Caroline Wozniacki had beaten Karolina Pliskova in the semi-finals a year ago and held a 6-3 lead in head-to-head encounters between the pair.
Leander Paes admitted that the last few years have been tough for him but said he was playing on his own terms.
Naomi Osaka stunned Serena Williams to capture an emotional US Open triumph, before her humble yet idiosyncratic character garnered even more admirers in a slew of high-profile television interviews.
Simona Halep is disappointed that a back injury forced her out of the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore but the Romanian world number one will still reflect on 2018 as her best year.
Caroline Wozniacki was one of three first-time major champions when she captured the Australian Open in January and the Dane is back in Singapore to defend her WTA Finals.
World number one Simona Halep pulled out of the event this week with a herniated disc, which paved the way for first alternate Kiki Bertens to secure a place in the $7 million prize money tournament.
Former tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi came out in support of sexual harassment survivors and urged people to stop engaging with those who have been accused in the #MeToo movement.
The All England Club says it will introduce fifth-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12.
Australian Nick Kyrgios has called time on his season after pulling out of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday with a recurrence of an elbow injury.
Patrick Mouratoglou admitted gesturing to Serena Williams from the stands during her match with Japan's Naomi Osaka.
Carolina Wozniacki will be the top-ranked player in Singapore this year after world number one Simona Halep withdrew through a back injury on Thursday.
Simona Halep sustained the injury in a training session ahead of the Wuhan Open last month, her ailment later diagnosed as a herniated disc.
Twenty-times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has said that he is unlikely to play in the new-look tournament, spearheaded by Barcelona player Gerard Pique's investment group Kosmos.
Yuki Bhambri's comeback to the ATP circuit after recovering from a knee injury didn't go well as he suffered a first-round defeat at the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran, the lone Indian surviving in the singles main draw, quelled a late challenge from Zhe Li to book a quarterfinal berth at the Ningbo Challenger.
Sumit Nagal, who has been struggling for good results this season, lost 6-4 4-6 2-6 after battling for little over two hours against third seed Thomas Fabbiano in the opening round of the USD 150,000 tournament.
Simona Halep sustained the injury last month while training for the Wuhan Open, where she lost in the second round. She then retired midway through her opener in Shanghai.
Simona Halep had her best year on tour in 2018, reaching the Australian Open final and then winning her first Grand Slam title a few months later at Roland Garros
Sloane Stephens joins Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Caroline Wozniacki in the singles field for the Oct. 21-28 event.
Leander Paes is still going great guns as the veteran tennis star won his second Challenger level title of the season, lifting the Santo Domingo Open trophy with partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela.