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

HONG KONG | Rain saves Svitolina in Hong Kong quarterfinals

HONG KONG — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine was close to bowing out of the Hong Kong Open when rain disrupted the quarterfinals on Friday. Sixth-seeded Wang Qiang of China was leading Svitolina 6-2, 5-2, and serving at 15-30, when their match was suspended until Saturday. Svitolina entered this week as one of five … Continue reading HONG KONG | Rain saves Svitolina in Hong Kong quarterfinals

Venus Williams returns to WTA Finals for 1st time since 2009 – Tennis

SINGAPORE/October 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Venus Williams returns to the year-end WTA Finals for the first time since 2009 and will face Karolina Pliskova on Sunday. The top eight players in the world will play in the round-robin event, which features No. 1 Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Ostapenko and … Continue reading Venus Williams returns to WTA Finals for 1st time since 2009 – Tennis