Scott Dunlop: Worldwide Fame of Women Tennis Pros

Women tennis players may be the best known female athletes in the world. It began with Ana Kournikova having the most visited female website. Now every country has a least one big star.

The recent marriage of the number one player from India, Sania Mirza, to a Pakistan cricket player was a huge international story, despite her not that impressive world ranking. But every country cherishes their number one female player and hopes for a major championship breakthrough.

Aravane Rezai is the latest hope of the French. Rising English star, Laura Robson, just 16 years old, is covered so extensively that every word she speaks can cause a headline in her homeland. Venus’s recent outfit definitely crossed over into major fashion news.

Women tennis pros appear to be the best known and most quoted female athletes in the world.

A New Reality By Nicolas Pereira

This past week in the World Team Tennis ‘Bubble” I have seen the efforts to keep everyone safe while carrying on a team competition with around 60/70 players and coaches onsite. Counting organizers, officials, media, and support personnel are around 150 people trying hard to make this happen. I am very impressed by how the strict protocol has been handled and how everyone is invested in making this event a success, but The Open is a completely different scale of details.

ONcourt Interviews NGTL Co-Founder Yves Boulais

It does not matter that you get your rating playing locally or that you had spent an insidious amount of money playing the ITF junior tour tournaments. Your rating is your level of play (you get no bonus for playing more or playing far away). This allows us to break free of the ITF competitive structure potentially saving us time, money, and headache. We see this as a great opportunity to improve the logistic of our sport.

Brandon Burke (son of ACE President Doug Burke) Elected to WTA Board

As revealed in a recent news release issued by the WTA Tour – Brandon Burke has been elected to the WTA Board of Directors (to start officially in September). Oncourt got together with Brandon to delve a bit more into his background and to gain some insight into this wonderful appointment he has attained at such a young age.