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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? […]

Sold Out Laver Cup Stands Firm With Its Dates

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When French Open officials announced that the year’s second Grand Slam would be postponed until September due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, it continued what has been an unprecedented period in professional tennis […]

ATP & WTA Extend Suspension Of Tours

ATP/WTA Press Release, March 18, 2020 After careful consideration, and due to the continuing outbreak of COVID-19, all ATP and WTA tournaments in the Spring clay-court swing will not be held as scheduled. This includes the combined ATP/WTA tournaments in […]

WTA Tour Suspends Play Until May 2

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) There will be no WTA Tour events through May 2. On Monday, the governing body of women’s professional tennis announced that tournaments in Stuttgart, Germany (April 20-26), Istanbul, Turkey (April 20-26) and Prague, […]

Coronavirus Finally Hits Tennis Players

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On Sunday, Tennis Channel reported that Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan is the first known professional tennis player to be quarantined for coronavirus. Shvedova, 32, a former French Open and Wimbledon quarterfinalist who has […]

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Stuttgart Cancelled

STUTTGART, March 16, 2020 (Press Release) The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will not take place due to the corona crisis this year. This was decided by the Porsche AG in agreement with the WTA on Monday. The 43rd edition of […]

Pironkova Announces Return To Professional Tennis

STARNBERG, March 15, 2020 Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria has announced her return to the tennis courts after a break of three years. The 32-year-old woman from Plovdiv reached a career-high at World No. 31  in the WTA […]