Fernandez Stays In Moment, Wins First WTA Title

MONTERREY/WASHINGTON, March 22, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Unseeded Leylah Fernandez and qualifier Viktorija Golubic had never met before Sunday’s final of the WTA 250-series Abierto GNP Seguros in Monterrey, Mexico. Although there was a 10-year age gap between the two […]

Qualifier Golubic Ends Li’s Monterrey Run

MONTERREY/WASHINGTON, March 21, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) It’s always a great thing when you’re one of the last two players standing at the end of a tournament. After a week of playing in Mexico’s high altitude, Swiss qualifier Viktorija Golubic […]

Li Cracks Zheng Code, Advances In Monterrey

MONTERREY/WASHINGTON, March 20, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ann Li fought through some difficult moments during her quarterfinal match with China’s Zheng Saisai at the WTA 250 Abierto GNP Seguros in Monterrey, Mexico, Friday afternoon. Dealing with the high altitude was […]

Ann Li: Learning The Economy Of Winning Tennis

MONTERREY/WASHINGTON, March 19, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ann Li goes about the economy of winning her tennis matches in a quiet but positive manner that exudes confidence in her abilities. In just a couple of years, Li has been doing […]

Some Days, It’s Just Not Good To Be A No. 1 Seed

DUBAI/MONTERREY/WASHINGTON, March 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) It doesn’t happen often, but it did on Tuesday. The top seeds in two different tournaments were upset. Spread across 10 time zones – and with their matches occurring just a few hours […]

After Historic Year, Zarazua Wants To Get Better

MONTERREY/WASHINGTON, March 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Renata Zarazua has been trailblazer in her native Mexico – and it runs in the family. Last year, following a breakthrough semifinal run in Acapulco, Zarazua became just the fourth Mexican woman in […]

Sloane Stephens: Eager To Start Winning Again

MONTERREY/WASHINGTON, March 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Sloane Stephens has always been a bit of a slow starter. Last year, before the WTA tour was shut down because of the global pandemic, she lost five of her first six matches […]

Svitolina Secures Monterrey Title

MONTERREY, March 9, 2020 Top seed Elina Svitolina claimed her first title of the 2020 season, outlasting No.9 seed Marie Bouzkova for the Abierto GNP Seguros trophy in Monterrey. Svitolina, champion of the 2018 WTA Finals, battled through the top […]

Mannarino Triumphs In Monterrey

MONTERREY, March 9, 2020 Adrian Mannarino is the champion of the Abierto GNP Seguros held at the Fraccionamiento Club Sonoma Residencial in Monterrey. The top seed of the $108,320 ATP Challenger hard-court event defeated Aleksandar Vukic of Australia 6-1, 6-3 […]

Monterrey: Mannarino To Face Vukic In Final

MONTERREY, March 8, 2020 The final at the Abierto GNP Seguros are set. Adrian Mannarino and Aleksandar Vukic will go head to head in Sunday’s title match at the Fraccionamiento Club Sonoma Residencial in Monterrey. Mannarino eased past US-American Ulises […]