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Tennis tips: When to hit down the line in doubles

This is a guest post by our monthly contributor, Will Boucek, a former college tennis player from Austin, with over 20 years of experience playing and coaching. Will specializes in doubles and was 4.5 men’s and mixed doubles champion in Texas in 2017. Fascinated by the strategy of doubles, Will shares...

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10 hours ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Pliskova claims fourth WTA title of year at the Zhengzhou Open

Pliskova claims fourth WTA title of year at the Zhengzhou Open

Karolina Pliskova won her fourth WTA title of 2019 at the Zhengzhou Open with a straight sets victory over Croatia's Petra Martic

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15 hours ago, BBC Sport, WTA

Bianca Andreescu, 19, gets a street named after her in hometown Mississauga

Bianca Andreescu, the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title with her recent US Open triumph, will enjoy a series of honors in her hometown of Mississauga, including a street being named after her. How many teenagers can walk in a street that bears their name? Right after Andreescu defeated...

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2 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Tatiana Golovin set to end 11-year retirement next month!

Just a day after mother of three Kim Clijsters, 36, shocked the tennis world by preparing for a comeback from retirement for the second time in her career, Moscow-born Frenchwoman Tatiana Golovin announces a shocking return to the sport more than a decade after having to stop playing professionally because...

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2 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Stosur, Hives ousted from WTA events

Stosur, Hives ousted from WTA events

Sam Stosur makes a second-round exit in Nanchang while Zoe Hives pushes Misaki Doi to three sets before…

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3 days ago, Tennis Australia, WTA

Naomi Osaka and rapper YBN Cordae confirm relationship by kissing near Hollywood sign

Young tennis superstar Naomi Osaka has officially revealed that she’s dating rapper YBN Cordae, by posting a photo of them kissing with LA’s Hollywood sign in the background. The musician also confirmed the relationship in a chat with Hot 97 Radio. That’s a hot new addition to my WTA...

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3 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Kim Clijsters announces 2020 comeback! Let’s do this!

This woman! Kim Clijsters has won four Grand Slams (three after becoming a mother), occupied the No.1 ranking in both singles and doubles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame two years ago — now, as a 36-year-old mother of three and seven years after her second retirement,...

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3 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Serena Williams bounces back from US Open final loss, presents new collection at New York Fashion Week

Life goes on, and in Serena Williams‘ case, moving forward has to happen quickly. Just three days after losing the final of the US Open to teenager Bianca Andreescu, the 23-time Grand Slam champion picked up the pieces, transitioned from the court to the runway and continued to build her empire,...

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4 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Bianca Andreescu’s NY media tour after US Open triumph

Bianca Andreescu showed ultimate poise and power game to win her maiden Grand Slam title by defeating 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the US Open final — can you imagine that the 19-year-old has won the first eight matches played against Top 10 players?! Following the weekend’s...

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5 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Brave and powerful Bianca Andreescu survives meltdown to beat Serena Williams in US Open final

A year after losing in the first round of qualifying at the US Open, 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu returned to the tournament as the 15th seed and defeated 23-time major champion Serena Williams 6-3 7-5 in the final which almost slipped through her hands as the experienced American recovered...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

US Open 2019, Day 11: Serena Williams vs. Bianca Andreescu for the title

US Open 2019, Day 11: Serena Williams vs. Bianca Andreescu for the title

The 2019 US Open final will be contested between Serena Williams on Bianca Andreescu after both players won their semi-final matches in straight sets. A bit late with this post as i’ve only just caught up with the matches. Selfishly not a fan of the night semi-finals as I cant survive a day at...

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1 week ago, Moo's Tennis Blog, WTA

Serena Williams to face 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu in US Open final

The 2019 US Open final will be contested between Serena Williams, who will have another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th major title, and Bianca Andreescu, Canadian teenager born nine months after her upcoming opponent won her first title at the season’s final Grand Slam in 1999. The eighth-seeded...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Wilson and Saint Laurent unveil exclusive checkered tennis racquet design

Luxury fashion designers occasionally team up with tennis clothing companies to add a touch of haute couture to the WTA apparel scene (think Maria Sharapova’s Nike x Riccardo Tisci US Open 2017 dress, or Serena Williams’ outfits created by Virgil Abloh for this year’s Roland Garros...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

US Open 2019, Day 10: Bencic and Andreescu advance to SFs, vying for first Slam final

US Open 2019, Day 10: Bencic and Andreescu advance to SFs, vying for first Slam final

The semi-finals for the 2019 US Open are all set for Thursday night after the quarter-finals from the top half were played out on Wednesday. Belinda Bencic and Bianca Andreescu will join Serena Williams and Elina Svitolina in the last four. I think it’s an exciting semi-final line-up! Read on for...

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1 week ago, Moo's Tennis Blog, WTA

Belinda Bencic vs. Bianca Andreescu, US Open SF Preview

US OPEN, SF match preview (13) Belinda Bencic vs. (15) Bianca Andreescu A pair of maiden Grand Slam semi-finalists will go head-to-head for the second spot in the 2019 US Open final when the 13th seeded Belinda Bencic comes up against the 15th seeded Bianca Andreescu. This will be the first career...

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1 week ago, WTA Addict, WTA

Bianca Andreescu makes the semifinals on US Open debut

Canadian world No.15 Bianca Andreescu, who started the year ranked outside the Top 100, reached her first Grand Slam semifinal after recovering from a set down to defeat Elise Mertens of Belgium 3-6 6-2 6-3. The 19-year-old Andreescu, seeded 15th, was frustrated by errors early on, as the 25th-seeded...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Elina Svitolina vs. Serena Williams, US Open SF Preview

US OPEN, SF match preview (5) Elina Svitolina vs. (8) Serena Williams A blockbuster semi-final encounter at Flushing Meadows sees the 5th seeded Elina Svitolina come up against 23-time major winner Serena Williams. Svitolina enters this clash full of confidence, the Ukrainian is playing the best tennis...

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1 week ago, WTA Addict, WTA

US Open tennis outfits light up New York’s fashion scene

The 2019 US Open served tennis fashion inspired by New York’s walls, streets, public tennis courts, and in general by the city’s vibe. The season’s final Grand Slam is the most progressive when it comes to the way players dress and this year we had a number of special releases —...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Belinda Bencic seals spot in her first major semifinal with US Open win over Donna Vekic

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic recorded her best result at a Grand Slam so far by defeating Croatia’s Donna Vekic in Wednesday’s quarterfinals at the US Open. After eliminating world No.1 and defending champion Naomi Osaka, the 13th-seeded Bencic lost just six points on her first serve...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Brutal Serena grabs 100th singles match win at US Open in 44 minutes to reach the semifinals

Six-time US Open champion Serena Williams needed just 44 minutes to brush aside first-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Wang Qiang and win her 100th singles match at Flushing Meadows.  The eighth-seeded Williams won 90% of points behind her first serve, 7/7 net points and 5/5 break points against the...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

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