Archive for the 'WTA Tour' Category
May 19th, 2008
“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.”
May 14th, 2008
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.
March 31st, 2008
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.’
December 29th, 2007
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 [...]
November 5th, 2007
The Top 5 happenings in pro tennis heading into the week of Nov. 5, 2007.
September 17th, 2007
There’s a method to the seeming madness in the WTA Tour announcing a second season-ending tournament to start in 2009 in Bali, Indonesia.
January 8th, 2007
Serena Wins; Hingis, Safina Upset in Monday Play Nothing says respect like talking about how you didn’t play your best after baking an opponent a bagel — but with the Williams sisters, who never “play their best,” it is commonplace, as it was Monday in Hobart, Australia, where Serena Williams opened with a 6-4, 6-0 [...]
January 4th, 2007
Lleyton Hewitt’s experience as the first marquee player to take part in the ATP’s round robin experiment took a turn for the worse Thursday in Adelaide when the Australian was eliminated in the round robin portion of the tournament, failing to reach Friday’s knock-out quarterfinal round. Hewitt couldn’t capitalize on a set and 3-0 lead [...]
December 21st, 2006
Williams Lie-A-Thon Approaches Finish Line As you attend Christmas parties and do your last-minute shopping, the Williams Family Unhappy Christmas Special continues to be played out in a West Palm Beach, Florida court, with this week’s 11th-hour witness adding to the drama. Lots of lying has gone on in the trial to determine whether poppa [...]
October 6th, 2006
In each of the last two years, WTA Tour CEO Larry Scott has described the rash of injuries as a “fluke.” Time to make it three, or at least comment on the women’s state of the game, maybe hold a Women’s State of the Union address. ADHEREL On Thursday, world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo pulled [...]