Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Sania Mirza is getting married next month. No, I'm not behind the times...Mirza did break off her engagement to Sohrab Mirza, but now she is marrying Pakistani cricket star Shoaib Malik. Mirza and her husband will live in Dubai.

College of Charleston student Mary Zolga has received a $5,000 scholarship grant from the Family Circle Cup's outreach program. Zolga, a business administration major and member of the women's track and field club, was awarded the grant on the basis of an essay she wrote. The scholarship program, founded in 2002, recognizes female College of Charleston students who make significant contributions in the areas of academics, athletics and community involvement.

New information reveals that 1912 Wimbledon champion Ethel Warneford-Thomson also won eleven badminton championships--five singles and six doubles.

The Fed Cup semifinal between Italy and the Czech Republic will be played in Rome on a clay court. This will be the first time that a Fed Cup competition has taken place at the Foro Italico Stadio "Nicola Pietrangeli."

Ashley Harkleroad will play World Team Tennis for the New York Sportimes this summer.


bill said...

To quote Reuters about temnnis/badminton champ Ethel:

"The Badminton Gazette of November 1912, chronicling Ethel's era, describes a remarkable woman.

It relates that: 'Mrs. Larcombe (her married name) golfs, when there is time, is a brilliant pianist, a notably good bridge player with interests in needlework, music, reading, writing and a devotion to animals, especially cats and dogs.'

Not to mention Wimbledon and those All England badminton titles."

Diane said...

Ethel was quite talented!

The expression of a creative talent is crucial. I don't know if you've been keeping up with Michelle Wie, Bill, but since she has begun taking her art more seriously, her game is sharper and her mind is more settled.

bill said...

I didn't know that about Ms. Wie, Diane. I've read a few stories about how much she likes college, which may be related.

Your point about the creative side makes so much sense - look at the Williams sisters and their interest in design and the arts.

Diane said...

Hantuchova is a classically-trained pianist, and chose tennis over music (she actually excels at many things). Perhaps she needs to spend more time at the piano.

Does anyone remember who in the WTA paints? Perhaps it is a retired player.