Simona Halep is now number 7 in the world. Let's hope the ankle problem gets much better soon.
Li Na, Jelena Jankovic, Flavia Pennetta, Genie Bouchard, and Klara Zakopalova all have birthdays this week.
Jovana Jaksic saved 14 match points against Tamira Paszek in the 25k event in Surprise, Arizona. Jaksic defeated Paszek 4-6, 7-6, 7-5. Now let's say, for the sake of fun and argument, that I had said that Jaksic had saved 14 match points against __________, and the final score was 4-6, 7-6, 7-5. Yes, you would have guessed Paszek, wouldn't you? Because if there's a long, drawn-out, just-won't-end match, it's a pretty safe bet that Tamira Paszek is on one side of the net.
Tornado Alicia Black made her WTA debut this week, in Acapulco. She went out in the first round to Bojana Jovanovski, who beat her 6-4, 7-5.
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Comcast Corp.'s decision to offer Tennis Channel as premium programming. The Supreme Court let stand a ruling made by a federal appeals court. Tennis Channel is seeking the same Comcast programming tier as NBC Sports Network and the Golf Channel, both of which are more accessible to customers.