WTA Diary: Upsets Ahoy
Published May 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.
In the space of less than 24 hours, Li Na and Stan Wawrinka created a piece of history they'll be eager to forget. Their defeats (to Kristina Mladenovic and Guillermo García-López) mean that for the first time in the Open Era both the men's and women's Australian Open champions have failed to clear the first hurdle at Roland Garros.
No Pain, No Gain
Samantha Stosur played her first round match in Paris with some heavy-duty strapping on her left leg after picking up an injury in the gym. It didn't seem to overly bother the Australian, though, who needed less than an hour to see off Monica Puig.
"I had an accident in the gym on Wednesday night and cut my leg pretty bad," she said of the injury, which required five stitches. "I've got a guard on there so that if I hit myself it's not going to hurt so bad.I was doing some box jumps, and I actually don't know how I managed to do it, but I missed it and landed straight on my leg."
The WTA unveiled today that the year-end championships will now be referred to as the WTA Finals.