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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Bouzkova Rockets Up The Rankings

There is now another Czech player to pay attention to on the WTA tour. Twenty-one-year-old Marie Bouzkova made herself known as a player to be reckoned with when she dispatched of the number seven seed, Sloane Stephens, in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The young Czech player did not stop there,…

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