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WTA Diary: Exos, Awards & UFC

Catch up on all the WTA news from the past seven days, including Serena and Vika's pre-season date, Vania's UFC experience and yet more awards.

Published December 03, 2013 12:01

WTA Diary: Exos, Awards & UFC
Venus and Serena Williams

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.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
Before playing an exhibition in Buenos Aires last week, Serena Williams discussed the impact she and older sister Venus have had on the game.

"We changed tennis," Serena said. "We brought passion and fashion, wearing extravagant clothes. And also style, power as a new skin color as we are African-Americans. We improved tennis.

"I think that totally changed the dynamic of the game. I remember in particular Venus started wearing all these amazing outfits and I was so influenced by that. I definitely think we had a huge impact on tennis in that way. As well, of course, bringing such power into tennis, and bringing a new color."

Serena Vs Vika
The new season may still be a month away but Serena is already getting ready to resume her rivalry with Victoria Azarenka. Later this month, the WTA's top two players will meet in an exhibition in Thailand.

Tweets Of The Week: Thanksgiving Special
Here is what the WTA was up to in Thanksgiving week.

Awards Season: Part II
Ashleigh Barty, Pam Whytcross and Stacey Allaster are the latest members of the WTA family to pick up awards in the off-season.

Doubles Spotlight
A few weeks ago, we looked back at the 2013 season in singles. Now it's doubles' turn.

One To Watch
German tennis is currently flying high and in Dinah Pfizenmaier the country could have another star on its hands.

Coaching Corner
Following on from last week's raft of coaching changes, Daniela Hantuchova has announced she will be teaming up with Ricardo Sanchez in 2014.

In The Octagon
Ever wondered how mixed martial arts and tennis compare? Well, wonder no longer.

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