Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Passing shots

The following players have received wild cards into the main draw of the U.S. Open: Melanie Oudin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Nicole Gibbs, Mallory Burdette, Victoria Duval, Julia Cohen, Casey Dellacqua, and Kristina Mladenovic.

As many of us suspected, the drop in Montreal's humidity level helped Petra Kvitova survive the Rogers Cup tournament, despite her asthmas, which tends to flare up in North America.

Here is a feature story on Varvara Lepchenko.

Sugarpova will be officially launched as a product on Monday, August 20. Maria Sharapova will be at the 5th Avenue Henri Bendel store to give the world a first taste of her new candy.

Tennis Channel will feature Kim Clijsters Week beginning August 20. Five of the Belgian star's memorable matches will be shown.

Angelique Kerber is blogging from Cincinnati.

It's time to get to know Ekaterina Makarova.

Lucie Safarova is now in the top 20 (she's currently number 19 in the world), which means that two Czech players are in the top 20 for the first time in 17 years. Petra Kvitova is the world's number 5 player.

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