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WTA Diary: Breakthroughs & Comebacks

Catch up on all the WTA news from the past seven days, including Yvonne's breakthrough and Serena's bumper trophy haul.

Published July 22, 2013 12:00

WTA Diary: Breakthroughs & Comebacks
Yvonne Meusburger

Every week there's a lot happening on the WTA - on the court, off the court, by the numbers, even a few tweets... catch up on it all in this week's WTA Diary.

Lost For Words
When chatting to last week, Yvonne Meusburger didn't really come across as the type to get lost for words. However, that's exactly what happened after she picked up her maiden WTA title in Bad Gastein over the weekend.

"Last week I was in the final of Budapest and I came into Bad Gastein with a very good feeling. I think I played well from the first match and I'm so happy to be the champion now. I need a few days to realize this. I'm speechless. It's hard to put my thoughts into words."

Normal Service…
Has been resumed in the world of Serena Williams, who bounced back from her shock fourth round Wimbledon exit to win her seventh title of the season, in Bastad.

Prior Commitments
Despite being busy sliding around a clay court on the other side of the Atlantic, Serena was the star of the show at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, winning the gongs for Best Female Athlete and Best Female Tennis Player.

While Serena was unable to attend, two of her chief rivals, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, were in town. Maria presented the Comeback Athlete of the Year award to NFL player Adrian Peterson, and then popped into a photo booth with the winner and co-presenter Kevin Bacon.

Wish You Were Here
Bastad and Bad Gastein are two of the tour's most picturesque stop offs, as you can see from last week's photo galleries.

Welcome Back
The Diary is the first to admit this news isn't exactly hot off the press, but Martina Hingis is making (another) comeback! The Swiss Miss, who was recently inducted to the International Tennis Hall Of Fame, will play doubles at Carlsbad, New Haven, Toronto, Cincinnati and the US Open.

To whet your appetite for her return, here are just a couple of stats from Martina's mighty impressive doubles résumé.

Get Well Soon
One player that won't be around to see Martina's comeback is Garbiñe Muguruza, who looks likely to miss the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery earlier this month.

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