Marion Bartoli has withdrawn from the LA Women's Tennis Championships. Bartoli has a calf strain, and had she stayed in, she would have had no rest at all between tournaments. Sam Stosur has taken her place in the draw, and lucky loser Varvara Lepchenko has also moved into the draw.
Here is an interview with the refreshingly thoughtful and articulate Andrea Petkovic.
The Boston Lobsters recently wore numbers on their jerseys for the first time. Team members wore the number 20 to commemorate teammate Martina Navratilova's 20th year as a World Team Tennis player.
Bud Collins will soon be writing a Thursday column for the Tennis Channel website.