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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty tallied her 11th career title and a tour-leading third of the season at the 2021 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, rallying from a set down in her last three matches to take the title in her tournament debut. Barty reflects on the success of her long overseas trip so far, which has seen her win titles in Miami and Stuttgart and r…
 
Petra Kvitova captured her 28th career title at the 2021 Qatar Total Open, defeating Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-1 in the final. With the win, Kvitova won her first title since 2019 Stuttgart and tallied her tour-leading 20th victory in Doha. Kvitova joins the podcast to break down the keys to her Doha title run. The Czech star also discusses her two W…
 
Iga Swiatek captured her first hardcourt title and second career title, winning the 2021 Adelaide International with a 6-2, 6-2 win over No.2 seed Belinda Bencic in the final. Everything came together perfectly for Swiatek in Adelaide, where she steamrolled through the field to drop just 23 games over five matches, finishing her successful week by …
 
Naomi Osaka captured her fourth major title at the Australian Open, defeating Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 to win her 2nd title in Melbourne. Osaka has now pulled off the New York-Melbourne double twice in her young career, and she will leave Australia riding a 21-match winning streak. Osaka joined the podcast by phone from Melbourne to reflect on her w…
 
Aryna Sabalenka can't lose. The 22-year-old Belarusian finished the 2020 season with back-to-back titles and she kicked off her 2021 season with another, defeating Veronika Kudermetova 6-2, 6-2 to win the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open. Her winning week extended her career-best winning streak to 15 matches, secured her third consecutive title an…
 
Julia Goerges has announced her retirement, ending a 15-year career that that saw her break into the Top 10, make a Wimbledon semifinal, capture seven WTA singles titles, and stand shoulder-to-shoulder alongside Germany's Golden Generation of talent, with Angelique Kerber, Andrea Petkovic, and Sabine Lisicki. Goerges leaves behind a legacy of profe…
 
Aryna Sabalenka came back from the brink at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open to become the first player to sweep the singles and doubles titles at a Premier-level or higher since 2016. After being five points from losing in her first two rounds of the tournament, Sabalenka dominated down the stretch, defeating Victoria Azarenka to win her 7th WTA singles…
 
The youngest Roland Garros champion since Monica Seles. The most dominating Roland Garros title run since Stefanie Graf. The first Grand Slam singles champion from Poland. 19-year-old Iga Swiatek checked off quite a few boxes in Paris, where she lost just 28 games to capture her first major title. The thoughtful teenager joins the podcast to reflec…
 
Simona Halep extended her winning streak to 14 matches by finally capturing the one big clay-court title that has eluded her. The World No.2 came through in her third final in Rome to win the Internazionali BNL d'Italia for her third title of 2020 and 22nd title overall. Halep joins the podcast to reflect on her seven-year journey in Rome, the site…
 
Naomi Osaka became the youngest woman to capture her third major title since 2008, rallying from a set and a break down to defeat Victoria Azarenka in the final of the 2020 US Open. Osaka joins the podcast to reflect on her 11-match win-streak in the New York bubble, the keys to her title run, and how she hopes her concurrent activism will impact t…
 
On this episode we continue our series on the 50th anniversary of the Original 9, who came together on September 23rd in 1970 to sign a one dollar contract with promoter and World Tennis Magazine founder Gladys Heldman to form the first women's professional tour, a precursor to the WTA which would be formed three years later in 1973. Today, thanks …
 
Victoria Azarenka ended a 12-month winless drought in style at the 2020 Western & Southern Open, not only capturing her first main draw match win since the summer of 2019, but her first title since 2016 and her first title since returning to the tour as a mother. Azarenka joins the podcast to reflect on her resurgent week in New York, why she came …
 
Simona Halep and and Jennifer Brady join the WTA Insider Podcast to reflect on their successful season restarts, which were punctuated by title runs at the Prague Open and Top Seed Open in Lexington, respectively. World No.2 Halep extended her winning streak to nine matches after coming through a pair of early scares in Prague to win her 21st caree…
 
Billie Jean King will never stop fighting. As part of the WTA's month-long celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, the WTA Legend and founder joins the podcast to reflect on how far the tennis LGBTQ community has come and where it still needs to make further inroads. King also discusses her recent conversation with Roger Federer on the topic of tennis un…
 
Aryna Sabalenka rediscovered her game en route to the 2020 Qatar Total Open title, defeating tricky opponents, and mind-numbing wind, and Petra Kvitova in the final, 6-3, 6-3, to capture her first title of the season. The 21-year-old joins the WTA Insider Podcast to reflect on what went right during her Doha debut, what could have gone terribly wro…
 
Top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova dominated the tour's swing through the Middle East, becoming just the second doubles team to ever sweep the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and Qatar Total Open. Hsieh and Strycova rebounded from their quick Dubai turnaround to power through to their third title of the season at in Doha, defeating No…
 
The WTA Insider Podcast is excited to kick off our Original 9 podcast series, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic One Dollar Photo and the formation of the Virginia Slims Tour in 1970, which led to the foundation of the WTA three years later. To kick off the series, we head down to Melbourne to sit in conversation with former World …
 
Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic picked up right where they left off in 2019. Having capped off the season by winning the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, the duo became the first team since 2004 to win the Australian Open title without dropping a set, extending their win streak to 11 matches. The pair catch up with WTA Insider after their title ru…
 
Sofia Kenin became the youngest Australian Open champion since one of her idols Maria Sharapova and is set to become the youngest American to make her Top 10 debut since her other idol, Serena Williams. Now she's ready for her close-up after winning her maiden Slam by defeating Garbiñe Muguruza 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.…
 
Karolina Pliskova became the winningest player in Brisbane International history after becoming the first woman to win the title three times, defeating Madison Keys to capture the first Premier title of the season. Pliskova joins the podcast to discuss what made her 2020 title run her toughest (she also won in 2017 and 2019) and looks ahead to how …
 
World No.1 Ashleigh Barty sealed her outstanding WTA season by winning the 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, defeating defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 to tally her tour-leading 56th win of the season and fourth title of the year. For her efforts, the Queenslander took home over $4.4 million, the biggest prize money check in the history…
 
The season-long Porsche Race to Shenzhen is over and it's Australia's 23-year-old phenom Ashleigh Barty who takes the checkered flag. The World No.1 joins the WTA Insider Podcast to reflect on her standout season, which saw her win three titles on three different surfaces, including her maiden major at Roland Garros and Premier Mandatory at the Mia…
 
Naomi Osaka extended her win-streak to 10 consecutive matches since the US Open, defeating World No.1 Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to win the China Open. The title is Osaka's third of the season and fifth of her career, paving the way for a resurgent fall as the reigning Australian Open champion eyes her final event at the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenz…
 
Aryna Sabalenka successfully defended her Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open title, defeating Alison Riske 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win her second title of the season and move her undefeated record in Wuhan to 12-0. Sabalenka joins the podcast to discuss the lessons learned from her rocky sophomore season, what she wished she knew on January 1st of this season, and…
 
Former No.1 and four-time major champion Kim Clijsters joins the WTA Insider Podcast to discuss her decision to return to the tour over eight years since retiring in 2012. A popular player in the locker room and fan-favorite all over the globe, the 36-year-old Belgian reflects on her path back to competitive tennis, what she defines as success, and…
 
19-year-old Bianca Andreescu made Canadian history at the 2019 US Open, becoming the first Canadian singles Slam champion ever with her 6-3, 7-5 win over Serena Williams in the final. After starting the season ranked No.152m, Andreescu will rise to No.5 in the WTA Rankings on Monday and zoom up the Porsche Race to Shenzhen at No.4. Andreescu joins …
 
Madison Keys blasted 245 winners, including 45 in her 7-5, 7-6(5) win over Svetlana Kuznetsova to win the Western & Southern Open and return to the Top 10. The 24-year-old defeated four Slam champions - Garbiñe Muguruza, Simona Halep, Venus Williams, and Kuznetsova - en route to her 5th title of her career and 2nd of the season. Keys joins the podc…
 
Simona Halep played the match of her life to defeat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 to win 2019 Wimbledon. The World No.7, who will rise to No.4 on Monday, dropped just one set over the fortnight to become the first Romanian to win the Wimbledon singles title, her second major title in the last two years. Hear Halep address reporters after her big win and…
 
Former World No.2 Andrea Jaeger joins the podcast at Wimbledon after the launch of her Little Star Foundations Global Art Competition, to discuss how she grappled with the platform her early success gave her and offers advice for current athletes on how to give back to the communities the sport touches on a weekly basis. Jaeger also weighs in on th…
 
Ashleigh Barty's first overseas trip from Australia took her to Paris 10 years ago as a 13-year-old. Now, the 23-year-old, who will rise to No.2 in the rankings on Monday, is the 2019 French Open champion. Barty became the first Australian woman to win a major since Samantha Stosur at the 2011 US Open and is set to become the highest-ranked Austral…
 
Karolina Pliskova came to Rome with zero expectations and she leaves with the biggest clay title of her career. The Czech, who will rise to No.2 on Monday, rewrote her history in Rome, defeating Johanna Konta in the final to win the Internazionali BNL d"Italia. The plain-speaking champ joins the podcast to reflect on the evolution of her game, her …
 
Kiki Bertens became the first woman to ever win the Mutua Madrid Open title without losing a set, defeating reigning Roland Garros champion Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4 to win the biggest title of her career. The 27-year-old will make more history on Monday, when she rises to No.4 to become the highest-ranked Dutchwoman ever. That's not a bad week's work.…
 
In the end, Petra Kvitova raced away with her first Porsche Tennis Grand Prix title in Stuttgart, defeating Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-6(2) to win her 27th career title. It wasn't always easy sailing for the Czech, who is set to return to No.2 on Monday, but Kvitova leaves Stuttgart with a load of confidence after winning her first clay title of the se…
 
Julie Heldman, a member of the Original 9, marvels at what the WTA Tour has become in the 49 years since her brave cohorts signed the famous one dollar contract to form what would become the WTA. But she also wants the world to know that it wasn't all fun and games. The author of "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey", joins the podcast to the difficult du…
 
Madison Keys can win on clay. Now that she has, maybe she'll finally believe it. The 24-year-old took home her first clay title at the Volvo Car Open, defeating Caroline Wozniacki 7-6(5), 6-2 in the final. The win capped off a resurgent week for Keys, who came into Charleston off two back-to-back heartbreaking three-set losses, and leaves with her …
 
Australia's Ashleigh Barty capped off a Sunshine Swing full of surprises by defeating Karolina Pliskova to win the biggest title of her career at the Miami Open. The 22-year-old's title run included big wins over two of the most in-form players of the hardcourt season in Petra Kvitova and Pliskova, and cemented her Top 10 debut on Monday. The Aussi…
 
Bianca Andreescu didn't believe she'd win the BNP Paribas Open title when she arrived in Indian Wells and she almost bowed out in the first round. But the winningest player across all levels this season put together a statement run to her first WTA title, defeating four seeds and two Top 10 players in Elina Svitolina and Angelique Kerber in the fin…
 
Belinda Bencic capped off a stunning and dramatic run to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title, defeating Petra Kvitova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to win her second Premier 5 title. En route to her biggest title since 2015, the 21-year-old Swiss saved match points against Aryna Sabalenka in the Round of 16, came back from a set down to oust Simona Hale…
 
Naomi Osaka is set to rise to World No.1 on Monday after her hard-fought fortnight in Melbourne, where she walked away with her second major title, defeating Petra Kvitova 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-4 to win the Australian Open. It's deja vu for Osaka, who joins the WTA Insider Podcast the day after her win to reflect on her big milestone, which is finally sta…
 
Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai tallied their 10th consecutive win to win the Australian Open title, defeating No.2 seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 to win their first major title as a team. Stosur and Zhang join the podcast to discuss their seed slaying run to the title - they knocked off the No.1 and No.2 seeds - their dramatic …
 
Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova have never faced each other. Neither have won the Australian Open. Neither has ever been World No.1. All that changes on Saturday, as the two champions face-off in the Australian Open final, with the winner also being crowned the new WTA World No.1. Osaka and Kvitova join Senior Writer Courtney Nguyen in Melbourne, to …
 
Karolina Pliskova kicks off the 2019 Champions Corner Season after taking home her second Brisbane International title, coming back from the brink in the final to defeat Lesia Tsurenko 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. The Czech reflects on her week on the Gold Coast, the key pep talk from coach Rennae Stubbs, and how her scrappy title run gives her confidence headin…
 
For the second consecutive year, Simona Halep was awarded the WTA Year-End World No.1 Singles Award presented by Dubai Duty Free, receiving the Chris Evert World No.1 Trophy at a ceremony at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. Her doubles counterparts, the Czech duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova finished thei…
 
Ashleigh Barty came through a tough draw to win the biggest title of her young career at the 2018 Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai, defeating Wang Qiang 6-3, 6-4 to win her second title of 2018. With the win, the 22-year-old is set to finish the season at a new career-high and begin her off-season hungry for more.…
 
Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic started their 2018 season by winning the biggest title in January at the Australian Open and they sealed a dream season with the title at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. The win was Mladenovic's first WTA Finals title, while it was a successful title defense for Babos. The duo join th…
 
Elina Svitolina capped off a dramatic final Singapore staging of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global by winning the biggest title of her career and becoming the 1st woman since Serena Williams in 2013 to go undefeated at the WTA Finals. An exhausted but ecstatic Svitolina joins the podcast to break down how she pulled off he…
 
Doubles legend and ESPN commentator Rennae Stubbs joins the podcast from the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global to discuss her coaching partnership with former No.1 Karolina Pliskova, her call to bring more former players into the WTA coaching ranks, and why she's putting her job on the line to help the Czech learn how to win u…
 
It's been a fantastic season for Daria Kasatkina, but she saved her biggest moment for the last weekend of the 2018 WTA regular season. The 21-year-old Russian came back from a set and 4-1 down in the final to defeat Ons Jabeur 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4 to win the Kremlin Cup. Kasatkina joins the podcast to discuss her triumphant week in Moscow, the coachin…
 
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