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Naomi Osaka: Former WTA world number one plans tennis return six months after giving birth

Osaka won the US Open in 2018 and 2020, and the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021 Former world number one Naomi Osaka will return to tennis at the Brisbane International, almost six months after giving birth. The 26-year-old has not played on the WTA Tour since the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in September […]

WTA Finals: Iga Swiatek thrashes Jessica Pegula in final to take number one rankings spot

Swiatek is the French Open champion Iga Swiatek thrashed Jessica Pegula to win the season-ending WTA Finals and move back to the top of the women’s rankings. The Pole needed to beat the American in the final in Cancun to overtake Aryna Sabalenka as world number one and she did so with a dominant 6-1 […]

WTA Finals: Jessica Pegula earns dominant win against Coco Gauff to reach final in Mexico

Jessica Pegula broke Coco Gauff six times in their semi-final Jessica Pegula romped past US Open champion and doubles partner Coco Gauff to secure her place in the final of the season-ending WTA Finals in Mexico. Pegula won 6-2 6-1 in one hour against her fellow American in wet and windy conditions in Cancun. The […]

WTA Finals: World number one Aryna Sabalenka beats Elena Rybakina to reach semi-finals

Sabalenka finished runner-up at last year’s WTA Finals after losing to Caroline Garcia of France World number one Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina to secure her place in the last four of the season-ending WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico. Sabalenka led 6-2 3-5 against Rybakina when play was suspended at 23:40 local time on Thursday […]

WTA Finals: Coco Gauff sweeps past Ons Jabeur while Iga Swiatek makes winning start

Gauff is the first teenager to win 50 or more matches in a single season since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009 US Open champion Coco Gauff needed just 57 minutes to beat Ons Jabeur in her opening match at the WTA Finals. Gauff, 19, who is seeded third, won the first seven games before an hour-long […]

WTA Elite Trophy: Beatriz Haddad Maia beats Zheng Qinwen for biggest title of career

The final lasted two hours and 51 minutes, making it the longest tour-level straight-sets match of the season Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia held off Zheng Qinwen to win the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China on Sunday. The world number 19 took two hours and 51 minutes to beat China’s Zheng 7-6 (13-11) 7-6 (7-4) […]

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