WTA Tour

Kasatkina, Brady Rebound From Paris Setbacks At Ostrava

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Both Jennifer Brady of the United States and Dayana Yastremska from Ukraine lost in the first round of Roland Garros last month. By now, it must seem like ancient history for both of […]

Adrenaline, Instinct Are Kontaveit’s Allies In Ostrava Win

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) No. 8 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia defeated No. 33 Ekaterina Alexandrova from Russia, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6), for her 20th victory of the pandemic-interrupted season in the opening match of the WTA Premier […]

Musetti Retirement Sends Djere To Sardinia Final

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) For one set, everything looked promising for 18-year-old rising Italian star Lorenzo Musetti. He broke his opponent in the first game of the match and quickly was a set up against Serbia’s Laslo […]

Musetti One Win Closer To His First ATP Tour Final

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Lorenzo Musetti moved to within one win of achieving his first ATP Tour final at the Forte Village Sardegna Open in Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy, on Friday following a second-set comeback. The 18-year-old Italian […]

SvitFit: Svitolina Launches Her Own Brand Of Energy Bars

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Elina Svitolina has been enjoying success both on and off the tennis court during this pandemic year. She’s won two titles – in Monterrey and Strasbourg – and reached the quarterfinals in three […]

Nadal’s Roland Garros Triumph More Coronation Than Battle

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With his record-extending 13th Roland Garros title victory, Rafael Nadal now has as many Grand Slam titles as Roger Federer. Each has won 20. In lifting the Coupe de Mousquetaires once again, Nadal’s […]

Upper Austria Ladies Linz Added To WTA 2020 Calendar

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The WTA confirmed Friday that the Upper Austria Ladies Linz tournament has been added to its 2020 calendar. One of the longest-running women’s tournaments, the 30th anniversary edition of the Upper Austria Ladies […]

2021 ASB Tennis Classic Cancelled Due To COVID-19

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With much uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, next January’s ASB Classic in Auckland – New Zealand’s highest-profile international sporting event – has been cancelled. The announcement was made this week by tournament director […]

Svitolina 5-0 In Clay Finals After Winning Strasbourg Title

WASHINGTON, September 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Elina Svitolina and Elena Rybakina, both Top 20 stars, met for the first time on a chilly, wet Saturday afternoon in northeastern France with the Internationaux de Strasbourg singles title riding on the outcome. […]