Putintseva destroys Osaka in the second round of Birmingham

World No.43 Yulia Putintseva demolished uninspired top seed Naomi Osaka in the second round of the Nature Valley Classic, as the world's top-ranked WTA player only sporadically played aggressive and precise tennis. The 24-year-old Putintseva...

Birmingham PHOTOS: Barty, Venus, Goerges progress as Osaka falls to Putintseva

Four players advanced to the quarterfinals on a strange-weather Thursday in Birmingham, wrapping up the second round at the Nature Valley Classic. As our photographer Jimmie48 reports, at one point during the Jennifer Brady vs....

Birmingham semifinals set: Barty vs. Strycova, Goerges vs. Martic

The Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham is down to the last four as Ashleigh Barty, Barbora Strycova, Julia Goerges and Petra Martic won their quarterfinal matches on Friday. The first to advance to the semis...

Birmingham PHOTOS: Barty, Strycova, Goerges, Martic win quarterfinals

Friday at the Nature Valley Classic was all about women's quarterfinals and the last four women standing are Ashleigh Barty, Barbora Strycova, Julia Goerges and Petra Martic. Our photographer Jimmie48 attended all Birmingham's WTA...

Doubles partners Barty, Goerges to face each other in Birmingham final

Ashleigh Barty and Julia Goerges are a doubles team at this week's Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham and before stepping on the Anne Jones Centre Court for their doubles semifinals, the players won their...

Ashleigh Barty wins Birmingham and No.1 ranking!

Just two weeks after winning her maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, Australia's Ashleigh Barty claimed a Premier-level title on the grasscourts of the Nature Valley Classic, beating doubles partner Julia Goerges of...

Ashleigh Barty’s meteoric rise to number one: From unranked to the top in three years

Ashleigh Barty resumed her tennis career after a two-year break to play professional cricket and at her comeback tournament in Eastbourne 2016 she went all the way to the semifinals as an unranked player....
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