Daily Bagel: Tokyo semifinals set; Haggerty named ITF president
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• Dominika Cibulkova reached her first semifinal of 2015, beating Ana Ivanovic 7–6(5), 6–3 at the Tokyo Pan Pacific Open on Friday. She'll face Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat Karolina Pliskova 7–5, 6–2.
• Ivanovic hit a great hot shot in her match vs. Camila Giorgi in Tokyo:
• Caroline Wozniacki will face Belinda Bencic in the semifinals in Tokyo after beating Angelique Kerber. Bencic topped Garbine Muguruza on Friday to advance.
• Serena Williams will serve as guest editor for Wired's November issue.
• Lucie Safarova, Flavia Pennetta, Ekaterina Makarova, and Timea Bacsinszky have withdrawn from the Wuhan Open, per the WTA Insider.
“I don’t want you writing an obituary that Allaster had a stroke or a heart attack,” Allaster said in a telephone interview from Florida. “A good friend said to me, ‘Stace, all the money in the world is not worth it.’ And you know it’s a statement we all take for granted, but if you don’t have your health, you have nothing. And I want to make sure I’m healthy for my kids and my husband.”
• Carl Bialik of FiveThirtyEight and Kelyn Soong of The Washington Post join The Changeover to discuss Novak Djokovic’s relationship with tennis fans.
• Eugenie Bouchard has returned to practicing after suffering a concussion at the U.S. Open in New York:
• ICYMI: This week's SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline podcast with with ATP Player Council president and doubles specialist, Eric Butorac. Listen below:
• The fifth set tiebreak has been approved in DavisCup, starting in 2016.
• American David Haggerty has been elected to a four-year term as the president of the ITF.