Camila Osorio WTA Bogota
Jason Fernandes - Feb 3, 2023

Heading into the final four in Lyon we have top seed Caroline Garcia looking to take the title in her home country alongside three unseeded players, who’ve all never lifted a WTA title on a hardcourt before. WTA Lyon Semi-Final Predictions Alycia Parks vs Maryna Zanevska Head-to-head: 0-0 Embed from Getty Images Alycia Parks has […]

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Jakub Bobro - Jan 29, 2023

With the Australian Open done and dusted and the men’s tour inactive until the Davis Cup weekend, all eyes turn to the women’s events for the week. As always, we here at LWOT will preview and predict every match Including Garbine Muguruza vs Linda Noskova. Who do you think will win? WTA Lyon Day 1 […]

Aryna Sabalenka AO 2023
Steen Kirby - Jan 28, 2023

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus captured her maiden Grand Slam title, defeating Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 4-6 6-3 6-4 in perhaps the best Australian Open women’s final in the last decade. Sabalenka, playing in her first ever Grand Slam title at age 24, cemented herself as the most in-form player in women’s tennis today, winning a […]

Magda Linette United Cup
Damian Kust, Editor - Jan 24, 2023

Of the eight quarterfinalists at the 2023 Australian Open women’s singles event, Magda Linette is the only one who had never been at that stage of a Slam before. In fact, she had never featured in the second week of a Major before this fortnight, losing all her previous six third-round matches. What’s suddenly so […]

Victoria Azarenka at the Australian Open.
Matthew Johns - Jan 24, 2023

Victoria Azarenka is back into the semifinals of the Australian Open, for the first time since winning the tournament in 2013, after beating world #3 Jessica Pegula 6-4 6-1. The two-time Australian Open champion collected her 153rd main draw Grand Slam win, equalling Martina Hingis at 13th place in the open era all-time list. Clinical from […]

Elena Rybakina Australian Open 2023
Damian Kust, Editor - Jan 23, 2023

When Elena Rybakina won the 2022 edition of Wimbledon, she was flying under the radar until the tournament’s latter stages. The Kazakh was seeded 17th and had never been past the quarterfinal stage of a Grand Slam event. Her game was perfect for the conditions though and she played a near-flawless fortnight to make sure […]

Camila Giorgi Melbourne 2023
Matthew Johns - Jan 18, 2023

Camila Giorgi has been forced to deny that she faked her Covid vaccine certificate in order to attend the Australian Open last year. The former top 30 player has been caught up in the drama, after doctor Daniela Grillone was arrested last February and has since been charged with administering fake serums. Giorgi was brought […]

Denis Shapovalov in action ahead of the ATP Seoul Open.
Liam McBride - Jan 17, 2023

An Andy Murray thriller and a Daniel Medvedev domination later, and we find ourselves at Round 2 in Melbourne. So hold onto your hats as we take a look at the action to look forward to on Day 3 of the Australian Open: What to Expect on Day 3 at the Australian Open Daniel to […]

Iga Swiatek Indian Wells
Vithun Illankovan - Jan 14, 2023

Ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2023, five Last Word on Tennis writers – Vithun Illankovan (@VitIllankovan), Damian Kust (@damiankust), Jack Edward, Shane Black, and Jakub Bobro – make their Australian Open predictions for the Women’s Singles tournament. We will also have a separate roundtable for the Men’s Singles. Champion Who will win the […]

Naomi Osaka has announced her pregnancy and will miss the 2023 season.
Shane Black - Jan 12, 2023

Just days after pulling out of the 2023 Australian Open, four-time Grand Slam Champion Naomi Osaka took to social media to announce she is pregnant and will miss the entirety of the 2023 season. The announcement has brought to an end speculation that Osaka might be seeking time away from the sport having fallen out […]

Caroline Garcia prepares for the WTA Guadalajara Open.
Matthew Johns - Jan 9, 2023

Caroline Garcia is the top seed in a packed draw in the second Adelaide International tournament, that features six Grand Slam champions. Garcia was originally the fourth seed, but Iga Swiatek (right shoulder injury), Ons Jabeur (lower back injury), and Jessica Pegula (change of schedule) all withdrew after the draw was made. The draw also […]

Iga Swiatek has become the new world #1.
Vithun Illankovan - Jan 3, 2023

Following my popular article last year, I will once again be giving my WTA predictions for the upcoming 2023 season. In this article, I shall be giving my predictions on the biggest tournaments of the year (the Grand Slams and WTA Finals). So without further ado, here are my predictions. What do you think will […]

Martina Navratilova 2022 US Open
Glenys Furness - Jan 2, 2023

Legendary WTA star Martina Navratilova has revealed that she has been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer. Martina Navratilova diagnosed with two forms of cancer 18 times grand slam singles champion Martina Navratilova has revealed that she has been diagnosed with both throat and breast cancer. The WTA icon was due to travel to Australia […]

Iga Swiatek French Open Trophy 2022
Laurie Burnette - Jan 2, 2023

With the 2023 WTA season fast approaching, let’s take a look at the contenders for the big titles. Iga Swiatek What a year for Iga Swiatek! Swiatek started 2022 ranked #9, and finished the year as the dominant #1. That is some transition, but of course there are mitigating factors. That factor being Ash Barty, […]

Iga Swiatek French Open
Vithun Illankovan - Jan 2, 2023

As we arrive at the beginning of the year, I will once again be giving my WTA predictions for the upcoming 2023 season. In this article, I shall be giving my predictions on what the rankings will look like in 12 months time. So without further ado here are my predictions… 2023 WTA Predictions 10. […]

Carlos Alcaraz won the US Open..
Laurie Burnette - Jan 1, 2023

2022 was an incredibly volatile year for professional tennis. Here are five crazy moments that stand out. Five Crazy Tennis Moments in 2022 Novak Djokovic expelled from Australia This is one of the more bizarre events in tennis history, never mind 2022. Novak Djokovic is one of the game’s greatest players and record winner of […]

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Zhu Lin in action ahead of the WTA Hua Hin Open.
Jim Smith - Jan 1, 2023

After an entertaining week of tennis in Thailand, the final is set at the WTA Hua Hin Open. Lesia Tsurenko has enjoyed an impressive return to form whilst Zhu Lin has continued her solid start to the season. It promises to be an entertaining final and, as always, we here at LWOT will be offering […]

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Manuel Traquete - Jan 1, 2023

Argentina aren’t bringing their #1 ranked player Diego Schwartzman to this Davis Cup tie but they’re arguably still at least slight favorites to make it past Finland here, although home advantage for Finland is potentially an equalizer. It should certainly be a well-contested tie and, as always, we here at LWOT are offering our predictions […]

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Jakub Bobro - Jan 1, 2023

After the first half of Davis Cup Qualifiers kicked off on Friday, the second half will begin play tomorrow. Can Soonwoo Kwon lead Korea to a home upset of David Goffin’s Belgium? As always, we here at LWOT will preview and predict every match. Who do you think will win? Davis Cup Predictions: Korea Republic […]

Jiri Lehecka Belgrade
Jason Fernandes - Jan 1, 2023

Long gone are the days of the Czech Republic having Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek, the dynamic duo who led the nation to several Davis Cup titles. Now, all the hopes of the Czechs lies in the hand of recent Australian Open quarterfinalist Jiri Lehecka. Davis Cup Portugal vs Czech Republic Nuno Borges vs Jiri […]

Dominic Thiem in action ahead of the ATP Antwerp Open.
Glenys Furness - Jan 1, 2023

Croatia take on Austria in a Davis Cup qualifier with home advantage for the Croats. Croatian Captain Vedran Martic has chosen an indoor hard court for the tie. Davis Cup Predictions: Croatia vs Austria Borna Coric vs Dennis Novak Coric is the higher ranked of these two players, being in the Top 30. Novak, on […]

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Damian Kust, Editor - Jan 1, 2023

Netherlands takes on Slovakia in an indoor Davis Cup tie in Groningen. Will the Dutchmen be hurt by Botic van de Zandschulp’s injury or is Tim van Rijthoven actually the better choice for singles under the roof? Which country do you think will advance? Davis Cup Predictions: Netherlands vs Slovakia Tallon Griekspoor vs Lukas Klein […]

Cameron Norrie in action at the Australian Open.
Damian Kust, Editor - Jan 1, 2023

Playing on home soil can often be a huge advantage in Davis Cup, where the crowds tend to get absolutely crazy. Is that enough to give Colombia any chance in this tie against Great Britain? Which nation do you think will advance?

Yoshihito Nishioka US Open
Damian Kust, Editor - Jan 1, 2023

Japan takes on Poland in a Davis Cup tie at the beautiful venue of Bourbon Beans Dome in Miki, (That’s where the Kobe Challenger is held too). Is there any way the home team loses this one with a much stronger roster and the advantage of playing in front of their crowd? Who do you […]