Wednesday, February 21, 2024

WTA

WTA will return to China after Peng Shuai saga

The Women’s Tennis Association will resume tournaments in China this year having accepted an investigation into the sexual assault allegations made by former player Peng Shuai will not be carried out by the Chinese government, reports BBC Sports.Former doubles...

India’s Sania Mirza suffers first-round exit from Abu Dhabi Open

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands bowed out of the Abu Dhabi Open WTA 500 tennis tournament, which was the Indian star’s penultimate event of the career. Sania and Bethanie lost to Belgian-German...

Pegula wins first WTA 1,000 title

Jessica Pegula won her first WTA 1,000 title with a straight-sets victory over Maria Sakkari at the Guadalajara Open.American Pegula needed just 70 minutes to wrap up a 6-2 6-3 win over her Greek opponent, and as a result...

Swiatek wins 8th title of season

World No.1 Iga Swiatek took home her eighth title of the year after defeating qualifier Donna Vekic 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 here on Sunday.Top-seeded Swiatek needed 1 hour and 47 minutes to earn the San Diego Open title with her...

Jabeur, Raducanu to square off inWorld Tennis Championship exhibition

Wimbledon and U.S runner-up Ons Jabeur will take on 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu at the World Tennis Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi on December 16.The pair have yet to meet in a professional match. Raducanu had been...

Pan Pacific Open: Qinwen routs Badosa to reach quarters

China’s Zheng Qinwen continued to soar in her breakthrough season, knocking out No 1 seed Paula Badosa 6-3, 6-2 in 78 minutes in the second round of the Pan Pacific Open to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament, here...

Serena overcomes Kovinic’s challenge; Halep bows out

American tennis star Serena Williams, four weeks shy of her 41st birthday and playing in her last career event, overcame Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-3, 6-3 to secure a place in the second round of the US Open on...

Caroline Garcia makes history, becomes first qualifier to ever win a WTA 1000 event

Caroline Garcia of France defeated Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4 in the Western & Southern Open final, becoming the first qualifier to ever win a WTA 1000 title since the tier was created in 2009. The 28-year-old...

Djokovic drops in rankings despite Wimbledon triumph

Novak Djokovic slipped four places in the world rankings on Monday despite retaining his Wimbledon title due to the men’s tour governing body’s controversial decision not to award ranking points for the Grand Slam event.The ATP and WTA made...

No ranking points on offer but Wimbledon no exhibition

Wimbledon starts on Monday without Russia’s world number one Daniil Medvedev and Belarus’s former top-ranked Victoria Azarenka but the grasscourt Grand Slam will hardly feel like an exhibition event despite no ranking points on offer.The 2022 edition of the...