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Alla Kudryavtseva gives birth to baby boy

After announcing her pregnancy in late October, Alla Kudryavtseva was counting down the days to her delivery with us on Instagram and on December 10th she gave birth to a baby boy, a few days after her due date. Judging by the location tag on the photo of her and her son holding hands, Alla gave birth...

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1 day ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Marina Erakovic’s creative retirement announcement

A lot of players have retired lately and they usually inform the tennis world by posting a lengthy message to fans on social media. Marina Erakovic got creative and announced her retirement with a short video shot on a beach where she’s presenting written boards telling us the news and answering...

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2 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Osaka's coach, Bajin, named WTA's best coach

Sascha Bajin, Naomi Osaka's coach, has been named the WTA's coach of the year.

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2 days ago, ESPN Tennis, WTA

Venus Williams’ EleVen Morning Glory off-season fashion story

Whether we’re in the middle of the season or players are relaxing at remote locations getting ready for the Aussie Swing, Venus Williams is busy promoting new collections from her EleVen activewear company. A month ago I gave you a sneak peek at EleVen designs ready for 2019, but even though tennis...

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3 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Agnieszka Radwanska’s Lotto fashion in the last year of her career

Agnieszka Radwanska is the most prominent face of Lotto, but since the Pole retired in November 2018, this is unfortunately the last time I’m doing a Lotto Fashion Retrospection with her as the representative. The final year of the 29-year-old’s career saw her play only 14 tournaments and...

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4 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Which WTA player is your woman? Unusual Christmas tennis gifts guide

You’re used to tennis coach Marcin Bieniek giving us concrete tips on improving our mental, physical, tactical and other skills, but this time Marcin decided to depart from his role of a tennis adviser and wanted to have some fun by helping you pick a Christmas gift for a woman in your life based...

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5 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Ranking contest winner announcement: How surprising is the year-end WTA Top 10?

Off-season is traditionally time to announce the winner of our WTA year-end ranking prediction contest that my friend John Bolan has been running on Women’s Tennis Blog for eight years now. Last December we asked you to predict the 2018 year-ending Top 10 rankings and I’ll say right away...

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6 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Projected Year-End WTA Rankings for 2019

Welcome to Tennis Elbow, the column that looks back on the week that was in the world of tennis. This week, Charles Blouin-Gascon previews the year-end Top 10 rankings on the WTA Tour for 2019. We’ll remember the 2018 season as one of the most interesting in recent years in women’s tennis. Seemingly...

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1 week ago, Tennis Connected, WTA

Classic, pastel, starry, lacy: All Karolina Pliskova’s Fila outfits this year

Yesterday I received an email from Fila informing me that they are extending their partnership with Karolina Pliskova, so I decided the Czech to be the next player in my off-season Fashion Retrospections.  Year 2018 was especially important for the 26-year-old, as she married her long-time partner in...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Sharapova on the cover of Entrepreneur — great tennis player, even greater businesswoman

Maria Sharapova is on the cover of December 2018 issue of Entrepreneur, and deservingly so — not only does she have an awe-inspiring tennis career, but her refined business sense and work ethic have spread her influence way beyond the sport, to the point that she’s now a highly successful...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Belinda Bencic dating fitness trainer Martin Hromkovic

Twenty-one-year-old Belinda Bencic has revealed in a recent interview with the Blick that her boyfriend is her fitness trainer Martin Hromkovic, who is fifteen years her senior. Belinda and Martin cycling in Bratislava, in April 2018 The Swiss tennis star is of Slovak descent and Martin is from Slovakia,...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Elena Vesnina gives birth to daughter Elizabeth

This week, Elena Vesnina joined the WTA moms club, giving birth to her first child, a baby girl named Elizabeth Tabuntsova. The 32-year-old Vesnina publicly announced her pregnancy some two months ago and on Tuesday, November 20th, the Russian shared this photo from her delivery room, saying: When you...

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2 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Dellacqua serves as mentor during WTA camp

Dellacqua serves as mentor during WTA camp

Sixteen of Australia's most promising female tennis players are this week taking part in a skills development camp…

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3 weeks ago, Tennis Australia, WTA

Anastasia Rodionova marries former tennis player Cagri Saner

Wedding bells can’t seem to stop ringing in the WTA world! Saying “What an amazing day it was for us”, Anastasia Rodionova announced on Instagram that she got married to former Turkish tennis player Cagri Saner. The 36-year-old Russian-born Australian said “yes” to her...

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3 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Textural details and innovative pleats: Maria Sharapova’s 2018 Nike dresses

Maria Sharapova‘s 2018 was below par when it comes to her tennis success — if we exclude her Meldonium-ban 2016, this is the Russian’s first season since 2002 without a WTA title. When it comes to Nike fashion, though, the five-time Grand Slam champion never disappoints, so let’s...

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3 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

WTA Best Matches of 2018

WTA Best Matches of 2018

The best of 2018 posts on Moo’s Tennis Blog conclude with a countdown of my ten favourite matches of the year. This is the eighth year that I have written this post and you can reminisce with previous editions below. As always, this post comes with a caveat – these are my favourite matches...

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3 weeks ago, Moo's Tennis Blog, WTA

Venus Williams’ 2018 EleVen print stints

A number of WTA players have experimented with designing tennis fashion, but by far the most successful one is Venus Williams with her EleVen company. A few days ago, we already got a glimpse at her collections for the first part of the 2019 season, but let’s see all the fashion statements the...

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3 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

WTA Best of 2018: Funny moments

WTA Best of 2018: Funny moments

The fourth post in the best of WTA 2018 series is a collection of the funniest moments from the season. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did putting it together! You can catch up with all the previous collections of funny moments by clicking on the links below and catch up…

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3 weeks ago, Moo's Tennis Blog, WTA

GQ cover sparks controversy: Serena is “woman” of the year

Wearing a black long-sleeved turtleneck leotard featuring a cutout at chest and accessorized with a Channel chain belt, Serena Williams graces the cover of GQ magazine, but it’s not her sexy appearance that got people talking, rather, it was a very strange caption that accompanies the photo: Introducing...

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3 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Sad but true, the ninja is done with pro tennis

Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, often called “the ninja” because of her spectacular trick shots, has made a tough decision to end her tennis career, as her body can’t sustain the demands of professional sport any longer. After 13 years of living life on the tour and 20 WTA titles...

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4 weeks ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

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