The Australian Open wild card playoffs for U.S. players will be held December 17-19 at the Racquet Club of the South in Atlanta.
Elena Dementieva has been offered the position of vice president of the Russian Tennis Federation.
Jelena Jankovic has a new puppy named Stella.
Leslie Nielsen, who died Sunday, once played the role of sportswriter Nelson Fisher, in the 1978 television movie, "Little Mo." It was Nelson who gave Maureen Connolly her now-famous nickname.
Sabine Lisicki and Melanie Oudin hit together this week at the Bollettieri Academy.