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- Paris final: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova d. Sara Errani, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
- Pattaya City final: Ekaterina Makarova d. Karolina Pliskova, 6-3, 7-6(7)
News and Links:
Roger Federer’s mother Lynette weighed in with some tips on being a tennis parent for The Tennis Space:
A child can start playing tennis from the age of three or four in a playful manner. “Roger started at that age of three because my husband and I spent weekends at the tennis club and he just picked up the racket and loved playing against the wall, at home against the cupboard. Whenever he could we played on court with him. He could play for hours by himself. Later he played with friends on the road with a mini-tennis net and a soft ball.”
Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, plan to get married soon:
On Monday, the No. 2-ranked tennis player and six-time major champion told Ristic during a Serbian television talk show: “Jelena, enjoy it while you can. In a couple of months you will be changing your last name to Djokovic.” Ristic was shown smiling.
Tennis on Twitter:
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 3, 2014
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) February 3, 2014
— Sorana Cirstea (@sorana_cirstea) February 2, 2014