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.
Stacey Allaster faced a three- headed financial monster in 2009 when she became chief executive officer of the WTA , the women’s pro tennis tour.
The Women’s Tennis Association extended the contract of chief executive officer Stacey Allaster through 2017.
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.
Tennis will introduce a biological passport this year for all professional players in a drive to catch doping cheats, the International Tennis Federation said.
Li Na changed Chinese sports history this weekend at the French Open, and she may have changed international tennis forever.
Li Na beat defending champion Francesca Schiavone to take the French Open women’s title, becoming the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam tennis singles final.
Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands said she’s retiring as a professional wheelchair tennis player after winning 470 straight matches during the last 10 years and a total of 169 tournament championships.
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.
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.
"It allows us to move women's professional tennis to markets where we can't go with our regular calendar."
- Stacey Allaster on May 08, 2013