WTA Diary: Domi's Double Whammy
Published March 27, 2014 12:12
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.
On an uncharacteristically blustery Miami afternoon, Dominika Cibulkova overcame 10 breaks, eight double faults and three match points to defeat No.3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Her reward for prevailing in their rollercoaster quarterfinal is another chance to get one over her Australian Open conqueror, Li Na.
By reaching the semis, Cibulkova is guaranteed to make her Top 10 debut.
Cibulkova was not the only one to keep the Miami dream alive by the skin of her teeth. In the doubles, Martina Hingis and Sabine Lisicki saved seven match points before finally booking their spot in the semifinals with a 36 76(7) 107 win over Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova.
Given that they do the bulk of their travel by plane, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has understandably caught the attention of many tennis players, including Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
Money, Money, Money
According to Chinese newspaper Titan Sports, Li Na earned a whopping 124.5 million yuan ($20.1 million) in 2013.
Tweet Of The Week
After earning a reputation as the WTA's three-set queen in 2013 - she went the distance 39 times - Petra Kvitova was glad to knock off early a couple of times in Miami.
Really pleased with my match today. 2 wins in straight sets. What is happening? ;) #SonyOpenTennis