lunes, 21 de junio de 2021

Kiki Bertens on Wednesday announced the 2021 season will be her last.

"I know the success that I have had, I don't know if that's going to come soon and that's not only because of the injury," Bertens told WTA Insider. "Life showed me there's something else. I think a lot of the girls who have had a longer career already probably felt the same way. I think it's easier when you're younger if you step away a little bit from the game and start competing again. 

"For me, if Covid didn't come maybe I could continue for two to three more years, I have no idea. But when you're in the rhythm of doing something, it's easy for me and I can just keep on going, no matter how long.

"That's why I could play 30 tournaments a year and go in week and week out and play singles and doubles and everything. But once you step away, your body has to get used to it again, it makes it tough. Now I enjoy home so much, so why do I have to go out there and struggle, struggle with my fitness level, of the injury and how I feel on court, if I could also be home and enjoying my time. It's just time for a new chapter and I'm looking forward to that"

Viking International Eastbourne 2021. Main draw singles

Ranking WTA 21 june 2021. top Ten

Jabeur poses with the trophy in 2021 Viking Classic Birmingham

Ons Jabeur, as the Tunisian notched the first WTA singles title of her career at the Viking Classic Birmingham on Sunday, defeating Daria Kasatkina 7-5, 6-4.

domingo, 20 de junio de 2021

Samsonova poses with the trophy 🏆 in bett1open 2021

Liudmila Samsonova capped off a ground-breaking week by winning her first WTA singles title, powering pas Belinda Bencic:
 1-6, 6-1, 6-3, to claim the bett1open crown.

jueves, 17 de junio de 2021

Azarenka advances in 2021 bett1open

The second round of the bett1open saw Victoria Azarenka face a familiar foe, and come away with a familiar result. For the 10th time in 11 matches, the No.7 seed defeated Angelique Kerber, coming from 1-4 down in the second set to progress 6-3, 7-5.

Angelina Dimova sexy. the original pic

martes, 8 de junio de 2021

Pavlyuchenkova in SF of the French Open 2021

Previously 0-6 in Grand Slam singles quarterfinals - 0-11 if you include doubles - the 29-year-old Russian broke new ground on Tuesday at the French Open in her 50th main-draw at a major, outlasting Elena Rybakina in a three-set classic, 6-7(2), 6-2, 9-7. 

lunes, 7 de junio de 2021

Rybakina wins over Serena in RG21

Roland Garros 2021 continues to deliver surprise after surprise, especially in the bottom half of the draw, where the lower-ranked players went 4-0 through the Round of 16. Kazakhstan's soft-spoken but big-hitting Elena Rybakina, seeded No.21, tallied the upset of the day, ousting three-time champion Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5.

domingo, 6 de junio de 2021

Badosa win over Vondrousova in RG21

Spain’s Paula Badosa turned heads with a run to the fourth round at Roland-Garros last year but it was not until she hit the clay again in 2021 that pundits really began to take notice as she notched wins over the likes of world No.1 Ashleigh Barty, reached a semi-final in Madrid and bagged a first title in Belgrade.

The 33rd seed’s path to the second week had parted nicely but she looked down and out when Romanian Ana Bogdan held a match point at 6-2 6-5 in the third round. Badosa rallied to steal the set and even trailed 4-2 in the decider before bringing it home 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 in two hours and 51 minutes. She will face 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova for a place in her first Grand Slam quarter-final.

Pavlyuchenkova advances to QF in RG21

A quarterfinalist in Paris at age 19 in 2011, the Russian is into the final eight again less than a month before her 30th birthday thanks to a a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 victory over No.15 seed Victoria Azarenka.

sábado, 5 de junio de 2021

katie Boulter, Harriet Dart in Viking Open Nottingham 2021.

Viking Open Nottingham, Jun 6 - Jun 13, 2021

Serena Williams advances in RG21

Serena Williams overcame a second-set deficit to see off fellow American Danielle Collins in the late afternoon to reach the round of 16, 6-4, 6-4. 

"Was it my best match of the week? I don't know," Williams said after the match. "I felt that I needed to be really focused way a lot in this match because she's playing really well. I've had a rough clay court season thus far, so I'm happy to get some wins on the clay."

jueves, 3 de junio de 2021

Ashleigh Barty was forced to retire in the second set of her match against Magda Linette due to a left hip injury. RG21

"It's heartbreaking," Barty told reporters about the abrupt end to her fortnight. "I mean, we have had such a brilliant clay court season, and to kind of get a little bit unlucky with timing more than anything to have something kind of acute happen over the weekend and just kind of run out of time against the clock is disappointing. It won't take away the brilliant three months that we have had, as much as it hurts right now.

"We did everything, absolutely everything we could to give myself a chance. It was a small miracle that we were able to get on court for that first round."

miércoles, 2 de junio de 2021

Kasatkina advances in RG21

Daria Kasatkina captured the latest instalment of a rivalry going back to junior days, upsetting No.10 seed Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of Roland Garros.

martes, 1 de junio de 2021

Sloane Stephens advances in RG21

In the last first-round match of 2021 Roland Garros, Carla Suárez Navarro made an emotional return to tennis. Sloane Stephens eked out a tough win over Suárez Navarro in the Spaniard's comeback match, with the American winning 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4.

Caroline Wozniacki blog. the original pic

Serena Williams offered her support to Naomi Osaka. RG21

Serena Williams offered her support to Naomi Osaka on Monday after the Japanese player's decision to withdraw from the French Open in the wake of her boycott of press conferences.

In a statement on Monday, Osaka said she did not want her stance to become a distraction and said that she had been dealing with mental health issues since 2018.

Williams, 39, was inevitably asked for her reaction to Osaka's decision following her first-round win over Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu.