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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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/...
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...
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.
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...
Defending champion: Ashleigh Barty (will not participate this year, as she will instead be playing in the 2019 WTA Finals)
Date: October 22 – 27
She won her first career WTA title in the Soul! :)
Thread of fan support for Karolína Muchová, which great future awaits! :)
Cary Leeds Center, Crotona Park, The Bronx, New York City
Notable players: CoCo Vandeweghe, Andrea Petkovic, Camila Giorgi, Alizé Cornet, Wang Qiang, Barbora Strýcová, Kateřina Siniaková, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Karolína Muchová.
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/...
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)
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
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...
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)?
WTA Pro Barbora Strycova gives her view.
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...
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...
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...
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...