Podoroska Beats Serena: ‘It’s A Special Win’

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Throughout their nearly-two-hour match, Nadia Podoroska looked comfortable on the red clay of Foro Italico’s Center Court. Serena Williams did not. Although the 23-time Grand Slam champion has thrice won titles on clay […]

NECKARCUP Quarterfinals Are Set

HEILBRONN, May 12, 2021 German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber headlined Wednesday’s second-round action at the award-winning NECKARCUP. The No. 7 seed of the ATP Challenger 100 tournament rallied from a set down to overcome 19-year-old US-American Brandon Nakashima 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. […]

ITF World Tennis Tour – Round-Up CW18

MUNICH, May 12, 2021 (by Dietmar Kaspar) M15 Antalya TUR – Alexander Erler victorious in Turkey Big-serving Aleander Erler is the champion of the M15 Antalya tournament, hosted by the Club Megasaray in Belek. The No. 3 seed from Austria, […]

Struff To Play Hamburg European Open

HAMBURG, May 12, 2021 World No. 41 Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany will compete in this year’s Hamburg European Open. This was announced by the organizers of the ATP 500 clay-court event on Wednesday. The tournament will be held from July […]

MercedesCup Receives Green Light

STUTTGART, May 12, 2021 The 2021 MercedesCup will be held from June 7 to 13. This was confirmed after negotiations between e|motion sports as the organizer of the grass-court tournament in Stuttgart and the ATP on the one hand, as […]

When Djokovic Traded Tennis For Family Time

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic loves to hike, loves to spend as much time as possible in nature – forests, lakes, mountains, rivers. “You know, I try to be, whether it’s with my […]

Kohlschreiber Starts NECKARCUP Campaign With Win

HEILBRONN, May 11, 2021 Philipp Kohlschreiber opened his home campaign in Heilbronn with a straight-sets victory to reach the second round of the ATP Challenger 100 tournament. In his debut match at the NECKARCUP, the 37-year-old German defeated French qualifier […]

Roman Khassanov Banned For 10 years

ITIA Press Release, May 11, 2021 The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has confirmed that Kazakhstan tennis player Roman Khassanov has been banned from the sport for 10 years after admitting multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) rules. […]

Williams May Skip Tokyo Summer Olympics

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Serena Williams sat for her first of what could be many virtual press conferences this week in Rome, Italy’s capital city and site of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, on Monday, the 23-time […]