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SINGAPORE | WTA Finals: Stephens rallies to reach final vs Svitolina

SINGAPORE — Sloane Stephens overcame a terrible start against Karolina Pliskova to win 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Saturday, setting up a championship match against Elina Svitolina. “I came out here a little bit nervous and I wasn’t quite feeling the ball,” said the fifth-seeded Stephens, who is making her debut at … Continue reading SINGAPORE | WTA Finals: Stephens rallies to reach final vs Svitolina

SINGAPORE | Svitolina beats Bertens at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE  — Last year Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to play singles at the WTA Finals. This year Svitolina became the first woman from her country to reach the season-ending final after beating Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Saturday. “It feels amazing and it was such a tough battle today,” said Svitolina, … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Svitolina beats Bertens at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE  | Osaka retires with injury, Bertens reaches WTA semifinals

SINGAPORE  — 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 she retired from the match with an upper left leg injury. Bertens was awarded a straight-set victory and has advanced to the semifinals. Osaka, … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Osaka retires with injury, Bertens reaches WTA semifinals

SINGAPORE | Former No. 1 Wozniacki has rheumatoid arthritis

SINGAPORE — Caroline Wozniacki was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before the U.S. Open, the Danish tennis player revealed at the WTA Finals on Thursday. She made the announcement after being eliminated from the year-end competition following a 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 loss to Elina Svitolina in her third round-robin match. “It turns out that I have … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Former No. 1 Wozniacki has rheumatoid arthritis

SHANGHAI | Djokovic crushes Zverev to make another Shanghai final

SHANGHAI— No. 3-ranked Novak Djokovic will play for the Shanghai Masters title after crushing No. 5 Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1 in a near-flawless semifinal on Saturday. Djokovic’s serve has not been broken this week in 37 service games. He never offered Zverev a break point opportunity, and broke the German’s serve on four of six … Continue reading SHANGHAI | Djokovic crushes Zverev to make another Shanghai final

SHANGHAI | Djokovic lines up Anderson in Shanghai quarters

SHANGHAI — Novak Djokovic earned partial revenge when he beat Marco Cecchinato 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. The only other time the second-seeded Djokovic played Cecchinato was in the French Open quarterfinals, where the Italian upset him in four sets. A Masters event is a level below a Grand Slam, … Continue reading SHANGHAI | Djokovic lines up Anderson in Shanghai quarters