Monday, March 1, 2010


Dinara Safina has withdrawn from Indian Wells.

Belated birthday (it was yesterday) wishes to Jelena Jankovic, who is playing in Monterrey this week.

Zheng Jie and Chan Yung-Jan had never played doubles together until they combined to win the Malaysian Open championship. After they won the title, they said that they intend to keep playing together. Zheng played successfully for a long time with Yan Zi, and Chan played for quite some time, also successfully, with Chuang Chi-Jung.

Alisa Kleybanova, who was world number 29 before she won the Malaysian Open title, is now ranked number 26.

Kim Clijsters continues to go on and on about the horrible Barbie created "in her likeness" and--as one blogger noted--the equally horrible "baby beauty pageant contestant" little girl supposedly created in her daughter's likeness. Clijsters has mentioned that she is flattered by Mattel's latest attempt to promote body dysmorphic disorder in girls and young women.


maetzchen said...

I checked the Zheng & Chan history on the ITF site. You are right, and:

on the WTA tour Zheng & co played Chan & co 4 times, never winning more than 4 games in a set. Therefore a wise move for Little Jie to play alongside Chan now!

Sunny said...

Anybody hear the explanation of Dinara's withdrawal. I know about the back. But is it getting worse, or is her management just saying it needs more time? I am beginning to worry about her.

Diane said...

I haven't heard any details, Sunny. My best guess is that her doctors are telling her not to take any chances. I'm worried, too.

Anonymous said...

The doll looks more like Barbie than it does Kim. I guess Kim doesn't fit the Sharapova beauty-paradigm. So Mattel are presenting us with an ideal rather than reality. An ideal that I find neither desirable or interesting.