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Dubai PHOTOS: Osaka practices with coach Yoshikawa, first round completes

First round wrapped up at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai on Monday, while top players who enjoyed a bye used the day for practice sessions and photoshoots. Twice defending champion Elina Svitolina posed with the familiar trophy on the deck of the Queen Elizabeth 2, while world No.1...

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1 day ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Simona Halep vs. Eugenie Bouchard, Dubai R2 Preview

Dubai DFTC – R2 Preview (3) Simona Halep vs. (wc) Eugenie Bouchard Simona Halep begins her Dubai campaign on Tuesday with a second round match against Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard. Halep has dominated this match-up in recent times and is a strong favourite to continue that dominance here. Simona Halep...

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Frustrated Watson unable to end WTA losing run

Frustrated Watson unable to end WTA losing run

Britain's Heather Watson is unable to earn her first WTA Tour main-draw win since September after losing at the Hungarian Open.

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Garbine Muguruza vs. Saisai Zheng, Dubai R2 Preview

Dubai DFTC – R2 Preview (12) Garbine Muguruza vs. Saisai Zheng The 12th seeded Garbine Muguruza continues her Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships campaign on Tuesday with a second round clash against China’s Saisai Zheng. Muguruza claimed an important opening round win on Sunday against Dayana Yastremska,...

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Naomi Osaka vs. Kristina Mladenovic, Dubai R2 Preview

Dubai DFTC – R2 Preview (1) Naomi Osaka vs. Kristina Mladenovic Naomi Osaka will be in action for the first time since her historic Australian Open triumph when she comes up against France’s Kristina Mladenovic at the second round stage of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The top seeded Osaka...

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Dubai PHOTOS: Muguruza beats Yastremska, top seeds warm up

Sunday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships was busy with first-round matches, but our Jimmie48 spent the day with top players who enjoy first-round byes or open on Monday, so our Sunday’s gallery is mostly about practice sessions and off-court happenings. The only match we have photos of...

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2 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Osaka was not happy around coach Bajin any more, hence the split

Naomi Osaka shocked the tennis world by parting ways with coach Sascha Bajin without any explanation earlier this month, just 16 days after her historic achievements of winning the Australian Open and reaching the No.1 ranking with Bajin’s help. Awaiting to kick off this week’s Dubai Duty...

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2 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Mertens shocks Halep to win biggest career title in Doha

Rallying to beat top seed Simona Halep in the Qatar Total Open final, Elise Mertens recorded her third consecutive Top 10 victory and won her fifth career title, her first at a Premier-level event. After beating Kiki Bertens in the quarterfinals and Angelique Kerber in the semis, the 23-year-old Belgian...

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3 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

3 ways to make your opponent miss in doubles

This is a guest post by our new 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,...

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3 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Doha PHOTOS: Halep, Mertens triumph in semifinal three-setters

Top seed Simona Halep and unseeded Elise Mertens triumphed in three sets on Friday to make the final of the Qatar Total Open in Doha. Halep reached her 34th career final by ending her negative trend against Elina Svitolina, beating the Ukrainian after recovering from a 4-1 deficit in the third set. The...

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4 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Doha PHOTOS: Halep, Svitolina, Kerber, Mertens win quarterfinals

Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, Angelique Kerber and Elise Mertens won their Thursday’s quarterfinals, becoming the last four women standing at the $916,131 Qatar Total Open in Doha. The fourth-seeded Svitolina opened quarterfinal action and brushed aside Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova 6-4 6-2....

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5 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Valentine’s Day in the WTA world

Social media are full of Valentine’s Day tweets and while some players posted photos with their love partners, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova hugged a teddy bear, while Eugenie Bouchard posted a beach photo of herself in a very revealing black bikini. Read on for more info. Caroline Wozniacki is looking...

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5 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Doha PHOTOS: Halep and Kerber deliver after Pliskova withdrawal

Wednesday at the Qatar Total Open saw all seeded players that were in action advance to the quarterfinals, including top seed Simona Halep and third seed Angelique Kerber, while Karolina Pliskova was forced to withdraw from the event due to a viral illness, being replaced by her twin sister Kristyna...

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6 days ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Doha PHOTOS: Halep arrives, first round completes on busy Tuesday

Tuesday was a very dynamic day at the Qatar Total Open in Doha. Eleven first-round matches completed, top seed Simona Halep arrived to the tournament in the morning, other big players hit the practice courts to prepare for their opening matches, while Caroline Wozniacki and Caroline Garcia had to withdraw...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

BREAKING: Naomi Osaka parts ways with coach Sascha Bajin

Life is full of surprises. Relationships can break at the moment they seem they’ve never been stronger. Glory days: Sascha Bajin poses with Naomi Osaka after receiving the WTA Coach of the Year Award at the 2019 Brisbane International WTA Premier tennis tournament After getting the WTA Coach of...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

WTA players enjoy casual party at the Qatar Total Open

While some players were busy trying to book their ticket for the main draw in the final stage of qualifying on Monday and others slowly kicked off the first round of the Qatar Total Open, a number of WTA players enjoyed the players’ party in Doha. Players’ parties can be glamorous events,...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Doha PHOTOS: Tomljanovic, Stosur move into the final round of qualifying

Sunday’s schedule at the Qatar Total Open in Doha was all about the second round of qualifying, as eight players progressed into the final round. Top seed Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia needed three long sets to get past Japan’s Shuko Aoyama, American second seed Alison Riske defeated compatriot...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Wilson’s new Clash racquet, never before seen combination of flexibility and stability, control and power

Since the first known tennis racquet in 1874, technology has played a huge part in the advancements in racquets, helping to change the game. Until today, there really hasn’t been a racquet that has turned the game upside down since the introduction of the composite racquet. Wilson Tennis has spent the...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Bethanie Mattek Sands and Lucky in Love tennis fashion are ready for Roland Garros and Wimbledon

Bethanie Mattek Sands has always been known for her eccentric on-court fashion and at the 2019 Australian Open she finally launched her first, limited-edition collection, created in cooperation with Lucky in Love. After that Melbourne range, inspired by Bethanie’s bold tattoos, let’s have...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

Russians rule the WTA 10-year challenge

A few days ago, Russian Alla Kudryavtseva posted the ultimate Instagram photo series as the ten-year challenge meme, showing how much she and her fellow WTA stars from Russia have changed in the past decade. We know that baby boom has taken over women’s tennis, but Alla reminded us to what extent. This...

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1 week ago, Women's Tennis Blog, WTA

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