Schmiedlova beats Azarenka in French Open second round, despite injury scare

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World No.161 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia badly fell on her knees early in the second set, but luckily managed to continue where she left off and recorded a confident 6-2 6-2 victory over...

Shenzhen Open PHOTOS: Players’ party, Sharapova’s practice, Halep’s doubles, and more

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While most people are eating and drinking on New Year's Eve, the tennis world is busy and my photographer Jimmie48 is already at the Shenzhen Open where world No.1 Simona Halep, five-time Grand Slam...

US Open 2017 PHOTOS: Kerber leads the draw ceremony, third round of WTA qualifying unfolds

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Friday at the 2017 US Open was all about the draw ceremony led by 2016 champion Angelique Kerber and 2014 champion Marin Cilic. Spectators got to witness the reveal of an absolute stunner of a...

Photos from Linz: The Road to Singapore lies in Austria

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While Hong Kong was the main tournament to decide the last WTA Finals qualifiers in 2015, this year the status has been shifted to the Generali Ladies Linz. The long-running Austrian event boasts an entry list...

Photos from Bastad: Top seed Kerber avoids early upset

Top seed Angelique Kerber was the last big-name player to kick off her 2016 Ericsson Open campaign in Bastad on Wednesday, playing her first-round match against Sweden’s Cornelia Lister. On paper, the match between the...

Photos from Bastad: The Ericsson Open kicks off at the Swedish seaside

The WTA is back on clay for one last time this year as the season makes its annual stop in Scandinavia for Bastad’s Ericcsson Open. The south Swedish seaside town is the country’s center...

Photos from Roland Garros: Round 1 continues on Monday

After plenty of morning rain, the Paris sky finally cleared up on Monday afternoon, allowing the first round of the 2016 French Open to progress. Players in action included #2 seed Agniezska Radwanska, Garbine Muguruza,...

First day of school: Childhood photo of Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

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I've only recently become hooked on Instagram (make sure to follow Women's Tennis Blog there) and browsing through dozens of player profiles I came across this wonderful childhood photo of world No.26 Anna Karolina...

Inside Cincy – Day 1

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This is a special week for Women's Tennis Blog, as we're having a dedicated photographer at the Western & Southern Open, as well as a tennis writer who will share her impressions from the event....

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova joins the WTA title winners in Katowice

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First of all, I apologize for being away for a couple of days. It's been our long Easter weekend here and the sunny weather made me forget about my laptop for a couple of...