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Top-ranked Barty advances to semifinals at WTA Finals

Oct. 31, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty reached the semifinals in her debut appearance at the WTA Finals, beating Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 Thursday to finish with a 2-1 record in the Red Group. Barty, the first Australian woman to earn year-end No. 1 ranking, won her first Grand Slam trophy at the French...

Barty upset by alternate Bertens at WTA Finals

Oct. 29, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was upset by late substitute Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the WTA Finals on Tuesday. Bertens arrived at the elite tournament as an alternate, and has suddenly jumped into title contention with the other seven players in the draw. She took the place of...

Osaka out of WTA Finals with injured right shoulder

Oct. 29, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Naomi Osaka withdrew from the WTA Finals on Tuesday with a right shoulder injury. The two-time Grand Slam champion had been scheduled to play top-ranked Ash Barty at the season-ending tournament. "I'm disappointed to have to withdraw from the finals," Osaka said in a statement. "This...

Osaka, Barty open WTA Finals campaigns with victories

Oct. 27, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia rebounded from a set down to win her debut match 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 over Belinda Bencic of Switzerland at the WTA Finals on Sunday. Barty's victory is her 53rd of the season, second most this season after Kiki Bertens with 54. The 5-foot-5 Barty is a...

Ashleigh Barty set for 1st WTA Finals appearance in China

Oct. 26, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty of Australia is ready to cap off the most successful season of her career with a first appearance in the year-end WTA Finals. Barty achieved a number of career firsts this season, winning a Grand Slam title at the French Open, earning the No. 1 ranking and leading...

WTA Finals: US Open champ Andreescu faces Halep for 1st time

Oct. 25, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu and Wimbledon winner Simona Halep will meet for the first time at the season-ending WTA Finals at Shenzhen. In the draw on Friday, the fourth-seeded Andreescu will play No. 5 Halep on Monday in the Purple Group. The group includes No. 2 Karolina...