Break Points: February 12, 2014

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The ATP has officially released its 2015 schedule, with the grass-court swing expanded by an extra week:

The extended grass-court swing will be comprised of events in Stuttgart, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, London-Queen’s, Halle, and a new 48-draw event in Nottingham (previously held as a 28-draw in Eastbourne). Newport will continue to be held the week after Wimbledon. In addition, Queen’s and Halle will be re-categorised as ATP World Tour 500 events, bringing the grass-court season additional weight in the 52-week Emirates ATP Rankings with a 75 percent increase in points attributed to the surface.

In unrelated news, Tsvetana Pironkova has inquired about playing on the men’s tour.

Yesterday, the eight franchises of World Team Tennis drafted star players, led by Victoria Azarenka, who will be playing WTT for the first time in four years, representing the Philadelphia Freedoms.

World Group and World Group II playoff pairings have been set for the Fed Cup. The US team, which lost to Italy last weekend, will host the Alize Cornet-led French team at home in April.

Someone get Delpo some Dutch beer:

Interviewer: Have you tried our beer?
Delpo: No no i haven’t, anyone have the beer?
Interviewer: Maybe next time we bring it so you can try.

There’s a new Margin of Error podcast, in which Jeff and Amy talk Davis Cup and challenger tennis with JJ of–you guessed it–Challenger Tennis.

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3 Responses

  1. buby
    buby February 12, 2014 at 9:17 pm |

    am i the only one not getting this…?
    In unrelated news, Tsvetana Pironkova has inquired about playing on the men’s tour.

    1. Sara
      Sara February 12, 2014 at 9:42 pm |

      Nope, that link has nothing to do with this unsubstantiated statement. What gives?

      1. Amy
        Amy February 12, 2014 at 9:45 pm |

        It’s a joke — a reference to her great record on grass.

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