Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sweeping the court

Serena Williams has put her name on the Indian Wells entry list, apparently putting aside her resolve to stay away from the event for the rest of her career.

The stars of the Italian Fed Cup team--Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Flavia Pennetta, and Francesca Schiavone--have asked to be relieved of their duties for the upcoming tie with the USA. Italy is the defending champion. And while team USA is probably breathing a digh of relief, that sigh probably shouldn't be too loud--Camila Giorgi and Karin Knapp have signed on to play for Italy against the USA.

And speaking of Fed Cup: Storm Sanders has been chosen to play on the Australian team when Australia plays Russia next month.

50 of the WTA's top 200 players are over 30 years of age.

The WTA has launched WTA TV.

Anything Maria and Novak can do, Aga and Jerzy can do, too:


Arsdorf said...

Concerning WTA players over age 30, could you point some of us who are incredulous to the list? As for players over 40 years of age, last evening some of us enjoyed watching Date-Krumm defeat twenty-year-old Muguruza 6-7(2) 7-5 7-6(8) here in Pattaya!

Enjoying your commentary, as always.

Diane said...

Unfortunately, I don't think a handy list exists, Arsdorf. However some of the higher-ranked over-30 players include: Serena Williams, Li Na, Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone, and Anabel Medina Garrigues--all in the top 100. Also in the top 100 are some 30-year-olds: Roberta Vinci, Daniela Hantuchova, Yvonne Meusburger, and Virginie Razzano.

KDK can't seem to play an early round without going about 3 hours. She's so much fun to watch, but those long matches wear her out.

Diane said...

Oh, and thanks :)

Todd.Spiker said...

That's a cute commercial... even there, the net cord is kind to Aga! :)

Diane said...

I saw that!