Top 10 Female Tennis Players – February 2014...

Feb 24, 2014 by

In 1973, legendary female tennis star Billie Jean King founded the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) – an organization for women’s tennis that is now known as the WTA Tour. The association was created to ensure women received better financial rewards for their efforts and in the modern era, the WTA Tour is incredibly lucrative with multimillion-dollar tournaments as the norm. Below, we look at the world’s top 10 female tennis players as of February 14,...

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Serena Williams Career

Feb 24, 2014 by

Serena Williams is regarded as one of the most dominant players in the history of tennis, never mind the fact that she’s a woman. She is the first female player to win over $50 million in prize money and has 17 singles Grand Slam titles, 15 doubles titles, and two mixed doubles titles for a total of 32 Grand Slams. She also has 58 WTA titles and has won each Grand Slam title at least twice. Williams was born in Michigan on September 26, 1981 and seemed destined for greatness from a young age as both she and her sister Venus dominated women’s tennis with power and athleticism seldom before...

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2013 Topshelf Open

Jul 12, 2013 by

The 2013 Topshelf Open was played in Rosmalen, Netherlands from 16-22 June and took place on outdoor grass courts. It is currently part of the ATP’s 250 Series and the WTA International Tournaments. While only 2 of the world’s top 20 men were here, #1 seed and world ranked #4 David Ferrer added a bit of star power. In the women’s section, world #11 Roberta Vinci was the top seed, as most of the tour’s elite were focusing on the Wimbledon Championships. Men’s Singles Ferrer didn’t get much of an opportunity to stamp his quality on the event, as he was knocked out in round 1 by Xavier Malisse, a former top 20 player. The straight sets defeat was something of a shock and Malisse made it all the way to the semi-finals. Steve...

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Best Upcoming Tennis Tournaments...

Jul 1, 2013 by

There are dozens of events on both the WTA and ATP Tours that carry millions of dollars worth of prize money and precious ranking points. However, the world’s elite players can only play in so many tournaments and tend to pick and choose where they play. Nonetheless, there are so many great events every month that finding three to look forward to was pretty easy. One event in particular stands out above all others – Wimbledon of course. Wimbledon This is one of the four Grand Slam events and takes place on the famous grass courts of London. It will be the 127th edition of this famous event and takes place between June 24th and July 7th. Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be looking to defend their respective crowns in an event that...

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2013 Nurnberger Versicherungscup...

Jun 20, 2013 by

The 2013 Nurnberger Versicherungscup was played in Nuremberg, Germany from June 10th – 16th. It is the first edition of this event and the fact that it is new might explain why it featured none of the world’s top players. Another reason is because it is a clay court event and the elite are preparing for the grass court Grand Slam event at Wimbledon. As a result, Jelena Jankovic was the #1 seed despite only being ranked #18 in the world. In total, only five of the world’s top 30 players were featured at the event. This was of course great news for lower ranked players who got an opportunity to shine. Singles Jankovic must have felt that she had a golden opportunity to add another WTA title to her collection and cruised through...

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Family Circle Cup Overview

Apr 25, 2013 by

The Family Circle Cup is yet another major WTA event and recently took place in South Carolina where it was classified as a Premier WTA event. It has been an annual event since 1973 and was played at Hilton Head Island until 2000 when it moved to its current location. In 2012, the court was named in honor of Billie Jean King as part of its 40th birthday celebrations. Past winners include Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf while Serena Williams was the defending champion. The 2013 event had a total prize fund of $795,000 and was contested by several of the world’s top players from 30 March to 7 April. Singles Serena Williams was the #1 seed but faced stiff competition from #2 seed Caroline Wozniacki, #9 seed Jelena Jankovic and her...

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Results for the 2013 Monterrey Open...

Apr 20, 2013 by

The Monterrey Open is one of the WTA’s International tournaments and takes place in the Mexican city’s Sierra Madre Tennis Club annually. The 2013 Monterrey Open took place from 1-7 April and featured 4 of the world’s top 20 female players. #6 ranked Angelique Kerber was the #1 seed but faced competition from Marion Bartoli, Maria Kirilenko and Ana Ivanovic. #123 ranked Timea Babos was last year’s surprising champion but was unseeded and was not expected to feature in the latter stages. The singles draw had 32 entrants while the doubles draw had 16 duos. The tournament was played on a hard court and the prize fund was $235,000. Singles Babos looked to be in the mood to defy the experts as she made her way to the quarter-final, defeating #4 seed Ivanovic along...

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