Henin, Jankovic first to qualify for Sony Ericsson Championships

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Justine Henin and Jelena Jankovic are the first women to qualify for the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in Madrid, November 6-11. The Belgian and the Serb are currently in first and second place respectively...

Chakvetadze is the winner of the Bank of the West Classic

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Anna Chakvetadze of Russia defeated Sania Mirza of India in straight sets 6-3 6-2 to win the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California. This victory earned Anna the fourth title of 2007;...

Rafael Nadal vs. Maria Sharapova exhibition match possible

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We might have the pleasure of watching an encounter of two second ranked tennis players Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. That should be interesting! The exhibition match could happen in the inaugural Merdeka Tennis...

Francesca Schiavone defeats Yvonne Meusburger to win Gastein Ladies

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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...

Maria Sharapova on the Fed Cup scandal

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Maria Sharapova was criticized a lot lately since she withdrew from the Fed Cup on two occasions in 2007; actually the 20-year-old is yet to make a Fed Cup appearance for her native country. Both...

Jelena Jankovic returns from vacation fresh and healthy

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You can hardly name a tournament Jelena Jankovic didn’t play in 2007, so if anyone needed a vacation it was her. This summer she went to Marbella, Spain, and spent there one week swimming,...

South African-born Liezel Huber acquires American citizenship

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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...

Marion Bartoli leaves Stanford in tears

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World No. 11 Marion Bartoli lost her first chance to prove that she is not just a one-hit wonder. The Frenchwoman was beaten in her first match since the Wimbledon final. Bartoli left the court...

Wilander will teach Golovin some tennis tricks

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Tatiana Golovin is glad that seven-times grand slam champion Mats Wilander will be her coach from the beginning of the East West Bank Classic presented by Herbalife tournament until the US Open. The Frenchwoman...

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

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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...