The Women’s Tennis Association will move its season-ending championships to Singapore for five years starting in 2014, as the organization tries to increase its fan base in Asia.
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin said she’ll retire from tennis again because of a right elbow injury sustained last year at Wimbledon.
Maria Sharapova and Li Na are competing in the richest event on the women’s tennis tour this week in Istanbul as Turkey tries to boost its so-far unsuccessful campaign to host the Olympic Games.
Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli quit professional tennis less than six weeks after winning her first Grand Slam title and 12 days before the U.S. Open starts.
Rising stars Li Na and Zheng Jie are helping to turn Chinese tennis into the sport’s top priority, both on the court and in the boardroom.
"Without question, women's sports needs consistent, year-round exposure in order to compete for the fans' attention, their engagement and disposable income."
- Stacey Allaster on Dec 09, 2014