Dubai First Round: From Routine To Rollercoaster

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Thirty-first-ranked Ons Jabeur of Tunisia was among the group of seven first-round winners safely through to the second round of the first WTA 1000-series event of the season, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis […]

Sweet 16: Australian Open Women’s Singles Field Filled In

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) After four days of at times intense battles in Dubai, the sixteen qualifying spots for next month’s Australian Open women’s singles competition have been determined. Each who has advanced to the year’s first […]

Errani, Schmiedlova Among Familiar Names In Dubai

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Their names are recognizable to fans who follow women’s tennis: Sara Errani, Tsvetana Pironkova, Eugenie Bouchard and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, to name a few. They were among 11 former WTA Top 40 players who […]

Eugenie Bouchard Is Back With Melbourne On Her Mind

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) In 2014, Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard garnered attention Down Under with a semifinal run at the Australian Open. She backed it up later in that same year by reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros, […]

​Australian Open Qualifying Begins Impressively For Konjuh

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ana Konjuh, a former World No. 20 from Croatia, knows a thing or two about survival. After all, she’s survived four elbow surgeries following an injurious nightmare run. Appearing for the first time […]

AO Journey Begins Soon In Dubai For Lucky 16 Winners

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Australian Open women’s qualifying tournament will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The qualifying draw will be held on January 9 and three rounds of qualifying […]

Gulf News: WTA To Start 2021 Season In Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On Sunday, the Gulf News, published in Abu Dhabi, reported that according to its sources the 2021 WTA season will begin in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on January with a 500 series […]

Cirstea, Siniakova Reach Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge Final

STARNBERG, December 11, 2020 Sorana Cirstea and fifth seed Katerina Siniakova will compete in Saturday’s singles final of the 23rd Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge held at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa in Dubai. Cirstea fought past No. 2 seed […]

Cirstea, Ruse Advance To Semis At Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge

STARNBERG, December 10, 2020 Two Romanians advanced to the semi-finals of the 23rd Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge held at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa in Dubai. Sorana Cirstea knocked out No. 6 seed Barbora Krejcikova from the Czech Republic […]