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World number one Ashleigh Barty battled into the China Open semi-finals on Friday with a gutsy three-set victory over familiar foe Petra Kvitova.

Ashleigh Barty still on top but gap narrows ahead of Australia Open

Dumped out of the Brisbane International in straight sets last week, Barty retains a comfortable cushion of 1,607 points over the Czech, who went on to win the Brisbane title for the third time in four years on Sunday.
Karolina Pliskova said her tough three-set win over Madison Keys in the final of the Brisbane International on Sunday was the ideal preparation for next week’s Australian Open.

Karolina Pliskova wins in Brisbane to fire Australian Open warning

Karolina Pliskova said her tough three-set win over Madison Keys in the final of the Brisbane International on Sunday was the ideal preparation for next week’s Australian Open.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia reacts after a point against Jennifer Brady of the US during their women’s singles match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 9, 2020. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON - AFP)

Ashleigh Barty looks to kickstart season in Adelaide

Ashleigh Barty plans to use next week’s ATP-WTA Adelaide International to put the final polish on her Australian Open preparations after a shock defeat in Brisbane.
Former world number one Maria Sharapova said Tuesday she still had “a lot of fire” as she attempts to resurrect her career after an injury-plagued 2019.

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova says there’s still a lot of fire amid wildcard offer

Former world number one Maria Sharapova said Tuesday she still had “a lot of fire” as she attempts to resurrect her career after an injury-plagued 2019.
In-form Naomi Osaka outlasted Petra Kvitova in a three-set marathon for a drought-breaking victory at the WTA Finals on Sunday.

Naomi Osaka suffers WTA Finals injury heartbreak for second year running

Two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka withdrew from the season-ending WTA Finals with a shoulder problem on Tuesday, the second straight year she has been forced out due to injury.
In-form Naomi Osaka outlasted Petra Kvitova in a three-set marathon for a drought-breaking victory at the WTA Finals on Sunday.

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova in thrilling WTA finals opener

In-form Naomi Osaka outlasted Petra Kvitova in a three-set marathon for a drought-breaking victory at the WTA Finals on Sunday.
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Petra Kvitova qualifies for WTA finals in Shenzhen

The world number seven Petra Kvitova has become the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending World Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Shenzhen, the WTA said on Monday.
World number one Ashleigh Barty battled into the China Open semi-finals on Friday with a gutsy three-set victory over familiar foe Petra Kvitova.

World number one Ashleigh Barty battles into China Open semi-finals

World number one Ashleigh Barty battled into the China Open semi-finals on Friday with a gutsy three-set victory over familiar foe Petra Kvitova.
Karolina Plikosva’s victory at the Zhengzhou Open at the weekend means the Czech is now just 86 points behind Ashleigh Barty who remains at the top of the WTA rankings released on Monday.

Karolina Pliskova closes gap on world number one Ashleigh Barty

Karolina Plikosva’s victory at the Zhengzhou Open at the weekend means the Czech is now just 86 points behind Ashleigh Barty who remains at the top of the WTA rankings released on Monday.
Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Yoan Valat-EPA

Tennis rankings unchanged for top women post-Wimbledon

The women’s world rankings were unchanged at the top on Monday with Ashleigh Barty of Australia at number one after leading players took the week off post-Wimbledon.
Eighth seed Petra Kvitova powered past local hope Ashleigh Barty to make the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday in the Czech’s best Grand Slam performance since she was injured in a terrifying knife attack.

Petra Kvitova pulls out of French Open with injury

Czech sixth seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova withdrew from Roland Garros on Monday with a left arm injury.
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic shakes hands at the net after her straight-sets victory over Johanna Konta. Clive Brunskill-Getty Images

Karolina Pliskova sweeps past Johanna Konta to win Italian Open

Czech fourth seed Karolina Pliskova swept past Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Italian Open on Sunday.
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Naomi Osaka maintains lead over Halep in WTA rankings

Japan’s Naomi Osaka maintained a slender lead over Romanian Simona Halep at the top of the WTA rankings released on Monday.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 28/ Simona Halep of Romania plays a point against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during day 11 of the Miami Open presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 28, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Simona Halep closes on world number one Osaka

Simona Halep cut the gap to world number one Naomi Osaka in the WTA rankings on Monday after the Romanian made the semi-finals at the Miami Open last week.
Anett Kontaveit defeated Su-Wei Hsieh to reach the Miami Open semi-finals. Reuters

Anett Kontaveit ends giantkiller Hsieh Su-wei’s Miami Open run

Anett Kontaveit brought Hsieh Su-wei’s Miami Open run to a dramatic end with a 3-6 6-2 7-5 comeback win on Tuesday to become the first player through to the semi-finals.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka turns tables on Kristina Mladenovic, Venus Williams rallies at Indian Wells

World number one Naomi Osaka launched her Indian Wells WTA title defense with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in a grudge match against Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday.
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Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep breeze into quarters in windy Dubai

Former titleholders Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep battled through brisk desert winds to advance into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.
Naomi Osaka of Japan speaks during a press conference at the Hong Kong Open tennis tournament on October 8, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Anthony WALLACE

Naomi Osaka sacks coach Sascha Bajin

World tennis number one Naomi Osaka has split from her coach Sascha Bajin just 17 days after completing back-to-back Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open.

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