Semifinalist Naomi Osaka withdraws from Cincy in protest over Jacob Blake shooting

Just hours after a hard-fought victory over Anett Kontaveit in Wednesday's quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open, bi-racial Naomi Osaka that plays for Japan announced that she was leaving the tournament to raise...

Azarenka fights past Jabeur to advance to Western & Southern Open semifinals

Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka fought off three set points to claim a tense first set in a thrilling tiebreak and then rolled through the second set to beat Ons Jabeur 7-6(9) 6-2 and...

Osaka switches the momentum midway through the match against Kontaveit to reach Cincy semifinals

Naomi Osaka of Japan managed to overcome a disastrous first half of the match to defeat Estonia's Anett Kontaveit 4-6 6-2 7-5 and move into the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open in...

Maria Sakkari beats Serena Williams to reach Cincinnati quarterfinals

Maria Sakkari of Greece rallied from a set and a break down to defeat a fatigued Serena Williams 5-7 7-6(5) 6-1 in the third round of the Western & Southern Open. In the previous round...

Naomi Osaka restarts 2020 season with a win over tough cookie Karolina Muchova

Fourth seed Naomi Osaka of Japan rose to the challenge in her first match since the COVID-19 layoff and overcame the always-tricky Czech Karolina Muchova 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 to advance to the third round...

Sluggish Serena Williams survives Arantxa Rus in Cincinnati opener

Third seed Serena Williams displayed poor form and lack of energy in her first match at the Western & Southern Open against qualifier Arantxa Rus, but managed to advance to the third round by...

Top two seeds Pliskova and Kenin crash out in Cincy openers

Seed No.1 Karolina Pliskova and seed No.2 Sofia Kenin both lost their opening matches in the second round of the Western & Southern Open that relocated from Cincinnati to New York this year. The 2016 Cincinnati...

Gauff, Vekic, Williams lose on Day 1 at Western & Southern Open

After 32-player events in Palermo, Prague and Lexington, the twice as big Western & Southern Open kicked off in New York with the busy Saturday's schedule that included ten singles matches. Coco Gauff's semifinal appearance...

Clijsters nurtures abdominal injury ahead of the US Open

Kim Clijsters and her team have arrived in New York full of excitement, but the Belgian's resumption of the 2020 season has been postponed because of an abdominal injury that has forced her to...

Garbine Muguruza will not play the Western & Southern Open

While so many players are withdrawing from the US Open because of coronavirus concerns, Garbine Muguruza is willing to travel to New York, but an issue with her left ankle is forcing her to...
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