Today, in a telephone interview with Tennis Channel, recently enshrined Hall of Fame member Martina Hingis said there was no foundation to the rumor that she will return to singles play on the tour next year. She took time to express admiration for Kimiko Date-Krumm, but said that playing singles was "for the young people."
Hingis, by the way, was just awarded the Most Valuable Female Player designation in World Team Tennis. The WTT final will take place tomorrow. Defending champions, the Washington Kastles (Hingis's team), will play the Springfield Lasers. The Kastles are the two-time defending champions.
Former British number 1 Anne Keothavong has retired from professional tennis. Keothavong was the only British player to reach any WTA semifinals (she played in seven of them) between 1992 and 2012. The twelve-year WTA veteran is going into broadcasting, and will cover 21 WTA events for BT Sport.
Marion Bartoli and Tsvetana Pironkova now have Tennis Channel promo spots.
You can get to know Nicole Gibbs.
The New York City City Council has approved a $500 million expansion to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Shahar Peer and 7th seed Elina Svitolina will play in the Baku final tomorrow.