WTA Finals Preview

The top eight women with the WTA Finals trophy in Shenzhen, China. Photo credit: Women's Tennis Association (WTA)

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

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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

Paris Masters: The Last Chance Saloon

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