Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sweeping the Court

Defending champion and top seed Kirsten Flipkens was upset in the first round in Quebec City today. Polona Hercog beat Flipkens 6-3, 6-1.

If you live in the U.S. and you missed the PBS American Masters feature on Billie Jean King, check your local PBS station's schedule for re-broadcasts; it's really worth seeing. And even if you did see it, you may want to see more. Here, you can find all kinds of interviews and excerpts.

It's time to get to know Julia Glushko.

Sloane Stephens: Is she destined for the top 10?

Sabine Lisicki is a new brand ambassador for Peugeot.

Marion Bartoli is a surprise entrant in the All England Club's members-only end-of-season mixed doubles competition.


bill said...

I saw a story that Marion has asked for a random partner to be assigned to her. I can just imagine some stately member of the All-England - doesn't move so well any more, a lttle rusty but ready to push it around a bit - coming to the club and being paired with the Wimbledon champ...

Diane said...

I think it's wonderful that she would ask for a random partner. Can you imagine the look on his face--whoever he is--when he's told who his partner will be?

Eric said...

thought you'd enjoy this:

Diane said...

Ooh, thanks, Eric. I did enjoy it. I'll add, as a non-"photographer" who likes to take pictures, you can close your eyes and just click away and never, ever get a bad photo of JJ. Her body is like rubber and is in a state of constant animation. Every photo I ever took of her was a good one.