WTA Italian Open Day 3 Predictions Including Simona Halep vs Jasmine Paolini

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Day 3 at the WTA Italian Open begins second round play. We’re getting a good feel for how players’ games are transitioning from the hard courts to the red clay in Rome. Seeded players Alison Riske and Donna Vekic have had their campaigns cut short. Who will make it to the third round? We at […] READ MORE


WTA Italian Open Day 2 Predictions Including Venus Williams vs Victoria Azarenka

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It’s Day 2 at the WTA Italian Open. Players continue to find their footing in Rome during the abbreviated clay court season. It’s the last tournament to gain momentum going into the French Open. We at LWOT will be predicting all of the Day 2 matches–four in this article, plus two other articles. WTA Italian […] READ MORE


WTA Italian Open First-Round Matches to Watch

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Note: Please excuse any potential slight issues to our appearance as our site is currently undergoing maintenance. Also, make sure to look at out brand new message boards. The clay-court season will get underway in earnest in Rome, where some of the world’s best have gathered to battle for the title at the Italian Open. […] READ MORE



Former Champions Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray Return to US Open

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Former champions Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray will return to Grand Slam tennis on Tuesday at the 2020 US Open. The unranked 37-year-old wild card Clijsters will face WTA #27 Ekaterina Alexandrova in her first round match. The Belgian is making her second comeback and played her first official match in over seven years in […] READ MORE


When the Williams sisters played in four straight Slam finals

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Between 2002 and 2003, Serena Williams and Venus Williams faced each other in four successive Grand Slam finals. Here, Last Word on Tennis is recounting their encounters at the highest level. French Open 2002 By the time Serena Williams arrived in Paris in 2002 she had yet to add to her maiden slam title of […] READ MORE


WTA Cincinnati Masters Day 1 Predictions Including Venus Williams vs Dayana Yastremska

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The WTA Cincinnati Masters will begin in unfamiliar surroundings at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, having relocated from Mason, Ohio to New York due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But there should still be plenty of entertaining action on day one in the Big Apple, with Cori Gauff, who takes […] READ MORE


Serena vs Venus Williams: 1999 Miami Open Final

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Serena and Venus Williams are two of the best ever players and have faced each other. The pair have contested plenty of  memorable matches since their first meeting in 1998. Here, Last Word on Tennis recounts their first meeting in a final–at the Miami Open in 1999.  Background The Williams sisters were both still teenagers […] READ MORE


WTA Lexington Day 4 Predictions Including Serena Williams vs Venus Williams

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After meeting in nine Grand Slam finals, the Williams sisters will face each other yet again on Day 4 of the 2020 WTA Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky. Serena leads the head-to-head between the two and is once again considered the favorite for this meeting. Who do you think will emerge victorious in that […] READ MORE


WTA Lexington Day 2 Predictions Including Venus Williams vs Victoria Azarenka

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Monday at the 2020 Top Seed Open saw tennis remind us how frustrating rain delays can be, but with some qualifying matches taking place indoors the organizers were able to conduct all 12 singles games planned. Day 2 will include all the remaining first-round matches. We have predictions for all of them, including Serena William’s […] READ MORE