Sweet 16th Straight Victory On Red Clay For Barty

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Spanish wild card Paula Badosa‘s wonderful run in Madrid came to a close, another remarkable run continued. Thursday afternoon at the Mutua Madrid Open. World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty ran her winning […]

Zverev To Play Noventi Open In Halle

HALLE/WESTPHALIA, May 6, 2021 Alexander Zverev will compete in the 28th edition of the NOVENTI OPEN to be held at the OWL Arena from 12 to 20 June 2021 in Halle, Germany. This was announced by the organizers of the […]

Thiem Refreshingly Honest About Sabbatical

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As World No. 4 and third seed Dominic Thiem readies to play his third-round match in the ATP Masters 1000 Mutua Madrid Open on Thursday against No. 24 Alex de Minaur of Australia, […]

Kissing Clay Is Sweet Taste Of Victory For Badosa

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Paula Badosa‘s second victory over Belinda Bencic in a month was sealed by the Spaniard spontaneously getting down on her hands and knees and kissing the red clay. The taste of dirt never […]

USTA Announces “Growing The Game” Grants

WHITE PLAINS, May 5, 2021 (USTA Press Release) The USTA today announced the next phase of its funding to continue rebuilding the sport of tennis. The initial funding effort began in April 2020 and was designed to provide immediate relief, […]

ITF World Tennis Tour – Round-Up CW17

MUNICH, May 5, 2021 (by Dietmar Kaspar) M15 Gran Canaria ESP – Alvaro Lopez San Martin victorious on home soil Alvaro Lopez San Martin is the champion of the M15 Gran Canaria tournament, hosted by the Club Tamarasit in Las […]

Pavlyuchenkova Wants Badly To Win Every Time

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Over the course of unseeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova‘s two-hour and 44-minute third-round slugfest against Jennifer Brady at the WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open Tuesday evening, there were plenty of peaks and valleys, moments in which […]

Down But Never Out, Mertens Upsets Halep In Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Never count Elise Mertens out of a tennis match. She never does. Now Simona Halep knows that the Belgian doesn’t either. On Tuesday at the Mutua Madrid Open, with the roof open to […]

A Tale Of When Ashleigh Met Iga In Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The highly-anticipated Mutua Madrid Open battle between recent and reigning French Open champions, Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek, took place under the lights and in open-air at Manolo Santana Stadium Monday evening. The […]

Harris Makes Madrid Debut A Memorable One

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 3, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) In a season filled with challenges, South African Lloyd Harris enjoys good ones, whether reaching a tournament final after qualifying for the main draw or facing Top 20 opponents – the more arduous […]