Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Dinara Safina has withdrawn from the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami because of continuing problems with her back.

Daniela Hantuchova injured her back in Indian Wells and is on her way to see a doctor for additional treatment. The injury does not appear to be serious, and she hopes to be fine for Miami.

Steve Tignor's March 15 column is all about Yanina Wickmayer.

Tennis Channel has done some new Bag Checks. The Bag Check segment is an entertaining diversion. Look for new ones featuring Sabine Lisicki, Alona Bondarenko and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

I like Carla Suarez Navarro's old-school tennis outfit.

Ashley Harkleroad will play in Miami next week. She has a protected ranking of number 70 in the world. Harkleroad left the tour in October of 2008 to have a baby.

Which reminds me: Kim Clijsters had a baby and returned to the tour. (In case you hadn't heard....)

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