Ashleigh Barty

Barty Retirement Advances Gauff To Rome Semis

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) It’s an extraordinary occurrence when World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty retires from a match. It rarely happens – the last time was three years ago in Strasbourg – and when it does, know […]

For World No. 1 Barty, The Growth Never Stops

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Saturday evening’s Mutua Madrid Open women’s singles final between World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and World No. 7 and Aryna Sabalenka marks this third time in the last five weeks that the two […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Clash Of Paris Champions Booked For Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 1, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Reigning French Open champion Iga Swiatek, playing on clay for the first time since her crowning moment last fall at Roland Garros, ran her winning streak on red dirt to nine with her […]

WTA Mutua Madrid Open: Plenty Of Star Power

MADRID/WASHINGTON, April 27, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open draw was revealed Tuesday afternoon at La Caja Mágica in Madrid and – top to bottom – it’s en fuego. With seven of the Top 10 players […]

Barty Wins Title And Porsche In Stuttgart Debut

STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 25, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) “It’s important to believe you have a chance,” has been World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty‘s mantra all week as she’s competed in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, the WTA’s 500-series kickoff […]

Barty Celebrates Birthday With A Big Triumph

STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 24, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) With only Top 10 players remaining in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Saturday’s semifinals promised two great battles on the indoor red clay at Porsche Arena. Imagine a final four of […]

Barty Maintains Her Focus, Rallies Over Pliskova

STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 23, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Friday’s quarterfinals at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix pared the lineup of eight down to four – featuring six of the current WTA Top 10 players. It’s only too bad that because of […]

Stuttgart Presents New Challenges For Barty

STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 21, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty will make her Stuttgart singles debut Wednesday evening as she takes the court in the second round of the WTA 500 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix facing unseeded Laura […]