Friday, May 18, 2012

Passing shots

Victoria Azarenka, after she withdrew from competition in Rome, had a lot to say about the WTA's rules. "I was conflicted and disappointed to withdraw from Rome," she said. "I tried my hardest but I wasn't healthy going into the tournament. If WTA rules were different then I could have focused on getting healthy, but I could not afford another zero pointer on my ranking. Hopefully in the future there will be more protection for players' rights."

Maria Sharapova had something to say about Azarenka. She described her as "injured more than anyone." "Sometimes," Sharapova continued, "she'll withdraw, and then you'll see her practicing two days later."

Join me in fondly recalling the crazy days of the Czarina!

The WTA is looking for a host country for the 2014 Championships. The end-of-season tournament will be held this year and next in Istanbul.

Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Li Na are all on the Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Celebrities.


Anonymous said...

They should keep the WTA Championships in Istanbul; extend the contract. It was amazing. The venue, the audience and the tournament. Without question the best, best-run WTA tournament of the year, and by far the best WTA Championship tournament ever. I've attended in several cities. Istanbul wins hands down.

Diane said...

Thanks for posting this comment. I've heard before that Istanbul is a fabulous venue.