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By rallying for Peng Shuai, WTA hits a winner against China

January 26, 2022 5:09 pm

It is a welcome change when a global sports body puts human rights and well-being of a player over a billion-dollar sponsorship deal.

WTA prepared to pull tournaments out of China over Peng Shuai allegation

November 19, 2021 5:47 pm

Neither Zhang or the Chinese government have commented on Peng's allegation and discussion of the topic has been blocked on China's heavily censored internet.

Women Tennis Association takes on China as Serena, Osaka join #WhereIsPengShuai chorus

November 19, 2021 1:39 pm

Screenshots of Peng’s post on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of microblogging site Twitter, detailed an incident three years ago when Zhang invited her to play tennis with him and his wife and then sexually assaulted her in his house.

Anett Kontaveit, Garbine Muguruza win matches at WTA Finals

November 13, 2021 3:12 pm

Muguruza, who is a local favorite after winning titles in Monterrey in 2018 and 2019, had a break in the third game of the third set and held on for the win.

Women's tennis devises path back to its usual rankings setup

March 26, 2021 10:04 am

It is a complicated way of calculating things, but in general, rankings points will remain part of a player's total for a minimum of a year and not more than two years.

WTA: Serena Williams loses to woman ranked 116th; Coco Gauff wins

August 15, 2020 10:44 am

Well, it's time to add to that list: Williams was beaten by No. 116 Shelby Rogers 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the Top Seed Open quarterfinals.

WTA players adjust to new normal in first event since March

August 11, 2020 12:13 pm

Players praised conditions at the Top Seed Tennis Club outside Lexington, where seating resembled more of country club than a tennis stadium.

Simona Halep's coach Darren Cahill rallies behind ATP/WTA merger idea

April 26, 2020 6:04 pm

Roger Federer called for a merger between ATP and WTA on Wednesday with the men’s ATP Tour Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi and his women’s WTA Tour counterpart Steve Simon both welcoming the suggestion.

Roger Federer suggests merger of ATP-WTA, gets huge support

April 23, 2020 1:52 pm

Tennis enjoys a massive worldwide following but its governance remains fractious with as many as seven associations running different parts the game.

WTA cancels Xi'an Open due to coronavirus outbreak

February 21, 2020 12:30 pm

The 125K series hardcourt event was to be played from April 13 to April 19, with 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams.

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