I don't know why they were dressed up for umpiring the Kremlin Cup, but Mariana Alvez looked stunning in a black suit and violet blouse, and Kader Nouni looked elegant in a black suit and pink tie.
Vera Zvonareva is a last-minute entrant into the Zurich Open.
It was around this time of the year in 2007 that Maria Sharapova--suffering with a bad shoulder and out for the season--change her mind, and decided to play in the Sony Ericsson Championsips--and almost won them.
Dinara Safina (2) and Vera Zvonareva (8) have reached their career-high rankings.
Black and Huber are way ahead of everyone else in this year's doubles race to the Championships. Medina Garrigues and Ruano Pascual will probably be the next to qualify.
Marion Bartoli is the next player to get a crack at knocking Agnes Szavay out of the first round of a tournament. They meet in Zurich, and if Bartoli is victorious (as so many others have been), she gets Ana Ivanovic in the second round.
i think it's justine henin who won last year's sony ericsson championships?
what was up with the linesmen wearing suits and ties?
This is the second time I've heard people say that Maria won the Year end championships when she didn't. Justine did but maria did whoop a lot of bum at that tournament.
Typo--that should have said "almost won them." Correction made.
fact check: mary pierce was the last non-russian -- before jelena jankovic -- to win the kremlin cup in 2005.
Unless something has changed since the draw was released, I can't believe (well, actually, I guess I can) that Jankovic is scheduled to play this week in Zurich, too. :/
Also, did you realize that Jankovic winning in Moscow was the only time this season that a reigning #1-ranked player won one of the Tier I events? Just another odd note about the '08 season, I guess.
I though Mary Pierce won it in 2003. Well, this was one messed-up post, wasn't it?
Todd, I was not aware that this was the first time this year that a number 1 won a Tier I. Curiouser and curiouser...
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