Simona Halep retired today in the second round of the Swedish Open. Halep, seeded 2nd, had to stop playing because of a back injury. Is this one of those "blessing in disguise" things? She's been playing a lot of tennis.
Another retirement occurred in Bad Gastein yesterday, also in the second round, when top seed Mona Barthel had to stop playing because of a shoulder injury.
Here's 'Pova at the ESPY Awards. And here's Vika.
Serena Williams won two ESPYs--Best Female Tennis Player and Best Female Athlete. I was disappointed that Williams wasn't nominated for Best Record-Breaking Performance.
Martina Hingis will step out of her retirement to play doubles in Carlsbad. The lucky partner? Daniela Hantuchova--what a great pairing!
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Bank of the West Classic because of a hip injury she sustained at Wimbledon.
Caroline Wozniacki is the new Yoko Ono--because someone has to be. Because we women have all that, you know, power.
A Catholic youth group in Poland has severed its relationship with Agnieszka Radwanska because of her inclusion in the ESPN Body Issue.