September 23, 2019
In the first of a new series on the players who built the WTA, we catch up with Original 9 member Judy Dalton, who earned the affectionate nickname 'Old Fruit' and worked as a bookkeeper to help pay her way to tennis tournaments.
April 10, 2019
Julie Heldman, part of the Original 9 and author of "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey" joins the WTA Insider Podcast for a candid discussion of her role in WTA history and lessons learned from a lifetime battling bipolar disorder.
September 27, 2018
Hace 48 años, las “9 original” de la WTA firmaron contratos de 1$ para crear un tenis femenino profesional. Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz y Rosie Casals recuerdan ese momento y su legado.
September 27, 2018
Original 9 pioneer Julie Heldman has written a compelling, deeply personal memoir about her rise to World No.5 – and finding her own path through life as the daughter of one of the towering figures in the birth of women’s professional tennis, Gladys Heldman.
September 26, 2018
48 years ago, the WTA’s Original 9 famously signed $1 contracts to create professional women’s tennis. Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz and Rosie Casals look back at that moment and its legacy.
March 24, 2018
The 2018 Annalee Thurston Award reception was hosted by Original 9 member Rosie Casals at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 11.
March 19, 2018
Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert reignited their storied rivalry at the BNP Paribas Open, taking part in a fun exhibition match to raise awareness for the Love & Love Tennis Foundation.
September 21, 2017
The new Battle Of The Sexes movie has cast the spotlight on a unique group of sporting pioneers and their remarkable story.
September 19, 2017
'The General' joins the WTA Insider Podcast to discuss the turbulent early days of the tour. From the public courts in San Francisco to Centre Court at Wimbledon, Rosie Casals' trailblazing tennis career was instrumental in forming the foundations of the WTA.