All the reasons WTA players are withdrawing from the Rio Olympics

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While most players are now on their planes or at least stuck at airports, a number of WTA names are not going to the Rio Olympics, for a variety of reasons that our new...

Ana Ivanovic, Francesca Schiavone out of Wimbledon after round one

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This is not an upset, nor is it surprising, but I still have the inertia of covering Ana Ivanovic and her early losses at tournaments still come as small shocks although they shouldn't be...

Francesca Schiavone falls first round at Korea Open

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Top seed Francesca Schiavone lost in the opening round of the Hansol Korea Open to Vera Dushevina. It is actually Dushevina’s third victory over Schiavone in their four matches, but the first one in...

US Open 2017 PHOTOS: Sharapova, Muguruza, Kvitova, Venus advance to the fourth round

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Maria Sharapova’s rise through the rankings at the 2017 US Open continued on Friday night as the Russian punched her ticket for the fourth round, just as her fellow Grand Slam champions Garbine Muguruza, Petra...

PHOTOS from the French Open: Final round of qualifying + Kvitova’s comeback announcement

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Friday at Roland Garros 2017 was marked by the final round of women's qualifying and Petra Kvitova's announcement that the Grand Slam in Paris will be the place of her first match following December's burglar attack....

Dokic stuns top seed Schiavone in Kuala Lumpur

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Jelena Dokic recorded her first Top 5 victory in eight years by coming from a set down and beating fifth-ranked Francesca Schiavone 2-6 7-6(1) 6-4 in the first round of the Malaysian Open. The...

Francesca Schiavone beats Samantha Stosur to win French Open 2010

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When people were discussing possible favorites for the 2010 French Open, many players where mentioned, but Francesca Schiavone wasn’t really on top of anyone’s list.  The world No.17 Schiavone won the battle of the...
Francesca Schiavone cancer announcement

What?! Francesca Schiavone has survived cancer!

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The tennis world was shocked today when the 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone broke her social media silence with a video in which she announced that she has successfully finished a seven-month battle...

Serena Williams moves into the third round in Beijing, Venus out

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Top seed Serena Williams beat Francesca Schiavone in a tight two-setter on Tuesday at the China Open in Beijing. Williams started the first set with three successive aces to hold serve and then earned...

Spring tennis fashion, Roland Garros edition

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Traditionally, Women's Tennis Blog is doing Grand Slam fashion overviews, so let's see what major sports brands have on display at Roland Garros 2011. World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki brought nothing new to the fashion table...