WASHINGTON, July 24, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In a tennis season filled with uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday evening’s announcement that the WTA Tour has cancelled all seven of its 2020 China events – including the WTA Finals in […]
WASHINGTON, November 5, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) What some saw as a performance of relentless aggression, Timea Babos and Kristina “Kiki” Mladenovic viewed as opportunity to show the world that they were indeed a very formidable doubles team that knows […]
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, 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 […]
SHENZHEN, October 31, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) As the final day of Red Group round-robin singles play unfolded at the Shiseido WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, with both semifinal berths still in play on Thursday, top seed Ashleigh Barty knew she […]
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 […]
SHENZHEN, October 29, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 3 Naomi Osaka’s surprise withdrawal from the Shiseido WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, due a right shoulder injury, is a reminder that finishing a long – sometimes grueling – season intact […]
SHENZHEN, October 28, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) When 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu and former World No. 1 Simona Halep walked on Centre Court for their Purple Group singles match in the Shiseido WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, Monday night, they were […]
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