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Bencic reaches Moscow final, qualifies for WTA Finals

Oct. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic booked the last spot at the season-end WTA Finals on Saturday after beating Kristina Mladenovic in the Kremlin Cup semifinals. Bencic's 6-3, 6-4 victory set up a Moscow final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Karolina Muchova 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1. It also enabled Bencic...

Bencic nears WTA Finals spot as Bertens loses

Oct. 18, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic is on the verge of claiming the last spot at the season-ending WTA Finals after winning her Kremlin Cup quarterfinal on Friday. Bencic saved two set points in the opening-set tiebreak in beating Kirsten Flipkens 7-6 (8), 6-1. The Swiss player's hope of reaching the tour finals...

Bencic beats Herzog to keep WTA Finals bid on track

Oct. 16, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic won six of the last seven games and beat Polona Hercog 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup. The 10th-ranked Bencic needs to reach the final in Moscow to overtake Serena Williams and Kiki Bertens for the last WTA Finals spot. Bencic will next...

Seppi beats Garin at Kremlin Cup, Mannarino wins

Oct. 14, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Italian veteran Andreas Seppi saved two match points before beating Christian Garin 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) Monday to reach the second round of the Kremlin Cup. The 35-year-old Seppi faced the match points when trailing 6-5 in the second set against the fifth-seeded Chilean. In the decider,...

Osaka wins Toray Pan Pacific, her 1st title on Japan soil

Sep. 22, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

Naomi Osaka won her first singles title since the Australian Open in January by beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in the Toray Pan Pacific final on Sunday. Enjoying strong support from a parochial crowd, the former No. 1-ranked Osaka dominated the match with her powerful groundstrokes and broke...

American Sofia Kenin wins Guangzhou WTA title over Stosur

Sep. 21, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

American Sofia Kenin beat former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year. Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added her second on grass in...

Kerber through to Pan Pacific Open semifinals

Sep. 20, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Friday after Madison Keys retired injured in the deciding set. Kerber led 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 when the fifth-seeded Keys retired. "It was a really good match in the first two sets, and this is never the...

Giorgi upsets Stephens at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Camila Giorgi dropped just three games to upset third-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The unseeded Italian, who reached the semifinals last year, beat the 2017 U.S. Open champion to set up a quarterfinal match against...

Keys beats Kasatkina in 1st round of Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 17, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fifth-seeded Madison Keys improved her overall record against Daria Kasatkina to 6-0 by beating the Russian 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open. Keys converted six of her 10 break points in the match. "I feel good. I'm always a little bit nervous ahead of my...