Yarra Valley Classic

Muguruza Peaking In Time For Year’s First Major

WASHINGTON, February 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Two-time major winner Garbiñe Muguruza has been en fuego all week Down Under as she prepares for the Australian Open, which begins on Monday at Melbourne Park. How hot has the World No. […]

Revenge Is Sweet For Muguruza Against Kenin

WASHINGTON, February 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Friday afternoon’s Yarra Valley Classic quarterfinal match between World No. 4 Sofia Kenin and No. 15 Garbiñe Muguruza on a busy Margaret Court Arena was a rematch of last year’s Australian Open final […]

Plenty Of Familiar Names Remain Down Under

WASHINGTON, February 3, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On Wednesday at Melbourne Park, the fields for two of the three WTA 500-series events were pared down to the last eight. After four straight days of competition – and with less than […]

Eight Wins In A Row For Kenin At Melbourne Park

WASHINGTON, February 2, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Reigning Australian Open women’s champion Sofia Kenin has less than a week before she begins defense of her first and only Grand Slam title. On Tuesday, as the No. 2 seed in the […]

Serena Williams Still Driven After So Many Years

WASHINGTON, February 1, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Serena Williams has been coming to Melbourne since 1998, a long time back. She’s won the Australian Open title seven times, including most recently in 2017 when she was two months pregnant with […]

Ashleigh Barty Is Back, Can Barty Party Be Far Behind?

WASHINGTON, February 1, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is back. After nearly a year of sabbatical leave due to the coronavirus pandemic, in which the affable Aussie opted to stay home instead of returning when the […]

Venus Williams Happy To Play Well In Season Opener

WASHINGTON, January 31, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Sunday’s opening day of the Yarra Valley Classic and the Gippsland Trophy, a pair of side-by-side WTA 500-series tournaments kicking off the Australian Summer Series, provided fans lucky enough to attend as well […]

Nick Kyrgios: ‘Tennis To Me Is Not My Top Priority’

WASHINGTON, January 31, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) For much of his professional career, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has carried a lot of baggage on and off the court. At times charming but also frank, and other times mercurial, one thing’s for […]

Yarra Valley Classic And Gippsland Trophy Draws Released

MELBOURNE, January 29, 2021 (Press Release) The draws for the Yarra Valley Classic and Gippsland Trophy, the two WTA 500 events leading into Australian Open 2021 are out.  World No.1 Ash Barty will headline the Yarra Valley Classic, alongside 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams (USA), […]