wta 40 love: martina passes $1 million in season prize money



The WTA has released the third episode in their series WTA 40 LOVE Story presented by Xerox, a 10-part video series showcasing the history and growth of the women’s tennis tour. Entitled “1982: Navratilova Passes $1 Million in Season Prize Money,” the third episode highlights Martina Navratilova‘s 1982 season when she became the first woman in tennis history to surpass the $1 million dollar prize money mark in a season.

Watch: “1982: Navratilova Passes $1 Million in Season Prize Money”, WTA 40 Love Story presented by Xerox.

wta considers monterrey, tianjin, and singapore as yec host cities



WTA Announces Finalists for 2014 WTA Championships Host City

The WTA has announced the three remaining cities bidding for the year-end WTA Championships for 2014 and beyond: Monterrey, Mexico; Singapore; and Tianjin, China. WTA Chief Stacey Allaster will visit each of the cities in the coming weeks, culminating in an announcement of the host city in April.

“The WTA Championships provide cities around the world a stage on which their cities can be showcased. I am very pleased with the amount of international interest the Championships bidding process has received,” said Allaster. “I look forward to meeting with each finalist city and having the opportunity to review, in-person, the details of each bid.”

After receiving more than 40 initial expressions of interest for the 2014 WTA Championships, the field was narrowed to four (4) cities in November 2012 — Kazan, Russia; Mexico City; Singapore; and Tianjin. Monterrey replaces Mexico City as the official candidate city from Mexico.

what do the ladies do in new york?



When in New York… The WTA asked some of its top ladies about their “musts” while in New York City. And it basically came down to shopping (Fifth Avenue!), eating, or in Vika‘s case, being weird.

The rundown: Caro loves the Meatpacking District; Maria recommends the Halumi sandwich at Aroma (in Soho); Bartoli ends up in Shoe Heaven at Sak’s; and Schiavone enjoys a burger, fries, and a jukebox — from a location that will remain nameless.

(video courtesy of WTA)

mama's girls



With Mother’s Day just around the corner, TSF asked a few of the ladies on the WTA tour what their plans are for the special day. Monica Niculescu, Anabel Medina Garrigues, Johanna Larsson, and Casey Dellacqua chimed in — these gals are adorable! — so read their responses after the cut…

tennis warehouse renews partnership with wta's website



Tennis Warehouse continues its dominance of the market, announcing today that they’ve renewed their lonstanding partnership with the WTA. This makes 2011-2012 the 10th year that TW has been the official retailer of the tour’s website.

Release: See the complete media release after the cut…