- Is it time for tennis to change to enhance the fan experience? Some interesting questions and suggestions here from Tom Perrotta for The Wall Street Journal.
- Caroline Wozniacki popped into Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles before making her way up to Stanford for this week's Bank of the West Classic to throw out the first pitch at Sunday's Dodger game. Verdict: Ace.
- Madison Keys is the No.3 American behind Serena and Venus Williams. As she begins her summer hardcourt season this week at Stanford, she's doing her best to manage the pressure on home soil. From Rep-Am.com:
"While there is pressure to be the next great American player, Keys just blocks it out. She doesn't read articles about herself and turns off her Twitter notifications, because 'people will say some really mean things sometimes. There may be great comments about you and people think that you're wonderful, but you don't really remember those. You remember the ones where people are saying mean, hateful things about you.'
'I think it is great that you have so much support behind you, but at the same time, your own expectations and your immediate team's expectations are what drive you,' Keys said."
- Report: Antonio Van Grichen is now coaching Canada's Francoise Abanda.
- Tennis fan @StephintheUS spent last week tweeting photos of her tennis magazine collection and we couldn't help but laugh at this one:
? Steph (@StephintheUS) July 30, 2015
- Davenport still has a sense of humor about it:
- WTA Insider has boots on the ground in Stanford this week, where the pitch perfect weather has everyone in a good mood. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @WTA_insider.
? Carla Suarez Navarro (@CarlaSuarezNava) August 2, 2015