Just a few months after thinking she might never play tennis again, Petra Martic is through to the fourth round of the French Open.
Martic was sidelined for 10 months with a back injury shortly after she lost at Wimbledon qualifying last year. It was initially thought she would return to the court much sooner.
PARIS (AP) — Madison Keys started to feel something wrong in her surgically repaired left wrist late in the first set of her second-round match at the French Open. It would be the last set she would win in the tournament.
"It kind of just got worse and worse. And then I was hoping I could, obviously, get through it in the second set," the 12th-seeded American said Thursday. "But then, by the third set, it was just really painful."
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):
Bothered by her surgically repaired left wrist, 12th-seeded Madison Keys of the United States was upset in the French Open's second round 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 by 290th-ranked qualifier Petra Martic of Croatia.
Martic was the lowest-ranked woman in the second round at Roland Garros.
Keys made 51 unforced errors, 31 more than Martic.
The American's wrist was checked by a trainer after the second set.