Thursday, December 29, 2011

Passing shots

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario is the new captain of Spain's Fed Cup team. Sanchez-Vicario--who played during the Graf-Seles era--won four majors in singles, and was also a very successful doubles player.

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Anna Chakvetadze reports that she has made a complete recovery from the inner ear infection that caused her to experience so much dizziness this year. Good news.

New Zealand's Sacha Jones has decided to play for Australia. Jones' father is Australian.

Casey Dellacqua has been awarded wild cards into Brisbane, Hobart and the Australian Open. Dellacqua recently won six consecutive ITF tournaments in Australia. Her 30-match win streak included 27 straight-set wins.

Marlene Weingartner is now in her final year of medical school. The former world number 36 left the tour because of problems with her back.

Here are "The Intriguing 100" questions about the 2012 season.


Todd Spiker said...

Ah, Marlene Weingartner. Way back when, I used to call her "The Blue Angel." (Marlene Dietrich starred in "The Blue Angel" back in the 1930's, of course). Miss her. ;)

Diane said...

She was fun to watch. I'm glad she's having such a successful post-tennis life.