Wednesday, 24/1/2018 | 7:11 UTC+0
  • Watson’s Title Defence Ends at 2am

    Heather Watson saved three match points to overcome 4th seed Monica Niculescu of Romania in the second round of the WTA International in Hobart over two days after quite an extraordinary match, but was required to play a second match that lasted until 2 o’clock in the morning local time, with the Brit eventually losing

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  • Watson Begins Title Defence in Style

    Heather Watson began her title defence at the WTA International event in Hobart earlier today with a 6-3 6-0 victory over Brazilian Teliana Pereira, but Johanna Konta’s couldn’t find a way past third seed Dominika Cibulkova, going out in straight sets 7-6(6) 7-5. Watson was rarely troubled in her first round match, her first competitive

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  • Konta to Face Cibulkova in Hobart First Round

    Johanna Konta and Heather Watson found out their first round opponent at the WTA International event in Hobart next week, with Konta just missing out on a seeding and being punished with a draw against third seeded Slovakina Dominika Cibulkova. Konta and Cibulkova have never met, and the Slovakian, despite her high seeding, is only

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  • Broady Finally Beaten in ASB Quarters

    Naomi Broady was unable to progress past the quarter-finals at the WTA International ASB Classic in Auckland earlier this morning after her excellent run was halted by fifth seeded America Sloane Stephens, who win in straight sets, 7-6(6) 6-3. The Brit, who had already played three matches in qualifying before beating former world number one

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    Broady Stages Phenomenal Comeback in Auckland

    Naomi Broady saved match points in Set 2 and Set 3 before completing an incredible comeback against Latvian wildcard Jelena Ostapenko at the WTA International ASB Classic in Auckland this morning, amidst some highly criticised gamesmanship from her 18-year-old opponent. Midway through the second set, Ostapenko threw a racket in frustration which hit one of

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  • Naomi Broady Stuns Ivanovic in Auckland

    British Number Three Naomi Broady, fresh from three straight qualifying round wins, played the match of her life to crush Serbian second seed and former world number one Ana Ivanovic in straight sets, serving down 14 aces en route to a stunning 7-5 6-4 victory on centre court at the WTA International ASB Classic in Auckland.

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  • Konta Succumbs to Home Hope in China

    British Number One Johanna Konta, fresh from being picked by Judy Murray for Britain’s Fed Cup squad, was unable to make it a winning start to 2016 after a closely fought three-set defeat to home hope Qiang Wang at the WTA International Shenzhen Open in China earlier this morning. The British fifth seed had the

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  • Broady Hits Back to Smash Slovak in Auckland

    Naomi Broady rallied from a break down in the deciding set to emerge triumphant in the final qualifying round of the WTA International ASB Classic in Auckland against the Slovak top seed Magdalena Rybarikova, winning 6-3 1-6 7-6(6). She will now play world number 16 Ana Ivanovic in the first round proper. Broady won the

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  • Broady Breezes Through to FQR in Auckland

    Naomi Broady served eight aces and faced just two break points all match against Ukrainian opponent Kateryna Kozlova to avenge last year’s defeat, coming through in style 6-2 6-4 to reach the final round of qualifying at the WTA International ASB Classic event in Auckland, New Zealand. Broady continued her excellent form after yesterday’s defeat

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  • Konta In Same Quarter As Radwanska in China

    British Number One Johanna Konta may face top seed Agnieszka Radwanska as early as the quarter-finals of the WTA International event in Shenzhen, China, this week. In her first round tie, Konta, ranked 48th in the world, faces Chinese Qiang Wang, ranked 110th, in what looks like a routine round one victory for the Brit. The

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