Women’s Sport Daily serves up the very best interviews and updates from the world of tennis

Joanie Melady using her Koalaa prosthetic and 'Joanie' tool

New tennis prosthetic changes the game for 9-year-old Joanie

Nine-year-old Joanie Melady, from South Oxfordshire, was one of the first people in the UK to receive a new type of prosthetic arm, thanks to an innovative project. Now her love for tennis is set to help children and adults just like her across the world to ace it on the courts.

Joanie, who lives with her mum, dad and sister, was born with a congenital limb difference meaning that...


The incredible story of Ora Washington

There have been many inspirational stories through the history of sport.

Ora Washington is someone who starred in two disciplines, an outstanding performer in both tennis and basketball.

Not only was she was a trailblazer for female sport in an era when just participating was frowned upon, Washington was also a black woman succeeding at a time of huge civil unrest in the...

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Emma Raducanu to host tennis holiday clinic at Amilla Maldives this October

This October, rising star of British tennis, Emma Raducanu, will become the latest Major-winning tennis champion to share her skills and pro tips with guests at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences .

During her time on the private island resort in Baa Atoll, from 25 October – 2 November, the former US Open women’s singles champion will treat lucky Amilla guests to a 60-minute tennis...

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LTA Wheelchair Tennis Initiative aims to uncover more budding talent

The LTA’s Wheelchair Tennis Initiative is set to arrive at Exeter Tennis Centre on Sunday, August 27, as the search for the next big stars of the game continues.

This initiative is part of the LTA’s Wheelchair Performance Pathway Talent Identification Programme, delivered by our Wheelchair Performance staff. These open days offer players the first opportunity to enter our Wheelchair...


Tennis stars dominate list of most influential sportswomen

Tennis players Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Sabina Mirza and Naomi Osaka dominate the top 10 list of most influential women in sport.

Renowned for their incredible sporting achievements, these influential women have also used their platforms to lead conversations around equal pay, mental health and open access to sport.

New research has revealed the world's most...


Emma out but there is hope for Heather

Wednesday was a tough day for Britain’s biggest stars on the Wimbledon stage.

US Open Champion Emma Raducanu was beaten by a powerful performance from France’s Caroline Garcia, while Andy Murray also bowed out of the men’s draw.

There is, however, hope on the horizon today, with Heather Watson just one game away from victory and day four will also see Katie Boulter take on...

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Local Tennis Hero competition

As the Wimbledon Championships started this week at The All England Club in SW19, ellesse is giving you the chance to be a 'Local Tennis Hero' by entering a competition to win a tennis court refresh and launch event for your local community.

The winning entry will see their nominated local community tennis court get a complete refresh, a renovation including new paintwork design,...

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Tennis fans invited to celebrate the Colours of Wimbledon

As Wimbledon swings into action and celebrates 100 years of Centre Court at Church Road, tennis fans across the country are being asked to help celebrate the colours that are synonymous with the world-famous event.

The Championships is known for the iconic purple, green and white colours that represent Wimbledon, and thanks to leading global smart device brand OPPO, which is in its...

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Jodie Burrage receives first Team GB call-up for Billie Jean King Cup

Jodie Burrage will represent Team GB for the first time in the Billie Jean King Cup tie against Mexico in April.

The young star came to prominance playing in the Battle of the Brits events in 2020 and comes into Anne Keothavong's side following the withdrawl of Johanna Konta.

Konta has been struggling with a knee injury and wants to concentrate on the European clay court...

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WTA create new event for players stuck in quarantine

The Women's Tennis Association has added an extra event to the calendar ahead of the Australian Open in February for the players who have been forced to quarantine without being able to leave their hotel rooms.

The event, for 28 of the 72 players who have been unable to access training facilities after arriving in Australia on flights with passengers who later tested positive for...