Players gathered on the court in Madrid on Monday to hold a moment of silence in memory of Elena Baltacha, who died of liver cancer on Sunday. Chris Oddo writes about Baltacha and how her death has affected the tennis world.
French Open wild card recipient Taylor Townsend told the media this week that her two coaches, Zina Garrison and Kamau Murray, have concentrated mostly on her development of the mental part of the game. "It was more me getting an understanding for how to play the game," Townsend explained."The mental training has just been really key."
Former tour player Neha Uberoi demonstrates shoulder and rotator cuff exercises for tennis players.
Simona Halep is all decked out in Addidas at the Madrid Open. I think Addidas could have done a lot better by her. And while I'm talking about tennis outfits--I like the idea behind Li Na's old school Nike kit, but not so much the reality. And as for Svetlana Kuznetsova: Say what you want about the outfit, but you know you'd wear those shoes!
Halep, by the way, is blogging from Madrid.