Tagged with Asian

Li Na Makes History As Highest Ranked Asian Tennis Player Ever In Singles; Reaches Final Of 2013 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championship Against Serena Williams

Li Na has been a trailblazer for Asian tennis players in singles many times before, most notably as the first (and so far, only) Major winner in singles from an Asian country. Coming in to her semifinal match against Petra Kvitova at the 2013 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, Li Na was tied with Kimiko … Continue reading

Rolex Rankings (4/11/2011)

Not a lot of movement at the top of the Rolex Rankings in an off week, but plenty of movement farther down the list. Jeong Jang slipped one spot out of the top 100, but she also was married on Saturday, April 9th, so I would say she had a net gain this week! 🙂 … Continue reading

WTA Singles Rankings (4/4/2011)

Welcome back to the top 10, Maria Sharapova. She had spent 239 weeks in the top 10 between July 5, 2004 and February 1, 2009, but none since until this week. It’s great for the sport of women’s tennis when Maria is playing well and attracting attention to the game. It is particularly beneficial now … Continue reading

WTA Sony Ericsson Open Promo

This is probably one of the most exciting times for American tennis fans, and tennis fans in general. Two of the biggest tournaments outside of the Slams, Indian Wells (BNP Paribas) and Miami (Sony Ericsson Open) run back to back. In fact, a lot of people would say they are THE two biggest tournaments outside … Continue reading

Rolex Rankings (3/7/2011)

RANK CHANGE PLAYER COUNTRY EVENTS AVG PTS TOT PTS 1 — Yani Tseng TPE 53 11.52 610.62 2 — Jiyai Shin KOR 59 9.73 574.08 3 — Na Yeon Choi KOR 52 9.32 484.47 4 — Suzann Pettersen NOR 41 9.31 381.59 5 — Cristie Kerr USA 45 9.24 415.82 6 — Ai Miyazato JPN … Continue reading

Rolex Rankings 2/21/2011

Welcome to the beginning of the Tseng Dynasty! RANK CHANGE PLAYER COUNTRY EVENTS AVG PTS TOT PTS 1 — Yani Tseng TPE 54 11.16 602.78 2 — Jiyai Shin KOR 59 9.89 583.22 3 — Suzann Pettersen NOR 42 9.30 390.45 4 +1 Na Yeon Choi KOR 53 9.19 487.14 5 −1 Cristie Kerr USA … Continue reading