Can we make predictions in women’s tennis today? Compare January 2011 picks and year-end Top 10

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In the beginning of the year our loyal contributor John Bolan made a prediction of how Top 10 would look like at the end of the season and a lot of readers presented their...

Comparative analysis of Top 10 players and their performance at big tournaments in 2011

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This blog likes to give its faithful readers an opportunity to contribute and show their take on women's tennis, so here's Omair's analysis of our year-end Top 10 players and their 2011 results at Grand...

Little Li Na posing in bell-bottoms

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Our last featured player in the childhood photos series was Petra Kvitova - the highest-rising WTA player of the season, and now I'd like to feature China's Li Na, another tennis star with a breakthrough...

Catastrophic end to Li Na’s historic season

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The 2011 year will be remembered as a landmark year in Li Na's career, as the Chinese clinched her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. However, the way she finished her participation at...

Can WTA Championships beat Grand Slams at tennis fashion?

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I'm regularly reviewing fashion at Grand Slams (take a look at this year's tennis outfits at the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open) and this time I've decided to add the season-ending...

Superb Azarenka beats Li, reaches Istanbul semifinals

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Victoria Azarenka was the last player to come to Istanbul because she was occupied by winning the title in Luxembourg. Remember, the Belarusian was the only one missing in the glamorous player photo shoot...

Li victorious, Sharapova falls to 0-2 in Istanbul round-robin stage

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The only former champion in the field, Maria Sharapova, looks somehow blocked during this week's WTA Championships and after losing to Samantha Stosur for the first time in their ten matches, the Russian fell...

Who’s the best of the best? Istanbul will tell.

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The 2011 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul start tomorrow, not affected by the devastating earthquake that killed around 270 people in Turkey. Players and the Tour expressed their condolences, but their job is...

Li Na qualifies for Istanbul WTA Championships

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This season Li Na became the first Asian to win a Grand Slam, at the Australian Open she became the first Asian Grand Slam finalist, the Chinese 29-year-old also equaled the highest ranking ever...

Li Na “lost all confidence”, finds every point difficult to win

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Since her triumph at Roland Garros Li Na has been consistent with arranging  new sponsorship deals, but her tennis results are regularly disappointing. The Chinese has recently signed on with two more sponsors, Crown...