Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Passing shots

It was reported in this blog that Taylor Townsend is turning pro this year. It turns out that she has not yet made a decision, but was incorrectly reported as having made one.

Also, by way of correction, Nadia Petrova says she has not applied for citizenship in the USA.

Aravane Rezai qualified for the main draw in Barcelona, but is already out. She was defeated in the first round today by Julia Goerges. Also out is wild card Francesca Schiavone, defeated by Olga Govortsova.

Neither Kim Clijsters nor Yanina Wickmayer will play on the Belgian Fed Cup team April 21-22, when Belgium plays Japan in the World Group playoffs.

The All England Club has hired English rugby league chairman Richard Lewis as the new chief executive of Wimbledon.

The recent victim of a viral illness, a stomach flu (probably also a viral illness), a sore stomach muscle, and asthma, Petra Kvitova says she needs to "improve my fitness part a lot." Kvitova is participating in sand-running and hill-running, and is working out in the gym.

Svetlana Kuznetsova has once again fired Olga Morozova as her coach, and has hired Amos Mansdorf. This time around, Kuznetsova stayed with Morozova only four months. Stay tuned--Kuznetsova tends to change coaches on a frequent basis.

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