Osaka set to make her tennis return at the Brisbane International
Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka will make her comeback to tennis at the Brisbane International warm-up tournament ahead of the Australian Open.
Olympic tennis champion Belinda Bencic is expecting her first child. The 26-year-old Swiss player and her partner Martin Hromkovič, a former professional soccer player who is also her fitness coach, announced the news on their Instagram accounts on Friday.
U.S. Open champion Coco Gauff double-faulted four times in a row while serving for the second set and wound up losing 6-0, 7-5 to three-time major title winner Iga Swiatek in round-robin action at the WTA Finals on a windy Wednesday night.
As match point after match point came and went — there were six in all she didn't convert — Jessica Pegula made sure she stayed calm and didn't, as she put it, “freak out” against No. 1-ranked Aryna Sabalenka at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.
The women's tennis tour defended the court built for the WTA Finals as meeting its “strict performance standards” after No. 1-ranked Aryna Sabalenka called the conditions at the season-ending championship “another level of disrespect.”
Jessica Pegula beat Yuan Yue 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Korea Open on Sunday for the fourth title of her career. The top-seeded Pegula dropped only one set through the tournament and becomes the first American since Venus Williams in 2007 to win the title in Seoul.
Canada's Leylah Fernandez reached the semifinals of the Hong Kong open with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Linda Fruhvirtova of Czechia on Friday. Fernandez had five aces and was broken just once in the match that took one hour 42 mintues to complete.
The nation's longest-running tennis tournament is staying in Cincinnati. Amid speculation the tournament would move, Beemok Capital announced Tuesday that the Western & Southern Open will be played just outside of Cincinnati for another 25 years.