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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 […]

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, […]

Cabal Launches Campaign To Aid Colombian Families Hit By COVID-19

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In an unprecedented week in which the Big Three of tennis, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, have stepped up to provide aid and support to their native countries during the coronavirus […]

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 […]

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 […]

Olympics Postponement Leaves Gap In Tennis Calendar

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee releasing a joint statement Tuesday announcing the postponement of this year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to “a date beyond 2020 but not […]