MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of matches with little rest in-between. Rafael Nadal couldn't do the same.
(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day on Friday to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals. Wimbledon champion Muguruza stuck out her tongue in exasperation after finally prevailing in the two hour
Defending champion Karolina Pliskova won twice in one day for the third time this season, tightening her grip on the world number one ranking on Friday to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters semi-finals. The 25-year-old Czech, fighting to hold off Romania's Simona Halep atop the rankings, first