Ava Wallace

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the Washington Wizards and tennis

Education: Northwestern University, BS in journalism and history of the Americas

Ava Wallace is the Wizards beat reporter for The Washington Post. Since joining the Post in 2015, she has covered college athletics, tennis and the WNBA.
Latest from Ava Wallace

Caroline Wozniacki vs. Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open isn’t just a blast from the past

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is playing her third tournament, and her first major, since coming out of retirement as a mother of two.

August 29, 2023

Coco Gauff solves veteran Laura Siegemund, moves on at U.S. Open

The 19-year-old American found herself a step short in the first set before making the necessary adjustments to advance to the second round at Flushing Meadows.

August 28, 2023

As the U.S. Open begins, what a difference a year makes

Carlos Alcaraz is a celebrity, Novak Djokovic is looking for title No. 24 after last year’s absence, and U.S. women’s tennis is doing just fine after Serena Williams’s retirement.

August 27, 2023

Clervie Ngounoue, tennis’s second-ranked junior, is ready to level up

Clervie Ngounoue, a 17-year-old Washington native aiming to become the next American tennis star, will play in her first Grand Slam main draw at the U.S. Open.

August 26, 2023

The NBA schedule has its usual highlights, plus some new ones

The NBA season opens Oct. 24 with the defending champion Nuggets hosting the Lakers in the first leg of a doubleheader, and it continues with an in-season tournament later in the fall.

August 17, 2023

Wizards’ schedule features Bradley Beal reunion, in-season tournament

The Wizards will face Bradley Beal and the Suns on Dec. 17 in Phoenix and on Feb. 4 at home. Here’s what to know about their 2023-24 schedule.

August 17, 2023

Dan Evans beats Tallon Griekspoor for a DC Open title worth the wait

The 33-year-old from England is the oldest champion in Washington since Jimmy Connors won in 1988 at 35.

August 6, 2023

Coco Gauff wins the DC Open for the biggest title of her young career

The 19-year-old American cruised past Maria Sakkari of Greece for her first 500-level victory on the WTA circuit.

August 6, 2023

Coco Gauff, having fun and playing great tennis, reaches DC Open final

At 19, she has a new team that's helping her bring her personality to the court. The approach has her in the final against Maria Sakkari.

August 5, 2023

Frances Tiafoe, playing his second match of the day, ousted at DC Open

Thursday's rained out session wreaked havoc with best-laid plans, forcing some players to play twice on Friday to get back on schedule.

August 5, 2023