Venus Williams showed she could hang with the younger generation when the 38-year-old defeated Elise Mertens in a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(4) thriller, sealing victory on her ninth match point, in the first round of Rome (3h3m) (Jimmie48/WTA)
May 13, 2019
Look back on the 10 longest matches of the 2019 WTA Tour season so far.
Ankita Raina - Asian Games 2018 - Getty
April 24, 2019
A day of upsets at the Kunming Open saw Indian No.1 Ankita Raina oust third seed Samantha Stosur over nearly three gruelling hours and qualifier Chihiro Muramatsu stun fourth seed Zhu Lin in straight sets.
Alexandra Cadantu - Bucharest 2018 - BRD Bucharest Open
April 22, 2019
Alexandra Cadantu ground down fifth seed Peng Shuai in a three-set epic at the Kunming Open, while defending champion Irina Khromacheva was forced to retire against Yang Zhaoxuan due to a viral illness.
Wang Qiang - Australian Open 2019 - Getty
February 24, 2019
Wang Qiang tops the 2019 Oracle Challenger Series Indian Wells draw, while Roland Garros junior champion Cori Gauff makes her WTA 125K debut against Timea Bacsinszky - with the winner facing Kristina Mladenovic. Scroll down for full draw.
Dubai was Bencic's third career title, and first in nearly four years - since Toronto 2015, where the Swiss had also beaten four consecutive Top 10 players to lift the trophy (Getty)
February 22, 2019
The best pictures from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Zhu Lin, Dubai 2019 (Getty)
February 18, 2019
In nearly three hours, qualifier Zhu Lin defeated Doha champion Elise Mertens in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Bianca Andreescu - Auckland 2019 - Getty
January 11, 2019
Auckland runner-up Bianca Andreescu progressed to the Australian Open main draw when Tereza Smitkova retired in the final round of qualifying, while home favorite Astra Sharma saved three match points against Irina Khromacheva and Wimbledon junior champion Iga Swiatek powered past Danielle Lao to join her.
Astra Sharma - Australian Open 2019 - Getty
January 9, 2019
Astra Sharma sprung the biggest upset of Australian Open qualifying so far, eliminating top-seeded Vera Zvonareva in straight sets, while there were also wins for Auckland runner-up Bianca Andreescu and doubles World No.1 Barbora Krejcikova.
Aryna Sabalenka - Beijing 2018 - Jimmie48/WTA
October 6, 2018
Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova and Wuhan champion Aryna Sabalenka are on course to clash in the Tianjin Open semifinals - with a place at the WTA Finals still within reach for both.
Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
September 12, 2018
No.5 seed Ajla Tomljanovic survived a strong challenge from Zhu Lin, as well as a two-hour rain delay, to move into the Hana-cupid Japan Women's Open quarterfinals.
Lin Zhu, Nanchang 2018 (Jinagxi Open)
July 27, 2018
Zhu Lin anotó la mayor sorpresa del Jiangxi hasta el momento en los cuartos de final, ya que derrotó a la cabeza de serie No.1 Zhang Shuai en más de dos horas y media para llegar a las semifinales.
Lin Zhu, Nanchang 2018 (Jinagxi Open)
July 27, 2018
Zhu Lin scored the biggest upset of the Jiangxi Open so far in the quarterfinals, as she upset top seed Zhang Shuai in over two and a half hours to reach the semifinals.