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WTA News: Switzerland beats Australia to win Billie Jean King Cup final

Jil Teichmann and Belinda Bencic each won their respective singles matches to lead Switzerland to a 2-0 win over Australia in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday in...

  • WTA News: Switzerland, Australia to meet in Billie Jean King Cup final

    Viktorija Golubic and Belinda Bencic won singles matches to lead Switzerland to a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday to reach the Billie Jean King Cup final for the second straight year. Switzerland will face Australia, which defeated Great Britain 2-1 in the other semifinal....

  • WTA News: Czech Republic ousts U.S. in Billie Jean King Cup

    The Czech Republic team made quick work of the United States squad on Friday to clinch a spot in the Billie Jean King Cup semifinals in Glasgow, Scotland. The Czechs earned a 2-1 win in finale of Group D play, but the match wasn’t as close as the score indicates....

  • WTA News: Great Britain, Australia move on in Billie Jean King Cup

    Great Britain and Australia won matches Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Billie Jean King Cup. The day’s dramatic finish occurred in Group C, where Great Britain earned a 3-0 win over Spain. All three teams in the group, which also included Kazakhstan, finished with 1-1 records, but...

  • WTA News: Doubles win lifts U.S. past Poland in Billie Jean King Cup

    Coco Gauff and Caty McNally cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 doubles victory over Magda Linette and Alicja Rosolska to give the United States a 2-1 win over Poland on Wednesday in the Billie Jean King Cup at Glasgow, Scotland. In the earlier singles matches, the United States’ Danielle Collins edged...

  • WTA News: Caroline Garcia downs Aryna Sabalenka to win WTA Finals

    Caroline Garcia earned the biggest championship of her career on Monday, capturing the WTA Finals with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Aryna Sabalenka in Fort Worth, Texas. Garcia, a 29-year-old France native who was seeded sixth, has never been to a Grand Slam final, but she now owns 11...

  • WTA News: Aryna Sabalenka’s stunning upset pushes her to WTA Finals title match

    Seventh-seeded Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka upset top seed Iga Swiatek of Poland 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 on Sunday night to secure a spot in the championship match of the WTA Finals at Fort Worth, Texas. Sabalenka recorded 12 aces against Swiatek’s one during the semifinal match, while also notching 23 winners. Swiatek...

  • WTA News: Caroline Garcia earns spot in WTA Finals title match

    Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia booked a spot in the championship match with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over fifth-seeded Maria Sakkari on Sunday in the WTA Finals at Fort Worth, Texas. The Frenchwoman had a 21-8 edge in winners during the semifinal match while continuing her strong recent play. She had a...

  • WTA News: Iga Swiatek, Caroline Garcia claim semifinal berths in WTA Finals

    Top-seeded Iga Swiatek of Poland dominated Coco Gauff of the U.S. on Saturday to officially claim a semifinal berth in the championship match of the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. The tourney featured the top eight players on the WTA Tour. Swiatek, the top-rated player in the world, needed...

  • WTA News: Aryna Sabalenka tops Ons Jabeur to advance in WTA Finals

    Aryna Sabalenka won twice on Friday at the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. First, the seventh-seeded Belarusian player beat third-seeded Jessica Pegula of the United States 6-3, 7-5 in her final round-robin match in the Nancy Richey Group. Then when fifth-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece won the first set...

  • WTA News: Iga Swiatek seals semifinal bid at WTA Finals

    Top-seeded Iga Swiatek of Poland strolled into the semifinals of the WTA Finals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France on Thursday. Swiatek, who improved to 2-0 in the event, wrapped up first place in the Tracy Austin Group. The other semifinal berth from the group...

  • WTA News: Maria Sakkari advances to semis at WTA Finals

    A year after becoming the first Greek player ever to reach the knockout stage of the WTA Finals, fifth-seeded Maria Sakkari did it again on Wednesday, beating seventh-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 6-2, 6-4 in Fort Worth, Texas. The match was the second for both players in the Nancy Richey...

  • WTA News: Iga Swiatek, Caroline Garcia cruise in WTA Finals openers

    Iga Swiatek and Caroline Garcia cruised through opening victories at the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, neither spending 90 minutes on the court. In the initial matches of the Tracy Austin Group, Poland’s Swiatek, the top seed, downed No. 8 Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-2, 6-3 in...

  • WTA News: Maria Sakkari, Aryna Sabalenka open WTA Finals with tight wins

    The two lower-seeded players pulled off upsets Monday as the WTA Finals got underway in Fort Worth, Texas. In the initial matches of the Nancy Richey Group, No. 5 Maria Sakkari of Greece topped No. 3 Jessica Pegula of the United States 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4), and No. 7 Aryna...

  • WTA News: Serena Williams: ‘I am not retired’

    Tennis superstar Serena Williams, who has spoken of giving up professional tennis for many months now, offered a rebuke of the term “retired” on Monday at a public appearance in San Francisco. “I am not retired,” Williams said. “The chances (of a return) are very high. You can come to...

  • WTA News: Jessica Pegula wins first WTA 1000 title in Guadalajara

    No. 3 seed Jessica Pegula defeated No. 4 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-2, 6-3 in 70 minutes to win her first WTA 1000 title at the Guadalajara (Mexico) Open Akron on Sunday. Pegula will rise to No. 3 in the WTA rankings on Monday after the dominant win, her...

  • WTA News: Sakkari-Bouzkova semi suspended by rain at Guadalajara

    Saturday’s second semifinal between fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece and the Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova was suspended due to rain, with Sakkari up one set at the Guadalajara (Mexico) Open Akron. The pair will finish their semifinal Sunday afternoon and then turn around to play No. 3 Jessica Pegula in...

  • WTA News: Maria Sakkari reaches Guadalajara semis, earns WTA Finals bid

    Fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece beat eighth-seeded Veronika Kudermetova of Russia on Friday in a match that had more at stake than just a spot in the semifinals of the Guadalajara (Mexico) Open Akron. The 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 victory gives Sakkari the last berth in the WTA Finals, scheduled for...

  • WTA News: Simona Halep provisionally suspended amid doping allegation

    Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep was slapped with a provisional suspension on Friday after the International Tennis Integrity Agency said she failed a drug test administered at the U.S. Open in August. The organization said the 31-year-old Romanian tested positive for Roxadustat, which is used in some countries to...

  • WTA News: Daria Kasatkina falls in Guadalajara after sealing WTA finals bid

    Daria Kasatkina got a big win before taking the court Thursday night at the Guadalajara (Mexico) Open Akron. The seventh-seeded Russian was confirmed as having clinched a berth in next week’s WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. Kasatkina, who is ranked 11th in the world, won tournaments earlier this year...

  • WTA News: Top two seeds fall in Guadalajara

    Top-seeded Paula Badosa of Spain and second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus were both eliminated from the Guadalajara (Mexico) Open Akron on Wednesday, in very different circumstances. Badosa was forced to retire due to illness after losing the first set 6-2 to Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka in a second-round match. “It’s really...

  • WTA News: Maria Sakkari enhances WTA Finals bid with Guadalajara win

    Fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece, battling to make the season-ending WTA Finals, earned a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk on Tuesday in the second round of the Guadalajara (Mexico) Open Akron. Sakkari began the tournament in 10th place in the season-long standings, one spot out of the last...

  • WTA News: Belinda Bencic regroups, beats Leylah Fernandez in Guadalajara

    Belinda Bencic squandered five match points in a second-set tiebreaker but regrouped to beat Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in three sets on Monday in the first round of the Guadalajara (Mexico) Open Akron. Bencic, a Swiss player seeded 10th, prevailed 7-5, 6-7 (10), 6-3 against Fernandez, who reached the 2021 U.S....

  • WTA News: WTA roundup: Iga Swiatek, Anna Blinkova pick up titles

    World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland earned her eighth title of the season by outlasting Croatian qualifier Donna Vekic 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 to win the San Diego Open on Sunday. The final was Swiatek’s 64th match victory of the season, the most in a single season since Serena Williams...

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