- You cannot be serious: John McEnroe told Jimmy Kimmel that he believes he could beat Serena Williams.
"I'll just take a deep breath and disappear."
"Every match gets better on balance and I've worked really hard since I've been playing again. The timing, which is just not there, was always so natural and that's what I find most frustrating, simply because it was always something that came to me so easily."
- Victoria Azarenka has never been much for reading, so she's giving audiobooks a try. She's listening to a book by Paolo Coelho this week.
- Courtesy of Serena Williams, here is the perfect response to anyone who keeps trying to pull you into the fray:
"I'm not involved in no drama. My drama days is over. But if you want to spill the tea, I'm ready to hear."
- Simona Halep can rise to No.2 by making the final in Cincinnati this week, but she told WTA Insider she actually has no clue about the scenarios. She just wants to get a few matches in and take it a day at a time. She's still recovering from fatigue.
- Andrea Petkovic was over the moon after finally getting her first win over Camila Giorgi in four attempts, beating the Italian, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the third round in Cincinnati. It was the best she's played so far in the summer hardcourt season.
"I'm so happy I cannot even explain it. The thing that happened to me when I play her, every time I play her I tell myself you have to stay calm, she plays against physics and that's okay. After two games I get totally nuts. She plays amazing. It's so extreme. I just get occupied with watching her and being amazed by how hard and how fast she is and how explosive her muscles are that I forget to play. I get so panicked and so stressed out and that's what happened to me in the last three matches. I didn't just lose, I lost 6-2, 6-0 twice. Today I was able to stay calm throughout the match."
- Petkovic says the knee injury she sustained in her previous match was her fibula pinching a ligament. Relying on pain killers to get through the matches.
- It was a late night in Cincinnati on Wednesday due to a late rain delay, but some players were lucky enough to get their matches done before the storm came.
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- Our thoughts go out to Allie Kiick, who has been forced to step away from tennis after being diagnosed with skin cancer.
It saddens me to say I have to take more time off from tennis. I've been working so hard to heal my second knee injury but I received a ...
heart breaking phone call that I have been diagnosed with the cancer of the skin called melanoma. Unfortunately, I have a very bad strain
and a rare form. Fortunately, we have caught it early and are taking all steps necessary to make sure it goes no further then it can.
It's been an extremely rough year and a half for me, but I look forward to finally overcoming everything and getting back to doing what
I love. I know God has something good in store for me and am keeping very high spirits. Thank you all for the support as always ?. Much love