Kiki Bertens Wins Big In Cincy

Bertens

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati (USA) Women’s Final: [1] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [17] Kiki Bertens (NED) Halep led their head-to-head 3:1 going into this final and had the advantage of winning their last two encounters; however, she did not count on fatigue being a factor. The weather affected the schedule and Halep had to…

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Sabalenka Continues Her Run In Cincy

Aryna Sabalenka

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati (USA) [13] Madison Keys (USA) vs. [34] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) It was the first meeting between these two powerful hitters and Keys was supposed to have the weapons to hang with the young Belarusian; yet, that was not the case. Sabalenka realized that Keys continues to struggle to be consistent…

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Hard Fought Victory For Keys

Keys victory

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati [4] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. [13] Madison Keys (USA) Keys has not been able to defeat Kerber since 2014. The only two matches to go to three sets prior to today’s match were two finals and they split those 1:1. Kerber has dominated Keys on hard court and had never…

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MOVER OF THE WEEK: Ilya Ivashka

Ivashka

SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 08.13.2018 Outside of the four majors, the Masters 1000 events are great opportunities to gain significant ranking points if you can go deep in the draw. Ilya Ivashka did exactly that; he came through the qualifying rounds and made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the…

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Tsitsipas Defeats 4th Top Ten Player

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Rogers Cup, Toronto Men’s Semifinal: [27] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs. [6] Kevin Anderson (RSA) Anderson was the fourth top ten player to fall at the hands of the Greek teenager.  It started with the number seven seed in the second round. Tsitsipas defeated the eighth ranked player, Dominic Thiem, in straight sets. Next he faced…

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