Venus launches Happy Viking business

Venus Williams has added to her business interests by launching a new vegan food company called Happy Viking that is inspired by her own dietary regime, particularly her favourite post-workout shake recipe.

Federer recovers his RF logo

When Roger Federer parted ways with Nike just over two years ago, he also lost his prized RF logo, but now he has got it back and soon fans will be able to buy a Uniqlo cap with the famous motif on it.

WTA unveils comprehensive rebrand

Following the advance leaks of newly-named tournament tiers, the WTA unveiled a comprehensive new corporate identity on Wednesday that included a simplified numerical naming system for its Tour events.

Australian Open to be delayed by three weeks

Should reports in two newspapers, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, prove correct, the Australian Open will kick off on February 8, three weeks later than the original schedule of January 18.

Halep loses early benefactor

Corneliu Idu, the Constanta businessman who sponsored Simona Halep in her early career, has died after catching Covid-19 on the day the former World No 1's documentary aired in Romania.

Murrays champion women’s discrimination on Sky

Sir Andy Murray and his mother, Judy, are presenting presenting a new docu-series for Sky Sports, highlighting discrimination of women in sport that is entitled Driving Force, and the first two episodes are available to watch on demand via Sky and NOW TV while the...

Melzer dismisses Djokovic’s accusation

The reasons behind Novak Djokovic’s failure to re-join the ATP Player Council were put in perspective by the Austrian Jurgen Melzer who completely dismisses the reason’s Djokovic has given for the Councils actions.

Pliskova appoints Bajin as her new coach 

After announcing a parting of the ways with Dani Vallverdu, Karolina Pliskova has added Sascha Bajin to her team for the coming season, who coached Naomi Osaka to the US Open title in 2018, the year he was named WTA Coach of the Year.

Tennis gone digital

Both the WTA and the ATP have recently announced extended digital services partnerships, the former with Stats Perform, its Official WTA Data Supplier, and the latter with Infosys as the Global Technology Services Partner and Digital Innovation Partner of the ATP.

Is the WTA ringing in the changes?

If reports in the media that we are hearing prove to be correct, then the WTA is to be congratulated for taking an important step towards standardising the professional game in the eyes of the general public, the fans.
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Coco climbs the rankings

Following the WTA’s last Premier event of the year in Ostrava, Coco Gauff is rewarded for battling through qualifying with an 8-place jump in the Rankings published tis week, while champion Aryna Sabalenka and finalist Victoria Azaranka are among the other risers.

The top 10 is unchanged after last week's J&T Banka Ostrava Open but there are significant moves elsewhere in the singles top 100, notably a career-high ranking of No.47 for American teenager Coco Gauff WTA Statement

Ashleigh Barty continues to top the WTA Rankings as the Tour heads towards the end of a highly unusual season curtailed by coronavirus.

The Australian finished 2019 as WTA World No 1 and has withstood the challenge of Rome champion Simona Halep at No 2, US Open winner Naomi Osaka at No 3 and Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin at No 4 during a campaign impacted by major changes to the calendar due to the global pandemic.

The top 10 remains unchanged after last week’s J&T Banka Ostrava Open, but there are significant moves elsewhere in the singles top 100, notably a career-high ranking of No 47 for American teenager Gauff.

The results in Ostrava did not alter the doubles top 10 either, with Hsieh Su-Wei remaining No 1 narrowly ahead of Barbora Strycova.

Sabalenka has risen one place to No 11 after winning the first all-Belarusian WTA final over former World No1 Azarenka to clinch her 7th career title, and also took the doubles crown with Elise Mertens.

Azarenka, who ended last season at No 50, is now World No 13 after her impressive run since the hiatus for coronavirus as she continues to soar back towards the top 10.

Jennifer Brady is another who has come storming out of the blocks post-lockdown, with the American celebrating her first WTA title at Lexington in August and maintaining her form, including a semi-final appearance in Ostrava, which sees her break into the top 25 at No 24.

Fellow American Gauff reached a career-high ranking of No 47, up from No 55, after nearly nearly causing an upset of eventual champion Sabalenka in the last 16 in Ostrava.

Sara Sorribes Tormo is a Spaniard on the rise, and at No 65, up from No 73, is now only one place off her career-high of No 64 achieved in June 2019.

She won the first 10 games of an extraordinary quarter-final against Sabalenka in Ostrava before being on the wrong end of a remarkable comeback.

Daria Kasatkina, who was ranked No.10 only two years ago, is enjoying a welcome return to form, with a three-set win over 6th seed Elena Rybakina after coming through qualifying to reach the Main Draw, rises from No 75 to No 70 as a result.

Under the revised ranking system, a player’s ranking will be comprised of her best 16 results in singles and best 11 results in doubles based on the points earned between March 2019 through December 2020.

The WTA has two tournaments left of 2020 with Upper Austria Ladies Linz next month and Open BLS De LIMOGES in December.



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