Judy Murray is expected to be named Britain's new Fed Cup captain. Murray would succeed Nigel Sears, who is now coaching Ana Ivanovic. Murray is the former national coach of Scotland, and is also the mother of ATP world number 4 Andy Murray.
Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva have been inducted into the Russian Tennis Hall of Fame.
Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone will play doubles together for the first half of 2012 so that they can qualify to play doubles together in the Olympic Games. One (at least this one) hopes that Pennetta and current partner Gisela Dulko will become a team again.
Sam Stosur has won the Newcombe Medal for the second year in a row.
Maria Sharapova has recovered from her ankle injury and is training again.