WTA Tour News

Mixed Feelings But No Regrets For Retiring Berdych And Cibulkova

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Tomas Berdych, long regarded by many as one of the best of the current Golden Age not named Federer, Nadal or Djokovic, and Dominika Cibulkova, who at just 5-feet-3 (1.6 meters) stood tall […]

‘A Very Special Night’ Caps A Very Special Season For Barty

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Ashleigh Barty made a bit of tennis history Sunday evening at the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen in southeastern China. The top-seeded Barty beat defending champion Elina Svitolina, 6-4, 6-3, before an enthusiastic, sold-out […]

Largest Prize Check In Tennis History Won By Barty At WTA Finals

SHENZHEN, November 3, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) With the largest prize check in professional tennis – men’s or women’s – awaiting the winner of the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, the showdown between defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and World […]

Svitolina Set To Defend WTA Finals Title Against No. 1 Barty

SHENZHEN, November 2, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) This week’s season-ending Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen have been plagued by a series of injuries and illnesses that have resulted in some unfortunate retirements. Through it all, defending champion Elina Svitolina has steered […]

Pliskova In, WTA Finals Last Four Set

SHENZHEN, November 1, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova and No. 5 seed Simona Halep came into Friday’s final day of round-robin play at the Shiseido WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, fighting for second place in the […]

Svitolina Advances To WTA Finals Last Four

SHENZHEN, October 30, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Elina Svitolina came out strong and won 14 of the first 18 points – taking a 3-0 lead – and played solidly throughout her one hour and 39 minute match against Wimbledon champion Simona […]