WTA Diary: Upsets & Comebacks

Catch up on all the WTA news from the past week, including Kimiko's latest feat, Sam's perfect game and a lot of comebacks.

Published June 13, 2014 12:12

WTA Diary: Upsets & Comebacks
Kimiko Date-Krumm, Daniela Hantuchova

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.

Just A Number
Kimiko Date-Krumm may turn 44 in a few months' time, but she's showing no sign of slowing down. On Thursday - a little over 24 hours after coming from match point down to see off Monica Puig - Date-Krumm rolled back the years to upset reigning Birmingham champion Daniela Hantuchova.

Next - in her fist Premier quarterfinal since 1996! - she faces Casey Dellacqua

Samantha Stosur has long been considered to have one of the best serves on tour, and in Birmingham she proved it.

And The Winner Is…
Earlier this week, the nominees for the WTA's Player, Rising Star and Shot Of The Month awards were unveiled. Find out who won it here, here and here.

Guess Who's Back
Victoria Azarenka has accepted a wildcard for Eastbourne, where she will strike a ball in anger for the first time since the start of March.

Robson's Return
While her persistent wrist injury has ruled her out of playing, Laura Robson will still be at Wimbledon, joining Marion Bartoli, John McEnroe and Tim Henman on the BBC commentary team.

Martina Hingis will make her first competitive appearance at Wimbledon in seven years after receiving a wildcard into the doubles (alongside Vera Zvonareva) at this year's tournament.

Coach Henin
Continuing the comeback theme, Justine Henin has been making noises about trying her hand at coaching.

Rally For Bally
Andy Murray, Martina Navratilova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Petra Kvitova are just a few of the names taking part in Sunday's Rally For Bally. For more information on the exhibitions and how to donate, click here.

No Rest...
For Maria Sharapova who has spent the days following her French Open triumph, watching Queens, setting up a Sugarpova pop-up and being unveiled as the face of Avon's new fragrance.

Over In Miami
Serena Williams has been catching plenty of basketball lately. Last week, she was with Caroline Wozniacki to see Miami Heat win the Eastern Conference and on Thursday she was courtside, alongside a certain Usain Bolt, to watch game four of the finals.

Serena Williams, Usain Bolt

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