Monday, October 28, 2013
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For Being Slow to Name Fed Cup Player
selection mess that resulted in three of Russia’s prospective Fed Cup
final team for this week in Sardinia actually playing in the second tier
WTA Championships or Tournament of Champions in Sofia and a junior line
up eventually picked to face Italy, has been laid squarely at the feet
of veteran captain Shamil Tarpischev.
According to several players who have made
themselves unavailable this week, Tarpischev turned a deaf ear to their
instructions to him that it was highly unlikely they would be up for
selection. Others maintain they simply weren’t asked and had made other
An Exhausted Williams Wins
Williams was forced to battle both new world no.3 Li Na and her own
exhaustion to win a fourth WTA Championships title in Istanbul her
victory was arguably the most heroic and exacting win of her career,
quite possibly demanding of more effort than any of her 17 Grand Slam
singles titles or four Olympic gold medals.
“To end with this trophy after 40 years and after
everything we had the celebration for this year, I don't know if it's
written or what, but it's just really exciting. I haven't had a lot of
time to think about it, but I'm happy. I'm really happy that I was able
to finish it off.”
Bouchard Breaks With Tauziat
Canadian coaching merry-go-round continues, with teenaged WTA talent
Eugenie Bouchard calling time on her relationship with former French
champion Nathalie Tauziat, a period in which the 19-year-old rose to her
current 32nd in the world.
Petkovic Is Getting Old And Wearing Out
the repeated injuries which have continually stalled her once-promising
career, German Andrea Petkovic can still take heart from countryman
Tommy Haas, who went through much of the same and is now tearing up the
courts at age 35.
WTA Honors Azarenka
Women’s Tennis Association announced that World No. 2 Victoria Azarenka
is the recipient of the 2013 Diamond ACES Award for the second
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