WTA Tour

Eastbourne A Week To Remember For Purcell

EASTBOURNE/WASHINGTON, June 24, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine it’s less than a week from the start of the Wimbledon Championships and you score the biggest win of your career – and do it as a lucky loser. That’s what happened […]

Podoroska Finds Her Footing On Grass At Bad Homburg

BAD HOMBURG/WASHINGTON, June 23, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) After Nadia Podoroska authored a stunning defeat of Serena Williams early last month on clay in Rome, the personable 24-year-old from Argentina. who enjoyed a semifinal breakthrough last fall at Roland Garros, […]

Busy Day At Eastbourne Included Upsets And Surprises

EASTBOURNE/WASHINGTON, June 23, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) With Monday’s opening day of the combined WTA 500 and ATP 250 Viking International in Eastbourne, England postponed due to rain, it created a backlog on the grass courts at Devonshire Park with […]

Azarenka Prepping For Wimbledon By Playing In Germany

BAD HOMBURG/WASHINGTON, June 22, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) It took Victoria Azarenka a little bit longer to get warmed up than expected – and then rain interrupted play at the WTA 250-series Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers […]

Kerber Enjoying Dual Role Of Player And Tournament Ambassador

BAD HOMBURG/WASHINGTON, June 22, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) In addition to being Germany’s top-ranked women’s player, Angelique Kerber is also tournament ambassador for the inaugural WTA 250-series grass court Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers that is taking […]

Kvitova Makes Winning Return To Grass In Bad Homburg

BAD HOMBURG/WASHINGTON, June 21, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The WTA grass court season continues this week with the inaugural Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers on the southern slope of the Taunus mountains in central Germany. The final […]

Jabeur First Arab Woman To Win A WTA Title

BIRMINGHAM/WASHINGTON, June 21, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur made history Sunday by winning the WTA 250-series Viking Classic Birmingham in Birmingham, England. The World No. 24 Jabeur’s 7-5, 6-4 victory over No. 35 Daria Kasatkina of Russia in an […]

Samsonova Wins bett1Open For First WTA Title

BERLIN/WASHINGTON, June 20, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) In a week of breakthroughs and upsets, none was more unlikely than Liudmila Samsonova‘s at the bett1Open on grass in Berlin. To go from qualifying draw to championship match in a week’s time […]

bett1Open: When Bencic Gets Mad, She Plays Better

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) With the top four seeds eliminated earlier in the week, fifth seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland found herself as the highest remaining seed left in the WTA 500-series grass-court bett1Open as quarterfinal-round action […]

Bertens Announces 2021 Will Be Her Last Season

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Kiki Bertens is the highest-ranked Dutchwoman in WTA history. Once ranked as high as No. 4 in the world, she’s won 10 singles and 10 doubles titles in her career. However, at age […]