WTA Insider Courtney Ngyuen | Madison Keys withdraws from Quebec City, Serena Williams opens up about her US Open loss and what is a WTA Rising Star?
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- Madison Keys withdraws: The top seed was forced to withdraw from Québec City on Wednesday due to a left wrist injury. She was replaced by Lucky Loser Nadiia Kichenok

- Sulky Serena: In an interview with USA Today, Serena Williams admits her semifinal loss to Roberta Vinci was a tough one to take.

"I was really, really bummed out," Williams, 33, said of her shocking semifinal loss on Friday to Italy's Roberta Vinci.

"I played the best I can play and she's never played better," Williams told USA TODAY in a sit-down chat before her show Tuesday afternoon. "She just happened to bring her best game and there was nothing I could have done about it that day."

- Build Me Up Buttercup: Via The Associated Press, the loss may have been tough but Serena has the right perspective on what was still an incredible accomplishment.

"We gotta build up each other. We can't be angry."

"I mean, I won four Grand Slam (tournaments) in a row, and got to the semis in another one, and I've done that twice," Williams said. "I mean how many people have done that? So, yeah, it wasn't a loss for me, it was a win and a learning experience. And I tried hard. Unfortunately the girl I played just outplayed me that day, you know ... She probably deserved it. And I am happy for her."

- Happy Heather: Heather Watson sits down with Julie Foudy for espnW.

- Get well, Lucie: Lucie Safarova is in the hospital fighting off a bacterial infection.

- Photo Finish: The Top 100 photos from the US Open via SI.com.

- Ana's Redesign: AnaIvanovic.com has undergone a redesign.

- What's a WTA Rising Star: I've seen a number of questions from fans who are trying to parse out which players qualify as "WTA Rising Stars" and which don't. A WTA Rising Star is a player 23 and under who shows significant promise to be a part of the next generation of WTA superstars and has not yet competed at the WTA Finals. Hopefully that clears it up.