WTA Tour

Svitolina 5-0 In Clay Finals After Winning Strasbourg Title

WASHINGTON, September 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Elina Svitolina and Elena Rybakina, both Top 20 stars, met for the first time on a chilly, wet Saturday afternoon in northeastern France with the Internationaux de Strasbourg singles title riding on the outcome. […]

Svitolina Battles Rain, Sabalenka To Reach Strasbourg Final

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When rain suspended Thursday’s Internationaux de Strasbourg quarterfinal match between No. 4 seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus and Katerina Siniakova from the Czech Republic, it meant that whomever won when they resumed play on Friday […]

Japan’s Hibino Continues To Be The Surprise In Strasbourg

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) As the WTA Tour’s Internationaux de Strasbourg reached the quarterfinal round, just three of the original eight seeds remained: No. 2 Elina Svitolina, No. 4 Aryna Sabalenka and No. 5 Elena Rybakina. All were in action […]

Ostapenko Looking To Regain The Old Grand Slam Magic

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 8 Kiki Bertens posted a tour-best 17-5 win-loss record on clay last year and six of her 10 career WTA singles titles have come on red dirt. Until the No. 3 seed […]

A Change Of Scenery Good For Teichmann And Svitolina

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Sometimes, a change of scenery does a player good. Take Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann, for instance. After a disappointing first-round loss on clay last week in Rome, Teichmann has returned strong on the terre battue in […]

Tennis United Receives Leaders Sports Award

LONDON, September 22, 2020 (ATP/WTA Press Release) The ATP and WTA have been recognised by Leaders Sports Awards for Tennis United, a digital series designed to provide a voice to professional tennis players and deliver exclusive content to fans from their favourite […]

Rybakina, Cornet Finding Positive Results in Strasbourg

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Elena Rybakina reached four WTA finals at the start of the season, compiled a 21-4 win-loss record and won a hardcourt title at Hobart. Yet, a month after the tour’s relaunch, the 18th-ranked Russian-born […]

Halep Wins First Rome Title After Pliskova Retires

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Top-seeded Simona Halep came out ready to play when she stepped out on Centrale for her Internazionali BNL d’Italia final against Karolina Pliskova Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for the defending champion […]

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: ‘I Focus On Me And My Game’

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova, the World’s No. 2 and No. 4 players, respectively, diligently worked their way toward semifinals victories on clay in Rome Sunday afternoon, thus setting up a championship showdown […]

WTA Rome: A Nail Biter To The End Won By Halep

WASHINGTON, September 20 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It’s too bad there had to be a loser when top seed Simona Halep faced Garbiñe Muguruza in the first Internazionali BNL d’Italia women’s semifinal Sunday afternoon. The former No. 1 players and two-time Grand Slam winners […]