WTA Tour

Melichar, Schuurs: Pushing Each Other To Be Better

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) When Nicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs won their second doubles title of the season, at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, S.C., Sunday afternoon, they did a little dance to celebrate. The […]

Cinderella Ending For Osorio Serrano At Copa Colsanitas

BOGOTÁ/WASHINGTON, April 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Maria Camila Osorio Serrano‘s first WTA title, won in her home country of Colombia, was like a fairy tale right out of Disney’s Cinderella. Her 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 5 seed […]

Milestone Moment For Kudermetova, Wins First WTA Singles Title

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The Volvo Car Open, the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America crowned its 2021 champion Sunday afternoon: Veronika Kudermetova. History was made in the low country as the No. 15 seed […]

Kovinic Is Thriving On Charleston’s Green Clay

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As the Volvo Car Open semifinals unfolded at the LTP-Daniel Island Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C., Saturday afternoon, following the elimination of top seed Ashleigh Barty by No. 71 Paula Badosa in the […]

Badosa Stuns Top Seed Barty In Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Paula Badosa‘s career-best week on green clay at the WTA 500 Volvo Car Open just keeps getting better. Two days after achieving her first Top 20 win, she’s done it again. Only […]

Badosa’s Fighting Spirit Rewarding Her This Week

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Paula Badosa is the only player who contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus after arriving in Melbourne for the Australian Open earlier this year. It set off a chain of events she wouldn’t wish […]

Barty Beats Local Favorite In Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On an evening when World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty wasn’t at her best – inconsistent with her serve – she still adapted and survived a grueling match from local favorite Shelby Rogers to […]

Jabeur Embracing The Clay, Career-Best Ranking

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ons Jabeur has been embracing new ground this season where for her, as Tunisia’s best-known women’s tennis player, the sky’s the limit. This week, Jabeur, who is competing on green clay at […]

Stephens And Keys: ‘It’s Always A Good Battle’

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) When Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys play each other, regardless of the surface or the round of the tournament, they always seem to play well. “It’s always a good battle,” Stephens […]

At 17, Gauff Focusing On Her Tennis Path, Journey

CHARLESTON, S.C./WASHINGTON, April 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) For all of the hype that has accompanied the rise of American teen prodigy Coco Gauff since her 2019 debut at Wimbledon, she has very little experience playing on clay. One would […]