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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.

Kim Clijsters stumbles on comeback after eight years, loses to Garbine Muguruza in Dubai

February 18, 2020 11:11 am

After last playing in the US Open in 2012, Kim Clijsters returned for a second time in her career to compete in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. She had first retired from tennis in 2007.

Ekaterina Alexandrova wins maiden title in Shenzhen Open

January 11, 2020 4:56 pm

Ekaterina Alexandrova, playing in only her second WTA title clash, breezed through the first set and staved off a potential comeback from Elena Rybakina in the next to become the first tour champion of 2020.

Naomi Osaka withdraws from WTA finals with a shoulder injury

October 29, 2019 3:00 pm

The Japanese world number three was due to face Australia's Ash Barty later in the day and her place in the tournament will now be taken by alternate Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.

WTA Finals: Simona Halep, defending champion Elina Svitolina secure victories

October 28, 2019 10:48 pm

Simona Halep, a former No. 1 who won the Wimbledon title in July, saved the match point in the 12th game of the second set.

Naomi Osaka hopes format familiarity brings better result at WTA Finals

October 26, 2019 1:24 pm

Osaka made her breakthrough in 2018 with her win over Serena Williams in the final of the U.S. Open, a victory that helped secure a place at her first tour championships final last year.