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WTA Diary: Marion's Need For Speed

Catch up on all the WTA news from the past seven days, including Serena's comeback and Marion hanging out with the two fastest men in history.

Published February 18, 2014 12:11

WTA Diary: Marion's Need For Speed
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.

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.

BJK: The Movie
He's won an Oscar, directed the opening ceremony and now, according to the New York Post's Page Six, Danny Boyle could be helping put together Billie Jean King's biopic.

In Case You Missed It
Here are five things we learned from WTA Live All Access Hour in Rio.

Taste Of Her Own Medicine
Agnieszka Radwanska now knows what her opponents are up against following her encounter with an inspired Simona Halep in Doha

"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.

Peng Shuai, Hsieh Su-Wei

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