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Five Things We Learned From WTA Live

Rio was the setting for the second WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox of the season, and there were some interesting revelations from Vania and company.

Published February 17, 2014 12:11

Five Things We Learned From WTA Live
Bruno Sassi, Klara Zakopalova and Vania King.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - This week the WTA heads to Brazil for the inaugural Rio Open and also 2014's second helping of WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox.

After a first episode that took in yoga with Maria Sharapova and arias from Roberta Vinci, what did we learn from our second sneak peek behind scenes of the year?

1) Vania King is a woman of many talents
Not only is she a two-time Grand Slam doubles champion, but she can also sing, co-host and deliver passable Portuguese chat-up lines.

2) Teliana the trailblazer
Teliana Pereira has overcome two major surgeries to become the first Brazilian in 23 years to crack the Top 100.

3) Paula Ormaechea is no Lionel Messi
Let's put it this way, Sara Errani's WTA keepy-uppy record is not under threat.

4) Catching up with Maria Bueno
Tennis legend Maria Bueno popped in to talk about how tennis has changed over the years and her (unsuccessful) pep talk with Roger Federer.

5) Pteromerhanophobia
Is also known as the fear of flying (thank you, Wikipedia) and Klara Zakopalova (who gets on an airplane every other week) is a sufferer.

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