WTA urges players to get COVID-19 vaccine

Tennis Mar 31, 2021

WTA urges players to get COVID-19 vaccine

After players at the Miami Open expressed a reluctance to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the governing body for women's tennis said on Tuesday it would educate athletes and encourage them to get the shot. After fourth round wins on Monday, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina and Belarusian ...

Tennis tours cancel tournaments in China over coronavirus fears

Tennis Jul 24, 2020

Tennis tours cancel tournaments in China over coronavirus fears

All international tennis tournaments in China this year, including the Shanghai Masters and WTA Finals, were canceled on Friday because of the coronavirus, the ATP and WTA said. The major blow to attempts to restart tennis comes after China said it would not stage most ...

Osaka set for second Wimbledon

More Sports / Tennis Jul 1, 2018

Osaka set for second Wimbledon

by Joel Tansey

This time last year, Naomi Osaka was ranked No. 59 and preparing for her Wimbledon debut while still in search of her first WTA title. A lot has changed over the past 12 months for the promising 20-year-old and expectations for her second appearance at ...

More Sports / Tennis Oct 22, 2016

WTA names Osaka top newcomer

Teenager Naomi Osaka was named 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year on Friday. The 19-year-old Osaka, the first Japanese winner of the award, has enjoyed a breakthrough year on the tour this season, rising to a career-high ranking of No. 40 after finishing 2015 ranked ...