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Holder Simona Halep shrugs off expectations ahead of French Open

The 27-year-old Romanian enters Roland Garros as favourite for the title given the contrasting form of some of the top names, including Japan`s world number one Naomi Osaka.

May 21, 2019, 00:28 AM IST

Kiki Bertens stuns Simona Halep to lift Madrid Open title

Bertens looked dominant throughout the summit showdown as she eased past reigning French Open champion Halep 6-4, 6-4 in almost one and a half hour to lift the title. 

May 12, 2019, 00:56 AM IST

Simona Halep sees off Belinda Bencic to reach Madrid Open final

Halep has defeated Bencic for the first time since the first clash between the duo during the third round of Wimbledon 2014.

May 11, 2019, 00:41 AM IST

Japan's Naomi Osaka stays atop WTA rankings

Osaka is currently standing with a total of  6, 151 points and maintains a lead of 316 points over Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.

May 06, 2019, 20:51 PM IST

Ashleigh Barty beats ​Karolina Pliskova to seal maiden Miami Open title

Barty, the 2018 U.S. Open women`s doubles champion, is the first Australian women since Samantha Stosur to crack the WTA`s singles top 10.

Mar 31, 2019, 14:16 PM IST

Simona Halep knocks out Venus Williams to reach Miami Open last-8

Halep has now set up a clash against Wang Qiang of China for a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. 

Mar 26, 2019, 17:33 PM IST

Miami Open: Rain wipes out opening day's play at Hard Rock stadium

Once the rain disappears fans can expect a wide open tournament if the season follows the current trend. 

Mar 20, 2019, 12:10 PM IST

Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep sent packing from Indian Wells

Osaka never found her rhythm against Belinda Bencic as the Swiss used her precise groundstrokes and pinpoint serving, to topple the defending champion in just over an hour.

Mar 13, 2019, 09:52 AM IST

Simona Halep seals tough win, Serena Williams retires ill at Indian Wells

The tournament lost 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, who retired against Garbine Muguruza with what organisers described as a viral illness. 

Mar 11, 2019, 13:13 PM IST

Unseeded Belinda Bencic downs Petra Kvitova to lift Dubai title

The win was also Bencic`s fourth win over a top 10 player this week after getting past Aryna Sabalenka, Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina in the previous rounds.

Feb 24, 2019, 07:24 AM IST

Hsieh Su-wei ousts Karolina Pliskova to march into Dubai semi-finals

Hsieh will battle Pliskova`s compatriot, two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, for a place in Saturday`s final.

Feb 22, 2019, 07:00 AM IST

Qatar Open: Simona Halep outlasts Elina Svitolina to reach finals

Halep will now lock horns with unseeded Belgian Elise Mertens in finals of the Qatar Open.

Feb 16, 2019, 08:17 AM IST

Simona Halep sets up Doha semi-final clash against Elina Svitolina

Playing in her first tournament with new coach Thierry Van Cleemput, Halep raced to a 4-0 lead in the opening set before her ninth-seeded opponent Julia Goerges fought back to force a tiebreak.

Feb 15, 2019, 06:48 AM IST

Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina cruise into Qatar Open quarters

World number three Halep, will next face ninth seed Julia Goerges and fourth seed Svitolina will meet Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova in the quarter-finals.

Feb 14, 2019, 10:15 AM IST

Simona Halep appoints Belgian Thierry Van Cleemput as new coach

Halep had earlier planned to fly solo for the first few months of 2019 after former coach Darren Cahill left to spend more time with his family in Australia.

Feb 05, 2019, 12:50 PM IST

Australian Open: Petra Kvitova stuns Ashleigh Barty to reach semi-finals

The two-time Wimbledon champion will meet American sensation Danielle Collins on Thursday for a place in the final. 

Jan 22, 2019, 18:10 PM IST

Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams beats World No.1 Simona Halep to reach quarters

Williams, who is chasing her 8th Australian Open title, made a stunning comeback after handing her opponent, the advantage early on.

Jan 21, 2019, 16:11 PM IST

Australian Open: Simona Halep marches on with clinical win over Venus Williams

French Open champion Simona Halep was the finalist in Melbourne in 2018, but came to the year`s first Grand Slam after playing only one match since September

Jan 19, 2019, 18:20 PM IST

Excited Caroline Wozniacki more careful of her body in title defence

Wozniacki, who beat world number one Simona Halep in last year`s Australian Open final, begins her title defence against Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck in the evening session on Monday.

Jan 15, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

Simona Halep to begin 2019 season without coach

Top seed Halep, who has a bye into the Sydney second round, will face either Jelena Ostapenko or local hope Ashleigh Barty.

Jan 07, 2019, 07:39 AM IST