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WTA Diary: Forza Italia

Catch up on all the WTA news for the past seven days, including a bright start for the home nation in Rome and the latest on Serena's injury worries.

Published May 13, 2014 12:12

WTA Diary: Forza Italia
Francesca Schiavone

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.

Forza Italia
It's been a good few days for the home nation in Rome, with wins for Sara Errani, Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone and Camila Giorgi. Schiavone and Giorgi were particularly impressive, tapping into the energy of the Foro Italico crowd to outplay seeds Eugenie Bouchard and Dominika Cibulkova.

Flower Power
No.3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska won't get her Rome challenge underway until Wednesday, and when she does, she'll be wearing this floral number. Off the court, Aga's been glamming up for the new Lexus ad.

Up In The Air
While Maria Sharapova's preparation for the French Open couldn't be going better, the same cannot be said for defending champion Serena Williams. After pulling out prior to her quarterfinal in Madrid because of a thigh strain, the World No.1 is a doubt for this week's Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

'"I'm taking it a day at a time," she said during her pre-tournament press conference. "We'll see as the week goes on. I have the rest of the day off and I'll see how I feel tomorrow. I hit some balls today a little bit so I'm going to see later tonight how it feels."

And while waiting for that troublesome thigh to heal, she paid a visit to the nearby Stadio Olimpico.

Cover Star
Li Na is the latest WTA star to grace the cover of a leading magazine.

Who's The Champ
Rjgib101670, that's who.

Farewell
At the Mutua Madrid Open, the WTA waved a fond farewell to former No.1 Dinara Safina, who officially announced her retirement last week.

‏@Dinarik27
Thank u to all of u my fans!!! I miss u so much and I'll miss u so much!!!! I love u with all my heart and u all staying in my heart!!

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