Ash Barty Wins First Wimbledon Title, Defeating Karolina Pliskova

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World #1 Ash Barty claimed her second career Grand Slam title and first Wimbledon title, defeating Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 in a topsy turvy final that went to three sets, a final where both players had opportunities, but in the end the Australian Barty made the most of her chances and came out on […] READ MORE


Aryna Sabalenka vs Karolina Pliskova: Is this Sabalenka’s Time?

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Just four women remain, and the excitement is palpable as the 2021 Wimbledon Championships nears its conclusion. The second of the two semifinals on Thursday will feature a power-hitting battle between two ferocious ball-strikers on the WTA. Aryna Sabalenka Tackles Karolina Pliskova A straight shootout between two of the WTA’s most powerful hitters will determine […] READ MORE




French Open Day 5 Recap: Barty Withdraws, Swiatek Dominant

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Add Ashleigh Barty to the growing list of injured players. Today the World #1 and top seed withdrew from the French Open citing a hip injury.  It was obvious discomfort, as Barty’s movement was hampered and her serve lacked its usual power. The Aussie’s high expectations for another Slam title has now created opportunity for […] READ MORE



Iga Swiatek: This Week’s Player To Watch (May 12-May 18)

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Every week, LastWordOnTennis will highlight a player to keep an eye on as tournaments are played around the world. This week’s selection is Iga Swiatek. Though the Madrid Masters finished at the hands of Aryna Sabalenka only last Saturday, the tennis calendar is so tightly packed that the Italian Open has already begun. The field […] READ MORE


WTA Madrid Day 1 Predictions Including Ash Barty vs Shelby Rogers

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The WTA Madrid tournament on clay, one of the highlights of the 2021 WTA Tour season begins with Day 1 action featuring the likes of Ash Barty, Ons Jabeur and Belinda Bencic. We preview and predict four matches in this article. We also have the rest of the day’s matches split between three other articles. […] READ MORE