Most improved awards usually go to younger players who make substantial rankings breakthroughs, but in 2011, amongst the veterans, No. 6 Samantha Stosur would get my vote. How she managed to go from having her backhand rated as a
Urzula Radwanska will watch Aga and Caro (sitting back to back) face off.
The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships Istanbul kicks off play on Tuesday with a 5 p.m. start, featuring a Red Group matches between Petra Kvitova and Vera Zvonareva and Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska, followed by a White Group match between Maria Sharapova and Samantha Stosur.
Serena fell to Vera but played tough all the way through.
Serena Williams lost her first match of the year, which came on the heels of her first win of the year, and really, her 3-6 7-6 (5) 7-5 defeat to Vera Zvonareva in the second round of Eastbourne had more positives than negatives, given that she cam close to win despite dripping with rust. However, it may have been the first time that Serena has served for a match on grass and not won it, which means she has plenty of work to do in getting the world
Venus is the best grass court player of her generation
We are just a week away from the start of Wimbledon and thankfully given how few excellent grass court players there on the WTA Tour, Venus Williams showed up in a big way and took a 7-5 5-7 6-3 victory over Andrea Petkovic at Eastbourne. That does not mean that the five-times Wimbledon champ will win another crown, not when she