Thursday, August 23, 2012

Passing shots

Petra Kvitova has won the U.S. Open Series. Kvitova's quarterfinal victory over Lucie Safarova in New Haven puts her in first place.

The U.S. Open draw has been announced, and the Heather Watson curse continues. Watson's first-round opponent is Li Na. More on the draw soon.

Roberta Vinci has advanced to the final of the Texas Open in Dallas. Her opponent will be Jelena Jankovic, who defeated Casey Dellacqua in the semifinals. Vinci defeated Bojana Jovanovski 6-0, 6-0. Ouch.

Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of a viral illness.

Here's a look at the previously mentioned special Fila Kim Clijsters tribute collection. I like it.

Caroline Wozniacki, the defending champion in New Haven, has a knee injury and may not be able to advance to her semifinal match. She played through the injury and defeated Dominika Cibulkova in the quarterfinals.

The WTA has released the second part of its "Strong Is Beautiful" campaign. Here is one of the best photos ever. And here is one of the videos:


Roi said...

In other news, but not really, the foot fault incident is still causing headlines:

I've just read it and gotta say I'm quite annoyed with Serena's attitute towards it. It's been three years since, you HAVE to be humble enough to recognize where you did wrong aside a correct/incorrect lineswoman call. Plus, she enters the sh*tfest of people talking down at "grunting" players. Come on...

Diane said...

Oh, dear. I wish Serena had not consented to talk about this issue. It only opens up expressions of feelings that are, at this point, better left unsaid. But that's really up to Serena, I suppose.

I hope all goes peacefully in New York this year.