WTA International Istanbul

Naomi Osaka: The Day After The Night Before

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On the day after Naomi Osaka won her second US Open singles title and third major championship overall, she spent a part of her Sunday doing a photo shoot on the grounds of […]

Fighting For Every Point, Tig Wins First WTA Tour-Level Title

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Neither of the finalists competing for the TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship Istanbul singles title, former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and 88th-ranked Patricia Maria Tig from Romania had met on the WTA Tour […]

Bouchard Aces Her Way Into Istanbul Final

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) As the semifinals unfolded at the TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championships Istanbul on clay Saturday with a foursome of unseeded players, only Eugenie Bouchard had previously won a WTA title. After defeating 2015 […]

Eugenie Bouchard’s Remarkable Week On Clay Continues

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While much of the tennis world has been focused this week on the US Open, 5,000 miles and an ocean away in Istanbul, Turkey, Eugenie Bouchard has gone about the business of rediscovering […]

Bouchard Channels ‘Calm Anger’ Into Winning At Istanbul

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova made her long-awaited return to the WTA Tour at the TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championships Istanbul in Turkey on Thursday. The 34th-ranked native of St. Petersburg, Russia, faced 272nd-ranked qualifier […]

Caroline Garcia: One Week You’re A Headliner, The Next …

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) A week ago, France’s Caroline Garcia was seen slaying US Open No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova on Louis Armstrong Stadium, winning convincingly in straight sets 6-1, 7-6 (2), and garnering major headlines for her […]

Quiet, Shy Schmiedlova Turns Outgoing In Istanbul Victory

WASHINGTON, September 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Anna Karolina Schmiedlova describes herself in her WTA biography as quiet and shy. On the court, however, it’s another matter, where she allows herself to be a bit more outgoing. On Tuesday, the 25-year-old […]