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August 3rd, 2015

Something Smells Bad, and It’s the WTA 125K Series

After raising the WTA/ITF/Whatever trophy, Jankovic said, “I would really like to come back next year,” which is player code for, ‘I’d like you to again give me a truckload of under-the-table appearance money to come here again next year.’

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:17 pm in Tennis, WTA, WTA Tour | 15 Comments »

April 13th, 2014

WTA Moves to Punish Fed Cup Tennis; Kuala Lumpur Preview

That’s less a WTA event and more like a thrown-together f-you to the ITF.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:42 pm in Fed Cup, ITF, Tennis, WTA, WTA Tour | 1 Comment »

March 25th, 2010

Serena Collects Three WTA Awards; Clijsters, Oudin Also Winners

The WTA Tour announced there annual award winners.

Posted by Staff @ 2:26 pm in Videos, WTA Tour | Comments Off

September 8th, 2009

Labor Days: The Most Wonderful Tennis Time of the Year

Andy Murray has the tools to win a Grand Slam event, but he does face a tough question: “Should I stick with a generally effective strategy of counterpunching or change strategies by developing and using bigger shots?” Internal doubts arising from this quandary might be worse than just selecting one option and committing to it.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:30 pm in 2009 Season, American tennis, American Women, ATP, Australian Open, Tennis, Tennis on TV, TV, US Open, US Open Series, WTA, WTA Tour | 15 Comments »

July 21st, 2009

Can Tennis Go Green?

This is not a column about the color of tennis courts despite clay courts looking like the terrain of Mars and most hard courts at professional tennis events no longer being green. While covering the 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, members of what looked to be a local scouting troop wearing hats saying “Environmental Team” were [...]

Posted by Dan Martin @ 1:51 pm in ATP, Australian Open, Blackrock Tour of Champions, French Open, ITF, senior tour, Tennis, TV, US Open, Wimbledon, WTA, WTA Tour | 31 Comments »

May 26th, 2009

10 Quick Takes For the First Week in Paris

1. The WTA tour needs the eventual winner here in Paris to play well for the rest of 2009. Absentee champions and world #1′s with no grand Slam titles in the past 52 weeks have hurt the WTA for years now. I am not breaking any news, but the WTA needs someone who can win [...]

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:58 pm in French Open, WTA Tour | 25 Comments »

January 14th, 2009

Tennis Notes: Garrison Suing USTA, Paying to Watch on Internet

Here’s a potential bell-ringer for your next executive meeting — tennis fans are changing the way they view the sport (on the internet) because YOU GUYS AREN’T SUCCESSFULLY GETTING TENNIS ON TV. We have a Tennis Channel, but it is mostly reruns and canned shows.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:53 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, ESPN, Fed Cup, Hamburg, Indian Wells, Schedule, Tennis, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, TV, WTA, WTA Tour | 34 Comments »

October 3rd, 2008

American Tennis: USTA, Fans Asking ‘Who’s Next?’ and ‘When?’

If the Williams sisters were to retire with Davenport as of this writing, the U.S. would have no women in the Top 40, and three players in the Top 100 (including the 30+ Jill Craybas, and Ashley Harkleroad who is pregnant). In other words, by the time the Williams retire, U.S. women’s tennis will virtually retire with them.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 1:43 pm in American tennis, American Women, ATP, No. 1 ranking, Tennis, US Open, US Open Series, Wimbledon, WTA, WTA Tour, Year-End No. 1 | 113 Comments »

August 1st, 2008

Sharapova to Miss Olympics, US Open Due to Shoulder Tear

Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will miss the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games and the US Open according to her official website,

Posted by Staff @ 3:52 pm in Olympics, US Open, WTA Tour | 15 Comments »

June 19th, 2008

5 Things Tennis Could Do to Promote Itself

I allow myself to briefly occupy the mythical Commissioner of Tennis Chair that John McEnroe publicly campaigns for now and again. Johnny Mac campaigned long and hard to be the U.S. Davis Cup captain only to quit after one year, but when should reality ever hurt speculation and offering advice? Here are my 5 (best?) [...]

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:21 pm in ATP, Clay Season, Fed Cup, French Open, ITF, Tennis, Tennis on TV, TV, WTA Tour | 10 Comments »

May 19th, 2008

France’s Bartoli the Highlight at WTA Strasbourg

A slew of players ranked in the 20s and 30s make up the rest of the seeded contingent, most notably Alona Bondarenko, the No.2 seed. Bondarenko has had her strongest results of the year so far on clay, making quarterfinals at Amelia Island and Berlin, and taking out the likes of Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova along the way.

Posted by Staff @ 8:23 am in WTA, WTA Tour | Comments Off

May 19th, 2008

Jankovic Stops Cornet for 1st 2008 Title at WTA Rome

“She’s a young player with great potential, and I just didn’t know how she was going to play,” Jankovic said. “And of course, she wasn’t the favorite. I was the favorite and had the pressure on me. I was defending my title and I’m glad I could cope with the pressure and win it for the second time.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:15 am in WTA, WTA Tour | 1 Comment »

May 14th, 2008

Henin Retirement Statement by WTA Tour CEO Larry Scott

This is a sad day for our sport and for her millions of fans around the world, but I know that I speak for so many in wishing Justine the very best in her future endeavors and hope that she will stay connected to the sport to which she gave so much.

Posted by Staff @ 10:48 am in WTA Tour | 29 Comments »

March 31st, 2008

No April Fools: Pro Tennis Goes to Numbers, ‘Premier’

Last year the ATP and WTA tours each circulated a contest among their staff, ‘Let’s Confuse Fans Again by Renaming Our Top-Level Events.’

Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:38 pm in ATP, ITF, Madrid, Masters Cup, Schedule, Tennis, Tennis Masters Cup, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, WTA, WTA Tour | 9 Comments »

December 29th, 2007

WTA Tour Stars Sit Out Beginning Week of 2008

The top women’s tennis stars are opting for exhibition play or rest as none of the Top 10 players on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour are in action as the 2008 season kicks off this week at the Mondial Australian Women’s Hardcourts in Gold Coast, and at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. ADHEREL [...]

Posted by Staff @ 2:08 pm in American Women, Lindsay Davenport, WTA, WTA Tour | 1 Comment »

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