Clay warm-up starts with loss for Francesca Schiavone

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World No.4 Francesca Schiavone skipped last weekend's Fed Cup action in order to start the clay court season fresh and prepared so that she can give her best in defending the French Open title,...

Wozniacki loses Monte Carlo exhibition to Schiavone

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Straight from winning the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, Caroline Wozniacki rushed to Monte Carlo for an exhibition match at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters with the 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone. The Danish...

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...

Kuznetsova pushed Schiavone to make a historic win

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After a three-hour third set and six match points saved, Francesca Schiavone defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2011 Australian Open. It is now the longest women’s Grand Slam match...

The WTA Player Awards – questioning the choices

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The WTA has recently announced the winners of their yearly awards and, as with everything, some people agree with their selection and some don’t. Our great contributor John Bolan thinks the WTA made some...

The 2010 Sony Ericsson Championships Preview

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Dear readers, Women's Tennis Blog has become an attractive place for guest posters. :) This time Jay from www.OnCourtAdvantage.com wanted to contribute his preview of the Sony Ericsson Championships. Check out his favorites for...

Projection: how will the 2010 season-ending rankings look on the WTA Tour?

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Our reader Milano predicted the year-end WTA singles rankings in the comments of this blog and I decided to make a post out of those comments so that more people get to see Milano's...

Samantha Stosur, Francesca Schiavone fifth and sixth to qualify for Doha

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Samantha Stosur and Francesca Schiavone, two players that played the final of the 2010 French Open, have now qualified for the singles competition at the Sony Ericsson Championships for the first time in their...

Melanie Oudin stopped in US Open second round, Kim Clijsters safely through

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American Melanie Oudin, who came out of nowhere to reach the quarterfinals of the 2009 US Open, found it hard to carry the burden of high expectations and fell to the recently-married Alona Bondarenko...

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...