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Young, Talented Qualifier Naomi Osaka Reaches Third Round Of 2016 Australian Open, To Face Huge Test Against Victoria Azarenka; Ana Ivanovic Into Third Round

I often call young, talented players “rising stars.” But in the case of 18-year old Naomi Osaka of Japan, she literally won the Rising Stars Invitational event at last year’s WTA Finals. However, after seeing her play against Donna Vekic in the first round of the 2016 Australian Open, I was shocked at how much … Continue reading

2014 WTA Finals Pre-Tournament Interviews

One the eve of the main draw starting play at the 2014 WTA Finals (as opposed to the new rising stars event at the WTA Finals), the Elite Eight sat down for a few quick words before the competition. In addition to Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard, Agnieszka Radwanska, Ana … Continue reading