WTA Tour

Musetti One Win Closer To His First ATP Tour Final

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Lorenzo Musetti moved to within one win of achieving his first ATP Tour final at the Forte Village Sardegna Open in Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy, on Friday following a second-set comeback. The 18-year-old Italian […]

Top Seed Fognini Out At Forte Village Sardegna Open

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Top seed Fabio Fognini withdrew from the ATP 250 Forte Village Sardegna Open in Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy, after testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. In a statement released by the ATP, Fognini […]

SvitFit: Svitolina Launches Her Own Brand Of Energy Bars

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Elina Svitolina has been enjoying success both on and off the tennis court during this pandemic year. She’s won two titles – in Monterrey and Strasbourg – and reached the quarterfinals in three […]

Upper Austria Ladies Linz Added To WTA 2020 Calendar

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The WTA confirmed Friday that the Upper Austria Ladies Linz tournament has been added to its 2020 calendar. One of the longest-running women’s tournaments, the 30th anniversary edition of the Upper Austria Ladies […]

2021 ASB Tennis Classic Cancelled Due To COVID-19

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With much uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, next January’s ASB Classic in Auckland – New Zealand’s highest-profile international sporting event – has been cancelled. The announcement was made this week by tournament director […]

Svitolina 5-0 In Clay Finals After Winning Strasbourg Title

WASHINGTON, September 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Elina Svitolina and Elena Rybakina, both Top 20 stars, met for the first time on a chilly, wet Saturday afternoon in northeastern France with the Internationaux de Strasbourg singles title riding on the outcome. […]

Svitolina Battles Rain, Sabalenka To Reach Strasbourg Final

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When rain suspended Thursday’s Internationaux de Strasbourg quarterfinal match between No. 4 seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus and Katerina Siniakova from the Czech Republic, it meant that whomever won when they resumed play on Friday […]

Japan’s Hibino Continues To Be The Surprise In Strasbourg

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) As the WTA Tour’s Internationaux de Strasbourg reached the quarterfinal round, just three of the original eight seeds remained: No. 2 Elina Svitolina, No. 4 Aryna Sabalenka and No. 5 Elena Rybakina. All were in action […]

Ostapenko Looking To Regain The Old Grand Slam Magic

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 8 Kiki Bertens posted a tour-best 17-5 win-loss record on clay last year and six of her 10 career WTA singles titles have come on red dirt. Until the No. 3 seed […]

A Change Of Scenery Good For Teichmann And Svitolina

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Sometimes, a change of scenery does a player good. Take Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann, for instance. After a disappointing first-round loss on clay last week in Rome, Teichmann has returned strong on the terre battue in […]