June 15th, 2013
Women’s Notes: Sterling field featuring six of the Top 10…Wildcards went to Stosur, Na, and Brits Johanna Konta and Elena Baltacha…Four former Slam champs in the field…Tough starts for (8) Petrova vs. (WC) Stosur, (5) Wozniacki vs. the defending champ Paszek, (7) Ivanovic vs. the crafty Russian Vesnina, and (2) Na vs. Cornet, then either Bartoli or Flavia Pennetta…No. 55-ranked American Christina McHale was the last direct acceptance in the quality field…Pulling from the event were Sara Errani, Yaroslava Shvedova and Sloane Stephens…Former champs in the field are Paszek (2012), Bartoli (2011), Eraterina Makarova (2010), Wozniacki (2009), and Radwanska (2008).
May 29th, 2013
“It’s always tough to say, but I definitely feel like clay is probably not my favorite surface,” said Wozniacki, who added she will now start her Wimbledon preparation. “It hasn’t been the best clay season for me. Obviously I would have liked to play longer and play better, but it wasn’t to be.”
May 28th, 2013
Needing a wildcard to get into the event, the former Top 10er took a 2-0 sets lead on No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych, then held on to defeat the Czech 7-5 in the fifth set.
May 19th, 2013
Third edition of the tournament takes place at the Royal Primerose Tennis Club in Brussels…wildcards went to Brit Elena Baltacha, Belgiuan Alison Van Uytvanck, and the top seed Wozniacki…Pulling from the event were Irina-Camelia Begu, Simona Halep, Kristina Mladenovic, Ayumi Morita and Aggie Radwanska…Radwanska beat Halep in last year’s final…The country that produced recent No. 1s Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin now has no players in the Top 20 and only two in the Top 100…Interesting qualifying field contains former world No. 1 junior Taylor Townsend, Shahar Peer and former US Open sensation Melanie Oudin…Wozniacki (2011) is the lone returning former champ in the field.
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May 14th, 2013
The top seeds rolled on Tuesday in Rome. Six-time champ Rafael Nadal returns on Wednesday.
May 3rd, 2013
Notes: Insane field with two former No. 1s and an additional Slam champ all unseeded…The Top 3 seeds are current or former No. 1s…Tough opening-round matches are (5) Na vs. Tamira Paszek then the winner of Venus and (WC) Medina Garrigues, (3) Azarenka vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (11) Petrova vs. a qualifier then likely Kuznetsova, (16) Ivanovic vs. a qualifier then likely her Serb countrywoman Jankovic, (9) Stosur vs. the clay-savvy Suarez Navarro, and (2) Sharapova vs. a qualifier then likely Peng…No blue clay this year…Former champs in the field are Serena Williams (2012) and Kvitova (2011).
April 11th, 2013
Caroline Wozniacki tried to hit a tee-shot at the Masters today and she plunked it right in the water.
March 31st, 2013
Notes: Interesting start for (2) Bartoli vs. the free-swinging American Vandeweghe…wildcards went to (4) Ivanovic and Mexicans Ximena Hermoso and Ana Sof�a Sanchez…notable pulls from the draw were Victoria Azarenka (right ankle, missed a chunk of cash), Kirsten Flipkens, Aleksandra Wozniak (shoulder), and Vera Zvonareva (shoulder)…Returning former champs in the field are Pavlyuchenkova (2011-10) and Bartoli (2009).
March 24th, 2013
Maimi resident Andy Murray had no trouble with Bernard Tomic on Saturday at the Sony Open. Serena Williams also advanced but sister Venus had to withdraw with a back injury.
March 17th, 2013
Maria Sharapova won her first title of the year capturing the Indian Wells crown Sunday over Caroline Wozniacki.