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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)

US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens

By Press Trust of India | New York
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 10:08 AM IST
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.”
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Svitolina(Twitter)
Svitolina(Twitter)

US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Svitolina, Bertens

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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.”
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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)

Bertens doubles up in Saint Petersburg for 10th WTA title

By Agence France-Presse | Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:35 PM IST
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.
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A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

Kim Clijsters faces Garbine Muguruza on tough return in Dubai

By Agence France-Presse | Dubai
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Clijsters, 36, had been due to play Kiki Bertens but the eighth-ranked Dutch player withdrew after reaching the Sunday final in St Petersburg.
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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)

Resurgent Garbine Muguruza beats Kiki Bertens to reach Melbourne quarters

By Agence France-Presse | Melbourne
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:48 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 05:13 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Reuters | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 08:27 PM IST
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.
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Kiki Bertens reacts during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Kiki Bertens reacts during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)

Kiki Bertens stuns world number one Ashleigh Barty in WTA Finals

By Agence France-Presse | Shenzhen
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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.
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File image of Japan tennis star Naomi Osaka.(AP)
File image of Japan tennis star Naomi Osaka.(AP)

Naomi Osaka out of WTA Finals with shoulder injury

By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 01:12 PM IST
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.
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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)

Sabalenka reigns supreme in China again to lift WTA Elite Trophy

By Reuters | Zhuhai
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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.
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File photo of Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)
File photo of Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)

World No.3 Naomi Osaka says steeled for WTA finals

By AFP | Shenzhen
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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.
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Kiki Bertens of Netherlands in action.(REUTERS)
Kiki Bertens of Netherlands in action.(REUTERS)

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

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 08:36 PM IST
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.
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Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in action.(USA TODAY Sports)
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in action.(USA TODAY Sports)

Kremlin Cup finalist Belinda Bencic books last Shenzhen slot

By Agence France-Presse | Moscow
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 08:33 PM IST
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.
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Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return shot.(AP)
Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return shot.(AP)

World no.1 Ashleigh Barty struggles into China Open final

By AFP | Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 03:14 PM IST
The 23-year-old Barty looked all set to rush into Sunday’s final and dominated the first set against the shell-shocked Bertens.
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Asleigh Barty of Australia reacts after beating Petra Kvitova.(AP)
Asleigh Barty of Australia reacts after beating Petra Kvitova.(AP)

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

By AFP | Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 02:53 PM IST
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.
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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)

Kiki Bertens, Sloane Stephens bow out of Pan Pacific Open

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 06:47 PM IST
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.
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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)

Karolina Pliskova keeps no. 1 hopes alive by reaching Toronto quarters

By Agence France-Presse | Toronto
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:32 PM IST
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.
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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)

Karolina Pliskova, Angelique Kerber to clash for Eastbourne title

By Agence France-Presse | Eastbourne
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 05:14 PM IST
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.
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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)

Johanna Konta stuns Kiki Bertens to reach Italian Open final

By AFP | Rome
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:38 PM IST
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.
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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)

Italian Open: Injured Osaka pulls out in French Open scare

By AFP | Rome
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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.
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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)

Simona Halep to face Kiki Bertens in Madrid Open final

By Reuters | Madrid
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 02:10 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 04:37 PM IST
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.
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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)

Kiki Bertens fights back against Donna Vekic to clinch St Petersburg title

By Agence France-Presse | St Petersburg
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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.
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File image of Dutch tennis player Kiki Bertens(REUTERS)
File image of Dutch tennis player Kiki Bertens(REUTERS)

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

By AFP | St Petersburg
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 10:30 PM IST
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.
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File image of Dutch tennis star Kiki Bertens(AFP)
File image of Dutch tennis star Kiki Bertens(AFP)

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

By AFP | Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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.
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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)

WTA Finals: Elina Svitolina fights off Kiki Bertens to reach Singapore final

By Reuters | Singapore
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 05:30 PM IST
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.
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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)

WTA Finals: Bertens advances after Osaka succumbs to injury

By Reuters | Singapore
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 12:09 AM IST
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.
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic (2nd-L), Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine (2nd-R) and Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands (R) attend the official draw ceremony and gala of the WTA Finals Singapore.(AFP)
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic (2nd-L), Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine (2nd-R) and Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands (R) attend the official draw ceremony and gala of the WTA Finals Singapore.(AFP)

Kiki Bertens keen to capitalise on WTA Finals reprieve

By Reuters | Singapore
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2018 02:40 PM IST
Bertens has had her best year on tour to date, winning three titles and reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
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Finalists Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands (L-R), Sloane Stephens of the U.S., Naomi Osaka of Japan, Angelique Kerber of Germany, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic pose for photos with SC Global founder Simon Cheong after the singles draw ceremony of the WTA Tennis Finals in Singapore.(REUTERS)
Finalists Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands (L-R), Sloane Stephens of the U.S., Naomi Osaka of Japan, Angelique Kerber of Germany, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic pose for photos with SC Global founder Simon Cheong after the singles draw ceremony of the WTA Tennis Finals in Singapore.(REUTERS)

Naomi Osaka drawn in tough group in WTA Finals debut

By Reuters | Singapore
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 11:19 PM IST
Apart from Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and 2017 U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens, Naomi Osaka will also face Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens, who was named as the WTA’s Most Improved Player of the Year.
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