Dinara Safina has withdrawn from Indian Wells.
Belated birthday (it was yesterday) wishes to Jelena Jankovic, who is playing in Monterrey this week.
Zheng Jie and Chan Yung-Jan had never played doubles together until they combined to win the Malaysian Open championship. After they won the title, they said that they intend to keep playing together. Zheng played successfully for a long time with Yan Zi, and Chan played for quite some time, also successfully, with Chuang Chi-Jung.
Alisa Kleybanova, who was world number 29 before she won the Malaysian Open title, is now ranked number 26.
Kim Clijsters continues to go on and on about the horrible Barbie created "in her likeness" and--as one blogger noted--the equally horrible "baby beauty pageant contestant" little girl supposedly created in her daughter's likeness. Clijsters has mentioned that she is flattered by Mattel's latest attempt to promote body dysmorphic disorder in girls and young women.