LONDON/WASHINGTON, July 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The moment of truth for the Wimbledon Championships – from a draw of 128 women down to two – came on Centre Court Saturday afternoon. A current No. 1, Ashleigh Barty of Australia, […]
LONDON/WASHINGTON, July 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 and top seed Ashleigh Barty, just a couple of victories from achieving her first Wimbledon Championships ladies’ singles title on the 50th anniversary of the first by her idol and […]
LONDON/WASHINGTON, July 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) And then there were four: Ashleigh Barty, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova and Aryna Sabalenka. The Wimbledon Championships, which began nine days ago at the All England Club with a draw size of 128 […]
ROME/WASHINGTON, May16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) No one could have imagined that Sunday’sfinal of the WTA 1000 Internazionali BNL d’Italia, which featured two players who saved match points en route to reaching the championship match at Rome’s Foro Italico, would […]
ROME/WASHINGTON, May 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As the men’s and women’s finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia take place Sunday in the Eternal City of Rome, each presents a contrasting difference regarding the sense of rivalry. The women’s final […]
ROME/WASHINGTON, May 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) There’s something about Rome that always seems to agree with Karolina Pliskova. Whether it’s the clay or the Foro Italico atmosphere – or even a chance to enjoy Roman sights like the Vatican […]
STUTTGART/WASHINGTON, April 22, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The last time that Karolina Pliskova beat Jelena Ostapenko in a three-set match, it also happened at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, and the Czech star went on to win the […]
DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Day Three of the WTA’s first 1000-series event of the year, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, pared its field from 32 to 16 on Tuesday, some of the top seeds were […]
WASHINGTON, January 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Karolina Pliskova has won a singles title in the first week of the season in three of the last four years, going 16-1. She lifted trophies in Brisbane in 2017, 2019 and, again, last […]
DUBAI, February 19, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Second seed Karolina Pliskova needed just 67 minutes to reach the quarterfinal round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as she dropped just three games against No. 39 Kristina Mladenovic en route […]
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