WTA Tour

By The Numbers, Third Straight WTA Title For Sabalenka

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Clearly, Aryna Sabalenka is in the zone. Without doubt, she’s playing the best tennis of her professional career. On a bright Wednesday afternoon, the 22-year-old native of Minsk, Belarus, affirmed this as she […]

Kudermetova, Sabalenka Win With Power and Enjoyment

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Blink your eyes and you might have missed a brilliant semifinal performance given by Aryna Sabalenka Tuesday afternoon against Maria Sakkari in Abu Dhabi. It was complete, filled with just the right mixture of power […]

Sakkari Making Her Voice Heard In Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) For one set, Sofia Kenin played like a World No. 4 during her quarterfinal match against 22nd-ranked Maria Sakkari in the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open Monday. She took advantage of her opponent’s weaknesses […]

One-Two Punch Adds Up To Another Sabalenka Victory

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) No. 4 seed Aryna Sabalenka rolled to her 12th straight victory with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 15th seed Ons Jabeur in the third round of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open in the Emirates […]

Gasanova Pulls Off A Marvelous Upset At Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON, January 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine the thrill of playing in your first WTA main draw. Pretty cool! Now, imagine you’re thrusted into playing a Top 100 player for the first time. Awesome! Now, imagine the joy of […]

Sabalenka’s Focus And Confidence Translating Into Wins

WASHINGTON, January 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 10 Aryna Sabalenka is in the zone. With her latest triumph Friday, in the second round of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open in the United Arab Emirates capital city – a […]

The 2021 ATP Tour Season Debuts At Delray Beach

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com marks the return of the ATP Tour to North America. Main draw play in the ATP Tour 250 outdoor hard-court event at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis […]

A Powerful Start to 2021 WTA Season By Ons Jabeur

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ons Jabeur saved two set points in the opening set and fired 31 winners en route to a 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in one hour and 29 minutes to capture […]

By Luck Or Chance, Pliskova Consistent At Start Of Season

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Karolina Pliskova has won a singles title in the first week of the season in three of the last four years, going 16-1. She lifted trophies in Brisbane in 2017, 2019 and, again, last […]

Let The Games Begin: WTA 2021 Season Ready To Start

WASHINGTON, January 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The start of the 2021 WTA season has arrived – and it’s a little bit different than usual. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, instead of first-week tournaments taking place as usual in Brisbane, Auckland […]