Monday, October 10, 2011

Passing shots

Last week in Beijing, Flavia Pennetta became just the second player in WTA history to beat both the world number 1 singles player and the world number 1 doubles team on the same day. She defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals, then she and Gisela Dulko defeated Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the doubles semifinals. The only other player to have accomplished this feat was Steffi Graf, who did it in 1986 in Berlin (with some help from doubles partner Helena Sukova). Only five players have defeated the number 1 singles player and the number 1 doubles team in the same tournament.

Both Vera Zvonareva and Sam Stosur have qualified for the WTA Championships.

Petra Kvitova has moved into the top 5. The Wimbledon champion is now number 4 in the world. Agnieszka Radwanska has returned to the top 10 (number 8), and falling out of the top 10 are Marion Bartoli and Francesca Schiavone.

Sania Mirza has undergone a third knee surgery.

Steve Tignor has some nice things to say about Agnieszka Radwanska. (Check out the Petko Dance photo.)

Tennis Channel's latest edition of "Tennisography" features Victoria Azarenka.


Roi said...

Just a thing: Petkovic and Clijsters are still in the top 10, at numbers 9 and 10, respectively. Bartoli and Schiavone were the ones who fell a notch.

Diane said...

Hmm. I thought they fell out. Thanks, Roi!