Monday, July 29, 2013

Sweeping the court

Shelby Rogers has been awarded a wild card into the main draw of the U.S. Open. Rogers, who also earned a wild card into the main draw of the French Open, earned the most WTA tour ranking points at two of three USTA Pro Circuit hard court tournaments.

The acclaimed PBS series, American Masters, will feature a sports figure for the first time in its history on September 10 when Billie Jean King will be profiled.

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup because of the hip injury she sustained at Wimbledon.
For the third year in a row, the Washington Kastles have won the WTT Billie Jean King Cup. The Kastles won all five sets in the WTT final. The winning team, which beat the Springfield Lasers in the final, included Martina Hingis.

Ken Thomas, of, described the Carlsbad qualifying draw as "deep and strong." "The Carlsbad qualies...are brutal. Nowhere to hide." Main draw play begins today, with Victoria Azarenka as the top seed. Defending champion Dominika Cibulkova just won her third title in Stanford.


Doug said...

Petra was impressive today against Laura. She must be on a new fitness regime - there were visible muscles in her arms and thighs. It was a real drubbing, more like what she dished out in 2011. Laura must fix the hitch in her service motion. It's a big liability that quelled any chance that she might have had. Hers is the purest forehand seen in a long time, and her movement is better than a few years ago. We should expect great things from both girls.

Diane said...

I was excited to learn that Petra was "back." I've learned not to get too excited--but--if she's fitter, that's a really good sign. She needed to get fitter.

Yes, I like Laura's potential, too. She's such a wonderful character--I hope she does good things.