WTA Tour News

Patrick Mouratoglou: An Open Letter – ‘Tennis Needs Change’

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On Tuesday evening, Patrick Mouratoglou, who has coached Serena Williams since 2012 and also counts Stefanos Tsitsipas and Coco Gauff among his pro pupils, wrote an open letter to the tennis community to […]

Days Of Grace In Pandemic Times

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Twenty-eight years ago this week, Arthur Ashe, Jr., publicly announced he had contracted HIV. While Ashe initially blamed USA Today for forcing him to go public with the news, which he had kept […]

Kaja Juvan Gets Creative During Tennis Tour Suspension

STARNBERG, April 8, 2020 With the WTA Tour suspended through July due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak, tennis professionals are getting creative and staying engaged online while social distancing. Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan, one of the rising stars on the WTA […]

Vania King Goes Quietly Into Retirement, Now Serving Up Hope

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) American doubles specialist Vania King was supposed to retire this week at the WTA Premier Volvo Car Open in Charleston, South Carolina, playing alongside her longtime Russian-born doubles partner Yaroslava Shvedova from Kazakhstan. The […]

Andreescu Reaches Out To Younger Canadians

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) A year ago, Bianca Andreescu of Canada was beginning to make a name for herself on the WTA Tour, first by winning the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and later by capturing […]

Watch A Serena-Venus Final Like It’s 1999, Again

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine not too long ago, if somebody told you that your Saturday night entertainment would comprise of watching vintage tennis matches via YouTube videos, you probably would have laughed. However, pandemic times caused […]

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 […]

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 […]