Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Passing shots

Tennis competition is in progress at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Top seed Christina McHale will play 7th seed Monica Puig in the semifinals, and 4th seed Florencia Molinero will play 2nd seed Irina Falconi.

Peng Shuai has been given a wild card to play in the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali. Peng and partner Hsieh Su-Wei won the Bali doubles competition in 2008. Defending champion Ana Ivanovic already has a wild card. Ivanovic is currently experiencing joint inflammation in her back.

Marion Bartoli, Sabine Lisicki, Andrea Petkovic, Roberta Vinci, and Daniela Hantuchova have all qualified to play in Bali. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Jarmila Gajdosova, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, and Nadia Petrova are competing for the final spot.

I'm still not that much of a fan of the Tournament of Champions, but what I'm really opposed to is holding it after the WTA Championships have been played.

The U.S. Open may officially end on a Monday in the future.

Get to know Ksenia Pervak.

Kim Clijsters says her rehab is going well.


Sunny nine said...

After reading your summary of the Bali tournament, I looked up the Bali Leaderboard in the rankings section of the WTA site. It reads:

01 Marion Bartoli
Rank: 9 | Won: Osaka
02 Andrea Petkovic
Rank: 10 | Won: Strasbourg
03 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Rank: 15 | Won: Monterrey
04 Sabine Lisicki
Rank: 17 | Won: Birmingham, Dallas
05 Roberta Vinci
Rank: 22 | Won: Barcelona, 's-Hertogenbosch, Budapest
06 Daniela Hantuchova
Rank: 25 | Won: Pattaya City

Pavlyuchenkova is listed at no 3, so why is she not in your list? I read the same thing you wrote on another site and didn't understand then either.

Diane said...

Pavlyuchenkova is in the same predicament Pennetta was last year (I think it was last year): She's playing in the Fed Cup final, which overlaps the Bali event.