Latest Women's tennis News

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...

Winless Pegula tries to see bright side of WTA Finals debut

Nov. 04, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jessica Pegula dropped her head to the table in front of the microphone, smiling while hoping there might be just one victory awaiting the American in her WTA Finals debut. She couldn't even get a consolation prize. The Buffalo native was New...

Coco Gauff eliminated at WTA Finals; Iga Swiatek into semis

Nov. 03, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tears gathered in Coco Gauff’s eyes as she sat on the WTA Finals sideline during a changeover Thursday night after giving away a lead in what would become a 7-6 (6), 6-3 round-robin loss to Daria Kasatkina that ended the 18-year-old American's hopes of reaching the...

Women's tennis tour opens program to attract female coaches

Nov. 03, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The women’s professional tennis tour is starting a program it hopes will lead to more female coaches in the sport. The WTA Tour’s Coach Inclusion Program, which was unveiled Thursday, includes three phases: a week of offseason training with players in...

Jabeur rallies past Pegula, Sakkari wins again at WTA Finals

Nov. 03, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ons Jabeur wasn't used to the idea of playing so soon after a loss in her WTA Finals debut. Took her a bit to adjust as well. The Tunisian rallied for a three-set victory over Jessica Pegula on Wednesday night, keeping alive the U.S. Open...