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— Hannah Wilks (@newballsplease) September 10, 2014
- Hong Kong R32: Sabine Lisicki d. Monica Niculescu, 3-6 7-6(3) 6-1
- Tashkent R16: Lesia Tsurenko d. Irina-Camelia Begu, 3-6 6-1 7-6(3)
- Istanbul CH R16: Jimmy Wang d. Alexander Zverev, 6-4 4-6 6-3
- Seville CH R16: David Vega Hernandez d. Lorenzo Giustino, 7-6(4) 6-7(7) 7-6(4)
News and links:
With the US Open in the books, tennis fans had only one highlight of 2014 to look forward to: the return of Juan Martin del Potro. He was planning a return in Tokyo, but announced today he won’t play again until the European indoor circuit.
I worked hard to be ready to make my comeback in Asia, where I had great results last year, but unfortunately it was not possible. I’m going to miss my fans in Malaysia, Tokyo and Shanghai who always gave me tremendous support. I will keep working hard on my recovery to play the European season at the end of the year.
Stephanie Dubois–at times Canada’s best hope in the pre-Bouchard era–is calling it quits. After losing her first-round match to Julia Goerges in Quebec City this week, the tournament paid what sounds like a lovely tribute (link in French). Dubois peaked back in 2012 at #87 in the world, reaching tour-level quarterfinals on two occasions.
It may also be the end of the line for Nadia Petrova. The Backhand Compliments blog takes a look at the career of the former world #3:
Nadia Petrova wasn’t a fan favorite. She wasn’t a cover girl, or a marketing mogul. She lacked the graceful resilience of a Serena, or the relentless determination of a Maria. She wasn’t a Grand Slam champion or a World No. 1.
But she almost was, so much that it invariably obscures who she is. She is a philanthropist, participating in charitable activities ranging from Habitat for Humanity to starting a Foundation in her own name. She is a daughter, who yearned to meet her parents’ high expectations, who played through pain at last year’s US Open because her mother had already made the arrangements to travel to New York and watch her play.
Tennis on Twitter:
— Marin Cilic (@cilic_marin) September 10, 2014
— Australian Open (@AustralianOpen) September 10, 2014
— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) September 10, 2014