Sabalenka, Swiatek, Kvitova crash out in Tokyo, Osaka cruises

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Three Top 10 seeds were eliminated in Monday's second-round action at the Tokyo Olympics, while host nation's Naomi Osaka advanced with a convincing victory to reach the last 16 at Ariake Tennis Park. Third seed...

Barty suffers shock loss in first round, Osaka advances at Tokyo Olympics

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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty fell at the first hurdle at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, while the star of the tournament Naomi Osaka made a victorious return to tennis. Just two weeks after winning Wimbledon,...

Kiki Bertens finishes the last singles match of her career

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Kiki Bertens today played the last singles match in her professional career. The Dutchwoman lost to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-4 3-6 6-4 in the first round of the Tokyo Olympics. Kiki Bertens...

Osaka lights Olympic cauldron in Tokyo, three women’s tennis players bear their country’s flags

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WTA players Petra Kvitova, Jelena Ostapenko and Veronika Cepede Royg had the honor of being flag bearers for their countries during Friday's opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, while Naomi Osaka was the...

Naomi Osaka’s Olympic opener moved from Saturday to Sunday

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers made a sudden unexplained announcement to move Naomi Osaka's first-round match from Saturday to Sunday. It is assumed that the reason for rescheduling is the fact that the Japanese will...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s singles tennis draw analysis

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A slew of big WTA names have opted out of Tokyo 2020, but the 64-player field is still strong with 15 Top 20 players at the Olympic Tennis Event. Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty...

WTA players arrive at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will start with the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on Friday 23 July 2021, while the Olympic Tennis Event will start on Saturday 24 July 2021. Players have...

Coco Gauff tests positive for COVID-19, pulls out of Tokyo Olympics

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Seventeen-year-old American Coco Gauff will not be able to play her first Olympic Games because she has tested positive for COVID-19. The world No.25 Gauff said in a statement on social media: I am disappointed to...

Barbora Krejcikova wins the Livesport Prague Open title

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Five weeks after winning Roland Garros in both singles and doubles, world No.13 Barbora Krejcikova cruised past fellow Czech Tereza Martincova 6-2 6-0 in the final of the Livesport Prague Open. Second-seeded Krejcikova needed just...

Giveaway: Win tickets to Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic

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This year is the 50th anniversary of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic and to celebrate the occasion the tournament is giving away tickets to Women's Tennis Blog readers. Yay! The oldest and longest running women’s-only...