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Young sensation Coco Gauff caps miracle week in Linz with first WTA title

Fifteen-year-old Coco Gauff made the most of her lucky loser entrance at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz, getting past Grand Slam champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 1-6 6-2 in the final to lift the first WTA trophy of her very young career. Playing just the sixth tournament on the pro circuit, Gauff w...

No miracles in Tatiana Golovin’s comeback match

Once among the most promising young tennis stars, Tatiana Golovin was forced to quit the sport because of a chronic back inflammation back in 2008, and now, more than 11 years and two kids later, the 31-year-old kicked off her comeback at the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, losing to worl...

Coco Gauff secures Top 100 debut with first WTA quarterfinals

Coco Gauff made the best use of her lucky loser entrance into the main draw of the Upper Austria Ladies Linz — after being knocked out in the final round of qualifying, the American teenager got a place in the main draw when Greece’s Maria Sakkari withdrew and she used her second chance to the ful...

Surprising coaching sighting in Linz: Jelena Ostapenko hires Marion Bartoli

Wednesday’s WTA action at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz revealed a new surprising coaching partnership: During her 6-1 6-3 first-round victory over Germany’s world No.130 Tamara Korpatsch, 2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko was helped by retired tennis star Marion Bartoli and the two r...

Bencic upset in Linz, Sharapova arrives to meet fans despite withdrawal

After Monday night’s party, the Upper Austria Ladies Linz kicked into higher gear on Tuesday, with nine first-round matches and a number of off-court activities that the WTA stars participated in. Qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam, currently ranked No.166, scored her first Top 10 victory by defea...

Naomi Osaka beats Ashleigh Barty in China Open final

Fourth seed Naomi Osaka came back from a set down to defeat world No.1 Ashleigh Barty in the China Open final and for the first time in her career win back-to-back titles, after her last month’s triumph at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan. After the first set, it seemed like the match was ab...

Brilliant Osaka downs Wozniacki in China Open semifinals

Naomi Osaka recorded a confident 6-4 6-2 victory over defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in the China Open semifinals, beating the fellow former world No.1 for the first time in their three career meetings. Never before had Osaka won a set against Wozniacki, but today the Japanese steadily p...
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