🎾 A full-court approach
A proposed WTA-ATP merger is picking up steam
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The women’s tour is particularly receptive to the concept, which would produce a new “Premium Tour” to exist alongside the Grand Slams — and offer women athletes equal pay.
January 31, 2024
🎾 A royal court
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund pursues right to the Billie Jean King Cup
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This adds to Saudi Arabia’s ongoing interest in women’s tennis tournaments like the 2023 and 2024 WTA Finals.
January 17, 2024
🎾 Serving game
Fitness company Kyanee signs tennis star Ons Jabeur as its global brand ambassador
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After several major plays to host international tennis events, including the WTA Finals, Saudi Arabia had a quiet December for women’s sports moves.
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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
The US Open by the numbers
The US Open by the numbers
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September 13, 2023
This year’s US Open was a smash hit, but that's no secret.
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Labor disputes in soccer: CanWNT & MLS referees
Ep #343

Labor disputes in soccer: CanWNT & MLS referees

February 27, 2024

Hi there!

It’s all soccer, all the time in today’s episode of The GIST of It, thanks to two big labor battles brewing, one in the women’s game and one in the men’s. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz start off with the latest from the CanWNT, where the team’s players’ association is suing Canada Soccer for alleged financial negligence.

Then for part two, El and Steph kick it over to MLS to detail the ongoing referee lockout that remains in effect after the league’s season-opening weekend. Much to discuss.

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