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Have decided this year will be the last season of my tennis career: Kiki Bertens

Kiki Bertens underwent Achilles surgery last October. The 29-year-old said she plans to play Eastbourne, Wimbledon, and the Olympics in Tokyo before deciding if she will play in any other event later in the year.
Netherlands's Kiki Bertens(AP)
Netherlands's Kiki Bertens(AP)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 06:11 PM IST
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Former World No. 4 Kiki Bertens announces retirement

  • Former World No. 4 Kiki Bertens announced Wednesday that she will retire at the end of the 2021 season.
Kiki Bertens in 2019. (Getty Images)
Kiki Bertens in 2019. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 08:06 AM IST
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US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens

The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a Ukrainian who was a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, posted Friday on social media that she doesn’t “feel comfortable to travel to US without putting my team and myself at high risk.”
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York.(AP)
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York.(AP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 10:08 AM IST
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US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Svitolina, Bertens

The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a Ukrainian who was a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, posted Friday on social media that she doesn’t “feel comfortable to travel to US without putting my team and myself at high risk.”
Svitolina(Twitter)
Svitolina(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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Bertens doubles up in Saint Petersburg for 10th WTA title

She took 74 minutes to claim her 10th WTA crown, denying Kazakhstan 20-year-old Rybakina a second title from her third final this season.
Kiki Bertens celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina.(REUTERS)
Kiki Bertens celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 10:35 PM IST
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Saint Petersburg | ByAgence France-Presse

Kim Clijsters faces Garbine Muguruza on tough return in Dubai

Clijsters, 36, had been due to play Kiki Bertens but the eighth-ranked Dutch player withdrew after reaching the Sunday final in St Petersburg.
A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 03:20 PM IST
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Dubai | ByAgence France-Presse

Resurgent Garbine Muguruza beats Kiki Bertens to reach Melbourne quarters

Garbine Muguruza powered into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 demolition of ninth-seed Kiki Bertens in just 68 minutes on Monday.
Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts after defeating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.(AP)
Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts after defeating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.(AP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 11:48 AM IST
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Melbourne | ByAgence France-Presse

Ashleigh Barty tops end-of-season women’s ranking

With 7,851 points, Ashleigh Barty, who has topped the rankings since early September, eclipsed second-placed Karolína Plískova (5,940 points) by almost 2,000 points.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.(REUTERS)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 05:13 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

WTA Finals: Top ranked Ash Barty books berth in last four

Barty needed to win to be sure of progressing having won one and lost one of her opening matches, and she did so in style as she dominated to win in 88 minutes against a tired looking Kvitova.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 08:27 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByReuters

Kiki Bertens stuns world number one Ashleigh Barty in WTA Finals

Kiki Bertens won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and nine minutes in a see-saw match featuring 12 breaks of serve against Ashleigh Barty in WTA Finals.
Kiki Bertens reacts during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Kiki Bertens reacts during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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Shenzhen | ByAgence France-Presse

Naomi Osaka out of WTA Finals with shoulder injury

The Japanese world number three was due to face Australia’s Ash Barty later in the day and her place in the tournament will now be taken by alternate Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.
File image of Japan tennis star Naomi Osaka.(AP)
File image of Japan tennis star Naomi Osaka.(AP)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 01:12 PM IST
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Sabalenka reigns supreme in China again to lift WTA Elite Trophy

Sabalenka, who won in Shenzhen and Wuhan earlier this year, was hardly troubled as she dispatched Bertens in 76 minutes without dropping serve and breaking her Dutch opponent three times in the contest.
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus hits a return against Alison Riske of the US.(AFP)
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus hits a return against Alison Riske of the US.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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Zhuhai | ByReuters

World No.3 Naomi Osaka says steeled for WTA finals

Having learned the lessons from that bitter experience, Osaka said she knew what to expect in the $14 million tournament pitting the eight best ranked players of 2019.
File photo of Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)
File photo of Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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Shenzhen | ByAFP

Kiki Bertens, Aryna Sabalenka off the mark in WTA Elite Trophy

Kiki Bertens, playing in her seventh tournament since her U.S. Open third round exit, was pushed to the limit in an absorbing opening set that lasted an hour and 20 minutes.
Kiki Bertens of Netherlands in action.(REUTERS)
Kiki Bertens of Netherlands in action.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 08:36 PM IST
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Kremlin Cup finalist Belinda Bencic books last Shenzhen slot

The 22-year-old Swiss needed to reach the final and outperform Kiki Bertens, who lost to Mladenovic in the quarter-finals, to secure her berth in the singles at Shenzhen.
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in action.(USA TODAY Sports)
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in action.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 08:33 PM IST
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Moscow | ByAgence France-Presse

World no.1 Ashleigh Barty struggles into China Open final

The 23-year-old Barty looked all set to rush into Sunday’s final and dominated the first set against the shell-shocked Bertens.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return shot.(AP)
Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return shot.(AP)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 03:14 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAFP

World no.1 Ashleigh Barty battles into China Open semi-finals

The Australian came from a set down to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and plays Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina or Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the last four in Beijing.
Asleigh Barty of Australia reacts after beating Petra Kvitova.(AP)
Asleigh Barty of Australia reacts after beating Petra Kvitova.(AP)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 02:53 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAFP

Kiki Bertens, Sloane Stephens bow out of Pan Pacific Open

The Dutchwoman recovered well to share the opening four games with Pavlyuchenkova but dropped her serve in the fifth, failing to keep up with her unseeded opponent’s devastating backhands.
Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits to Julia Goerges of Germany.(USA TODAY Sports)
Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits to Julia Goerges of Germany.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 06:47 PM IST
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Karolina Pliskova keeps no. 1 hopes alive by reaching Toronto quarters

Karolina Pliskova saw off Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5 to set up a last-eight clash with either Canadian rising star Bianca Andreescu or fifth-seeded Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens.
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.(AFP)
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:32 PM IST
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Toronto | ByAgence France-Presse

Karolina Pliskova, Angelique Kerber to clash for Eastbourne title

three Karolina Pliskova eased past Kiki Bertens 6-1, 6-2 on Friday to reach the Eastbourne WTA final where she will face Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova celebrates winning her semi final match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens.(Action Images via Reuters)
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova celebrates winning her semi final match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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Eastbourne | ByAgence France-Presse

French Open: Caroline Wozniacki dumped out in Roland Garros first round

Caroline Wozniacki had retired injured from her two previous matches in the lead-up to Roland Garros, but looked to have found form in a one-sided opening set.
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in action during her first round match against Russia's Veronika Kudermetova.(REUTERS)
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in action during her first round match against Russia's Veronika Kudermetova.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 27, 2019 05:14 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Johanna Konta stuns Kiki Bertens to reach Italian Open final

Konta, ranked 42, came through 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 against sixth seed Bertens, winner of the Madrid Open last week, after almost three hours on the red clay of Rome.
Britain's Johanna Konta celebrates winning her semi final match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens.(REUTERS)
Britain's Johanna Konta celebrates winning her semi final match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 18, 2019 07:38 PM IST
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Rome | ByAFP

Italian Open: Injured Osaka pulls out in French Open scare

Osaka was due to meet Madrid Open champion and sixth seed Kiki Bertens for a place in the final four in Rome but 21-year-old withdrew because of a “pain in her right hand,” organisers announced.
Japan's Naomi Osaka during a press conference after withdrawing from her quarter final match against Kiki Bertens of Netherlands due to injury(REUTERS)
Japan's Naomi Osaka during a press conference after withdrawing from her quarter final match against Kiki Bertens of Netherlands due to injury(REUTERS)
Updated on May 17, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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Simona Halep to face Kiki Bertens in Madrid Open final

Halep broke the unseeded Bencic in the first game of the first set, the Swiss’s errant backhand flying out, but she broke back to tie at 2-2.
Romania's Simona Halep in action during her semi final match against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep in action during her semi final match against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 11, 2019 02:10 PM IST
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Madrid | ByReuters

Simona Halep claims tough win, Serena Williams retires ill at Indian Wells

Simona Halep put away the 114th ranked Kozlova with eight consecutive points in the second set, a backhand winner proving the decider just as it had in the first set.
Simona Halep of Romania plays a forehand against Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine.(AFP)
Simona Halep of Romania plays a forehand against Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 04:37 PM IST
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Kiki Bertens fights back against Donna Vekic to clinch St Petersburg title

The 27-year-old fired eight aces to prevail 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 in one hour 43 minutes to record her first ever win over Vekic in their fourth head-to-head meeting.
Kiki Bertens poses with the trophy after her victory over Croatia's Donna Vekic.(AFP)
Kiki Bertens poses with the trophy after her victory over Croatia's Donna Vekic.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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St Petersburg | ByAgence France-Presse

St Petersburg Open: Kiki Bertens sets up final with Donna Vekic

The 27-year-old world number eight, who is seeking her eighth career title, won 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 in one hour 38 minutes to record her third win over Sabalenka in as many meetings.
File image of Dutch tennis player Kiki Bertens(REUTERS)
File image of Dutch tennis player Kiki Bertens(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 10:30 PM IST
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St Petersburg | ByAFP

St Petersburg Open: Kiki Bertens beats Ysaline Bonaventure to enter quarters

Bertens, who is ranked eighth in the world, fired 13 aces to see off the left-handed Bonaventure 6-4, 6-2 in one hour to record her third win over the 24-year-old in as many meetings.
File image of Dutch tennis star Kiki Bertens(AFP)
File image of Dutch tennis star Kiki Bertens(AFP)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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WTA Finals: Elina Svitolina fights off Kiki Bertens to reach Singapore final

Elina Svitolina advances to meet either versatile American Sloane Stephens or big-hitting Czech Karolina Pliskova, who face off later on Saturday, in the final of the season-ending event.
Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine celebrates after winning against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in Singapore.(AP)
Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine celebrates after winning against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in Singapore.(AP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 05:30 PM IST
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Singapore | ByReuters

WTA Finals: Bertens advances after Osaka succumbs to injury

U.S. Open champion Osaka took to the court with tape on the back of her leg for a problem that flared up in her defeat to Angelique Kerber on Wednesday.
Japan's Naomi Osaka (R) hugs Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands after retiring with an injury during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 26, 2018.(AFP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka (R) hugs Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands after retiring with an injury during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 26, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 12:09 AM IST
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Singapore | ByReuters
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