Historic changes to women’s tennis

In 2009 WTA will introduce the most significant changes since its formation in 1970. Their aim is to make top players compete more often, to make the season easier to follow and to minimize...

Should women play best-of-five-set Grand Slam finals?

After a one-sided French Open final when Justine Henin demolished Ana Ivanovic, and after Venus Williams earned Wimbledon crown without using too much power to defeat Marion Bartoli, I vote for the introduction of...

South African-born Liezel Huber acquires American citizenship

Doubles specialist Liezel Huber became an American yesterday. "It's amazing," Huber said about her new citizenship. "I'll be playing in the US Open as an American. So, that's a dream come true." World No.4...

Francesca Schiavone defeats Yvonne Meusburger to win Gastein Ladies

Top seed Francesca Schiavone beat Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-1 6-4 to finally win her first WTA Tour title (the 27-year-old Italian had lost eight previous finals!). Additionally, she became the first winner of...

Women’s tennis gets new statistic called “power index”, good or bad idea?

The new statistic in women’s tennis made its debut at the Acura Classic tournament, and it’s about determining how hard a player hits the ball. The "power index" takes into account player's fastest groundstroke (forehand...

Smrikva Bowl founder on tennis stars of the future

I have been in contact with Miodrag Bozovic, a very committed founder and organizer of a tennis tournament for kids called Smrikva Bowl, so I decided to spread the word about this tournament and...

FROM OUR SPONSOR: Own the Zone Band Vibration Dampeners for Tennis and other Racquet Sports

We have a new sponsor on the site. It's Own the Zone, which makes band vibration dampeners for tennis and other racquet sports. Don't worry, I won't turn Women's Tennis Blog into all-sponsored content...

Billie Jean King believes match-fixing is more probable in men’s tennis

Men’s tennis has been hit by a series of match-fixing allegations in 2007, however, tennis legend Billie Jean King doesn’t believe that the phenomenon exists in women’s tennis mainly because there is much less...

Channel your anger, don’t break your racquet, why?

Without doubt, it’s very common these days to see flying racquets in the middle of matches. TC of the Tennis Country reflects on the fact that some players are more likely to break their...

FROM OUR SPONSOR: Join Own the Zone Band and Fight Breast Cancer

As you may know, Own the Zone has sponsored Women’s Tennis Blog for some time, and I have already written one article about their main product, OTZ band vibration dampener, which is based on...
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