At the age of 28, playing her 11th WTA-level qualifying event since 2010, late-blooming Italian Martina Di Giuseppe won through to her first main draw in Bucharest - and made it all the way to the semifinals in a fairytale run (BRD Bucharest Open)
July 21, 2019
Thirty players have made their WTA main draw debut this season so far. Find out more about them here.
Iga Swiatek - Wimbledon 2018 - Getty
January 11, 2019
Wimbledon girls' champion Iga Swiatek, three-time WTA quarterfinalist Veronika Kudermetova and junior World No.1 Clara Burel are among the seven players who will compete in a Grand Slam main draw for the first time next week at the Australian Open.
Dayana Yastremska - Hobart 2019 - Getty
January 8, 2019
Young gun Dayana Yastremska resumes an old junior rivalry against Vera Lapko at the Hobart International on Wednesday, while Alizé Cornet and Ons Jabeur are also in second-round action. Scroll down for full order of play.
Destanee Aiava - Brisbane 2019 - Jimmie48/WTA
January 4, 2019
Australians Destanee Aiava, Ellen Perez and Zoe Hives have been rewarded for strong performances in the opening week of the season with wildcards to the Australian Open.