Monday, October 24, 2011

Passing shots

Be sure to check out the WTA's pre-Istanbul gallery. There are some great photos there.

Here are some good profiles of players who could be named WTA Player of the Year.

Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova are blogging from Istanbul.

Stacey Allaster's contract has been extended through 2016. Perhaps, by then, she'll start referring to herself as someone of the female gender, and perhaps she'll also figure out how ridiculous and sexist it is to install vocal measuring devices. In the meantime, here's hoping she continues her support of Yanina Wickmayer.

Douglas Perry writes about women's doubles and calls it the "best kept-secret in sports."

Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters will play an exhibition match at the Diamond Games in Antwerp in December.

Voters at have chosen Maria Sharapova as most likely to win the WTA Championships; she got far and away the most votes. Sharapova won the Championships in 2004.


Ronald said...

longtime listener, first time caller. Hey Diane, I was wondering about your comment about Stacy Allister supporting Yanina Wickmayer, I follow pro tennis closely, but clueless about this post. be well

Diane said...

Hi Ronald--thanks for reading and commenting. After Wickmayer got in trouble for failing to notify the ITF drug testing body about her whereabouts, Allaster stated that she would stand by Wickmayer and be her advocate. There was a suspension, then there was to have ben an actual decision made about Yanina's future, but the hearing was postponed indefinitely.

There may never be another hearing, or there could be one tomorrow. Many of us believe that, though Wickmayer erred, she has paid sufficiently for her mistake and should be permitted to have her career without all this hanging over her head.