Thursday, June 10, 2010
Longines Future Tennis Aces Tournament, which featured 16 12-and-under players, was held at Roland Garros during the French Open. The winner of the girls' competition was Aleksandra Pospelova of Russia. The USA's Lauren Fishbein made it to the semifinals (and is shown in the photo with her tennnis idol, Serena Williams). Pospelova also played in a mixed doubles match with partner Gustavo Kuerten. Longines is the official timekeeper of the French Open.
Amelie Mauresmo has been added to Michael Llodra's team as an advisor during the grass court season.
Chris Evert will be inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame on August 16.
Anastasia Rodionova recently did a fashion shoot for Muze. (And I don't usually pass on this type of information, but it's being talked about, and--considering the players--I thought it was too funny not to mention that Rodionova and Aravane Rezai, who played each other in Birmingham, may be the first pair of players on the tour to get into it with each other--and with the umpire--during the warmup.)
Sania Mirza says she never said she would retire in two years. She says her remarks were misinterpreted by the press. Imagine that.