WTA Diary: Marion's Need For Speed
Published February 18, 2014 12:11
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.
Getting Back In The Swing Of Things
Serena Williams did not have things all her own way in her first match back since that shock Australian Open exit, fending off two set points in the opener against Ekaterina Makarova before eventually running out a 76(8) 60 winner.
Marion's Manic Month
Marion Bartoli may no longer be on tour, but retirement doesn't seem to have curtailed her globetrotting. A few weeks ago she was in New Jersey for the Super Bowl, then she popped home to help out with WTA Live All Access Hour and now she's in Jamaica playing tennis with Usain Bolt.
In Case You Missed It
Here are five things we learned from WTA Live All Access Hour in Rio.
"She was playing really good tennis," Radwanska said after their semifinal. "Everything was working for her. Some moments she was making unbelievable shots from nowhere and from both sides, and was moving very well. You know, at one point I didn't know what to do to end the point, because she was everywhere."
On The Road To Singapore
Halep went on to lift the title in Doha, sending her careering up the Road To Singapore leaderboard. Meanwhile, in the regular rankings, there were significant moves for three of Asia's finest as Li Na moved to a career-high No.2 in singles, while Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei rose to No.1 and No.2 respectively in doubles.