Women's tennis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Women's tennis


2020 Australian Open winner Kenin breaks into top 10

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:24 AM

Sofia Kenin usurps Serena Williams for US No. 1 in the women's tennis circuit

TOP 10. Sofia Kenin upsets Australia's Ashleigh Barty in their women's singles semifinal match on day eleven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 30, 2020. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Milliam, Maneja to represent PH in WTA Future Stars

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Alexa Joy Milliam and Justine Hannah Maneja rule the Cebuana Lhuillier Girls' Tennis Challenge Under 14 and Under 16 Qualifying Tournament

UP-AND-COMING. Alexa Joy Milliam (left) and Justine Hannah Maneja will don the national colors in the WTA Future Stars. Contributed photo

Osaka returns to No. 1 in WTA rankings

Aug 12, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Naomi Osaka regains the top spot to end the seven-week reign of Ashleigh Barty as world No. 1

BACK ON TOP. Naomi Osaka holds a slim advantage over Ashleigh Barty in the world rankings. Photo from Twitter/@WTA

Naomi Osaka still atop WTA rankings

May 06, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The Japanese tennis wonder maintains her lead over Petra Kvitova and Simon Halep

ALL SMILES. Naomi Osaka has every reason to be happy as he keeps hold of the top spot in the WTA rankings. File photo by David Gray/AFP

Osaka maintains slender lead over Halep in WTA rankings

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:28 PM

The Japanese holds a 185-point advantage over the Romanian

YOUNG GUN. Naomi Osaka keeps her spot at the top of the world rankings. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis

Dec 27, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Under new rules, returning mothers who have a special ranking that would earn them a seeded position can be drawn as an 'additional seed' at tournaments

GROUNDBREAKING. Serena Williams had been advocating for a rule change that would ease the transition back for players following the birth of their children. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Osaka vows to come back stronger after WTA defeat

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Sloane Stephens silences the error-prone Naomi Osaka in the Singapore WTA Finals

COMEBACK. Japan's Naomi Osaka loses to by Sloane Stephens of the US during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 22, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/ AFP

Angelique Kerber 2nd to Simona Halep in WTA rankings

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The German improves to her highest ranking since July 2017

CLOSING IN. Angelique Kerber lurks behind world No. 1 Simona Halep. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Serena Williams admits suffering from postpartum emotions

Aug 07, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Williams' disclosure comes a week after she suffered the worst loss of her career

POSTPARTUM. File photo shows Serena Williams during her recent lost in the  Wimbledon Championships. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Kerber crushes Sharapova in ex-champs showdown at Open

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Kerber makes it to the last 16 in straight sets over Sharapova

LAST 16. Angelique Kerber defeats Maria Sharapova in the battle of ex-champs. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Halep survives 3-hour duel to join Pliskova in last 16

Jan 20, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Simona Halep prevents exit from the Australian Open to join Pliskova and Garcia is the last 16

3 HR 44 MIN. Simona Halep finishes the tiring 3-set match, 15-13, over Lauren Davis. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Sixth seed Pliskova battles into last 16 in straight sets

Jan 20, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Pliskova continues her campaign for a first Grand Slam title

ROUND OF 16. Karolina Pliskova makes it to the round of 16 in straight sets against Lucie Safarova. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Wozniacki scrapes through Australian Open epic

Jan 17, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki continues her quest for a first Grand Slam title

QUEST. Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki reacts after beating Croatia's Jana Fett in their women's singles second round match. Photo by William West/AFP.

Konta sees positives in 'open' women's Grand Slam

Jan 14, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Konta reminds everyone to acknowledge the many great players in the Grand Slam despite the absence of Serena Williams

COMPETITIVE. Konta will be facing a number of great players despite the absence of Serena Williams. Photo by Paul Crock/AFP

2017 dynasties in UAAP Sports

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Get to know the UAAP Sports teams who are establishing an era of excellence

A 10-day sports extravaganza awaits in Singapore

Aug 28, 2015 - 5:14 PM

On October 23 to November 1 2015 the very best of women’s tennis will hold court in Singapore