WTA Finals

Season-Ending WTA Finals Headed To Fort Worth, Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS/WASHINGTON, September 7, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) The WTA has announced that Fort Worth, Texas, will host the 2022 season-ending WTA Finals. The year-end event, which features the top eight singles players and doubles teams in the Race […]

Muguruza Becomes First Spaniard To Win WTA Finals Title

GUADALAJARA/WASHINGTON, November 18, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara, which took place in the nearly-mile-high western Mexican city known for its joyful mariachi music, crowned a first-time champion in World No. 5 Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain Wednesday night. There […]

Guadalajara, Mexico To Host 2021 WTA Finals

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The season-ending WTA Finals have a temporary home for 2021. On Monday, in a statement posted on its website, the WTA announced that Guadalajara, Mexico will host the the WTA Finals the week […]

WTA Dealt Huge Blow By Chinese Tournament Cancellations

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In a tennis season filled with uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday evening’s announcement that the WTA Tour has cancelled all seven of its 2020 China events – including the WTA Finals in […]

‘A Very Special Night’ Caps A Very Special Season For Barty

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Ashleigh Barty made a bit of tennis history Sunday evening at the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen in southeastern China. The top-seeded Barty beat defending champion Elina Svitolina, 6-4, 6-3, before an enthusiastic, sold-out […]

Largest Prize Check In Tennis History Won By Barty At WTA Finals

SHENZHEN, November 3, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) With the largest prize check in professional tennis – men’s or women’s – awaiting the winner of the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, the showdown between defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and World […]

Svitolina Set To Defend WTA Finals Title Against No. 1 Barty

SHENZHEN, November 2, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) This week’s season-ending Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen have been plagued by a series of injuries and illnesses that have resulted in some unfortunate retirements. Through it all, defending champion Elina Svitolina has steered […]

Pliskova In, WTA Finals Last Four Set

SHENZHEN, November 1, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova and No. 5 seed Simona Halep came into Friday’s final day of round-robin play at the Shiseido WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, fighting for second place in the […]