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Svitolina, Bertens, Goerges, Petkovic to play in Berlin in July

After an eleven-year absence, tennis was supposed to return to Berlin this June, as the Premier-level Bett1 Open was added to the WTA schedule in 2020. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced all tournaments since March to be suspended, including the new grass-court event in Germany, Berlin will welcome...

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4 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Julia Goerges presents new Asics outfit

Had there not been for the COVID-19 pandemic, the French Open would’ve been in full swing now. Despite the lengthy hiatus in the tennis season, most sportswear companies have released new collections in time for the originally scheduled Roland Garros. So far I’ve written about Adidas’...

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5 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Marion Bartoli announces pregnancy

Marion Bartoli and her husband Yahya Boumediene often express their deepest emotions for each other on social media and now the couple gave us another glimpse into their private lives by sharing a pregnancy ultrasound photo and thus announcing that they are to become parents for the first time. The...

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6 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Petra Kvitova wins the Czech Tennis President’s Cup

Petra Kvitova defeated Karolina Muchova 6-3 6-3 in the final of the Czech Tennis President’s Cup, a three-day event in Prague with very restricted audience as the sport is slowly getting back to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the official WTA season. Juchuuuuuuu I missed this...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Kvitova, Muchova advance to the Czech Tennis President’s Cup final

Petra Kvitova and Karolina Muchova are the last two ladies standing at the Czech Tennis President’s Cup final, a national three-day exhibition tournament organized while the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing international tennis from happening. In Wednesday’s semifinals, two-time Wimbledon champion...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Czech Republic revives tennis with top players competing at a three-day tournament in Prague

As tennis has resorted to the local level in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Czech Republic organized a three-day charity tournament boasting a strong field of players. In a restricted environment with just a handful of special guests, team members and journalists present, eight women’s tennis...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

UTR Pro Match Series canceled on the final day due to rain

Can the 2020 tennis season get any worse? While the coronavirus pandemic put a months-long gap in the regular tennis schedule, the UTR Pro Match Series, a local effort to treat fans with some professional play via international broadcast, was canceled on the third and final day because of bad weather. WEST...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Riske reaches UTR Pro Match Series final, to face the winner of the rain-delayed match between Tomljanovic and Collins

On Day 2 of the UTR Pro Match Series held on a private tennis court in West Palm Beach, Alison Riske made herself the most successful player at the tournament so far, Amanda Anisimova chalked up her first win of the weekend, while the match between Danielle Collins and Ajla Tomljanovic was cut short...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

On the eve of the French Open…

On the eve of the French Open…

Tennis has been on my mind this weekend as I should be in Paris right now for the French Open. The last few months have been bizarre to say the least. I’m missing live tennis but it’s given me a rare opportunity to explore new hobbies. I’ve started learning French and have taken up...

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1 week ago, Moo's Tennis Blog, WTA

Riske, Anisimova, Collins, Tomljanovic restart women’s tennis at UTR Pro Match Series

Alison Riske, Amanda Anisimova, Danielle Collins and Ajla Tomljanovic competed on a private court in the West Palm Beach, FL area on Friday and kicked off the UTR Pro Match Series, the first live women’s tennis tournament to be broadcast internationally since the coronavirus pandemic cancelled...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Naomi Osaka surpasses Serena & Sharapova as highest-paid female athlete ever

Naomi Osaka always looks so shy and modest, but the 22-year-old Japanese is officially the highest-paid female athlete in the world, having earned $37.4 million in the last 12 months, according to Forbes. Before Naomi Osaka’s emergence, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams ruled the top female...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

The best WTA players never to win a Grand Slam

Helena Sukova made four Grand Slam finals, and Mary Joe Fernandez and Dinara Safina three. They are just a part of a larger group of WTA players to fall short of taking home a trophy.

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1 week ago, ESPN Tennis, WTA

Bethanie Mattek-Sands tests five tennis shoe models and picks her favorite

Bethanie Mattek-Sands took off her go-to Adidas Ubersonic 3 tennis shoes, which have been her favorites for a long time because of comfort, performance and the fact that they match all her colorful Lucky in Love outfits, to playtest five footwear models by Adidas, Nike, New Balance, K-Swiss and Asics. Adidas...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Jamie Hampton retires after six years of inactivity: “It’s still heartbreaking to officially say goodbye”

American Jamie Hampton, 30, officially announced her retirement on Twitter after six years of being sidelined by injuries. In July 2013 Hampton reached her career-high ranking of No.24, but already in January 2014 she played what turned out to be her last WTA tournament — the ASB Classic in Auckland,...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Nike Summer Maria Paris Dress brings eveningwear to women’s tennis fashion

Even though Maria Sharapova retired in February, her Nike line lives on and there’s a new tennis dress released for the 2020 French Open, i.e. just ahead of the tournament’s original date which has now been pushed to late September because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Summer Maria Paris...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Petra Kvitova, Elina Svitolina model Nike Summer 2020 tennis collection

As coronavirus lockdown measures are slowly lifting around the world and we can gradually return to tennis courts, Nike is releasing the Summer 2020 collection, which would have been debuted at Roland Garros had the tournament not been rescheduled from late May to late September. Classic stripes characterize...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

How does the ATP and WTA calculate world rankings?

Tennis is one of the most popular global sports around with an estimated 850 million fans. Of course, many of the fans love to play the game as well as watching their favorite tennis stars in action. Some will even indulge in betting on matches at top Indiana sports betting sites to make money from their...

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2 weeks ago, Tennis Connected, WTA

Tennis tips: How to make your second serve consistent

Coach Marcin Bieniek, founder of instructional Enjoy Tennis Blog, explains the specific aspects of a second serve in tennis and how you can maximize your success rate when it comes to this shot. Marcin is currently looking for new career opportunities, so if you are interested in cooperation, you can...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

It’s over between Anna Kalinskaya and Nick Kyrgios, the split was BAD!

After months of dating, Russian tennis star Anna Kalinskaya posted her first photo with Australian ATP player Nick Kyrgios on Instagram in March, but two months later they have already broken up and the split was a messy affair. As News.com.au reports, Kalinskaya captioned one of her recent black-and-white...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Coronavirus continues to disrupt tennis season, four more tournaments canceled in July

The WTA season will definitely not resume on July 13th, as four more tournaments scheduled for July have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak — Nordea Open in Bastad, Sweden, BRD Bucharest Open in Romania, Ladies Open Lausanne in Switzerland, and the Baltic Open in Jurmala, Latvia. The...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

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