Palermo Ladies Open

Fantastic Fiona! Ferro Wins 31st Palermo Ladies Open

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) If they were making a film based upon the final of the 31st Palermo Ladies Open, “Forehands of Fury” would be an appropriate title. After all, France’s Fiona Ferro used her steady but […]

Four Great Matches, Four Big Comebacks At Palermo

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Top seed Petra Martic reached her second WTA semifinal of the year on Friday when she became the first to book her ticket for the weekend at the 31st Palermo Ladies Open in […]

Kontaveit Handles Close Situation, Avoids Palermo Upset

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) No. 4 seed Anett Kontaveit refined her gardening skills at home in Estonia during her five-months of downtime from the WTA tour. Her second-round opponent, unseeded and 65th-ranked Laura Siegemund of Germany, stayed […]

Rising Star Ferro Continues String Of Palermo Upsets

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Fiona Ferro may be overshadowed by her more well-known French teammates Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia – even Alizé Cornet. Yet, the French No. 3 who was born in Belgium but now resides […]

Juvan Stuns No. 2 Seed Vondrousova In Palermo

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) After just two days, the upsets have been plenty at the 31st Palermo Ladies Open in southern Italy. Early Tuesday morning, No. 3 seed Maria Sakkari was unceremoniously taken down. Then, Tuesday afternoon, No. […]

WTA Tour Returns For Real In Palermo

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) After five months away and three months of global exhibitions, the WTA tour returned for real on Monday afternoon in hot and windy Palermo, Sicily, in southern Italy, for the 31st Palermo Ladies Open. […]

Palermo Ladies Open Gets Underway

PALERMO, August 2, 2020 After nearly five months without tennis, WTA players returned to action last weekend with the qualifying of the 31st Palermo Ladies Open. World No. 172 Nadia Podoroska from Argentina was the first competitor to secure a […]

Halep Pulls Out Of Palermo; Organizers Not Too Happy

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Palermo Ladies Open, scheduled to re-launch the WTA tour beginning August 3 in Palermo, Italy. She cited coronavirus concerns for her reason to not come […]