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3rd of August 2020 - The WTA tour has re-started with Donna Vekic of Croatia winning the first main draw match against her Dutch opponent Arantxa Rus at the Palermo Open on the island of Sicily in Italy. Donna won 6-1 6-2.
There has been no professional tennis since March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. After the match Donna Tweeted two pictures of herself saying “So good to be back” – To see the images click here
3rd of August 2020 - The WTA tour has resumed at the Palermo Open in Sicily, Italy.
June 17th 2020 - The WTA tour will resume on the week of Monday August the 3rd at the 31st Palermo Ladies Open in Italy. Subject to health related approvals. After 5 months with no play due to COVID-19.
June 14th 2020 – Dominika Cibulkova has given birth to her first child.
She made the announcement on Instagram saying -
And our world will never be the same again (three red love heart emojis). 14/06/2020 we welcomed our precious son Jakub Navara (Sparkles emoji). She was pictured with her husband Michal Navara and their newborn baby boy. To see the image click here.
22nd of May 2020 - Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, knocking US rival Serena Williams off the top spot. According to Forbes magazine, Osaka, 22, a two-time Grand Slam champion, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months. That was £1.15m more than the amount earned by 38-year-old Williams. Since Forbes began tracking female athletes’ income in 1990, tennis players have topped the annual list every year.
30th of April 2020 - On this day in 1993 World No.1 Monica Seles was stabbed on court by a deranged Steffi Graf fan. Monica Seles had already won 8 slams before her 20th birthday. Could she have become the greatest ever? We'll never know.
This was posted on Monica's Twitter account, to see the image click here. Monica also wrote "happy month/date in my life. As my Dad always used to say a mix of sadness / happiness makes you appreciate every breath you get to take - Followed by the hashtags - Sadness, Happiness, FatherDaughter.
15th of April 2020 - Dominika Cibulkova has taken to Instagram with another selfie of her in a lift showing her 32 week baby bump, saying "Week 32 and growing ( mask and gloves in my bag-putting it right on )". With emojis. The reason for her saying "mask and gloves in my bag-putting it right on" is due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As almost have of the worlds countries are currently in lockdown.
1st of April 2020. 16.09 - Wimbledon has been cancelled. Here's what they said in Twitter.
"It is with great regret that the AELTC has today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021".
28th of March 2020 - With all of the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and many more countries around the world on lockdown over the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of the WTA girls have taken to social media in force. Showing you home exercises you can do, and letting you know what they are doing at home. Using the hashtag "StayAtHome".
Many of the women from the WTA tour are doing challenges with toilet roll, keep ups etc. This is due to people stockpiling. Katie Boulter was doing a challenge when she kicked the toilet roll at the camera that her Mum was using to film the challenge. To watch the video on Twitter click here.
18th of March 2020 - Update on the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). The WTA has now suspended all tennis until the 7th of June 2020. All rankings have been frozen.
16th of March 2020 - The WTA Tour has been suspended until May 2nd due to the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).
16th of March 2020 - Tsvetana Pironkova is returning to tennis as a mother and nearly three years off the WTA tour. Here's what she had to say in the announcement on the social media platform Instagram. Dear All, I would like to share an exciting news with you. For the past 3 months I have been intensively training, in order to compete at a professional level again. It wasn’t an easy deceison, considering the extend of the challenge. There are many circumstances that I need to take into account, but what matters the most is that I have the love and full support of my family.
I will soon share with you a short schedule of the tournaments that I am planing to play. I would also like to thank everyone who has been supporting me throughout my tennis journey for the past 15 years. It truly means a lot and it is definitely a source of inspiration! Emoji – Red love heart.
13th of March 2020 - The Volvo Car Open will not be held due to COVID-19 concerns. The tournament was due to be held in Charleston, USA between the 6th and 12th of April 2020.
9th of March 2020 - Indian Wells has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Indian Wells is one of the biggest tennis tournaments outside the Grand Slams which is based in California in the United States of America.
26th of February 2020 - Petra Kvitova has knocked Jelena Ostapenko out of Doha, Qatar in very tricky windy conditions. It took exactly two-hours with the final result being 6-2 4-6 6-1. She will now play Ons Jabeur in the quarter-finals.
26th of February 2020 - Katie Boulter came from a set down to defeat the American Francesca Di Lorenzo 2-6 6-3 6-2 in the Mexican Open. (Albert Mexicano TELCEL presentado por HSBC. ACAPULCO, MEXICO). Katie will now play Zhu Lin next.
25th of February 2020 - Garbine Muguruza has just defeated Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the Qatar Open. She will play Dayana Yastremska next.
22nd of February 2020 - Simona Halep has won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships defeating Elena Rybakina in three sets 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-5). This was Simona's 20th title. There's only five other women that are active that have more titles. Who are: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova. Simona is in joint sixth place with Victoria Azarenka.
13th of February 2020 - Anna Kournikova has has baby number 3, she made the announcement on the social media platform Instagram. In the post their was Anna holding her baby girl. Followed by - My Sunshine 01.30.2020. To see the image click here >
6th of December 2019 - Caroline Wozniacki has today announced her retirement from professional tennis. She used the social media platform Instagram to let everyone know. Here's what she said -
I’ve played professionally since I was 15 years old. In that time I’ve experienced an amazing first chapter of my life. With 30 WTA singles titles, a world #1ranking for 71 weeks, a WTA Finals victory, 3 Olympics, including carrying the flag for my native Denmark, and winning the 2018 Australian Open Grand slam championship, I’ve accomplished everything I could ever dream of on the court.
I’ve always told myself, when the time comes, that there are things away from tennis that I want to do more, then it’s time to be done.
In recent months, I’ve realized that there is a lot more in life that I’d like to accomplish off the court. Getting married to David was one of those goals and starting a family with him while continuing to travel the world and helping raise awareness about rheumatoid arthritis (project upcoming) are all passions of mine moving forward.
So with that, today I am announcing that I will be retiring from professional tennis after the Australian Open in January. This has nothing to do with my health and this isn’t a goodbye, I look forward to sharing my exciting journey ahead with all of you! Finally, I want to thank with all my heart, the fans, my friends, my sponsors, my team, especially my father as my coach, my husband, and my family for decades of support! Without all of you I could have never have done this!
Followed by an image of her at a very young age. To see the image click here >
16th of November 2019 - The WTA girls are out in force posting their off season bikini shots. To see the images and what they are saying click here >
3rd of November 2019 - Ashleigh Barty has won the year ending WTA Finals by defeating Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-3 in straight sets. The tournament was held in Shenzhen, China - For the first time. (It will be held there on a ten-year contract).
This was the first time that Ashleigh had ever beaten Elina, and as a result of winning the tournament, she received a cheque for $4.42m (3.42m). The highest amount of money ever won in a tennis tournament.
Ashleigh will also end the year as World Number 1.
10th of August 2019 - Danielle Collins has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. She made the announcement on the social media platform, Instagram. Here’s what she said “There have been a lot of exciting moments during my 2019 season. I am proud to have made a career high ranking of 23 in the world and the semi finals of the Australian Open, earlier this season. There have also been tough moments, but I am grateful for another year of growth. Today is a tough day for me as I announce my recent diagnosis with Rheumatoid arthritis.
I have not been feeling all that great for quite some time, but it has been somewhat of a relief and completely validating to understand the cause behind my pain.
I am certainly not the first person who has been diagnosed with a chronic illness, and I really feel for all of the people out there who are struggling.
As I have started treatment, I am looking forward to embracing this next challenge in life. Without a doubt, every healthy day is a gift and I am one hundred percent committed to keeping strong and continuing to battle on and off the tennis court".
6th of October 2019 - Naomi Osaka has won the China Open by defeating World No.1 Ashleigh Barty in 3 sets. (Score 3-6 6-3 6-2). She soon took to the social media platform Instagram posting a picture of her with the winner’s trophy. To see the picture, click here >
7th of September 2019 - US Open. Bianca Andreescu has won the 2019 US Open by defeating Serena Williams in straight sets in her first ever appearance at Flushing Meadows, New York, to win her first Grand Slam.
Williams did not cope with the 19-year old’s quality in a 6-3 7-5 loss.
After the match Andreescu told the crowd. “I am beyond grateful and truly blessed. I’ve worked really hard for this moment. To play on this stage against Serena – a true legend of the sport is amazing.”
21st of August 2019 - US Open 2019 – American Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the US Open after the death of her father and coach Konstantin. Anisimova reached the semi-finals of the French Open in June.
The world number 24 was due to play at Flushing Meadows for a second time after losing in the first round in 2018.
"The USTA [United States Tennis Association] and US Open send our deepest condolences to Amanada Anisimova on the passing of her father, Konstantin," said a statement.
June the 16th 2019 - Caroline has married David Lee in Tuscany. Angelique Kerber, Agnieszka Radwanska and Serena Williams were all present at the ceremony, along with over 100 other guests including friends and family. According to Vogue, Caroline wore a Oscar de la Renta embroidered gown. Caroline took to the social media platform, Instagram and posted a picture of herself and her husband saying " Best weekend of my life, followed by a red love heart emoji" To see the picture click here >
19th of May 2019 - Karolina Pliskova beat Johanna Konta 6-3 6-4 to claim her second title of the season and her biggest title on clay to win Rome. (Internazioni BNL d’Italia). Karolina will rise to No.2 in the world when the new rankings are released on Monday.
16th of May 2019 - Johanna Konta has reached the Italian Open quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-4 win over Venus Williams - her second match of the day.
16th of May 2019 - Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the French Open with on ongoing shoulder problem. She made the announcement via Instagram. Here’s what she had to say “Withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions aren’t the easiest ones!!
In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in my shoulder. I’ll really miss you Paris, until next year”.
6th of May 2019 - Katie Boulter has withdrawn from the French Open and will miss the rest of the clay-court season due to a back injury. Katie needed a hot water bottle during change overs in the Fed Cup, when Britain beat Kasachstan.
28th of April 2019 - Petra Kvitova has become the first player to win two WTA titles this year! She won the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix by beating Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-6. To claim her second title of 2019.
30th of March 2019 - Australia’s Ashleigh Barty has won the biggest title of her career by defeating Karolina Pliskova in straight sets at the Miami Open. 7-6 (7-1) 6-3. Barty hit a career-high of 15 aces and as a result of the win will move into the world’s top 10 rankings on Monday.
29th of March 2019 - Karolina Pliskova has knocked Simona Halep out of the Miami Open, beating her 7-5 6-1 in the semi-finals to reach the final where she will play Ashleigh Barty on Saturday the 30th of March.
26th of March 2019 - The man who stabbed Petra Kvitova in her home in the Czech Republic has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Radim Zondra, 33, went to Petra’s apartment in 2016 saying he needed to inspect the boiler. He then grabbed Kvitova from behind and held a knife to her throat.
She suffered severe wounds to her left playing hand in the fight to free herself but returned to tennis five months later.
Appearing at a regional court in Brno, Zondra denied all charges against him.
Zondra, who is currently serving a prison sentence for another crime, was convicted of serious battery and illegal entry into Kvitova’s apartment. :: Read original story ::
17th of March 2019. Indian Wells, California, USA. 18-year-old Canadian wild card Bianca Andreescu has capped a dream fortnight with a thrilling win over three-time Grand Slam champion and former world No.1 Angelique Kerber to win the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells. Bianca won the final in the desert 6-4 3-6 6-4. This was Bianca's first WTA title and to top it off it was a Premier Mandatory. And look who congratulated her, click here >
13th of March 2019. Indian Wells, California, USA - Elina Svitolina claimed an epic win over Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. The match went on for three sets and took three hours and 12 minutes. Which was the longest women’s tennis match of 2019. The result was 7-6 5-7 6-4. Elina is now through to the quarterfinals.
24th of February 2019 - Alison Van Uytvanck won the Hungarian Open defeating Marketa Vondrousova 1-6 7-5 6-2.
23rd of February 2019 - Belinda Bencic has won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships; she beat Petra Kvitova in the final 6-3 1-6 6-2 to claim her first WTA title since 2015. (Her third career WTA title).
21st of February 2019 - Belinda Bencic has knocked former World No.1 Simona Halep out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to reach the semi-finals. The match went to three sets with the final result being 4-6 6-4 6-2.
19th of February 2019 - Naomi Osaka has been knocked out of the Dubai Tennis Championships in the second round to Kristina Mladenovic having received a first-round bye as the top seed, she was beaten 6-3 6-3.
18th of February 2019 - Serena Williams is back in the top 10 of the WTA rankings for the first time since returning from maternity leave. She is now world No.10.
16th of February 2019 - Elise Mertens came back from a set and a break down to defeat world No.3 Simona Halep at the Qatar Total Open to win her first title of the season and the biggest title of her career. The result was 3-6 6-4 6-3.
11th of February 2019 – Naomi Osaka has split with coach Sascha Bajin. She announced the news on the Twitter, saying “Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha. I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future”
Sascha replied “Thank you Naomi, emoji, I wish you nothing but the best as well. What a ride that was. Thank you for letting me be part of this.
They worked together for 13 months with Naomi winning two back-to-back Grand Slam titles. (The 2018 US Open, followed by the 2019 Australian Open).
7th of February 2019 - Katie Boulter has just Tweeted a message and picture on the social media platform Twitter, saying "First fed cup singles win" - To see the message and picture click here >
6th of February 2019 - Simona Halep has hired Belgian Thierry Van Cleemput as her new coach. The pair, who were spotted working together last month at the Australian Open, will begin their partnership next week at the Qatar Total Open in Doha, which begins on the 11th of February.
3rd of February 2019 - Dayana Yastremska has won the Hua Hin, Thailand Open by beating Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2 2-6 7-6 (7-3 tie-break).
3rd of February 2019 - Kiki Bertens has won the St. Petersburg Open, she beat Donna Vekic 7-6 (7-2 tie-break) 6-4. This was Kiki’s first title of 2019 and eighth in total.
30th of January 2019 - Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig has announced a new team headed by Kamau Murray. She made the announcement on the social media platform “Twitter” and said “New team.. who dis?! So excited to have Kamau Murray in my corner! Also having my new fitness coach CJ, coach OG and hitting partner Austin by my side makes this squad even better! Big things are coming!”. To see the image she posted click here >
30th of January 2019 - Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the St. Petersburg Open tournament due to a right shoulder injury. Sharapova was due to play in the all Russian tie against Daria Kasatkina in the second round of the tournament but withdrew due to shoulder ailments. She said "she will meet with doctors and hopes to be playing competitive tennis again as soon as possible". Daria Kasatkina will now play in the quarter-finals.
28th of January 2019 - Maria Sharapova has beat Daria Gavrilova 6-0 6-4 in her first match since the Australian Open. The match was played in her home country of Russia at the St. Petersburg Open. This was the first time that Maria had ever played in the tournament. To watch the match highlights click here >
26th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Naomi Osaka has won the Australian Open defeating Petra Kvitova in three sets. 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4. As a result of Naomi winning the tournament she will become the number one player in the world when the new rankings are out on Monday. Read full story >
24th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Petra Kvitova will face Naomi Osaka in Saturdays Australian Open final. With Naomi aiming towards a second Grand Slam win and Petra aiming for a third. The match will be live on Eurosport at 08:30 GMT, (In the UK).
24th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Naomi Osaka has knocked Karolina Pliskova out of the Australian Open to reach back to back Grand Slam finals. Naomi won the match 6-2 4-6 6-4. Naomi will now face Petra Kvitova in Saturdays final. Naomi won the previous Grand Slam final against Serena Williams at the US Open in 2018.
24th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Petra Kvitova has knocked Danielle Collins out of the Australian Open to reach the final. The first set was extremely tight, needing a tie-break for the Czech to win the set 7-2 in the tie. The second set was pretty much plain sailing for Petra winning it 6-0. The final result was 7-6 6-0. Kvitova will now face the winner of the second semi-final tie between Karolina Pliskova and Naomi Osaka in Saturday's Grand Slam final. This is the first time Petra has reached a Grand Slam final since her stabbing. Read full story on her attack by clicking here >.
23rd of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. The semi-finals matches are now in, here are the line-ups being played on Thursday the 24th of January -
- Petra Kvitova vs Danielle Collins. (03:00 Rod Laver Arena, live on Eurosport).
- Karolina Pliskova vs Naomi Osaka. (04:30 Rod Laver Arena, live on Eurosport).
23rd of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. The bookmakers favourite, Serena Williams has been knocked out of the Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova. The Czech took the first set quite easily only for Serena to fight back to win the second set. The match then went into a final set which Karolina won 7-5. The final result was 6-4 4-6 7-5 in Karolina's favour. Pliskova will now face the US Open champion Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals on Thursday. To see the Tweet that Karolina posted on the social media platform Twitter click here >
23rd of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Naomi Osaka has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open after defeating Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-1.
22nd of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Danielle Collins has knocked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova out of the Australian Open in three sets 2-6 7-5 6-1. She will now face Petra Kvitova in the semi-finals of the tournament.
22nd of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Petra Kvitova has knocked Ashleigh Barty out of the Australian Open in straight sets 6-1 6-4. She will now face Danielle Collins in the semi-finals.
21st of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. All fourth round matches have been played and we now know who is playing who in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Here are the line ups -
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Danielle Collins. (22nd of January at 03:30, GMT). You can watch the match on Eurosport.
- Petra Kvitova vs Ashleigh Barty. (22nd of January at 08:30, GMT). You can watch the match on Eurosport.
- Serena Williams vs Karolina Pliskova. (23rd of January at 01:00 GMT). You can watch the match on Eurosport.
- Naomi Osaka vs Elina Svitolina. (23rd of January at 01:30 GMT). You can watch the match on Eurosport.
21st of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams has knocked Simona Halep out of the Australian Open in three sets 6-1 4-6 6-4. She will now face Karolina Pliskova in the quarter finals. (Last eight).
21st of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Elina Svitolina has just knocked Madison Keys out of the Australian Open in three sets. Elina won the match 6-2 1-6 6-1 on the Margaret Court Arena.
20th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of the Australian Open to home favourite Ashleigh Barty. Maria took charge of the first set playing some fantastic tennis and won the set only for Ashleigh to come back in the second set.
Boos rang out as Maria took more than a seven and a half minute toilet break before the third set. She seemed ruffled by the crowd and lost the first game of the third set being broken to love. A packed crowd on the Rod Laver Arena was watching the fourth round tie, with the crowd clearing supporting the Aussie. Ashleigh won the match 4-6 6-1 6-4. (Maria was also given a code violation for taking to long on serving, by the chair umpire Alison Hughes). Rod Laver was present during the match.
20th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Angelique Kerber has been knocked out of the Australian Open in straight sets to America's Danielle Collins. Angie was battered 6-0 6-2 in the fourth round tie on Margaret Court Arena.
19th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Top seed Simona Halep has beaten Venus Williams 6-2 6-3 and will now play younger sister Serena in the last 16.
18th of January 2019 - Melbourne Australia. (Rod Laver Arena). Maria Sharapova has knocked the defending champion Caroline Wozniacki out of the Australian Open. Maria won the match 6-4 4-6 6-3 in 2 hours and 24 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. To watch the match highlights click here >
17th of January 2019 - Britain's Johanna Konta has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round to Garbine Muguruza. The match lasted two hours and 42 minutes and finished at 03:12 in the morning. The two-time Grand Slam champion "Muguruza" won the match 6-4 6-7 7-5 in Melbourne. (One of the latest finishes in the tournaments history).
17th of January 2019 - Here are the names of the WTA girls that have made it into the third round of the Australian Open so far. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Aryna Sabalenka, Amanda Anisimova, Ashleigh Barty, Maria Sakkari, Danielle Collins, Caroline Garcia, Angelique Kerber, Kimberly Birrell, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova, Belinda Bencic, Sloane Stephens, Petra Martic, Camila Giorgi, Karolina Pliskova, Qiang, Anastasija Sevastova, Elise Mertens, Madison Keys, Naomi Osaka, Su-Wei Hsieh, Shuai Zhang, Elina Svitolina, Simona Halep, Venus Williams and Serena Williams.
15th of January 2019 – Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams stormed into the second round of the Australian Open by defeating Tatjana Maria 6-0 6-2 in just 49 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. Serena, the 16th seed, took the first set in just 18 minutes against Germany’s Maria. She fired 22 winners to win the match. Serena will now face Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in the second round.
14th of January 2019 - Britain's No.3, Katie Boulter has won the first ever 10-point tiebreak at the Australian Open by beating Ekaterina Makarova 6-0 4-6 7-6 (10-6). To watch the video click here >
14th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Open is underway. Maria Sharapova opened play against British youngster Harriet Dart on Rod Laver Arena. Sharapova who is a former world No.1 and is a five-time Grand Slam champion sailed passed the British qualifier, Dart, winning the match 6-0 6-0. If you would like to watch the match highlights click here >
13th of January 2019 - Maria Sharapova video - talking about the Australian Open. Click here to watch video >
13th of January 2019, 12.28 GMT - With only hours until the first Grand Slam of the year starts. (The Australian Open). The WTA girls have taken to social media in mass posting pictures of them in Australia or at the actual event which is held annually in Melbourne.
12th of January 2019 - Sydney International, Australia. Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic pulled off a phenomenal comeback to beat Aussie and crowd favourite Ashleigh Barty 1-6 7-5 7-6. She beat Barty in two hours and 19 minutes. Petra has now won the last eight finals she has played in.
12th of January 2019 - Hobart International, Australia. Sofia Kenin has won the Hobart International beating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in straight sets 6-3 6-0. This was Sofia’s first WTA title.
6th of January 2019 - Auckland, New Zealand. Julia Goerges has won the ASB classic in New Zealand for the second year in a row. She beat the Canadian teenage qualifier Bianca Andreescu in three sets 2-6 7-5 6-1.
Julia became the first player in 15 years to defend the title. To see what Julia posted on the social media platform Instagram click here >
6th of January 2019 - Brisbane, Australia. Karolina Pliskova has won the Brisbane International. She was two points away from defeat in the second set but managed to comeback to win the match against Lesia Tsurenko in three sets. With the final result being 4-6 7-5 6-2. To see pictures of Karolina with her winners trophy click here >
5th of January 2019 - Aryna Sabalenka has won the first tournament of the year (Shenzhen Open, China) by beating Alison Riske in three sets the result was 4-6 7-6 6-3. This was Sabalenka's third WTA title. To see the image she posted and what she said click here >
4th of January 2019 - ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand - Defending champion Julia Goerges survived a scare in the ASB Classic against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard. Genie took the first set and had match point in the 3rd set. However Goerges of Germany won the 3rd set tie-break 8-6. (Score 3-6 6-3 7-6). Julia will now face Viktoria Kuzmova in the semi-final.
4th of January 2019 - Shenzhen Open, China - Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of the Shenzhen Open by the No.1 seed Aryna Sabalenka 6-1 4-2. Maria Sharapova retired through injury.
3rd of January 2019 – ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand. Bianca Andreescu who is unseeded at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. Has knocked the defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki out of the tournament in straight sets 6-4 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals, where she will play Venus Williams. Bianca is only 18 years old.
1st of January 2019 - The WTA girls have took to social media in mass posting their Happy New Years messages. Here's what the had to say. Read more >
31st of December 2018 - The 2019 tennis season has started. These are some of the players that won their opening matches. Maria Sharapova beat Timea Bacsinszky in straights sets in Shenzhen. China. Monica Puig beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3 6-2 in Auckland. (New Zealand). Venus Williams beat Victoria Azarenka in the ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand. (6-3 1-6 6-3). Julia Goerges beat Johanna Larsson 6-0 6-4 also in the ASB Classic.
27th of December 2018 - No sooner than Christmas is over, the WTA girls have taken to social media in force. Posting images of them and telling us all that they are heading. Read more >
24th of December 2018 - The WTA girls have started posting their Christmas messages on social media. To see the images and also what they are saying click here >
23rd of December 2018 - Anna Kournikova has posted a hilarious video of her and one of her twins dancing to a Rudolph Christmas track. (Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry). You can see the ex-Russian tennis player dancing with one of her children in black Nike tracksuit bottoms with a white top on. It looks like the video was filmed on a luxury boat/yacht. If you would like to watch the video simple click here >
17th of December 2017 - The one and only legendary female tennis player Billie Jean King has picked up the lifetime achievement award at the 2018 BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show.
Billie Jean King is a former American tennis player, now aged 75. She is classed as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. She won 39 Grand Slam titles in singles and doubles competitions.
She is the founder of the WTA. (Women’s Tennis Association).
She is an advocate for gender equality and in 1973 won the Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs.
10th of April 2018 - The Australian tennis player Casey Dellacqua has announced her retirement from professional tennis. She made the announcement on the social media platform. (Instagram).
She said “She has been thinking about this for a while now, and she is hanging up her racquets. It’s time for me to be a Mum and spend time with my young children and also spend time with my family”. To watch her video announcement click here >
31st of March 2018 - Miami, Florida, USA. Sloane Stephens has won the Miami Open, by defeating Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 7-6 6-1. This was Sloane's first title since winning the US Open in 2017. Stephens had beaten three former Grand Slam champions – Garbine Muguruza, Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka - to make the final.
And you can now make that four as Ostapenko won the 2017 French Open. As a result of Sloane's win she will now climb to number 9 in the world when the new rankings are released on Monday. (This will be the first time Stephens has broke into the worlds top ten).
21st of March 2018 - Miami, Florida, USA. Victoria Azarenka has beaten Cici Bellis in the first round of the Miami Open. Bellis struggled against Azarenka who played exceptional tennis to win the match 6-3 6-0. Cici Bellis only managed to hold serve once in the match. Victoria Azarenka will now play Madison Keys in the second round.
13th of March 2018 - Simona Halep has reached the last eight of the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells.
13th of March 2018 - Venus Williams has knocked her younger sister Serena out of Indian Wells in the third round. Venus won the match in straight sets 6-3 6-4. This was Serena’s first tournament back on the WTA tour since giving birth to her first child.
10th of March 2018 - Maria Sharapova has "mutually agreed" to part company with her coach of four years, Sven Groeneveld.
9th of March 2018 - Indian Wells, USA - Serena Williams has won her first match after returning to the WTA Tour after giving birth to her first child. Serena received a warm reception from the crowd. She beat Zarina Diyas in straight sets 7-5 6-3. Serena was trending all day on social media with it also being international women's day.
8th of Match 2018 - Indian Wells, USA - Eugenie Bouchard and Maria Sharapova have both been knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open in the first round. Eugenie Bouchard was beaten by Sachia Vickery 6-3 6-4. Whilst Maria Sharapova lost to Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-4.
26th of February 2018 - Simona Halep is back to No.1 in the World.
25th of February 2018 - Alison Van Uytvanck has won the Hungarian Ladies Open she beat Dominika Cibulkova in three sets 6-3 3-6 7-5.
24th of February 2018 - Elina Svitolina has won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by beating Daria Kasatkina in the final 6-4 6-0.
19th of February 2018 - Dubai, UAE, British number one Johanna Konta has reached the last 16 at the Dubai Duty Free Championships, after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets 7-6 6-2. She will now face Russia’s Daria Kasatkina in the next round.
17th of February 2018 - DOHA, QATAR – Petra Kvitova has knocked world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki out of the Qatar Total Open. Kvitova came from a set down to beat the Dane 3-6 7-6 7-5. Petra Kvitova will now face Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in tomorrows final.
16th of February 2018 - DOHA, Qatar - Garbine Muguruza came from a set down to beat Caroline Garcia 3-6 6-1 6-4 to reach her first semi-final of the tennis season/Qatar Total Open.
16th of February 2018 - DOHA, Qatar - World number 2 Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Qatar Total Open due to a right foot injury. Halep defeated Cici Bellis in the quarter-finals however later announced her withdrawal in a press conference.
16th of February 2018 - DOHA, Qatar - Caroline Wozniacki has beaten Angelique Kerber 7-6 1-6 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Qatar Total Open.
15th of February 2018 - Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the Dubai Duty Free Championship due to an injury she picked up in her loss to Monica Niculescu in the Qatar Open. Sharapova was handed a wild card into the tournament.
15th February 2018 - DOHA, Qatar - American qualifier/youngster CiCi Bellis claimed the biggest victory of her career after defeating defending champion Karolina Pliskova in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals at the Qatar Total Open.
6th of February 2018 - Welcome to the top 10 Julia Goerges, click here to watch video, compliments of the WTA.
4th February 2018 - Timea Babos has won her third WTA singles title by beating Kateryna Kozlova 7-5 6-1 at the Taiwan Open.
4th February 2018 - Petra Kvitova has won the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy by beating France’s Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-2. Petra Kvitova has now won 21 career titles.
3rd of February 2018 - Sabine Lisicki has been knocked out of the Taiwan Open in the semi-finals by Kateryna Kozlova of the Ukraine in straight sets 7-5 6-4.
2nd of February 2018 - And January's WTA player of the month goes to - Simona Halep.
2nd of February 2018 - World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki has been knocked out of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy in straight sets by Russia's Daria Kasatkina. Result 7-6 6-3.
2nd February 2018 - St. Petersburg, Russia - In her first match as a Grand Slam Champion Caroline Wozniacki dropped only one game in a remarkable match against the young Russian Anastasia Potapova she beat her 6-0 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.
29th of January 2018 - Britain's Johanna Konta has dropped out of the top ten, she is now ranked No.11 in the world.
29th of January 2018 - Maria Sharapova has moved up seven places in the women's tennis rankings, she is now ranked 41 in the world.
29th of January 2018 - Angelique Kerber is now back into the World top ten after an excellent run at the Australian Open.
29th of January 2018 - Caroline Wozniacki is the "New" World No.1. After winning the Australian Open and her first Grand Slam.
27th of January 2018 - Caroline Wozniacki has won the 2018 Australian Open. She beat Simona Halep 7-6 3-6 6-4. Read more, click here >
25th of January 2018 - Caroline Wozniacki will face Simona Halep in the Australian Open final. Both players have never won a Grand Slam final. So their will be a new Grand Slam Champion for the first time on Saturday the 27th of January.
25th of January 2018 - Caroline Wozniacki beat Elise Mertens in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, in straight sets 6-3 7-6.
25th of January 2018 - Simona Halep has beaten Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. The match went on for three sets with the final result being 6-3 4-6 9-7. To see Simona Halep’s on court interview after the match click here >
24th of January 2018 – Simona Halep has beaten Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open 6-3 6-2. Halep will now face Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals.
23rd of January 2018 - Elise Mertens will play Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
23rd of January 2018 – Caroline Wozniacki has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open by beating Carla Suárez Navarro 6-0 6-7 7-2.
23rd of January 2018 – Elise Mertens has knocked World No.4 Elina Svitolina out of the Australian Open in the quarter-finals in straight sets 6-4 6-0.
22nd of January 2018 - The Australian Open quarter-finals draw is:
- Elise Mertens v Elina Svitolina
- Carla Suarez Navarro v Caroline Wozniacki
- Angelique Kerber v Madison Keys
- Simona Halep v Karolina Pliskova
22nd of January 2018 – (Australian Open last 8 – Quarter finals). Players left in the draw are: Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, Carla Suarez Navarro, Elina Svitolina, Elise Mertens, Karolina Pliskova, Madison Keys and Simona Halep.
22nd of January 2018 - Victoria Azarenka posts a picture of her baby boy, Leo on a bike. Saying "Playtime for Leo, hill training for me. #dreamteam" to see image click here >
22nd of January 2018 - Tie Break Tens Tournament is to be played in the US this year. Madison Square Garden, 5th of March, 2018. ONE TOURNAMENT, ONE NIGHT, EIGHT PLAYERS, WINNER TAKES ALL $250,000. See more click here >
22nd of January 2018 – Angelique Kerber, Madison Keys and Simona Halep have all reached the Australian Open quarter-finals (Last 8).
21st of January 2018 - Carla Suarez Navarro, Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina & Elise Mertens have all reached the quarter-finals (last 8) of the Australian Open.
18th of January 2018 – Australian Open – Birthday Girl, Angelique Kerber beat Donna Vekic in straight sets 6-4 6-1 on her 30th. After the match Angie was interviewed on the Margaret Court Arena. And the crowd sang Happy Birthday to her. To watch the video click here.
18th of January 2018 - Maria Sharapova beat Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets 6-1 7-6 in the second round of the Australian Open. She will now face Angelique Kerber in the third round. (Last 32).
18th of January 2018 - British number one Johanna Konta has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round by world number 123 Bernarda Pera. The American won in straight sets 6-4 7-5 to claim her second ever win at Grand Slam level.
16th of January 2018 – Maria Sharapova beat Tatjana Maria in straight sets 6-1 6-4 in the first round of the Australian Open. Maria was absolutely delighted after winning the match, check out her smile by watching the video, click here >.
16th of January 2018 - Britain's Johanna Konta is safely through to the second round of the Australian Open. She beat Madison Brengle in straight sets 6-3 6-1.
15th of January 2018 - Olympic Gold medal Champion Monica Puig is through to the second round of the Australian Open. She came from behind to beat Samantha Stosur 4-6 7-6 6-4.
15th of January 2018 - World number 2 Caroline Wozniacki is safely through to the 2nd round of the Australian Open beating Mihaela Buzărnescu in straight sets 6-2 6-3.
15th of January 2018 - Timea Babos has knocked Coco Vandeweghe out of the Australian Open in the first round. Result 7-6 6-2. Coco Vandeweghe reached the semi-finals last year (2017).
15th of January 2018 - Venus Williams has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the first round to Belinda Bencic. Result 6-3 7-5. Venus Williams was in the 2017 final against her sister Serena, Venus came runner-up. Venus reflects on her loss in a video. You can watch the video by clicking here >.
15th of January 2018 - The Australian Open has started (The first Grand Slam of the year).
14th of January 2018 - Elise Martens has won the Hobart International, Australia by beating Mihaela Buzărnescu 6-1 4-6 6-3. She has won the tournament back to back now, as she also won in 2017.
14th of January 2018 - Angelique Kerber has won the Sydney International by beating Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-4. To see her photo and comments click here.
12th of January 2018 - Monica Puig posts hilarious Tweet. Read more >
7th of January 2018 - Sydney, Australia – Ekaterina Makarova has knocked No.3 seed Jelena Ostapenko out of the Sydney International. (In straight sets, 7-6 6-1).
7th of January 2018 - Julia Goerges has won the ASB Classic in Auckland. She beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 7-6.
6th of January 2018 - Simona Halep has won the Shenzhen Open beating Katerina Siniakova 6-1 2-6 6-0.
6th of January 2018 - Elina Svitolina has won the Brisbane International. She beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets 6-2 6-1.
5th of January 2018 - Serena Williams has withdrawn from this years Australian Open. The first Grand Slam of the year. Serena and her team have decided that she is not quite ready to compete in the way that she wants. Serena gave birth to her first child in September 2017. Read more >
5th of January 2018 - Katerina Siniakova will play Simona Halep in the final of the Shenzhen Open.
5th of January 2018 - Simona Halep is the first into the 2018 Shenzhen Open final. She beat Irina-Camelia Begu 6-1 6-4.
5th of January 2018 - Maria Sharapova lost to Katerina Siniakova 2-6 6-3 3-6 in the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open.
4th of January 2018 - Johanna Konta retires from Brisbane International with right hip injury. The British number one needed treatment in the deciding set against Elina Svitolina. Jo, 26, will be assessed on Friday.
Many WTA players took to social media wishing her a speedy recovery as the Australian Open starts on the 15th of January.
4th of January 2018 - Maria Sharapova is through to the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open after beating Zarina Diyas in straight sets 6-3 6-3.
2nd of January 2018 - British number one Johanna Konta has moved into the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International. She beat wildcard Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6 6-1 6-4. She will play either Ana Konjuh or Elina Svitolina in the last eight.
2nd of January 2018 - Garbine Muguruza has pulled out of the Brisbane International due to cramping. Garbage Muguruza won the first set 7-5, lost the second set 6-7 on a tie-break and was leading 2-1 in the third set when she had to retire against Aleksandra Krunić.
2nd of January 2018 - Maria Sharapova is through to the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open after beating Alison Riske 4-6 6-3 6-2.
30th of December 2017 – She’s Back! Serena Williams took on Jelana Ostapenko in a tennis exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Less than four months after giving birth to her first child. Jelana Ostapenko won the match – 6-2, 3-6 10-5 (Tiebreak).
28th of December 2017 - 60 seconds with Maria Sharapova click here to watch video.
28th of December 2017 - Victoria Azerenka returned to competitive tennis six months after giving birth to her son Leo. After just 6 matches played, the Belarusian had to pull out of all tournaments due to a custody battle with the baby’s father Bill McKeague. Court proceedings are still on-going and she is not able to attend tournaments until the dispute with her ex partner is resolved. Until then she has to stay in California.
28th of December 2017 - Serena Williams will make her comeback in Abu Dhabi after giving birth to her first child. Williams, 36 will play world number seven Jelena Ostapenko in a tennis exhibition match on the 30th of December 2017, during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
25th of December 2017 - See some of the pictures and messages some of the WTA girls have posted on social media this Christmas. Click here.
22nd of December 2017 - Anna Kournikova has given birth to twins, read more.
20th of December 2017 - Former Grand Slam champion Marion Bartoli has announced her return to WTA tennis via a video posted on social media. To watch the video click here.
7th of December 2017 - Johanna Konta has hired Maria Sharapova's ex coach Michael Joyce.
7th of December 2017 - Serena Williams has entered the 2018 Australian Open according to the tournament director.
7th of December 2017 - Eugenie Bouchard Super Bowl Twitter date reappears, click here.
29th of November 2017 - Donna Vekic has hired Angelique Kerber's former coach Torben Beltz.
23rd of November 2017 - Ana Ivanovic is expecting her first child with husband Bastian Schweinsteiger. She made the announcement on Twitter via an image and content to see the image click here >
20th of November 2017 - Former Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna has sadly died at the age of 49. The WTA said "Novotna, who had cancer died peacefully surrounded by her family".
18th of November 2017 - Serena Williams has married Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian.
17th of November - Angelique Kerber has hired a new coach Wim Fissette.
30th of October 2017 - Caroline Wozniacki has won the WTA Finals in Singapore, she beat Venus Williams 6-4 6-4.
9th of October 2017 - Simona Halep is the new world number one.
30th of September 2017 – Maria Sharapova has knocked Anastasija Sevastova out of the China Open in a three-hour epic.
Sharapova was playing for the first time since Anastasija Sevastova knocked her out of the US Open 26 days ago.
The 30-year old, Russian and wild card who is ranked 104 won the match 7-6 5-7 7-6.
29th of September 2017 - Wuhun, China – Ashleigh Barty has reached her first Premier 5 level final by beating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets 6-3 6-0.
28th of September 2017 - Ashleigh Barty has knocked world number 4 Karoline Pliskova out of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhen Open quarter-finals to reach the semi-finals for the first time in her career. The result was 4-6 7-6 7-6.
25th of September 2017 - Caroline Wozniacki beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0 7-5 to win the Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo.
This was the third time Caroline has won the Pan Pacific Open and her first WTA title of 2017.
This was Caroline's 7th final of the year, she came runner up in the previous sixth but managed to grab this title in Tokyo.
This also means Caroline has now won a WTA title every single year since 2008. She now has 26 career titles.
23rd of September 2017 - Caroline Wozniacki beat Garbiñe Muguruza in the semi finals of the Toray Pan Pacific 6-2 6-0 to reach the final.
10th of September 2017 - Sloane Stephens has won the US Open, she beat Madison Keys in straight sets 6-3 6-0. This was Sloane Stephens first Grand Slam title.
4th of September 2017 - Petra Kvitova has knocked Garbine Muguruza out of the US Open (Round of 16).
4th of September 2017 - Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of the US Open by Anastasija Sevastova in the fourth round. The result was 7-5 4-6 2-6.
2nd of September 2017 - Maria Sharapova is through to the 4th round of the US Open after beating Sofia Kenin 7-5 6-2.
31st of August 2017 - Maria Sharapova beat Timea Babos to reach the 3rd round of the US Open. (Last 32). The score was 6-7 6-4 6-1.
30th of August 2017 - Naomi Osaka has knocked out the 2016 US Open defending Champ, Angelique Kerber in straight sets in the first round. 6-3 6-1.
29th of August 2017 - Maria Sharapova has knocked the world number 2, Simona Halep out of the US Open in the first round. Maria was given a wild-card into the tournament. The result was 6-4 4-6 6-3. Read more >
28th of August 2017 - British number 1 Johanna Konta has been knocked out of the US Open in the first round by Aleksandra Krunic. She lost in 3 sets 6-4 3-6 4-6. Read more >
28th of August 2017 - Garbine Muguruza is safely through to the second round of the US Open beating Varvara Lepchenko 6-0 6-3.
27th of August 2017 - The US Open starts tomorrow - 28th of August, with Garbine Muguruza opening play.
26th of August 2017 - Maria Sharapova will face world number 2, Simona Halep in the first round of the US Open, Maria has been given a wild-card into the tournament.
21st of August 2017 - Garbine Muguruza thrashed Simona Halep 6-1 6-0 to win the Western & Southern Open Cincinnati, USA.
13th of August 2017 - Maria Sharapova pulls out of Cincinnati with left forearm injury.
15th of July 2017 - Garbine Muguruza has won Wimbledon for the first time by beating Venus Williams 7-5 6-0. This was Garbine's second Grand Slam after winning the French Open in 2016. Read more >
13th of July 2017 - Garbine Muguruza will play Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final.
13th of July 2017 - Johanna Konta has been knocked out of Wimbledon in the semi-finals, she lost to Venus Williams 6-4 6-2.
13th of July 2017 - Garbine Muguruza has reached the final of Wimbledon. She thrashed Magdalena Rybáriková 6-1 6-1.
11th of July 2017 - Johanna Konta has beaten Simona Halep to reach the semi-finals of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. Read more >
5th of July 2017 - Petra Kvitova has been knocked out of Wimbledon in the 2nd Round by Madison Brengle.
5th of July 2017 - Johanna Konta has gone through to the third round of Wimbledon. She beat Donna Vekic in 3 sets 7-6 4-6 10-8. The match was a classic on Centre Court at SW19, which lasted over 3 hours in the boiling heat.
1st of July 2017 - Karolina Pliskova has beaten Caroline Wozniacki at the Aegon International to win Eastbourne, she won in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
30th of June 2017 - Caroline Wozniacki will play Karolina Pliskova in the final of Eastbourne after defeating Heather Watson of Great Britain in 3 sets.
30th of June 2017 - Johanna Konta has pulled out of her semi-final match in Eastbourne after a heavy fall during her quarter-final match against Angelique Kerber where she took a heavy fall and banged her head and also landed on her back. Even though she went on to win the match.
29th of June 2017 - British tennis players: Heather Watson and Johanna Konta both qualify for the semi-finals at Eastbourne. Heather will play Caroline Wozniacki and Johanna will face Karolina Pliskova.
27th of June 2017 - Serena Williams poses naked whilst pregnant for Vanity Fair front cover, see image >
26th of June 2017 - British number 3 Heather Watson has knocked Dominika Cibulkova out of Eastbourne who was seeded number 5 and the current holder of the trophy. She has now reached the last 16. (Result 7-5 6-4).
25th of June 2017 - Ashleigh Barty wins Aegon Classic Birmingham doubles final, and comes runner up in singles final. Read more >
25th of June 2017 - Petra Kvitova wins 2017 Aegon Classic Birmingham, her first trophy since knife attack. Read more >
23rd of June 2017 - Ashleigh Barty, Garbine Muguruza, Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova have all reached the semi-finals of the 2017 Birmingham Open.
Ashleigh will play Garbine Muguruza, whilst Lucie Safarova will play Petra Kvitova.
21st of June 2017 - Petra Kvitova into the quarter-finals of Birmingham after defeating Naomi Broady in straight sets 6-2 6-2.
18th of June 2017 - Donna Vekic has beaten Johanna Konta to win the 2017 Nottingham Open. 2-6 7-6 7-5.
15th of June 2017 - Johanna Konta has booked a place in the quarter-finals of Nottingham.
11th of June 2017 - Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia wins her first ever tournament - And it's the 2017 French Open, Rolland Garros. Read more >
7th of May 2017 - Maria Sharapova has beaten Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6 6-4 6-0 in the first round of the Mutua Madrid Open. This now sets up a second round showdown with Eugenie Bouchard. Read more >
30th of April 2017 - Elina Svitolina beat Elise Mertens to win the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup. She won in straight sets 6-2 6-4.
30th of April 2017 - Laura Siegemund has beat Kristina Mladenovic to win the 2017 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. She won in three sets 6-1 2-6 7-6.
26th of April 2017 - Maria Sharapova has won her first competitive tennis match in over 15 months by beating the Italian, Roberta Vinci in straight sets 7-5 6-3 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Maria was banned from tennis for 15 months for taking a banned drug called "Meldonium".
23rd of April 2017 - Maria Sharapova is 3 days away from competing on the WTA tour again.
22nd of April 2017 - Petra Kvitova in draw for French Open as recovery from knife attack continues. Petra said " This does not mean I will definitely play however I want to give myself every chance"
21st of April 2017 - Serena Williams is 20 weeks pregnant.
20th of April 2017 - Victoria Azarenka is to return to the WTA tour in July, just seven months after giving birth to her first child.
10th of April 2017 - Victoria Azarenka will return to competition at the WTA tournament in Stanford, California, in July 2017 - seven months after giving birth to her baby boy “Leo”. Victoria has brought in Maria Sharapova's former coach Michael Joyce, as her coach.
9th of April 2017 - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova shocked world number 1, Anelique Kerber to win her fourth Monterrey Open title in Mexico. The world number 16 won 6-4 2-6 6-1 to secure the ninth title of her career.
9th of April 2017 - Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina wins her first WTA title in Charleston. She defeated Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets 6-3 6-1
1st of April 2017 - Johanna Konta has beaten Caroline Wozniacki to win the 2017 Miami Open. Read more >
21st of March 2017 - Petra Kvitova has took to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to give us all an update on the horrific knife attack that happened to her. Read more >
19th of March 2017 - Elena Vesnina has won the biggest title of her career: Indian Wells 2017 (BNP Paribas Open). She defeated her fellow countrywoman Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 7-5 6-4.
This was the longest match in the history of the tournament.
13th of March 2017 - Kristina Mladenovic has knocked Simona Halep out of the BNP Paribas Open. Read more >
12th of March 2017 - Johanna Konta has been knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells. She was beaten in three sets by Caroline Garcia of France. 6-3 3-6 6-7.
12th of March 2017 - Maria Sharapova on set shooting book cover. Read more >
7th of March 2017 - Serena Williams has withdrawn from Indian Wells, read more >
5th of March 2017 - Ashleigh Barty has won the Alya Malaysian Open, beating Nao Hibino in straight sets 6-3 6-2. This was Ashleigh's first WTA title.
5th of March 2017 - Madison Keys joins Maria Sharapova as evian water ambassador. Read more >
5th of March 2017 - Lesia Tsurenko has won the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL tournament by beating Kristina Mladenovic in the straight sets 6-1 7-5. Lesia Tsurenko has now won three WTA titles in her career.
25th of February 2017 - Elina Svitolina has beaten Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to win the 2017 Dubai Tennis Championships. Read more >
24th of February 2017 - Elina Svitolina has reached the final of Dubai by knocking out world number 2, Angelique Kerber 6-3 7-6. Elina will now play Caroline Wozniacki in the final on the 25th of February 2017.
24th of February 2017 - Caroline Wozniacki has reached the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships after knocking out Anastasia Sevastova in straight sets 6-3 6-4.
22nd of February 2017 - The young 17 year old CiCi Bellas has knocked Agnieszka Radwanska out of the Dubai , read more >
18th of February 2017 - Karolina Pliskova has just won the Doha, Qatar Total Open. She beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets 6-3 6-4. Read more >
16th of February 2017 - Caroline Wozniacki has reached the quarter finals of the Qatar Open after beating Agnieszka Radwańska 7-5 6-3.
6th of February 2017 - Maria Sharapova now has over 5 million followers on Twitter.
5th of February 2017 - Kristina Mladenovic has won the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy beating Yulia Putintseva in 3 sets 6-2 6-7 6-4. It was also Kristina's 1st WTA Title.
5th of February 2017 - Elina Svitolina claims Taiwan Open title beating Peng Shuai in straight sets 6-3 6-2.
30th of January 2017 - The current tournaments being played are: St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy & the Taiwan Open.
30th of January 2017 - Serena Williams is back to world number 1.
28th of January 2017 - Serena Williams has won the 2017 Australian Open. She beat her elder sister Venus in straight sets 6-4 6-4. (Her seventh Australian Open title). She has now beaten Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slam titles in the Open-era. Serena has now won 23 Grand Slams. However, she still trails Margaret Court who won 24 Grand Slam titles, but 13 of her titles were before women’s tennis turned professional.
26th of January 2017 - Serena Williams has made it through to the Australian Open final after beating Mirjana Lučić-Baroni in the semi final 6-2 6-1. Serena will now face her elder sister (Venus) in the final.
26th of January 2017 - Venus Williams has made it through to the final of the Australian Open after beating Coco Vandeweghe in three sets 6-7 6-2 6-3 she will now face her younger sister Serena in the final.
25th of January 2017 - Karolina Pliskova has been knocked out of the Australian Open in three sets by Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 4-6 6-3 4-6. Mirjana Lučić-Baroni will now face the American Serena Williams in the semi finals.
25th of January 2017 - Serena Williams has knocked out British number 1 Johanna Konta in straight sets 6-2 6-3 to reach the 2017 Australian Open semi finals where she will face Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia.
24th of January 2017 - Venus Williams advances to the semi finals of the Australian Open after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets in the quarter finals 6-4 7-6. Her next match will be against fellow American Coco Vandeweghe.
24th of January 2017 - Coco Vandeweghe has knocked out the 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza in straight sets of the 2017 Australian Open 6-4 6-0. Coco will now face Venus Williams in the semi finals.
23rd of January 2017 - Serena Williams has booked a place in the Australian Open quarter finals by beating Barbora Strýcová 7-5 6-4, Serena will now play Johanna Konta.
23rd of January 2017 - Johanna Konta beat Ekaterina Makanrova 6-1 6-4 to book a place in the quarter finals of the Australian Open, she will now face world number 2 Serena Williams.
22nd of January 2017 - World number 1 Angelique Kerber has been knocked out of the Australian Open by Coco Vandeweghe. The American won in straight sets 6-2 6-2. She will now face Garbine Muguruza in the quarter finals on Tuesday 24th of January 2017 at 00.00 (UK Time).
22nd of January 2017 - Venus Williams is through to the Australian Open quarter finals after beating Mono Barthel 6-3 7-5. Venus will now face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
22nd of January 2017 - Garbine Muguruza is safely through to the quarter-finals of the 2017 Australian Open. Garbine beat Sorana Cîrstea 6-2 6-3.
22nd of January 2017 - No 24 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat fellow countrywoman Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3 6-3 to reach the quarter finals of the Australian Open for the first time.
16th of January 2017 - Defending Australian Open champion and world number 1 Angelique Kerber survives scare in Melbourne. She progressed to the 2nd round by beating Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-2 5-7 6-2.
16th of January 2017 - World number 4 Simona Halep has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the first round. She was beaten by the American Shelby Rogers in straight sets 6-3 6-1.
13th January 2017 - Johanna Konta of Great Britain beats Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 6-2 to win the Apia International Sydney. This was Konta's 2nd WTA tour title win.
12th of January 2017 - Johanna Konta beats Eugenie Bouchard to progress to the final in Sydney. British number 1 Johanna Konta was on top form beating the Canadian in straight sets 6-2 6-2. She will now face Agnieszka Radwańska in the final of the Apia International Sydney on the 13th of January at 7.30am (GMT)
12th of January 2017 - Maria Sharapova will return to competitive tennis on the 26th of April 2017 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany. Read more
11th of January 2017 - Eugenie Bouchard advances to the semi-finals of Apia International Sydney after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets in the quarter-finals 6-2 6-3. She will now face British number 1 Johanna Konta on the 12th of January.
10th of January 2017 - The Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has knocked Dominika Cibulkova out of the Apia International Sydney in straight sets 6-4 6-3.
10th of January 2017 - Angelique Kerber has been knocked out of the Apia International Sydney by the young 19 year old Daria Kasatkina.
The first 3 WTA tennis tournaments of 2017 have been played. Carolina Pliskova won the Brisbane International.
Kateřina Siniaková won the Shenzhen Open. And Lauren Davis won the ASB Classic.
28th of December 2016 - Ana Ivanovic has just announced her retirement from professional tennis. She made the announcement on the 28th of December 2016 at 6pm (UK time) Live on Facebook.
Update - Petra Kvitova is in good spirits after speaking to the media for the first time since being attacked by an intruder in her home with a knife.
It was great to see Petra smiling with the media. Petra gave a powerful message saying “I do not feel sorry for myself, and I will not look backwards”.
She also said "Yesterday morning, during a session with the doctor, I was able to move the fingers on my left hand. This to me is the greatest Christmas present I could have wished for".
21st of December 2016 - Update - Petra Kvitova will be out of tennis for at least 6 months. More to follow.
20th of December 2016 - Petra Kvitova will not play tennis for at least three months after surgery following a knife attack at her home.
Surgeons spent almost four hours repairing tendons and nerves on her left hand - her playing hand.
Her spokesman said that considering the damage, “the surgery went well”.
20th of December 2016 - Petra Kvitova has been injured in a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic.
In a statement Kvitova said “Today I was attacked in my apartment by an individual with a knife. In my attempt to defend myself, I was badly injured on my left hand. I am shaken but fortunate to be alive.
The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists, but if you know anything about me I am strong and I will fight this. Thank you all again for your love and support.”
17th of December 2016 - Monica Puig beats Maria Sharapova in tennis exhibition in Ruerto Rico >> Read more.
Monica Puig will play Maria Sharapova on the 15th of December 2016 in a tennis exhibition match. (In Puerto Rico).
The exhibition will be played at the 16.000 People stadium 'Puerto Rico Colosseum', bigger than any indoor venue on the WTA Tour.
Monica Puig has been named the Best Female Athlete of the 2016 Rio Olympics. (ANOC Award).
30th of October 2016 - Dominika Cibulkova gets the biggest win of her career by defeating Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-4 to seal the WTA Finals Title (BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore). Domi put on an awesome display to beat the world number one Kerber to end the women’s tennis season.
Maria Sharapova was dropped from the WTA Rankings on the 24th of October 2016.
Johanna Konta is now in the top ten for the 1st time in her career.
Maria Sharapova’s two year doping ban has been reduced to 15 months following her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. (CAS).
Maria will be able to return to the tennis court on the 26th of April 2017.
Maria Sharapova will find out in the first week of October 2016 if her two year doping ban will be overturned.
Angelique Kerber is now the number one player in the world.
Angelique Kerber won the 2016 US Open by defeating the Czech Karolina Pliskova in a brilliant final. As a result of reaching the final kerber became world number one.
Angelique Kerber will face Karolína Plíšková in the Women's US Open final.
Angelique Kerber is the new world number one. Congratulations to Angie.
The 2016 US Open is now on.
Johanna Konta went through to the 3rd round of the US Open despite collapsing on court due to the heat and humidity. She beat Tsvetana Pironkova in 3 sets.
Congratulations to the British number 1 Johanna Konta on winning her 1st WTA singles title in July 2016 at Stanford, California. (United States of America).
Victoria Azarenka is pregnant. Congratulations from Women's Tennis by Wayne!!
Maria Sharapova, the richest athlete in the history of women’s sport, has been banned for two years for failing a drugs test during the 2016 Australian Open. Watch Maria's press conference video by clicking here
Maria is appealing against the decision.