Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Passing shots

Kim Clijsters is out for four weeks because of continuing problems with her shoulder and wrist. She will return to the tour in Rome.

Aravane Rezai went out to wild card Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first round in Marbella today. The score was 6-3, 6-0.

Vera Zvonareva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and Ekaterina Makarova have been named to the Russian Fed Cup for the semifinal event to be held later this month in Moscow. The Italian team has not been announced. It is expected that Francesca Schiavone will not play because she is preparing her title defense at the French Open. Rumor has it that Flavia Pennetta may not play, which is a bigger issue for Italy.

Women's Tennis Blog gives us a peek at Maria Sharapova's French Open dress. Women's Tennis Blog, by the way, just celebrated its fourth birthday--cheers to Marija!

A marching band will perform in the Family Circle Cup stadium today as part of Charleston's "Best Tennis Town in America" designation. Each of the first 1,000 individuals through the gate will receive a "Best Tennis Town" memento.


Marija said...

Diane, thanks for the mention. ;)

Van said...

Hi Diane. I wonder what's up with Rezai? I really thought she was poised for a big breakthrough. I hope off-court stuff isn't keeping her down.

Diane said...

Van, she's such a great hitter, but she's been inconsistent for so long. My guess would be that her off-court life probably has affected her game. Too bad. I would like to see Rezai get it together--she's too good to just fade away! Also, she brings quite a bit of excitement to her matches.

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