Main-draw action kicks off in Tokyo

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The main draw of the 2015 Toray Pan Pacific Open got underway in Tokyo’s Ariake Coliseum on Monday and one of the WTA’s most traditional Premier tournaments goes into its next edition. Held inside the...

Nike dresses Sharapova wore in her stellar 2012 season

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For the sixth year in a row, Women's Tennis Blog is using the relaxed off-season period to review the on-court styles of our top players and brands. Of course, who else will kick off...

Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva beaten in Tokyo

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Top seed Jelena Jankovic’s chance of reclaiming the number one ranking has been ruined as she was defeated by Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Third seed Elena...

Star players in cruise control in Tokyo

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First-round play at the 2015 Toray Pan Pacific Open completed on Tuesday in Tokyo as some of the tournament’s most popular player completed their first matches inside Ariake Coliseum with flying colors. Following Agnieszka Radwanska’s...

Serena Williams still skipping tournaments

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World number one Serena Williams is still not able to play tournaments as she continues to recover from her foot injury sustained at a restaurant. Serena was supposed to return for the Toray Pan...

Angelique Kerber and Petra Kvitova first into the third round of Tokyo, Roberta Vinci out

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Thirteen first-round matches were played at the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Monday and the second-round action was launched with three matches. One of the second-rounders was between Roberta Vinci and Lucie Safarova and the...

Marion Bartoli and Nadia Petrova preparing sushi

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Marion Bartoli and Nadia Petrova made sushi while in Tokyo for the Toray Pan Pacific Open. Nadia Petrova exited the tournament, falling to Dinara Safina in the semifinals. Marion Bartoli went out earlier, losing to...

Bencic, Kerber & Muguruza make quarterfinals in Tokyo

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Second round action at the 2015 Toray Pan Pacific Open kicked off on Wednesday and the big-name players continue to make almost flawless progress in Tokyo’s Ariake Coliseum. Angelique Kerber was among the stars who made...

Alisa Kleybanova loses in Tokyo right after winning in Seoul

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Russia’s Alisa Kleybanova came to the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo fresh off her second career title in Seoul and lost in the very first round to none other than Ana Ivanovic who...

Dinara Safina claims Toray Pan Pacific Open title

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Dinara Safina powered to her fourth title of the season with a solid 6-1 6-3 victory over fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova. Powerful Safina, seeded fourth, lost only one game in her Tokyo semifinal against Nadia...