Monday, January 31, 2011

Passing shots

For the first time, the tour's top ten players are from ten different countries. Kim Clijsters has moved to number 2 in the world, Francesca Schiavone to number 4, and Li Na to number 7.

Tom Perrotta says the women were the stars of the 2011 Australian Open.

Dinara Safina has parted ways with her coach, and hints that she'll soon hire a former ATP player to be her new coach.

Women's Tennis Blog offers a summary of Australian Open fashion.

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will participate in the Nike "Clash of Champions," to be held March 8 in Eugene, Oregon. Williams recently announced that she expects to return to the tour in April.

Sam Stosur arrived in Tasmania today, and helped open the new regional tennis center in Launceton. She will play on Australia's Fed Cup team this weekend, when Australia takes on defending champion Italy in Hobart.

Casey Dellacqua is returning to the court after a long layoff from foot surgery and rehab.