The WTA is looking to grow by installing new leadership at WTA Ventures
The WTA is looking to grow by installing new leadership at WTA Ventures
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The WTA has faced recent criticism for not supporting its athletes, culminating in a turbulent WTA Finals in Cancun earlier this month.
November 29, 2023
Parity Week kicks off at the Billie Jean King Cup
Parity Week kicks off at the Billie Jean King Cup
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For the second consecutive year, the earnings from the World Cup of women’s tennis are on par with the Davis Cup, the men’s equivalent.
November 08, 2023
Saudi Arabia is in talks to host pro tennis tournaments
Saudi Arabia is in talks to host pro tennis tournaments
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Saudi Arabia is following up its World Cup win with another tournament play — this time, beginning talks with IMG to take over the Miami Open or Mutua Madrid Open.
November 06, 2023
Tennis stars are speaking out amid poor playing conditions at the WTA finals
Tennis stars are speaking out amid poor playing conditions at the WTA finals
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The ongoing 2023 WTA Finals are serving as a tipping point for tennis’ biggest stars to call out the WTA for poor playing conditions and a lack of athlete protections or guaranteed salaries.
November 01, 2023
Coco Gauff took home $3M for US Open win
Coco Gauff took home $3M for US Open win
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With Saturday's US Open victory, 19-year-old Coco Gauff became the first American teenager to claim a Grand Slam singles title this century and just the fourth to do it in the Open Era.
September 11, 2023
The WTA and ATP discuss a possible merger
The WTA and ATP discuss a possible merger
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Later this month, executives from both pro tennis leagues will meet in London for a two-day summit about the possibility of a united tour.
September 06, 2023
The trends at this year's US Open so far
The trends at this year's US Open so far
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September 01, 2023
The aforementioned GOAT may not be headlining this year’s US Open, but the final tennis major of 2023 is already seeing some GOAT–level numbers.
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 The footy gals’ bumpy road to Paris & a new golf tourney mixes it up
Ep #325

The footy gals’ bumpy road to Paris & a new golf tourney mixes it up

December 07, 2023

Happy tiny Friday!

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz start on the international women’s soccer pitch, where the drama has been kicking as two of the world’s Top 4 teams failed to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics over the last week.

Then after the break, the gals swing through the shiny new Grant Thornton Invitational golf tournament, a first-of-its-kind mixed tourney that pairs LPGA and PGA stars together. Stick with El and Steph for everything you need to know on and off the links before the competition tees off tomorrow.

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The US Open tennis Grand Slam by the numbers
The US Open tennis Grand Slam by the numbers
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The US Open — tennis’ fourth and final Grand Slam of the season — begins today, and this year’s tournament is special for a few reasons.
August 28, 2023
The WTA is aiming to achieve equal pay on tour by 2033
The WTA is aiming to achieve equal pay on tour by 2033
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Although men and women have earned equal prize money at tennis’ four Grand Slams since 2007, parity doesn’t exist across all tournaments…yet.
June 28, 2023
The WTA books its controversial return to China
The WTA books its controversial return to China
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Sixteen months after boycotting the country in response to the disappearance of Peng Shuai (pronounced PUNG sh-WAY), it announced eight events in China this fall and the resumption of its lucrative 10-year deal to host the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.
April 14, 2023
Topps teams up with the PTPA for the first group licensing agreement in tennis history
Topps teams up with the PTPA for the first group licensing agreement in tennis history
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The retail company’s subsidiary Topps teamed up with the Winners Alliance, the for-profit arm of the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA), for the first group licensing agreement in the sport’s history.
March 24, 2023
On signs head-to-toe apparel deal with tennis stars
On signs head-to-toe apparel deal with tennis stars
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On Monday, the sportswear company signed head-to-toe apparel deals with WTA world No. 1 Iga Świątek and ATP No. 39 Ben Shelton, who became the first tennis players to score sponsorship agreements with the emerging brand.
March 22, 2023
CVC Capital Partners will invest $150M for a 20% stake in WTA Ventures
CVC Capital Partners will invest $150M for a 20% stake in WTA Ventures
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It’s a rich woman’s world for the WTA. Yesterday, it announced a long-awaited strategic partnership with CVC Capital Partners, who will invest $150M for a 20% stake in WTA Ventures, the organization’s new commercial strategy arm.
March 08, 2023