Sunday, April 8, 2012

Passing shots

World number 1 Victoria Azarenka has hired Amelie Mauresmo to be a coaching consultant.

The stadium court in Charleston is now named the Billie Jean King Court. King and The Original 9 were honored last night at an exhibition match at the Family Circle Cup. King was instrumental in founding the WTA.

Aravane Rezai has qualified for the  main draw in Barcelona. (Shouldn't be news, but it kind of is.)

You can now get to know Paula Ormaechea.

Here's one of my favorite Family Circle Cup photos.

From Irina Falconi's Charleston blog: "The biggest obstacle for U.S. players is the rest of the world, really."


Daniel said...

Billie Jean actually asked last night that they name it the "Original 9 Court" instead of singling her out b/c [in her view] it was a group effort.

Diane said...

I think that would have been gone, but perhaps "The Original 9" is a bit awkward for a court name?

svente said...

She also said they should put the names of the other players around the court.

Diane said...

I think that would be nice.