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. […]

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: […]

Jessica Pegula in action at the Miami Open.
Glenys Furness - Mar 30, 2022

Jessica Pegula has not had a particularly consistent so far and the American has struggled at times early season. But, in Miami, seems to be finding form again. Pegula was hit-and-miss at the start of the season in Australia. In a Melbourne warm-up event, the American lost in the very first round despite being the top […]

Iga Swiatek has become the new world #1.
Jethro Broughton - Mar 26, 2022

After Ash Barty’s shock retirement this week, the Australian requested to be removed from the WTA rankings. As a result, a frantic race to the #1 spot was on. Iga Swiatek was the standout favourite, needing just one win to place her at the top of the women’s game. With an emphatic 6-2 6-0 win […]

Ashleigh Barty Wimbledon Trophy
Owen Davis - Mar 24, 2022

As the dominant force in the women’s game, Ashleigh Barty has stunned the tennis world by retiring at just 25 years old. Since winning the French Open in 2019, Barty was the player to beat–holding the world number one spot for all but four weeks until her retirement. She won in front of the world […]

Ashleigh Barty Wimbledon Trophy
Matthew Johns - Mar 24, 2022

After World #1 Ashleigh Barty made the shocking announcement that she would be retiring at the age of just 25, the tennis world has reflected on her fantastic career in the sport. Here are some of the best moments in her decorative career, which saw her win 15 singles and 12 doubles titles. Ash Barty’s […]

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Jakub Bobro - May 14, 2022

The final lead-up to the second Slam of the year is here! The decision to play the week before a major is always a double-edged sword, possibly building momentum though at the cost of entering the slam rested. This field of WTA players that decided to take the risk in Strasbourg has some quality in […]

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The WTA Tour returns to Rabat, Morocco for the first time since 2019 for this 250 event. It is one of two WTA tour-level events this week ahead of Roland Garros. 32 women enter the main draw looking for a title, including Garbiñe Muguruza, who takes on Anna Danilina on Day 2. WTA Rabat Day […]

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More predictions for Day 2 of the ATP Lyon 250, as players gear up for the French Open. It is a French-heavy draw, with the classic Gilles Simon making an appearance, along with some exciting foreign newcomers, such as Sebastian Baez and Tomas Martin Etcheverry. Who will continue to rise? See our picks below. ATP […]

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Shane Black - May 14, 2022

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Manuel Traquete - May 14, 2022

The WTA event in Strasbourg this week has a relatively weak field, with lots of players outside the top 100 and even top 300, but it also features some big names who are not quite at their best, like former Grand Slam champions Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens, who’ll both start their campaigns on Monday […]

Alexei Popyrin, a champion on the Challenger Tour.
Damian Kust, Editor - May 14, 2022

There were three maiden winners on the ATP Challenger Tour this week, ranging from some we knew were going to be contenders (Emilio Nava in Shymkent) to a qualifier that barely made it to the main draw (Filip Misolic). Top-seeded Daniel Altmaier claimed the title in Heilbronn, while Alexei Popyrin earned his second Challenger crown […]

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The WTA event in Strasbourg this week hasn’t exactly attracted the top players in the world, but it should still provide plenty of exciting matches, with many players who’d otherwise not have much of a chance of getting wins at WTA level eager to make a run this week given the theoretically weak draw. It […]

Dominic Thiem will make his return to action in Marbella.
Nurein Ahmed - May 14, 2022

The ATP Geneva Open will conclude its first-round matches on Monday, Day 2 of the event. Two-time French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem will be the headline act as he seeks to register his first win of the season. As always we here at LWOT have got every match covered in our daily predictions. Who do […]