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Singapore | Pliskova and Muguruza take early leads

The WTA Finals kicked-off in Singapore on Sunday with Karolina Pliskova taking on Venus Williams and the No 1 World Ranking up for grabs. It is the 47th edition of the year-ending championships of the WTA Tour, now known as BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. As has been the case several times this season, the No 1 ranking is on the line again and the fact that seven of the eight players can walk away from the tournament with the top spot means the stakes are higher than...

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Beijing Open | Garcia on the move

Caroline Garcia won the WTA China Open in Beijing and in the process, has weakened Jo Konta’s grip on a place for the year-ending WTA Championships in Singapore. The unseeded Garcia took out Simona Halep who had done enough during the week to ensure she would be the world number one on Monday, ousting Karolina...

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Beijing Open | Halep trounces Sharapova

Simona Halep, the second seed at this year’s China Open, trounced Maria Sharapova for a place in the quarter-finals in Beijing. It was a milestone victory for the Romanian for she had lost all her previous seven matches against the former world number one from...

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China Wuhan Open | Konta’s poor run continues

Jo Konta is struggling to make the WTA Championships for the first time in her own right. She attended Singapore as an alternate last year and looked set to make the grade this year with her ranking at around the seven to eight mark bearing in mind that the ope eight players qualify. However, he current run loss of form since reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals, is putting that in jeopardy. The British No.1 has now recorded her third successive loss since Cincinnati, the latest being her 6-0 4-6 7-6 defeat on Monday at the Wuhan Open to the Australian...

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US Open Day 13 | Murray and Hingis US Open Mixed Doubles Champions

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis added the US Open mixed doubles title to their Wimbledon crown with victory over Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus. After a faultless first set, Murray and Hingis found themselves in a real battle but prevailed in the match tie-break to win 6-1 4-6 10-8. The victory takes Murray’s tally of slam titles to five, three in mixed doubles and two in men’s...

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US Open Day 11 | Keys to meet Stephens in Final

It was always going to be an all-American final on Saturday, since four compatriots were duelling it out for the privilege of competing for the US Open trophy and a Grand Slam title. The next generation of US players, represented by Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, prevailed in the semi-finals on Thursday evening at Flushing Meadows. Both were struggling with serious injuries just three months ago, with Stephens missing 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, and Keys who endured left wrist surgery for the second time in 10...

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US Open Day 10 | Keys completes Fab Four

Madison Keys completed the clean sweep for American women, giving the host country all four US Open semi-final spots for the first time in 36 years. The 15th-seeded Keys served impeccably, controlled groundstroke exchanges from the baseline and was never in any real trouble during her 6-3 6-3 victory over the currently 418th-ranked qualifier, Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, that lasted only 69 minutes on Wednesday night That came several hours after 20th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe’s 7-6(4) 6-3 elimination of 2016 runner-up and top-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech...

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