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Vika: From Interviewee To Interviewer On ‘Think About It’

WASHINGTON, January 26, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Former World No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has launched a new podcast series, Think About It, through the WTA and Tennis Channel. The six-episode series features “intimate and honest conversations with inspiring guests” dealing with […]

New AO Lead-In Schedule To Help Players In Lockdown

AO Press Release, January 24, 2021 The Australian Open lead-in week has been revamped to help give the 72 players in the 14-day quarantine lockdown the best possible preparation and training opportunities. Following extensive consultation between the players and the […]

By The Numbers, Third Straight WTA Title For Sabalenka

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Clearly, Aryna Sabalenka is in the zone. Without doubt, she’s playing the best tennis of her professional career. On a bright Wednesday afternoon, the 22-year-old native of Minsk, Belarus, affirmed this as she […]

Kudermetova, Sabalenka Win With Power and Enjoyment

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Blink your eyes and you might have missed a brilliant semifinal performance given by Aryna Sabalenka Tuesday afternoon against Maria Sakkari in Abu Dhabi. It was complete, filled with just the right mixture of power […]

Sakkari Making Her Voice Heard In Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) For one set, Sofia Kenin played like a World No. 4 during her quarterfinal match against 22nd-ranked Maria Sakkari in the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open Monday. She took advantage of her opponent’s weaknesses […]

One-Two Punch Adds Up To Another Sabalenka Victory

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) No. 4 seed Aryna Sabalenka rolled to her 12th straight victory with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 15th seed Ons Jabeur in the third round of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open in the Emirates […]

Gasanova Pulls Off A Marvelous Upset At Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON, January 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine the thrill of playing in your first WTA main draw. Pretty cool! Now, imagine you’re thrusted into playing a Top 100 player for the first time. Awesome! Now, imagine the joy of […]

Star-Studded Tennis Line Up To Play Official Curtain Raiser In Adelaide

Tennis Australia Press Release, January 9, 2021 Grand Slam champions Serena Williams (USA) and Rafael Nadal (ESP) will star at A Day at the Drive, the official curtain raiser to the Australian summer of tennis in 2021. The one-off event will be held at Memorial […]

Sabalenka’s Focus And Confidence Translating Into Wins

WASHINGTON, January 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 10 Aryna Sabalenka is in the zone. With her latest triumph Friday, in the second round of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open in the United Arab Emirates capital city – a […]

For Elina Svitolina, Every Tennis Match Is Like A Test

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) It’s the first match of the year and if you’re World No. 5 Elina Svitolina, you want to make a good impression – something to build upon – as the 2021 season gets […]