Saturday, November 5, 2011

Passing shots

Russian Fed Cup captain Shamil Tarpischev has made a player substitution: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, not Maria Kirilenko, will play Lucie Safarova in the fourth rubber tomorrow.

Sorana Cirstea is appearing on the Romanian version of Dancing With the Stars. Here she is training for the event.

A 5.1 earthquake erupted in Bali on Friday, and the post-quarterfinal press conference had to be moved. The quake hit after the match had been played (as opposed to shaking the ground under JJ's feet).

Thank you, James Waterson.

Tom Perrotta gives top end-of-season marks to Petra Kvitova, Sam Stosur, Liezel Huber, and Lisa Raymond. Also getting pretty high marks are Caroline Wozniacki, Marion Bartoli and Victoria Azarenka.

Martina Hingis has joined the coaching staff at the Patrick Mouratoglu Academy in Paris. She will help oversee the training of Daria Gavrilova, Yulia Putintseva, Naomi Broady, and Sachia Vickery.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your coverage this year Diane!
Looking forward to 2012. Enjoy the off season.

- David

Diane said...

You're welcome, David. Thanks for reading!