Monday, May 11, 2009


Maria Sharapova says she will be playing in Warsaw next week. I won't be fully convinced of that until the tournament begins, but I certainly hope it turns out to be a reality.

Virginia Wade says that the order of things can and will be upset.

And, as Wade mentions, the hideous model "ball girls" are back.

Anabel Medina Garrigues has reached a career-high ranking of number 17 in the world.

Anna Ivanovic has a knee injury, Serena Williams has another knee injury, Flavia Pennetta has a thigh strain, Sabine Lisicki has a shoulder injury, Vera Zvonareva has an ankle injury, and Katarina Srebotnik is still healing from injuries to both her ankle and her Achilles. Some of the really good clay players are not in very good physical shape, and the French Open is just around the corner. Don't expect to see Srebotnik or Zvonareva, and let's all hope that Ivanovic, Williams, Pennetta, and Lisicki will be in good health.

Note to Tennis Channel commentators: Amelie Mauresmo is not the only woman on the tour with a one-handed backhand; she is just the player with the most beautiful one-handed backhand.


Beatka said...

There are reports that Agnieszka Radwanska has shoulder injury, and maybe forced to withdraw from Warsaw, which would be a big dissapoitment to all the home fans waiting to see her!

Diane said...

I heard something about that but have been unable to find confirmation. I hope it isn't true.

Beatka said...

Aga did not annonced anything officially, but she was interviewed by Polish media and she is complaining that therapy is not working, she is still in pain. Doesn't look promising.

Diane said...

I'm really sorry to hear that.