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Nicole Gibbs diagnosed with cancer, set to miss French Open

This year's French Open is scheduled to take place from May 26 to June 9, while qualification for Wimbledon will be held in late June before the tournament begins on July 1.

May 14, 2019, 08:53 AM IST

Naomi Osaka narrowly retains top spot in WTA rankings

The 21-year-old Japanese slumped to a 6-3, 2-6, 5-7 defeat at the hands of Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the last-eight clash to bow out of the Madrid Open. 

May 13, 2019, 20:32 PM 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

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

Abdominal injury rules Naomi Osaka out of Stuttgart Open

Osaka was due to take on eighth-seed Anett Kontaveit in the semifinals of the tournament.

Apr 27, 2019, 20:36 PM IST

Garbine Muguruza defends Monterrey crown as Victoria Azarenka retires hurt

Muguruza was leading by 6-1, 3-1 against Azarenka when a leg injury made it impossible for the Belarusian to continue playing beyond one hour and six minutes.

Apr 08, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

Ashleigh Barty overcomes rain delays to reach Miami Open final

The 22-year-old endured three rain delays before she eventually registered a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 win over Kontaveit in a one-sided semi-final of the women's singles event. 

Mar 29, 2019, 11:08 AM 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

Knee injury rules Serena Williams out of Miami Open

Williams kicked off her campaign in Miami with a thumping 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 fightback win over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden in a thrilling second-round clash of the tournament. 

Mar 24, 2019, 16:51 PM IST

Split with coach Sascha Bajin not over money: Naomi Osaka

Just two weeks after winning her second consecutive major title at Melbourne Park, Osaka abruptly severed ties with Bajin.

Feb 18, 2019, 09:53 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

Kiki Bertens beats Donna Vekic to lift St Petersburg title

Both players made 33 unforced errors each, but Bertens won 79 percent of her first serve points and sent down eight aces and 27 winners compared to 16 from Vekic.

Feb 04, 2019, 09:27 AM IST

Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka sets up last-eight clash with Elina Svitolina

Osaka will play sixth seed Elina Svitolina for a place in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Jan 21, 2019, 09:31 AM IST

WTA set to offer increased rankings protection for returning mothers

A player returning from pregnancy will have a three-year period to use her Special Ranking, which will now begin at the birth of the child.

Dec 18, 2018, 10:01 AM IST

India No.3 Pranjala Yadlapalli enters her maiden WTA main draw

While Pranjala emerged victorious, two-time national champion Mahak Jain was beaten by Japan's Hiroko Kuwata 6-3 6-4 and bowed out of the USD 125,000 event.

Oct 28, 2018, 16:48 PM IST

WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens thumps Karolina Pliskova, enters final

After losing the first set, the 25-year-old made a thrilling comeback and conquered Pliskova in the next two games to eventually clinch a 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 win.

Oct 28, 2018, 16:13 PM IST

Tennis: Kiki Bertens keen to capitalise on WTA Finals reprieve

Bertens has had her best year on tour to date, winning three titles and reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals. 

Oct 20, 2018, 17:00 PM IST

Tennis: Sloane Stephens enjoys emotional campaign post Grand Slam breakthrough

World No 8 Sloane Stephens has been drawn alongside Angelique Kerber, Kiki Bertens and current U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka. 

Oct 20, 2018, 16:45 PM IST

Tennis: Former U.S. Open champ Sloane Stephens qualifies for first WTA finals

Stephens won her first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in 2017 but was knocked out in the quarter-finals by Anastasija Sevastova this year.

Oct 15, 2018, 19:53 PM IST

French Open champion Simona Halep earns second successive year-end top ranking

The 27-year-old Romanian beat Sloane Stephens at the Roland Garros to win her maiden Grand Slam title in June.

Oct 15, 2018, 15:37 PM IST