Archive for the 'WTA' Category
October 8th, 2009
Rafael Nadal goes three sets in a win over James Blake while Serena gets undressed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine.
October 6th, 2009
Dinara Safina doesn’t have to worry anymore, Serena Williams is returning to the No. 1 ranking!
October 3rd, 2009
Maria Sharapova won her first title in 18 months in Tokyo after Jelena Jankovic retired late in the first set due to a wrist injury.
September 29th, 2009
One day the WTA appears to have no depth, the next, more than enough depth.
September 22nd, 2009
Former World No. 1 Justine Henin officially announced today that she will return to women’s tennis in 2010.
September 15th, 2009
The script at this point read that Federer breaks serve early in the fourth set and wins the U.S. Open. Del Potro had other ideas and saved break points in his first two service games of the fourth set. Another tiebreak was upon both players and del Potro took advantage of a Federer double fault to win again on a single mini-break. Despite saving a break point when serving at 2-0 in the fifth set, del Potro basically dominated the final frame of play.
September 8th, 2009
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.
August 12th, 2009
The USTA, ATP, and WTA are set to hold a press conference tomorrow, August 13th, to announce some changes to the U.S. Open Series line-ups. In 2011, the two separate ATP and WTA events in Cincinnati will become a combined men’s and women’s tournament. This combined event will be held two weeks before the U.S. [...]
July 21st, 2009
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 [...]
June 7th, 2009
“The one thing I’ve always said about ranking is I think numbers never lie,” Sharapova said following her French Open effort. “They always reflect on your performance and what you’ve achieved. But taking that aside, I think no matter if you’re ranked No. 1 or No. 100, it takes just as much work to get there.”
May 21st, 2009
Maria Sharapova’s return to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour ended abruptly Thursday afternoon as she lost to Alona Bondarenko 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Warsaw Open.
March 25th, 2009
Sean Randall breaks down the Miami Sony Ericsson Open draw and ponders the question, can Rafa do it again?
March 12th, 2009
What happens when the top players refuse to play the top WTA tournaments? Well, nothing really.
January 14th, 2009
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.
December 31st, 2008
After digging around, this really has been a rather quiet, holiday off-season in the tennis world.