1. Znak

    Raising a Champion

    Thought this was fascinating to watch — former WTA player Julia Efremova raising her children to be competitive tennis players. She was also recently featured on the Functional Tennis Podcast. I can't tell if I'm impressed by what it takes at such a young age to become great, or terrified for...
  2. Enceladus

    2021 Miami Open Final: Ashleigh Barty vs Bianca Andreescu

    My picks is Bandereescu in 3 sets, because Bianca is a big matches player. What are your predictions? :)
  3. Enceladus

    WTA has announced adjustments to its rankings

    https://www.wtatennis.com/news/2077588/wta-announces-ranking-system-adjustments Good news: Points from tournaments played in 2020 other than the usual date (RG or Rome) will be valid for 52 weeks, except situation, when the tennis player achieves a better result in 2021 edition. Iga Swiatek...
  4. RaulRamirez

    Project Your Top 8 for 2021: ATP (and if interested, WTA)

    If this has already been done, I apologize, but even if it was, here's a chance to try again. I have not yet refined my own projections, and hope to do so at some point -- if only to look back in November, 2021 and see how bad they were. My hope is that this will be an argument-free thread...
  5. RaulRamirez

    So, Who Had Eugenie Bouchard...

    ...advancing further than (among others) Serena or Vika? I'm not complaining - though not thrilled SW had to withdraw - as it's nice to see Genie have some success again.
  6. Enceladus

    WTA tournaments in China is cancelled for 2020 season, including WTA Finals

    It's a report that was easy to expect, but WTA foolishly thought that its tournaments in China could take place, at least some of them, despite China's announcement that no international sporting event would take place on its territory in 2020. For WTA, canceling Chinese tournaments means a big...
  7. MichaelNadal

    Happy Birthday Venus :)

    Well it's here, she's officially 40 today. Queen. Legend :cool:
  8. Enceladus

    WTA Proposed Calendar for the rest of 2020 season

    Belgian tennis player Alison van Uytvanck mistaked published a new women's circuit calendar on Twitter. Although she deleted it after a short while, the new work calendar began to spread rapidly on social networks. This new calendar expects to actually start playing in early August...
  9. D

    Biggest racquet differences between ATP and WTA

    I'm curious about some of the ways in which racquets (tend to) differ between tours. I'd imagine ATP players generally use heavier racquets w/ higher swingweights, but are there other key differences? Is my assumption about weight even correct? Would love specific player examples, too
  10. D

    Poll: Is Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario an ATG?

    Yes or no? I'm intentionally not including her career accomplishments in this post because I'm curious about your answers based on what you currently think/know about her.
  11. Enceladus

    2020 Indian Wells - WTA Premier Mandatory Thread

    Defending champion: Bianca Andreescu (will not defend the title due to an ongoing knee injury) Former IW champions, who will participating in the 2020 edition: Serena Williams (1999, 2001), Kim Clijsters (2003, 2005), Naomi Osaka (2018) Official website: http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/...
  12. WilPro

    What's the deal about RPM Blast and ALU Power?

    I seen RPM Blast and ALU Power are the most used strings in the professional circuit. I heard people claiming there is nothing special about them just marketing. Other claim they are the best strings. How come they are the most used string to date in the professional tour? Or am I wrong? Is...
  13. WilPro

    Maximum racquet weight allowed on tour

    I was wondering if there is a maximum weight allowed on tour as there is a maximum racquet length allowed on tour (29 inch). I just want to know if maximum weight is regulated by some one on the WTA, ATP or ITF tour. Thanks.
  14. Enceladus

    Tennis players' comments on the coming of the New Year 2020

    Happy New Year 2020! :) Posts and photos of tennis players from social networks, concerning the arrival of the New Year 1st part:
  15. Enceladus

    Kiki Bertens Wedding

    Best Dutch female tennis player and 9th WTA player got married to Remko de Rijke, who is her physiotherapist, hitting partner and fitness coach. Congratulations :)
  16. Enceladus

    2019 WTA Finals - Official Tournament Thread

    We welcome this year's WTA Finals participants :happydevil:: 1. Ashleigh Barty, winner of the French Open, Miami Open and Birmingham Classic 2. Karolína Plíšková, winner of the Brisbane International, Italian Open, Eastbourne International and Zhengzhou Open 3. Naomi Osaka, winner of the...
  17. Enceladus

    2019 WTA Elite Trophy (Zhuhai) - Official Tournament Thread

    Defending champion: Ashleigh Barty (will not participate this year, as she will instead be playing in the 2019 WTA Finals) Official website: http://en.wtaelitetrophy.com/ Wiki-link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_WTA_Elite_Trophy_%E2%80%93_Singles Edition: 5th Date: October 22 – 27 Number...
  18. Enceladus

    Another Czech champion - Karolina Muchova!

    She won her first career WTA title in the Soul! :) Thread of fan support for Karolína Muchová, which great future awaits! :) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karolinamuchova/?hl=en Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/karomuchova7
  19. NaBUru38

    2019 WTA Bronx Open

    Cary Leeds Center, Crotona Park, The Bronx, New York City Free admission! Notable players: CoCo Vandeweghe, Andrea Petkovic, Camila Giorgi, Alizé Cornet, Wang Qiang, Barbora Strýcová, Kateřina Siniaková, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Karolína Muchová.
  20. Enceladus

    2019 Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati) - WTA Thread

    Defending champion: Kiki Bertens Former Western & Southern Open champions, who will participating in the 2019 tournament: Serena Williams (2014-15), Maria Sharapova (2011), Victoria Azarenka (2013), Karolina Pliskova (2016), Garbine Muguruza (2017) Official website: http://www.wsopen.com/...
  21. Enceladus

    2019 Rogers Cup (Toronto) – Women's Singles

    Defending champion: Simona Halep (she won the tournament in 2016 as well) Former Rogers Cup champions, who will participating in the 2019 tournament: Serena Williams (2001, 2011, 2013), Caroline Wozniacki (2010), Belinda Bencic (2015), Elina Svitolina (2017) Official website...
  22. Nostradamus

    Maria Sharapova on the Comeback, in mallorca. Anisiamova who ?

    Maria is on the comeback, starting with Mallorca grass court championships. Is she a dark horse to win it all at Wimbledon ? I better go stock up on Supergoop and Sugarpova.
  23. hipolymer

    ahh, the WTF

    Johanna Konta:
  24. Enceladus

    2019 Miami - WTA Premier Mandatory - General Discussion

    2018 winner: Sloane Stephens (will defend the title) Former champions, who are participating in this year's edition: Venus Williams (1998-99, 2001), Serena Williams (2002-04, 2008-09, 2013-15), Victoria Azarenka (2009, 2011, 2016), Johanna Konta (2017) Date: March 18 – 31 Edition: 35th...
  25. Enceladus

    2019 Indian Wells - WTA Premier Mandatory - General Discussion

    2018 winner: Naomi Osaka (will defend the title) Former champions, who are participating in this year's edition: Serena Williams (1999, 2001), Caroline Wozniacki (2011), Victoria Azarenka (2012, 2016), Simona Halep (2015) Date: March 4 – 17 Edition: 31th (WTA) Category: WTA Premier Mandatory...
  26. Znak

    WTA 2HBH Stance

    Out of curiosity, why do so many WTA players play their 2HBH out of this stance? I'm a OHBH so it's hard for me to relate... is it to generate more power or more of a defensive thing? Why do we see less of this by ATP players (or am I just not paying attention to it)?
  27. PDJ

    Williams/Ramos. WTA Pro Barbora Strycova gives her view

    WTA Pro Barbora Strycova gives her view. https://wwos.nine.com.au/tennis/us-open-serena-williams-meltdown-barbora-strycova/43bf5c4a-7d1c-427d-855d-465a6e9119ed As far as I'm aware, Strycova is the first female pro to go on record as supporting Ramos and not Serena? Yes, I know, another...
  28. Devil_dog

    Osaka may get a big pay day from Adidas

    This is interesting to me since Adidas has Wozniaki, Kerber and Muguruza - all Grand Slam champs - already on their payroll. But I can see also that perhaps Osaka will help them start to make inroads into the Asian markets. But whatever the reason I'm happy for the young champ. I hope she adds...
  29. HetTheGreaterer

    Make roofs everywhere

    This climate change is making a vast impact on tennis matches...... See this cincinati masters, its washed up at a high extent..... Retractable Roof should be compulsory for every Grandslam, ATP masters 1000, ATP500, ATP250 on atleast 2-3 courts for GS/M1000 and 1-2 on 500 and atleast 1 on...
  30. dainova

    WTA on Tennis Channel dead ?

    Hi, Just discovered that TC doesn't have WTA Rome semifinals, what happaned with them ? Again $$$??? Do you know where I can watch Sharapova in in US, CA ???/ Strange that there is no any official info on www or by TC, or ESPN. Who drop whom, in other hand it's freely available in Europe...