Friday, July 25, 2014

Sweeping the court

Sloane Stephens has hired Thomas Hosgstedt to be her coach on a trail basis, starting with his appearance at the Citi Open in Washington, DC. Hogstedt, a former coach of Maria Sharapova, also spend some (very little) time coaching Caroline Wozniacki.

Nike has unveiled its new headquarters in Shanghai, which includes the Li Na Building. The nod to China's leading player is part of a tradition Nike has of naming buildings after its star athletes.

You can now get to know Grace Min.

Or, if you happen to live in Romania, thanks to Dedeman and Simona Halep, you can have a great food and house supply shopping experience!

Ajla Tomljanovic will no longer represent Croatia, beginning at the U.S. Open. She will now be playing a representative of Australia.

Defending champion Elina Svitolina has advanced to the semifinals in Baku. Svitolina, the 2nd seed, will next play Francesca Schiavone.


sunny nine said...

Hogstedt also coached Li Na to the French Open title before he did it a year later for Sharapova.

sunny nine said...

Well I was wrong, Hogstedt did coach Li Na in 2010 and got her to no 11 but he quit at the end of the year to take over as Sharapova's coach.

Diane said...

Yes, that was a rather uncomfortable time for Li, or so it was reported.