WASHINGTON, August 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With the start of the US Open just more than three weeks away, day by day, the big name withdrawals are beginning to pile up. First, World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia confirmed […]
BERLIN, May 29, 2020 Austria’s e | motion group, organizers of the MercedesCup in Stuttgart, the Mallorca Open as well as the bett1 Open in Berlin, announced on Friday the launch of a new exhibition tournament to be held in […]
MONTERREY, March 9, 2020 Top seed Elina Svitolina claimed her first title of the 2020 season, outlasting No.9 seed Marie Bouzkova for the Abierto GNP Seguros trophy in Monterrey. Svitolina, champion of the 2018 WTA Finals, battled through the top […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
International Blog – Michael Dickens Elina Svitolina has a quiet, serious and reserved personality. She does her talking on the tennis court, where she recently reached the semifinal round of the US Open and improved her world ranking to No. […]
NEW YORK, September 6, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) When Elina Svitolina and six-time United States Open champion Serena Williams walked out on Arthur Ashe Stadium Thursday night for their semifinal match, it marked the first time in over three years […]
NEW YORK, September 3, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) The Hall of Fame great Billie Jean King, for whom the National Tennis Center where the United States Open is played is named after, once said that “pressure is a privilege.” So, […]
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