A series of professional tennis events will take place in Britain from early July as the sport continues to emerge from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
World number two Simona Halep announced Sunday that she will not compete in the Palermo WTA event, which will mark the season's resumption after a five-month coronavirus suspension.
The cancellation of the event, which was scheduled for November and was won by Japan's Naomi Osaka last year, follows last week's axing of all international Tennis tournaments in China for 2020.
Ons Jabeur will not be lifting the Wimbledon women’s singles trophy this year but she said she was “honoured” to have represented Africa with such style and gusto. Aryna Sabalenka ended Jabeur’s historic run at Wimbledon, the second-seeded
Romanian qualifier Elena-Gabriela Ruse won her first title Sunday with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory over Andrea Petkovic in the Hamburg European Open final. The 23-year-old Ruse is the lowest-ranked WTA winner at No. 198 since No. 299
The 2021 WTA Season kicked off with the Abu Dhabi Open, a WTA 500 event, on Tuesday. The event started with the qualifiers as main draw play to kick off the 2021 WTA season on Wednesday. Both the singles and doubles finals will be played on Jan.13.
Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to win a WTA title on Sunday when the Tunisian beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 7-5, 6-4 in an engrossing hour and a half tussle in Birmingham. Jabeur, the second seed, gained a measure of revenge as she
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and eight-time titlist Roger Federer were placed on opposite halves of the Wimbledon bracket in Friday’s draw, meaning they only could meet in the final - which would be a rematch of their epic 2019 title showdown.
World tennis bodies have expressed concern, with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) threatening to pull tournaments out of China. The United States and Britain have called for evidence of Peng's whereabouts and safety.