Great news

[CR117] Victoria Duval (USA) has announced that she has successfully completed her course of chemotherapy and she is “cancer free”. That is great news for her and her fans. Her enthusiasm and determination to fight for every point are what made her exciting to watch.  We hope to see her back on court competing very shortly.

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2014 season is over

“Everything happens for a reason”, it is my belief as well.  Even though you do not always understand the reason and you can get frustrated when things do not go the way you expect, it happens to teach you a valuable lesson. [24] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) will miss the rest of the 2014 season.  Her…

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Enthusiasm vs. Indifference

Toray Pan Pacific Open, Japan Women’s Semifinal: [CR8] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. [CR10] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) Kerber gives the impression of indifference in her matches, yet you know she wants to win as badly as her opponent.  She is unable to play from a winning platform; her forehand goes astray, her serve becomes predictably attackable,…

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Donfeng Motor Wuhan Open, China [CR222] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) is back on court, playing in the qualifying rounds at the 2014 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open. The flamboyant player has been missing from action since April due to left hip injury.  Her career has been marred by injuries; however, each time she comes back fighting to achieve…

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New additions

[23] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) has been away from the game since July due to left knee injury, which may require surgery. His multi-dimensional and unconventional game will be missed.  We hope to see him back on court soon. [28] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) underwent left foot surgery at the end of June.  We wish him a speedy…

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No title defense

Moselle Open, France [11] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) was knocked out of contention for his title defense by [45] David Goffin (BEL), 1-6, 7-6(5), 7-5. Tsonga looked in control of the match, taking the first set easily.  Goffin was not deterred and has become an unexpected obstacle for many players recently.  He is a fighter who moves very freely…

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