OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka recovered from a slow start to stage a big comeback, defeating qualifier Sara Sorribes Tormo 0-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the Ostrava Open...
ROME (AP) — Two months of physical training. Then three months of practice on clay courts. Followed by two straight titles on the red dirt.
Amid all the tumult of the coronavirus pandemic,...
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — Polona Hercog cruised into the second round of the Istanbul Tennis Championship on Tuesday in the WTA Tour’s return to European clay ahead of the French Open, while Heather...
PRAGUE (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep and third-seeded Elise Mertens won their semifinals in straight sets on Saturday to advance to the title match at the Prague Open.
PRAGUE (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep cruised past lucky loser Magdalena Frech 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Prague Open on Friday.
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Nao Hibino advanced to the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open by beating top-seeded Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-3 on Friday.
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Third-seeded Alison Van Uytvanck advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Top-seeded American Sloane Stephens outlasted Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) to advance Tuesday at the WTA's Volvo Car Open.
HONG KONG (AP) — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina kept alive her chances of reaching the WTA Finals in Singapore by beating Australian wild card Priscilla Hon 6-2, 6-3 at the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday.
Fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza gave herself a belated birthday present by defeated Spanish compatriot Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-3, 6-1.
WUHAN, China (AP) — Gabrine Muguruza got off to winning start at the Wuhan Open. Jelena Ostapenko didn't.
Muguruza defeated Alison Van Uytvanck 6-4, 6-0 on Monday in the first round of the tournament, avenging a second-round loss to the Belgian at Wimbledon.
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sabine Lisicki has recorded her first win since February in a WTA-level match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over two-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva at the Guangzhou Open.
Lisicki lost her opening service game but recovered to take a 4-1 lead before the 34-year-old Zvonareva, runner-up at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2010, won 12 straight points to level at 4-4. Lisicki, a Wimbledon finalist in 2013, held and then broke to seal the first set.
TOKYO (AP) — Top-seeded Zhang Shuai advanced to the second round of the Japan Women's Open on Tuesday with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Magdalena Frech of Poland.
Zhang will next face Japan's Nao Hibino, who beat former finalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-4. Bouchard, who had a career-high No. 5 ranking in 2014 when she reached the Wimbledon final, lost in the second round at the U.S. Open and was in Japan aiming to return to the top 100 after an inconsistent season.
TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion Christina McHale has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Sara Sorribes Tormo.
McHale dominated with solid groundstrokes and took advantage of 10 double-faults by Tormo, who was coming off a win over three-time champion Sam Stosur, to set up a quarterfinal clash with Elise Mertens of Belgium.
TOKYO (AP) — Jana Fett advanced to the second round of the Japan Women's Open by beating top-seeded Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday.
Mladenovic rallied briefly by winning three games in the second set before the 20-year-old qualifier from Croatia served out the victory.
GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Second-seeded Kiki Bertens beat her doubles partner in the Gstaad Ladies Championship quarterfinals on Friday.
Bertens, ranked No. 35, overcame six double-faults and broke fifth-seeded Johanna Larsson's serve twice in each set to win 6-4, 6-4.
They were back in action later Friday as the top-seeded pair in the doubles competition at the clay-court event.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Barbora Strycova sent defending champion Czech Republic to the semifinals of the Fed Cup with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Lara Arruabarrena of Spain in the second reverse singles match on Sunday.
The 17th-ranked Strycova failed to serve it out at 5-2, wasting two match points before closing out the encounter with a backhand drop shot on her fifth match point.
Her victory gave the Czech Republic an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Spain in the best-of-five first-round series.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — French Open champion Garbine Muguruza will face Barbora Strycova in the opening match when Spain plays the defending champion Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup.
Third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will face Lara Arruabarrena in the second singles match on an indoor hardcourt in the eastern city of Ostrava.
In Sunday's reverse singles, Pliskova will play the seventh-ranked Muguruza, and Strycova will face Arruabarrena.
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro kept her hopes of qualifying for the WTA finals alive with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Mona Barthel of Germany in the first round of the Generali Ladies on Tuesday.
The 12th-ranked Spaniard, who is 10th in the race for the eight-player season-ending event, dropped her opening service game on the only break point she faced in the match. She closed out the win by taking the last five games in a row.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Jana Cepelova upset top-seeded and defending champion Irina-Camelia Begu on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.
Cepelova, of Slovakia, won seven of 10 break points on her way to a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Begu, of Romania. She will face fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu, who beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-2, 6-2.