Switzerland wins the Billie Jean King Cup for the first time

Sunday was a historic day for Switzerland, as they won their first Billie Jean King Cup title, which was dominant in the women’s first team event in professional tennis. Jill Teichmann and reigning Olympic champion Belinda Bencic combined for individual victories to give the Swiss an indomitable 2-0 lead over Australia in their semi-final rematch … Read more

Australia beat the British to reach the Billie Jean King Cup final against Switzerland

Australia are playing the tournament match in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals for the 19th time in their history, with Storm Sanders achieving a single and doubles victory over his country Great Britain in a semi-final match that could not have been much closer. On Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, Sanders beat Heather Watson 6-4, … Read more

Switzerland and the Czech Republic return to the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup

Last year’s Billie Jean King Cup runners-up, Switzerland, returned to the semi-finals after Olympic medalists Belinda Bencic and Victoria Golubic beat Canada 2-0 in Friday’s group stage matches. Switzerland will face the Czech Republic in the semi-finals. On Friday evening, the 11-time King’s Cup winner Billy Jean defeated the 18-time champion, the United States of … Read more

Clijsters reign supreme at the Luxembourg Legends event

For 25 years, Luxembourg has been home to one of the most popular stops on the WTA calendar, earning the loyalty of players who have enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere cultivated by organizers and appreciative fans. The enviable roster of champions grew to include Marie Pierce, Jennifer Capriati, Elena Dementieva, Victoria Azarenka, Venus Williams and Caroline … Read more

Lucy Hradika reflects on her tennis career

With three Grand Slam titles, two Olympic medals and five Billie Jean King Cup victories to her résumé, Lucy Hrdecá has earned a stature in the Czech tennis pantheon. To sum up, the humble leftist joined forces with fellow countryman Andrea Sestini Hlavakova to conquer the major doubles titles, at Roland Garros in 2011 and … Read more

Gough repels Montgomery in a teenage struggle

In a showdown between 18-year-old Americans at very different stages of their careers, No. 6 seed Coco Gauff beat qualifier Robin Montgomery 6-3, 6-3 in their first round match at the San Diego Open. “It was the first time I had played a player younger than me in at least seven years,” Gauff exclaimed after … Read more

How Ons Jabeur helped bring Jasmin Open to life

Two years ago, the Tunisian Tennis Federation estimated it had only about 6,000 participants. Today, that number is north of 20,000 and is increasing. “The number of clubs has also increased from 40 to 55,” federation president Salma El Moelhi said by phone from Monastir this week. “We even have clubs in southern Tunisia now, … Read more