Thursday’s Set Points, WTA Hong Kong, Linz & Tianjin: Svitolina & Woz pull out, Singapore all set

Thursday was a disappointing day for the crowd in Hong Kong as half of the scheduled singles matches didn’t take to the court – the number one and three seeds, Elina Svitolina and Caroline Wozniacki respectively were both forced to pull out of the tournament ahead of their second round matches. Nicole Gibbs received a…

Friday’s Set Points, WTA Linz, Hong Kong & Tianjin: Daria Gavrilova upsets Angelique Kerber

Dominika Cibulkova is a semi-final win away from overtaking Johanna Konta into the lucrative eighth place in the Race to Singapore. In her quarter-final match on Friday against the defending champion, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Cibulkova wobbled serving out both sets but her level was generally high, prevailing 7-6(3) 6-4. Cibulkova was 5-1 up in the first…

Tuesday’s Set Points, WTA Linz, Hong Kong & Tianjin: Big wins for Allertova and Kontaveit

The two seeds in action in Linz, Carla Suárez Navarro and Daria Kasatkina, had contrasting fortunes on Wednesday; the number four seed, Carla Suárez Navarro kept her hopes for Singapore alive with a relatively routine 6-4 6-2 win over Mona Barthel. Kasatkina though tumbled out in straight sets to one of last year’s quarter-finalists, Denisa Allertova.…