WTA Tour

Angelique Kerber: ‘There Will Be Brighter Days’

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In a week of challenging circumstances facing tennis, Wednesday’s announcement that this year’s Wimbledon Championships had been cancelled by the All England Club has brought out many thoughtful responses. On Wednesday, 2018 Wimbledon women’s […]

Bett1 Open Cannot Be Held In June 2020

BERLIN, April 3, 2020 (bett1 Open Press Release) Because of the cancellation of the Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon (June 29th to July 12th) due to the Corona virus pandemic and the extended suspension of all ATP and WTA grass court […]

No Curbing Mark Ein’s Enthusiasm For Putting On A Good Show

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Mark Ein has a simple, long-term vision for the Citi Open. The Washington, D.C.-area native and venture capitalist, whose MDE Tennis company took over Citi Open management a year ago, wants the only […]

ATP & WTA Announce Further Suspension Of Tours

ATP/WTA Press Release, April 1, 2020 In conjunction with the cancellation of The Championships, Wimbledon, the ATP and WTA have jointly announced the continued suspension of the ATP and WTA Tours until July 13, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Katie Swan: Helping Families Far From Home

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Rising British star Katie Swan is making the the most of her downtime from the WTA Tour during the coronavirus crisis. She’s turning her energy toward helping Unites States charity Big Brothers, Big Sisters, […]

Madison Keys: ‘We’re All On The Same Team’

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In a time of uncertainty that goes beyond the tennis world, American pro Madison Keys, a native of Rock Island, Illinois, has announced the launch of a new relief initiative called “Kindness in […]

Serena Williams Is Struggling During Coronavirus Crisis

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Social media can be a powerful – sometimes cathartic – tool in expressing personal feelings. Just ask Serena Williams. Last week, the 23-time Grand Slam champion from the United States expressed, both on […]

Nike-Endorsed Tennis Players: “Play Inside, Play For The World”

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Over the weekend, Nike took to social media as a means to encourage quarantining and social distancing during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Beaverton, Oregon-based apparel brand, whose many pro tennis clients include […]

Literati Petkovic Is All In For Reading Good Books

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With professional tennis on an unprecedented hiatus at least through June 7, suspended by the novel coronavirus pandemic, there’s no better time than now to dive into a good page-turning book. Who’s in? […]