Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sweeeping the court

Billie Jean King has been named a U.S. delegate to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Her appointment, of course, comes in light of Russia's announcement that anything gay will not be tolerated during the Games.

Elena Vesnina has withdrawn from the 2014 ASB Classic in Auckland. The Russian player has sustained an ankle injury. Her withdrawal moves Julia Goerges into the main draw. Roberta Vinci will be the top seed at the event.

Bad Hopman Cup news for Agnieszka Radwanska: Her teammate, Jerzy Janowicz, has withdrawn because of a foot injury. Janowicz is one of the most promising your players on the ATP tour. Replacing him will be Grzegorz Panfil.

Sometimes more is better.

Li Na does a fashion spread, and it is so worth looking at.

L’Equipe has named Serena Williams the female Champion of Champions for 2013. The French Women Champion of the year award went to Marion Bartoli.

Serena Williams has been named the women's ITF World Champion for the second year in a row. Sara Errani and Robereta Vinci were named ITF Women's Doubles World Champions, also for the second successive year. Aniek Van Koot was named Women's Wheelchair World Champion.

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