Latest Women's tennis News

Nick Bollettieri, coach to many tennis stars, dead at age 91

Dec. 05, 2022 13:56 PM EST

Nick Bollettieri, the Hall of Fame tennis coach who worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and founded an academy that revolutionized the development of young athletes, has died. He was 91. Bollettieri died Sunday night at home in...

Wimbledon relaxes all-white clothing rule for women

Nov. 17, 2022 12:47 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon is relaxing its requirement for all-white clothing to allow female players to wear colored undershorts to be more comfortable on their periods. Wimbledon's strict policy about all-white attire for players is one of the best-known features of the grass-court...

No Chinese tournaments listed yet on WTA’s 2023 schedule

Nov. 15, 2022 17:13 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The WTA Tour released its schedule for 2023 through the U.S. Open in September, with no tournaments slated for China yet. The women’s tennis tour’s announcement of its provisional event dates, released Tuesday, said: “Details of the remaining...

Switzerland beats Australia to win Billie Jean King Cup

Nov. 13, 2022 14:42 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Belinda Bencic keeps delivering big titles for Switzerland. The Olympic singles champion made sure Switzerland won the biggest prize in women's team tennis for the first time on Sunday, completing a near-perfect tournament by beating Australia's Alja...

Cowboy Up: Garcia wins WTA Finals over Sabalenka in Texas

Nov. 08, 2022 00:57 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Caroline Garcia plopped on a cowboy hat to go with the trophy she was holding after telling fans she had enjoyed her first trip to Texas. There was plenty for the Frenchwoman to like in Cowtown. Garcia took a tight first set and went on to a...

Sabalenka stuns Swiatek, faces Garcia for WTA Finals title

Nov. 07, 2022 02:00 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka stood stoically ever so briefly, before crouching for an emphatic fist pump to go with a scream. Yeah, the seventh-ranked woman in the eight-player WTA Finals couldn't hide the emotion, because she knew exactly what she had done. ...

Garcia tops Kasatkina for final spot in semis of WTA Finals

Nov. 06, 2022 08:47 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Caroline Garcia spiked a banana on her bench while a first-set lead was slipping away, and Daria Kasatkina later whacked a couple of balls hard into the court with her racket after losing on serve. All that was before a tense third set filled with brilliant...