Osaka Wins Round One Against Andreescu

China Open, Beijing [4] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [6] Bianca Andreescu (CAN) I eagerly awaited this match between Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka; and I watched with bated breath as the match developed and Osaka fell behind 1-5. Whether or not they consciously admitted, each player had something to prove as this was a match…

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Third encounter this year

China Open, Beijing Will [CR21] Samantha Stosur (AUS) be lucky this time, or will [CR1] Serena Williams (USA) prevail?  Some of their matches have been very competitive and some have been one-sided affairs. Serena was tested today by Safarova and that should get her ready for Stosur; however, you never know what to expect from Serena. Is she going…

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