Over the next week, the top eight women in tennis will compete for a record $14 million pot.
The WTA Finals will begin on October 27 in Shenzhen, China. The players will compete in a round robin before the top two players from each group will move on to knock-out play
It is a common misconception that playing tennis is a strictly physical battle. An examination of one’s skill and prowess against those of an opponent. Whilst this undoubtedly carries some truth, it is the mental side of the sport where the true fight lies for many; a determinant often between
Nineteen grand slam titles. Two Olympic gold medals. A record 35 wins in ATP Tour Masters 1000 finals. Rafael Nadal, now 33, has amassed a staggering 84 titles in his professional career to date; a figure bettered only by great rival Roger Federer.
Often labelled ‘The King of Clay’, the Spaniard
The International Tennis Federation has recently announced
changes to the Olympic Tennis Event, shifting the men’s singles gold medal match
to a shorter, best of three set format.
Changes have also been announced for doubles events, with
men’s and women’s matches to be decided by a match tiebreak to 10 points when
level at one-set
Comebacks, breakthroughs and controversies, tennis has had it all in 2018.
The Sports Gazette looks back on the year by ranking the six biggest talking points.
1. Serena Williams angered by umpire during US open final
Undoubtedly the main talking point of 2018, the US Open
final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka
As the dust settles on 2018, it would be easy to sit back and reflect on another amazing year of sport. With the FIFA World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and all of the annual events too, there was certainly plenty to celebrate. Even if it didn’t quite
Tennis has had a bit of a bad run of it recently, hasn’t it?
The US Open has left a blemish on the sport in truth. What with umpire Mohamed Lahyani trying his hand as an inspirational speaker for Nick Kyrgios and Serena Williams taking on all comers.
Then to top it
Without doubt, Augusta is one of the great sporting events. In recent years, Sky - who have likely paid a massive sum for the right to host it - have gone full throttle with wall-to-wall coverage from Monday.
The Drive, Chip and Putt challenge that takes place in the lead up
Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin will go head-to-head in London’s O2 Arena for the second time in this years Nitto ATP Finals to prove they are the world’s best. Kicking out both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Goffin would deserve to be crowned champion. Yet, Dimitrov had beaten every opponent
This week marks the beginning of the end of one of sport’s most complicated qualification processes.
The Paris Masters is the ninth and final ATP Masters 1000 tour event, the third tier of men’s professional tennis behind Grand Slams and the upcoming ATP World Tour Finals.
To backtrack, the ATP (Association of