ATP & WTA Weekend Champions

Beijing Open Men’s Championship Match: It was a great weekend for [5] Dominic Thiem (AUT), who defeated [7] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Thiem led their head-to-head 3:2 going into this match. Tsitsipas had an opportunity to even their head-to-head and looked to be well on his way to doing so after he secured…

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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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Osaka Versus Pavlyuchenkova

[4] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [41] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) They met once before, about two years ago, in Hong Kong and Pavlyuchenkova won in straight sets; yet, that was before Osaka was ranked number one. Pavlyuchenkova’s Injury Plagued Career Pavlyuchenkova has battled injury and inconsistency for most of her career, but now seems fit and…

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