Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the US. Open against Serena Williams two months ago, soaring as high as No. 4 this season in the WTA tennis rankings. ...

BNP Paribas WTA Finals Results

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Osaka retires with injury, Bertens reaches WTA semifinals

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka finished her debut appearance at the WTA Finals on Friday with an injury and an 0-3 record. Osaka was trailing Kiki Bertens 6-3 when s...

Kerber beats Osaka in 3 sets at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — Angelique Kerber held her nerve and held her serve, a combination that helped the Wimbledon champion beat Naomi Osaka 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 on Wednesday at the WTA Finals. K...

The on-court coaching debate trending in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — Monica Seles isn't a fan of on-court coaching. Lindsay Davenport can see the benefits. Jennifer Capriati is right in the middle. The three tennis greats took part in...

Stephens beats Osaka in 3 sets at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — In a match between the last two U.S. Open champions, Sloane Stephens came out on top. The 2017 champion beat Naomi Osaka 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 Monday at the WTA Finals, the ...

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Osaka set for showdown against Stephens at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens, the last two U.S. Open champions, will make their career debuts at the WTA Finals by playing each other in their first match in Singapore on Monday. ...

Osaka drawn with 2 other Grand Slam champions at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka was drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens for her debut appearance at the WTA Finals in Singapore. ...

Top-ranked Simona Halep withdraws from WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Women's Tennis Association said Thursday that No. 1-ranked Simona Halep has withdrawn from the WTA Finals because of a lower back injury. Halep's withdrawal mean...

Pliskova, Garcia in Tianjin Open final

TIANJIN, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova will be looking for her second title of the WTA's Asian swing when she plays second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France in the Tianjin Open final on Sun...

Wozniacki wins 2nd China Open title

BEIJING (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki defeated Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-3 to win the China Open and her third WTA title of the year on Sunday. The victory was also the Dane's second i...

Sevastova beats Osaka 6-4, 6-4 in China Open semifinal

BEIJING (AP) — Anastasija Sevastova beat U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to reach the China Open final. The 20th-ranked Latvian will face the winner of the semifinal...

China Open Results

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