1. 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/...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. hipolymer

    ahh, the WTF

    Johanna Konta:
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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)?
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. D

    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...
  12. Simon_the_furry

    List of all active players with two-handed forehands.

    Since I created a thread of all the active WTA players with one-handed backhands, I decided to create a thread for players with two-handed forehands as well. Let's keep tennis diverse! Root for the unusual, because it's the only thing stopping us from descending into homogeneity. So far I have...
  13. Simon_the_furry

    Active WTA players with one handed backhands (list)

    So I've taken it upon myself to make a list of all active WTA players who use one-handed backhands. So far, I have: Conny Perrin, 27 years old, current world #191 in singles, world #197 in doubles. Carla Suárez Navarro, 28 years old, current world #25 in singles. Eleni Daniilidou, 35 years...
  14. N

    What if ATP/ITF/WTA banned poly strings and 100+ sq in racquets?

    ....And standardized balls for clay, grass and hard courts? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Background: Over the years, there’s been a lot of discussion here regarding the direction of changes on the tennis tour. Typically they fall into these broad categories...
  15. T

    Miami Open -- points distribution

    According to Wikipedia and the rulebook (since the Miami tournament has a 96S draw in the WTA) the points distribution should be as follows 1000 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 The first round is 128, where all players get 10 pts, right? If I win R128, I will play the second round R64 and will get 35...
  16. T

    Miami Open -- ranking points method

    Hello everyone, Looking at the live WTA ranking (https://live-tennis.eu/en/wta-live-ranking), I see that players are playing the Miami R64. Looking at the table of the points (http://www.stevegtennis.com/atp-tennis-ranking-points), I see that if a player wins R64 of Masters 1000 (Miami Open is...
  17. Simon_the_furry

    Shuko Aoyama - the most entertaining WTA doubles player on tour?

    I am currently watching the Aoyama/Yang vs Niculescu/Sestini Hlavackova match and I've never seen a player quite so fun to watch. Shuko has very little free power, as she is listed at only 5' 1/2", although I suspect she is more like 4' 10 1/2". She makes up for this with finesse shots that...
  18. T

    Is there any chance that player can get their points deducted?

    Maybe I didn't quite catch that, but did Wozniacki get an amount of points deducted (~580 points)? I heard that if she doesn't win a match she may get some points deducted... I know they would have checked something about her matches last year and according to this "rule", she could have lost...
  19. T

    How can a player ranked outside the top 100 enter in the qualifying draw?

    I'm just confused about the order of the tournaments and requirements to enter in a tournament. Please be patient because I would like to understand. I do know I'm just too confused about it. So, if you are outside of the top 100, you are not going to join a tournament by receiving a direct...
  20. T

    WTA Finals in Singapore 2018 -- rules for entering in the tournament

    As far as I know, only top 7 (or 8?) top players can have access to WTA Finals, depending on their ranking points. Well, I was reading another thread on the match Kvitova defeating Goerges and I read a sentence saying "Looking forward to their next indoor match in Singapore". Now, I assume you...
  21. T

    2019 ITF Transition Tour

    The new transition tour tournaments, which will offer $15,000 in prize money, will replace the existing $15,000 men’s and women’s tournaments on the ITF Pro Circuit in 2019, and will award ITF Entry Points instead of ATP and WTA ranking points. In women’s tennis in 2019, $25,000 ITF Pro Circuit...
  22. Devil_dog

    Remember Sabine Lisicki?

    In line with a thread I started about Laura Robson back in 2015, I happened to catch a replay of match played by Lisicki in the Taipei tournament: her first match back since knee surgery toward the end of last year. How surreal to see Sabine go down in the ranks to No. 242 after rising as high...
  23. T

    How many rounds do qualifying tournaments have?

    Taking a look at the qualifying draws of each tournament (Brisbane, Auckland, Australian Open), I understand that the qualifying tournaments are made up of 3 rounds. So, in Brisbane and Auckland there are 32 players and after three rounds only 4 will qualify to join the main competition; the...
  24. N

    Best Singles Volleyer in the WTA - Past 20 Years

    Who would you nominate? Bonus points for video links, gifs or pictorial evidence.
  25. lunaticmochi

    Grand Slams should alternate days between men's and women's

    i.e. All of men's matches play Monday, the women play Tuesday, and so on and so forth. This will put to rest all the complaints of unequal rest time in between rounds. It will also make it convenient to watch the matches. If I only care about the men's, then I will be able to schedule my day...
  26. every7

    The Rare Phenomenon of Players Calling Trainers for Mental Injury?

    The Rare Phenomenon of Players Calling Trainers for Mental Injury. Has anyone ever seen this before? I have seen a lot of tennis over the past 20 years and I have never seen this before today's final. To be clear, I want to make the distinction. I'm not talking about: - Players calling...
  27. NaomiKonjuhPotapova

    Ana Konjuh: The Next Teenager Women's Grandslam Winner

    Or maybe not. After USO 2017 she will be 20. Personally, she has the best skill and weapon compare to other teensies: Beli, Ostapenko, Naomi, Dasha2. But the on court emotion tho, so Sloane Stephens. On the side note, that brows of hers has no match.
  28. Andy Murray Is Goat


    SO this thread is about the basics of pro stock racket from all the brands for all the noobs out there (including myself) (hopefully vsbabolat is helping he is a really amazing guy knows a lot about pro stocks) This thread will include basics of : Babolat, Head, Yonex, Prince and all of the...