PARIS/STARNBERG, October 10, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) On Saturday afternoon in Paris, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek wrote Polish tennis history by becoming the first-ever player from Poland to win a major singles title. Swiatek overwhelmed No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin from the […]
WASHINGTON, October 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) What began with 128 players in the women’s singles draw a fortnight ago has pared down to just two at Roland Garros: Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek. They will walk out on Court Philippe-Chatrier […]
WASHINGTON, October 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Throughout this Parisian fortnight, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek has proved that dreams do come true. Over the course of 70 blustery minutes on Court Philippe-Chatrier on Thursday afternoon, the Polish teen from Warsaw dominated […]
WASHINGTON, October 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) For a Grand Slam tournament with no “night sessions,” this year’s French Open sure has featured a lot of tennis after dark. Fortunately, some of the best tennis at Roland Garros is still […]
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) If only Kim Clijsters and Sofia Kenin could have predicted the future 15 years ago. Back in 2005, a young and precocious six-year-old, Kenin, met her idol, Clijsters, at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, […]
WASHINGTON, February 6, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of 2020, in the books, focus turns from individual to team glory at the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifiers. Sixteen teams will compete across […]
MELBOURNE, February 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) A new star was born in women’s pro tennis at the Australian Open Saturday night. Remember her name. It’s Sofia Kenin. Kenin, a 21-year-old Moscow-born American who emigrated to the United States soon […]
MELBOURNE, January 30, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It’s been 40 long years since an Australian woman reached the final of the Australian Open. No Australian woman has lifted the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, the trophy presented each year to the […]
MELBOURNE, January 28, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian in 36 years to reach the Australian Open semifinals and new American No. 2 Sofia Kenin moved a step closer to her goal of […]
ZHUHAI, October 23, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) As the WTA’s Hengqin Life Elite Trophy Zhuhai unfolds this week in China’s southern Guangdong province, with an elite field – think Kiki Bertens, Sofia Kenin, Madison Keys, Aryna Sabalenka – that would make […]
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