Maria Sharapova has qualified for the 2012 WTA Championships.
Tashkent finalist Donna Vekic's main draw debut was the best one on the tour since Alexandra Dulgheru won Warsaw in 2009. (Dulgheru would go on to defend her title the next year.) You can get to know Vekic here.
You can also get to know Kristina Mladenovic.
Top seed Marion Bartoli had to retire in the first round of the Guangzhou International earlier this week.
Iveta Benesova and Jurgen Melzer were married last week.
I'm still gratefully accepting donations for Farm Sanctuary. Please navigate to the "Support Diane" banner on the right-hand side of this blog. (If you donate or someone you know donates and there is no personal "thank you," it's because I'm not on Facebook.)
Is keeping score in your own matches is sometimes a bit difficult. ScoreBand solves the problem by doing it for you. You can set ScoreBand for tennis, golf, or to an AllScore mode that gives you scores, stats and counts. When you aren't playing, ScoreBand functions as a regular watch.