Kiki Bertens Announces that 2021 Will Be Her Last Season

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Former World No. 4 Kiki Bertens announced on her Instagram that she will retire at some point during the 2021 season. The Dutchwoman wants to play Eastbourne, Wimbledon, and the Olympics next. After this stretch of tournaments, she is going to decide whether to play towards the end of the season, based on how well […] READ MORE



Shapovalov and Other Big Names Withdraw from the French Open

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Denis Shapovalov is the seventh directly accepted player to withdraw from the French Open. Attila Balazs is struggling with a leg injury, Kyle Edmund still hasn’t healed up his knee. Vasek Pospisil and Nick Kyrgios will be focusing on the upcoming grass-court season, while Borna Coric is recovering after shoulder surgery. 2016 runner-up Andy Murray […] READ MORE


Top Women’s Contenders at the French Open

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The French Open is one of the most prestigious women’s tennis tournaments. It is the only Grand Slam event played on clay courts, meaning it takes a special type of tennis player to win at the Stade Roland Garros. This year’s event will take place from May 23 to June 13. It will welcome lots […] 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