Thursday, July 29, 2010


The Kansas City Explorers are the 2010 World Team Tennis champions. It is the first championship for the team. Jarmila Groth was named the final's Most Valuable Player. Groth, who won all three of her sets, played doubles with Kveta Peschke.

Charleston, South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia are the three finalists of the ten cities nominated by the USTA as the 2010 Best Tennis Town. The winning city, to be announced next month, will get $100,000 worth of tennis equipment to be used in its tennis community. 2010 Family Circle Cup champion Sam Stosur said: "Charleston certainly felt like the Best Tennis Town in America when I won the title in April, and it's definitely one of my favorite events on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour because the city is so beautiful, and the fans are very knowledgeable and supportive of the sport."

Ana Ivanovic says she is "a little hurt and disappointed" that she did not receive a wild card into Rogers Cup competition. Ivanovic will have to qualify to get into the main draw.

Sarah Unke writes about the struggles of Anna Chakvetadze.

Vera Zvonareva withdrew from the Bank of the West Classic because of a minor leg injury, but she plans to play in San Diego.

Here is an interview with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.


Sunny nine said...

What are the criteria for the best tennis town? Money, attendance which is based on money? Maybe they should give money to a community that really needs it rather than one that is popular therefore already has money. Having lived in Charleston I am sure the fine folks there would help out if their tournament needed it. But there are plenty towns that do not have a tournament but could use the money to help make tennis viable in their community. Here we go, making tennis into something equated with the elite.

Diane said...

The money isn't for the tournament. It's for public courts and programs, and probably for school programs, too, I would think. It's funding to improve community-wide facilities.