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WTA Diary: Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag

Catch up on all the WTA news from the past seven days, including Maria's birthday, the latest Fed Cup results and Donna's breakthrough.

Published April 22, 2014 12:12

WTA Diary: Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag
Maria Sharapova

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.

Happy Birthday!
It's hard to believe that it's nearly 10 years since a fresh-faced Maria Sharapova announced herself to the world by winning Wimbledon. On Monday, the Russian turned 27 and celebrated, as you do, by assembling a group of close friends and family, dressing them all up in traditional German garb and then sitting on a Porsche.

On Tuesday, it's back to business, though, as she begins her quest for a third consecutive Stuttgart crown, taking on Lucie Safarova in a rematch of their three-set thriller at the same venue 12 months ago.

Under Threat
Maria also faces a battle to hold onto her Top 10 place. With 470 points to defend, she'll need to reach the semifinals in order to retain her spot.

Over The Weekend
Germany and the Czech Republic booked their places in the Fed Cup final in impressive fashion, while Donna Vekic battled back to defeat the high-flying Dominika Cibulkova and win her maiden WTA title.

Snappy Snaps
Catch up on all the best moments from Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane and Ostrava in our photo gallery.

Congrats From Stanford
One of the weekend's other tournament winners took to Twitter to congratulate Vekic.

Money, Money, Money
The WTA fared pretty well in the latest ESPN Magazine Money Issue.

Tune In
This Wednesday will see a bumper edition of WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox, featuring Maria, Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic and Andrea Petkovic, and its not too late for you to be part of it all.

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