• 21 players sign letter to the WTA, requesting better schedule, more pay

    Updated: 2023-10-31 13:58:21
    A group of 21 top women’s tennis players have banded together to demand sweeping changes in the sport, according to The Athletic. The stage for this historic stand was set during the China Open in early October, where heated discussions and player meetings took place. The core of their demands revolves around higher pay, a […]

  • Vondrousova after loss to Swiatek: “My first WTA Finals is not at all what I imagined”

    Updated: 2023-10-31 07:23:17
    Marketa Vondrousova is making her WTA Finals debut, but due to the tournament’s last-minute organization, the experience is way worse than she imagined it would be. After losing her Chetumal Group opener to Iga Swiatek, the reigning Wimbledon champion voiced her frustration with the facilities in Cancun. Seventh-seeded Vondrousova secured a 5-2 lead, with Swiatek […]

  • Jabeur joins Sabalenka, Rybakina in criticizing Cancun organization, WTA defends itself

    Updated: 2023-10-30 21:07:34
    Ons Jabeur is the latest player voicing her frustration with conditions at the WTA Finals in Cancun. The Tunisian, who is scheduled to kick off her campaign at the prestigious tournament on Monday, praised the dedicated workers in Mexico, but slammed the WTA, just like Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina did earlier. Players consider it […]

  • Pegula, Sabalenka open the WTA Finals with wins

    Updated: 2023-10-30 07:10:32
    Day 1 of the 2023 WTA Finals Cancun is in the books. Jessica Pegula and Aryna Sabalenka secured opening wins in the tournament’s group stage. The fifth-seeded Pegula kicked off the event with a 7-5 6-2 victory over the fourth-seeded Rybakina in the Bacalar Group on a windy Sunday night. Rybakina was serving for the […]

  • Saturday in Cancun: WTA Finals media day + practice photos

    Updated: 2023-10-29 20:00:26
    On Saturday in Cancun, players dedicated their time to interviews and practice sessions in preparation for the tournament starting on Sunday, October 29th. Photographer Jimmie48 caught up with Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula, Elena Rybakina, Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari, and other tennis stars getting ready for the prestigious Tour event. This is […]

  • Hantuchova on WTA players complaining about prize money: “They don’t work in mines.”

    Updated: 2023-10-28 20:11:41
    Former world No.5 Daniela Hantuchova, who retired six years ago, thinks that women’s tennis players should be more grateful for their paychecks and stop complaining about prize money. The 40-year-old Hantuchova, who earned close to $10.5 million during her 18 years on the WTA Tour, said in a recent interview for a Czech tennis portal: […]

  • WTA Finals Cancun draw gala: A look at glamorous white dresses and one red standout

    Updated: 2023-10-28 15:35:19
    The 2023 season’s most successful women’s tennis players gathered for the glamorous WTA Finals draw ceremony at the GNP Seguros WTA Finals Cancun on Friday. The gala’s dress code theme prominently featured an elegant fusion of white and red. Eight players featured in the singles field are divided into the Bacalar and Chetumal groups. The […]

  • Liudmila Samsonova on Iga Swiatek: “She’s the real number one.”

    Updated: 2023-10-27 19:20:53
    World No.15 Liudmila Samsonova considers Iga Swiatek the real world number one WTA player, as she revealed in a recent interview at a K-Swiss event in Zhuhai, China. Asked about the best women’s tennis player right now, without hesitation Samsonova responded: “Iga.” Then the Russian reaffirmed her claim: 100%. I’m feeling she’s the real number […]

  • No.1 Sabalenka stunned by limited resources at the WTA Finals

    Updated: 2023-10-27 06:11:45
    Upon her arrival in Cancun for the WTA Finals, world No.1 Aryna Sabalenka was taken aback by the inadequate resources available for players to properly prepare for this prestigious tournament. Her coach Anton Dubrov posted on his Instagram story a video of one practice court and wrote: “Two practice courts til Saturday, one stringer on […]

  • Maria Sharapova praises Coco Gauff as the strongest pillar in women’s tennis

    Updated: 2023-10-27 00:56:11
    Speaking to Bloomberg’s Jason Kelly, Maria Sharapova expressed her admiration for Coco Gauff‘s impressive skills and outstanding character, identifying them as particularly positive aspects within the new generation of women’s tennis players. The retired five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova is optimistic about the future of American tennis, especially now that the 19-year-old Gauff is the […]

  • Azarenka and Clijsters replace Svitolina and Kenin in San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships

    Updated: 2023-10-26 19:55:49
    Victoria Azarenka and Kim Clijsters will join Venus Williams for the November 10-12 San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, replacing Elina Svitolina and Sofia Kenin. Tournament director Tim Stallard regretfully announced that Svitolina will be unable to compete due to a foot injury sustained at Wimbledon, while Kenin will be in Spain on the same […]

  • Cyberbullying is out of control: Gamblers abuse Daria Kasatkina for winning a match

    Updated: 2023-10-26 15:53:13
    Win or lose, tennis players are bullied by bettors. Insulting and threatening messages are part of everyday lives of WTA stars and the latest to point to this type of abuse is Daria Kasatkina, who showed several abusive messages that hit her inbox after she reached the semifinals of the Huafa Technology WTA Elite Trophy. […]

  • Angelique Kerber to play Adelaide in January 2024

    Updated: 2023-10-26 00:50:16
    Angelique Kerber will have an action-packed schedule when she returns to the circuit at the start of the 2024 season. The latest tournament the former world No.1 has been confirmed for is the January 8-13 Adelaide International. The 35-year-old Kerber stepped away from competition before the 2022 US Open, announcing pregnancy by humorously noting that […]

  • Cordae breakup rumors: Is Naomi Osaka a single mom?

    Updated: 2023-10-22 11:22:21
    Naomi Osaka is posting selfies while lying on a beautiful beach, but even though she smiles in those pictures her recent Instagram captions hint that she and her baby daddy Cordae are going through a rough patch or have even broken up.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by 大坂なおみ🇭🇹🇯🇵 (@naomiosaka) […]

  • No Australian Open for Venus Williams, targets return in March 2024

    Updated: 2023-10-18 16:54:16
    Venus Williams played just ten matches in 2023, her last one being a first-round loss at the US Open. Still recovering from injury sustained at Wimbledon, the tennis legend will not be ready in time for the 2024 Australian Open, but plans to make a comeback on home soil in spring. Despite her body often […]

  • Sharapova on equal prize money in tennis: “The disparity is insane.”

    Updated: 2023-10-17 20:16:11
    In an interview with Bloomberg’s Jason Kelly, Maria Sharapova pointed out the great disparity in prize money between men’s and women’s tennis, saying that equal pay at Grand Slams is amazing but at most tournaments there still is a dramatic difference in checks received by the WTA and ATP players. Highlighting the problem of unequal […]

  • Muguruza doesn’t think about return: “Tennis has no place in my routine.”

    Updated: 2023-10-16 09:27:58
    In April, Garbine Muguruza announced an extended break from tennis to enjoy her private life. At the time, we knew that she would miss Roland Garros and Wimbledon. We’re in mid-October now and the two-time Grand Slam champion still doesn’t plan to return to competition. The former world No.1 Muguruza played her last match at […]

  • Zheng Qinwen wins Zhengzhou title, makes history for Chinese tennis

    Updated: 2023-10-15 21:01:56
    World No.24 Zheng Qinwen defeated Barbora Krejcikova 2-6 6-2 6-4 in the final of the Bank of Communications Zhengzhou Open, making this the first year in Tour history that Chinese players have won four titles. Even before Zheng’s Zhengzhou Open title, the 2023 season had become the first to have three WTA title winners from […]

  • Leylah Fernandez clinches third singles title in Hong Kong

    Updated: 2023-10-15 20:59:55
    World No.60 Leylah Fernandez of Canada rallied from a set down to beat Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova 3-6 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open and clinch her third career singles title. Making her debut appearance at Hong Kong, Fernandez defeated Victoria Azarenka, Mirra Andreeva, Linda Fruhvirtova, Anna Blinkova, and […]

  • Half-Korean Jessica Pegula dominates Yuan Yue to win Seoul title

    Updated: 2023-10-15 07:40:33
    American Jessica Pegula of half-Korean descent eased past Yuan Yue of China in the final of the Hana Bank Korea Open to win her fourth career title and second this season. The world No.4 Pegula raced through the first set and further solidified her advantage with a double break early in the second set of […]

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