NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan defeated Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to win the Nuremberg Cup final for her first WTA singles title on...
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan won the longest match of the WTA Tour season so far, overcoming Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam 7-5, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) on Thursday...
Petkovic progresses at rain-soaked Nuremberg Cup
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Rain again disrupted play on the third day of the Nuremberg Cup, with home favorite Andrea Petkovic among just four players to progress from a packed first-round schedule...
Tomljanovic in Thailand Open final for 4th try at 1st title
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Sixth-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic beat Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 6-4, 6-1 at the Thailand Open to reach her fourth WTA final on Saturday.
Chasing her first title, Tomljanovic next faces 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine, who beat Magda Linette of Poland 6-4, 6-3 in the other semifinal.
US Open champion Osaka eases into 2nd round in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The only bug in the system was of the genuine flying variety when Naomi Osaka secured her first win at a major as a Grand Slam champion.
The U.S. Open champion beat Magda Linette 6-4, 6-2 to end play at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday at the Australian Open. The only delay in the 58-minute match came just before Osaka was serving for the match, when a ballboy tried to catch a bug that was fluttering on the court.
Top-seeded Begu knocked out of Tashkent Open
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Top-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu lost in the first round at the Tashkent Open to Kateryna Kozlova on Tuesday.
Romania's Begu held serve just three times as she was swept aside 6-3, 6-2 by her Ukrainian opponent, who next plays Fiona Ferro of France.
Sakkari cruises to comfortable opening win at Korea Open
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Third-seeded Maria Sakkari has had a 6-0, 6-1 win over Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in just over an hour to advance to the round of 16 at the Korea Open.
In other first-round matches Monday, Stefanie Voegele had a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win over South Korean wildcard entry Choi Ji-hee and Tamara Zidansek beat fellow Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-1, 6-3.
Hsieh beats Minella to advance at Japan Women’s Open
TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open by beating Mandy Minella 6-3, 6-2 Thursday.
Hsieh won 10 of the last 13 games to reach the last eight for the fourth time this season.
"I was feeling a little bit tight on the court," Hsieh said. "It was not easy for me to get into the game at the beginning."
Danilovic beats Potapova in Moscow River Cup final
MOSCOW (AP) — Olga Danilovic of Serbia won her first WTA title when she beat Russian wild card Anastasia Potapova 7-5, 6-7 (1), 6-4 in the Moscow River Cup on Sunday.
Danilovic wasted a match point in the second set but regrouped to persevere in the third despite a wobble in the fifth game when she went a break down to trail 3-2. She broke back in the next game and closed out the match on her fourth match point.
It was the first meeting on the tour between the two 17-year-olds.
Teenagers set up first career WTA final in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) — Teenagers Olga Danilovic of Serbia and Anastasia Potapova of Russia reached their first career WTA final at the Moscow River Cup on Saturday.
Both aged 17 and unseeded, they were taken the distance in the semifinals on clay.
Danilovic defeated fifth-seeded Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 after more than two hours.