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Svetlana Kuznetsova denies Ashleigh Barty number one ranking

Svetlana Kuznetsova denies Ashleigh Barty number one ranking

Svetlana Kuznetsova upset top seed Ashleigh Barty 6-2 6-4 to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati. Defeat denied Barty a return to the top of the WTA Rankings one week after swapping places with Naomi Osaka. Russian Kuznetsova quickly recovered after losing the opening two games to win her third match in a row against a top-10 opponent

Kuznetsova stuns Barty to set up finals clash with Keys

Kuznetsova stuns Barty to set up finals clash with Keys

(Reuters) - Ash Barty lost her chance to regain the number one world ranking after she was unexpectedly beaten in straight sets by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters on Saturday. Top seed Barty, who would have replaced the injured Naomi Osaka as the world number one with a victory, struggled with the rhythm off

Top spot goes begging as Barty upset

Top spot goes begging as Barty upset

Tennis: Australian Ash Barty was forced to come from behind to beat Maria Sakkari in the quarter finals of the Cincinnati Open on Saturday. Barty lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open, adding to the tournament’s week of upsets and injuries. The women’s bracket has a lot questions with New York just around