Rosie Casals, the Family Circle Cup's first champion, will be on hand for events in Charleston next week. Casals, known for both singles and doubles expertise (and a mighty on-court fashion sense), will be part of the Cup's 40th anniversary celebration.
On May 30th, the Court of Arbitration for Sport will hear the case of Yanina Wickmayer. The Belgian player is appealing a one-year ban placed on her in 2009 because she did not make available her whereabouts for drug testing. In the meantime, she has been permitted, through a Belgian court injunction, to continue playing on the tour. This matter has been hanging over Wickmayer's head for so long, it's hard to imagine how she has managed to cope with it.
If you've been watching the Sony Ericsson Open, you'll surely want to get to know Garbine Muguruza Blanco. The Spanish wild card had a very impressive run in Miami, and her victims included Vera Zvonareva and Flavia Pennetta.
Martina Navratilova's time on Dancing With the Stars has ended. A combination of judges' scores and audience voting knocked her out of the competition. The excessive, transparent "praise" she received for looking so "feminine" and "beautiful" was, in a word, sickening.
Dominika Cibulkova acknowledged to the press that she backed off from her aggressive play and then hoped Victoria Azarenka "would beat herself" in their three-set match in Miami. Cibulkova led 6-1, 5-2, but could not close the match. Beaten in several three-setters this season, Cibulkova said "It's just frustrating right now and pretty sad."