Brisbane PHOTOS: Tsurenko, Pliskova win Saturday’s semifinals, Melichar & Peschke lift doubles trophy

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Lesia Tsurenko and fifth seed Karolina Pliskova were victorious in Saturday's semifinal action at the Brisbane International. The 27th-ranked Tsurenko needed just over an hour to beat US Open champion Naomi Osaka 6-2 6-4, who is...

Brisbane PHOTOS: Vekic, Pliskova complete semifinal field

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After second seed Naomi Osaka and Lesia Tsurenko made the Brisbane Open semifinals on Thursday, Donna Vekic and fifth seed Karolina Pliskova joined them in the final four on Friday. The world No.34 Vekic lost...

Brisbane PHOTOS: Naomi makes semifinals, coach Sascha gets award

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Second seed Naomi Osaka became the first player to reach the semifinals of the 2019 Brisbane International with a comeback victory over eighth seed Anastasija Sevastova. Latvia's Sevastova won both her meetings with Osaka last year...

Brisbane PHOTOS: Kvitova, Svitolina, Bertens fall as quarterfinals are set

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Three seeded players lost in the second round of the Brisbane International on Wednesday, including top seed and reigning champion Elina Svitolina, who was defeated by Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 0-6 6-3, the Belarusian player...

Brisbane PHOTOS: Main-draw action kicks off on New Year’s Eve

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While the rest of the world is celebrating and enjoying time off, WTA players are as busy as ever, trying to start their new season in the best way possible. December 31st in Brisbane was...

Brisbane PHOTOS: Final round of qualifying + Kids Day

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The final round of qualifying was played on Sunday, December 30th, at the Brisbane International, welcoming Anastasia Potapova, Marie Bouzkova, Harriet Dart and Destanee Aiava into the main draw of the Premier-level tournament. Meanwhile, top...

Leisure and qualifying: 2019 season kicks off in Brisbane

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In the world of tennis players, new year starts in late December, so the 2019 season is already underway at the Brisbane International in Australia and our photographer Jimmie48 arrived early to capture the atmosphere...

Tell us your 2019 year-end Top 10 and win a WTA autograph

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For the ninth year in a row, my friend John Bolan is predicting the season-ending Top 10 WTA ranking for the coming year and he is again asking you to join him in his...

Classic, pastel, starry, lacy: All Karolina Pliskova’s Fila outfits this year

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Yesterday I received an email from Fila informing me that they are extending their partnership with Karolina Pliskova, so I decided the Czech to be the next player in my off-season Fashion Retrospections.  Year 2018...

How nutrition affects our mental readiness in tennis

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We all know that proper nutrition and hydration are vital for our physical health, but we rarely talk about how diet affects are mental performance. Tennis coach Marcin Bieniek discusses the importance of good...