Archive for the 'WTA Tour' Category
November 16th, 2020
14 Matches Was Enough For Ash Barty To Be Awarded WTA Year-End No. 1 For 2020
Despite not playing since February, Ash Barty in the 2020 WTA year-end No. 1.
Posted by Staff @ 9:45 pm in 2020 Season, WTA Tour, Year-End No. 1 | Comments Off on 14 Matches Was Enough For Ash Barty To Be Awarded WTA Year-End No. 1 For 2020
March 14th, 2017
Should Maria Sharapova Be Allowed To Get Wildcards?
The debate rages on.
Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:43 pm in Drug Testing, WTA Tour | 7 Comments »
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 on Serena Collects Three WTA Awards; Clijsters, Oudin Also Winners
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
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, mariasharapova.com.
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 on France’s Bartoli the Highlight at WTA Strasbourg
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 »