Report: Tennis betting again leads suspicious alerts
The European Sports Security Association says tennis accounted for 84 percent of alerts in the third quarter. (AP) The European Sports Security Association (ESSA) received more suspicious betting alerts for tennis than all other sports combined, according to the organization’s quarterly figures. Tennis accounted for 31 of the 37 alerts received in the... Read more
WTA CEO Steve Simon wants a ‘healthier and more balanced calendar’
Steve Simon wants the WTA Finals to be the last event of the tour's season. (AP)  WTA CEO Steve Simon wants to change the scheduling of Asian events, including a rearrangement of tournaments so the WTA Finals is the final event of the WTA season. Speaking at a press conference at the WTA Finals in... Read more
And Then There Were Four: Previewing, picking the WTA Finals semis
Angelique Kerber went 3-0 in the round-robin stage, and is the favorite to win the tournament. (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Dominika Cibulkova In January, had you been asked to predict who was going to make the final four in Singapore 10 months hence, I’m guessing these two women wouldn’t... Read more
Kei Nishikori ousts Del Potro in Basel quarterfinals; Wawrinka loses
Kei Nishikori saved all eight of Juan Martin del Potro's break-point chances. (AP) BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Kei Nishikori ended Juan Martin del Potro’s long winning run at the Swiss Indoors, edging their quarterfinal 7-5, 6-4 on Friday. Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka’s long underachieving run in Basel continued when the... Read more
With semis secured, Kerber helps Cibulkova, bolsters No. 1 bona fides
Angelique Kerber won in straight sets, to the delight of Dominika Cibulkova and the dismay of Madison Keys, who was eliminated on Thursday. (AP) Angelique Kerber: No. 1 in the world, No. 1 in Dominika Cibulkova’s heart. For Cibulkova not only needed to win in straight sets on Thursday to... Read more
No. 1 Angelique Kerber savoring her rise to the top of women’s tennis
None SINGAPORE (AP) — While Angelique Kerber was winning her third straight match at the WTA Finals, she glanced courtside and noticed three famous spectators in the crowd — Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles. Kerber, ranked No. 1 in the world Read more
Radwanska beats Pliskova, advances to semifinals at WTA Finals
Agnieszka Radwanska, who finished 2-1 in the round robin, will play top-seeded Angelique Kerber in Saturday's semifinals. (AP) SINGAPORE (AP) — Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska took the final spot in the semifinals of the WTA Finals, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 on Friday. Radwanska, who finished 2-1 in the... Read more
The legend of Svetlana Kuznetsova just continues to grow
Now 2-0 and headed to the semifinals, Svetlana Kuznetsova is hitting from the heart in Singapore. (AP) “What bothers me, I take out,” Svetlana Kuznetsova said after her comeback win over Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Finals in Singapore earlier this week. Kuznetsova was referring to her ponytail, some... Read more
WATCH: Viktor Troicki throws massive fit on court, melts down
“Why do I always get idiots?! Come on!” Viktor Troicki screamed in Vienna. (AP) There’s losing it, and then there’s losing it. Viktor Troicki did the latter on Monday at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. Trailing 5-4, 40-40 to Kevin Anderson in the first set of his first-round... Read more
Kuznetsova describes reaction to ponytail malfunction at WTA Finals
Svetlana Kuznetsova has grabbed attention this week, not just for her incredible showing in Singapore, but also for an impromptu styling session during her opening round-robin encounter. Frustrated by her ponytail getting in the way when she hit her shots, the Russian took a pair of scissors and chopped off the bottom... Read more