Sunday, June 13, 2010


Billie Jean King says that Martina Hingis may return to the tour as a doubles player next year. Hingis is playing a full World Team Tennis season this summer.

Virginie Razzano has withdrawn from Wimbledon, citing an injured left foot, as well as a right thigh tear brought about by the foot injury. Razzano says that all the trouble started with a massage given to her by a tour trainer. The massage, which she said was painful, led to edema, and then matters became worse. Razzano has begun proceedings against the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, and is reportedly seeking damages.

Not to be missed: WTA Backspin's 2010 Clay Court Awards

Dinara Safina has lost her fifth match in row, going out in the first round in s'Hertogenbosch to Magdalena Rybarikova. Rybarikova won the match 6-7, 6-4, 6-4  on her sixth match point. Safina was seeded 2nd.

Eastbourne defending champion Caroline Wozniacki plays Aravane Rezai in the first round of the tournament this week.


Overhead Spin said...

So this morning I am watching the Ana v. Sofia match from the Netherlands. At 2-2 in the match the commentator states that he thought we would have a huge crowd here because of the attractiveness of the players. A few minutes later he comes back and says, you know, a former World NO.1 playing and all. I just shook my head. I wished there was some way of contacting the broadcasters on these live streams because the commentary has just been plain awful.

People do not pay money to come and watch a tennis match because the players are attractive (no matter what Wimbledon says). They pay big money to watch competitive matches from women who can play. Ana served up 11 DFs to go along with her 11 aces. Her opponent kept hitting the ball with the frame of her racquet rather than the strings, and could not get herself in position if the court was moving to her feet rather than she getting there. It was a terrible match and the score line does not really tell what happened out there.

Hopefully when Justine plays later the stands will be full and they will see that people want to see players who know how to play the game and not people who are afraid. I think this is beginning to aggravate me more than I would really like.

Diane said...

Who is doing the stream? Is is Eurosport or someone else? Sometimes, at the bottom of the screen, it says who is doing it.

That really is terrible.

Overhead Spin said...

Diane, I am actually watching it on and it does not say where the stream is coming from. Really aggravated the dickens out of me. Going to check another live stream and see whether it tells where it is coming from. It is not Eurosport though.