Ons Jabeur WTA Rome Semis
Nurein Ahmed - May 14, 2022

It is finals day at the Foro Italico as World No. 1 and defending champion Iga Swiatek squares off against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the WTA Rome final. After a frenetic week in Italy’s capital, this seems like a perfectly appropriate matchup. Swiatek, the WTA’s in-form player, is setting the pace in the title count. […]

Beatriz Haddad Maia in action at the WTA Monterrey Open.
Ethan McAndrews - May 12, 2022

Paris– After an eight-year hiatus left in the wake of Open Gaz de France’s 2014 conclusion, the WTA has returned to Paris. The inaugural Lagardère Trophy commenced this Monday at Lagardère Paris Racing Club in the heart of the beautiful Bois de Boulogne on Paris’s west edge. The WTA 125 event features $115,000 in prize […]

Simona Halep features amongst our WTA Madrid Day 3 Best Bets.
Glenys Furness - May 11, 2022

Simona Halep is on the comeback trail. If the Romanian stays healthy, she is a real title contender for the French Open. Simona Halep title contender in Paris Having suffered injury setbacks last season, Simona Halep is on the way back. Halep ended the 2021 season ranked number 20 in the world. The Romanian has […]

Can Madrid champion Ons Jabeur pose a threat at Roland Garros?
Matthew Johns - May 10, 2022

Ons Jabeur is the 2022 Madrid Open champion. The Tunisian beat Jessica Pegula, 7-5 0-6 6-2, in what was a very back and forth final. By doing so, Jabeur became the first African player to win a title of this magnitude. But does she have what it takes to trouble the seemingly unstoppable Iga Swiatek […]

Andy Murray at the Madrid Open.
Martin Keady - May 6, 2022

For British tennis players and fans alike, the start of the European clay court season is always a time of mixed feelings. On the one hand, it is arguably the most glamorous and spectacular part of the entire tennis season, as it is effectively a tour of Europe’s cultural and sporting capitals, including Monte Carlo, […]

Iga Swiatek Miami
Johnny Connell - Apr 27, 2022

Iga Swiatek is dominating the WTA Tour. The 20-year-old has won 23 consecutive matches, which includes four consecutive titles, she looks unstoppable. A second Roland Garros title beckons in June, can anyone stop her? Swiatek became the first woman ever to win the first three 1000 level titles of the season when she swept all […]

Paula Badosa in action at the French Open.
Johnny Connell - Apr 27, 2022

Paula Badosa reached a career high ranking of World No. 2 when the latest WTA rankings were released on April 25th. The Spaniard is the second best ranked player in the world, but she’s yet to really make an impact at the Grand Slam level. What does this mean; is she the real deal or […]

Chris Evert in action later in her career.
Ewan West - Apr 26, 2022

On 26 April 1981, Chris Evert dismantled Martina Navratilova 6-0 6-0 in the final of the Amelia Island Championships. The duo shared what is widely considered to be one of the greatest rivalries in the history of tennis and all sports, meeting 80 times between 1973 and 1988, with the latter finishing with a 43-37 […]

Victoria Azarenka Olympics
Ethan McAndrews - Apr 26, 2022

Victoria Azarenka is anticipated to miss this year’s Wimbledon Championship as a result of the All England Club’s decision to ban players of Russian or Belarusian nationality. Amidst the geopolitical background of Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine, and under guidance provided by the British government, Wimbledon announced its ban last Wednesday in order to “limit […]

Owen Davis - Apr 21, 2022

On Wednesday, the All-England Lawn Tennis Club confirmed the Wimbledon Russia ban. The decision was rumored for weeks, and will forbid Russian and Belarussian players from competing at the Championships. The ban also extends to the Lawn Tennis Association’s UK grass court events. The decision will affect a host of top players, including Daniil Medvedev, […]

Iga Swiatek has become the new world #1.
Matthew Johns - Apr 3, 2022

Iga Swiatek has continued her dominance in 2022, after beating Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-0 to win the Miami Open. Swiatek did not drop a set on her way to the title in Miami, and brushed aside a rejuvenated Osaka following a competitive first set. The Pole, who will be crowned World #1 on Monday, is […]

2021 WTA Charleston Open champion Veronika Kudermetova in action.
Nurein Ahmed - Apr 3, 2022

The 2022 clay swing will officially kick off this week. The stars of the WTA Tour will swap the hard courts of Miami for the green clay of the WTA Charleston Open in South Carolina. The event in Daniel Island will commemorate its 50th anniversary this year and there are significant changes from last year’s […]

Ashleigh Barty Uluru
Laurie Burnette - Apr 2, 2022

As a sport, tennis has had its fair share of shocks over the last number of years. And last week we had another one, with the sudden retirement of Ashleigh Barty despite being clear number 1. On the “shocks” scale this was quite a big one, superficially up there with Bjorn Borg in 1981 and […]

Francisco Cerundolo Miami Open
Andy Watson - Mar 31, 2022

Francisco Cerundolo’s shock run to the ATP Miami semifinal could bring forward a new set of siblings to cheer on in the tennis world.

Iga Swiatek in action at the WTA Miami Open.
Nurein Ahmed - Mar 31, 2022

The semifinal matches at WTA Miami Open are all set and we have two heavyweight clashes in store. As always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for both semifinals, but who will book their place in the final in the Sunshine state? WTA Miami Semifinal Predictions Belinda Bencic vs Naomi Osaka Head-to-head: […]

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Cori Gauff preparing for the French Open.
Jim Smith - May 21, 2022

It is set to be an action-packed day one at the French Open with 20 first-round matches on the slate in Paris. As always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match, including Ons Jabeur vs Magda Linette, Clara Burel vs Maria Sakkari, Kaia Kanepi vs Garbine Muguruza and Bernarda Pera […]

Petra Martic in action ahead of the French Open.
Jim Smith - May 21, 2022

With 20 intriguing first-round matches on the schedule, expect plenty of entertaining action on day one at the French Open. As always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the slate, including Kristina Mladenovic vs Leylah Fernandez, Clara Burel vs Maria Sakkari, Kaia Kanepi vs Garbine Muguruza and Bernarda […]

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Laurie Burnette - May 21, 2022

It’s that time of year again. Spring is here, COVID restrictions are loosening, and the 2022 French Open is almost upon us! A perfect time to take a look at the contenders. 2022 French Open Contenders Rafael Nadal Nadal has had an extraordinary career. At the age of 35 going on 36, he is still […]

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Andy Watson - May 21, 2022

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Cameron Norrie ATP Rome
Wesley Heilman - May 21, 2022

Cam Norrie reaches the final here in Lyon as the one seed, looking to complete the job he began last year, where he lost to Stef Tsitsipas in the final. He faces the unseeded and surprising Alex Molcan, who is putting togoether a good season for himself, especially on clay. Both have come through decent […]

Claire Liu
Jack Edward - May 21, 2022

The final at the WTA Morocco Open in Rabat is to be contested between Claire Liu and Martina Trevisan. Liu survived an inspired performance from Mayar Sherif in the quarterfinals, saving a match point on the Egyptian’s serve before getting a walkover from Anna Bondar in the semifinals. Meanwhile, 6’3″ Martina Trevisan has been playing […]

Kaja Juvan Madrid
Damian Kust, Editor - May 21, 2022

After a week of thrilling action, we arrive in the final of the 2022 WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg. Who will leave for Roland Garros with plenty of momentum? Will it be former World No. 1 Angelique Kerber or a debutant at that stage, Kaja Juvan? Who do you think will prevail? Angelique Kerber vs Kaja […]

Casper Ruud in action ahead of the ATP Geneva Open.
Harsh Bhoot - May 21, 2022

The warm up tournaments to the second grand slam of the year concludes in Geneva and Lyon with players seeking to hit optimum form before Roland Garros 2022. The second seed Casper Ruud takes on an unlikely contender in Joao Sousa for the championship. As ever, we at LWOT preview and predict the match for […]