WTA Tour

Kevin Anderson: Back In A Big Way This Week In Vienna

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Kevin Anderson is a former Erste Bank Open champion, who captured the biggest title of his career at the ATP 500 event in Vienna two years ago as the World No. 8. The […]

From Qualies To Q’finals, Ruusuvuori Thriving In Nur-Sultan

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) At 21, Emil Ruusuvuori is Finland’s highest-profile tennis player since Jarkko Nieminen in a nation of 5.5 million inhabitants, known more for its Arctic Lapland wilderness and ski resorts. In fact, he’s one […]

Dimitrov’s One Day At A Time Philosophy Paying Off

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Grigor Dimitrov has come a long way since being bed-ridden – quarantined at home in Monaco – after testing positive for Covid-19 in June, which brought the ill-fated Adria Tour of the Baltics […]

Tiafoe Following His Passion Around The Tennis World

WASHINGTON, October 28, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Frances Tiafoe is one of only two Americans playing in the ATP 250 Astana Open in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan this week. As he works toward improving his ranking – currently No. 64 – in hopes of […]

Still On Fire, Andrey Rublev Is Peaking At The Right Time

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Andrey Rublev put on a clinical performance during his one-hour, 6-3, 6-2, win over No. 104 Norbert Gombos of Slovakia Monday evening to move comfortably into the second round of the ATP 500 Erste Bank […]

All-Belarusian Final At Ostrava Was All Sabalenka

WASHINGTON/OSTRAVA, October 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka, the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds respectively in this week’s WTA Premier J&T Banka Ostrava Open, battled inside cavernous Ostravar Arena Sunday in the second-to-last singles title match of the […]

Azarenka Reaches Ostrava Final With A Sense Of Purpose

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) All week, Victoria Azarenka has played inspiring tennis with a sense of purpose. Her clarity and maturity have been unmistakable, but let’s not forget, she’s also having fun. Both on and off the […]

Sakkari: Ostrava Has Been A Week Filled With Positives

WASHINGTON, October 23, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Maria Sakkari, the 25-year-old rising star from Greece, was asked by a reporter earlier this week during a virtual videoconference what she would like to achieve in her last tournament of the 2020 […]

Ons Jabeur In Ostrava: ‘No Fear, I’m Just Going To Go For It’

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Ons Jabeur and Jelena Ostapenko met for the first time in a WTA event Thursday afternoon – and it’s one both will not soon forget. Although the unseeded Jabeur won the second-round match of the […]

Time To Say Goodbye: Goerges Announces Her Retirement

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Julia Goerges, just two weeks shy of turning 32, announced her retirement from pro tennis on Wednesday. She posted a note on her official website. “You have given me so many different types […]