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Feb/24

4

When Billie Jean King Snapped At A Ballboy

We all know tennis can be excruciatingly stressful and tense and even the coolest, most admired legends of the game can have a bad moment of judgement they would later regret. Even Billie Jean King, the pioneer hero and sort of godmother of tennis, was not always an angel on the court in the heat […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

22

Alcaraz Stumped By Courier In Laver Arena

After Carlos Alcaraz defeated Miomir Kecmanovic 64 64 60 he was asked by on court interviewer Jim Courier, one of my Biofile questions, which players he likes to watch. The Spanish dynamo answered: “I’m a huge fan of tennis. Love to watch every match. But love to play Daniil, Novak, Sinner as well. Those guys. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

21

Biofile Ann Grossman-Wunderlich Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WTA player from 1987 to 1998. Best ranking was no. 29 in 1993. Reached 4R at French Open twice and US Open once. Won one career WTA title in doubles in Puerto Rico 1993. Today Ann is a certified ZoneCoach Trainer for mental side of life, business and sports DOB: […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/24

12

Biofile Anastasia Sysoeva Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Tennis player for University of Syracuse. Sophomore. Residence: Bradenton, FLFirst memory of tennis: I was five when my mom, Ekaterina, took me with her to the tennis center, where I watched her give a lesson. I saw many kids running around and playing tennis so I tried as well. It was […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

28

Huge Potential and Intrigue For WTA in 2024

By Scoop Malinowski The WTA is under heavy criticism from fans, media and even it’s star players for not properly promoting the player’s personalities and stories. But that could all change in 2024 because there are so many intriguing and fascinating players and stories to cover. Naomi Osaka will make her long-awaited return to competition […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

18

Pliskova Says WTA Marketing Game Is Weak

Karolina Pliskova told a Czech Republic media outlet that the WTA is not promoting the sport or the players sufficiently: “I feel that it’s not entirely ideal, even though each of today’s top girls has something to offer. I won’t comment on the tennis, but charisma plays a role too. Sharapova and Serena were huge […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/23

29

WTA Finals Cancun

 Here is the draw at the GNP Seguros WTA Finals Cancun, the Hologic WTA Tour’s season-ending championships to be played in Mexico…  Bacalar Group 1. Aryna Sabalenka4. Elena Rybakina5. Jessica Pegula8. Maria Sakkari Chetumal Group 2. Iga Swiatek3. Coco Gauff6. Ons Jabeur7. Marketa Vondrousova The Bacalar Group will feature a slugfest rematch of Sabalenka and […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/23

23

Lisa Bonder’s Fond US Open Memories

Former WTA no. 9 Lisa Bonder shares her US Open memories… “The US Open – simply the best. The US Open is more than just a tournament for me – it has really been a part of the fabric of my whole life. Yes, it’s noisy and rowdy – but that’s New York, and I […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/23

22

WTA Denies Financial Trouble, “Excited About Strong Future”

Statement from WTA Chairman & CEO Steve Simon:  “The WTA is in a healthy financial position, a merger with the ATP is not under consideration, and we are excited about our strong future during which we will continue grow and expand women’s tennis. Earlier this year, the WTA announced an increase of $400 million in compensation to […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/23

29

Tennis Needs A Ryder Cup

By Scoop Malinowski There’s something very special and original about the USA vs Europe Ryder Cup, how passionate and intense the competitors and supporters are about it is astounding, exciting and inspiring. Tennis fumbled away the declining Davis Cup by changing the format for the worse. Laver Cup tried to be Ryder Cup but it […] Continue to read full article...

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