WTA Tour

Cinderella Story Continues At Copa Colsanitas

BOGOTÁ/WASHINGTON, April 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Both Tamara Zidansek and Maria Camila Osorio Serrano are chasing after same prize this week at the WTA 250 Copa Colsanitas in Bogotá, Colombia, on the red clay at Country Club de Bogotá: […]

Kovinic Is Thriving On Charleston’s Green Clay

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As the Volvo Car Open semifinals unfolded at the LTP-Daniel Island Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C., Saturday afternoon, following the elimination of top seed Ashleigh Barty by No. 71 Paula Badosa in the […]

Badosa Stuns Top Seed Barty In Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Paula Badosa‘s career-best week on green clay at the WTA 500 Volvo Car Open just keeps getting better. Two days after achieving her first Top 20 win, she’s done it again. Only […]

Badosa’s Fighting Spirit Rewarding Her This Week

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Paula Badosa is the only player who contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus after arriving in Melbourne for the Australian Open earlier this year. It set off a chain of events she wouldn’t wish […]

Barty Beats Local Favorite In Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On an evening when World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty wasn’t at her best – inconsistent with her serve – she still adapted and survived a grueling match from local favorite Shelby Rogers to […]

Jabeur Embracing The Clay, Career-Best Ranking

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ons Jabeur has been embracing new ground this season where for her, as Tunisia’s best-known women’s tennis player, the sky’s the limit. This week, Jabeur, who is competing on green clay at […]

Stephens And Keys: ‘It’s Always A Good Battle’

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) When Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys play each other, regardless of the surface or the round of the tournament, they always seem to play well. “It’s always a good battle,” Stephens […]

At 17, Gauff Focusing On Her Tennis Path, Journey

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) For all of the hype that has accompanied the rise of American teen prodigy Coco Gauff since her 2019 debut at Wimbledon, she has very little experience playing on clay. One would […]

Volvo Car Open: Trio Of Wins By Former Grand Slam Champions

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Tuesday’s second day of the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, S.C., was highlighted by a trio of victories by three former Grand Slam champions – Sloane Stephens, Garbiñe Muguruza and Petra Kvitova. Stephens […]

Rogers At Home Playing The Volvo Car Open

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Shelby Rogers has come a long way since being an eight-year-old ball kid in 2001 at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston. Twenty years later, she’s ranked 52nd in the world – […]