Barbora Zahlavova Strycova has been placed on a 6-month ban because of the presence of the stimulant, sibutramine, in one of her samples. Sibutramine is on the list of banned substances. The Czech player said that her use of Acai Berry Thin accounts for the sibutramine in her system; the ITF has accepted this explanation as legitimate. The ban is retroactive to October 21, 2012, and Zahlavova loses all ranking points she has earned since that date. She also must pay back prize money.
Red carpet material not.
Here is Steve Tignor's tribute to Esther Vergeer.
Rebecca Marino has stepped away from pro tennis again, and this time,
she sounds serious about it. The WTA website made a point of avoiding
the issues involved, but the young Canadian was candid about the effect
that suffering from depression has had on her. She also said that
the meanness directed at her in social media took its toll.
How beautiful is the Dubai trophy?