It's definite: Serena Williams will not play mixed doubles at the Olympic Games. Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond will represent USA women's tennis in that event.
Li Na has hired Carlos Rodriguez as her coach on a trial basis. Rodriguez, of course, coached seven-time major champion Justine Henin throughout her career.
France lost the bid to host the Olympic Games this year, but is considering a bid to host the Games in 2024.
Here is a feature on EleVen.
You can now get to know Ekaterina Makarova.
Not tennis-related, but please consider directing people to the Sleep In for Farm Animals event I'm supporting. The banner is on the right, directly under the photo of the lovely Velma contemplating her Wilson racquet.